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Treatment planning: Retention of the natural dentition and the replacement of missing teeth

Scott L. Doyle

Article: Treatment planning: Retention of the natural dentition and the replacement of missing teeth Author: Scott L. Doyle, DDS Learning Objectives: Describe the reported survival rates of initial nonsurgical root canal treatment, retreatment and micr…

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Endodontic diagnosis

Gerald Glickman

Article: Endodontic diagnosis Authors: Gerald N. Glickman, DDS, MS, MBA, JD Learning Objectives: ·         Discuss diagnostic terminology for pulpal disease. ·         List diagnostic terminology for periapical disease. ·         Describe endodontic di…

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The treatment of traumatic dental injuries

Asgeir Sigurdsson DDS, MS

Article: The treatment of traumatic dental injuries Authors: Asgeir Sigurdsson, DDS, MS Learning Objectives:  Discuss how to assess the patient and diagnose common dental and pulpal injuries. Describe the recommended emergency treatment for common dent…

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Roots Magazine 2/2015 – Use and abuse of antibiotics

Steven Morrow DDS

For the past 80 years, antibiotic therapy has played a major role in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases.

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General Dentistry article
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Pulp necrosis in the left upper incisor as a consequence of neurovascular pedicle compression

Javier Martínez Osorio , Sebastiana Arroyo Bote

Article: Pulp necrosis in the left upper incisor as a consequence of neurovascular pedicle compression Authors: Dr. Javier Martínez Osorio and Dr. Sebastiana Arroyo Bote Learning Objectives:  Assess the need for surgical removal of supernumerary teeth…

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Interdisciplinary approach in Esthetic Dentistry

Sebastian Ercus

In today’s dentistry, for rendering the best comprehensive dental services to our aesthetically driven patients, the paradigm has shifted to an interdisciplinary team of specialists that work together steered by a clinical co-ordinator.

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Cosmetics article
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Immediate Implantation and Provisionalization: Single Tooth Restoration in the Esthetic Zone

Susan McMahon DMD , Karrah Petruska

Anterior tooth loss and restoration in the esthetic zone is a common challenge in dentistry today. The prominent visibility of the area can be especially distressing to the patient and requires a timely and esthetically pleasing solution.

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Restorative article
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Roots CE magazine 4/2014 – From everyday dentistry to advanced photoacoustic endodontic applications (PIPS): Er:Yag & Nd:YAG dual wavelength laser

Enrico DiVito DDS , Lawrence Kotlow DDS, PC , Giovanni Olivi MD, DDS

Lasers provide an exciting new technology that allows the dentist the ability to give patients optimal care without many of the “fear factors” found in conventional dental techniques. Used with proper understanding of laser physics, lasers are extremely safe and effective.

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Roots CE magazine 3/2014 – Restoration of endodontic teeth: An engineering perspective

Gregori M. Kurtzman DDS, MAGD, FAAIP, FPFA, FACD, FADI, DICOI, DADIA

Identifying the canals and negotiating them to be able to instrument and obturate the tooth is necessary to clinical success.

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Roots CE magazine 2/2014 – Endodontic irrigants and irrigant delivery systems

Gary Glassman DDS, FRCD(C)

Endodontic treatment is a predictable procedure with high success rates. Success depends on a number of factors, including appropriate instrumentation, successful irrigation and decontamination of the root-canal space to the apices and in areas such as…

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Roots CE magazine 1/2014 – Passive micro-volume management of sodium hypochlorite in endodontic treatment

Les Kalman B.Sc (Hon), DDS

The passive utilization and micro volume management of sodium hypochlorite as an endodontic irrigant has been illustrated with a laboratory demonstration and several clinical cases. By limiting the volume and pressure of sodium hypochlorite, the injuri…

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Roots Magazine 4/2013 – Mineral trioxide aggregate revisited: A cement for all seasons

Gary Glassman DDS, FRCD(C)

The future of endodontics is bright as we continue to develop new techniques and technologies that will allow us to perform treatment painlessly and predictably and continue to satisfy one of the main objectives in dentistry — being to retain the natur…

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Roots magazine 3/2013 – Diagnosis 2013: The things you need to know for successful endodontic treatment

Thomas Jovicich MS, DMD

The goal of endodontic treatment is for the clinician to achieve an effective cleaning and debridement of the root canal system, including the smear layer and all of its mechanical and bacterial byproducts. Traditionally this is accomplished via mechan…

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Hygiene C.E. Magazine – 1/2013

Elvir Dincer DDS , Shirley Branam RDH, MBA , Salim Rayman RDH, MPA , Reneé C. Graham RDH, MEd , Gerhard Mora CDT, BS , Gail Y. Malone RDH, BS

PART I Title: Air Polishing Authors: Salim Rayman, RDH, MPA, and Elvir Dincer, DDS Learning objectives: Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to: Discuss the indications for use of air polishing Review the science of air polishing…

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Ortho C.E. Magazine – 1/2013 – Concepts, goals and techniques for successful orthognathic surgery cases

Theodore D. Freeland DDS, MS

Educational Objectives:  An overview of the knowledge needed for success An introduction into What, When and How to perform successful cases An overview of Joint Health A summary of the Soft Tissue Analysis An outline of the Surgical Treatment Objectiv…

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Roots C.E. Magazine – 2/2013 – Predictable Endo 102: Why warm and soft is so good

John J. Stropko DDS

System ‘S’ for injectable or carrier-based GP Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the clinician will be able to: Have a clearer vision of a protocol for more predictable endodontic treatment. Be aware of some various methods for the pla…

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Roots C.E. Magazine – 1/2013 – Endodontic retreatment and adhesive restoration of structurally compromised second premolar

Ivan Filipov DDS, PhD , Lyubomir Vangelov DMD , Stela Nicheva DMD

In light of the scientific literature concerning the outcome of the endodontic treatment, it doesn’t sound inappropriate that the restoration of the endo-coronal complex has to be completed by the endodontist. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of th…

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Laser magazine – 1/2013 – The diode laser as an electrosurgery replacement

Glenn van As BSc. , D.M.D

The diode laser has become the “soft-tissue handpiece” in many dental offices. The advantages of being able to work around metals including dental implants, a reduced need for anesthetic, a reduced risk of recession postoperatively, the ability to redu…

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A review of bioceramic technology in endodontics

Allen Ali Nasseh DDS, MMSc , Dennis Brave DDS , Ken Koch DMD

Since bioceramic technology was introduced to endodontics, the response has been exceptional.

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Implantology article
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CAD/CAM Vol 1 – 1/2012

Matthew Krieger DDS , John C. Schwartz DDS , Wally Renne DMD

Case presentations and lessons learned; Using in-office CAD/CAM technology and lithium disilicate to fabricate efficient and predictable restorations; CAD/CAM technology: Setting the standard and achieving success

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Laser Magazine Vol 2 – 3/2012

Frank Y. W. Yung , Robert H. Gregg II DDS

Introduction to the LANAP protocol for the treatment of periodontitis; Infection Control

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How to avoid extractions when treating malocclusions using MRC’s Bent Wire System and Trainer System for arch development.

German Ramirez-Yañez DDS, Pedo and Maxillofac Orthop Spec, MDSc, PhD , Chris Farrell

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to: Understand the benefits of myofunctional orthodontic appliance use; Understand the main treatment modality of the BWS™ Orthodontic System; Offer patients and parents a non-extraction treatm…

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Orthodontics article
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Identification and management of passive eruption

Gregori M. Kurtzman DDS, MAGD, FAAIP, FPFA, FACD, FADI, DICOI, DADIA

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to: Understand altered passive eruption and how to identify it. Understand treatment options to correct altered passive eruption. Access cosmetic evaluations better with an understanding of how…

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Esthetic long-span bridge using BruxZir

Mark D. McOmie DMD

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to: Know the advantages of the full contour zirconia prep. Identify which new materials are the most aesthetic and which are the strongest. Know the proper use of self-adhesive resin cement. Kn…

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Cosmetic Dentistry Vol 2 – 1/2012

Gregori M. Kurtzman DDS, MAGD, FAAIP, FPFA, FACD, FADI, DICOI, DADIA , John C. Comisi DDS, MAGD , Mark D. McOmie DMD

Bioactive materials support proactive dental care; Esthetic long-span bridge using BruxZir; Identification and management of passive eruption Bioactive materials support proactive dental care (John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD) Educational Objectives Upon comp…

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Cosmetics article
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The power of cross coding: How hygienists can support their patients’ overall body health

Marianne Harper

Have you lost the excitement? Are you content with what you might now perceive as the same-old, same-old every day? Educational Objectives Upon completion of this course, the dental practice will be able to: Understand the role that hygienists can play…

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Checklists not just for pilots anymore

Judy Bendit RDH, BS , Patti DiGangi RDH, BS

With popularity of the television show “Mad Men,” 1960s themes such as war, racism and sexism are memorialized, as are once-common habits such as smoking. Educational Objectives Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to: Examine sta…

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The role of the dental team in the management of the patient with sleep apnea

Nancy Costa-Larson RDH, BS, MHA

The evolution of the dental hygienist’s role in the assessment of a client’s oral health from a singular approach to a collaborative multidisciplinary approach is evident in the treatment of clients with sleep disorders. Educational Objectives Upon com…

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Roots C.E. Magazine – 3/2012

John J. Stropko DDS

Invasive cervical resorption (ICR): A description, diagnosis and discussion of optional management – a review of four long-term cases Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to: Understand the etiology of ICR, an…

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Roots C.E. Magazine – Vol. 2, No. 2/2012

John J. Stropko DDS

Apical microsurgery

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Endodontics article
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