The IPS e.max system is an innovative all-ceramic system that comprises lithium disilicate (LS2) glass-ceramic and zirconium oxide (ZrO2) materials for the press and CAD/CAM technologies. Additionally, there is a universally applicable nano-fluorapatite glass-ceramic available for veneering all IPS e.max components.Read more
ELLICOTT CITY, MD, May 17, 2013 — Louis Kaufman, DDS, spent 3 years researching cone beam technology before he incorporating this practice-elevating technology. He shared his journey, and the wisdom he learned along the way, with the attendees of Dental Learning’s Updates in Contemporary Dentistry. With tips on integration, training, and return on investment, Dr. Kaufman offered clinicians a road map to incorporating CBCT in their practices.Read more
Learn composite bonding from one of the industry's aesthetic pioneers. The first in a series of free webinars sponsored by Cosmedent Invisible Class IV’s is a 30-minute webinar packed full of how-to’s and useful tips to help participants easily achieve invisible class IV restorations.
Dental healthcare workers must always follow standard precautions and utilize appropriate infection control protocols to prevent cross-contamination and the transmission of disease. The chain of infection requires that sufficient levels of a pathogen are present to cause disease, that there is a source or reservoir for that pathogen, that a mode of transmission and entry portal are present, and that the host is susceptible. The ability to implement infection prevention protocols is an essential attribute for dental radiography equipment, accessories, and supplies.
The basic elements of the infection prevention cycle necessary to break the chain of infection are the same for dental radiography as for other dental procedures and can be broken down into distinct phases – i.e., those steps taken before, during, and after patient care. As with other procedures, the dental healthcare worker must perform hand hygiene and wear medical gloves, as well as other personal protection equipment as required (mask, protective eyewear and clinical clothing). All staff must be trained in infection prevention procedures and offices must be OSHA-compliant. The sections below address the infection prevention protocol specifically as it relates to dental radiography.Read more