The silver words of a visiting rich dentist By: Ankur A Gupta
While in residency at MetroHealth hospital in downtown Cleveland, my class of GPRs were visited by a very successful dentist from a nearby suburb. He felt it tremendously necessary to emphasize how lucrative his private practice was. He was, in our eyes, the picture of success, and he welcomed our admiration.
During his presentation, he mentioned something that stayed with me the following year as my wife and I opened the doors to our from-scratch private practice. He told us to “never advertise, as word of mouth is the best, and only way to market to new patients.” He suggested that advertising was for the inferior, more desperate professionals and entrepreneurs, and encouraged us to “let our work speak for itself.”
The first impression is the final impression, but………….? By: Ehab Heikal
From a fancy looking clinic to a friendly smile, first impressions are no doubt the most vital impression you will ever make in business so it is important to get it right first time
But no, this does not just mean making sure that your feet aren’t on the desk when serving a customer or making sure there is a permanent smile imprinted on your face at all times. It is more about the other details.
Dental Anatomical Combinations – A Guide to Ultimate Dental Esthetics By: Jin-Ho PHARK , Giuseppe ROMEO
This article is aimed to codify these steps so as to simplify and clarify the procedures, using a new and simple system that will enable the dental professional to go beyond the usual uninteresting creative standards in esthetic rehabilitation. In the fist part the principal tooth forms, their characteristics, and the relationship between surfaces will be analyzed. This will create the base for the introduction of a new tooth form classification guide, called Dental Anatomical Combinations. By sectioning the three principal forms of teeth and recombining their individual characteristics new tooth forms can be created. Then, the numerous possibilities for anatomical tooth reproduction, in order to achieve the most suitable form for each particular case, are highlighted. Application of the new system will be demonstrated in a clinical case.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery for the Management of Altered Passive Eruption: 5 Months Follow-Up Case Report By: Safa BEN TANFOUS, Rym MASMOUDI, Omar MAROUANE, Omar HALOUAN, Marwa M’BAREK , Leila GUEZGUEZ
Background: Altered passive eruption (APE) is defined as the situation in which “the gingival margin in the adult is located incisal to the cervical convexity of the crown and removed from the cemento enamel junction (CEJ) of the tooth. Clinical features of APE include excessive display of gingiva upon smiling associated to short clinical crown appearance, since the gingival margin overlaps the anatomical crown. This condition may create esthetic concerns. In fact, teeth seem to be hidden, clinical crowns appear square in shape, and the gingival festooning is flattened.
Case Report: This case present the management of a case of APE type I diagnosed in a 20-year old systemically healthy female. The patient was unhappy with her smile. In fact, she was especially uncomfortable with gingival display when smiling and with “The black hole” between teeth 11 and 21. Initial periodontal therapy (IPT) was applied including oral hygiene instructions and scaling. Then, an external bevel gingivectomy was performed followed by the frenectomy of the upper labial frenum. Gingival healing was uneventful. The gingival line steel stable 5 months
postoperative, and the papilla between teeth 11 and 21 filled the whole interproximal space.
Conclusions: The proper treatment of APE may enhance the smile. From this point of view, external bevel gingivectomy is an effective procedure in case of APE type 1. In some cases, frenectomy may improve the aesthetic result. These techniques, lead to stable results.
Prosthodontic Management of Ectodermal Dysplasia:Two Clinical Case Reports By:Hajer Chtioui, Sameh Rzigui, Amel Abidi, Lamia Mansour
Ectodermal dysplasias are rare hereditary disorders characterized by abnormal development of certain tissues and structures of ectodermal origin.
The condition is important for dentists as it affects teeth resulting in hypodontia or anodontia and the dentist plays an important role in rehabilitation of the patient. Well -fitting and functioning prosthesis could be a great help during their schooling years as it will improve appearance and thus boost their self confidence.
The aim of the treatment was to improve psychological development apart from promoting better functioning of the stomatognathic system.
A preliminary assessment of a new dedicated endodontic software for use with CBCT images to evaluate the canal complexity of mandibular molars By: Gambarini G, Ropini P, Piasecki L, Costantini R, Carneiro E, Testarelli L, Dummer PMH
Environmental Temperature Drastically Affects Flexural Fatigue Resistance of Nickel-titanium Rotary FilesVice P By: Grande NM, Plotino G, Silla E, Pedullà E, DeDeus G, Gambarini G, Somma F
Endodontic retreatment vs dental implants of teeth with an uncertain endodontic prognosis: 1-year results from a randomised controlled trial By: Esposito M, Tallarico M, Trullenque-Eriksson A, Gianserra R
Two Minutes With
Dr. Philippe Tardieu
Dr. Tardieu committed his professional life to the most advanced Dental Art, oriented to Digital Implantology and Aesthetic Reconstructions. Associate Professor at New York University, international speaker, international member of the American Academy of Periodontology and author of numerous scientific articles and books. He is the inventor of the SAFE System, the Immediate Smile procedure and components and of the AxisGuide software and guides. He moved from France to UAE in 2003 where he is working on patients at Alabama Dental Center. He established ANPA MEDICAL SUPPLIES DMCC company in Dubai which is a ISO 13485 certified manufacturer of medical devices. And he is the elected President of the CAI Academy. His treatments are based on the state of the art in Computer-guided Implantology and Aesthetic Dentistry.
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Anaesthesia without discomfort is now an option - an option for which there is an increasing demand amongst patients and dentists. Using computer-controlled anaesthesia, you can now provide pain-free anaesthesia - and so treat greater numbers of nervous and timid patients.
G-CEM Link Force, Bonding protocol for indirect ceramic restorations A clinical case by: Dr. Olivier Etienne, Strasburg
Indirect bonded ceramic restoration is one of the preferred treatment for the loss of tooth structure. Its average success rate at 10 years is estimated at over 95% for pressable ceramic prosthetic elements and over 90% for milled ones.1 Among the success factors identified, the ones considered as crucial are the absence of occlusal parafunctions and the quality of the luting.2
Thanks to the increase use of aesthetic restorations and non-rententive preparations, the adhesive cements became more popular over the years.