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Cosmetic Scan blog

JADA+ Scan — Cosmetic/Esthetic is a quarterly e-newsletter updating dentists on the latest news and developments in the cosmetic and esthetic dental care. The consulting editor for JADA+ Scan — Cosmetic/Esthetic is Luiz Meirelles DDS, MS, Ph.D., Dentsply Sirona Implant Fellow, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry.


May 17, 2019 Topics include: overjet, overbite and soft tissue profile in adults, walking bleach technique with hydrogen and carbamide peroxides, OHRQoL for preschoolers and families after SDF treatment, and optimal sandblasting pressure for Y-TZP.

October 26, 2018 Topics include: how age and sex affect smile esthetics, coffee thermocycling and glass ceramic color changes, light curing unit brands and exposure times and bulk-filled composite polymerization, and submucosal veneers with single implant crowns.

August 31, 2018 Topics include: efficacy and risks for at-home bleaching with hydrogen peroxide; zirconia ceramic bonding of fixed dental prostheses; do-it-yourself cosmetic dentistry dangers; and restoring biocorrosive lesions with composite resin and ceramic CAD-CAM veneers.

June 8, 2018 Topics include: Desensitizing gel for bleach-induced tooth sensitivity; Predictive power of tooth color on young adults; Flexural strength of monolithic zirconia.


December 1, 2017 Topics include: Five new hybrid tooth forms take shape; Survival rates and patient-reported outcomes of zirconia-based fixed implants; Implants with guided bone regeneration stand the test of time.

September 15, 2017 Topics include: Successful esthetic treatment of brown and white stains caused by enamel fluorosis; Effect and parental acceptance of silver diamine fluoride treatment on dental caries in primary teeth; Optimal ratio for maxillary anterior teeth: preferences among professionals and laypeople.

June 16, 2017 Topics include: Patient satisfaction with removable denture renewal; Comparing flowable and bulk fill resin-based composites; Masking ability of monolithic and bilayer CAD-CAM ceramic structures .

March 17, 2017 Topics include: Patient perception and results of chamfer or feather-edge subgingival tooth preparations; Patients’ esthetic expectations; Simple formulas for optimal tooth sizes. 


March 25, 2016 Topics include: Personality type; Age-specific oral health–related quality of life; Closing anterior interdental spaces.


November 11, 2015 Topics include: Implant therapy; Dental adhesives; Treating discoloration.

August 11, 2015 Topics include: Dental education and esthetic perception; Using CAD-CAM mock-ups; Treating fluorisis.

May 13, 2015 Topics include: Perceptible and acceptable difference in color; Color perception; Dental morphology and occlusion education; Less invasive treatment for amelogenesis imperfecta.

March 10, 2015 Topics include: Photo morphing study considers appearance; High-fluoride toothpaste and white spot lesions; Design technique uses patient input; Evaluating esthetics shows cultural differences.

December 9, 2014 Topics include: An integrative approach to an attractive smile; Diet and dental materials; Gingiva-shade ceramics and grading esthetic risk; Light activation and in-office bleaching.

September 15, 2014 Topics include: Veneers for improving darker teeth; Composite shade guides and matching color; Measuring translucency in dental materials; Masking with lithium disilicate bonded restorations.

June 4, 2014 Topics include: Achieving patient satisfaction, step-by-step; How patients, clinicians define esthetic success; Using wax-ups as blueprints for change; Diagnosing and managing the ‘eagle’s talon’.

March 12, 2014 Topics include: Improving communication through technology; Setting guidelines on smile esthetics; Matching shades of porcelain veneers; Microabrasion for esthetic management of fluorosis.