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Smile Bible: A Communication Tool Between Dental Clinicians and Technicians, Clinicians and Patients and Technicians and Patients

Labline featured Yugo’s article for the ‘ACADEMY’ in 2016 (originally published in English and Hungarian).   There is a story behind every article I’ve created, and I cherish every single one of them. However, this particular piece is a standout because it compiles my philosophy into a single work.   The contents include: Dental Material Selections The Aesthetic Articulator Digital Dental Photography Shade Taking and Smile Design Consultation   I felt that the missing link in Dentistry was the communication between the clinicians and technicians with our patients, and how to educate our patients through effective correspondence to make each treatment step transparent and visually assessable.   The clinical philosophy is the driving force, and the clinicians should remain the captain of the ship, no doubt. However, the...

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Science – The Future of Human Evolution (GAMSAT Essay Example)

Consider the following comments and develop a piece of writing in response to one or more of them. Your writing will be judged on the quality of your response to the theme, how well you organise and present your point of view, and how effectively you express yourself.   ‘In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.’ – Marie Curie   ‘One must divide one’s time between politics and equations. But our equations are much more important to me.’ – Albert Einstein   ‘Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity.’ – Louis Pasteur   ‘Science is an integral part of culture. It’s not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It’s one of the glories of human intellectual...

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Masterpiece – Visualisation with Precision: The Aesthetic Articulator

QDT featured Yugo’s article in 2016 (originally published in Japanese).   Having trained as a dental technician in Japan (at Osaka University Dental Hospital), being featured in the ‘masterpiece’ section of QDT is an honourable achievement. It is a privileged benchmark that the high-end ceramists in Japan aspire for recognition and respect within the field.   The actual storyline of the article is very similar to my previous post presenting the Aesthetic Articulator (https://smilevirtuoso.com/the-aesthetic-articulator-australian-patent-au2013100527/). However, the aesthetics of the presented case/restorations are probably the best I have ever presented from a technical perspective. The patient desired the highest level/degree of incisal translucency/characteristics, which mimics the complex nature of natural dentition. The outcome is so satisfying that even dental professionals cannot distinguish them from natural teeth.   When I design...

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Religion – Science vs. Religion (GAMSAT Essay Example)

Consider the following comments and develop a piece of writing in response to one or more of them. Your writing will be judged on the quality of your response to the theme, how well you organise and present your point of view, and how effectively you express yourself.   ‘One religion is true to another.’ – Robert Burton   ‘Religion to me has always been the wound, not the bandage.’ – Dennis Potter   ‘So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully to find someone to worship.’ – Fedor Dostoevsky   ‘My country is my world, and my religion is to do good.’ – Thomas Paine   ‘I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is...

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Extreme Masking: Achieving Predictable Outcomes in Challenging Situations with Lithium Disilicate Bonded Restorations

The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry featured Yugo’s article titled 'Extreme Masking: Achieving Predictable Outcomes in Challenging Situations with Lithium Disilicate Restorations' in 2014 (originally published in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Greek).   Aesthetically speaking, metal-free restorations are proven to be superior alternatives to traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) restorations. However, one of the most significant challenges in metal-free dentistry is the reproduction of natural dentition without the influence of a ‘negative stump’ – i.e., a very dark or metalcore showing through the final restorations.   This article presents a unique ‘outside of the box’ technique that provides consistent, predictable and durable restorations, which provide the best possible aesthetic outcome.   If you ask me to nominate the milestone in my career, this is undoubtedly one of them...

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Punishment – Reintegration of Ex-offenders into the Community (GAMSAT Essay Example)

Consider the following comments and develop a piece of writing in response to one or more of them. Your writing will be judged on the quality of your response to the theme, how well you organise and present your point of view, and how effectively you express yourself.   ‘All punishment is mischief: all punishment in itself is evil.’ - Jeremy Bentham   ‘Hanging is too good for him, said Mr Cruelty.’ – John Bunyan   ‘Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.’ – Elizabeth Fry   ‘A Child, punishment by selfish parents, does not feel anger. It goes to its little private corner to weep.’ – Rose Tremain   ‘This is the first of punishments, that no guilty...

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Aesthetics of a Single Central Incisor with Soft Tissue Management

Clinica: International Journal of Brazilian Dentistry featured Yugo's article titled 'Aesthetics of a Single Central Incisor with Soft Tissue Management' in 2014 (originally published in Portuguese).   Meeting patients’ expectations is our goal regardless of the types of cases we treat. An ‘aesthetically pleasing outcome’ is ultimately judged by the patient. Without their satisfaction, the case should be considered unsuccessful even though there might be no fault with the outcome in the dental professionals’ eyes.   Regardless of who you are or where you are from when it comes to restoring a single central incisor, the desire comes down to one thing – we aim to blend the restoration with the surrounding natural dentition.   Today, accurate colour matching is not as challenging as in the past,...

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Poverty – The Fallacy of Foreign Aid (GAMSAT Essay Example)

Consider the following comments and develop a piece of writing in response to one or more of them. Your writing will be judged on the quality of your response to the theme, how well you organise and present your point of view, and how effectively you express yourself.   ‘Make poverty history.’ - Anonymous   ‘Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.’ – James Baldwin   ‘Come away; poverty’s catching.’ – Aphra Behn   ‘Brother can you spare a dime?’ – Y. Harburg   ‘There’s nothing surer, the rich get rich and the poor get children.’ – Gus Kahn & Raymond B. Egan   Suggested Theme: Poverty (Section A) Time limit in the actual exam: 30 mins Chosen Quote: ‘Make...

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