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Quintessence 2015 Catalog: Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics/Dental Technology

Challenging Nature: Wax-Up Techniques in Aesthetics and Functional Occlusion

Paulo Kano

Fabrication of posterior prosthetic teeth is an art that requires technicians to reproduce the minute details of occlusal form using difficult methods of wax-up. Written for students as well as experienced clinicians, this unique atlas will change the way that technicians wax up teeth. It guides readers, step by step, through the author’s revolutionary wax-up technique to re-create the complex morphology of premolar and molar teeth. The accompanying text provides straightforward explanations and illustrations of all techniques. Lavishly illustrated throughout, each chapter builds technical knowledge with sections on nomenclature, morphology, wax handling and application, functional wax-up sequences for maxillary and mandibular dentition, and adhesive cementation and culminates in a series of impressive clinical cases. A must-have resource for any dental technician wanting to review occlusal form and improve the functional morphology of posterior restorations.

384 pp; 800 illus; ©2011; ISBN 978-1-85097-203-7 (B9062); US $280

Attachments in the

Frank Kaiser

Understanding the diversity of attachment systems available for removable partial prostheses requires a great deal of knowledge and careful attention. This unique atlas provides a meticulous study of approximately 75 different types of attachments currently found on the market. The classification of these connectors by concept (function; mechanism; and
location, such as intracoronary, extracoronary, on bars, or for overdentures) allows for better clinical decision making and improved communication between dentists and laboratory technicians. Laboratory procedures are detailed step by step, enhanced by objective explanations, 3D
schemata, and detailed photographs. An invaluable reference for every dental technician.

316 pp; 840 illus; ©2013; ISBN 978-1-86715-588-4 (B5884); US $98

Natural Waxing-Up Technique

Dieter Schulz

This DVD presents the “occlusal compass” and the natural waxing-up technique. The occlusal compass helps technicians to predict and define the natural directional movements of the mandible on the horizontal plane, including protrusion, laterotrusion, and mediotrusion. In addition, the natural waxing-up technique is considered to be one of the most appropriate methods of implementing the occlusal compass to facilitate the modeling of anatomically correct and functional occlusal surfaces of molar teeth. This DVD includes a presentation of the occlusal compass, the applicable anatomy, nomenclature, dental coordinate system, and the waxing up of all segments of a maxillary molar and an entire quadrant following the natural waxing-up technique. A step-by-step demonstration shows how to locate contact points and where spaces must be maintained.

© 2013; ISBN 978-3-86867-202-2 (C2115); US $38

Guide to Occlusal Waxing,
Third Edition

Herbert T. Shillingburg, Jr, Edwin L. Wilson, Jr, and Jack T. Morrison

A sturdy manual styled for convenient reference during occlusal waxing. Six views of each tooth depict occlusal morphology, centric contacts, inclined planes, excursive pathways of opposing cusps, and proximal contacts from buccal and occlusal views.

58 pp (spiral bound); 181 illus; ©2001; ISBN 978-0-86715-385-9 (B3857); US $30

Dental Technology—Volume 1: Anatomy and Orthodontics

Arnold Hohmann and
Werner Hielscher

Dental technicians must have a comprehensive knowledge of dental anatomy, physiology, and pathology in order to work with dentists to produce successful dental prostheses. Much training for dental technicians is spent on honing sound technical skills, but this textbook lays out the theoretical foundation that is prerequisite for reproducing functional and esthetic teeth and replacement tissues for individual dentitions. By providing the medical and technical context for dental technology work and focusing on functional interrelation among the anatomical components, the authors establish the variables and criteria for measuring success. This book provides the high-level technical knowledge necessary to develop profession-specific competence and innovation in dental technology.

400 pp; 830 illus; (B6119) Available Summer 2014

Introduction to
Metal-Ceramic Technology,
Second Edition

W. Patrick Naylor

This book presents the theory and technical procedures for physically constructing an esthetic metal-ceramic restoration. Readers are patiently guided through each step of the process. This edition emphasizes information on biocompatibility, rationale for variations in substructure design, updated dental-porcelain and dental-alloy classifications, firing schedules for current products, and much more. Written specifically for dental-technology students, dental students, and residents in advanced technical courses.

232 pp; 492 illus; ©2009; ISBN 978-0-86715-460-3 (B4603); US $98

Dental Materials and Their
Selection, Fourth Edition

Edited by William J. O’Brien

This book presents the essential knowledge of material structure and properties and shows how to apply the framework of materials science to restorative treatment plans. This didactic approach will enable students to select appropriate materials and handle them correctly for optimum clinical performance.

448 pp; 250 illus; ©2008;
ISBN 978-0-86715-437-5 (B4375); US $68

QDT 2014

Edited by Sillas Duarte, Jr

With a focus on the newest techniques and materials for ultimate esthetic outomes, QDT 2014 features original articles on minimally invasive indirect restorations, model-guided soft tissue regeneration, opacity control using pressed ceramics, complex integrated esthetic rehabilitation, CAD/CAM tooth-colored occlusal splints, shade interpretation, optical phenomena, and the art of visual thinking. This year’s State of the Art article by Paulo Kano and Nelson Silva describes the Anatomic Shell Technique for mimicking nature. Sillas Duarte et al provide the year’s Biomaterials Update on ceramic-reinforced polymers—novel CAD/CAM hybrid restorative materials.

Authors include

Oswaldo Scopin de Andrade, Messias Rodrigues, Ronaldo Hirata, Luiz Alves Ferreira, Eric Van Dooren, Christian Soarez, Nitzan Bichacho, Gustavo Giordani, Leonardo Bocabella, Paulo Kano, Nelson Silva, Luis Narciso Baratieri, Pascal Magne, Joshua Polansky, Daniel Edelhoff, Josef Schweiger, Jun Suzuki, Victor Clavijo, Paulo Mesquita de Carvalho, Robert Carvalho da Silva, Julio Cesar Joly, Hadi Al-Meraikhi, Winston Chee, Kazunari Takanashi, Neimar Sartori, Jin-Ho Phark, Murilo Calgaro, Rogério Goulart, Willy Clavijo, Stefan Inglese, Sascha Hein, Panaghiotis Bazos, Javier Tapia Guadix, Lucas Zago Naves

212 pp; 850 illus (approx); ISBN 978-0-86715-660-7 (J0625); US $128

Atlas of Dental Rehabilitation Techniques

Romeo Pascetta and
Davide Dainese

The talented ceramist authors of this book have distilled their practical experience into the essential techniques, the keys to material selection, and the use of emerging technologies that can guarantee successful prosthetic restoration and patient satisfaction. They illustrate the working techniques necessary to create esthetic and functional dental prostheses that reproduce the look of natural teeth. In addition, they detail the technology, materials, and equipment used in their laboratory. In documenting their everyday work routine, the authors underscore the significance of accurate planning, precision work, and clinical and laboratory communication and reveal the steps of the fabrication process for different kinds of restorations. Intended as an accessible and quick-to-consult volume, this exceptional book provides the reader with useful details to address many techniques.

416 pp; 1,496 illus; ©2012; ISBN 978-88-7492-178-2 (B9521); US $298

Fundamentals of Color: Shade Matching and Communication in Esthetic Dentistry, Second Edition

Stephen J. Chu, Alessandro
Devigus, Rade D. Paravina, and
Adam J. Mieleszko

This book simplifies the study of color and helps dentists communicate shade easily and accurately. It begins with the basics of color theory within the context of esthetic dentistry and the factors that affect the transmission and perception of color. Chapters on conventional and technology-based shade matching provide step-by-step shade-matching methods and protocols. This updated and expanded second edition also includes chapters on the use of digital photography for shade verification and the influence of material selection on color matching.

168 pp (softcover); 366 illus; ©2011; ISBN 978-0-86715-497-9 (B4979); US $68

Nature’s Morphology:
An Atlas of Tooth Shape
and Form

Shigeo Kataoka and Yoshimi Nishimura

English edition edited by Avishai Sadan

This beautifully illustrated atlas provides restorative dentists and technicians with images and information that will help them work together to produce functional and esthetic restorations.

100 pp; 336 illus; ©2002; ISBN 978-0-86715-411-5 (B411X); US $78

Shape and Color: The Key
to Successful Ceramic Restorations

Gérald Ubassy

The study of shapes and how they interact with color is the focus of this book. The author stresses the need for interpersonal contact between the dentist and dental technician and emphasizes the importance of observation of natural teeth to achieve esthetic, long-lasting restorations.

216 pp; 463 color illus; ©1995;
ISBN 978-0-86715-207-4 (B2079); US $100

Technology & Artistry (DVD)

Michel Magne

This presentation explains how to use an increased understanding of value, chroma, and hue to achieve the opacity, translucency, and color of natural teeth. Based on thorough observation of natural esthetics and application of the “envelope technique,” the principles outlined in this program guide viewers to understand how to create lifelike esthetics.

70 min; ©2011; (C3105); US $99

High-Strength Ceramics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Jonathan L. Ferencz, Nelson R.F.A. Silva, and Jose M. Navarro

Advances in materials science and digital technologies have revolutionized the field of ceramic-based restorative and implant dentistry. Forward-thinking clinicians and dental technicians must negotiate this rapidly changing landscape as they evaluate these new technologies and materials to determine which ones are validated by laboratory and clinical evidence, have the potential to improve patient outcomes, and are practical for clinical application. To provide insight into these issues, the editors of this book have assembled the talents of the various stakeholders in this field. International authorities from a variety of disciplines have come together to share expertise from the biomaterials, industry, clinical, and laboratory perspectives. The result is a book that combines thoughtful analysis of the state of the science with practical clinical advice for dentists and laboratory technicians alike. This book will provide readers with the tools to judge the research presented in the literature and incorporate best practices and advances in materials and technology into their armamentarium in a way that will benefit their patients.


Engineering and Testing • Assessing Material Effectiveness • Role of Industry • Digital Workflow in Reconstructive Dentistry • Posterior Partial-Coverage Restorations • Crowns • FPDs • Implants • Ceramic Applications to Restore Implants • Zirconium Complete-Arch Reconstructions • Ceramic Application on Various Substructures • Cementation

296 pp; 734 illus; ©2014; ISBN 978-0-86715-639-3; (B6393); US $158

Ceramics in Dentistry: Principles and Practice

J. Robert Kelly

This dramatic and living textbook changes the way clinicians can approach the science of ceramics. The author's straightforward approach is combined with an interactive visual program that features 3D models and embedded QR codes, which allow readers to link to video content and relevant websites. The author distills ceramic science to its essence, presents the relevant material characteristics, and addresses restorative concerns, including common fracture patterns for various sites, basic
esthetic diagnostic information, and how to choose the best ceramic systems based on the clinical situation. In addition, he provides insight into the limitations of zirconia and zirconia-titanium implant abutments and demonstrates how to cut through manufacturer hype. This is the most fun you will have reading about ceramics.

Available Fall 2014

Dental Ceramics: Essential Aspects for Clinical Practice

Christoph Hämmerle, Irena Sailer, Andrea Thoma, Gianni Hälg, Ana Suter, and Christian Ramel

This practical compendium reviews the state-of-the-art materials and technologies of cosmetic dentistry and their use in veneers, single crowns, fixed partial dentures, and implant-supported restorations.

136 pp; 221 illus; ©2008;
ISBN 978-1-85097-181-8 (B9041); US $89

Maxillofacial Rehabilitation:
Prosthodontic and Surgical Management of Cancer-Related, Acquired, and
Congenital Defects of the Head and Neck, Third Edition

Edited by John Beumer III,
Mark T. Marunick, and Salvatore J. Esposito

This updated textbook provides insights into the latest developments in reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial prosthetics, and dental care. New chapters present information on digital technology and tissue engineering, and all chapters have undergone significant revision, reflecting ad­vances in the use of implants and free vascularized flaps.

468 pp; 1,555 illus; ©2011; ISBN 978-0-86715-498-6 (B4986); US $198

Wax-Up for Functional Occlusion

Niklaus P. Lang et al

26 pp (spiral bound); 33 illus; ©1990;
ISBN 978-0-86715-217-3 (B2176); US $24

Quintessence Dental
Technology Live

These videos provide dentists and dental technicians with expert information on dental prosthetics and implantology and are filmed live in the dental practice. Each video shows the sequence of work steps in detail and in chronologic order in a live recording.

Volume 1

• Anatomical Wax-Up • APF-NT, A Set-Up System

©2005; (C1207); US $68

Volume 2

• Full Denture

©2005; (C1208); US $68

Volume 3

• Best Fitting of One-Piece Cast in Precious Alloy for Implant-Borne Prosthesis • Anatomical Wax-Up of Anterior Posterior Teeth • Electroforming

©2005; (C1209); US $68

Diagnosis and Treatment
in Prosthodontics,
Second Edition

Edited by William R. Laney,
Thomas J. Salinas, Alan B. Carr,
Sreenivas Koka, and Steven E. Eckert

This book addresses the medical and surgical aspects of treating partially and completely edentulous patients and emphasizes the need to attend to the biologic, psychologic, and social dimensions of illness and care. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. New technologies and materials in immediate loading, ceramic materials, and three-dimensional imaging techniques allow more predictable and successful outcomes.

352 pp; 578 illus; ©2011; ISBN 978-0-86715-404-7 (B4047); US $189

Inspiration: Truly Natural Tooth Restoration

David Korson

112 pp; 310 illus; ©2005;
ISBN 978-1-85097-151-1 (B8839); US $98

Precision in Dental Esthetics: Clinical and
Laboratory Procedures

Domenico Massironi et al

464 pp; 1,331 illus; ©2006; ISBN 978-88-7492-011-2 (B9503);
$278 US $139

Esthetic Implant Therapy and Restoration in the Edentulous Maxilla: A Simplified Protocol

Karim Dada and Marwan Daas

Based on clinical, radiographic, and computer analysis, the simplified clinical protocols described in this book represent a revolution in the rehabiliation of the edentulous maxilla. The treatment strategy highlights a standardized esthetic analysis and focuses on the importance of the preparatory phases as well as of effective communication among the members of the treatment team. The authors outline the design principles and clinical methodology for different treatment options, step by step, and discuss indications for immediate loading, delivery of a fixed prosthesis shortly after the surgery, flapless surgery, and the all-on-four treatment concept, all of which can be used to limit postoperative difficulties for the patient. By simplifying the surgical and prosthetic protocols, the authors of this book have developed predictable esthetic treatment strategies that will be applicable to the largest number of patients and possible by the largest number of clinicians.


Esthetic Analysis • Preparatory Phase • Implant Indications • Immediate Loading and Provisionalization • Types of Prosthesis • The All-on-Four Concept

216 pp; 606 illus; ISBN 978-0-86715-645-4; Available Summer 2014

Columbus Bridge Protocol:
Immediate Loading Bridge
(Book/DVD-ROM set)

Tiziano Tealdo, Marco
Bevilacqua, and Paolo Pera

The Columbus Bridge Protocol provides for the realization of a full-arch, screw-retained, functionally loaded provisional prosthesis within 24 to 48 hours after implant surgery in the maxilla. Every aspect of treatment is addressed, including diagnostic procedures, choice of implant and abutment types, data transfer to the laboratory, laboratory procedures, surgical procedures, choice of restorative materials, delivery of the provisional and definitive prostheses, complication management, and instructions for hygiene and follow-up care. Two cases of full-arch treatment are presented in the text, and an accompanying DVD also presents a complete clinical case.

388 pp; 700 illus; ©2012; ISBN 978-88-7492-154-6 (B9511); US $280

Mandibular Suction-Effective
Denture and BPS: A Complete Guide

Jiro Abe, Kyoko Kokubo,
and Koji Sato

This book presents a dramatic approach to complete denture prosthetics that combines a simple four-step fabrication technique with effective mandibular suction. Using the Biofunctional Prosthetic System (BPS) in an easy-to-learn clinical technique, the authors explain, step by step, how to fabricate a BPS denture and then outline the procedure necessary for fabricating a suction-effective denture. A new approach to impression taking is outlined that allows for a more accurate denture form and thus better denture suction. Included are discussions related to the management of complex cases of total edentulism in both the maxilla and the mandible.

292 pp; 1,000 illus; ©2012; ISBN 978-4-7812-0260-0 (B9918); US $170

The Complete Denture: A Careful Pathway,
Second Edition

Michael I. MacEntee

This completely updated step-by-step manual provides the knowledge and skill needed for clinicians to effectively rehabilitate patients who are completely edentulous. Treatment involving complete dentures is not simply a mechanical skill: It demands an accurate diagnosis of systemic and local problems as well as a focus on prosthetic design. In this book, the author expands on these essential skills as he describes a standardized pathway based on scientific principles to mastering the art of fabricating a complete denture.

iBook only; Available Summer 2014

Principles and Practices of Complete Dentures: Creating the Mental Image of a Denture

Iwao Hayakawa

In this well-illustrated book, the author presents his innovative and time-tested approach for constructing a functional complete denture. Includes many clinical tips for denture fabrication.

255 pp; 714 illus; ©1999;
ISBN 978-4-87417-607-8 (B9907); US $135

Clinical Success in Immediate Complete Dentures:
An Alternative Approach

Michel Pompignoli, Michel Postaire, and Didier Raux

This book presents the clinical and laboratory protocols for successful treatment of a hopeless dentition using an immediate complete denture delivered on the same day as the extractions.

92 pp (softcover); 233 illus; ©2008;
ISBN 978-2-912550-57-6 (B9304); $89 US $45

Comprehensive Dentistry

Masahide Tsutsui et al

444 pp; 3,000 illus; ©2008; ISBN 978-1-85097-161-0 (B9017); $278 US $139

Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics, Fourth Edition

Herbert T. Shillingburg, Jr, David A. Sather, Edwin L. Wilson, Jr, Joseph R. Cain, Donald L. Mitchell, Luis J. Blanco, and James C. Kessler

The fourth edition of this popular undergraduate text has been updated and expanded to reflect new research, materials, and techniques in fixed prosthodontics, with the addition of more than 350 new illustrations and three new chapters on the restoration of implants. It is designed to serve as an introduction to restorative dentistry techniques using fixed partial dentures and cast metal, metal-ceramic, and all-ceramic restorations, providing the background knowledge needed by the novice and serving as a refresher for the practitioner or graduate student. Specific techniques and instruments are discussed, and updated information has been added to cover new cements, new impression materials and equipment, and changes in soft tissue management methods used during impression procedures. New articulators, facebows, and concepts of occlusion have been added, along with precise ways of making removable dies. Different ways of handling edentulous ridges with defects that provide better control over the functional and cosmetic outcome are also presented. Finally, the topics of esthetic and implant restorations, which have become increasingly emphasized in dental practice, are given greater attention.

584 pp; 1,455 illus; ©2012; ISBN 978-0-86715-475-7 (B4757); US $128

Color Atlas of Fixed Prosthodontics

Yoshiyuki Hagiwara

This book reviews practical solutions to clinical problems in prosthodontics and emphasizes the fundamentals necessary to achieve efficiency and success with every prosthetic protocol. The author demonstrates each step of prosthetic rehabilitation, starting with accurate impression taking, cast preparation and articulation, record taking, and thorough treatment planning. The sequences for fixed prosthodontic restorations are detailed in both arches for posterior full-coverage crowns, anterior porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and porcelain laminate veneers. Comprehensive illustrations complement the descriptions. This atlas outlines the theories, skills, and therapeutic philosophy that are crucial to achieving excellence in prosthodontic rehabilitation.

196 pp; 539 illus; ©2013; ISBN 978-4-7812-0320-1 (B9996); US $120

Stewart’s Clinical Removable Partial Prosthodontics,
Fourth Edition

Rodney D. Phoenix, David R. Cagna, and Charles F. DeFreest

The fourth edition of this classic prosthodontic textbook provides an overview of removable partial denture service in contemporary dental practice with an emphasis on clinical and design aspects. Features a new chapter on implant-
assisted removable partial dentures.

528 pp; 1,316 illus; ©2008;
ISBN 978-0-86715-485-6 (B4856); US $98

Fixed Prosthodontics:
Principles and Clinics

H. W. Anselm Wiskott

This textbook presents a methodical and scientifically based approach to restora­-
­­tive dentistry using fixed prosthodontics. The author supplies the interdisciplinary context for related basic sciences as well as the clinical fields of periodontics, orthodontics, operative dentistry, and implant dentistry. Once the scientific background is established, the text guides the reader, chapter by chapter, through the process of providing reliable treatment, and the accompanying illustrations depict common clinical situations and recommended treatment options to clarify the essential principles of fixed prosthodontics. By addressing the strategic, operational, and technical aspects of prosthetic dentistry, the author outlines the clinical steps of restorative dentistry and simplifies the complex concepts that students struggle with in the early phases of professional development.

768 pp; 825 illus; ©2011; ISBN 978-1-85097-208-2 (B9005); US $128

An Atlas of Removable Partial Denture Design

Russell J. Stratton and
Frank J. Wiebelt

Part I covers basic principles and rationale of design and presents rules for rest placement and clasp selection. Part II illustrates designs for 250 of the most common partially edentulous arches. A standard design is presented, and variations are discussed. An excellent tool for dentist-
technician communication.

335 pp; 800 illus; ©1988; ISBN 978-0-86715-190-9 (B1900); US $58

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