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Following a simpler path from prep to crown

February 11, 2018

Indirect restorative procedures can be time-consuming and complicated: many different processes from impression taking to cementation are carried out in the dental office, and in each of them, different strategies may lead to success. However, some of the available materials and techniques will involve a lot of effort, while others enable users to proceed quickly and simplify the complete procedure. A simplified workflow from prep to crown that really makes life easier for the dental practitioner is described below.

Drilling treatment using the new MTA Repair HP. Clinical Case Report

January 26, 2018

Female patient, 47 years old, presented with a clinical picture of extensive iatrogenic perforation of the furcation region of the dental element 36 (Figs. 1 and 2), associated with radiographic bone loss, vestibular fistula and pain on palpation. The patient reported history of having been previously subjected to an urgent intervention in this tooth by other professional, as it presented acute pain characteristic of pulpitis.

New materials for a classic indication

January 25, 2018

Cementation of all-ceramic restorations using Variolink Esthetic.

A combined digital orthodontic and restorative approach

January 23, 2018

Traditionally cosmetic dentistry was a term associated with the placement of crowns and veneers in the aesthetic zone, with many dentists adopting an aggressive preparation approach in order to facilitate the placement.

Class II DO on Second Bicuspid. Case Study

January 13, 2018

D rings are the real topic of Garrison’s systems. The “v” shape of a ring that fits in the interproximal area allows a good fit between the cavity margins and the matrix in the buccal and palatal walls.

For age-appropriate esthetics: Natural effects with VITA VM materials

December 1, 2017

It becomes especially challenging for dental technicians to produce natural, age-appropriate reconstructions in the visible area of the mouth for older people. It is recommended to establish a very planned procedure based on the characteristics of the natural teeth for the individualization and characterization of such a restoration.

Removal of leaking amalgam restorations and placement of ceramic CAD/CAM inlays in one-hour

November 18, 2017

With the information now available to the general public through internet access, many patients often come to visit a dentist already armed with some facts they have researched. This also fuels the attitude of, “l'm too busy to keep coming to see the dentist- I need it all done in one visit."

Upper Arch Alignment with the ClearSmile Inman Aligner

November 18, 2017

In this case, the patient contacted the clinic because she was both unhappy with her upper anterior teeth and worried about the increasing crowding. At this time, she did not feel that crowding in the lower arch was a problem.

Root canal repair with the MTA sandwich technology

November 14, 2017

A clinical case that explains the technique step by step

Peri-implantitis: from the diagnosis to the treatment

October 27, 2017

Peri-implant disease diagnosis is as fundamental as controversial. Although the progress made during the last decades, it’s still hard to find univocal definitions and unambiguous diagnostic criteria.8,14,30

Long-Term Clinical Success with the Neoss Implant System: A Case Report

July 13, 2017

In this article Dr. Thomas Zumstein presents a Neoss implant case that has been in function for more than 11 years. The case shows that long-term success and stable bone levels can be achieved in a predictable way with a high level of simplicity using the Neoss implant system.

Surgical management of peri-implantitis

June 9, 2017

Specialist Periodontist, Dr Jeremy Vo, explains how he has embraced AIR-FLOW® technology in the management of Peri-Implantitis

Plaque, Sugar, Diabetes and Smoking – Reassessing Risk Factors

January 14, 2017

Most dentists base their practice on an understanding of various risk factors thought to contribute to the common Dental Diseases. We have been taught that Dental Plaque (Biofilm) is universal in the development of caries and periodontal diseases, the former requiring the added ingredient of frequent sugar exposure and the latter, if it is to progress to significant bone loss, needing the presence of one or more of compounding factors such as Genetic Susceptibility, Smoking and Diabetes.

Guided Biofilm Therapy: A New Concept for Prophylaxis Professionals

January 13, 2017

Guided Biofilm Therapy provides a two stages clinical protocol that is able to ensure complete cleaning of teeth while preserving tooth substance.

Full-Arch Implant-Retained-Restoration. Fixed or Removable?

November 9, 2016

Dental implants as abutments for full-arch restorations are a widely accepted treatment modality. However, when scheduling the use of a fixed or removable implant-supported full-arch restoration, many factors should be considered. Due to the possible need for additional surgical steps to enhance the esthetics surrounding fixed restorations, removable implant-supported dentures, often are a preferable alternative.

Early Childhood Caries: A Continuing Epidemic Oral Health Problem in the United Arab Emirates

September 20, 2016

Caries or dental decay in children has been known to exist for many centuries . Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is a chronic, transmissible infectious disease affecting the primary (milk) teeth. It is defined as the presence of one or more decayed, filled or missing tooth surfaces in any primary tooth in a child 71 months of age or younger . It can result in considerable suffering, pain, reduction of quality of life of affected children and disfigurement and frequently can compromise their future dentition. The etiology of the condition is a combination of frequent consumption of fermentable carbohydrates as liquids, especially at night, with on-demand breast- or bottle-feeding, oral colonization by cariogenic bacteria (especially mutans streptococci) and poor oral hygiene .

Avulsion in Paediatric Dentistry: Management of a Double Dental Emergency in a Child

May 17, 2016

General dental practitioners and paediatric dentists face real dental emergencies that effect children, especially dental trauma. Avulsion is considered, in terms of severity, the worst of all dento-alveolar injuries. This is when the tooth is completely displaced out of its socket and the socket is found empty or filled with a blood coagulum. We report a case that describes the management of an avulsed maxillary central incisor (21) in a fit and healthy 8-year-old boy, accompanied by a lower lip laceration. The management of 21 took place up over a period of 12 months.

Clinical Management Approach of Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation. A case report.

January 7, 2016

Molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) is a relatively common dental defect that appears in first permanent molars and incisors and varies in clinical severity. The specific etiological factors remain unclear. Inappropriate diagnosis can result in mismanagement of the condition and results in early loss of first permanent molars (FPM) in particular. Therefore, the early identification of such condition will allow early intervention including monitoring and preventive interventions that might help in remineralisation of the hypomineralised tooth structure. These preventive measures can be instituted as soon as affected surfaces are accessible.

The “All Hall” case: Maximum capacity use of the Hall technique in a single child patient

December 12, 2015

Managing the carious primary molar in children using the “Hall Technique” is a controversial but acceptable novel method. Restoring all eight carious primary molars in a single child by using this technique, however, has not been reported by those who advocate its use. We report a case in which the Hall technique was employed to maximum capacity, out with normal practice, to restore all Es and Ds in a three year old child (hence the name All Hall).

“One miracle at a time” – an implant case report

October 24, 2015

Implant dentistry has evolved dramatically in the 50 years since Branemark’s first patient was treated. The combination of improved micro-roughened implant surfaces and tapered implants offers both enhanced initial primary stability and more rapid osseointegration. This has led to successful treatment of many patients in an accelerated protocol, often offering early or even immediate restoration of the implants.

An Unerupted Maxillary Permanent Central Incisor and its Multi-Faceted Management

July 25, 2015

Monitoring the developing dentition is part and parcel of a general dental practitioner’s (GDP) routine and this relies on the basic knowledge of tooth exfoliation and eruption times.

Face asymmetries in children and adolescents

April 14, 2015

Perfect bilateral body symmetry is more of a theoretic concept that seldom exists in living organisms. However, pronounced and recognizable face asymmetries do exist and can have serious esthetic, functional and psychological implications.

The Hall Technique: The novel method in restoring the carious primary molar

February 6, 2015

Primary molar dental caries in childhood is a disease of epidemic proportions that affects all modern societies. Despite a World Health Organization (WHO) pledge in 1981 to render 50% of 5-6 year old children caries free by 2000 (1), many developing countries remained off target to date.

Porcelain Laminate Veneers – Avoiding Complications

November 22, 2014

Dental Veneering is the process of covering the facial surfaces of teeth by using various types of dental materials. Most commonly used are porcelain veneers which are thin shells of porcelain that are shaped like the outer layer of the teeth and are used to cover the teeth, aiming to enhance their appearance.

Management of Intracanal Separated Instruments

October 3, 2014

Occasionally during nonsurgical root canal therapy, an instrument will separate in a canal system, hindering cleaning and shaping procedures and blocking access to the canal terminus.

Management Of Ectopically Erupted First Permanent Molars

August 5, 2014

Ectopic eruption of the first permanent molar occurs due to the abnormal mesioangular eruption path of the molar resulting in an impaction at the distal prominence of the primary second molar’s crown. It can be suspected if asymmetric eruption is observed or if the mesial marginal ridge is noted to be under the distal prominence of the second primary molar. Ectopic eruption can be diagnosed from bitewings or panoramic radiographs, Fig 1, 2. The prevalence of this condition is reported to be up to 0.75%1. The ectopic eruption is more common in cleft lip and palate patients1.

Periodontitis, Diabetes and Smoking

March 18, 2014

Periodontal diseases have, for a half of a century, been known to be initiated by the accumulation of bacterial plaque (R). It has however been increasingly apparent in recent years that other intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors influence the progression of periodontitis. Of these the most important are Diabetes and Smoking.


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