Prevent Gingivitis First

Making sure that your patients are educated on the risks of gum disease starts with providing them the knowledge to prevent the biggest cause of gum disease – gingivitis. Too often, people overlook the first symptoms of periodontitis – bleeding, red, and swollen gums. These symptoms are caused by gingivitis, or plaque buildup. It’s important,… Read more »

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Welcome to Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry & Dental Seminars

Welcome to the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry where our educator, Dr Jose-Ruiz where teaches supra-gingival, minimally invasive dentistry at his courses, using techniques that are predictable for dentists and healthy for patients. Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz has pioneered the field of supra-gingival dentistry, which allows dentists to use minimally invasive techniques that are healthier for… Read more »

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Dentistry Today: Supra-gingival Dentistry

The key to implementing supra-gingival dentistry, is the use of translucent restorative materials to allow for a nice esthetic blend of the restorative margin, thus allowing us to leave the margins above the gum.

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By Dr. Ruiz: 7 Signs and Symptoms of Occlusal Disease

Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz has initiated the move toward easy education for even the busiest of clinicians in hopes of preventing occlusal disease from going undetected. He has created a comprehensive and informative outline in his “7 Signs and Symptoms Guide for Occlusal Disease Diagnosis,” as featured in Dentistry Today.

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Creating the Perfect Smile Through Dento-Facial Evaluation

Creating the perfect smile takes more than flawless tooth reconstruction or gingival repairs. The perfect smile needs to fit the face of the patient and even enhance their esthetic appearance. Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz uses a systematic approach to dento-facial evaluation to ensure these esthetic factors do not get overlooked.

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Ovate Pontic Design for Esthetically-Minded Patients and Dentists

Ever since the cosmetic revolution in the 1980s, dentists have reconsidered the use of the ovate pontic design for teeth replacement.  Design, procedure and preparation for ovate pontics does, however, require more time and skill than other options.  In his 2006 article, Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz handles the topic with esthetic expertise, outlining techniques for design,… Read more »

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Case Report: Providing the Best Results Esthetically and Emotionally through Dental Reconstruction

After a traumatic facial injury, patients are often able to regain esthetic confidence through reconstructive surgery. These expectations can be brought into the dentist office as well, with little understanding to the complexity of dental reconstruction. Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz keeps this in mind when compiling a reconstructive treatment plan, being sure that the patient is… Read more »

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Cover Article in Dentistry Today: On the Genius of Supra-Gingival Dentistry

For years Dr. Ruiz has been advocating the great benefits of supra-gingival dentistry and the profession is listening as is evident by the cover interview on the March 2010 edition of Dentistry Today on that subject. Learn the great benefits these innovative techniques have for your patients and for you. It will truly revolutionize the… Read more »

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