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Why We Need Patient-Driven Treatment Options | New York, NY

Young woman at the dentist

Dr. Harry Long 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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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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Using Visual Technology for Case Presentation

close up smile red lipstickThe following article was written by one of our wonderful senior clinical instructors here at Aesthetic Advantage, Dr. Alvin Neff. He explains the importance of using technology for case presentation. If you’ve ever been to the dentist and have been confused by their presentation of a proposed treatment due to not being able to visualize the end results, it may because they haven’t integrated visual technology into their practice.

Dr. Alvin Neff came to the conclusion that integrating visual technology, such as digital camera systems and computer imaging software, leads to increased case acceptance. He believes “a better informed and educated patient results in greater trust”.

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Single Visit Fabrication of a Porcelain Laminate | Aesthetic Advantage

ThinkstockPhotos-185147513Porcelain laminate veneers can be fabricated using different techniques. All require an impression of the prepared tooth & the opposing arch, preparation of casts, and lengthy laboratory time. However, due to technological advances in dentistry, a dental restoration can be placed in just one single visit. The purpose of CAD/CAM technology is to design restorations within the dental office in a timely, more predictable manner. Not only are the results more predictable, the fatigue resistance and tensile strength of CAD/CAM materials have been shown to be quite excellent.

Computer assisted design and computer assisted milling (CAD/CAM) technology has been shown to be a sufficient dental treatment in patients cases. Click here to read the full article “Single Visit Fabrication of a Porcelain Laminate Veneer with CAD/CAM Technology: a Clinical Report”.

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A New Future for Dental Brushes – New York, NY

The Aesthetic Advantage believes in delivering updates on new technology to our readers. As you can image, today everyone is connected. From your smartphone, to your your car, everything has an “app” or a way to make it more efficient or easier to use. One of the last places where you are not connected is the bathroom, but not for long. Beam Technologies has developed a toothbrush with Bluetooth connectivity. The toothbrush looks similar to a a manual brush, but it comes with built-in sensors that monitor the user’s brushing habits. Those sensors then transmit the data to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and get uploaded to the Beam Technologies application. The Beam Technologies application will then create your own personalized “brushing” profile according to recorded brushing length and frequency. Beam Goals, a goal setting feature that comes included in the Beam Technologies application, will allow users to set specific brushing goals, send profiles to their dentist, monitor brush head’s usage and will even play a specified song while brushing. Beam Technologies hopes to introduce this product to the public by summer 2012.