An over-the-shoulder video clinical presentation of a 10-unit IPS Empress® veneer case provides an in-depth look at a solution involving pre-preparation planning and contouring to achieve esthetic results. A practical demonstration of understanding the patient’s objectives, a candid evaluation of the treatment possibilities, and achieving a desired clinical result—including the creation of a more ideal archform without orthodontics—is presented. The pre-preparation considerations and the techniques presented will help practitioners more confidently meet patients’ expectations. A straightforward execution of the necessary steps—based on some basic placement and bonding principals that are presented—provides a useful approach to successfully placing and bonding porcelain veneers.
Simply Natural Partials™ is a clinically proven partial denture technique that will help you to deliver natural looking and functioning partial dentures. The step-by-step program is thoroughly explained in this video, from which you will also learn how to create a treatment plan and present patient options while simplifying your clinical technique.
In this presentation, you are introduced to Prismatik Clinical Zirconia™ from Glidewell Laboratories. You can prescribe Prismatik Clinical Zirconia™, (Prismatik CZ™) as if it were a PFM. This video explains why Zirconia-based restorations are among the strongest, most biocompatible and natural-looking cementable all-ceramic crowns & bridges available today. Plus, how Clinical Zirconia restorations prevent dark gingival graying and black lines thanks the translucent nature of the substructure. Included in this presentation are five case studies showing a variety of clinical techniques using Prismatik CZ™.
The taking of tooth shades is performed in dental offices every day, but not all dentists are taking advantage of modern techniques that provide the highest degree of accuracy. In part 1 of this two-part video presentation, Dr. Michael DiTolla shows the latest tools and techniques available to match your patients’ tooth shades as closely as possible. He will demonstrate the best use of the popular VITA® Classic System, along with procedures that greatly improve this system. He’ll also demonstrate new products that will improve your results, such as the VITA Easyshade® Compact. Dr. DiTolla will show how you can better communicate to the lab the desired shades for your restorations, reducing the number of returns and delays caused by incorrect shading. VITA and Easyshade are registered trademarks of Vident. The taking of tooth shades is performed in dental offices every day, but not all dentists are taking advantage of modern techniques that provide the highest degree of accuracy. In part 2 of this two-part video presentation, Dr. Michael DiTolla provides a real-life demonstration of modern tooth-shading techniques while replacing a patient’s PFMs on tooth 8 & 9 with BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crowns. He’ll use the modern shade-taking tools and techniques described in part 1 while taking you through the entire restoration, from removal of the old PFMs to placement of new, properly-shaded BruxZir crowns. BruxZir is a registered trademark of Glidewell Laboratories.
Dr. Michael DiTolla recently had a chance to sit down with board-certified Dental Sleep Medicine specialist Dr. Todd Morgan and get his sleep dentistry questions answered. Dr. Morgan currently has a private practice in Encinitas, Calif., where half of his production is from restorative dentistry, and half is from sleep dentistry. Tune in to hear how Dr. Morgan got involved in this area of dentistry, the best way to incorporate this type of treatment into your practice, and why it can be a lifesaver for dentists who physically can’t or don’t want to do restorative dentistry anymore.
Dr. Michael DiTolla explains the benefits and ease of use of the Silent Nite® sl, an updated version of Glidewell Laboratories' popular anti-snoring and sleep apnea device. This affordable device is flexible, thin and comfortable for your patients, and it exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea. New Slide-Link connectors are stronger and more flexible than those found on the original Silent Nite and are easily interchangeable by the patient. This video describes the improvements made to the Silent Nite, and demonstrates the easy steps to prescribing and delivering this life-enhancing device.
BruxZir Solid Zirconia clinical indications continue to expand as science validates the benefits of this proprietary material. In a new clinical DVD, “BruxZir Solid Zirconia Crowns & Bridges Clinical Indications and Scientific Validation,” Dr. Michael DiTolla shares two anterior crown cases and a BruxZir roundhouse bridge case. See for yourself why this unique material continues to gain popularity with dentists and laboratories alike.
Techniques that work for you and help take the guesswork out of achieving the best results from your lab and for your patients—whether PFM, all-ceramic and even full-cast restorations—are succinctly and persuasively presented. The Rapid Anesthesia Technique will make your patients happier; you will be more productive.
Introducing the aveoTSD Health Professional Patient Sizing Kit, a helpful in-office patient sizing tool for doctors prescribing the aveoTSD anti-snoring aid. Ensure adequate fit by trying on each size aveoTSD to assure patient comfort and efficacy. The 4 mm and 7 mm Uni-Spacers are for extra tongue titration when needed. The aveoTSDs and Uni-Spacers can be autoclaved in the blue tray for future use.
In this clinical video from Glidewell Dental Lab, Dr. Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, FAGD, presents this 52-year-old male patient with a broken PFM roundhouse bridge that had fractured between the two anterior abutments. The patient was not interested in multiple implants and was simply happy to have a new roundhouse bridge.
The IOS FastScan is a complete solution that integrates an intraoral digital scanner into a seamless system for obtaining, using and archiving the digital dental impressions used for fabricating a full range of dental restorations. The IOS FastScan intraoral digital scanner has been advanced from prototype to production version and is proving successful in clinical beta testing. The system’s major advantage over competitor systems is its intuitive wand. In this video presentation Dr. Michael DiTolla, Glidewell Laboratories’ Director of Clinical Education & Research, discusses some of the benefits of using the IOS FastScan.
Indications for BruxZir full-contour zirconia have previously been limited to posterior crown & bridge restorations as an esthetic alternative to metal occlusal PFMs and full-cast restorations. However, many doctors have inquired about prescribing BruxZir Solid Zirconia in the anterior. That's exactly what Dr. Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, FAGD did in this unique clinical presentation.
Interview with Dr. Paul Homoly - One-on-One with Dr. Michael DiTolla. ChairsideMagazine.com features restorative dentistry, dental practice management and clinical tips. Started with the intent to guide dentists through routine clinical situations, Chairside has become a respected and trusted print and online publication. As an informative aid best paired with confidence in the practice, Chairside is an unbiased magazine designed to provoke thought and help the dentist take their techniques and knowledge one step further.
When a patient asked for no-prep veneers, but their teeth were in a crossbite, Dr. Michael DiTolla realized that some minor orthodontic adjustments were necessary to achieve esthetic success. He called Space Maintainers Laboratory, who walked him through the simple orthodontic procedures needed prior to the placement of no-prep veneers.
The clinical case studied in this video illustrates an ideal situation and good use of no-prep Vivaneers™. The patient had multiple diastema between the teeth, and additional tooth-length was desired. Additionally, the patient did not have any of the facial-limiting factors that are discussed. An analysis of the case points out various details that are to be considered before the placement of 10 no-prep Vivaneers™. A veneer “try-in” predicts a desirable esthetic outcome, achievement of objectives is demonstrated, and an excellent clinical result is realized in a short period of time. This is achieved in just 15 minutes, as technique tips are discussed and thoroughly demonstrated using close-up, over-the-shoulder videography of the various steps during the no-prep veneer placement procedure. Many practice tips are provided to help participants efficiently prepare, etch, place, clean-up, adjust and finish a no-prep case; and, concise information about burs, discs, cups, pastes and other supplies is provided.