Using Computerized Occlusal Analysis | Northridge Dentist

There have been many advancements in dentistry over the years, one of those advancements include the way dentists go about completing an occlusal adjustment. Dental practitioners would rely on articulating paper to determine occlusal contact and force. However, this protocol had led dentists some dentists to make irreversible adjustments to the human anatomy. This happens because there is no further analysis or measurements of problems like bite force and timing. To complete a successful occlusal adjustment, a computerized occlusal analysis instrument should be used.

The use of a computerized occlusal analysis instrument is an extremely accurate way to measure the time sequence or force of occlusal contact. Despite this technology’s proven force reproduction capability, the instrument has been underused in the dental profession. This instrument can be used with any occlusal philosophy inter-occlusal relationships.

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If you are interested in occlusal adjustment, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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Back to Our Roots | Northridge Dentist

On November 21, 2003 Dean Michael Alfano officially dedicated a wing of New York University Dental College as the Dr. Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. Named in honor of its principle benefactor, the Rosenthal Institute is wholly dedicated to fostering continuing education, research and patient care in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry. The institute also houses NYUCD’S continuing education program, which annually attracts more than 4,000 dentists from more than 20 countries, making it perhaps the most far reaching program of its kind in the world.

It is the nation’s first comprehensive program in an academic dental center to train dentists in the burgeoning field of aesthetic dentistry. The 6,000,000.00 8,500 Square foot learning facility features an elegant marble and mahogany décor. It is equipped with 15 state of the art treatment rooms all equipped with state of the art ambidextrous capable Kavo Dental chairs, a 52-seat amphitheater with lap top connection, surround sound system and global videoconferencing reach. It also has a corporate style boardroom with remote broadcast capabilities a large laboratory with a demonstration area and overhead state-of-the-art TV display and an operatory under glass outfitted with multiple cameras to permit live interactive clinical demonstration that can be broadcast around the world. The Rosenthal Institute will provide a coordinated approach to the study of aesthetic dentistry. Students will develop skills in current and emerging techniques with hands on courses in aesthetic dentistry.

If you are interested in our history, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Patient-Driven Treatment Options | Northridge Dentist

dental continuumDr. Harry Long, senior clinician here at Aesthetic Advantage wrote the following article regarding patient-driven treatment. In it he explains that dentistry is a sector of the health care industry that prides itself on being able to be flexible in order to cater to a patient’s needs. Because of the flexibility, and ever-changing technological advancements, dental professionals have the ability to take a more personal approach when designing their patient’s treatment options. Taking the time to get to know the patient, their concerns and questions all help to give them the best possible options.

Dr. Long explains his points through two case studies. The first, a 26-year-old woman with a collapsed arch form and classically crowded dentition. The second, a 30-year-old man with collapsed maxillary and mandibular arch forms, along with crowded dentition and irritation of the interdental papilla. Both treatment options were patient-driven in order to cater to the patient’s needs.

“Ultimately, each practitioner must choose his or her own best way to get to where the profession seeks to go collectively— which is the best possible outcome for the patient.”

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If you are interested in patient-driven treatment options, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Continuing Your Dental Education? Try Us.

Here at Aesthetic Advantage’s Aesthetic and Restorative Dental Continuum you will learn an infinite amount of knowledge about aesthetic and restorative dentistry, taking home valuable real-world techniques that you can put to use in your own practice. During the three two-weekend program, we will be presenting and reviewing up about 10 to 15 restorative/aesthetic combination cases each weekend. The following is a list of procedures you will learn:

  • Anterior prep design and technique
  • Principles of smile design and its many challenges
  • The art and science of facial aesthetics and how it is the blueprint to your success
  • Temporization techniques chair-side utilizing the diagnostic wax-up
  • How to communicate with your laboratory for a more predictable result
  • Review of materials and new techniques that will save you time chair-side
  • Review of cementation techniques step-by-step using the rapid cementation technique
  • Review of perio-aesthetics, implants cases in the anterior zone and combination porcelain cases
  • Review of occlusion for function to assure a lasting result
  • Participate in our various workshops on portrait photography, occlusion, aesthetic recontouring
  • One-on-one discussion with Dr. Rosenthal on difficult cases from your practice
  • Periodontal aesthetics and tissue engineering
  • Digital photography hands-on workshop
  • Treatment planning and case presentation discussions
  • Participate in our unique marketing panel to fine-tune your practice marketing philosophy
  • Review of marketing philosophies that have worked for our instructors

Learn new and cutting-edge procedures and techniques from top dentists and speakers. You will become part of our elite group of talented and successful dentists who have become more excited and passionate about dentistry.

If you are interested in learning more about the Rosenthal Institute, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

The Rosenthal Institute: Continue Your Education with Us

On November 21, 2003 Dean Michael Alfano officially dedicated a wing of New York University Dental College as the Dr. Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. Named in honor of its principle benefactor, the Rosenthal Institute is wholly dedicated to fostering continuing education, research and patient care in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry. The institute also houses NYUCD’S continuing education program, which annually attracts more than 4,000 dentists from more than 20 countries, making it perhaps the most far reaching program of its kind in the world. Dr. Rosenthal’s vision and generosity have helped to create a cadre of aesthetic dentists who can make aesthetic dental services more broadly available to the general public.

It is the nation’s first comprehensive program in an academic dental center to train dentists in the burgeoning field of aesthetic dentistry. The 6,000,000.00 8,500 Square foot learning facility features an elegant marble and mahogany décor. It is equipped with 15 state of the art treatment rooms all equipped with state of the art ambidextrous capable Kavo dental chairs, a 52-seat amphitheater with lap top connection, surround sound system and global videoconferencing reach. It also has a corporate style boardroom with remote broadcast capabilities a large laboratory with a demonstration area and overhead state-of-the-art TV display and an operatory under glass outfitted with multiple cameras to permit live interactive clinical demonstration that can be broadcasted around the world. The Rosenthal Institute will provide a coordinated approach to the study of aesthetic dentistry. Students will develop skills in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry.

If you are interested in learning more about the Rosenthal Institute, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Your Periodontitis May Complicate Your Pregnancy

It’s a beautiful time of your life when you are building a tiny human in your belly. All of a sudden, your body is changing in all of these different ways and it seems like every day is different. But did you know that your teeth are also changing during this time? It’s true. Because of all the hormonal changes, your teeth and gums will begin to become sensitive. So, before you become pregnant, it is a good idea for your mouth to be the healthiest it can be. Pay a visit to your dentist for a quick check-up.

During your first trimester, it is common to have bouts of morning sickness. Curb these instances by using a bland toothpaste and a small toothbrush. The more things you do to not make yourself sick, the better. If you happen to notice inflamed puffy gums, you may have “pregnancy gingivitis” and a trip to the dentist is in order.

Cravings are a given, but once you’ve moved on to the second trimester, it is a good idea to avoid sugary snacks as much as possible. Keeping a diet full of Vitamin C, Calcium and Vitamin B12 will help strengthen your teeth throughout your pregnancy. During this time, you may develop small temporary tumors on your mouth or lips, otherwise known as “pregnancy granuloma”.

Once you’re in the home stretch, it is wise to avoid making any dental appointments. Keeping up your daily dental routine through your third trimester will maintain your oral health until you give birth.

Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register for our courses today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about health issues affected by oral health.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Clinical Instructor Biography: Dr. George Kirtley

Dr. George E. Kirtley is presently the only dentist in the State of Indiana to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr Kirtley is also accredited by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and at the time of writing is the only dentist in the world to be an accredited member of both the British and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Kirtley has the distinct honor of being a March 1999 inductee into the GenR8Next Dental Hall of Fame for his work in smile dentistry. In 2001 he was recognized by nationally syndicated More Magazine as one of America’s top 10 cosmetic dentists.

Dr. Kirtley is the team dentist for the NBA Indiana Pacers. He is a product research consultant for dental product companies and a teacher and instructor for the Aesthetic Advantage Programs at New York University, NYC; West Palm Beach Atlantic Coast Research Center, West Palm Beach, Florida; and University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. As part of his professional instruction, he is also a national lecturer and author of cosmetic dentistry articles published in the leading dental journals: Dentistry Today and Contemporary Esthetics.

His staff is trained with advanced dental techniques to give patients a beautiful smile, often in just two appointments, in a comfortable environment. With state-of-the-art video imaging, he can perfect and preview your ultimate smile prior to beginning dental procedures.

With techniques such as bonding, veneers, contouring, bleaching and reconstruction, changes can be made to create dramatic aesthetic improvements in his patients’ appearance. His goal is to give you the smile you deserve.

Academic Affiliations

  • American Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Lectures

  • October 20, 2016, NYU College of Dentistry, International
  • December 2016, New York Dental Forum
  • Aesthetic Advantage – Rosenthal Institute at NYU College of dentistry
    October 21, 22 and November 18, 19 2016
    April 7, 8 and May 12, 13 2017

Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register for our courses today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about health issues affected by oral health.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Aesthetic Advantage: The Next Step

Dental ContinuumDo you feel as though your practice has reached its peak? Are you bored with your dental techniques and need a change in your routine? If so, the Dental College at New York University College of Dentistry’s State of the Art Rosenthal Institute is the perfect opportunity to provide you and your team with a completely unique outlook on dentistry. The dental college in New York, not only allows individuals to experience hands on dental courses, but arranges for the most professional guest speakers and mentors to advise individuals on various aspects of dentistry.

Senior Instructor Dr. Alvin W. Neff states, “Dr. Larry Rosenthal transformed my practice from average to excellent by implementing the principles he teaches. As a result, my Northwest Arkansas practice is a very successful general dentistry practice which focuses on restorative and cosmetic procedures.

Having personally attended over 2,000 hours of continuing education, I can tell you that Dr. Larry Rosenthal’s seminars, year after year, are the most inspiring and educational of any offered in our profession. He takes great pride in helping others achieve success. This is the true example of a leader. I have met dentists from all over the world at his seminars. The high caliber of dentists who come from all corners of the earth to hear Dr. Larry Rosenthal and to learn about his techniques consistently impresses me.”

Dr. Alvin W. Neff is one of the many individuals who has benefited from the dental college courses offered by Aesthetic Advantage. If you are looking for a way to enhance your professionalism, consider enrolling today.

Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register for our courses today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about health issues affected by oral health.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Why a Healthy Mouth Leads to a Healthy Body

A mouth can tell a lot about a person’s overall health, not just dental health. A lot of non-oral health issues have manifestations in the mouth or mouth area. The following are a few examples of why you not only need to practice good oral hygiene, but you should also visit your dentist regularly in order to maintain your overall good health. If you find you have some of these symptoms, it’s time to visit your dentist:

Heart disease. Bright red or purple gums

Type 2 diabetes. Bleeding gums sensitive to touch although there is no noticeable plaque

Kidney disease. Breath has sweet ammonia-like smell; very noticeable and pronounced

Acid reflux. Worn down teeth; teeth affected dependent on where acid settles while person is in sleeping position

Oral cancer. Gums and oral tissues with white spots; MUST last for at least two weeks or more

Leukemia. Bright red and swollen gums; differentiated from diabetes via blood test

Osteoporosis. Black spots that denote air pockets and dead bone; show up on X-rays

Stress. Cracked teeth or gums that have contracted away from teeth (can develop into infection)

Sleep apnea. Swollen gums and tongue in areas which air passes through

Pregnancy. Swollen gums could imply hormonal changes

Bulimia. Paper-thin front teeth; most enamel worn down; different from acid reflux since it affects different teeth

As you can see, the mouth can display ailments are not even related to the mouth or mouth areas. Early detection of multiple diseases and health problems can often be life-saving.

Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register for our courses today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about health issues affected by oral health.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Why Choose Hands-On Dental Courses?

Dental ContinuumSchool is a time of life we all have to go through growing up, but we don’t all have the same experience. Some have trouble with tests, others have difficulty when it comes to remembering facts. No matter the experience, advancing our knowledge is something we all strive to do. When continuing our education, there are many ways we can now learn. Lecture halls, online courses and hands on lab sessions are all options these days when it comes to going back to school. Aesthetic Advantage offers a variety of continuing dental courses to expand your dental repertoire, including hands on dental courses. But why choose going with hands-on, as opposed to the more traditional way of learning? The professionals of Aesthetic Advantage list the following advantage of hands on dental courses:

  • Individuals who learn in a hands-on learning environment are more likely to remember the material better, making your success rate a lot higher.
  • Studies show that hands-on courses motivate individuals to actively engage in their learning and improve their skills, as opposed to relying on the written word or a lecture.
  • Hands-on dental courses allow individuals to discuss any misconceptions they have on the material, providing people with the right guidance in order to be successful in all fields of dentistry.

Aesthetic Advantage emphasizes the importance of hands on dental courses because of the many advantages they offer, compared to a more traditional classroom setting. If you are looking for a way to further your knowledge and expertise regarding dental education call Aesthetic Advantage today.

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