A methodical approach to the treatment planning, informing and consenting of patients for cosmetic dental treatment is essential. By following such an approach, you can ensure that the best course of treatment is advised for each patient, and that the patient is fully informed of all the options and potential complications. By documenting the process, … Continue reading “BACD Cosmetic Consultation Protocols and Consent Forms”
From the BACD Photography event Theory v Art in June 2017, an equipment list supplied by our speaker
From the BACD Photography event Theory v Art in June 2017, some photography techniques
A download showing the required photography views for BACD accreditation
Info leaflet for patients about bridges
Info leaflet for patients about crowns
Info leaflet for patients about dental implants
Info leaflet for patients about having a smile makeover and the options that are available
Info leaflet for patients about teeth whitening
Info leaflet for patients about veneers
Info leaflet for patients about cosmetic dentistry
Determination and communication of color using the five color dimensions of teeth Practical procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry 2001; 13: 19-26
A beautiful case report showing a methodological step by step approach to restore the 21 and 11 with direct composite bonding. The steps outlined in this report should help you reproduce composites of the same standard
A beautifully illustrated article that seeks to demonstrate that as dentists we need to look beyond the obvious and use careful observation of nature. The author explains how harmony, balance and asymmetry are fundamental aspects if our work is to be compatible with the personality, style and individuality of the patient.
A fantastic example of how utilising the correct Pontic shape and tissue management can allow an excellent aesthetic outcome with a simple Maryland bridge. This step by step report will allow you to replicate this procedure to the benefit of your patients when a bridge is the chosen restorative process
This is a really interesting paper highlighting how to become aware of patients with psychiatric issues seeking cosmetic enhancements. It doesn’t cover dental issues in enough depth to warrant as a reference paper, but as a discussion is very good. It has a great little chart which could be used to guide you and raise … Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast – Body Dysmorphic Disorder and aesthetic dentistry”
This is the inaugural editorial of the International Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry from 2010, which is the BACD official journal.
This is a case type 1 accreditation paper from a dentist’s perspective. It looks at the enhancement of the smile using eight crowns with a focus on soft tissue management also. It walks you through the diagnosis, planning and treatment stages to consider in providing this type of treatment.
This is a case type 2 accreditation paper from a technician’s perspective. It outlines the steps that are taken in the laboratory and consideration into correct ceramic layering and how these affect the final outcome. The paper further addresses the challenges of matching a veneer and a crown.
This is a case type 2 accreditation paper from a dentist’s perspective. It outlines the steps that should be considered when tackling an anterior single unit replacement. As outlined in the text, the single anterior unit is the hardest thing to achieve and good planning and ab communication is essential.
This is a case type 3 accreditation paper from a dentist’s perspective. It is a very comprehensive paper nicely discussing the treatment consenting and options given to the patient. The focus is more on the stages and the careful management of the soft tissue along with the need for through communication between differing disciplines to … Continue reading “Implant replacement of failing upper central incisors”
This is a case type 4 accreditation paper from a dentist’s perspective. It outlines the steps that are taken to ensure a good outcome and the armamentarium that is used as a guide to those new to composite anterior dentistry.