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Larry Emmott, DDS

Judy the juggler: the digital dilemma

Dr. Larry Emmott says computers and technology are not just about machines and numbers; they are about people and solving real human issues. If your office is chaotic and you think you need to hire another person, give careful thought first to a digital computer system that can keep things streamlined and lift the burden from the front desk.

Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, DMD

Emdogain: a game changer

Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, DMD, demonstrates a successful technique used for regeneration of lost periodontal hard and soft tissue. Multiple variables may affect surgical outcomes, but patient selection and ideal procedural execution are the keys to success.

Tina Beck, DDS

Sensitive about sensitivity?

What do you do when a patient complains about root sensitivity? Dr. Tina Beck details the effective desensitizing therapy she uses in her practice.

Adamo Notarantonio, DDS

Key concepts in esthetic gingival management: focusing on tooth preparation

Dr. Adamo Notarantonio demonstrates a basic approach to soft tissue esthetics, the appearance of the gingiva, and outlines a few soft tissue problems and their management when prepping teeth. He says there’s a place for prepless or minimally prepped veneers, but pay careful attention to the desired outcome so that the proper prep design yields the proper result.

Scott Froum, DDS

A protocol for follow-up visits post-implant placement

Dr. Scott Froum, co-editor of Surgical-Restorative Resource, wrote this article about implant maintenance and follow-up care due to the many requests he has received from dental professionals during his lectures.

Electrical stimulation speeds bone graft healing and can increase success of grafting for dental implants

Electrical stimulation expedites bone graft healing and can increase the predictability and contribute to the overall success of this option for patients who lack the bone density required for dental implants, a University of Maryland research team reported at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration.

Belgian researchers report high dental implant survival rate 16 years after placement

More than 16 years after implant placement, the cumulative survival rate of a group of single-implant patients treated at the Dental Specialist Clinic in Malmö, Sweden, between 1987 and 1993, was 91.5%, a Belgian research team reported at the 27th Annual meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration.

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, FAAIP, FPFA, FACD, FADI, DICOI, DADIA

On the other side: practitioner as patient in an implant experience

Dr. Gregori Kurtzman recounts his own experience with getting an implant and his subsequent “painless” recovery.

Robert S. Schoor, DDS

The role of antibiotics in periodontal diseases

Dr. Robert Schoor examines the current role of antibiotics as a much-abused prescription, reviews the use of antibiotics in periodontal literature, and debates the clinical relevance of antibiotics in the treatment of patients in a dental setting.

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Systemic antibiotics in the treatment of periodontal disease

Dr. Michael Jaffin says the best evidence shows that antibiotics have added benefit in treating periodontitis in conjunction with scaling and root planing. In this article, he cites studies that explain the various antibiotics prescribed for periodontitis, and the effects they have on biofilms and clinical treatment modalities.

Scott Froum, DDS

Review of the treatment protocols for peri-implantitis

Surgical-Restorative Resource co-editor Dr. Scott Froum defines peri-implantitis, discusses various treatment modalities, and assesses the latest scientific studies. He concludes that new treatment modalities need to be evaluated using long-term randomized-controlled studies to identify predictable and successful treatment of peri-implantitis.

Valerie Sternberg Smith, RDH

Detecting cement in the peri-implant sulcus

Retained cement around an implant can lead to peri-implantitis, and in some cases implant failure. Valerie Sternberg Smith, RDH, BS, suggests when and how to remove cement from implant restorations.

Anthony J. Reganato, DDS, MS

Three-in-one abutment offers surgical and restorative simplicity

Dr. Anthony Reganato says implant dentistry doesn’t have to be complicated. He explains the four different uses for the versatile BioHorizons® 3inOne abutment, and how this implant material makes things simpler.

Edward Gottesman, DDS

Predictable root coverage with minimal patient morbidity: advantages of acellular dermal matrix for treating multiple sites of gingival recession

Gingival recession is a frequent esthetic complaint. Dr. Edward Gottesman describes an alternative to connective-tissue harvesting called the acellular dermal matrix, which offers stability and prevents recession.

Jamie White, RDH

Oral antioxidants: a weapon in wound healing

Following surgical or periodontal procedures, the oral surgeon and dental hygiene team — not to mention the patient — turn their focus to wound healing. Jamie White, RDH, discusses how she uses antioxidants as an important weapon in the fight against inflammation.

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