Publications

Scientific Credence

Dentistry, and its various specialities are undergoing rapid revolution & evolution. The last few decades have witnessed numerous paradigm shifts, old antiquated techniques being abandoned for newer sophisticated methods based on research and scientific credence. New techniques and materials such as dental implants, CAD/CAM fabrication of artificial crowns/restorations, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, 3-D printing, etc. are paving the way for innovative therapies that are minimally invasive, and unheard of even a few years ago.

Hence, it is crucial to offer treatments that are cutting-edge with long-term predictability. Irfan Ahmad is a prolific writer, his publications number nearly 200 to date, on many dental disciplines, and his articles have been published in prestigious, peer-reviewed international dental journals. In addition, he is the sole author of 5 dental textbooks, and has contributed to several others by eminent clinicians.


Books

Digital and Conventional Dental Photography a clinical guide to anterior dental aesthetics   Protocols for Predictable Aesthetic Dental Restorations   Esthetic Clinical Case Studies-Dilemmas and Solutions   PAAG-web   

 


Publications

 Some noteworthy publications by Irfan Ahmad

  1. Ahmad I. Technique for Realistic Anterior Crowns Using the IPS Empress® Porcelain System. Ivoclar Signature, Vol. 4, No. 3, Fall, 1997
  2. Ahmad I. Optical Properties of the IPS Empress® System. Quintessence Dental Technology, QDT 1998;21:133-147
  3. Ahmad I. Yttrium-partially-stabilised zirconium dioxide (YPSZ): An approach to restoring coronally compromised non-vital teeth. The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, 1998;18(5):455-465 (English, German, Italian, and French translations)
  4. Ahmad I. Bioaesthetic ceromer restorations for the replacement of existing posterior amalgam restorations. Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, May, 1998; vol. 10, no.4: 416-420
  5. Front cover photograph for Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, May, 1998; vol. 10, no.4
  6. 
Front cover photograph for Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, September, 1998; vol. 10, no.7
  7. Ahmad I. Geometric Considerations in Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Restorative Principles. Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, 1998;10(7):813-822
  8. Ahmad I, Hubbard J. Pseudo realignment of maxillary anterior teeth utilising all ceramic components. Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, 1998;10(7):851-855
  9. Ahmad I. Chromatic mapping utilising a universal shade guide system: Chromascop. Signature, Summer, 1998;5(2):12-17
  10. Ahmad I. Chromatic mapping utilising a universal shade guide system: Chromascop. Signature International, 1998;3(3):12-17 (translated into Italian, French, German and Spanish)
  11. 
Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 1,  January 9 1999
  12. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 2,  January 23 1999
  13. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 3,  February 13 1999
  14. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 4, February 27 1999
  15. 
Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 5, March 13 1999
  16. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 6, March 27 1999
  17. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 7, April 10 1999
  18. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 8, April 24 1999
  19. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 9, May 8 1999
  20. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 10, May 22 1999
  21. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 11, June 5 1999
  22. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 186 no. 12, June 26 1999
  23. Ahmad I, Sturridge P. Preparation and fabrication of ceramic veneerlay restorations. QDT 1999;22:169-177
  24. Ahmad I. The importance of biological impression making for restorative modalities. Verbatim: The New Word in Dentistry, Winter 1999;vol 1(1):10-12
  25. Ahmad I. Three-Dimensional Dental Shade Analysis: Perspectives of Color. Part I.  Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry 1999;11(7):789-796
  26. Ahmad I. Three-Dimensional Dental Shade Analysis: Perspectives of Color. Part II.  Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry 2000;12(6):557-564
  27. Front cover photograph for Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, January/February, 1999 issue, vol. 11(1).
  28. Ahmad I. IPS Empress System. Original Article in QDT (Japan) translated into Japanese, January, 1999, Vol. 24, No.1
  29. Ahmad I. Zirconium oxide post and core system for the restoration of an endodontically treated incisor. Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, March, 1999; vol. 11(2):197-204
  30. Front cover photograph for Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, April, 1999 issue vol. 11(3).
  31. Front cover photograph for Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, June/July, 1999 issue  vol. 11(5).
  32. Front cover photograph for Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, August, 1999 issue vol. 11(6).
  33. Ahmad I. Versatility and enhanced aesthetics of laboratory fabricated composite restorations. Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, 2000;12(3):285-292
  34. Pre- and postoperative clinical photographs of direct composite fillings using Solitaire 2 (Advert for Heraeus Kulzer), January 2000.
  35. Ahmad I. Viable Posterior All-Ceramic Crowns. Electronic J Dent 2000: Ref EJ10208
  36. Ahmad I. Predetermining factors governing calculated tooth preparation for anterior crowns, QDT 2001;24:57-67
  37. Ahmad I. Predetermining factors governing calculated tooth preparation for anterior crowns, QDT 2001 (Japanese translation)
  38. Ahmad I, Touati B. Pre-publicity for CIDE 2001 –case study using Procera crowns and veneers in French journal, written by Bernard Touati
  39. Front cover photo for Heraeus-Kulzer, UK product (diamond burs) publicity brochure, 2001
  40. Front cover 3M, USA resin composite publicity brochure, 1999
  41. Front cover photograph for Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, May, 2001 issue vol. 13(4).
  42. Participation with Terry D. Stone models without faces – Part II: An international interview. Clinical perspectives. Editorial Commentary. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent 2001;13(5):391-394
  43. Ahmad I, Chu S. Shade Selection and Analysis: Use of digital technology versus conventional methods. Collaborative Technique, Summer 2001;1(1): 44-46
  44. Clinical photographs for Aesthetic Soft tissue management: Predictable care using contemporary techniques and applications. Collaborative Technique, Summer 2001;1(2): 13-15
  45. Ahmad I, Chu S, Culp L, MaLaren E A. Contemporary shade selection and communication: A roundtable discussion. The importance of accurate shade determination for restorative success. Collaborative Technique, Winter 2001;1(2): 21-45
  46. Ahmad I, Culp L, McLaren E A, Ritter R G, Sesemann. Contemporary porcelain systems: Aesthetic metal-ceramic and all-ceramic treatment options Collaborative Technique, Winter 2001;1(2): 26-31
  47. Ahmad I. Replacing defective porcelain fused to metal crowns with galvano-ceramic restorations as an alternative to all-ceramic crowns: A clinical case study. Submitted to ‘Restorative Dentistry’, June 2001
  48. Front cover photograph for Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, April, 2002 issue vol. 14(3).
  49. Ahmad I. Salvaging fractured porcelain crowns with a direct composite repair technique. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent 2002;14(3):233-238
  50. Gluskin A, Ahmad I, Herrero D B. The Aesthetic Post and Core: Unifying radicular form and structure, Pract Proced Aesthet Dent, 2002;14(4):313-321
  51. Ahmad I. Synaesthetic restorations: A psychological perspective for surpassing aesthetic dentistry. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent 2002;14(8)
  52. Ahmad I. Restitution of maxillary anterior aesthetics with all-ceramic components.
Int Dent J. 2002 Feb;52(1):47-56.
  53. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 1, 2002
  54. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 2, 2002
  55. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 3, 2002
  56. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 4, 2002
  57. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 5, 2002
  58. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 6, 2002
  59. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 7, 2002
  60. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 8, 2002
  61. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 9, 2002
  62. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 10, 2002
  63. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 11, 2002
  64. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 192 no. 12, 2002
  65. Front cover photograph for International Dental Journal, Feb, 2002
  66. Front cover photograph for International Dental Journal, Apr, 2002
  67. Front cover photograph for International Dental Journal, Jun, 2002
  68. Front cover photograph for International Dental Journal, Aug, 2002
  69. Front cover photograph for International Dental Journal, Oct, 2002
  70. Front cover photograph for International Dental Journal, Dec, 2002
  71. Front cover photo for Heraeus–Kulzer, Spain product (HeraCeram crystal photo) publicity brochure, 2002
  72. Clinical case studies and conceptual images for international marketing brochures for Heraeus-Kulzer, (CompoConnect and Presiano crown system), 2001
  73. Clinical case studies for international marketing brochures for Heraeus-Kulzer, (Venus composite and iBond), 2002
  74. Ahmad I. Venus composite article for Heraeus-Kulzer, October, 2002
  75. Ahmad I. In vitro sequalae of Venus composite restorations for Heraeus-Kulzer, October, 2002
  76. Clinical case studies for international marketing brochures for Nobel Biocare, (Procera crown and bridge), 2002
  77. Conceptual photos (natural tooth, PFM and all-ceramic crown light interactions) for international marketing brochures for Nobel Biocare, 2002
  78. Clinical case studies depicting direct composite restorations with Venus and iBond – for Heraeus Kulzer website, December, 2002.
  79. Images for ‘The Art of BDJ’ – 2003 Calendar, December, 2002
  80. Clinical case study of Procera crowns for Nobel Biocare for advertorial in Dentistry, March, 2003
  81. Ahmad I. Venus composite article for Heraeus-Kulzer, February, 2003 (Translated into German) for …. Publication.
  82. Ahmad I, Chu S. Light dynamic properties of a synthetic low-fusing quartz glass-ceramic material. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent 2003;15(1):49-56
  83. Front cover photograph for Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, Jan/Feb, 2003 issue vol. 15(1)
  84. Ahmad I. Aesthetic dentistry: A continuing revolution. BDHF Yearbook 2003-2004. September, 2003
  85. Clinical case study for Nobel Biocare, 2003 international marketing brochure (Procera bridge)
  86. Ahmad I. Evaluating dentine bonding agents: An Update. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent 2003;15(7):531-538
  87. Front cover image for ‘Collaborative Technique’ Spring, 2004 issue.
  88. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.1, 2004
  89. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.2, 2004
  90. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.3, 2004
  91. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.4, 2004
  92. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.5, 2004
  93. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.6, 2004
  94. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.7, 2004
  95. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.8, 2004
  96. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.9, 2004
  97. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.10, 2004
  98. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.11, 2004
  99. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 196, No.12, 2004
  100. Ahmad I. Masking Tooth discolouration with all-ceramic restorations. QDT 2004;27:9-18
  101. Venus composite article for Heraeus Kulzer, Austria. September, 2003
  102. Clinical case study using Venus composite. The Dentist, September,2003;19(8):64-66
  103. Front cover image for Jason Kim, New York, NYC  laboratory brochure, May, 2004
  104. Front cover image for promotional brochure for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), October, November, 2003 (unauthorised use by Montage Media Corporation, New Jersey, USA)
  105. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Historical perspective. Br Dent J. 2005 Jun 25;198(12):737-42
  106. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Facial perspective. Br Dent J. 2005 Jul 9;199(1):15-21.
  107. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Dento-facial perspective. Br Dent J. 2005 Jul 23;199(2):81-8
  108. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Dental perspective. Br Dent J. 2005 Aug 13;199(3):135-41
  109. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Gingival perspective. Br Dent J. 2005 Aug 27;199(4):195-202.
  110. Ahmad I. Dentine Bonding Agents and iBond article: German translation in Journal Ästhetische Zahnmedizin, (Prof. Kunzelmann, University of Munich), 1/2004
  111. Ahmad I. The Ubiquitous Use of Dentine Bonding Agents (DBAs) for Numerous Clinical Scenarios, submitted to Restorative and Aesthetic Practice (RAP) on 7 February, 2004
  112. Front cover clinical image, BDA educational brochure, March, 2004
  113. Ahmad I. Properties, Expediency and Convenience of Flowable Composites. Submitted to Heraeus Kulzer for German translation for Journal Ästhetische Zahnmedizin, July, 2004
  114. Repairing fractures porcelain on PFM crowns, The Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, December, 2004
  115. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 1, 2005
  116. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 2, 2005
  117. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 3, 2005
  118. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 4, 2005
  119. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 5, 2005
  120. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 6, 2005
  121. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 7, 2005
  122. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 8, 2005
  123. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 9, 2005
  124. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 10, 2005
  125. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 11, 2005
  126. Front cover photograph for British Dental Journal, volume 199, Issue 12, 2005
  127. Images for marketing of the British Dental Journal, 2005
  128. CIDE 2005, Paris, images for promoting meeting, Jan, 2005
  129. Clinical case study for article. Rutten P, Rutten L. A date with VITAVM. Dental Dialogue 2004;4(6):8-33
  130. Clinical image advertising QDT 2005, Quintessence Publishing Co., Chicago, February, 2005
  131. Ahmad I. Masking Tooth discolouration with all-ceramic restorations. QDT Japanese edition, 2005 (Japanese translation of original article in QDT, 2004)
  132. Ahmad I. The importance of biological impression making for restorative modalities. French translation for Heraeus Kulzer promotion, September, 2005
  133. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Historical perspective. Reprinted from British Dental Journal (BDJ) for Dental Art (translated into Russian, Feb, 2006)
  134. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Facial perspective. Reprinted from British Dental Journal (BDJ) for Dental Art (translated into Russian, Feb, 2006)
  135. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Dento-facial perspective. Reprinted from British Dental Journal (BDJ) for Dental Art (translated into Russian, Feb, 2006)
  136. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Dental perspective. Reprinted from British Dental Journal (BDJ) for Dental Art (translated into Russian, Feb, 2006)
  137. Ahmad I. Anterior Dental Aesthetics: Gingival perspective. Reprinted from British Dental Journal (BDJ) for Dental Art (translated into Russian, Feb, 2006)
  138. Ahmad I. Anterior dental aesthetics: The seven deadly sins of anterior dental aesthetics. Vital June, 2006
  139. Front cover of GC America brochure (Aquatic: Composition in Green & White), December, 2006
  140. Ahmad I. Esthetics compromised by tooth wear: etiology, diagnosis, management, and restoration. QDT 2007 (30th Anniversary Issue)
  141. Ahmad I. The freedom to see. Dentistry, February, 2007
  142. Ahmad I. Camera settings: Getting it right first time. Dentistry, March, 2007
  143. Clinical Guidelines for Anterior & Posterior Direct Composite Resin Restorations – Part 1, translated into Chinese, 2009
  144. Clinical Guidelines for Anterior & Posterior Direct Composite Resin Restorations – Part 2, translated into Chinese, 2009
  145. Clinical Guidelines for Anterior & Posterior Direct Composite Resin Restorations – Part 3, translated into Chinese, 2009
  146. Clinical Guidelines for Anterior & Posterior Direct Composite Resin Restorations – Part 4, translated into Chinese, 2009
  147. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 1: an overview. BDJ 2009;206:403-407
  148. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 2: purposes & uses. BDJ 2009;206:459-464
  149. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 3: principles of digital photography. British Dental Journal 2009;206:517-523
  150. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 4: choosing a camera & accessories. British Dental Journal 2009;206:575-581
  151. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 5: lighting. British Dental Journal 2009;207:13-18
  152. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 6: camera settings. British Dental Journal 2009;207:63-69
  153. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 7: extra-oral set-ups. British Dental Journal 2009;207:103-110
  154. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 8: intra-oral set-ups. British Dental Journal 2009;207:151-157
  155. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 9: post-image capture processing. British Dental Journal 2009;207:203-209
  156. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 10: printing, publishing & presentations. British Dental Journal 2009;207:261-265
  157. Ahmad I. Gains & pains of cosmetic dentistry: Ethical considerations for dental enhancement procedures. BDJ, 2010
  158. Ahmad I. Reattachment & build-up of fractured maxillary central incisors. Quintessence International Lietuva 2009;1(1):16-26 – translated into Lithuanian
  159. Ahmad I. Reattachment & build-up of fractured maxillary central incisors. Dentoscope 2010;65:8-18 – translated into French
  160. Ahmad I. Reattachment & build-up of fractured maxillary central incisors. Cosmetic Dentistry, 2010
  161. Ahmad I. Reattachment & build-up of fractured maxillary central incisors. Quintessence International Lietuva 2009;1(1):16-26 – translated into Lithuanian
  162. Ahmad I. Reattachment & build-up of fractured maxillary central incisors. Dentoscope 2010;65:8-18 – translated into French
  163. Ahmad I. Reattachment & build-up of fractured maxillary central incisors. Cosmetic Dentistry 2010– translated into Italian
  164. Ahmad I. Compobond: Evolution of a new restorative material. Dentoscope 2010 – translated into French
  165. Ahmad I. Compobond: Evolution of a new restorative material. Cosmetic Dentistry, May, 2011
  166. Ahmad I. Compobond: Evolution of a new restorative material. Dental Tribune, Netherlands Edition – translated into Dutch, August, 2011
  167. Ahmad I. RED Bonding: Predictable cementation of indirect esthetic restorations, Dentoscope 2011 – translated into French
  168. Ahmad I. RED Bonding: Predictable cementation of indirect esthetic restorations, Cosmetic Dentistry 2011
  169. Ahmad I. RED Bonding: Predictable cementation of indirect esthetic restorations, Kerr e-news, October, 2011 – translated into Spanish
  170. Ahmad I. Front cover, Subjective Art & Objective Science, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, vol. 28, issue 1, Spring, 2012
  171. Ahmad I. Behind the Cover: The Many Dimensions of Color, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, vol. 28, issue 1, Spring, 2012
  172. Ahmad I. Behind the Cover: Page 6 image, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, vol. 28, issue 1, Spring, 2012
  173. Ahmad I. Minimum Intervention, Maximum Satisfaction: Reconstruction Guided by a Fragment, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, vol. 28, issue 1, Spring, 2012
  174. Ahmad I. Keeping it Rea! Mystifying Beauty, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, vol. 28, issue 1, Spring, 2012
  175. Ahmad I. RED Bonding: Predictable cementation of indirect esthetic restorations, Cosmetic Dentistry (French translation), vol. 2, no. 2, 2012
  176. Ahmad I. RED Bonding: Predictable cementation of indirect esthetic restorations, Cosmetic Dentistry (American version) 2012
  177. Ahmad I. Deep Resins, White Fillings: A New Technique for Composite Restorations, April, 2012
  178. Ahmad I. Chromatically Crafted Restorations: Shade Matching with Resin Based Composites (truncated version), Dentista Moderno, September, 2012
  179. Ahmad I. Chromatically Crafted Restorations: Shade Matching with Resin Based Composites (Full version) – in preparation
  180. Ahmad I. MetaFix, Kerr testimonial – September, 2012
  181. Ahmad I. British Dental Journal (BDJ) commentary on aesthetic article titled ‘The psychosocial impacts of dental aesthetics of implantation on missing anterior teeth patients’, Shu-Juan Yu, Peng Chen, and Guo-Xiong Zhu. October, 2012
  182. Ahmad I. Front cover for Kerr News, January, 2013-01-09
  183. Ahmad I. Image for 10th Makkah International Dental Conference, January, 2013
  184. Ahmad I. Deep Resins: White Fillings – A new technique for composite restorations, Cosmetic Dentistry, 1/13
  185. Ahmad I. Front cover image: Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Vol 29, issue 1, Spring, 2013
  186. Ahmad I. Chromatically Crafted Restorations: Shade matching with resin based composites, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Vol 29, issue 1, Spring, 2013
  187. Ahmad I. The Sight of Music, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Vol 29, issue 1, Spring, 2013
  188. Ahmad I. Article for promoting Clinical Innovations Conference, 2013, Dental Tribune, London, March, 2013
  189. Ahmad I. Dentistry & Art: Delusions & Misconceptions, Israel Society of Prosthodontics, Spring, 2014
  190. Ahmad I. Synthetic Aesthetics; Games & Frames. Israel Society of Prosthodontics, Spring, 2015

 

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