3-D Smile Designing with a Functional Touch: The Dental GPS Way
In this esthetic driven era, the responsibility of delivering something that is functionally and esthetically acceptable is of utmost importance.
Today , we have something called Dental GPS which is a software that is available both in a clinician version and lab version. It is not only able to help us with the simulation of the proposed results in less than 5 minutes but also able to help us print the diagnostic M lines to help us mount the casts (using a digital facebow) for 2D wax ups and / or 3D virtual wax ups for 3D printed models.
This presentation will highlight the usage, simplicity and precision of planning and execution using the 3D smile design software.
Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective - Part 2 of 2
Anterior zone represents a clinical challenge in dentofacial esthetics. This presentation is unique since we will illustrate multidisciplinary treatment for the anterior zone from A to Z. Through the perspective of a Master Dental Ceramist & Restorative Dentist combined with the input of the Orthodontist we will illustrate with clinical cases the management of anterior esthetic challenges.
Bonding and Cementing Zirconia Restorations: Current Clinical and Scientific Information
Zirconia continues to play a significant role in modern restorative dentistry. From Implants to abutments all the way to frameworks and monolithic crowns. How we manage the process of bonding and cementing these restorations is extremely important to their long term retention and success. This presentation highlights the different approaches available today and specifically defines protocols with clinically relevant research.
The Role of Digital Technology in Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry
In this lecture, Team Atlanta will outline the various critical elements and diagnostic tools, especially CBCT, required to properly design successful treatment in complex esthetic and implant therapy. In addition, surgical, prosthetic, 3-D and CAD/CAM therapeutic solutions to everyday clinical challenges and the efficient sequencing of their application will be highlighted as well.
Demystify The Gingival Restorative Interface in Oral Rehabilitation
Pink esthetic therapy often can encompass single and multiple tooth loss clinical scenarios. The decision-making process of when and how to use interdisciplinary therapy to address a failing single tooth as well as loss of attachment around teeth adjacent to the natural dentition, an implant, or an edentulous ridge can be daunting. A presentation of existing pink determinants that define esthetic outcomes will be outlined in addition to the use of single tooth implants, orthodontic extrusion, and pink ceramics in therapy.
Preventing Subgingival Margins by Implementing Supra-gingival Dentistry Protocol
Restorative margins ending subgingival are considered “normal” and out of the control of the restorative dentist, but in reality subgingival margins are mostly avoidable and preventable! We have the technique and materials to be able to consider all of the above part of the history of dentistry.
The Single Anterior Crown and Minimalistic Veneers
Still in 2013 the single anterior tooth and minimal and no-preparation veneers remain a challenge for both dentist and ceramist. There are many clinical and laboratory variables that need to be planned and dealt with to be successful esthetically, biologically and mechanically. This presentation will cover the clinical and laboratory techniques for the single anterior restoration and minimalistic veneering of anterior natural teeth (called the “Mini”).
Evidence-based recommendations for the use of dental adhesives
Dentists often rely on extrapolation from laboratory to clinical findings to predict the clinical behavior of dental adhesives. This lecture will give an overview of current adhesion strategies, respective advantages and disadvantages, and recommendations to optimize the application of recent universal adhesives. An evidence-based approach will highlight the myths and facts related to the interpretation of data from systematic reviews of clinical studies and a few laboratory studies.
The Biomimetic Approach to Saving Teeth: Minimally Invasive Restorations and Periodontal Surgery
Stress reduced composite restorations now play a significant role in minimally invasive restorative dentistry. When combined with micro-periodontal surgical grafting techniques to alter gingival levels these procedures save teeth and warrant further consideration in our daily treatment. Our ability to minimize tooth reduction during tooth preparation and still maintain a strength of material and of bonding on previously exposed root surfaces as well as endodontically treated teeth is the future of a truly biomimetic approach.
This presentation highlights this biomimetic approach to treatment and showcases the clinicians ability to provide long term management of both function and esthetics. It should open our eyes to the potential of maintaining the dentition of our patients rather than crown or implant replacement.
Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth
Predictable and repeatable results can be achieved through materials and clinical practices that, on one hand, preserve the original structure of the compromised tooth and, on the other hand, involve a very low biologic price. New technologies for the enamel-dentin adhesion and the continuous evolution of more sophisticated esthetic materials (composite resins and porcelains) allow the effective reaching of verifiable and predictable results. Technologies and materials have to follow an operative approach that strictly involves operative steps which have been carefully codified referring to the materials typology used from time to time.
Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations
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.
At-Home Bleaching: A 25-Year Retrospective
The concept of at-home bleaching self-administered by the patient and supervised by the dentist became widely known in the profession about 25 years. At the time, little was known about bleaching except that application of a peroxide-based gel to the teeth could substantially lighten them in 4-6 weeks. Since then, a large volume of laboratory and clinical research have greatly expanded and enhanced our understanding of the process. This presentation provides a brief summary of what we have learned over the last 25 years, including how bleaching works and how long it lasts, safety issues, side effects such as tooth sensitivity, effects on teeth and materials, extended uses for bleaching, and over-the-counter options.
Single Dark Teeth Bleaching, Externally and Internally
Single dark teeth have some new bleaching options and materials, and the treatment options vary whether vital or non-vital. Restorative indications for anterior endodontically-treated teeth have changed, prompting a new interest in bleaching, with new techniques needed for maximum esthetics. Esthetic evaluations, bonding insights, and special tray fabrication designs will be explained, as well as when combination techniques are best utilized.
The State of The Art in Whitening
In this presentation we will look at what we know today about the science of tooth whitening and how to incorporate the different approaches successfully into our practices.
The State of The Art in Whitening - Part 2 of 2
In this webinar we will look at what we know today about the science of tooth whitening and how to incorporate the different approaches successfully into our practices.
Breaking the Bruxism Habit - Treatment Options & Solutions
Bruxism and clenching have become an epidemic, with studies finding between 80-90% of the population effected. According to the Mayo Clinic, Bruxism is not just an abrasion problem, but a disease that more likely leads to snoring and apnea, and headaches and jaw disorders. The source of Bruxism is a mystery and may vary greatly from one patient to the next. Treatment also varies significantly. Today, through the help of scientific studies, diagnostic and patient education tools, treatments and appliances, Bruxism can be addressed, controlled, and even ended for many patients. Join Dr. John Kline, a practicing dentist of 40 years who has spent much of his career studying, teaching, and treating patients with TMD, TMJ, and Bruxism as he discusses the enigma and treatment of Bruxism.
RUBBERDAMology: Tips and Tricks With Isolation
It is well known that all dental work must be under full control by operator. We always try to do our best during root canal treatment, or placing composite restorations, or luting bonded ceramic constructions. We pay a lot of attention to details and procedures, learn all new aspects of operative dentistry, follow all steps and protocols but… some time do waist our invaluable time due to challenging with moisture – saliva, bleeding, tongue, chicks, lips that are often on our way to reach the goal. And this competition is always more stressful then other most important components. Fortunately we have got great assistant for this “dirty” job that gives us stress-free conditions of working, saves our time and health and gives best ergonomics. It is rubberdam. During our lecture we will open all secrets how to use this most helpful system in operative dentistry controlling our main task – treatment.
Turning Esthetic Failure into Esthetic Success
This presentation is about a patient who is unhappy with the esthetic result of her anterior restorations although functionally they are acceptable. Dr. Goldstein begins with the patient interview and proceeds to improve the patient's smile via step by step cosmetic re-contouring of the previous dentist's ceramic restorations.
Perfecting the Smile of a Cosmetically Conscious Teenager
This video shows the necessity of crown raising in a teen conscious of her smile…Conservative cosmetic contouring, Microabrasion, and bonding were also done to improve the smile.
Minor Cosmetic Contouring to Motivate Patient to Accept Ideal Treatment
Slight esthetic improvement through cosmetic contouring helps to motivate ideal treatment.
Conservative Treatment for Tooth Wear
Predicting tooth wear should begin with the hygienist and hopefully end when necessary with conservative treatment by the dentist.