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The Importance of Biofilm Removal

Periodontal and peri-implant involvement has been de­scribed as microbially associated, host-mediated inflammation resulting in loss of attachment.1 Biofilm accumulates interproximally, increasing the pathogenic potential of the bacterial…

The Meaning Behind Sensitive Oral Mucosa

Patients sometimes present to the dental office with a complaint of sensitive gingiva or oral mucosa. While dentists are aware that this is not a physiological presentation, underlying causes should be investigated. Patients with such a…

Treatment Tips for Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Dentinal hypersensitivity is a common patient complaint, with a widely fluctuating prevalence rate — ranging from 4% to 57% of the population. The potential causes of such sensitivity are also varied. To support clinicians in helping their…

Straight Talk on In-Office Milling

The rapid-fire evolution of digital dentistry is showing no signs of slowing. In fact, the pace may be accelerating as more clinicians embrace in-house milling technologies that allow the design and delivery of crowns and other prostheses…

New Indications for Dental 3D Printing

Like all cutting-edge technologies, three-dimensional (3D) printing is evolving rapidly thanks to ongoing advances in printers, software, and especially the resins used in what’s known as additive manufacturing.

3D Imaging in Periodontal and Implant Therapy

Whether contemplating its use in periodontal and dental implant therapy or another area of practice, clinicians who are thinking of adopting cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) are cautioned to view this modality as an adjunct to…

Guidelines For Updating Your Magnification

While many oral health professionals have embraced magnification and illumination as tools to enhance visual acuity in clinical practice, some may find the loupes that once served them well no longer provide peak performance.

Clear Aligner Therapy Remains in High Demand

The allure of clear aligner therapy is easy to understand. In light of the benefits offered by this approach, interest from patients and providers is ramping up as advances in technology have broadened the scope of what can be treated with…

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