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Clinical Reports

Mectron COMBI touch combines a multifunctional piezoelectric scaler and a jet polisher in a single device designed for complete dental prophylaxis. To achieve excellent results, this article discusses the operating procedure of this device and how air-polishing can be reliable, effective and efficient in the mechanical removal of bacterial...
A variety of factors have to be considered when performing implant restorations on the anterior maxillary region given its high aesthetic demands. Dr Kuoching Chen (Taiwan) shares three cases to discuss novel techniques addressing the challenges of anterior implant placement.By Dr Kuoching ChenCase 1A 50-year-old male patient with fair...
Due to bone resorption secondary to tooth extraction, clinicians commonly perform maxillary sinus lift procedure to restore missing upper first molar with an implant, especially if the site is left untreated for a long time. But an alternative and more conservative treatment approach using a “short and fat” implant...
The internal anatomy of human teeth often consists of a highly complicated network of multi-planar curved and anastomotic canals. Thus, reaching the biological and design objectives of root canal instrumentation in severely curved canal systems might be extremely challenging. In this paper, Dr Antonis Chaniotis discusses a safer and...
The following clinical report is a part of vertical ridge augmentation (VRA) case series using different techniques by Drs Chang I C Teoh and Kevin Ng. In this paper, they addressed a vertical bone defect on an area with high aesthetic demands by employing guided bone regeneration (GBR) technique.INTRODUCTIONDental...
Many practitioners face the challenge of finding an imaging system with a larger field of view along with the latest technologies to enable a scalable digital workflow. But the Carestream Dental’s CS 9600 CBCT scanner ticked all the boxes and Dr Antoine Diss, founder of Génération Implant from France,...
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...