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Albert Yoo, DDS

'My implant is too shallow and now I'm getting food stuck between my teeth'

Proper embrasure form between teeth and restoration is critical for both proper papilla formation as well as hygiene/cleanability. Successful rehabilitation with dental implants includes stability of bone level, function, esthetics, and overall patient satisfaction. Here, Dr. Albert Yoo goes through a case study and assessment.

Stacey Simmons, DDS

Are you sure I have a cavity?

In dental school, we were taught to rely on a sharp explorer and sharp eyes to diagnose caries. If we can’t see it, it’s not there, right? Enter DIAGNOdent. Dr. Stacey Simmons shows you how this caries detection device works and how it solidified her patient’s trust in her clinical skills.

Stacey Simmons, DDS

Head, neck, and oral cancer: A general reference for treatment

Dr. Stacey Simmons believes that oral care for cancer patients is essential, and the key to successful treatment is ardent communication between all parties involved — the patient, oncologist, general practitioner, and dentist.

Zackary T. Faber, DDS, MS

Orthodontics: It's not just cosmetics

Lower incisor crowding is one of the most common dental findings in Dr. Zackary Faber’s orthodontic practice during his daily exams. He goes through examples of patients who present with “shifting” lower front teeth and explains that by correcting these issues, the patient and the dental team have the ability to restore these teeth to healthy function.

restorations Fabricating IPS e.max veneers step-by-step G. Franklin Shull, DMD, and Matt Roberts, AAACD

Fabricating IPS e.max veneers step-by-step

G. Franklin Shull, DMD, and Matt Roberts, AAACD, go through a case study to show how lithium disilicate restorations — in this case, IPS e.max Press — are ideal for esthetically challenging cases and can offer patients a conservative alternative. They blend seamlessly with the remaining dentition, improve esthetics, and transform the appearance of the patient’s smile.

Mark Hyman, DDS, MAGD

'Stay in the chair' dentistry delivers satisfied patients and an improved bottom line

Dr. Mark Hyman talks about an injection technique that allows him and his dental team to fully control their anesthesia routine. This one simple addition to his dental practice makes an incredible difference in patient satisfaction and practice productivity.

Marc M. Gottlieb, DDS

Restoring the difficult Class II with composite

Dr. Marc Gottlieb goes through a case study of a failing amalgam and an undermined mesial buccal cusp involving a second molar, which he restored with an ABC Wedge.

Surgical-Restorative Resource

Literature review: Emergence profiles for dental implants

This is the first in a series of articles on citing key literature references on specific subjects. This month, Surgical-Restorative Resource™ takes a look at emergence profiles for dental implants.

Chris Salierno, DDS

Avoiding complications bonding lithium disilicate

The ability to create a resin cement bond between tooth structure and lithium disilicate has created new possibilities for restorative dentists. Surgical-Restorative Resource™ Co-Editor Dr. Chris Salierno presents a clinical case to illustrate the simple techniques he uses during an insertion visit that will help you avoid common barriers to effective bonding.

Raymond L. Bertolotti, DDS, PhD

Quest for the best dental bonding agent

Dr. Raymond Bertolotti, a pioneer in dental bonding, talks about the properties that a “dream bond” would have and works through the current thinking about self-etching primer systems vs. etch-and-rinse systems.

Adamo Notarantonio, DDS

The power of preparation: How to ensure proper gingival zenith position for a single dental implant restoration

Simply put, preparation creates success. Dr. Adamo Notarantonio says there are three things you must focus on as you prepare for success in anterior implant esthetics: proper planning, placement, and the provisional.

Gregory J. Tarantola, DDS

What makes a clinical dental case complex?

Dr. Gregory Tarantola suggests discussing the complex issues involved in clinical dentistry cases with patients before beginning treatment. He says, “When issues are discussed ahead of time, it is a diagnosis. When they are discussed after the fact, it tends to look like an excuse, which can erode the trust we have worked so hard to build.”

Surgical-Restorative Resource

The top 10 Surgical-Restorative Resource articles in 2012 for clinical dentistry

Here is a readers' compilation of the top 10 clinical dentistry articles from Surgical-Restorative Resource™ in 2012.

Chris Salierno, DDS

The wrong way to restore an implant

How do you come along behind another dentist who improperly restored an implant and fix his or her mistakes? Surgical-Restorative Resource Co-Editor Dr. Chris Salierno goes through a case study on a new patient who presented with this problem and explains what he does to make it right.

endo retreatment

To retreat or not: a decision matrix

Drs. Joseph F. DiBernardo and Doreen Toskos analyze endodontic retreatment on a case-by-case consideration. The clinician’s job is to stack the odds in his or her favor and reduce the biological burden to hasten healing, while making sound decisions based on a variety of warning signs.