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Implant site preservation using a novel post and crown

July 8, 2014

Implant site preservation is an important component of diagnosis and treatment planning. Through CAD (computer aided design), prosthesis can be designed with ideal characteristics. By utilizing CAM (computer aided manufacturing), the clinician has the ability to mill the designed prosthesis with great accuracy. IPS e.max has been selected as the material for this investigation due to strength and esthetics.

Encouraging patients to become social media evangelists for your practice

July 6, 2014

Let’s face it. Almost every dentist is looking to grow his or her practice, and we’re all looking to bring in as many new patients as we can. With the many platforms in dental marketing at our disposal, word-of-mouth and direct referrals still remain the most powerful motivators driving new patients to our practice.

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Ormco Custom: It’s all about profitability

July 1, 2014

You might have seen the Ormco Custom debates at the AAO Annual Session. Profitability vs. personalization: That’s the debate. When looking at the Ormco Custom suite of digital products —Insignia Advanced Smile Design, Lythos Digital Impression System, and AOA Labs — the core drivers behind the innovative 3-D diagnostics, treatment planning and customized appliances are practice profitability and treatment personalization.

Adding a new service that patients want

July 1, 2014

There has been a major movement in dentistry to preserve as much tooth structure as possible, and tooth alignment has become the cosmetic treatment of choice. Short-term orthodontics (STO) for general dentists is a cosmetic solution for adult patients and is a great service we can add to our practices. It is easy, effective and patients want it.

A new paradigm in surgical training

June 29, 2014

In 1985, Dr. Gary Carr introduced microscopes and ultrasonic handpieces to the specialty of endodontics in an effort to improve the quality and outcomes of surgical retrograde procedures. Before this, we used micro-head handpiece attachments that were still too big to use effectively, and their gears were prone to seizing up in the middle of the retro-prep procedure.

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Controlling tissue contours with a prosthetically driven approach to implant dentistry

June 25, 2014

With continual improvements in the design and production of implant systems and restorative components, the consistent results, predictability and long-term prognosis offered by implant therapy is making the treatment an increasingly popular technique for replacing missing teeth. The esthetics, durability and precise customization offered by modern prosthetic components enable clinicians to provide ideal final restorations their patients can depend on.

Guided bone regeneration treats implant lesions

June 24, 2014

Oral implant surgery is complex and not without complications, one of which is an implant periapical lesion (IPL). If the lesion site becomes infected, it can lead to an abnormal growth, persistent inflammation and tenderness. However, a procedure that allows complete bone-regeneration at the implant related lesion site shows promise in treating the resulting bone defect and infection.

Genetics 101: Utilization of patient DNA to assist the dental professional

June 17, 2014

There have been remarkable advances in oral health made possible by the science of bioengineering — including the ability to uncover many health secrets that lie hidden within our saliva. Biological engineering is fundamentally concerned with not just basic science, but its practical application to solve real-world problems in a cost-effective way.

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