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Loupes: making a wise long-term investment

The television shows Grey’s Anatomy, ER, House M.D. and, in the late ’80s, Chicago Hope have used the image of a surgeon wearing loupes. What ...

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Study shows flossing can decrease the occurrence of gum disease-causing bacteria

In dental offices all over the world, patients are often told they are not flossing enough or instructed to floss more. As the old saying goes, you only ...

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Endodontist designs innovative irrigation tip for multiple procedures

In 1991, Dr John Stropko, an endodontist, began to use the Surgical Operating Microscope (SOM) routinely in his practice. One of the first clinical ...

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Dubai meeting marks collaboration with World Dental Federation

Dentists from the Middle East and North Africa will soon be able to benefit from collaboration between the FDI World Dental Federation and the AEEDC meeting...

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What do Batman and orthodontic braces have in common?

The most stomach-wrenching thing dentists see is an oral cancer lesion; for hygienists, it’s the melted enamel under and around orthodontic brackets ...

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The renaissance of a classic: Tetric-N Ceram—a perfect combination of experience and innovation

We are living in a changing world and get the impression that the changes are happening even faster day-by-day. The problem is that these changes are not ...

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A smile says more than a thousand words: Reconstruction & modification of anterior teeth

Ceramic veneers and direct composite build-ups present the two most popular treatment options in modern dentistry for modifying anterior teeth; both attain ...

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IPS Empress CAD and IPS e.max CAD LT offer aesthetics and strength

The CEREC system that allows all-ceramic restorations to be produced chairside without impression taking was developed more than twenty years ago. Since ...

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Motivating the motivator

This last month the clinic has been busy. I’m not complaining—what with the credit crunch in full flow, I’m happy that people are still ...

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Using microscopes to provide better patient care

Dr Donato Napoletano started his general dental practice in 1988 in his hometown of Middletown, NY, USA. From the very beginning, his practice has focused ...

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Eight essentials to marketing cosmetic dentistry

Ever since the Extreme Makeover phenomenon, public awareness of cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed. The typical dental patient is more aware, and educated, ...

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Shading technique in direct aesthetic restorations

Natural teeth are complex in structure and difficult to imitate because many colours are distributed through the enamel and dentin.1 The structural ...

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Root recession: Aesthetic and predictable elimination

The world today wants an aesthetic, youthful appearance as well as good oral health. The 'dreaded recession,' showing exposed roots of a tooth, immediately ...

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CAD/CAM pulls ahead

CAD/CAM restorations made chairside with CEREC are among the most intensively studied restorations in dentistry. Numerous studies show that the clinical ...

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Functional reconstruction and aesthetic management of the anterior maxillary segment

Porcelain-fused to metal crowns have been commonly used since their introduction in the 1960s.1 The presence of a metallic substructure confers certain ...

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Immediate implant placement and immediate loading after a complicated tooth extraction

As implant dentistry continues to evolve to meet our patient’s demands for aesthetic tooth replacements with minimal downtime or inconvenience, the ...

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A worldly journey

With a life path that took him from the military to the orthodontic office, and numerous places in between, Dr Ed Beatty says it’s his family and ...

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Cone beam CT-based imaging for evaluation of supernumeraries

In recent years, new developments in Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and 3-D Volume Rendering (3-DVR) software have been designed specifically for ...

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Efficiency is the key to a prosperous and fulfilling orthodontic practice

While growing up, I always enjoyed brain teasers. When my career in orthodontics began, I was intrigued because everything seemed like a puzzle. While ...

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Accurate orthognathic surgery predictions for the obstructive sleep apnea patient

Orthognathic surgery has been performed routinely since the mid- 1970s to correct severe skeletal malocclusion. Since its inception, various forms of ...

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Adolescent Hypodontia: Management

Teamwork is essential in the management of hypodontia. Multidisciplinary consultation at the treatment planning stage and coordination and appropriate ...

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Biomechanics in the orthodontic treatment of complex multidisciplinary problems

In recent years, the purview of orthodontics has grown to include an increasing number of adult patients, many of whom present with complex malocclusions ...

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Effects of professional oral care on oral infection in the elderly

The population is ageing rapidly because of the prolonged life expectancy evident in most industrialised countries in the world. Accordingly, the number of ...

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An introduction to oral biofilms

Bacteria in nature usually exist in the form of biofilms. The dense accumulation of bacteria was first reported by Black in 1898.1 Biofilms are an ...

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Child abuse—Are we powerless to help?

Whilst you are reading this article, somewhere in the world a child is suffering deliberate harm, inflicted by someone who is supposed to care about them. ...

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Staff promotion: Is ‘potential’ enough?

Anyone who has managed employees for any length of time has seen it. The rising star with all the potential to succeed is promoted to a new position and ...

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Relationship-based dentistry: The 21st century formula for success

The 21st century is such an amazing time to be in our wonderful profession. From a technical standpoint we’ve got better diagnostic tools, better ...

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Nobody cares for your money like you and RG Capital

Robert Graham, founder and owner of RG Capital, had a vision: to create an atmosphere where businesses and individuals would be able to prosper in the ...

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The Ankylos-SynCone Overdenture System: The biology, diagnosis and treatment

The SynCone Over Denture System is one restorative implant-supported removable option within the Ankylos Dental Implant System. The SynCone Over Denture ...

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A simple, esthetic & inexpensive technique for a custom implant abutment

In implant reconstruction, the dimension from the implant platform to the crest of tissue, especially in esthetically critical areas, is often more than 2 ...

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