Ask the Expert: An Interview with Dimple Desai, DDS, AAACD on Universal Composite
By Dimple Desai, DDS, AAACD
What are the most important features you believe most dentists look for in a composite system?
Celebrating 10 Years of Clinical Excellence with David Chan, DMD, AAACD
Dr. David Chan graduated from the Oregon Health Science University in 1989 and has dedicated his professional life to creating composite restorations as much as an artist as a clinician.
Step by Step Protocol for Consistently Creating Invisible Class IV Restorations
By Jenny Perna, DMD
In the world of cosmetic dentistry lives the ever challenging Class IV restoration. The success of this restoration lies in the ability to restore function and esthetics while utilizing the risk profile analysis for seamlessly blended, long lasting restorations.
Utilizing a Soft Tissue Diode Laser for a Direct Resin Restoration
By Troy Schmedding, DDS, AAACD
Diode lasers are becoming increasingly utilized in dental practices, both because they are less expensive to implement than CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers and due to the wide range of effective treatments afforded by these devices.
Using Injection Molding Composite Veneers as a Transitional Guide During Orthodontic Treatment
By Megan Shelton, DMD
It is not uncommon for adolescents to exhibit spacing in the anterior dentition and this can often be the motivating factor in seeking orthodontic treatment. Microdontia, the term used to describe teeth that are smaller than normal, is frequently responsible for this spacing and can lead to a Bolton discrepancy when present in one arch relative to the opposing arch.
The Missing Tooth: How the General Dentist and a Multidisciplinary Approach Can Achieve an Excellent Clinical Outcome
By Danièle Larose, DMD, AAACD
The successful replacement of a single anterior tooth involves a balance between esthetics, function, and anticipated longevity. In many cases, collaboration between the general dentist and one or more specialists is required to resolve the hard and soft tissue challenges that may arise in the process of achieving the desired outcome.