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White lines or white lies?

With the recent development of new file systems—WaveOne from DENTSPLY Maillefer and RECIPROC from VDW—endodontists have been having ...

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The role of biology in the orthodontic practice (Page 8)

The goal of this article is to enhance the biological awareness of the orthodontic practitioner in order to minimise and avoid tissue damage during ...

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The role of biology in the orthodontic practice (Page 7)

The goal of this article is to enhance the biological awareness of the orthodontic practitioner in order to minimise and avoid tissue damage during ...

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The role of biology in the orthodontic practice (Page 6)

The goal of this article is to enhance the biological awareness of the orthodontic practitioner in order to minimise and avoid tissue damage during ...

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The role of biology in the orthodontic practice (Page 5)

The goal of this article is to enhance the biological awareness of the orthodontic practitioner in order to minimise and avoid tissue damage during ...

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The role of biology in the orthodontic practice (Page 4)

The goal of this article is to enhance the biological awareness of the orthodontic practitioner in order to minimise and avoid tissue damage during ...

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The role of biology in the orthodontic practice (Page 3)

The goal of this article is to enhance the biological awareness of the orthodontic practitioner in order to minimise and avoid tissue damage during ...

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The role of biology in the orthodontic practice (Page 2)

The goal of this article is to enhance the biological awareness of the orthodontic practitioner in order to minimise and avoid tissue damage during ...

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The role of biology in the orthodontic practice

Orthodontic tooth movement results from forces applied to teeth, that evoke cellular responses in the teeth and their surrounding tissues, including the ...

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Interview: 'Many errors are related to violation of the biological width'

Restoration using dental ceramics is commonly associated with aggressive preparation and short survival rates, says dentist Eduardo Mahn from Chile. In a ...

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Laser in endodontics (Part II)

After explaining the basic physics of the laser and its effects on both bacteria and dentinal surfaces, the second part of this article series will analyse ...

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Laser in endodontics (Part I)

The main goals of endodontic treatment are the effective cleaning of the root-canal system. Traditional endodontic techniques use mechanical instruments, as...

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The Inman Aligner: Alignment, bleaching and bonding—A progressive approach to smile design (Part II)

The following article is Part II in a series discussing the use of the Inman Aligner as a tool for MICD.1 The first article (published in cosmetic dentistry...

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Revascularisation of the necrotic open apex

Two years ago, I was struggling to learn how to perform a good apical MTA plug. I used all the existing MTA carriers and absorbable barriers that I could ...

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Case acceptance in complex-care dentistry

I enjoy seeing the articles in cosmetic dentistry in which clinicians recount their creation of magnificent works of art through digital restorative ...

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Use of an X-ray phantom in dental 3-D diagnostics in digital volume tomographs

Undoubtedly, digital volume tomography has significantly expanded the range of dental imaging diagnostics. Just as Paatero ushered in a new era of dental ...

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Back to the egg: An evidence-based endodontic implant algorithm

Four thousand years ago, a number of Babylonian legal decisions were compiled in what came to be known as the Code of Hammurabi. The one referencing the ...

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In vitro bleaching study with a 20 % hydrogen-peroxide system

While nightguard vital bleaching is the most used treatment modality for whitening of discoloured teeth, in-office tooth whitening procedures that use a ...

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Interview: 'Public dental services in South Africa have fallen by the wayside'

Despite the achievement of being the first African country to host the FIFA World Cup, South Africa is a nation with many challenges, such as high rate of ...

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“Once you’ve tried it, you can’t drink anything else”

Way back in 2005, I was listening to a speaker discuss a new way of placing dental implants that would revolutionise the process. He showed a video of an ...

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Minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry: Concept and treatment protocol

Increased media coverage and the availability of free web-based information has lead to heightened public awareness and thus to a dramatic increase in ...

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Managing maxillary molars

Maxillary first molars are notable for their complex root-canal system morphology. The mesio-buccal (MB) roots are characterised by an irregular ovoid ...

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The benefits of expanding and refurbishing your practice

There are many benefits to refurbishing or relocating your dental practice, and although the decision to make such major physical changes is usually ...

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Maintenance of periodontally compromised teeth with direct splinting

Periodontal disease is initiated in the main as gingivitis, which in a smaller subset of individuals progresses to the more advanced form referred to as ...

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An evidence-based endodontic implant algorithm; untying the Gordian Knot

Over the years, endodontics has diminished itself by enabling the presumption that it is comprised of a narrowly defined service mix; root canal therapy ...

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Answers to common clinical endodontic questions: Three basic concepts explained

General practitioners around the world have common clinical questions. Several are answered here in a concentrated and clinically relevant manner to help ...

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Help Haiti!

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/LEIPZIG, Germany: On Tuesday, 12 January 2010, the worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti, devastating the capital and threatening...

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Ceramic instead of composite

Dr Tobias Otto, a dentist in private practice in Aarau in Switzerland, witnessed the ‘death’ of amalgam as a student at the University of ...

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Customised abutments for long-term aesthetics

Replacing missing single teeth with dental implants has become routine, yet restoring anterior teeth with implant-supported restorations is a ...

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Smile Design Wheel: A simplified protocol for smile design

Modern trends in cosmetic dentistry and media coverage of smile makeovers have increased public awareness of dental aesthetics. People now know that smile ...

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