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Guillaume Gardon-Mollard, DDS


There is very little evidence of a statistical relationship between occlusion and periodontal disease, yet it is important that periodontal treatment always be part of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment plan whose ultimate goal is oral function. Dr. Guillaume Gardon-Mollard presents a clinical case study of a 30-year-old young woman, nonsmoker, with no current medical condition, whose chief complaints are tooth mobility and gingival bleeding.

Chris Salierno, DDS

3 patients who may not be candidates for complex dental care

Dr. Chris Salierno, co-editor of Surgical-Restorative Resource, says complex care cases take a great multidisciplinary team — the restorative dentist, specialists, laboratory technicians, and hygienist — who work together to effectively plan, execute, and maintain advanced dental therapy. But one critical member of the team that we often forget is the patient. All of the academic and technical skill in the world won’t help a patient who isn’t ready to be helped.

Bruce G. Freund, DDS

5 things dental professionals need to know to choose the right course on facial injectables

Dr. Bruce Freund details five fundamental rules to follow that will help you choose the best instruction available in the area of facial injectables. There is much to learn and with the right instruction and support, cosmetic facial injectables can become a viable and profitable part of your dental practice.

B. Gail Demko, DMD

Dental sleep medicine: A growing opportunity

Today, there is a huge opportunity for dentists in dental sleep medicine. With more patients being diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. B. Gail Demko says a background in the management of sleep-disordered breathing allows dentists to provide much-needed treatments to patients and grow their practices.

Erik Gonzalez, DDS

Periodontal abscess, endodontic abscess, or a combination: How to decipher

Treatment of perio-endo lesions requires a multidisciplinary collaboration between the endodontist, periodontist, and restorative dentist. Dr. Erik Gonzalez says proper diagnosis and treatment is of utmost importance if we are to give the affected tooth a hopeful prognosis. He begins by examining the various classifications of lesions.

Denise A. Trochesset, DDS

Inflammation of the gingiva: The other reasons besides the obvious

Gingival inflammation is usually attributed to bacterial-induced gingivitis and/or periodontitis. Although bleeding is most often caused by this etiology, there can be other systemic issues at work. Oral pathologist Denise A. Trochesset, DDS, dissects the most common diseases or disorders that may be involved under the category desquamative gingivitis.

Adamo Notarantonio, DDS

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

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.

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS

Special alert to dental professionals: Bruxism is caused by stress ... the stress of suffocating to death!

Dr. Jamison Spencer discusses his theory that nocturnal bruxism (including clenching and grinding) is related to an attempt by the patient’s subconscious to protect the airway during sleep. He sets forth a clear view of sleep disordered breathing among patients who experience fatigue and chronic pain.

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.

Scott Froum, DDS

A tale of two humanities: Hurricane Sandy, the aftermath

Surgical-Restorative Resource Co-Editor Dr. Scott Froum shares eyewitness accounts of the dichotomy of human nature in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Tina Beck, DDS

The problem with wisdom teeth: Leave them in or take them out?

Do you recommend that young adults have their wisdom teeth extracted? Periodontologist Dr. Tina Beck discusses the pros and cons of prophylactic extraction. She shares her professional opinion and some talking points you can use to explain the situation to your patients.

Michael A Miyasaki, DDS

Patients see fast results with new tooth movement system

Dr. Michael Miyasaki explains how patients who have crooked or malaligned teeth can still get the appealing smile they want with a new tooth movement system that was developed in the UK. Minor anterior tooth position discrepancies can be quickly corrected very predictably with a system called Cfast.

Diwakar Kinra, DDS, MS

Don't tick off your endodontist -- 3 simple rules to make everyone's life easier!

Having been on both sides of the specialist/referral relationship, Dr. Diwakar Kinra, an endodontist, says following three simple rules will help make everyone’s life easier. He says we are all in this world of dentistry together to make the patient’s experience better for generations to come, so let’s work together!

Jesse J. Hofer, DMD

Use of Temporary Anchorage Devices for movement of teeth

Dr. Jesse Hofer says Temporary Anchorage Devices can improve treatment times and, in many situations, offer greater patient satisfaction. In this article, he details the various advantages of TADs.

Adamo Notarantonio, DDS

Key concepts in esthetic gingival management: focusing on tooth preparation

Dr. Adamo Notarantonio demonstrates a basic approach to soft tissue esthetics, the appearance of the gingiva, and outlines a few soft tissue problems and their management when prepping teeth. He says there’s a place for prepless or minimally prepped veneers, but pay careful attention to the desired outcome so that the proper prep design yields the proper result.