Dr. John Pasicznyk discusses the decreased risk of complications when planning implants with CBCT Implant dentistry is a rapidly growing aspect of the dental practice, with a greater number of clinicians providing implant therapy than ever before because of greater access to training. Additionally, technology like CBCT imaging, intraoral scanning, fully guided surgery, and even …Read CE Article
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Dr. Randolph R. Resnik discusses solutions for this unexpected and potentially life-threatening situation Introduction In the literature, there is an abundance of case reports and clinical studies describing the ingestion or aspiration of foreign bodies such as teeth, orthodontic brackets, retainers, burs, crowns, posts, impression material, endodontic files, and syringe tips. Most recently, an ever-increasing …Read CE Article
Dr. Jay Reznick introduces a novel, predictable, time-efficient, minimally invasive technique Introduction Ridge resorption begins immediately after a tooth is removed. In the posterior maxillary arch, this bone loss is compounded by pneumatization of the maxillary sinus into the edentulous space. Even when ridge preservation is performed, the residual alveolar ridge may be deficient for …Read CE Article
Dr. Gregori M. Kurtzman, along with Debbie Zafiropoulos, discusses in-office and at-home dental implant care Implant maintenance requires both professional services (routine recall appointments) as well as good home care by the patient to minimize issues related to biofilm accumulation and the resulting peri-mucositis that can result. Cleaning of implants and their prosthetics need different …Read CE Article
Dr. Justin D. Moody discusses an implant technique that achieves relievable and predictable results When teeth come to the end of their functional life, clinicians are asked to make decisions based upon the situation they present. The use of an immediate dental implant in many cases is the best treatment for true tooth replacement. To …Read CE Article
Dr. Gregori M. Kurtzman, along with Debbie Zafiropoulos, discusses appropriate professional care and effective patient oral hygiene for maintenance of implants Introduction Implant usage has become a common treatment modality in dentistry as a predictable long-term replacement of single teeth or full arches demonstrating restoration success.1-3 As the number of patients selecting dental implants as …Read CE Article
Dr. Johan Hartshorne assesses the clinician liability and patient risk from radiation when using CBCT imaging by looking at the potential pitfalls and limitations Introduction The role of 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging as a new diagnostic tool in modern-day dentistry cannot be overemphasized and has increasingly been referred to as the new …Read CE Article
Drs. Paresh Patel, Apolinar Madrigal, and Gregori M. Kurtzman discuss challenges with implants in the esthetic zone Introduction Esthetics can be challenging under normal circumstances around natural teeth. When teeth are to be replaced with implants, especially in the esthetic zone, gingival tissue can complicate the desired results. Patients with thin and/or translucent gingival tissue, …Read CE Article