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Cuspal layering technique to produce aesthetic posterior composite restorations – A case report

December 25, 2018

Composite resins have been the choice of restorative material for more than 20 years. Most clinicians have mastered the layering protocol for anterior teeth but achieving life-like posterior restorations is still a struggle for many. This article discusses the cuspal build up technique to achieve predictable, aesthetic restorations while also overcoming the problems associated with polymerization shrinkage.

Management of proximal posterior lesions: A case report

November 12, 2018

Successful resin composite restorations can be achieved when a careful restorative technique is employed. Use of a sectional matrix band and elastic ring helps achieve a tight proximal contact, and the centripetal restorative technique can help to obtain contour and anatomy, minimizing the use of rotary instruments during the finishing procedures.

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Rubber dam- Ace the basics

October 30, 2018

In the world of modern dentistry, the dentist has to be in control of the clinical situation and try to eliminate or minimize factors (or errors) in the ever demanding field of aesthetic dentistry to avoid failures.

Designing smiles and Changing lives with Porcelain Laminate Veneers

July 31, 2018

Aesthetic dentistry can be life altering for the patient and immensely satisfying for the operating dentist. Understanding the psychology behind why the patient wants a different smile, diagnosing the problems with the existing smile, formulating a treatment plan and finally executing that plan to perfection are a few challenges that the aesthetic dentist faces. Here I present a case of diastema closures with Lithium Disilicate Veneers.

Latest Classification of Periodontal Diseases presented at Europerio9

June 28, 2018

After almost 19 years, the latest classification of periodontal diseases was presented on 22 June 2018  at the EuroPerio9 in Amsterdam.The presentation is an outcome of last November’s World Workshop of American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) on Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant diseases and conditions. The new classification was reviewed by nearly 110 experts from around the world at the workshop in Chicago last year.It aims to incorporate peri-implant diseases and address the challenging issue of differentiation between chronic and aggressive forms of periodontal disease. Dental Tribune South Asia spoke to two senior eminent Periodontists in India, Dr.Neel Bhatavadekar and Dr.Tarun Kumar about the latest buzz in the world of Periodontics and present some of their views on the same

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10 essential aspects for implementing magnification in your practice

April 30, 2018

Today magnification has revolutionized dentistry all around the world. Higher magnification with a dental operating microscope (DOM) is clearly an asset, improving the operator’s visibility and thereby the ability to diagnose and provide predictable dental care in day to day dental practice. This article will discuss 10 essential aspects for implementing magnification in your practice:

3D Printing: the latest vogue in Dentistry

March 28, 2018

From defense, aerospace technology, art, jewellery, cloth designing to firearms, 3D printing, an exciting technology is gaining attention of innovative minds. It has been hailed as “revolutionary” in field of medicine and surgery by changing the face of manufacturing products for applied human sciences.

Custom shield Technique

March 27, 2018

An idea of Gaetano Paolone and Salvatore Scolavino and the style italiano team, is the "Custom Shield technique”. In this technique the height and the anatomy of the cusp are registered before its reduction through the use of a silicone index. This index is then used to mold directly the cusp to exactly as it was before reduction.

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Direct composite restorations in maxillary central incisors with unequal mesio-distal width.

December 15, 2017

All aspects of the esthetics can be more critically evaluated (e.g. color, shape, size, width, intensity of color, value, translucency, form, surface texture, surface luster etc.) between central incisors because of their proximity to each other. In contrast, when observing a lateral or a cuspid, the human eyes cannot see the contralateral tooth at the same time. When matching a lateral or cuspid next to another tooth, the esthetic aspects being compared are different. Thus restoring a single incisor is probably among the most difficult aesthetic challenges for any dentist.

Bringing anterior direct restorations to life using surface textures

December 2, 2017

Composite Resin is an extremely versatile and essential material in a dentist's inventory. These materials are technique sensitive, but if applied correctly they can help us provide beautiful and aesthetic restorations to our patients at a fraction of the cost as compared to indirect restorations. Apart from being bio-mimetic and minimally invasive, an added advantage of using these materials is reduced dependency on a Dental Lab technician for good results. And since it is done chairside, everything is in the operator's control.

Keys to predictable posterior restorations: Bulkfill and modern matrix systems

October 13, 2017

One of the biggest complaints we face in Class 2 type restorations is food impaction due to improper contacts. When we used the matrix systems meant for amalgam to make our composite restorations, we managed to seal the Class 2 preparations. However, creating proper inter proximal contact was difficult and food lodgment was a common complaint we had to face .

Management of Temperomandibular Joint disorders and Obstructive sleep apnoea in the dental office using TENS and k7 therapy

February 8, 2017

The main thing in any dental treatment is to sustain the perfect occlusion. It could be centric or retruded. But I think we need to stress upon the Myocentric. Myocentric occlusion is the occlusal relationship between mandible and maxilla that minimizes the need for muscles accommodation and posturing, and allows normal decompression of neural and vascular intra capsular tissue and associated connective tissue. It provides the optimal condylar position that we strive to achieve in a gnathic system that may have become pathologic due to previous condylar positional discrepancies leading to TMD (Tempero-mandibular dysfunctions). This can be explained only with the help of an actual knowledge in the sciences of Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD). The science of NMD is well chronicled in hundreds of scientific articles and textbooks including past anthologies.

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A systematic review on the definition of periimplantitis: Limits related to the various diagnoses proposed

February 7, 2017

The aim of this comprehensive systematic review was to present the different definitions of periimplantitis proposed in the literature.

All that fuss about Flossing!

November 12, 2016

The most common recommendation of dentists to patients is to brush twice a day, clean your tongue, use a mouth rinse and floss regularly. Flossing is in fact the one recommendation of dentists that patients find most difficult to do. Dentists, nevertheless, have insisted that flossing prevents gum disease and dental caries. But is there enough evidence that flossing is really essential to your overall oral health? Raging on the internet and many dental associations across the world is now a debate on whether flossing is of any help at all. It all started after a recent story by Associated Press (AP) that there is little evidence that flossing actually works. They reported that when the federal government issued its latest dietary guidelines, the recommendation of flossing had been removed. Even the government acknowledged that the effectiveness of flossing had never been researched as required. Dr.Niranjan Prabhakar, Executive Editor DT SEA speaks to two eminent Periodontists in India, Dr.Sudhindra Kulkarni and Dr.Rajeev Chitguppi to understand what they make of this new development in Oral health care. Is it good to say, good bye to flossing? Let us find out.  

Soft skills—The real skills

August 21, 2016

Dr. Sujit Pardeshi is a well known author, dentist, personality development-management trainer & public speaker. He has done his Masters in Business Administration in human resource management after completing his BDS. He is awarded ‘Certified National Trainer’ status by Junior Chambers International for soft skills & management skills. Labeled as India’s leading practice management Guru, Dr Sujit has developed special training modules for doctors in general and dentists in particular. A seasoned trainer, Sujit has conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops nationally as well as internationally. His two day course DentXL is highly recommended across the country. He has authored the bestseller book on dental practice management namely New Age Dentalpreneur – Develop A Competitive Edge & Build A Profitable Dental Practice, first of its kind by an Indian author/dentist. He has also written many articles in various dental publications. He is a pioneer and the only professional trainer of this kind in India, and is an authority on the practice of management.

Ten effective ways to manage your money at the dental practice: An insight

August 20, 2016

Every dental practitioner in the world desires a profitable practice. Interestingly, the corner stone of a profitable dental practice is controlling initial capital expenditure and managing monthly routine expenses and the pricing decisions, maintenance of capital expenditure, funding expansion, recovering patient dues from Insurance companies or the patient and finally selling the practice before retiring. Here is an insight into how to manage your money and make the correct financial decisions in your dental practice. The author, Kiran Bindu has domain expertise in Finance. His areas of Interest are Financial Derivatives and Risk ManagementHe has over 14 years of Teaching Experience in some of the Best schools in Bangalore and France. He has Presented Papers in conferences at the International Week at ESC Clermont (an AACSB accredited French Graduate School of Management) in 2009 and published articles for Journals. His training on Financial Spreadsheet Modeling has enhanced the learning experience of thousands of his students over the past 14 years He is involved is training executives in IFRS. He is a Partner in an Investment Advisory Firm called Mentes Capital where he provides both Investment and trading calls to interested subscribers for various Investment packages.In his spare time Kiran is an avid fitness enthusiast. He likes reading anything on Finance and follows global financial markets keenly.  

Laser Dentistry-An Indian Perspective

July 25, 2016

Dr Kirpa Johar has done his masters programme in laser dentistry from Vienna University. He heads an exclusive private practise in Bangalore, where he uses both soft and hard tissue lasers in his routine practise. He has spoken in various National level conferences on Laser Dentistry and at various CDE programs at various dental colleges and dental associations across India. He is one of the pioneer in the field of laser dentistry in India. He is the director of Laser Dentistry Research & Review (LDRR), an academy for quality laser dental education. Dr Kipra Johar is the author of the textbook "Fundamentals of Laser Dentistry", a book written and conceptualized with the aim to make the study of laser assisted dentistry both exciting and easy to understand for dental professionals. He has also authored a chapter "Lasers in Dentistry" in the textbook of Photo Medicine published by Harvard Medical School, U.S.A. Dr Kirpa Johar is a certified trainer from the DALE CARNEGIE TRAINING INSTITUTE.

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