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Letter From the Editor
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bockhorst   Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD
Director of Clinical Technologies, Glidewell Laboratories
Newport Beach, Calif.
After receiving his dental degree from Washington University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Bradley Bockhorst served as a Navy Dental Officer. Today, Dr. Bockhorst is Director of Clinical Technologies at Glidewell Laboratories, where he oversees Inclusive® Digital Implant Treatment Planning Services and is editor in chief and clinical editor of Inclusive magazine. A member of the CDA, ADA, the Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Dr. Bockhorst lectures internationally on an array of dental implant topics. He maintains a private practice focused on implant prosthetics in Mission Viejo, Calif.
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Welcome to the third issue of Inclusive. By now, I hope you have had a chance to view the expanded articles and videos, as well as take advantage of the CE opportunities at and

In our continued effort to provide you with milestone clinical articles, we are proud to include Dr. Lyndon Cooper's article on guiding and evaluating implant esthetics. After reading this classic article, you will understand the importance of the "3:2 rule" and the gingival zenith when planning implants in the esthetic zone.

Another vital aspect of treatment planning implant cases is the amount of prosthetic vertical space available. The patient may have adequate bone to accommodate an implant, but because of collapse of the bite or supra-eruption of the opposing dentition there may be limited restorative space. We present an overview that provides the average crown heights, lists diagnostic tools to determine the amount of space and illustrates the prosthetic height limitations from a laboratory standpoint.

We'll also introduce you to Today, it is all too common for a patient to show up at your office with implants that already have been placed, and identifying these implants can be a challenge. Drs. Kent Howell and Nate Farley of The Ohio State University created this site to aid in the identification of implants based on common characteristics.

On the material science side, we'll also explain the unique properties of zirconia, which has become a very popular restorative material over the last several years. Glidewell Laboratories recently introduced BruxZir® Solid Zirconia, a unique full-contoured all-zirconia restoration. Senior Director of R&D Robin Carden provides an overview of how this material can benefit you and your patients.

You'll also find a photo essay in which Dr. Tim Kosinski walks through the decision process and procedure to replace missing maxillary first molars, as well as a practice management article on pricing psychology when presenting treatment options from Dr. David Schwab.

The Global Institute for Dental Education ( provides a tremendous amount of online educational opportunities. To introduce you to this site, we have a short online presentation by Dr. Joseph Kan of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry on immediate versus delayed implant placement.

Also online is expanded coverage on the topics in the magazine, including a video that shows the utilization of BioTemps® and the IOS FastScan™ Digital Impression System.

As always, we welcome your feedback. Share your thoughts at


Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD
Editor in Chief, Clinical Editor

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