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 inclusivemagazine.com 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 whatimplantisthat.com. 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 (gIDEdental.com) 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
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 email@example.com.
Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD
Editor in Chief, Clinical Editor