By Dr. Eyal Simchi The ten-year-old patient had multiple carious teeth, both anterior and posterior. He had a high level of caries risk due to poor home care and diet. Tooth #7 had MLF decay including decalcification along the cervical third of the tooth. The patient was anesthetized with 1cc of Septocaine 4% (Articaine HCI […]
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By Dr. Arthur Volker Following caries removal and toileting of the preparation (Figures 1 and 2), the ACTIVA BioACTIVE-BASE/LINER is placed directly over the deepest dentinal areas in increments of 2mm (Figure 3). Each layer is subsequently light cured. The tooth is etched, bonded, and then restored via a combination of flowable and micro-filled with […]
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Pulpdent Corporation is pleased to welcome Christie Bailey in the position of Manager of Professional Relations and International Sales. Christie Bailey uses a combination of strategy, data analysis and creative problem-solving to identify customer needs and deliver thoughtful resolutions. She is responsible for overseeing Pulpdent’s KOL network and international sales development. Prior to Pulpdent, Christie […]
By Amber Auger RDH, MPH When it comes to preventing tooth decay, dental sealants play a primary role. The pits and fissures of the teeth account for 80% to 90% of the total caries in permanent teeth and 44% in primary teeth.1 Selecting a sealant material that has proper integration with the tooth will prevent […]
by Dr. Susan McMahon The patient is a healthy, 28-year-old woman with a very low caries rate. She has had staining in the pits and fissures of posterior molars for many years (Figure 1) and has recently begun to experience sensitivity in her upper left molars. Visual inspection revealed staining in the pits and fissures […]
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By Karen Comisi CDA, RDA, FADAA As Treatment Coordinator at Dental Care with a Difference®, PC, I had the opportunity to present treatment options to patients and answer their questions. After reviewing their restorative needs I would ask what they knew about filling materials. I quickly discovered most patients have no idea what materials are […]
Every week, the SMILES program sends a team of dental professionals and portable dental equipment to forty Title 1 Schools in North Texas. SMILES is run by Dental Health Arlington, a non-profit dental clinic, and provides free oral health screenings, dental sealants and fluoride treatments to over 10,000 low-income students in the first, second and […]
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by Robert A. Lowe, DDS In the clinical environment, an artistically contoured and well-marginated provisional restoration nurtures the gingival tissues with proper marginal seal and emergence profiles during the interim phase of treatment. A provisional matrix can be fabricated from the pre-operative stone model / composite mock up using a clear plastic stent material and a […]
By Amber Auger RDH, MPH For the past twenty-eight years, Professor John Power of Quinnipiac College has brought volunteer teams to the Dominican Republic to provide free healthcare, primary school education, construction services, and meals to the underserved community of La Romania. This year, I was fortunate to lead a team of four dental hygienists […]
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By Jack D Griffin, DMD Patients undergoing cancer treatment face a variety of oral health challenges, including xerostomia. Without sufficient saliva to neutralize acids and support the natural remineralization process, patients suffering from dry mouth can be more susceptible to the acids that cause tooth decay. Such was the case of a 78-year-old female cancer […]