3,625 results match your criteria Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry [Journal]


Posterior Composite Resin Restorations: Keys to Long-Term Survivability.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Feb;40(2):120-121

Professor, Division of Operative Dentistry, Department of General Dentistry, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland.

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February 2019
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Merging Clear Aligner Therapy With Digital Smile Design to Maximize Esthetics and Minimize Tooth Reduction.

Authors:
Ryan T On Tse

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Feb;40(2):100-106

Instructor, University of Southern California Esthetic Dentistry training program, Hong Kong and China; Private Practice specializing in Implant and Esthetic Dentistry, Hong Kong.

Digital smile design (DSD) used in combination with an esthetic pre-evaluative temporary restoration is a reliable means of minimizing the removal of tooth structure when ceramic veneers are being placed. When patients present with poorly aligned teeth, the use of clear aligners may be considered to properly position the teeth based on the desired outcome. This article, which illustrates a method to systematically diagnose, plan, and stage treatment for a smile makeover, describes the merging of DSD with clear aligner therapy to enable clinicians to recognize digitally where to position the teeth using orthodontic movement. Read More

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February 2019

Incidental Finding of a Suspected Horizontal Root Fracture During Mucogingival Surgery.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Feb;40(2):114-118

Professor, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York.

Periapical and bitewing radiographs lack the sensitivity to reliably diagnose horizontal root fractures, and, therefore, asymptomatic teeth with root fractures may remain undetected for years. This article reports a case in which a patient presented with a mucogingival defect on tooth No. 24 with no apparent history of dental trauma. Read More

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February 2019

Use of Digital Technology to Fabricate an Anterior Fixed Restoration Supported by a Dental Implant and Natural Teeth.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Feb;40(2):108-112

Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Clinical Professor of Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Private Practice, Villanova, Pennsylvania.

As digital technology increasingly permeates the practice of dentistry, intraoral digital impression scanning is evolving rapidly. New systems are making the capture of digital impressions faster and easier than previous generations of digital impression scanners. This case report describes the use of a contemporary intraoral impression scanner to capture tooth and soft-tissue positions for a four-unit fixed prosthesis and accompanying custom dental implant abutment. Read More

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February 2019

Dental Team's Role in Maternal and Child Oral Health During and After Pregnancy.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Feb;40(2):90-96; quiz 97

Associate Professor, Director, Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, Birmingham, Alabama.

For a mother-to-be, pregnancy presents an opportunity to improve not only her health and well being but also that of the immediate family, particularly the newborn infant. The National Consensus Statement of the Oral Health Care During Pregnancy Expert Group together with both governmental and non-governmental guidelines indicate that dental care is both safe and effective during pregnancy. These statements and guidelines may not be widely understood across all healthcare providers that form the perinatal care team, and confusion seems to exist among the general public regarding the safety of and necessity for dental care during pregnancy. Read More

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February 2019

Current Concepts and Best Evidence on Strategies to Prevent Dental Erosion.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Feb;40(2):80-86; quiz 87

Professor, Division of Operative Dentistry, Department of General Dentistry, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland.

Dental erosion is a multifactorial condition associated with chemical, biological, and behavioral factors whereby a non-bacterial chemical process leads to an irreversible loss of dental structure. Consequences of this erosive process include painful sensitivity, susceptibility to further erosion, mechanical wear, changes in occlusion, exposure of dental pulp, and poor esthetics. Substantial evidence has revealed new insights to diagnosing early stages of dental erosion and enabling novel preventive approaches to control its progression. Read More

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February 2019

Effects of NSAIDs on Periodontal and Dental Implant Therapy.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Feb;40(2):e1-e9

Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Background: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most commonly prescribed group of drugs in dentistry for managing postoperative pain and discomfort. Little is known regarding their effects on the healing of periodontal and peri-implant tissues.

Methods: The authors conducted a review of the literature to provide an overview of knowledge about NSAIDs and their potential effects on periodontal and implant wound healing. Read More

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February 2019

A Systematic Approach to Xerostomia Diagnosis and Management.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Nov/Dec;39(suppl 5):1-9; quiz 10

Director of Clinical Affairs, Premier Dental Products Co., Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, Nebraska; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Oral Diagnosis, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, New Jersey.

Dry mouth is a pervasive oral health problem, with 5% to 46% of the population experiencing this condition. Patient factors such as age, gender, systemic diseases, and medication use play significant roles in correctly diagnosing this presentation. The subjective feeling of dry mouth is often referred to as xerostomia but may be more correctly diagnosed as salivary gland dysfunction: a reduced volume of saliva secretion or a change in salivary composition. Read More

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January 2019
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Managing Angulation Challenges With Implant Overdentures.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Jan;40(1):e1-e5

Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California; Private Practice, Sonora, California.

Proper treatment planning is critical to achieving a successful outcome when treating patients with implant overdenture restorations. Key factors related to success include the number, location, and distribution of implants and choice of abutment. Contemporary design of stud-style abutment systems for overdentures is aimed at accommodating patients who present with challenges such as anatomical limitations or poor dexterity hampering insertion and removal of prostheses. Read More

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January 2019
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Improved Yale Total Tic Severity Score Due to Craniofacial Manipulation With an Oral Appliance.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Jan;40(1):e6-e15

Associate Professor, College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

Background: This study evaluated a novel treatment approach using the concept of cranial facial manipulation with an oral appliance, the TicTocStop Tic Guard (TTSTG), also known as the Tic Guard, to determine its safety and efficacy in the treatment of Tourette syndrome (TS) and chronic tic disorders (CTDs).

Methods: A two-center study was undertaken at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a facility on Long Island, New York. A total of 77 subjects enrolled between the centers upon referral from local neurologists and via Internet enrollment; 67 subjects started the study, and 58 completed the study. Read More

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January 2019
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A Primer on Dental Lasers for Oral Healthcare Management.

Authors:
Samuel B Low

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Jan;40(1):56-57

Associate Faculty Member, Pankey Institute, Key Biscayne, Florida; Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida.

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January 2019
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Successful Use of Orthodontic Extrusion in an Esthetically Challenging Case.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Jan;40(1):50-54

Mentor and Recognized Specialist, Kois Center, Seattle, Washington; Private Practice specializing in periodontics, Irvine, California.

The use of orthodontic extrusion can be advantageous for creating a favorable periodontal and restorative environment while avoiding extensive bone and soft-tissue grafting. This approach is demonstrated in the case of a young woman who presented with discomfort and concerns over her maxillary central incisors. Additionally, the orthodontic treatment corrected occlusal dysfunction and slight crowding. Read More

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January 2019
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Recalcitrant Gingival Lesions in a Patient Previously Diagnosed With Behçet's Disease.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Jan;40(1):46-48

Professor and Chairman of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FDSRCSEd).

Oral mucosal lesions are frequently encountered in a variety of healthcare settings and often present as a diagnostic and management challenge. Several immune-mediated disorders present with overlapping oral and/or cutaneous manifestations. Healthcare providers must establish a specific diagnosis to guide effective disease management. Read More

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January 2019
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Enhancing Periodontal Regenerative Outcomes With Simultaneous Orthodontic Tooth Movement.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Jan;40(1):36-44

Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, Augusta University Dental College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia.

Periodontal regeneration of lost tissue, including periodontal ligament (PDL), cementum, and bone, has evolved with regard to surgical techniques, biomaterials, and growth factors. Simultaneous orthodontic therapy and periodontal surgical treatment has been documented previously and shown to enhance the regenerative outcome due to stimulation of the PDL by tooth movement. This combined strategy is becoming increasingly common as clinicians explore the capabilities of a collaborative approach. Read More

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January 2019
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The Importance of Obtaining a Pulpal and Periradicular Diagnosis Prior to Restorative Treatment.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Jan;40(1):27-31; quiz 32

Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics, University of Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry, Chicago, Illinois.

Maintaining dental pulp vitality should be among the clinical goals of any restorative treatment. By obtaining a pretreatment pulpal and periradicular diagnosis before performing restorative treatment, the clinician will be better able to proceed with treatment of the pulp, especially if it is exposed during caries excavation. A pretreatment pulpal and periapical diagnosis may be effectively attained by performing five objective clinical tests: pulp sensibility, percussion (which may include bite testing), palpation, periodontal probing/ tooth mobility, and updated radiography. Read More

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January 2019
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Systematic Treatment Planning Protocol of the Edentulous Maxilla for an Implant-Supported Fixed Prosthesis.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2019 Jan;40(1):20-25; quiz 26

Private Practice, Prosthodontist, San Francisco, California.

Patients who are candidates for implant restoration of a completely edentulous maxilla may benefit from a fixed prosthesis rather than a removable tissue-supported overdenture prosthesis. Multiple surgical approaches are available to provide this type of care. Graftless strategies, such as those that utilize tilted implants, including zygomatic implants, allow the surgeon to establish adequate support for a fixed prosthesis without bone grafting by establishing sufficient anterior-posterior distribution of implants, thereby reducing or eliminating the use of distal cantilevers. Read More

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January 2019
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Ceramic Restorations Flourishing With State-of-the-Art Materials, Methods.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Nov/Dec;39(10):722-723

Associate Professor, Division of General Dentistry, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, Birmingham, Alabama.

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November 2018
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No-Preparation Veneers: A Minimally Invasive Approach for a Naturally Esthetic Smile.

Authors:
Zachary S Sisler

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Nov/Dec;39(10):714-720

Associate Faculty, The Dawson Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida; Private Practice, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Typically, dentists spend many years training to learn how to prepare teeth for restorations. Whether the restoration comprises a filling, veneer, crown, inlay, onlay, or bridge, teeth often require preparation to allow adequate space to accommodate the thickness of the restorative material. However, dentists may face a dilemma if a patient inquires about receiving an enhanced smile without tooth preparation. Read More

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November 2018
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Measurement of the "Bungee Dip" in Implant Stability Using Resonance Frequency Analysis: Two Case Reports.

Authors:
Paul S Rosen

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Nov/Dec;39(10):706-712

Clinical Professor of Periodontics, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, Maryland; Adjunct Professor, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia; Private Practices, Yardley, Pennsylvania, and New York, New York.

Implant stability is a key consideration when determining the point in time a dental implant should be loaded. Often a change in implant stability is observed as healing progresses from initial mechanical stability to biologic stability, ie, osseointegration, during the bone modeling/remodeling process. This change in stability can be objectively measured using resonance frequency analysis (RFA). Read More

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November 2018
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Utilizing Digital Technology to Facilitate Dentofacial Integration.

Authors:
Amanda Seay

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Nov/Dec;39(10):696-704

Private Practice, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

As digital technology evolves, an increasing number of tools are becoming available to improve team communication during the treatment planning and provision of restorative dentistry. The esthetic relationships among the face, teeth, and tissue can be analyzed using high-quality photographs, presentation software, and video capture, all critical elements for cases requiring digital dentofacial integration. Video capture communicates maximum lip movement and tooth reveal during speech with precision and ease. Read More

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November 2018
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The Need to Replace a Missing Second Molar With a Dental Implant Restoration: Analysis of a Controversial Issue.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Nov/Dec;39(10):686-693; quiz 694

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University; Private Practice, Surgical Implantology and Prosthodontics, White Plains, New York.

Whether or not a second molar should be replaced after its removal is debatable. To assess the evidence and discuss the pros and cons of replacing a missing second molar with a dental implant restoration, the authors searched the literature for articles that evaluated the following factors: chewing efficiency, tooth loss, super-eruption, extrusion, over-eruption, and occlusal interferences. The data indicated that replacing a second molar provides some increased masticatory performance, but first-molar occlusion facilitates 90% chewing efficiency. Read More

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November 2018
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Collaborating With the Perinatal Team for Optimal Oral Health Before, During, and After a Healthy Pregnancy.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Nov/Dec;39(10):678-684; quiz 685

Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, and Faculty Practice Provider, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

Collaboration with other health professionals can be challenging when attempting to coordinate healthcare before, during, and after pregnancy. However, advantages of interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborative approaches include facilitation of accurate and timely diagnosis and optimally sequenced treatment for improved health outcomes. This article reviews the current guidelines fostering collaboration between dental professionals and members of the perinatal team and identifies the roles of healthcare providers to support the care of women around the time of pregnancy. Read More

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November 2018
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Dentin Adhesives: Essential Components to Successful Conservative Dentistry.

Authors:
James C Ragain

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Oct;39(9):646-647

Associate Professor and Dean, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee.

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October 2018
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Zygomatic Implants for the Management of Severe Alveolar Atrophy in the Partial or Completely Edentulous Maxilla.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Oct;39(9):636-645

Private Practice, Oral Surgery, Medellin, Colombia.

Treatment of severely resorbed partially or completely edentulous maxillae can include the utilization of the zygomatic process for immediate implant fixation and stabilization with immediate function. This approach may alleviate the need for significant grafting to enable implant placement in the posterior maxilla and allow implants to be placed into denser, more stable bone. Zygomatic implants, which have been used clinically for the past 20 years in the treatment of the severely resorbed maxilla, allow implant placement to support fixed prosthetics. Read More

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October 2018
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Circumferential Occlusal Access Procedure (COAP): Novel Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach for Treatment of Peri-Implantitis- A Case Series.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Oct;39(9):626-635

Clinical Professor, Director of Implant Education, Division of Periodontics, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, New York; Private Practice, New York, New York.

Treatment of peri-implantitis is typically most successful when a full-thickness surgical flap is elevated to access the contaminated implant surface and the bone loss that has occurred. This approach, however, can be problematic. Primary flap approximation can be challenging after a regenerative procedure, especially with a shallow vestibule, thin mucosa, or minimal zone of keratinized tissue. Read More

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October 2018
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Dynamic Navigation for Surgical Implant Placement: Overview of Technology, Key Concepts, and a Case ReportDynamic Navigation for Surgical Implant Placement: Overview of Technology, Key Concepts, and a Case Report.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Oct;39(9):614-621; quiz 622

Private Practice, Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, and Park Ridge, Illinois.

Over the course of several decades implant dentistry has evolved to include 3-dimensionally (3D) planned and guided surgery. One of the latest innovations is dynamic navigation, which may allow surgeons to place implants with accuracy similar to stereolithographic guides based on 3D, prosthetically directed plans. Benefits of dynamically guided surgery include real-time feedback, a streamlined digital workflow, improved surgical visualization, and adaptability to intraoperative findings. Read More

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October 2018
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Effects of Occlusion on Periodontal Wound Healing.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Oct;39(9):608-612; quiz 613

Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Periodontal Resident, PhD candidate, Graduate Periodontics, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Trauma from occlusion remains an important concept in dentistry. Traumatic occlusion affects the biological system through a series of events that induces an aseptic inflammatory response and bone resorption. Clinical evidence of these biological events is present in the form of active traumatic lesions or adaptive mechanisms. Read More

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October 2018
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A New Perspective: From Ordinary to Extraordinary.

Authors:
Greg Campbell

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Oct;39(suppl 4):14-17

Private practice, Long Beach, California.

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October 2018
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Zirconia: The Material, Its Evolution, and Composition.

Authors:
John O Burgess

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Oct;39(suppl 4):4-8

Adjunct Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham - School of Dentistry, Birmingham, Alabama.

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October 2018
6 Reads

Cementation and Bonding of Zirconia Restorations.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Oct;39(suppl 4):9-13

Instructor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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October 2018
5 Reads

The Evolution of the Socket Graft: Technique Considerations.

Authors:
Frank T Sindoni

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(8):570-572

Private Practice specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Williamsville, New York.

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September 2018
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Miller Classification of Marginal Tissue Recession Revisited After 35 Years.

Authors:
P D Miller

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(8):514-520

Clinical Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; Fellow, International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons.

Published more than three decades ago, the original classification of marginal tissue recession described four classes of recession. For example, in Miller Class III recession, there were different scenarios in which complete root coverage could not be achieved. Today, however, newer surgical techniques have made it possible for clinicians to potentially achieve complete root coverage when interdental bone loss exists. Read More

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September 2018
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Restoration of Lost Interdental Papilla: A Surgical Technique.

Authors:
W Peter Nordland

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(8):544-549

Former Assistant Professor of Periodontics, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda California; Director of Microsurgery, Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute, Newport Beach, California; Private Practice, La Jolla, California.

Loss of interdental papilla due to trauma or inflammatory periodontal diseases presents significant esthetic-zone challenges to clinicians. Miniscule working spaces and limited blood supply to these areas render conventional surgical techniques somewhat unpredictable. The implementation of vertical releasing incisions can further jeopardize blood supply and leave unattractive scarring upon healing. Read More

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September 2018
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Papillary Retention Flap Design for Pocket Reduction/Regeneration: Case Series With Long-Term Follow-Up.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(8):556-563

Private Practice specializing in implants and periodontics, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Many papillary preservation flap techniques exist for both resective and regenerative purposes. This article describes a papillary retention design based on palatal access showing a successful long-term outcome. The papilla preservation approach detailed here, which is a modification of Friedman's beveled flap for the palate, circumvents any manipulation of interproximal or buccal tissue, leaving papillary tissue untouched. Read More

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September 2018
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Use of Soft-Tissue and Bone Grafting to Treat Complex Recession With Root Prominence and Buccal Plate Deficiencies.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(8):564-569

Private Practice, Portland, Oregon.

Beyond the traditional monotherapy of connective tissue grafting, the combination of orthodontic therapy, soft-tissue grafting, and bone grafting with biologics may provide ideal treatment for complex recession defects with root prominence, thin tissues, and buccal plate dehiscences. The authors propose the benefits of performing a preoperative evaluation of complex mucogingival defects with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology and then considering surgical management with modalities like bone grafting and orthodontics in addition to the classic soft-tissue grafting approach. Regeneration of the complete periodontium may result in better long-term soft-tissue stability and tooth retention following treatment of complex recession cases. Read More

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September 2018
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Treatment of Advanced Periodontal Disease: Keys to Achieving Restoration Longevity.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(8):550-554

Former Instructor, JIADS; Private Practice, orthodontist, Osaka, Japan.

Dental treatment for periodontally compromised patients can be highly complicated and challenging. This article addresses the effectiveness of contemporary periodontal treatment modalities by depicting clinical cases of periodontal restoration and health that have been maintained for 20 or more years. The cases incorporate four key steps vital to achieving successful treatment of chronic adult periodontitis: debridement, occlusal stabilization, pocket elimination, and maintenance. Read More

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September 2018
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10 Keys for Successful Esthetic-Zone Single Implants: Importance of Biotype Conversion for Lasting Success.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(8):522-529; quiz 530

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology; Private Practice in dental implants and periodontics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The concept of 10 keys for successful esthetic-zone single immediate implants is an evidenced-based summary for the treatment planning and replacement of a hopeless tooth in the maxillary anterior sextant. It includes two treatment-planning, five surgical, and three prosthetic keys. These keys are aimed at minimizing soft- and hard-tissue complications to achieve an optimal long-term esthetic implant restoration. Read More

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September 2018
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Use of Tuberosity Connective Tissue for Root Coverage and Ridge Augmentation: Background and Technique.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(8):533-539; quiz 540

Private Practice, Memphis, Tennessee.

Excess tissue often exists distal to the upper second molar, creating a pocket in the maxillary tuberosity. When removed from this location, this tissue can serve as an optimal piece of connective tissue (CT), helping to both prevent periodontal disease and treat periodontal recession while also aiding in restorative dentistry. This tissue is an ideal CT for root coverage and soft-tissue ridge-augmentation grafting. Read More

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September 2018
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Ultra-Wide-Diameter Implants Gaining Favor for Immediate Placement in Posterior Jaw.

Authors:
André Hattingh

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(suppl 3):4-5

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September 2018
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Changing Paradigms in Prosthetic Rehabilitation Following Maxillary and Midfacial Malignant Disease.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(suppl 3):2-3

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September 2018
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Oral Implantology: Myths Exposed in Recent Research.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(suppl 3):6-10; quiz 11

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dental School, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium; Department of Dentistry, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Today, a variety of surgical and prosthetic protocols, implant designs, and prosthetic devices are used for implant dentistry, employing many different dental technologies. With a plethora of options available, choosing an implant system has become highly challenging for practitioners. Having an understanding of the role of different implant design properties may help clinicians make informed decisions. Read More

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September 2018
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Overcoming Anatomical Limitations: The New Frontier of Implantology.

Authors:
Francesco Amato

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(suppl 3):13-15

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September 2018
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10 Steps for Successful Full-Mouth Rehabilitation.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Sep;39(suppl 3):16-17

SameDay Dental Implants.

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September 2018
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Digital Workflow: Helping Clinicians Make Smart Decisions, Achieve Better Outcomes.

Authors:
Scott D Ganz

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Jul/Aug;39(7):490-492

Editor-in-Chief, Cone Beam International Magazine; Associate Editor, BMC Oral Health, Digital Dentistry Section; Private Practice, Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Implant Dentistry, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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July 2018
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Framing the Restorative Result: How Tissue Augmentation and Preservation Maximizes Implant Therapy Outcomes.

Authors:
Barry P Levin

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Jul/Aug;39(7):458-466

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Graduate Periodontology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology; Private Practice, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.

The role of hard- and soft-tissue augmentation as it pertains to dental implant therapy is often underestimated. If this restorative aspect is neglected during the natural healing process and subsequent remodeling following extraction(s), the long-term outcome of treatment can be catastrophic. Three of the most common opportunities for surgeons to enhance outcomes with regenerative therapy are: reconstruction of edentulous segments of the alveolus, management of extraction sockets, and immediate implant placements. Read More

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January 2019
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Benchmark for Tooth Replacement: Immediate Implant With Immediate Provisional Restoration. Outcome Analytics From 29 Years of Documentation.

Authors:
David A Gelb

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Jul/Aug;39(7):469-481

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology; Fellow, Academy of Osseointegration; Fellow, American College of Dentists; Fellow, International College of Dentists; Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy; Private Practice, West Hartford, Connecticut.

This article focuses on evidence-based documentation of immediate implant surgery with immediate provisional restoration. Since 1988 the author has documented 14,946 implant surgical sites as to protocol, size of implant, regenerative regimen, outcome, and long-term follow-up. There were 8,319 immediate implant sites: 2,493 were immediate implant/immediate provisional restorations (IIIPR), and 5,826 were immediate implant/no restoration (IINR). Read More

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January 2019
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Effective Use of Dental Software Systems to Achieve Predictable Results: A Novel Approach.

Authors:
Sundeep Rawal

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Jul/Aug;39(7):482-489

Private Practice, Orlando, Florida.

With an ever-increasing amount of information available through various media, today's prosthodontic patients appear to be more educated about comprehensive dental solutions than ever before. Patient expectations are generally high, and many patients present seeking to remedy sometimes myriad years of dental neglect with healthy, functional, esthetic results. Often times these patients are middle-aged, hard-working people who wish to achieve their prosthodontic goals with a minimal financial investment. Read More

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January 2019
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Removable and Fixed Fully Edentulous Treatment Options for the Aging Patient.

Authors:
Stephen Parel

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Jul/Aug;39(7):448-453; quiz 454

Private Practice, Dallas, Texas.

As the number of seniors in the United States continues to rise, edentulism remains a serious ailment affecting many elderly patients. Though many seniors are taking fuller dentitions into their later years due to a greater emphasis on oral health maintenance than in the past, this growing population still often requires creative edentulous treatment solutions from skilled clinicians. Fortunately, with the evolution of implant dentistry various possibilities are available to treat edentulous aging patients with removable and/or fixed options. Read More

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January 2019
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Implant/Abutment Biomechanics and Material Selection for Predictable Results.

Authors:
Steve Hurson

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Jul/Aug;39(6):440-444; quiz 446

Chief Scientist (Retired), Nobel Biocare.

Change in crestal bone height and volume around endosseous dental implants is a complex issue involving interactions among many variables such as surgical approach, patient health, volume of hard and soft tissues, and implant configuration. Establishing and maintaining a soft-tissue seal around transmucosal abutments on bone-level implants or on the collar of one-stage tissue-level implants is paramount to maintaining crestal bone height, and failing to do so will result in apical migration of the soft tissue onto the implant. Bone-level implants have been constructed with many connection configurations. Read More

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January 2019
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Platform Switching and Screw- and Cement-Retained Restorations: Effects on Peri-Implant Tissue Health and Disease.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2018 Jul/Aug;39(7):432-437; quiz 438

Restorative Dentistry and Advanced Prosthodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California; Advanced Prosthodontics, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, California; Private Practice, San Diego, California.

As dental implant therapy has evolved since its early days more than five decades ago, its effects have been mostly extremely positive. However, over the course of time, several undesirable, unanticipated consequences have also materialized, most notably peri-implant disease. In this article, the authors propose that many of the challenges clinicians see today regarding increased peri-implant disease represent negative effects of interventions that, though well-intended, had unforeseen shortcomings. Read More

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January 2019
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