Archive for August, 2016
IS YOUR DOCTOR PLACING THE CORRECT IMPLANT?
There are literally hundreds of dental implant types, brands, sizes, and treatment protocols. Actually combined, there are probably thousands. Understanding these and deciding what is best for you in your specific case is the duty of your surgeon. In the dental community there is tremendous pressure for just about every practitioner to place dental implants. […]
SURGICAL EXPOSURE OF IMPACTED CANINES – TISSUE RESPONSE
Surgical exposure of palatally and facially impacted canine teeth as well as other impacted teeth is a common procedure for us. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 73:2273-2281, 2015). The most typical is a palatally impacted canine tooth that is not descending normally. The typical procedure involves opening up the tissues, removing bone and tissue to expose […]
EFFECTIVENESS OF TOPICAL FLUORIDE
There is no question, having seen the effects of lack of fluoride in water supplies in certain areas here in the states and in our mission travels around the world, that fluoridation is a significant health care aid for the people we serve. Anyone who has practiced dentistry has seen the benefits first-hand. There are […]