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The Vision that Is the Rosenthal Institute | New York, NY

On November 21, 2003, Dean Michael Alfano officially dedicated a wing of New York University Dental College (NYUDC) as the Dr. Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. Named in honor of its principal 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 NYUDC’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.

Rosenthal Institute’s 8,500 square foot learning facility features an elegant marble and mahogany décor. It is equipped with 15 state-of-the-art treatment rooms that are equipped with state-of-the-art ambidextrous capable KaVo dental chairs, a 52-seat amphitheater with laptop connection, a surround sound system, and global video conferencing reach. It also has a corporate-style boardroom with remote broadcast capabilities, and a large laboratory with a demonstration area with overhead state-of-the-art TV display.

In addition, the Rosenthal Institute has an operatory under glass outfitted with multiple cameras to permit live interactive clinical demonstrations that can be broadcast around the world, providing a coordinated approach to the study of aesthetic dentistry where students will develop skills in current and emerging techniques.

If you are interested in 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.

Meet Dr. Larry Rosenthal | New York, NY

Larry Rosenthal, DDS is a New York-based dentist who has built an international reputation for his expertise in aesthetic dentistry. He completed his residency at Montefiore Hospital and graduated from New York University in 1972. Dr. Rosenthal is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Director of the Aesthetic Continuum at The Advanced Aesthetic Program at The Rosenthal Institute at New York University, The Palm Beach Community College and the FMC/Eastman Dental College in London. Expounding his philosophies, experience and expertise in aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Rosenthal extensively lectures, publishes, and teaches dental courses throughout the country.

Dr. Rosenthal is on many advisory boards and is the Director of Aesthetic Advantage Inc., a company dedicated to continuing education with hands-on courses and dental educational products. He also maintains a private practice with his partner Dr. Michael Apa in New York City, The Rosenthal Apa Group. He believes that improving his patients’ smiles, through dental courses, has a positive and powerful impact on their overall appearance and self-confidence.

In fact, he believes in this way of practicing dentistry so much, he wrote the book on it. No, it’s true. Dr. Rosenthal recently wrote the book, Open Wider: A Guide to Smile and Facial Aesthetics to Enhance Your Confidence, Appearance and Overall Health”. In it, he will break down the myths and misconceptions about dental care – quality dental work should not be painful or expensive – and empowers you to take charge of the smile you’ve always wanted. Get your copy from amazon.com today!

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the dental courses by Dr. Larry Rosenthal and receive insightful knowledge that will further your education in the dental field. Improve your practice by learning new dental techniques through the dental courses by Dr. Larry Rosenthal.

If you are interested in dental college courses, 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.

A Miracle of Collaborative Giving | Northridge Dentist

Dental ContinuumThe Aesthetic Advantage team is built up of several incredible dentists from all over the world, and one being Dr. David Ward, DMD. Dr. Ward and his team, along with others, gave a very special patient the gift of hope with a smile makeover.

Roger came in a on an ordinary day in March 2011 to discuss his desire for an improved smile. After their introduction and greetings, Dr. Ward could sense Roger was a bit uneasy and asked about his health and medical information. Roger then proceeded to tell Dr. Ward that he has recently seen his doctor for a medical problem and they suspected cancer. Roger then quickly became upbeat and wanted to talk more about his hope to have a better smile.

After discussing Roger’s goals and desires for his smile, they discussed his budget for the treatments. Due to financial constraints Dr. Ward wouldn’t be able to complete the full plane of crowns and veneers, but they agreed on a staged treatment over a period of time. Nonetheless, Roger left happy, chatting it up with Dr. Roger’s team.

A few weeks later Roger returned to the office, just not as upbeat – more serious. In tears, he told Dr. Ward he had been diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer and esophageal cancer. At that point Dr. Ward asked if he would like to prolong treatment, and he opted not to. After Roger left, Dr. Ward talked with his coordinator and decided that maybe they could help Roger in some way…Click here to read about how a smile makeover gave Roger hope!

Call Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY at 212-794-3552. Visit the website to learn more at www.aestheticadvantage.com.

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Smile Design Enhanced with Porcelain Veneers

multiple smilesDr. Dean Vafiadis, a senior clinical instructor here at Aesthetic Advantage, published the following article concerning smile design being enhanced with porcelain veneers. He first gives an overview of the many facets involved in beautifying smiles by design and the many ways of interpreting what’s normal or ideal.

He then goes on to explain what porcelain veneers are, how they will alter one’s smile and what you can expect during the procedure. The article essentially includes everything you need to know about porcelain veneers, such as maintenance, need to know facts, and the importance of choosing a skilled dentist.

“Good dental porcelain in the right hands can make for spectacular tooth imitations by mimicking tooth enamel perfectly”

 

Click here to read the entire article “Smile Design Enhanced with Porcelain Veneers”.

 

If you are interested in furthering your career and improving your skills in cosmetic dentistry, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information regarding our one of a kind hands-on programs.

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

Visual Technology in Aesthetic Dentistry | Rosenthal Institute | New York, NY

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Case presentations that use visual technology can become the integral component of success for the modern day practice. Our patients must be able to clearly see their existing conditions, understand treatment recommendations, and visualize the anticipated results before they can accept and approve case presentations that use visual technology can become the integral component of success for the modern day practice. Our patients must be able to clearly see their existing conditions, understand treatment recommendations, and visualize the anticipated results before they can accept and approve treatment. Historically, dentists have used complicated dental terminology, x-rays, and study models to communicate a proposed treatment plan. Patients were expected to accept recommendations without being able to visualize the anticipated results. Patients often left the dental office confused about treatment recommendations and uncertain about the final outcome.

Thee most important aspect of case presentation is the ability to clearly communicate the treatment goals to the patient in a manner that will help them make a decision toward treatment acceptance. The most direct path to treatment acceptance is hastened using visual technology.The use of digital photography, upgraded display monitors, and computer imaging can create dramatic case presentations that will result in scheduled appointments for needed treatment. There is nothing more revealing than a close-up view of your own teeth or a full-face view of your own smile. Using this new format of case presentation, patients will become engaged in a co-diagnosis type of conversation and they will begin to ask for treatment. Clinicians can avoid most sales tactics and rehearsed scripts once the patient sees their case presentation with their own eyes. They see the existing condition of their teeth and the image of the anticipated result. This creates immediate desire and answers many of their concerns that had been getting in the way of case acceptance.

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To learn more about aesthetic dentistry and further your dental education, contact Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY to enroll in their state of the art dental continuum. Call today at 212-794-3552. Visit their website at www.aestheticadvantage.com.

 

 

 

A Systamatic Approach to Full Mouth Reconstruction | New York, NY

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Restoration of the severely worn dentition is one of the most challenging procedures in dentistry. In order to successfully restore and maintain the teeth, one must gain insight into how the teeth arrived at this state of destruction. Tooth wear can result from abrasion, attrition, and erosion. Research has shown that these wear mechanisms rarely act alone and there is nearly always a combination of the processes. Evaluation and diagnosis should account for the patient’s diet, history of eating and/or gastric disorders, along with the present state of the occlusion. Emphasis must be placed on the evaluation of occlusal prematurities preventing condylar seating into the centric relation position. Behavioral factors that may contribute to parafunctional habits and/or nocturnal bruxism are also important to understand and manage in order to successfully restore and maintain a healthier dentition. Once a complete understanding of the etiology of the dentition’s present state is appreciated, a treatment plan can be formulated, taking into account the number of teeth to be treated, condylar position, space availability, the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO), and the choice of restorative material.

While all occlusions wear to some degree over the lifetime of the patient, normal physiological wear usually does not require correction. Severe or excessive wear refers to tooth destruction that requires restorative intervention. Severe attritional wear can result from occlusal prematurities that prevent functional or parafunctional movements of the jaw. This wear can be seen at the site of the prematurity or on the anterior teeth as a result of the “hit and slide” forward. Restoration of the worn anterior teeth then becomes a challenge as space availability for prosthetics becomes limited. If lengthening the teeth is a goal in order to achieve a more aesthetic smile, then the question of the need to alter VDO subsequently arises.

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Are you looking to increase  your dental knowledge on topics such as this? Do you want to expand your dental education and increase business and your standing in the dental community? Enroll today at Aesthetic Advantage, New York, NY for a state of the art dental continuum education. Call today at 212-794-3552 or www.aestheticadvantage.com.

 

Smile Design Enhanced with Porcelain Veneers | Aesthetic Education | New York, NY

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Part 1 of this series on smile design gave an overview of the many facets involved in beautifying smiles by design and the many ways of interpreting what is normal or ideal. Our first article discussed the role of the dentist as diagnostician, artist and scientist in meeting you the patient to decide the best course of action for your particular situation. A detailed analysis of your smile is critical to the correct assessment and the appropriate procedures for change or enhancement.

Porcelain veneers within reason allow for the alteration of tooth position, shape, size and color. They require a minimal amount of tooth preparation – in this case reduction (approximately 0.5 mm of surface enamel) and are, therefore, a more conservative restoration than a crown, which requires significant removal of sound tooth structure. Although not the only alternative for all esthetic abnormalities, they are truly a remarkable restoration when they are the treatment of choice.

WHAT IS A VENEER?

Simply stated, a veneer is a thin covering over another surface. In dentistry a veneer is a thin layer of dental restorative material, usually porcelain that replaces enamel. Porcelain was named after its resemblance to the white, shiny Venus-shell, called in Old Italian “porcella”. The curved shape of the upper surface of the Venus-shell resembles the curve of a pig’s back (from the Latin porcella – a little pig). Properties associated with porcelain are high strength, hardness, glassiness, high durability, translucence and high resistance to chemical attack.

Dental porcelain is a type used by dental technicians to create bio-compatible life-like crowns and bridges for dentistry. As you will note from the cases shown, dental porcelains in the right hands can make for spectacular tooth imitations by mimicking tooth enamel perfectly. This is also a testament to the artistic skill of the laboratory technicians with whom the dentist partners in producing life-like precision veneers to create your enhanced smile. The dentist will usually specify a shade of porcelain, corresponding to a set of mixtures in the laboratory containing the porcelain powder. The powder corresponding to the basic tooth color is mixed with water, and then placed in an oven for “firing.” Further layers of porcelain are built up to mimic the natural translucency of the enamel of the tooth.

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For more information on learning more about aesthetic dentistry and continuing your dental education, contact Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY at 212-794-3552. Visit their website at www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Rosenthal Institute’s Rehab of a Smile | New York, NY

The Rehabilitation of a Smile

 

 

 

 

 

One of the dilemmas facing today’s restorative dentist is how to rehabilitate the severely worn, mutilated dentition. Excessive wear generally is a prelude to occlusal, functional, and aesthetic instability. “The challenge to the dental profession, as a whole, is when to restore, how to intercept the problem it presents and what treatment modality will best accomplish the most stable and best aesthetic result.”

We have undertaken what we consider to be a severely unstable dysfunctional occlusion. With the help of the master ceramists at Frontier Dental Laboratories, all ceramic Empress restorations have given us the ability to restore an almost hopeless situation to virtual functional and aesthetic health in less than two weeks.

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Learn the latest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry by attending Aesthetic Advantage’s Dental Continuum at the Rosenthal Institute. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to have the “Aesthetic Advantage.”

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Understanding and Communicating Aesthetic Dentistry | New York, NY

Aesthetic dentistry has created its own niche in today’s world. The value of dentistry, more importantly the perceived value of dentistry, and has taken on greater meaning. Aesthetic procedures now range from the “extreme” makeover to the “simple” makeover, both of which use various principles of the “Smile Lift.”

The “Art of Facial Aesthetics” is a routine phrase and approach in many contemporary dental practices. This phrase has even greater meaning when one considers the expansion of the whitening market and the increased use of aesthetic orthodontics (ie, Invisalign, Align Technology, Santa Clara, CA).

Certainly, the use of porcelain veneers and conservative crowns has enabled dentist to become a major player in the development or restoration of facial aesthetics. This role utilizes the basic principles of smile, preparation, and facial designs in the dentist’s armamentarium. The purpose of this article is to incorporate all these modalities into achieving a predictable aesthetic result.

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To enroll in the Aesthetic Advantage program and enhance your practice and dental knowledge, call 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com.

 

Steps in Creating a Beautiful Smile | Aesthetic Advantage | New York, NY

The single most important factor in creating a beautiful smile is the ability to visualize the final result before you begin. Laboratory communication, including photographs and models of the approved temporaries, is key to success. A thorough lab prescription detailing shade, texture, central length, incisal translucency, and any other pertinent information helps to facilitate a predictable result.

To develop properly proportioned teeth, it is essential to properly address many characteristics, such as contours, shade, size and length of centrals, phonetics, and occlusion. This leads to a key artistic technique—the art of recontouring—with both temporaries and, if necessary, the final restorations.

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