Table of Contents

February 2017
Volume 38, Issue 2
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From the Editor

The Complexity of Care & Loss

p. 65

Continuing Education

Clinically Enhancing Local Anesthesia Techniques for Endodontic Treatment

Qian Xie, DDS, PhD, James Bahcall, DMD, MS

p. 80

Implant Insertion Torque: Its Role in Achieving Primary Stability of Restorable Dental Implants

Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, John Cavallaro, DDS

p. 88

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst: Abbreviated Review and Case Report

Nicholas J. Fujii, DDS, Tanya M. Gibson, DDS, Keerthana M. Satheesh, DDS, MS, Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD

p. 97

Business of Dentistry

Tips for Getting to the Root of Quality Care

Roger P. Levin, DDS

p. 72

Roundtable

Do Dentists Prescribe Too Many Opioid-containing Drugs?

Elliot V. Hersh, DMD, MS, PhD, Raymond A. Dionne, DDS, PhD, Paul A. Moore, DMD, PhD, MPH

p. 74

Case Reports

Cell Adhesion to Acrylic Custom Provisional Abutment Placed on an Immediate Implant: A Case Report

Hanae Saito, DDS, MS, CCRC, Ru-Ching Hsia, PhD, Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS, Mark A. Reynolds, DDS, PhD

p. 114

Clinical Technique Review

A Technique Using Calibrated Photography and Photoshop for Accurate Shade Analysis and Communication

Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC, Johan Figueira, DDS, Ronald E. Goldstein, DDS

p. 106

Special Report

Tipping Point: An Update on Curing Lights, Resin Composites, and Matrix Systems

Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD, Augusto Robles, DDS, MS

p. 120

Special Reports - In Depth Look

Beautifil® II Gingiva Shades That Meet All Needs

p. 124

TPH Spectra® Universal Composite Restorative: Preferred Handling, Simplified Shading

p. 122

Oral Health Insights

Providing a Pathway to Professional and Personal Enrichment

Jose F. Cortes-Botello, DDS

p. 128

Online Only

Consensus Conference on Supra- and Subgingival Air Polishing

Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD, Diane M. Daubert, RDH, MS, Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH, Jodi Deming, RDH, Thomas F. Flemmig, Dr med dent, Dr med dent habil, MBA, Anna Pattison, RDH, MS, Jean-François Roulet, DDS, Roger V. Stambaugh, DMD, MS

Minimally Invasive All-ceramic Preparation for the Occlusal Face: The “V Preparation”

Michel Fages, DDS, MS, PhD, Bertrand Bennasar, DDS, Jacques Raynal, DDS

Retrospective Study to Determine Patient Satisfaction of Immediately Placed and Provisionalized Implants in the Esthetic Zone From a US Private Practice Research Network

E. Todd Scheyer, DDS, MS, Christopher Richardson, DMD, MS, George Mandelaris, DDS, MS, Stephen Pickering, DDS, MSD, Marc Nevins, DMD, MMSc, Bryan Pope, DMD, MSD, Jim Janakievski, DDS, Gregory Toback, DMD, MS, Rick H. Heard, DDS, MS

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