Dental Tribune India
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.

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

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.

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.


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