Literature And Clinical Cases

Dentistry Today – Direct Composite for Today’s PracticeComposite resin has been widely used during most of my dental career. While the use of composite resin for Class III, IV, and V restorations was common in the late 1970s, only a few pioneers were using the material for full direct veneers. When light-cured composite resins were introduced to practicing dentists, many found that these materials answered the aesthetic desires of their patients while providing the physical properties needed for many restorations.DOWNLOAD (PDF, 1.1MB)
Dentistry Today – Impression Techniques – Clinical Properties That Matter – by Dr. Ross NashIndirect restorations require some type of impressions in order to be fabricated. Stone replicas made from the impressions have been used in dentistry for many years. These models can be read digitally from CAD/CAM technology, or the restorations can be built directly on the dies with conventional lost wax techniques or direct application processes. While some techniques are available to read preparations directly with digital readers, most dentists still use physical impression materials.DOWNLOAD (PDF, 1MB)
Radiopacity Evaluation of Contemporary Resin Composites by Digitization of Images – European Journal of DentistryRecent advances and developments in resin composite restorative materials brought reduced particle size and increased filler loading, which significantly improved light‑cured composite resins for universal use in anterior and posterior teethDOWNLOAD (PDF, 836KB)
Water Sorption and Solubility of Core Build-Up MaterialsWater sorption and solubility can affect the mechanical strength, color stability, and abrasion resistance of resin composites. Moreover, resin-composites have shown reduced strength and longevity, as a result of extensive water sorption and solubility behaviorDOWNLOAD (PDF, 629KB)
Posterior Resin Composites- Are the compressive properties of composites affected by water sorption-FDI 2013In the oral environment, resin-based composites used in posterior restorations are subject to compressive stresses due to mastication. In addition, composites may absorb water and chemicals, such as those found in saliva or foods and may release components to their surrounding. Therefore, oral conditions affect the stability and longevity of the restorations.DOWNLOAD (PDF, 11.8MB)
Dentistry Today-First Impressions by Dr. George FreedmanIn First Impressions, George Freedman, DDS, gives readers a brief summary of products that have recently been introduced to dentistry, based on his clinical experience.DOWNLOAD (PDF, 629KB)
Radical Reconstruction of Class II Division II Patient with Splinted Veneers-by Dr. Joseph PelerinIn the following case, there was a tight time frame — 40-year-old male in the Merchant Marines due to leave in 5 weeks. As a teenager, the patient was treated with orthodontic treatment and the proper anterior angulation was established, however, the lower jaw was never properly advanced and the retention was not in place and there was a relapse. Teeth 7 through 10 were tipped lingually and he was grinding and shortened them about 7 mm.DOWNLOAD (PDF, 629KB)
Filling the Gap Between Traditional Impressions and Digital Dentistry – by Dr. Ross NashWhile more dentists are utilizing digital impressions in their offices and some are miling restorations on site,
there are still many, like me, who prefer conventional impressions.