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By Dr Theodoros TasopoulosBACKGROUNDMany denture wearers who require replacement dentures may have been wearing the same set for a long time. For that reason, especially for the elderly, adapting and controlling a new set of dentures may pose a diffi culty, as they can diff er in shape from...
By Kimara K. AckerleyEstablished in 1973, Protec Dental Laboratories Ltd in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), has grown to become one of Canada’s largest full-service dental labs.Protec takes great pride in its Canadian heritage while embracing a diverse team of employees from every corner of the world. It is a...
By Dr Anna LechnerPatients have expressed their desire to preserve the function and aesthetics of their teeth for a lifetime. Successful endodontic treatments also play a significant role in this. Dr Anna Lechner, endodontist from Darmstadt, Germany, uses three case studies to show the improvements in terms of simplicity,...
By Dr Jörg SchröderCASE DESCRIPTIONThis is a case of a 23-year-old male patient in generally healthy condition. For two to three weeks, the patient suffered from labial pain on tooth 22 upon palpation. There was also a small labial swelling at the apical region.However, during the first...
By Dr Ralph SchönemannINTRODUCTIONThe direct restoration of multiple defects, particularly old restorations with secondary caries, places considerable demands on both the clinician and materials used.Compared with indirect fabricated restorations, the effort is considerably less. Generally, these materials require a temporary restoration as well as a second treatment session...
By Dr Paresh PatelINTRODUCTIONAs the baby boomer population ages, the numbers of edentulous and partially edentulous patients increase since tooth loss and age are related.Whether it is due to neglect, caries, medications or other systemic reasons, patients are coming to practices all over the country needing extractions. Most...
Dr Kelvin Tantono from Medan, Indonesia, has taken the road less travelled to answer his life calling and follow his passion. Although leaving his career as a dentist to become a full-time ceramist was not an easy decision, the sacrifices he made proved to be worth it in the...
By Dr Marcelo OliveiraHow reliable are your eyes?Implant dentistry requires specific motor skills with an intense and focused vision for several hours consecutively. However, the conditions and obstacles that we usually encounter in the oral cavity can add a considerable burden to our vision and limit our ability to...
By Dr Anand NarvekarIntroductionThe proportion and symmetry of central incisors are paramount to facial beauty and individual characteristics of a smile. Hence, optimal restoration of central incisors (aesthetics and function) without compromising the natural tooth structure remains a challenge in routine clinical practice.In treatment planning, we, as clinicians, often...
By Dr How Kim Chuan, Dr Kevin Ng and Dr Manjusri LimCase descriptionThe male patient was 12 years old at the time of the first presentation and appeared to have delayed dental development. His parents were concerned about his protruding upper incisors.Clinical presentationThe patient was presented with Class...