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Conservative restorative-driven endo: Preserving tooth structure while achieving treatment goals

November 12, 2021

Endodontic treatment has trended to more conservative access as well as canal instrumentation. This has been geared to preserve as much tooth structure within the root and specifically the cervical region of the tooth, taking on a restorative-driven approach. Long-term treatment outcome is not just dependent on identifying the canals, instrumenting them and obturating those canals to the apex, but on restoration of that tooth to allow functional loading over time without structural failure.

The most versatile barrier membrane for periodontal applications

November 5, 2021

While placental tissues have been used in medical procedures for more than 100 years, Snoasis Medical pioneered their use in dentoalveolar applications in 2007.

The science behind a new, three-layer placental membrane

November 3, 2021

The new AmnioExcite placental membrane, available from Salvin Dental Specialties, includes both amnion and chorion layers plus a trophoblast layer. According to the company, the trophoblast layer contains more than 50 percent of the biologically relevant proteins in the placental membrane, and LifeNet Health’s patented and proprietary Matracell decellularization process serves to minimize immunogenic and inflammatory responses.

Sometimes it’s what you don’t see that puts the care in healthcare

October 1, 2021

Digital dentistry and the digital workflow have become a critical part of our practice. One of the main reasons for this is the ability for us to better serve our patients on many fronts. From diagnosis to communicating treatment plans to fabrication of materials needed for surgery and prosthetics, digital dentistry has become essential and indispensable.

The most versatile barrier membrane for oral/maxillofacial applications

September 27, 2021

While placental tissues have been used in medical procedures for more than 100 years, Snoasis Medical established their use in dentoalveolar applications in 2007. Snoasis Medical’s placental tissue membrane, BioXclude, is a versatile, deepithelialized amnion-chorion membrane that provides full barrier function with inherent bioactive growth factors and signaling molecules to promote healing.

Orthodontic treatment changes and efficiencies during COVID-19 pandemic

July 28, 2021

There have obviously been multiple impacts of COVID-19 on the human race. Measured adjustments to our normal routines, our families and how we have interacted with each other have been drastically changed. While dental health care, specifically orthodontic care, may seem minor relative to the medical needs impacted by the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important to make access to care for those already in treatment, and those still seeking care, be within a safe environment for patients and staff members.

An in-office-fabricated implant surgical guide corrected using CBCT

July 15, 2021

Geometry of the bone present can make implant placement challenging. This can be especially true in the anterior, where the angle of the ridge requires a different trajectory than that of the prosthetic axis that will be used during restoration.1 Both the maxillary and mandibular ridge tip to the facial aspect, requiring implant placement that is not vertical in position. This can become more complicated in a site that is either edentulous or undergoing significant periodontal changes to the bone present, as the facial aspect is lost first, shifting the trajectory of the available bone present.

Modernize your practice overnight to meet post-pandemic expectations

June 28, 2021

The pandemic changed so much of our lives and propelled the rapid adoption of technology by all ages. Now, patients want the same convenience they enjoy with Amazon to be applied to everything. They want to be able to find information online, pay online, make appointments online and be able to reach customer service 24/7.


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