Kois Case of the Month

Kois Case of the Month

Kois Case of the Month – Illustrating the Kois Center’s Evidence Based Treatment Planning

We invite you to share the Kois Center principles and methods with the dental world. Being published is a great start! Because of the Kois Center’s reputation, Compendium magazine provides Kois Center members the opportunity to be recognized by publishing their case presentations, online and in print, to practitioners all over the world.

The Editorial Board welcomes submissions from authors with all levels of writing experience and will assist with preparation of the case for publication. The article should highlight the Kois Center approach to restorative cases. Diagnosis, risk assessment, and treatment planning will be included in each article as well as clear images of the clinical procedures used by the author. A discussion of the research and/or clinical evidence supporting the risk assessment and treatment decisions that reduced the risk should be included.

Kois Case of the Month - Submission Guidelines


Product Names/References
Whenever possible, products used in the case or mentioned in the article must be generic so as not to appear as a commercial endorsement.
If it is necessary to use a specific product trade name, a list of competitive products and their manufacturers should be provided to ensure fair play.

Review Process
All articles are peer reviewed in a blinded fashion. Articles will not be considered for publication in Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry without passing the peer review process. Authors will be informed when their manuscript has returned from review and advised as to its status (Passed, Failed, Modifications Requested). It is the author’s responsibility to comply with requested modifications. Modified articles will be subject to a second blinded review.

Manuscript Components and Format
See the attached column template for the elements and organization of the article.

Each article should be approximately 1,500 words and include:

Necessary author information
14 images:
4 pretreatment images plus 1 pretreatment x-ray (full-face or smile view, retracted frontal view, and mandibular/maxillary occlusal views or left/right buccal views)
4 treatment images
4 posttreatment images plus 1 posttreatment x-ray (posttreatment images should duplicate the pretreatment images as closely as possible)
Figure captions corresponding to the images
Author Information
The manuscript should include the author’s full name, degrees, practice name or academic affiliation, location (city and state), and e-mail address. The author should also submit a high-resolution (300 dpi at 3 inches) color headshot photograph (in JPEG, TIFF, or EPS format).

Digital images must be supplied as separate JPEG, TIFF, or EPS files. Do not embed your images into a PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, or other document. We cannot use them in these formats.
Images must be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) when at least 3 inches in width.
Please do not crop the photos.
Images should be in a 4-color (CMYK) format.
All images must be referred to in the article by a parenthetical reference that corresponds to the Figure number you have assigned it. Example: The patient presented with a Class IV fracture on tooth No. 8 (Figure 1).
Image files should be named to reflect the figure number within the text of the article.
All images must be accompanied by a brief caption that describes the image. These captions should be clearly labeled to correspond to Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Captions can be provided on a separate sheet or at the end of the article.
NOTE: If full-facial or other identifying images of patients are submitted, they must be accompanied by a signed and dated consent form from the patient agreeing to the publication of that/those images.

References must appear in the text as typed, numbered superscripts (not footnote annotations) and should be listed at the end of the manuscript in their order of appearance in the text.
If you cite a publication more than once, only use one number for it (the first number you cited it as), throughout the text.
Provide complete bibliographic information for all materials cited. Journal references must include author(s), journal (use National Library of Medicine abbreviations only), volume number, inclusive page numbers, and date of publication).
Please limit the number of references to 40 or less.
Follow these AMA Manual of Style examples:
Mattis BA, Valadez D, Valadez E. The effect of the use of dental gloves on mixing vinyl polysiloxane putties. J Prosthodont. 1997;6(3):189-92.

Craig RG. Impression materials. In: Craig RG, ed; Restorative Dental Materials. 9th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby; 1993:306-313.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Authors must disclose their own or a family member’s commercial or financial interest in products, or developmental or research relationships with companies that manufacture products by signing a “Conflict of Interest Declaration” form after their article is accepted. The relationship will be acknowledged in the article.

Copyright Reproduction Permission
Tables, photographs, or illustrations reproduced exactly from another work must be accompanied by written permission from the original source. Full credit will be given to the original source.

Editorial Responsibility
The journal’s staff will edit manuscripts to enhance their communication value to readers. However, the writing is the author’s responsibility, along with incorporating editorial suggestions, answering queries, and approving changes.

Failure to comply with the instructions above may result in rejection for publication. The editor-in-chief and publisher reserve the right to make revisions in the text where appropriate. If questions arise, the author will be contacted.

Online Submission Form

This form requires a Kois Center Profile.

Downloadable Form

This form can be completed as a word document located HERE and emailed directly to the Section Editor.


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March – When Single-Tooth Dentistry Fails: A Comprehensive Approach to Manage Risk and Restore Function

May – Biomechanics and Function: Altering Paradigms to Treat a Patient’s Esthetic Disability Conservatively



January – Successful Use of Orthodontic Extrusion in an Esthetically Challenging Case

February – Merging Clear Aligner Therapy With Digital Smile Design to Maximize Esthetics and Minimize Tooth Reduction

April – Overcoming Esthetic, Functional, and Biomechanical Challenges With Assistance From Orthodontic Intrusion

May – Correction of Dysfunctional Wear Results in Esthetic Outcome for Reluctant Patient

October – A Multidisciplinary Approach for Treating Bilateral Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors



February – Managing Ridge Resorption After Tooth Extraction Using Partial Extraction Therapy

April – Long-Term Esthetic and Functional Success Following an Initial Treatment Complication

June – Occlusal Palliation of a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patient

November – Utilizing Digital Technology to Facilitate Dentofacial Integration


January – Digital Mandibular Arch Restoration at an Increased Occlusal Vertical Dimension in One Visit

March – Challenges in Treating Edge-to-Edge Incisal Position for Esthetics

May – A Systematic Method for Accurate Functional Diagnosis

September – Treatment Considerations for a Full-Mouth Reconstruction of a Transgender Patient


January – Digital Smile Design Meets the Dento-Facial Analyzer: Optimizing Esthetics While Preserving Tooth Structure

February – Treatment of a “Gummy Smile”: Understanding Etiology is Key to Success 

March – Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning in Transitioning a Periodontally Hopeless Dentition: A Clinical Case Review

April – Minimizing Risk While Adapting to Treatment Complications: A Case Report

May – Long-Term Provisional Bonded Composite Restorations Make Full-Mouth Rehabilitation Possible

June – Segmenting Full-Mouth Reconstruction to Enable Financial Feasibility

September – Staged Reconstruction for a Severely Worn Dentition


February – Using Functional Analysis to Determine If Esthetically Driven Treatment Requires Comprehensive Care for Long-Term Success

March – Multidisciplinary Treatment of Anterior Worn Dentition: A Staged Approach

April – Transitional Bonding for Segmented Treatment: A Two-Phase Restorative Approach

May – Assessing Treatment Options Based on Expected Long-Term Results: Case Report Demonstrates 6-Year Outcomes

June – Systematic Treatment Using a Direct Deprogrammer to Resolve Long-Standing Problems in a Phobic Patient

September – Systematic Risk Management: Providing a Patient the Smile She Long Desired

October – Occlusal Diagnosis and Treatment Provide the Foundation for Successful Restorative and Esthetic Treatment


February – Esthetics Built to Last: Treatment of Functional Anomalies May Need to Precede Esthetic Corrections

March – Bone Vs. Bite: Correcting a Dental Cross-Bite Using a Kois Deprogrammer

May – Full-Mouth Rehabilitation: A Staged Approach to Treating the Worn Dentition

June – Achieving Esthetic Success While Avoiding Extensive Tooth Reduction

September – Maxillary Esthetics, Mandibular Function: A Rationale for Predictable Treatment of the Moderately Worn Dentition

October – Achieving Esthetic and Functional Objectives with Additive Equilibration      


February – Accelerated Esthetic Dental Results Using an Interdisciplinary Approach

March – High-Risk Esthetically Driven Restoration: Begin With the End in Mind

April – Interdisciplinary Restoration of a Class II, Division 2 Malocclusion

May – Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Adjunctive Treatment of Occlusal Disorders

June – Space Management: A Technique for Esthetic, Conservative Treatment of Congenitally Missing Teeth

September – An Esthetic Concern Leads the Way to Improved Oral Health

October – “Training Teeth”: Transitional Resin Bonding for Diagnostic Purposes


February – Systematic Analysis of an Anterior Wear Case to Fulfill Esthetic and Functional Objectives

March – Restoration of a Fractured Central Incisor

April – Improving Quality of Life Using Removable and Fixed Implant Prostheses

May – Use of Additive Dentistry Decreases Risk by Minimizing Reduction

June – Cosmetic Concerns Provide Opportunity for Comprehensive Dentistry

September – A Systematic Approach to Recreate a Patient’s Former Smile

November – Transitional Bonding with the Kois Deprogrammer: A Conservative Treatment Approach


January – Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Restorative Management

March – Full-Mouth Rehabilitation of a Patient with Crohn’s Disease

April – Innovative Advanced Occlusion Planning with Superimposed CT and Optical Scans

June – Low-Risk Dentistry Using Additive-Only Porcelain Veneers

July – Orthodontic Extrusion and Implant Restoration to Manage Localized Advanced Bone Loss: A Case Review

September – Incorporating Orthodontics into Restorative Treatment to Improve Long-Term Prognosis

October – Implant-Assisted Overdenture: A Case Report

November – Dysfunction Prompts Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment