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Orthodontic Input in the Management of Hypodontia Cases
Did you know that pre-restorative orthodontics can optimize spaces for prosthetic replacements and improve unfavorable features of the malocclusion? This breakthrough could make your practice more effective and patient-friendly.
Dentistry October 20th 2023
The ‘Blank Canvas’ Technique by Dr. Arthur R. Volker: Expedited Polychromatic Class IV Restoration
In situations like trauma (both adult and pediatric), as well as for minor fractures where it may be challenging to handle composite masses or if a palatal stent would be unworkable, the blank canvas technique offers a quick way to fix polychromatic Class IV fractures. Dr. Volker mentions that nanofilled or nanohybrid composites can also be utilized for this approach if a smaller inventory is wanted; however, there may be a modest aesthetic and functional compromise. The article also includes a table listing the benefits and drawbacks of the procedure.
Dentistry April 17th 2023
Caries Management and Minimal Intervention Dentistry: A Collaborative Approach
To assist the patient and dental team in the management of early carious lesions, it is beneficial to use a completed risk assessment coupled with a variety of caries diagnostic techniques. When creating a caries treatment strategy, it is important to take into account the use of minimal intervention dentistry to treat early carious lesions as it is a crucial step in the caries management process. After completing this course, participants will be able to know the radiographic and visual techniques used to identify caries, provide an example of how CAMBRA can help with caries management, and name six minimally invasive dental techniques that can help with caries treatment.
Dentistry March 21st 2023
Use of Minimally Invasive Techniques and Antimicrobial Agents to Treat Rampant Caries
It can be difficult for a clinician to treat individuals with high levels of caries activity conservatively and minimally invasively. It is vital to employ cutting-edge equipment to monitor the disease’s causes, alter the patient’s eating and oral hygiene routines, and suggest using toothpaste that is high in calcium and phosphate and antibacterial oral disinfection products. The dentist should keep as much of the tooth as possible. If at all possible, the preparation margins should be located in the enamel to promote stable adhesion rather than deteriorating dentin adhesion. The restorations’ finish lines should be supragingival to enable the patient to maintain them quickly and effectively. Finally, it is possible to safeguard the hybrid layer against the invasion of germs to the hybrid layer’s micro gaps and avoid secondary caries by using antibacterial bonding materials containing QASi. The first line of defense against bacterial growth on composite surfaces is antibacterial repair materials with QASi infusion.
Dentistry March 20th 2023