Techniques

ACTIVA BioACTIVE wins 2014 Dental Excellence Award Pulpdent’s ACTIVA BioACTIVE has received the international 2014 Dental Excellence Award for the best new restorative material from DrBicuspid.com, the UK-based Internet resource for the dental industry.
How to quantify the risk of suspicious lesions and oral abnormalities using SaliMarkā„¢ OSCC Oral cancer is the sixth most prevalent  form of cancer in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 43,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 
Talking cement selections with a pediatric dentist Choosing the right cements can go a long way toward a clinician’s ability to deliver great restorative care. Because this is such an important topic, DPR is interviewing three clinicians to learn how and why they use and choose the cements that they reach for when caring for their patients.
How to eliminate the tackiness between dental instruments and filled composite resin Have you ever been annoyed by composite sticking to everything but your cavity prep? You wipe off so much that you realize the wasted resin could have filled another preparation? You might even resort to wetting the instrument with adhesive material to prevent the problem or opt for a “non-stick” hand instrument or carver to solve the problem.
How to use 3M ESPE Scotchbond Universal Adhesive in a selective-etch application Previously, the etching mode clinicians used was dictated by the brand of adhesive. Now, with the advent of 3M™ ESPE™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive, clinicians can choose between self-, selective- or total-etch techniques, all from the same “universal” adhesive.
How to perform efficient and accurate pick-up of denture attachment housings ZEST Anchors has introduced the CHAIRSIDE Denture Prep & Polish Kit, the latest in its CHAIRSIDE products portfolio. Designed for efficient and accurate pick-up of denture attachment housings, the kit is the latest addition to ZEST’s CHAIRSIDE portfolio.
How to extract teeth as atraumatically as possibleWith the preponderance of published data demonstrating compelling reasons to remove teeth as minimally invasively as possible, the burden of finding and utilizing effective methods of atraumatic exodontia falls upon the clinician as never before.
How to use transitional bonding for interdisciplinary care The growth of multiple options to serve patients’ esthetic and functional needs and desires requires mastery of disciplines that usually necessitate a coordinated and collaborative team approach with multiple specialties.
How to fabricate anterior provisionals Dentists, expanded function dental auxillaries (EFDAs) and dental assistants traditionally harbor conflicting thoughts about fabricating anterior provisionals.
Bench mastery: Complete implant maxillary and mandibular reconstruction In this case study, a 70-year-old individual with advanced periodontally involved teeth having class three mobility presented for comprehensive implant restorations.