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Study: Waterpik water flossers improve oral health when used with oscillating electric toothbrush

April 1, 2020

Fort Collins, CO — Waterpik, the No. 1 water flosser brand, recently evaluated the efficacy of a water flosser in addition to an oscillating power toothbrush in a four-week randomized controlled clinical trial. The study found that while brushing with an oscillating power brush alone did improve oral health, the addition of the water flosser provided significantly superior results for people with mild to moderate gingivitis.

Predictable implant uncovery with diode laser

March 19, 2020

Dental implants are placed either utilizing a one-stage approach (healing abutment placed at implant placement) or a two-stage approach (implant is covered by soft tissue at time of placement) and modification of the soft tissue to expose the implant fully may be required.

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The next generation: Two-piece, metal-free screwed ZERAMEX XT

March 15, 2020

This case involved a simple placement of an implant in a site with adequate bone in an overall healthy patient. The case is significant in that it was the first case ever worldwide using the ZERAMEX XT Ceramic Implant System.

Benefits of bonding meet the simplicity of traditional cementing

December 15, 2019

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: BISCO’s next-generation resin cement combines the benefits of bonding with the simplicity of a traditional cementing protocol.

HealthyStart, a comprehensive pediatric airway system, offers online training

August 30, 2019

With HealthyStart, a comprehensive pediatric airway system, you can start young patients on the pathway to better health. You have spent many hours attending classes, understanding the research and possibly treating adult OSA patients, but now you realize that the pediatric patient is the next direction for treatment.

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Dealing with orthodontist burnout

May 6, 2019

According to Boyers(1), education is the single greatest catalyst for lasting change on our society, and the author suggests committing ourselves, as well as helping others gain access, to quality education. It is one of the best ways for sustained personal and professional success.

Orthodontist-patient relationships and treatment satisfaction

May 3, 2019

Patient-centric care has been pervasive across health systems in the United States during the last several years (Epstein, Lesser and Levinson, 2010). The same approach of putting patients first in dentofacial treatment is no exception. Individualized care is no easy feat and requires a combination of factors: understanding patients’ goals and expectations, treatment planning, utilizing up-to-date instruments and tools and an open and positive relationship between health-care providers (i.e., orthodontists) and patients.

Principle-driven endodontics: Proven case results

March 22, 2019

This article was written to demonstrate that the application of proven literature and/or evidence-based endodontic principles leads to excellent clinical results, irrespective of the materials used. We will describe the key points to achieving excellent results in initial non-surgical endodontic treatment in the key areas of diagnosis, shaping, irrigation, obturation and restoration.

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