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Clinical Reports

By Somano Luang Phaxay, director of Oral Design PhuketThe master ceramist combines technical skill and an aesthetic sensibility setting the work of a dedicated artist apart from that of the tradesman. Part 1 of this series explored the creation of bespoke ceramic veneers using traditional methods over modern CAD/CAM restorations,...
By Dr Matti Mauramo and Prof Tuomas WaltimoINTRODUCTIONOral mucositis, an inflammation of the oral mucosa, often occurs in association with cancer treatments, particularly radiation and chemotherapy. It manifests as severe pain, redness, and swelling in the patient’s mouth, potentially impacting the success of cancer therapy. To date, no existing...
By Dr Alan Kwong Hing, DDS, MSc, Dr Jacqueline Crossman, PhD, MSc, and Dr Michael R Hamblin, PhDFig. 1: A PBM Pain Rehabilitation Belt with the LEDs activated. The red light is visible, but the infrared light is not visible without specialised optical detectorsINTRODUCTIONThe International Association for the Study...
The VITA Multifunctional Teeth (MFT) offers reproducible and reliable rehabilitations for a fair price-performance ratio. This case report demonstrates how efficient and aesthetic results can be created with the copy denture technique using VITA MFT.By Darius NortheyCOPY DENTURE TECHNIQUEThe teeth of the patient’s old and unstable Fig. 1 dentures...
By Somano Luang Phaxay, director of Oral Design PhuketINTRODUCTIONMaterials like zirconia oxide block and lithium disilicate block are very popular in the modern dentistry era of CAD/ CAM restorations. The market is flooded with lab scanners and milling machines which have become a standard of industrialisation and mass production...
A natural looking and aesthetically pleasing restoration can be achieved using simple technique and complementary materials. Master Dental Technician Marcio Breda describes how beauty can be created with ease on six implants using the highly translucent zirconia VITA YZ HT White and the universal veneering ceramic VITA LUMEX AC.CASE...
By Dr Michael WeißINTRODUCTIONTreating patients with permanent restorations in same-day treatments is now state-of-the art in many dental clinics. Modern 3D printing materials and quicker production times in additive manufacturing allow dentists to offer patients with highly aesthetic and definitive restorations in just one visit. Patients appreciate the time...
By Dr Denzil Albuquerque, MDS and Dr Jojo Kottoor, MDS  INTRODUCTIONRestorative dentistry has been the backbone of treating caries and diseased tooth structure. As in any field, restorative dentistry and protocols have evolved tremendously over the last century. In the conventional approach of extension for prevention, not only is the...
By Dr Botond Simon DMD, Dr George Freedman BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, and János Vág, DMD, PhD, Med HabilINTRODUCTIONMirror-image twin is a unique phenomenon where the features on one identical, or monozygotic, twin’s left side are mirrored on the other twin’s right side. For example, one twin may have a...
With a normal bite, the upper jaw and teeth are sitting slightly in front of the lower jaw. However, when people are described as having a long face or a prominent jaw, they may have a condition called mandibular prognathism which refers to the overdevelopment of the lower jaw.The...