DENTAL TRIBUNE DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition SEPTEMBER 2020 — Vol. 15, No. 6 www.dental-tribune.com www.dental-tribune.com USING IMAGINATION, TECHNIQUES AND SKILL PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST AEROSOLS Editor in Chief David L. Hoexter shares a case of a patient wishing for a more esthetic look. ” page A4 New loupes can create a seal around your eyes to protect dentists and their staffs. ” page A6 IMPLANT TRIBUNE AAOMS GOES VIRTUAL Online meeting to feature educational courses and an interactive exhibit hall. ” page B1 A virtual CDA By CDA Presents Staff Attend the meeting At the first all-virtual CDA Pres- ents The Art and Science of Dentistry, Sept. 10-12, dentists and their teams will be able to engage not only with presenters of some of the 40-plus continuing education courses but also with exhibitors in the first-ever interactive exhibit hall. Over three days, CDA Presents attend- ees can chat in real time with company experts when shopping exhibitors’ booths, get answers to questions about products and services and save with ex- clusive deals that have long been a part of the CDA Presents experience. Although the live event, which was set to take place in San Francisco, was can- celed in accordance with state and local public health guidance on large gather- ings during the COVID-19 pandemic, vir- tual conventiongoers will be able to en- joy an engaging exhibit hall experience Register for the CDA Presents virtual convention, taking place Sept. 10-12, at www.cda.org/Home/ News-and-Events/CDA-Presents/Attendees. You can also find the list of exhibitors and a schedule of educational events at the site. — from viewing products and services to entering contests for a chance to win prizes. CDA’s family of companies, including The Dentists Insurance Company and The Dentists Supply Company, will have virtual booths for members wanting to learn more about maximizing their CDA member benefits. In addition, CDA Prac- tice Support experts will be “on hand” to provide members with expert guidance on employment practices, dental ben- efits plans, regulatory compliance and practice management. Attendees can also access the exhibit hall booths for the next 60 days after the convention ends. A look at the exhibit hall at the 2019 combined CDA Presents/ADA/FDI meeting. Photo/Dental Tribune File Photo NEWS • FDA awards a $1.5 million grant to the ADA Science & Research Institute. CLINICAL A3 A4 • Using imagination, techniques and skill: Editor in Chief Dr. David L. Hoexter shares one of his esthetic cases from start to finish. INDUSTRY NEWS A5 & A6 • Easy Dental practice management system upgrade available through Henry Schein One. • Designs for Vision wants you to protect yourself against aerosols. IMPLANT TRIBUNE B1 • AAOMS to hold its first-ever virtual annual meeting from Oct. 1 to 10. • AAID celebrates Dental Implant Awareness Month. Dentists: Apply for CARES Act Provider Relief Funds by Sept. 13 Deadline to apply for pandemic relief grants through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal is drawing near Dentists have a few days left, through Sept. 13, to apply for pandemic relief grants through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal. Created by the CARES Act and the Pay- check Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund is intended to help health care providers suffering economic losses because of the COVID-19 pandem- ic. The fund provides eligible dentists a reimbursement of approximately 2 per- cent of annual reported patient revenue. The HHS has now extended the dead- line for the general distribution funding three times, with the previous deadline having been set for Aug. 28. Determining eligibility All dentists with a tax identification ” See RELIEF, page A3
A4 CLINICAL Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | September 2020 Using imagination, techniques and skill By Dr. David L Hoexter, BA, DMD, FACD, FICD, Editor in Chief, Dental Tribune A patient is reaching out for your ex- pertise by presenting his dental prob- lems as seen in Fig. 1. Where does the practitioner begin? Imagine the ending before you begin. Listen to the patient’s desires before you start. What might be the factors influenc- ing the desires and the goals for that pa- tient to ask for guidance for esthetic oral improvement? What are the influenc- ing factors affecting the practitioner to achieve the desired goals? Does the prac- titioner have the technical practicalities or even the correct information about techniques utilized today? In this particular patient, in this specif- ic area, when did the patient realize the need for improvement? How long did the area in question appear as it does? How does the patient hope the final result might appear? Does the area cause the patient any pain or annoyance ? The practitioner must consider what possible techniques he knows to achieve health plus esthetic appearance plus function. Esthetic desires differ with culture, socioeconomic factors and so- cial pressures, to name a few. Of course, expertise helps! The patient described in this article was referred to my office for esthetics. He was concerned about the appearance of the upper left anteriors and, especially, how to consider options available to cor- rect a very obvious abraided UL cuspid recession. The patient felt that it made him feel old (long in the tooth) and afraid of its physical longevity. The tooth was not sensitive to temperature changes. Some possible thoughts to correct the area were brought out by a previous dentist. These were to crown the cuspid and change the ceramic coloring at the gingival level to appear pinkish, as pos- sible gingival, which would take away the pressure of a long, white appearance. Even though the patient was getting married shortly, I told him this option would not be good enough because the tooth would not appear natural enough. In previous cases I have published in a series titled “Barriers of success,” I de- scribed the utilization of the Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) techniques. In this series, I utilized several different types of barrier materials to regenerate Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Initial image of extreme recession and abrasion on#11, absence of keratinized attached plus recession on #9. Photos/Dr. David L Hoexter View of healing tissue after surgical grafting technique covering previously exposed roots. Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Temporary veneers while interproximal tissue is healing and maturing. Final prosthesis, only after the complete healing and maturation of the root covering grafts and the interproximal tissue are complete. connective tissue attaching to a previ- ously exposed root surface. This resulted in a healthy, physiologic and cosmetic improvement. With the use of a barrier, true reat- tachment resulted, as compared to other techniques of root coverage that resulted in a long junctional epithelium adher- ence and not a true reattachment. The initial tissue image might appear fine, but recession would reoccur. If a crown were to be placed on a re-adhered area, margins of the crown would be vulner- able to exposure visually with root reces- sion reoccurring. The barrier utilized in this GTR tech- nique is a connective tissue membrane. It is a sterilized membrane, unlike popu- lar nonsterilized membranes. The mem- brane utilized in this treatment was a Tranzgraft (Integuply) type. After the root coverage GTR technique was done initially to his #11, the patient was so favorably surprised his labial re- cession could be covered that he request- ed his maxillary central #9, which also had some recession, might be covered as well. I agreed and did it with this GTR technique. The patient was participat- ing and very appreciative. He was more aware now of the visage and physical possibilities than he had before com- mencing and is now participating in his esthetic treatments, knowing the wide range of possibilities. Temporary restorative coverage after the healing of the periodontic proce- dures permits the patient and the re- storative dentist to physically see the achievements and how to improve to- ward the desired goal. The interproximal areas need more time to heal initially and be maintained. After the proper time, the final prosthesis is fabricated and inserted. The patient is now enthusiastic toward his oral hygiene maintenance necessary to maintain his oral health while pre- serving the final prosthesis. Avoiding future recession, he keeps up his gingival health with good oral hygiene, especially where there previously was extreme re- cession. The patient is now a believer and aware of the possibilities of results. He is now aware of oral esthetic possibilities and goals. While reading magazines, he now looks at photos of different smiles and the esthetic possibilities they contain. He has referred his mother and his new bride to my office to get the best possible oral esthetic and healthy smile. Different achievements can be gotten only when honest and true techniques are utilized. A team of dentists with expertise in different phases, working together, encouraging input with the patient, can make the difference and a smile.
Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | September 2020 INDUSTRY A5 AD Easy Dental upgrade available through Henry Schein One By Henry Schein Dental Staff Henry Schein One has announced the availability of Easy Dental® 12.2, the lat- est upgrade of the Easy Dental practice management system. The new upgrade features a simplified patient module, making it easier for den- tal office managers to view and manage patient records and insurance informa- tion, according to the company. Designed with practice organization and efficiency in mind, Easy Dental 12.2 expands the intuitive user interface el- ements, enabling dental teams to see more patient information in a single view without clicking through menus. For example, the patient banner now fea- tures a comprehensive display of the pa- tient’s history, medical alerts and future appointments without any additional clicks. In addition, users are no longer re- quired to switch between the schedule and patient module when creating a new patient file, helping to reduce human er- ror and expedite administrative proce- dures, according to the company. “Henry Schein One is committed to creating and improving practice man- agement solutions that help office ad- ministrators manage patient records more efficiently and enable dental pro- fessionals to focus on delivering quality patient care,” said Kevin Bunker, presi- dent, North American Dental Practice Solutions. “With ongoing upgrades to our dental practice management software, such as Easy Dental 12.2, customers can rely on us to help automate their standard op- erating procedures into one seamless workflow.” In addition to a simplified interface, the patient module in Easy Dental 12.2 features a dedicated insurance tab that shows outstanding claims, primary in- surance and secondary insurance in a single view. To learn more For more information about Easy Dental 12.2, visit www.easydental.com/12.2.
A6 INDUSTRY Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | September 2020 Protect yourself against aerosols According to Designs for Vision, the new Panoramic Field Loupes represent the most significant advancement in telescope design in more than 100 years. Graphic/Provided by Designs for Vision AD By Designs for Vision Staff In today’s world, it is especially impor- tant to make sure you have the proper eyewear. To that end, Designs for Vision is offering a variety of new product lines. Design for Vision’s new Aerosol Protec- tion Loupes create a seal around your eyes to protect against aerosols. These loupes are available with 2.5x, 3.0x and 3.5x magnifications and come in two frame styles. The company is also offering the LoupeSaver™ Face Shield. The product is made from optical grade plastic and has a flat panel design that reduces optical aberrations. The shield can be clipped to loupes, with no headband needed, allowing a headlight to be placed inside or outside of the shield. In addition to these products, Designs for Vision has launched several new product lines in the past months, includ- ing the new patented Panoramic Field Loupes (US pat. 8928975B2). According to the company, the Pan- oramic Loupes represent the most signif- icant advancement in telescope design in more than 100 years. The viewable areas are twice are large as prismatic expanded-field designed loupes and up to five times greater than Galilean loupes. Panoramic Field loupes provide unprecedented field of view, clarity, defi- nition and color, the company asserts. Designs for Vision has also added the Micro 3.0EF to the award-winning Micro Series Loupes. The Micro 3.0EF has a field of view of 100 mm and weighs less than 70 grams. The Micro Series also includes REALITY 5 Star rated Micro 3.5EF Scopes and Micro 4.5EF Scopes. These scopes use a revolutionary op- tical design that reduces the size of the prismatic telescope by 50 percent and reduces the weight by 40 percent while providing an expanded field view of the oral cavity. If you want the lightest 3.0x magnifica- tion, get the new 3.0x Galiliean loupes. According to the company, the light- weight Galilean design enables clinicians to step up in magnification while retain- ing an expansive 70 mm field of view. Designs for Vision is also introducing patented (US pat. 8,851,709 & RE46,463) hands-free infrared technology with the WireLess IR HDi and the Micro IR HDi headlights. The patented IR feature enables practitioners to operate a head- light without touching the system. The IR headlights use a built-in infrared sig- nal to enable the user to turn the light on or off simply and safely, according to the company. Onboard biometrics sense the position of the headlight to filter out un- intended signals while working. Designs for Vision’s WireLess™ head- lights free practitioners from being tethered to a battery pack. The modular designs uncouple the headlights from a specific frame or single pair of loupes. The compact design of the LED DayLite® WireLess headlights are independent of any frame/loupes. You can see the Visible Difference® yourself by visiting Designs for Vision at www.designsforvision.com. The company is taking appointments for virtual meet- ings, and you can also find information on selecting an N95 mask that accommo- dates eyewear as well as nose pad adjust- ments to fit properly over the mask and information on disinfection procedures for loupes and headlamps.
IMPLANT TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Implant Newspaper · U.S. Edition SEPTEMBER 2020 — Vol. 15, No. 4 www.dental-tribune.com AAOMS to hold its first-ever virtual annual meeting this October By The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Staff In light of the COVID-19 pandem- ic, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is offering the 2020 Vir- tual AAOMS Annual Meeting from Oct. 1 to 10. The meeting combines the educa- tional content of the association’s 102nd Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition and the annual Dental Im- plant Conference. The meeting’s live and on-demand educational sessions will provide greater flexibility for attendees to learn about the latest research in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). A community-oriented platform will fos- ter interaction between attendees and speakers. Held in conjunction with the Interna- tional Association of Oral and Maxillo- facial Surgeons, the meeting will feature several international speakers and focus on the theme of the “Digital Workforce: Improving Efficiency and Safety for our Patients.” Oral and maxillofacial sur- geons, faculty, residents and allied staff are expected to attend. Anthony S. Fauci, MD — director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infec- tious Diseases since 1984 — will speak during the meeting’s President’s Event. Attendees gather around Thomas Jefferson in the exhibit hall of the AAOMS Annual Session, held in 2019 in Boston. Photo/Dental Tribune File Photo He has served as a key advisor to six U.S. Presidents on AIDS and other health is- sues, including COVID-19. This virtual meeting replaces the AAOMS Annual Meeting originally scheduled for Oct. 5 to 10 in San Antonio, Texas, and the Dental Implant Confer- ence slated for Dec. 3 to 5 in Chicago. Similar to previous in-person AAOMS Annual Meetings, the educational con- tent will present clinical tracks that cov- er the scope of OMS practice: anesthesia, cosmetic, dentoalveolar, orthognathic, pathology, pediatrics and cleft, recon- struction/nerve, temporomandibular joint, and trauma. Sessions also will ad- dress timely topics to help enhance the OMS practice. To attend For more information or to register, head to AAOMS.org/AnnualMeeting. The Dental Implant Program will re- view enhanced dental implant content with four live sessions, three on-demand sessions and interaction opportunities. In addition, a virtual exhibit hall will display the most advanced products and services available in the OMS specialty. “With respect for the safety of our members and their staff during the COV- ID-19 pandemic, AAOMS decided to shift to a virtual format for its two annual fall meetings,” said AAOMS President Victor L. Nannini, DDS, FACS. “For more than 100 years, our mem- bers have expected the annual meeting to offer outstanding educational sessions to advance knowledge, provide opportu- nities for dialogue and showcase the lat- est products. We are pleased to still be able to hold our annual premier events, now in a virtual format that is expected to provide convenience and value to our members with consideration for their evolving needs.” Registration is open to AAOMS mem- bers, OMS residents, professional allied staff and non-members. More informa- tion is available at AAOMS.org/Annual- Meeting. AAID celebrates Dental Implant Awareness Month By American Academy of Implant Dentistry Staff September is Dental Implant Aware- ness Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). This year’s theme, “Healthy Mouth, Healthy You!” focuses on the health ben- efits of dental implants. “Dental Implant Awareness Month is a great opportunity to raise awareness about dental implants as a healthy re- placement for missing teeth,” said AAID President Bernee Dunson, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID. “Many people know that im- plants bring back beautiful smiles, but the life-changing benefits go beyond es- thetics. It’s important for people to un- derstand that they help restore overall health.” To kick off the month, the AAID launched a new public awareness cam- paign including an article and video to To learn more For more information on the AAID and Dental Im- plant Awareness Month, visit www.aaid.com. bring visibility to the long-term health consequences of missing teeth and the reasons why implants are a preferred re- placement option. When an individual loses one or more teeth, it causes other issues that may not be noticeable right away. The article and video provide an overview of the ben- efits — including how they help preserve bone structure, prevent gum disease, restore healthy eating habits and bring back confidence. Dental implants are more than an investment in oral health but also in physical and mental health according to the AAID. When performed by a skilled implant specialist, it is one of the safest, most precise and predictable procedures.