Edward Santucci

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The esthetic success of a dental treatment depends on the correct diagnosis, treatment plan and clinical and laboratory procedures. This clinical report describes a diagnostically based protocol for conservative preparations on anterior teeth for adhesively retained composite and porcelain restorations. The diagnostic additive wax-up, periodontal esthetic(More)
The attentive clinician can no longer be satisfied with global diagnostic categories such as "TMJ syndrome" or "MPD syndrome." Nor can one be content with nonspecific diagnostic testing or generic referral. This article has outlined specific components of head and neck pain originating in the masticatory musculoskeletal system. Much progress has been made(More)
Detailed and accurate impressions are made when the oral environment is dry during the impression process. Maintaining a dry field on medically, physically, or emotionally compromised patients can be very challenging. If not achieved, it may compromise dental care and accurate outcomes. This article describes a technique that can be used to make a final(More)
This study examined the influence on sealant strength of sealant thickness and size of opening to be bridged when fissure sealant was applied over cavities. Few differences in groups were found when thick and thin sealants were placed over 1.0, 1.4, and 1.8 mm cavities and tested by compression until fracture. Sealants placed over cavities were much weaker(More)
A multidisciplinary algology team was formed to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of complex head and neck pain disorders. The standard patient evaluation includes a history and physical, surface electromyography, Minnesota Multi-phasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), brief psychiatric interview, dental/occlusal analysis, a postural/musculoskeletal(More)
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