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Interview: ‘It is a time of unprecedented change in our profession’

July 15, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Robert S. Roda, DDS, MS, was installed as president of the American Association of Endodontists during AAE’s annual session, held recently in Washington, D.C. Roda runs a private endodontic practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., and serves as a visiting lecturer at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and as an adjunct assistant professor at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.

Implant site preservation using a novel post and crown

July 8, 2014

Implant site preservation is an important component of diagnosis and treatment planning. Through CAD (computer aided design), prosthesis can be designed with ideal characteristics. By utilizing CAM (computer aided manufacturing), the clinician has the ability to mill the designed prosthesis with great accuracy. IPS e.max has been selected as the material for this investigation due to strength and esthetics.

Does your implant training meet the new guidelines?

February 14, 2014

Until recently, implant dentistry was considered to be a therapy that was primarily provided by dental specialists, and as such, training regulations were not an issue because most specialties incorporate implant therapy into their residency programs. With implant dentistry becoming more mainstream and being incorporated into general practices, educators and licensing bodies are starting to set training guidelines and parameters for practice.

Treating the cause of malocclusions, not the consequence

September 26, 2013

Extraction versus non-extraction treatment in orthodontics has been a matter of controversy since the beginning of the specialty. Edward H. Angle debated, “The best balance, the best harmony, the best proportions of the mouth in its relation to the other features require, in all cases, there shall be the full complement of teeth, and each tooth shall be made to occupy its normal position.”

Interview: Diagnosing fibro-osseous lesions

March 7, 2013

Dr. David MacDonald is known across dental sectors for his 2011 book “Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology: a Diagnostic Approach,” published by Wiley-Blackwell. He is associate professor and chairman of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia. He trained in the United Kingdom and held appointments at the universities of Hong Kong, Edinburgh and Bergen.

Detecting caries at the margins of restorations with The Canary System

February 12, 2013

Caries detection around the margins of restorations is a major challenge in clinical practice. Typically, the restorative material will impede the detection system from accurately examining the margins for caries. However, The Canary System, powered by an energy conversion technology (PTR-LUM), provides the solution. The Canary System directly examines the status of the tooth crystal structure.

Advances in teeth whitening

February 11, 2013

Dentistry’s primary concerns are establishing and maintaining optimal patient oral health. Our responsibilities include identification and control of disease, patient education, clinical and radiographic examination, health and family history evaluations, risk factors, bacterial identification and a constellation of treatment modalities. How does whitening fit into our professional responsibilities?

Don’t believe all you read on fraud

October 16, 2012

A recent Google search for dental embezzlement articles located approximately 30 articles, many written by some of the “stars” of dental consulting. Most followed a common theme; they offer tips for fraud prevention that include control procedures, each designed to block a specific fraud technique. While I agree that certain controls and techniques advocated by those authors are good ideas for reasons unrelated to fraud, I categorically disagree with the suggestion that more or different controls will prevent fraud.

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