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February 2013
Volume 34, Issue 2

Dear Readers,

As Compendium moves into its 34th year serving the dental industry, congratulations are in order for an individual whose vision for dental education was instrumental in founding this journal more than three decades ago. D. Walter Cohen, DDS, who serves as Editor Emeritus for the journal, and who over the years has been a mentor, colleague, and practice partner to me, was recently named winner of the Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Dental Educator, by the ADEAGies Foundation.

Dr. Cohen, who has a long, distinguished career in dental education, including formerly serving as Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, will be presented the Gies Award March 18 at the 2013 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition in Seattle, Washington.

Walter has had a profound impact—and continues to have an ongoing influence—on the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, helping advise and shape its editorial content. In the journal’s early years, Dr. Cohen's many contributions and tireless efforts helped establish Compendium as the first university-affiliated dental publication to bring journal-based continuing education to clinicians every month. Today, we are proud that Compendium is a household name in dentistry.

In the current issue, our CE curriculum focuses on two integral parts of any contemporary dental practice. The first CE article discusses anterior single-tooth implants, providing what the authors call the “Rules of Six,” which are diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for implant placement success. Our other CE involves a proposed classification system and criteria for veneer preparations. While the concept of “no-prep” or minimal-preparation veneers has been around for some time, the lack of classifications has often spawned miscommunication within the dental profession.

Other articles this month cover such topics as esthetics for a high-risk patient, surgically accelerated orthodontics, geriatric dentistry, and a risk assessment of dental amalgam.

It is my hope that this issue’s content reflects the original mission of the journal: to provide uncompromised, peer-reviewed educational material that expands your clinical horizons. Thank you again for your readership. Ands thanks again to Dr. Cohen. Please visit us online at, and keep your feedback coming at


Louis F. Rose, DDS, MD


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