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Matricing Solutions: Mastering Adhesive Dentistry - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Matricing Solutions: Mastering Adhesive Dentistry - Part 1 of 2
This lecture will provide all what you need and what is necessary to master matrix selection in the daily practice. This lecture is consisting of two informative parts. In this first part, we will focus on the importance of achieving protective matricing and pre-wedging in different restorative procedures. We will also tackle how to master anterior matricing in different clinical situations to reproduce the natural anatomy of the affected teeth.

Presented By:: Ahmed Tarek Farouk, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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All-in-one Rubber Dam Isolation Technique Premium Member Content

All-in-one Rubber Dam Isolation Technique
This video is demonstrating how to achieve proper rubber dam isolation using the all in one approach using wingless clamp. In this technique, the rubber dam frame, sheet and wingless clamp are applied all together in one step in a very simple way. the aim of this video is to show how we can make rubber dam application using wingless clamp a simple solution.

Presented By:: Ahmed Tarek Farouk, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Ultraconservative Approach with Porcelain Veneers Premium Member Content

Ultraconservative Approach with Porcelain Veneers
Achieving excellence with porcelain veneers and being ultraconservative with your preparation at the same time is very challenging. Digital Dentistry has definitely changed the way we plan, design, and fabricate veneers and the digital workflow is considered the easiest and most popular way of changing smiles nowadays. However, in cases where high esthetics is required with minimal preparation, layered feldspathic porcelain is still the material of choice and offers the most natural result. This presentation describes the protocol - from planning to delivery - when using these delicate restorations from both Dentist’s and Ceramist’s point of view.

Presented By:: Maria Paula Paranhos, DDS, MSc;Sean Park, MDC, DTG
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Resin Composite Madness: Solutions for Daily Practice Premium Member Content

Resin Composite Madness: Solutions for Daily Practice
Dental esthetics and minimal invasiveness have become increasingly important during the last decade when considering diagnosis and treatment planning. Nowadays, Composite resins occupy a paramount position among restorative materials because they offer excellent aesthetic potential and acceptable longevity with a much lower cost than equivalent ceramic restorations for the treatment of both anterior and posterior teeth. In addition, composite restorations allow for minimally invasive preparations or no preparation at all when assuming the replacement of decayed or missing tissue becoming a popular alternative to the more traumatizing prosthetic restorations.

Presented By:: Ahmed Tarek Farouk, DDS
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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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Fatigue Resistance and Crack Propensity of Novel "Super-Closed" Sandwich Composite Resin Restorations in Large MOD Defects

Fatigue Resistance and Crack Propensity of Novel "Super-Closed" Sandwich Composite Resin Restorations in Large MOD Defects
To asses the influence of conventional glass ionomer cement (GIC) vs resin-modified GIC (RMGIC) as a base material for novel, super-closed sandwich restorations (SCSR) and its effect on shrinkage-induced crack propensity and in vitro accelerated fatigue resistance. A standard MOD slot-type tooth preparation was applied to 30 extracted maxillary molars. A modified sandwich restoration was used, in which the enamel/dentin bonding agent was applied first, followed by a Ketac Molar or Fuji II LC base, leaving 2mm for composite resin material. Shrinkage induced enamel cracks were tracked with photography and transillumination. Samples were loaded until fracture or to a maximum of 185,000 cycles under isometric chewing, starting with a load of 200 N and gradually up to a maximum of 30,000 each...

Author(s): Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD; Silvana Silva, DMD, PhD; Mauro de Andrada, DMD, PhD; Hamilton Maia, DMD, PhD
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Contemporary Options for Restoration of Anterior Teeth with Composite

Contemporary Options for Restoration of Anterior Teeth with Composite
The present article gives an overview of modern adhesive restoration in the anterior area, in view of the fact that modern dental therapy should be as minimally invasive as possible. Illustrated with multiple cases, the article shows possible prospective fields of indication.

Author(s): Eva Wirsching, Dr med dent
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Visagism: The Art of Dental Composition

Visagism: The Art of Dental Composition
The aim of this article is to present a novel concept: Visagism. The Visagism concept helps dental clinicians provide restorations that account not only for esthetics, but also for the psychosocial features of the created image, which affect patients’ emotions, sense of identity, behavior, and self-esteem. These factors, in turn, affect how observers react to patients following treatment.

Author(s): Marcelo Calamita, DDS, MS, PhD;Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT;Braulio Paolucci, DDS; Galip Gürel, DDS, MS; Adriano Shayder, CDT; Philip Hallawell
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Mastering Anterior Tooth Fracture with Contemporary Composites: The i3D Layering Technique Premium Member Content

Mastering Anterior Tooth Fracture with Contemporary Composites: The i3D Layering Technique
The aim of this presentation is to present an individual three-dimensional layering technique with contemporary composites. This novel procedure is indicated in moderate to extensive crown fractures and is considered predictable after eliminating the parameter of thickness while layering restorative materials.

Presented By:: Yiannis P. Brokos, DDS, MSc, Clinical Specialty in Operative Dentistry
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Crown Lengthening & Esthetic Upgrades Using M.Vision Digital Workflow Premium Member Content

Crown Lengthening & Esthetic Upgrades Using M.Vision Digital Workflow
During last 10 years dentistry changed a lot. Practices around the world implement digital technologies in everyday practice. Modern digital approach in M.Vision clinic during smile makeover will be demonstrated step y step. You will see 3D planning stage, crown lengthening procedure, transfer of mock-up, preparation with microscope, intra oral scanning procedures, lab steps, isolation and bonding procedures. Also we will raise a discussion of new technologies (scanners, milling machines, 3D printers) possibilities.

Presented By:: Nazariy Mykhaylyuk, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice Premium Member Content

Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice
In this presentation, Drs. Conti and Rossi share their experiences in treating challenging cases from a comprehensive multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis will be placed as to when and how the restorative dentist enhances overall periodontal and esthetic therapy.

Presented By:: Roberto Rossi, DDS;Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations Premium Member Content

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. 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. It is very important to have a synergy between the clinician, the dental technician and the patient and to make the right use of the protocols and a flow chart to address all patient needs. 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 Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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