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WINTER 2011 ISSUE
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Inclusive Digital Magazine
Winter 2011 Issue

Featured Content

Article & Video
Letter From the Editor
Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD

We saw many changes in implantology in 2010, including rapid growth in monolithic restorations such as BruxZir® and IPS e.max®, as well as the use of CAD/CAM technology in the design and fabrication of custom abutments, crowns, overdenture bars and frameworks. Digital treatment planning and guided surgery continued to grow with expanded access to CBCT scanners.

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Article
The Truth About Small-Diameter Implants
Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, Ph.d
Paul L. Child Jr., DMD, CDT

Drs. Gordon Christensen and Paul Child reveal what they deem to be the "truth" about small-diameter implants (SDIs). Seeking to combat existing negative attitudes toward SDI use, they discuss the evolution and indications of these conventional-diameter implant counterparts and offer suggestions for their successful placement.

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Article
Mini Implants: An Interview with
Dr. Gordon Christensen
Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD

An Inclusive magazine exclusive: Leading proponent of mini implants Dr. Gordon Christensen delves further into the world of mini implants, sharing his experience and views on the subject in an exclusive Q&A session.

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Article, Photo Essay & Video
Mini Dental Implants for Every Dentist
Raymond Choi, DDS

In this article and video lecture, Dr. Raymond Choi explains how placing mini implants can be a simple process that is affordable for the patient and relatively stress free for the clinician. A photo essay showing the surgical placement of minis to support and retain a denture in an edentulous mandible illustrates his points.

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Article
Predicting the Performance of Mini Implant-Retained Prostheses Using Finite Element Analysis
Grant Bullis
Vaheh Golestanian

When using mini implants to support a denture, the quantity of implants used can vary; however, a sufficient quantity of implants must be placed to adequately distribute the forces generated during chewing to prevent fracture of the implants.

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Article
Mandibular Denture Retention: The Mini Implant Solution
Stephen A. Wagner, DDS
A. Burton Melton, DDS

Drs. Stephen Wagner and Burton Melton argue that mini implants are proving to be a viable alternative to conventional implants for a variety of permanent applications, especially retaining mandibular dentures. Discover the reasons behind their claim.

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Article, CE Credits, Photo Essay & Video
A Technique for Obtaining Accurate Full-Arch Implant Impressions
Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD

Even though CAD/CAM implant frameworks have greatly improved and simplified restoring full-arch cases, an extremely accurate impression and master cast are still critical for achieving a passive fit of the prosthesis.

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Article, Photo Essay & Video
Utilizing Digital Treatment Planning and Guided Surgery in Conjunction with Narrow-Body Implants
Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, MAGD

Thanks to CT diagnosis and digital treatment planning, clinicians can now predictably surgically place many types of dental implants. Dr. Timothy Kosinski explains how CT diagnosis, digital treatment planning and guided surgery can be used in conjunction with narrow-body implants.

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Article & Video
Billing Patient Medical Plans: There's Nothing Illegal About It!
Olya Zahrebelny, DDS

Dr. Olya Zahrebelny tackles the common misconception that dentists can only access benefits from patient dental plans. Listen to this video lecture as she outlines how dentists can learn the ins and outs of billing patient medical plans.

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Video Preview
gIDE Lecture-On-Demand
Advanced Implant Treatment Planning: A Systematic Approach
Alexandre Amir Aalam, DDS
Mamaly Reshad, DDS, MSc

gIDE Lecture-on-Demand: Drs. Alexandre-Amir Aalam and Mamaly Reshad present a systematic approach to advanced implant treatment planning, illustrating how to maximize patient comfort and satisfaction while progressing through complex dental treatments.

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Table of Contents

brad bockhorst   Introduction
Letter From the Editor

Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD
    Featured Article
The Truth About Small-Diameter Implants

Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, Ph.d
Paul L. Child Jr., DMD, CDT
 
article   Interview
Mini Implants: An Interview with Dr. Gordon Christensen

Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD
    Featured Article
Mini Dental Implants for Every Dentist

Raymond Choi, DDS
 
article   R&D Corner
Predicting the Performance of Mini Implant-Retained Prostheses Using Finite Element Analysis

Grant Bullis
Vaheh Golestanian
    Featured Article
Mandibular Denture Retention: The Mini Implant Solution

Stephen A. Wagner, DDS
A. Burton Melton, DDS
 
  Clinical Tip
A Technique for Obtaining Accurate Full-Arch Implant Impressions

Bradley C. Bockhorst, DMD
    Featured Article
Utilizing Digital Treatment Planning and Guided Surgery in Conjunction with Narrow-Body Implants

Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, MAGD
 
  Practice Management
Billing Patient Medical Plans: There's Nothing Illegal About It!

Olya Zahrebelny, DDS
    gIDE Lecture-On-Demand Preview
Advanced Implant Treatment Planning: A Systematic Approach

Alexandre Amir Aalam, DDS
Mamaly Reshad, DDS, MSc
 
 

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