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Restorative Dentistry

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by Dr. Joe Whitehouse
Dr. Joe Whitehouse shares a case study of a patient whose tooth surface loss was treated using minimally invasive techniques. Instead of removing even more enamel, he started with orthodontics to move the teeth into better position to receive three-quarter wrapped restorations.
September 2022
by Dr. Chad C. Duplantis
Indirect restorative dentistry presents dentists with many options in regard to technique, materials and acquisition of a final impression. Dr. Chad C. Duplantis discusses aspects that help provide predictable results, regardless of the mode of acquisition.
September 2022
Effective and gentle gingival retraction from Gingi-Pak
September 2022
by Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Dentaltown editorial advisory board member Dr. Jeanette MacLean discusses why glass ionomer cement sealants are easier for clinicians and better for patients, then explains the application techniques and key benefits.
July 2022
by Dr. David Sherberg
Dr. David Sherberg shares a case in which he had to abandon Invisalign after the patient became noncompliant, so he finished up with upper and lower veneers and crowns.
August 2022
by Dr. Howard Goldstein
Dr. Howard Goldstein, director of continuing education, shares Dentaltown's latest CE offerings and most popular courses.
September 2022
A Townie shares his approach to expedite this quick composite restoration.
July 2022
Townies provide instrument advice for a dentist just beginning his oral surgery journey.
May 2022
Add predictability to posterior composite restorations
May 2022
This Townie asks for advice on seating crowns
April 2022
An essential element for precision impressions
April 2022
Townies trade tips and tool recommendations for creating optimal results in crown creation.
February 2022
by Drs. Arthur R. Volker, Pantelis Kouros and Serhat Köken
One of our most-followed Townies, Dr. Arthur R. Volker, and two colleagues explain matrixing strategies for anterior and facial surfaces, discuss the indications and pros and cons of each option, and share case studies that illustrate the principles involved.
March 2022
by Dr. Foroud Hakim
Dr. Foroud Hakim shares a decision-making rubric for composite viscosity selection, including the varying materials’ prevalence in practice (Classes I–IV), traditional training axioms and material selection, and contemporary shifts in materials and protocols.
April 2022
by Christofer Hatzis and Dr. Sanna Charlie
Dr. Sanna Charlie and fourth-year dental student Christofer Hatzis share a case study in which they used minimally invasive dental measures to restore the aesthetics to the smile of a 92-year-old patient.
February 2020
by Dr. Mike Racich
In this dental continuing education course, Dr. Mike Racich illustrates how to achieve mutually protective occlusal schemes and stabilize interarch relationships, often needed before periodontal surgery or after orthodontic treatment. This course explains the subtractive occlusal equilibration technique, which employs inclined-plane odontoplasty.
October 2020
by Drs. Isaias Íñiguez and Laiza Íñiguez Smith
Drs. Isaias Íñiguez and Laiza Íñiguez Smith demonstrate two different composite restoration techniques using bulk fill restorative and polyethylene fibers that can be used as an interim treatment for cracked tooth syndrome. These restorations have lasted eight and 10 years—and counting!
November 2020
by Dr. Terry Shaw
One of our most-followed Townies, Dr. Terry Shaw, shares a case in which he treated a well-known Canadian tenor’s severely worn dentition over two visits by rebuilding the patient’s upper and lower teeth with composite.
November 2020
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor
On Dentaltown’s message boards, we asked Townies to submit photos of the most challenging mouths they’d ever treated. From the more than 75 posts, we selected eight cases to vie for top honors in the “My Worst Mouth” Contest.
January 2021
by Dr. Hemali Ajmera
Dr. Hemali Ajmera recaps the options available for aesthetic dental restoration of malformed, misshapen or underdeveloped lateral incisors, and shares the step and details behind a same-day chairside treatment she performed for a patient who wanted a painless option to treat her short incisors.
April 2021
by Dr. Ron Kaminer
Dr. Ron Kaminer illustrates the use of a thermoviscous nanohybrid composite that was developed specifically to be heated for ease of placement in a bulk fashion.
September 2021
by Dr. Joe Whitehouse
Dr. Joe Whitehouse shares a case study in which he restored an elderly patient’s smile through a multicourse treatment that included CAMBRA, orthodontics, crowns and bridges.
October 2021
With our monthly dental poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results on materials.
October 2021
After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite dental services and products, we tallied the results. Now it’s time to announce the winners of the 2021 Townie Choice Awards!
December 2021
by Dr. Joe Westbury
Dr. Joe Westbury walks readers through the research, planning and effort that was involved in building a lab for his practice, including a milling machine. He also shares case studies that illustrate what he’s been able to create with this technology. (“The ability to control everything from start to finish is priceless,” he says.)
January 2022
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