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Edentulism: Implant prosthesis therapies designed to optimize function, esthetics May 25, 2016 | Implantology USA

Edentulism: Implant prosthesis therapies designed to optimize function, esthetics

The total edentulism is a serious handicap that in Italy still affects almost 25 percent of the population age 65 and older. The loss of teeth leads to a severe impairment of quality of life, not only with regard to the ability to chew, but also because of impact on social life and psychological health. A prosthesis for edentulous patients improves chewing efficiency and quality of life.

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Testing toothpastes, toothbrushes May 12, 2016 | Dental Hygiene USA

Testing toothpastes, toothbrushes

Designing toothpastes and toothbrushes is a time-consuming process involving the production and testing of numerous samples. Using a new type of simulation, various parameters such as bristle shape and abrasive particle size can be modified with just a click. This enables manufacturers to improve the quality of new dental care products and bring them to market more quickly.

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Esthetics with implants: Platform switching May 9, 2016 | General Dentistry USA

Esthetics with implants: Platform switching

Platform switching is a means of achieving better esthetics and more predictable function by using a healing abutment that is narrower than the width of the platform of a root-form endosseous implant. The technique promotes a more predictable regenerative healing at the neck of the inserted implant.

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Feline dental implants: New paradigm shift in maxillary cuspid extraction treatment planning Mar 7, 2016 | Overview USA

Feline dental implants: New paradigm shift in maxillary cuspid extraction treatment planning

Felines (cats) are by nature carnivores and, as such, their diet reflects that. It is accepted that diet affects health, and ability to eat (or lack thereof) can have negative effects on the diet, and thus, general health. Implants have become an option for replacement of lost canines in these animals.

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Implant uncovery with the Picasso diode laser Mar 4, 2016 | Implantology USA

Implant uncovery with the Picasso diode laser

Dental implants are placed either utilizing a one-stage approach (healing abutment placed at implant placement) or a two-stage approach (implant is covered by soft tissue at time of placement) and modification of the soft tissue to expose the implant fully may be required. When the prosthetic phase is initiated, soft tissue is either removed to uncover the implants or reshaped at gingival margin for better esthetics, which can be accomplished by several methods.

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Great implant solution: Full-arch fixed monolithic zirconia Feb 17, 2016 | Implantology USA

Great implant solution: Full-arch fixed monolithic zirconia

Dental Tribune interviewed Dr. Paresh B. Patel, one of the featured speakers at the ICOI Winter Implant Symposium, which took place Feb. 12-14 at the Trump National Doral in Miami. A clinical instructor at the Reconstructive Dentistry Institute, Patel has published numerous articles in leading dental journals, is a lecturer and clinical consultant on dental implants and prosthetics for various companies, and maintains private practices in Lenoir and Mooresville, N.C.

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Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming Jan 26, 2016 | Endodontics USA

Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming

A patient asked for the option to save her teeth that were scheduled for extraction by another dentist. The lower left first and second molars had high mobility (grade 2), were necrotic, with significant probing depths in the buccal aspect. The teeth were diagnosed for endo/perio treatment. Difficulties with this case included complex radicular anatomy, long anatomical measurements (26 and 27 mm respectively for #36 and 37) and the presence of a deep vertical bone loss in the buccal aspect.

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Growing your practice with digital dentistry Jan 19, 2016 | Practice Management USA

Growing your practice with digital dentistry

We all hear it. Have a superior product or service, and customers will automatically stream through the office door. If only it were so easy. The reality for most dentists is that new technology does not lead to a major increase in patients. Yes, there are often more referrals because of satisfied patients, but not the hoped-for volume increase. The good news is that relatively small investments in marketing can change this and lead to significant growth of the practice.

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Cementation of restorations: A new luting composite Jan 19, 2016 | General Dentistry USA

Cementation of restorations: A new luting composite

Variolink Esthetic (Ivoclar Vivadent), the light- and dual-curing luting composite, allows the dental professional to adhesively cement highly esthetic ceramic and composite restorations thanks to its flexible and well-structured Effect shade concept. Pre-polymerized excess material can be easily and efficiently removed.

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Coronary heart disease patients with no teeth have nearly double risk of death Jan 14, 2016 | Dental Hygiene USA

Coronary heart disease patients with no teeth have nearly double risk of death

Coronary heart disease patients with no teeth have nearly double the risk of death as those with all of their teeth, according to research recently published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.[1] The study with more than 15,000 patients from 39 countries found that levels of tooth loss were linearly associated with increasing death rates.

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Embracing the digital transition Jan 13, 2016 | Practice Management USA

Embracing the digital transition

Dr. John Hagen came from a family of blacksmiths where you practiced a certain trade. In those days, college was generally not the path, but for him, his motivation was to go to college. Having taken an aptitude test from the advice of a high school science teacher, John moved on into dental school, which set a different precedent for his future lineage.

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Click here! Digital impression margination made easy Jan 13, 2016 | Overview USA

Click here! Digital impression margination made easy

One of the primary reasons I embraced CAD/CAM dentistry 20 years ago was the promise that the chairside digital workflow offered in exercising more control over every aspect of the restorative process. Even today, the idea of creating quality dental restorations in one visit for my patients is quite appealing.

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