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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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A new dental implant concept designed to optimize your digital and analog workflows Jan 5, 2016 | Implantology USA

A new dental implant concept designed to optimize your digital and analog workflows

The iSy Dental Implant System is a unique concept designed to optimize the implant treatment with digital dentistry while minimizing the complexities of the treatment workflows. Its name, iSy (pronounced, easy), is a play on the words “Intelligent System,” and it is the first system to allow you access to the three main treatment workflows: digital, conventional and flexible, all in a single package.

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Offering your patients alcohol-free products Dec 16, 2015 | Dental Hygiene USA

Offering your patients alcohol-free products

Fluoride or no fluoride, compact toothbrush or full size toothbrush, coronal polish first or polish last. The decisions necessary in the dental practice are numerous and many times are based upon personal choice. How and when does the dental professional decide whether to eliminate alcohol products from the practice or limit the recommendation of products that contain a high quantity of alcohol?

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Removing separated files with the Terauchi File Retrieval Kit Dec 11, 2015 | Endodontics USA

Removing separated files with the Terauchi File Retrieval Kit

I once asked my good friend Dr. Yoshi Terauchi how many canals he shaped with a given nickel titanium rotary file before discarding it and bringing a new file into the procedure. He answered, “I use rotary files until they break, I remove the broken segment and then get a new file.” WHAT? I thought to myself as I looked at him like he had two heads.

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Silence snoring with ‘NIGHTLASE’ and cutting-edge laser esthetic applications Nov 23, 2015 | General Dentistry USA

Silence snoring with ‘NIGHTLASE’ and cutting-edge laser esthetic applications

Of the commercially available hard- and soft-tissue lasers, the Fotona Lightwalker dual laser wavelengths of Nd:YAG and Er:YAG have high efficacy and ability for almost unlimited pulse control, and the following procedures have been developed to take advantage of these attributes. Along with this increased level of performance comes significant patient comfort.

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Relieved reamers and the 30-degree reciprocating handpiece Nov 19, 2015 | Endodontics USA

Relieved reamers and the 30-degree reciprocating handpiece

As a practicing endodontist and manufacturer of endodontic instrumentation systems, it is fascinating to me to observe the initial evaluation of greater tapered rotary NiTi instrumentation as a paradigm improvement over traditional manual techniques morph into a far more cautious view where more and more evidence documenting its deleterious effects on the dentin is becoming increasingly evident.

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Interview: Carriere explains facially driven treatment for Class II and Class III Oct 27, 2015 | Orthodontics USA

Interview: Carriere explains facially driven treatment for Class II and Class III

Dr. Luis Carrière obtained his dental degree from the University of Complutense in Madrid (UCM), in 1991. He then attended the University of Barcelona (UB) where he completed his orthodontic training and received his master of science in orthodontics in 1994. In 2006, he received his doctorate in orthodontics, cum laude, from the University of Barcelona.

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