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Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today Premium Member Content

Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today
Restorative dentistry has changed in recent years. New materials and techniques allow the execution of partial restorations, direct and indirect, with metal-free techniques and started a true partnership between this discipline and prosthodontics. A good esthetic and functional rehabilitation starts from the proper clinical evaluation of the patient and of his problems, planning all the clinical and laboratory procedures in order to reduce the possibility of performing a subpar restoration. The use of high magnification in the right steps can improve our clinical result and optimize the session with the patient. The goal is to achieve the right balance between biology, esthetic and function by applying a minimally invasive approach.

Presented By:: Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Technical Diagnostics and Esthetic Team Approach Premium Member Content

Technical Diagnostics and Esthetic Team Approach
Great improvements have been made in the field of esthetic restorations in the last few years. This evolution derives not only from esthetic requirements of the patient, but also from a good relationship between the dentist and the technician. The objective of this topic is to provide valuable information to support the prosthodontic team in the treatment of the various clinical cases. Detailed analysis of the most significant clinical and technical procedures will be described, beginning with the clinical diagnosis and subsequent diagnostic wax up, then progressing to the correct use of the provisional restorations,which are fundamental in the conditioning and correct development of the soft tissues, as well as in the achievement of the functional and esthetic objectives.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Romeo, MDT, CDT
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Periodontal-Prosthesis in Modern Dentistry – Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Periodontal-Prosthesis in Modern Dentistry – Part 2 of 2
Clinicians must be aware of patient expectations when planning dental treatment. When full mouth reconstruction is planned, it is very important to satisfy such expectations in order to provide successful treatment. Patients are often concerned about the cost and duration of treatment, and the pain, esthetics, comfort, and function after treatment. However, we cannot assure longevity unless the treatment has a scientific basis.

Presented By:: Yoshihiro Kida, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
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Ceramic Material Selection for Tooth and Implant Supported Restorations: A Clinical Approach Premium Member Content

Ceramic Material Selection for Tooth and Implant Supported Restorations: A Clinical Approach
This presentation will review currently available ceramic materials and discuss the clinical parameters and thought process used to chose a particular material for anterior and posterior tooth and implant supported restorations.

Presented By:: Steven H. Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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CAD/CAM Solutions for Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Rehabilitation of Extended Erosive Lesions

CAD/CAM Solutions for Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Rehabilitation of Extended Erosive Lesions
Dental erosion is a global health problem that can lead to significant functional and esthetic impairments of the affected patients. Treatment of sever cases with augmented loss of the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) represents a challenge for both the dental team and the patient. CAD/CAM technology was used in the presented case to analyze the inter-occlusal space. The case report documents a practical, digital approach and discusses the advantages related to treatment time, ease of treatment, and predictability.

Author(s): Petra C. Guess Gierthmuehlen, DDS; Enrico Steger, MDT
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Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials

Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials
The indications for and composition of today’s dental ceramic materials serve as the basis for determining the appropriate class of ceramics to use for a given case. By understanding the classifications, composition, and characteristics of the latest all-ceramic materials, which are presented in this article in order of most to least conservative, dentists and laboratory technicians can best determine the ideal material for a given treatment.

Author(s): Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC;Johan Figueira, DDS
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Retrospective Analysis of 26 Complete-Arch Implant-Supported Monolithic Zirconia Prostheses with Feldspathic Porcelain Veneering Limited to the Facial Surface

Retrospective Analysis of 26 Complete-Arch Implant-Supported Monolithic Zirconia Prostheses with Feldspathic Porcelain Veneering Limited to the Facial Surface
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical performances of 26 implant-supported, complete-arch, monolithic zirconia restorations with facial feldspathic porcelain veneers for the rehabilitation of completely edentulous patients. Eighteen patients were treated with a total of 26 complete-arch fixed prostheses. The mean follow-up time was 20.9 months. In total, 154 implants were placed supporting 309 retainers and pontics. The results of this retrospective evaluation showed that monolithic zirconia restorations with facial porcelain veneer provided satisfactory clinical performance and suggest that these rehabilitations are a viable treatment option for completely edentulous patients.

Author(s): Pietro Venezia, MD, DDS; Ferruccio Torsello, DDS, PhD; Raffaele Cavalcanti, DDS, PhD; and Salvatore D’Amato, MD, DDS
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The "Hybrid Abutment": A New Design for Implant Cemented Restorations in the Esthetic Zones

The "Hybrid Abutment": A New Design for Implant Cemented Restorations in the Esthetic Zones
Cemented implant restorations are widely used by many dentists. The traditional abutment design resembles a natural tooth prepared for a crown with a similar taper and a chamfer finish line. A frequent complication associated with implant restorations in the esthetic zones is the recession of buccal gingiva over time. Abutment morphology, among several other prosthetic factors, may play an important role in the stability of gingival margin in esthetically sensitive areas, but this has never been thoroughly analyzed. With many considerations in mind and recent techniques released, this article proposes the "hybrid abutment: design (HAD), a new design that includes a combination of the two types of features - a feather edge on the buccal side, and a chamfer finish line on the lingual side. This article also presents a rationale for the use of different abutment designs for different situations.

Author(s): Roberto Cocchetto, MD, DDS; Luigi Canuello, DDS
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Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today Premium Member Content

Microscopic Dentistry; Practical Use in Restorative Dentistry Today
Restorative dentistry has changed in recent years. New materials and techniques allow the execution of partial restorations, direct and indirect, with metal-free techniques and started a true partnership between this discipline and prosthodontics. A good esthetic and functional rehabilitation starts from the proper clinical evaluation of the patient and of his problems, planning all the clinical and laboratory procedures in order to reduce the possibility of performing a subpar restoration. The use of high magnification in the right steps can improve our clinical result and optimize the session with the patient. The goal is to achieve the right balance between biology, esthetic and function by applying a minimally invasive approach.

Presented By:: Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Color in Esthetics: The Science Behind Beauty Premium Member Content

Color in Esthetics: The Science Behind Beauty
This presentation will be very different from programs in color matching, communication and reproduction of natural teeth that you may have attended in the past. The didactic part will emphasize the nature, principles and fundamentals of color, and tools that are essential to master a plan for successful color matching in both office and dental laboratory, together with step-by-step instructions. Examples and practical suggestions will be provided, including the latest changes recommended by the presenter. Dental Color Matcher, a color education and training program for esthetic dentistry authored by the presenter and used by dental professionals and students in 100+ countries, will be demonstrated.

Presented By:: Rade D Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Ceramic Material Selection for Tooth and Implant Supported Restorations; A Clinical Approach Premium Member Content

Ceramic Material Selection for Tooth and Implant Supported Restorations; A Clinical Approach
This presentation will review currently available ceramic materials and discuss the clinical parameters and thought process used to chose a particular material for anterior and posterior tooth and implant supported restorations.

Presented By:: Steven H. Goldstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment Premium Member Content

Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment
Smile enhancement therapy has become an important facet of the everyday aesthetic practice. Aesthetic evaluation utilizing facial aesthetic design to diagnose tooth position demands effective communication between the periodontal-restorative team. This presentation will review innovative sequencing techniques for interdisciplinary cases which require aesthetic crown lengthening for the treatment of excessive gingival display, and for gingival augmentation for root coverage, and the correction of poor gingival quality. Immediate implant placement with immediate non–loaded provisional fabrication will also be reviewed.

Presented By:: Michael A. Apa, DDS, PC;Brian Chadroff, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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