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Resin Composite Madness: Solutions for Daily Practice Premium Member Content

Resin Composite Madness: Solutions for Daily Practice
Dental esthetics and minimal invasiveness have become increasingly important during the last decade when considering diagnosis and treatment planning. Nowadays, Composite resins occupy a paramount position among restorative materials because they offer excellent aesthetic potential and acceptable longevity with a much lower cost than equivalent ceramic restorations for the treatment of both anterior and posterior teeth. In addition, composite restorations allow for minimally invasive preparations or no preparation at all when assuming the replacement of decayed or missing tissue becoming a popular alternative to the more traumatizing prosthetic restorations.

Presented By:: Ahmed Tarek Farouk, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Full Arch Minimally Invasive Direct Composite Smile Makeover Premium Member Content

Full Arch Minimally Invasive Direct Composite Smile Makeover
Dr. Richard Coates shares with us the step by step methodology of increasing vertical dimension in a 27 year old with severe erosion, and then the steps he took to restore this very difficult case from posterior teeth to anterior. He details all steps taken through to finishing and polishing of the direct bonded composite restorations. The Kois occlusal deprogrammer was key to success in this case and fabrication and features of the deprogrammer are also explained in this webinar.

Presented By:: Richard Coats, BDS, PG
Presentation Style: Video
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Multidisciplinary Esthetic Resolutions for Anterior Dentition: Integrating Science & Art Premium Member Content

Multidisciplinary Esthetic Resolutions for Anterior Dentition: Integrating Science & Art
Not all patients can be treated the same; there are numerous methods and approaches we must consider before providing a service to our patients that include types of materials, surgery, minimally invasive restorative dentistry, prosthetics, etc. This lecture will take you through a decision tree of minimally invasive approaches to consider for multidisciplinary esthetic dentistry from a restorative and prosthetic point of view. Including a large emphasis on the science behind products and materials available in the market today.

Presented By:: Patricia Pereira, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
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Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth Premium Member Content

Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Conservative and Predictable Approach for Vital and Not-Vital Teeth
This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines in indirect techniques for esthetic restorations using composite resins in order to reach a correct and standardized final clinical result when restoring both vital and not-vital posterior teeth.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
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Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials

Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials
The indications for and composition of today’s dental ceramic materials serve as the basis for determining the appropriate class of ceramics to use for a given case. By understanding the classifications, composition, and characteristics of the latest all-ceramic materials, which are presented in this article in order of most to least conservative, dentists and laboratory technicians can best determine the ideal material for a given treatment.

Author(s): Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC;Johan Figueira, DDS
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Fatigue Resistance and Crack Propensity of Novel "Super-Closed" Sandwich Composite Resin Restorations in Large MOD Defects

Fatigue Resistance and Crack Propensity of Novel "Super-Closed" Sandwich Composite Resin Restorations in Large MOD Defects
To asses the influence of conventional glass ionomer cement (GIC) vs resin-modified GIC (RMGIC) as a base material for novel, super-closed sandwich restorations (SCSR) and its effect on shrinkage-induced crack propensity and in vitro accelerated fatigue resistance. A standard MOD slot-type tooth preparation was applied to 30 extracted maxillary molars. A modified sandwich restoration was used, in which the enamel/dentin bonding agent was applied first, followed by a Ketac Molar or Fuji II LC base, leaving 2mm for composite resin material. Shrinkage induced enamel cracks were tracked with photography and transillumination. Samples were loaded until fracture or to a maximum of 185,000 cycles under isometric chewing, starting with a load of 200 N and gradually up to a maximum of 30,000 each...

Author(s): Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD; Silvana Silva, DMD, PhD; Mauro de Andrada, DMD, PhD; Hamilton Maia, DMD, PhD
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Contemporary Options for Restoration of Anterior Teeth with Composite

Contemporary Options for Restoration of Anterior Teeth with Composite
The present article gives an overview of modern adhesive restoration in the anterior area, in view of the fact that modern dental therapy should be as minimally invasive as possible. Illustrated with multiple cases, the article shows possible prospective fields of indication.

Author(s): Eva Wirsching, Dr med dent
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Visagism: The Art of Dental Composition

Visagism: The Art of Dental Composition
The aim of this article is to present a novel concept: Visagism. The Visagism concept helps dental clinicians provide restorations that account not only for esthetics, but also for the psychosocial features of the created image, which affect patients’ emotions, sense of identity, behavior, and self-esteem. These factors, in turn, affect how observers react to patients following treatment.

Author(s): Marcelo Calamita, DDS, MS, PhD;Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT;Braulio Paolucci, DDS; Galip Gürel, DDS, MS; Adriano Shayder, CDT; Philip Hallawell
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Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice Premium Member Content

Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice
In this presentation, Drs. Conti and Rossi share their experiences in treating challenging cases from a comprehensive multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis will be placed as to when and how the restorative dentist enhances overall periodontal and esthetic therapy.

Presented By:: Roberto Rossi, DDS;Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations Premium Member Content

Adhesive Dentistry: From Direct to Indirect Restorations
Restorative dentistry has changed in recent years. New materials and techniques allow the execution of partial restorations, direct and indirect, with metal-free techniques and started a true partnership between this discipline and prosthodontics. A good esthetic and functional rehabilitation starts from the proper clinical evaluation of the patient and of his problems, planning all the clinical and laboratory procedures in order to reduce the possibility of performing a subpar restoration. It is very important to have a synergy between the clinician, the dental technician and the patient and to make the right use of the protocols and a flow chart to address all patient needs. The goal is to achieve the right balance between biology, esthetic and function by applying a minimally invasive approach.

Presented By:: Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Clinical Excellence in Operative Dentistry: Not Only A Question of Color & Fancy Trends Premium Member Content

Clinical Excellence in Operative Dentistry: Not Only A Question of Color & Fancy Trends
Nowadays the maintenance of “a nice smiling” represents the main desire of our patients and the request for tooth colored restorations is very high. Predictable and repeatable results can be achieved through materials and clinical practices that, on one hand, preserve the original structure of the compromised tooth and, on the other hand, involve a very low biologic price. This lecture aims to point out the relevant guidelines in both direct and indirect techniques for esthetic restorations through the evaluation of techniques and materials in order to reach correct, standardized and long lasting evidence based clinical results.

Presented By:: Prof. Francesco M. Mangani, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Preventing Subgingival Margins by Implementing Supra-gingival Dentistry Protocol Premium Member Content

Preventing Subgingival Margins by Implementing Supra-gingival Dentistry Protocol
Restorative margins ending subgingival are considered “normal” and out of the control of the restorative dentist, but in reality subgingival margins are mostly avoidable and preventable! We have the technique and materials to be able to consider all of the above part of the history of dentistry.

Presented By:: Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, FAGD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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