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Telemedicine marketing checklist: 10 things dentists should do

Marketer Rachael Sauceman discusses safe and effective marketing evolving after the COVID-19 crisis To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change across all industries is an ...

Rehabilitation of a severely dental-phobic patient with a maxillary removable prosthesis and a mandibular fixed-detachable hybrid prosthesis

Drs. S.K. El-Ebrashi and J.M. Burstein, and Mr. E. Mazone illustrate a collaborative effort while treating a patient with high dental anxiety Introduction This clinical report demonstrates the management of ...

Looking forward to 2021!

Lisa MolerFounder/PublisherMedMark Media Through all of the challenges and changes of 2020, I look forward to 2021 as a year of renewal and rejuvenation. 2020 changed our perspectives on patient ...

Time to focus on the new

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates It is time to rebuild. 2020 has ...

High-frequency vibration (HFV) to enhance socket preservation in anticipation of implant placement: case reports — part 1

Left: VPro in use (photo courtesy of Dr. Victor Soria); right: Propel Orthodontics VPro Drs. David W. Engen, Gregori M. Kurtzman, and Tarek El-Bialy discuss the rationale for using HFV ...

The lost art of the lateral wall sinus augmentation

Dr. Justin D. Moody discusses reliable and predictable bone growth Since the beginning of implant dentistry, we have been on a quest to rebuild and restore lost bone from previously ...

Silent partners cut your implant bill in half, or your competitors’

Chip Fichtner discusses how to build a strategy for growing your practice Larger practices still have the opportunity to sell part of their practice at an unbelievable value to a ...

Stress-free dentistry delivered

Zimmer Biomet Dental introduces SmileZ Today™ Box Over the last decade, the field of implant dentistry has embraced a rapid adoption of digital technologies. Innovations in imaging systems, CAD/CAM software, ...

Daniel Driskill, DDS, FAGD

“Tell your patients what they need and give them what they want,” Dr. Driskill says Seeing that first smile What can you tell us about your background? I grew up ...

Into the unknown: emerging evidence regarding risks of aerosols in the dental office

Dr. Maria L. Geisinger discusses likely modes of transmission for the virus that causes COVID-19 Aerosols created during dental procedures have been suggested as a risk for disease transmission for ...

Thoughts of business health, optimism, clarity, and prosperity

Lisa MolerFounder/Publisher,MedMark Media As I write this message, COVID-19 is still driving many of the operational aspects of the dental office, and dentists are trying to navigate the challenges and ...

Silent partners are still investing in great practices

Chip Fichtner offers a plan to help practices grow more profitably Invisible Dental Support Organizations (IDSO) purchase part, but not all, of a practice for cash now, even during COVID-19. ...

Case Studies

Rehabilitation of a severely dental-phobic patient with a maxillary removable prosthesis and a mandibular fixed-detachable hybrid prosthesis

Drs. S.K. El-Ebrashi and J.M. Burstein, and Mr. E. Mazone illustrate a collaborative effort while treating a patient with high dental anxiety Introduction This clinical report demonstrates the management of ...

High-frequency vibration (HFV) to enhance socket preservation in anticipation of implant placement: case reports — part 1

Left: VPro in use (photo courtesy of Dr. Victor Soria); right: Propel Orthodontics VPro Drs. David W. Engen, Gregori M. Kurtzman, and Tarek El-Bialy discuss the rationale for using HFV ...

Considerations for guided immediate implant placement

Dr. Steven Vorholt illustrates guided immediate implant surgery on teeth Nos. 19 and 18 Both immediate implant placement and fully guided implant placement are becoming more popular options for surgical ...

Preserving and perfecting the gingival emergence profile

Editor’s intro: Dr. Todd Liston discusses the Gingival Cuff  Link™, a core abutment made of titanium and specifically designed to fit with the implant manufactures’ implant design to maintain tissue ...

Long-term case studies using a Laser-Lok® implant

Editor’s intro: Dr. Cary A. Shapoff illustrates several cases using Laser-Lok microchannel technology to preserve crestal bone and soft tissue esthetics.  Dr. Cary A. Shapoff shares patient cases involving a surface treatment ...

Overcoming the struggle with fixed implant hybrid cases

Editor’s intro: Dr. Tarun Agarwal addresses the challenges and solutions for fixed implant hybrid cases.  Dr. Tarun Agarwal discusses the learning curve and subsequent revelations gained regarding the implant process As a ...

Full arch restorations with 3Shape TRIOS® IO

Editor’s Intro: Dr. Dean Vafiadis outlines his full-arch restoration process using 3Shape TRIOS IOS. Dr. Dean Vafiadis outlines his steps for full arch restoration Introduction Full arch restoration for patients can be ...

Same Day Teeth®/nSequence® Guided Prosthetics® protocol for immediate full-arch reconstruction

Editor’s intro: Dr. Pikos experienced tremendous feedback regarding the patient’s quality of life and self-image improvement following immediate full-arch reconstruction using Same Day Teeth®/nSequence® Guided Prosthetics™ protocol.  Dr. Michael A. Pikos describes ...

A well-placed and integrated implant after proper atraumatic extraction and preparation of an extraction site

Editor’s intro: In this case study, Dr. Robert J. Mikhli shows treatment of atraumatic extraction and socket preservation, reviews steps to achieve predictable and successful socket preservation, and discusses recommended materials and ...

Predictable immediate guided implant placement and restoration within your practice

Dr. Ara Nazarian discusses materials and methods that can help fulfill patients’ surgical and restorative needs When a patient presents to your dental practice with questionable and/or non-restorable teeth requiring ...

Creating the FP1 prosthesis: a systematic case study

Dr. Michael Freimuth discusses a technique for predictable and reproducible creation of the FP1 prosthesis Introduction As the world of implant dentistry continues to evolve, there are multiple treatment modalities ...

Team and technology — a collaborative approach to implant placement

Dr. Riley Clark discusses how virtual surgical planning (VSP) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) add to clinical accuracy and efficiency Our teaching institute emphasizes practical education. A hallmark example ...

Industry News

Virtual Corporate Forums further expand Academy’s online education programming

Arlington Heights, Ill., October 1, 2020 – The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) announces a brand new series of live, virtual Corporate Forums, bringing one of its hallmark annual educational opportunities ...

Diagnosing and planning an implant-retained provisional bridge using a fully digital workflow — a case study

Dr. Anthony Mak illustrates how digital dentistry helps him simplify clinical protocols, increase accuracy over conventional analog techniques, and improve his patient’s comfort Introduction Advances in digital technologies are providing ...

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