General Dentistry

Comprehensive Head and Neck Exam

Dec 11, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Comprehensive Head and Neck Exam

Fig. 1.1 Forehead and hairline (Photos courtesy of Anna Christine Napoli and Dr. Karin Schey) Standing in front of the patient, visually inspect the face. Look for symmetry; color, pigmentation,…

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Dental Radiology

Dec 11, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Dental Radiology

Examination Effective dose (μSν) Equivalent background exposure (days) Intraoral Rectangular collimation      Posterior bitewings: PSP or F- speed film 5 0.6  Full-mouth: PSP or F-speed film 35 4  Full-mouth:…

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Orthodontics

Dec 11, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Orthodontics

Fig. 17.1 Example of Class I, II, and III profiles The clinical exam consists of an extraoral and intraoral evaluation. The extraoral evaluation includes an assessment of the patient’s temporomandibular…

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Communicating with Dental Laboratories

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Fig. 20.1 Completed diagnostic wax-up, for maxillary and mandibular anterior restorations 20.2.2 Step 2: Preparation and Impressions Finally, make sure you understand correct preparation design as it relates to the…

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Implants for the General Practitioner

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Implant company ISSN address Biohorizons ​www.​biohorizons.​com/​professionals.​aspx Dentsply-Astra Implants ​www.​dentsply.​com/​en-us/​implants.​html Nobel Biocare ​www.​nobelbiocare.​com/​us/​en/​home.​html Straumann ​www.​straumann.​us/​en/​professionals/​products-and-solutions/​surgical-and-restorative-solutions/​implants.​html Zimmer Dental ​www.​zimmerdental.​com/​Home/​zimmerDental.​aspx The successful outcome of any implant osseointegration is mainly dependent on the interrelationship…

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On Building a Dental School

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Fig. 26.1 Margaret B. Wilson, DDS, MBA Attending the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry was a wonderful experience for me, and in retrospect it was transformative as well….

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dec 11, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Fig. 15.1 Panoramic radiographs are an excellent screening tool to determine anatomic landmarks and the degree of difficulty of the extraction Complex extractions of third molars Indications to extract impacted…

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Fixed Restorative Materials

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Type AU % Hardness Indication I 98 Soft Class V, gold foils II 77 Soft enough to make great margins Inlays or small onlays with finishable margins on tooth surfaces…

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Introduction to Occlusion

Dec 11, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Introduction to Occlusion

Fig. 9.1 Splayed teeth, broken incisal edge, and wear facets are indicators for a loss of vertical dimension 9.3 Types of Occlusion Dawson classification (Dawson 2007). Type I: Maximal intercuspation…

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Digital Impressions

Dec 11, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Digital Impressions

Fig. 11.1 Color virtual model Fig. 11.2 Monochromatic virtual model Open and closed systems. Open – digital impression file (usually .stl file) can be imported into other software programs for…

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