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  • Managing the Pulpal Response with High Performance Materials - eBooks - - Whether a restorative procedure is simple or complex, the pulpal health of the tooth is essential for long-term success and patient satisfaction. Learn about a new class of material that offers unique features for full pulpal protection.
  • Hemostasis and Coagulation with Ablative Soft-Tissue Dental Lasers and Hot-Tip Devices | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - Erbium laser wavelengths circa 3,000 nm are highly energy efficient and spatially accurate for photothermal ablation; their photothermal coagulation depths are significantly shorter than gingival blood vessel diameters. Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser wavelengths circa 10,000 nm are extremely effective and spatially accurate photothermal ablation tools with exemplary coagulation ability as a result of a close match between their photothermal coagulation depths and the diameters of oral soft-tissue blood capillaries. In nonablative applications, coagulation depth can be increased for long pulses with extended heat propagation-driven coagulation depth in excess of the photothermal coagulation depth. Unlike CO2 and erbium lasers, soft-tissue ablative dental diodes are contact thermomechanical cutting devices. Their coagulation depth depends on the degree of the diode’s glass tip charring and can range from sub-millimeter (heat propagation-driven coagulation for significantly charred tips) to multi-millimeter (photothermal radiant coagulation for poorly charred tips).
  • The Norm for Dental and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - Digital radiography is the norm for training dentists in the United States and is set to replace analog x-ray film technology entirely in the forseeable future. Digital radiography advantages include: speed of viewing when using solid state technology; the ability to view images through different windows and levels; ease of sharing digital files for second opinions and co-diagnosis; and the potential to use relatively low patient radiation exposures if the diagnostic task permits. It also eliminates the need for having a darkroom and using assistant time to process images, as well as the expense of buying and disposing of chemicals.<br />​Dentists should take into account the needs of their specific patient population and their scope of practice when contemplating any technology investment, including x-ray imaging. Factors to be considered include current and future clinical needs, costs and benefits of the different imaging modalities relative to their practice, space requirements, system integration, installation, and maintenance.
  • Material Selection and Techniques for Socket Preservation Bone Grafting | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - There are many benefits of performing the socket preservation bone grafting. In many general and surgical practices, grafting the bony socket at the time of extraction has become the standard of care. An understanding of bone morphology and graft healing plays a vital role in the success of any bone-grafting procedure. The ability to remove the hopeless tooth without damaging the surrounding hard and soft tissues and properly managing the remaining bony socket is of utmost importance for the successful future replacement of the now-missing tooth. Identifying the remaining bony walls of the socket and providing support for the graft materials during the primary healing phase is vital for healing. The steps of a socket-grafting procedure are simple to learn, and when implemented into the everyday practice of the general dentist, it can greatly improve the restorative outcome after tooth extraction. When managed correctly, a socket preservation graft provides the hard- and soft-tissue architecture needed for more predictable and successful fixed, removable, and implant-supported prosthetic outcomes.
  • Dental Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by frequent episodes of partial or complete airway obstruction during sleep. OSA is largely undiagnosed and untreated, and has been recognized as an independent risk factor for clinical consequences such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and abnormal glucose metabolism. Dentists are recognized team players in the screening and management of OSA patients. The physical characteristics commonly present in patients with OSA are easily identifiable during a routine dental examination, and basic screening questionnaires can be added to routine dental appointments. Professional medical and dental organizations have shown the need for a mutual collaboration and multidisciplinary approach in the management of OSA patients.
  • Using Photography to Determine Maxillary Incisal Edge Position | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - When restoring a patient’s smile it can be challenging for the restoring dentist to know where to place the maxillary incisal edge in three-dimensional space. This can be especially difficult when a patient has severely worn dentition, chipped anterior teeth, or missing anterior teeth. This article is not a comprehensive analysis of a patient’s smile, but rather it will focus on positioning of the maxillary incisal edge position using digital photography and provisional restorations as guides to achieve functional and cosmetic smiles. Six digital photographs are helpful in assessing maxillary incisal edge position: full-face smile photo, close-up smile photo, rest-position photo, exaggerated “E” photo, tip-down smile photo, and profile smile photo. This article will describe how these photos are helpful to the restoring dentist when taken and evaluated before the case is started and while the patient is wearing provisional restorations.
  • Understanding the Etiology and Functional Considerations of the Worn Dentition | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - Treating a worn dentition can be extremely challenging for clinicians, as there are many factors to consider. Regular wear of enamel is normal; however, wear that exceeds a standard rate is a sign of irregularity in the stomatognathic system. Clinicians should recognize the signs of occlusal instability, which include inordinate wear in enamel, exposure of dentin, broken teeth, migration of teeth, and excessive mobility. This article will discuss the etiology of the worn dentition, including such contributing factors as attrition and abrasion, abfraction, and erosion. It will also examine the restorative implications of the worn dentition and present a case example of a patient who presented with advanced generalized wear of the anterior teeth.
  • Instrument Cassettes: An Effective Infection Control Precaution | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - Instrument processing and recirculation involves a complex, sequenced series of events that requires qualified dental healthcare workers, specialized equipment, and adequate space. The ultimate goal of the process is to provide sterile instruments for patient care. Because many of the individual procedures involve handling of instruments contaminated with blood, saliva, and other bioburden, a major focus for any comprehensive infection control program is minimizing the risk for percutaneous sharps injuries. This article will review the inclusion of instrument cassettes in the process, as well as provide an overview of engineering and work practice controls and instrument processing, to emphasize how appropriate use of cassettes can increase process effectiveness and improve office safety.
  • Unique Benefits of Immediate Implants with Immediate Provisional Restoration | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - Since 1988, the author has documented data regarding 13,630 implant surgical sites, including patient history, surgical protocol, type and size of implant, regenerative regimen, outcome, and long-term follow-up. This report summarizes outcome analytics of 2,056 implants that were immediate implant/immediate provisional restoration (IIIPR) and compares them to 5,284 immediate implant/no restoration (IINR) by criteria including cumulative success rates and patient and dentist perceptions of outcomes and esthetics.
  • The Continuum of Dental Caries Management | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - Dental caries is the most common chronic disease in humans. Historically, treatments for caries have been primarily directed to surgical restorative interventions. Recently, with the development of better risk assessment tools and newer technologies that can identify the presence of dental caries lesions at an earlier stage with improved specificity, medicinal therapeutic interventions have been introduced, including the use of silver diamine fluoride products along with techniques such as resin infiltration, both of which can halt caries lesion progression. The study of biofilms will also evolve further and will result in improved medical treatments of caries lesions.
  • Recognizing and Managing Implant Complications | CDEWorld - Continuing Dental Education - The high implant success rates reported in the literature may not reflect the realities that clinicians see in their private practices. The myriad complications associated with implants suggest success rates are more likely to be lower. The types of complications that can occur can have many causes. Prevention of complications and preparation are just as important as knowing how to manage them. Preparation includes taking a thorough medical history, comprehensive oral and periodontal examinations, detailed radiographic and computed tomographic records, and using a surgical guide to more accurately plan for the procedure, thus staving off the risk for complications. The article addresses causes for complications and failures as well as treatment.
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