Deciphering Occlusion and Occlusal Morphology Through the Wax Additive Method
Dental occlusion interfaces with all facets of dental therapy. The process of developing occlusal surfaces in wax represents perhaps the most meaningful educational method for gaining a detailed understanding of organized occlusion. Learning through practical application is appropriate for dentists, laboratory technicians, dental students/residents, and study club members eager to pursue advanced knowledge. This series of three DVDs and one CD presents a systematic approach to the theory and practice of occlusal morphology and the wax additive technique. Laboratory procedures are demonstrated in detail and results are clearly illustrated. Viewers will gain an appreciation for the elements of occlusal morphology, how they harmonize with mandibular movement, and the value of a mutually protective and organized arrangement of anterior and posterior occlusal surfaces.
Accurate Casts from the Sophisticated Alginate Impression
Alginate is one of the most frequently used dental materials, yet very little is known about the proper use of this material by many in dentistry. In these two DVDs Dr. Abrahamsen demonstrates repeatable techniques for obtaining superior impressions with this versatile material, as well as proper techniques for creating accurate casts from these impressions. Patient comfort techniques are discussed. A simple but accurate technique for cast duplication is also demonstrated. Good dentistry starts with accurate diagnostic casts. Every dental office interested in accuracy should possess this valuable training video. It is excellent for staff training as well.
Adapting To Dental Practice In The 21st Century
Dr. Christensen has an intense interest in the future of dentistry. In these two DVDs he discusses the trends – both good and bad – that will affect our profession in the coming years. Included are 15 different areas of dental practice and an extensive question and answer section. We should all be paying attention to these trends and too few are. A commitment to addressing problems is vital to dentistry’s future.
Occlusal Adjustment of the Natural Teeth
These three DVDs include an interview with Dr. McHorris in which he discusses his philosophy of occlusion and occlusal adjustment, shows all of the laboratory procedures with mounted casts including the performance of the diagnostic equilibration on mounted casts, and finally demonstrates an occlusal adjustment performed on a patient. All procedures are shown through the use of a head-mounted camera and light source, generating images that are identical to what Dr. McHorris sees through his own operating telescopes as he works. These DVDs belong in the library of any dentist interested in a working knowledge of occlusion and equilibration technique.
New Paradigms for Anterior Full Veneer Preparations - Rationale
In these two DVDs Dr. Kois describes, in meticulous detail, the rationale of his step by step technique for anterior full veneer preparation. Included is a didactic discussion of the implications of the biologic width and how to use this information for precise control of margin placement. He then performs a full veneer preparation on a manikin to demonstrate the entire technique. If one attempts to provide esthetic dentistry, studying this tape will certainly enhance one's knowledge for long term success.
Minimal Intervention in Operative Dentistry
In these two DVDs, totaling 3 hours and 40 minutes, Dr. Summitt, very thoroughly covers where we are in clinical dentistry today regarding conservative restorative procedures and their respective materials. Emphasis is placed on proper diagnosis, prevention and surgical verses non-surgical correction of the carious lesion. Dr. Summitt also discusses and, when applicable, demonstrates: tooth preparation, caries detection and removal, amalgam versus composite restorations, amalgam toxicity, varnishes versus bonding amalgam, bases versus liners, and amalgam in combination with sealants. Dr. Summitt combines solid fundamentals and literature supported, state of the art, conservative restorative procedures. These two DVDs are an invaluable addition to any restorative dentist's video library.
The Rubber Dam for Restorative Excellence
The rubber dam is the oldest, most effective, and least-utilized daily aid to excellent dentistry. In these two DVDs Dr. Brinker discusses and demonstrates the rationale and techniques for use of the rubber dam in a wide variety of situations. Dr. Brinker shows how to modify stock clamps in order to provide a small set of retainers, which will work in virtually all situations. He shows helpful hints and tricks to modify and stabilize the rubber dam for demanding procedures. Perhaps his most significant contribution is his demonstration of his original techniques utilizing the dam and clamps to provide gingival retraction and direct visualization of calculus deposits during meticulous scaling and root-planing procedures.
Accurate Gold Castings
In these two DVDs Dr. Fadal describes his personal history and interest in the art and science of producing beautiful, stunningly accurate dental gold castings, followed by a step-by-step demonstration and discussion of each procedure he uses daily in his office to produce these excellent, long lasting restorations. Dr. Fadal's techniques are demonstrated in a series of simple steps which, when followed, will permit the dentist or technician to make accurate castings from a single tooth restoration to a coordinated occlusal reconstruction. This precise technique has been taught to hundreds of dentists and technicians over the years, and is now available for anyone wishing to learn these procedures.
Direct and Indirect Gold Restorations
This presentation consists of a DVD containing five hours of material. The existence of the many Tucker study clubs attests to Dr. Tucker's preeminence in the fields of gold inlay and gold foil techniques. Dr. Tucker describes his feelings about the uniqueness of gold as a restorative material. Three patient demonstrations are shown as follows: first, preparation, impressions, temporization, cementation and finishing of a cast gold MO inlay; next, a classic Ferrier type Class V gold foil restoration; and third, a smaller, more conservative Class V gold foil. In all three procedures, the video image is identical to what Dr. Tucker was seeing through his operating binoculars. He then discusses in detail many variations of tooth preparation design, as demonstrated on working dies from actual patients. This is classic, conservative restorative dentistry at its best.
Compassionate Administration of Local Anesthetic
This DVD could not have been more appropriately titled. Dr. Conner will convince the viewer that the most effective way to gain the confidence of a patient and to build a practice is by the administration of painless local anesthesia. The rational and techniques for infiltration, palatal and block anesthesia are thoroughly discussed and clearly demonstrated. Application of the knowledge can be immediate and the rewards of the compassionate techniques are very satisfying to both dentist and patient.
This is a priceless archive of knowledge on mucostatic precision attachment removable partial dentures. These three masters of this technique represent over one hundred years of clinically based, multi-centered evidence for the efficacy of the theory and technique of mucostatics for the removable partial denture. Their knowledge and experience is compiled onto six DVDs, contains over 1000 slides and is approximately 7 hours in total length. Historic author references, theory didactics, technique demonstrations and case histories of every conceivable configuration are provided. This information is no longer available in the traditional dental curriculum, but it should be.
Global Diagnosis: A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
This presentation consists of three DVDs and includes a CD with the diagnosis template and instructions for its use. There are 30 chapters to aid you in subject review and learning. Drs. Robbins and Rouse have organized the steps of data recognition and collection for the ideal smile and designed a template for data entry which then provides the available treatment options. This is a wonderful presentation on what the ideal smile really consists of and how to recognize aberrations from the norm. If you are involved in any form of esthetic dentistry, this DVD series will be enormously helpful to you and your patients.