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 today’s clinicians with the tools to eliminate challenges associated with conventional analog techniques in the diagnosis, treatment planning, placement, and restoration of dental implants. In …Read Article
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Thomas Terronez discusses the security of vital practice data When you think about your day-to-day concerns in your practice, cyber-security is not likely one of them. If computers are working, and no one is complaining, then all is well, right? False. You are ignoring cybersecurity risks and leaving your practice vulnerable to a cyberattack that could …Read Article
Editor’s intro Dr. Matthew Hallas discusses this non-invasive high frequency vibration device that increases bone volume and enhances implant integration. Read about this new adjunctive therapy in implant care. Dr. Matthew Hallas illustrates a case that utilized a new adjunctive therapy in implant care In dentistry, we routinely encounter patients requiring implants and restorations where …Read Article
Peri-implant disease is quickly emerging as one of the most problematic inflammatory conditions in clinical practice. Depending on the study, the prevalence of peri-implant disease is anywhere between 2.7% to nearly 47%.1,2 Doctors understand that risk factors for peri-implant diseases include a history of periodontitis; poor plaque control; smoking; diabetes, and genetic factors such as a positive interleukin 1 gene polymorphism (Figure 1).Read Article
Editor’s intro: Dr. George A. Mandelaris’ interdisciplinary approach to implant treatment planning includes CBCT imaging as an essential part of the process. Dr. George A. Mandelaris discusses how CBCT imaging is essential for practicing in an interdisciplinary treatment-planning model It’s well understood that cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) greatly aids in implant planning and treatment. The accuracy …Read Article
Editor’s intro: Evolving techniques and trends for 2019, such as 3D technologies and guided surgery, discussed by Dr. Nichols, are expected to drive implant planning and placement next year and beyond. Dr. Matthew Nichols discusses some trends that will change practice protocols in the future As the end of each year approaches, it’s helpful to look back at …Read Article
Sandra Marlowe discusses a method of achieving a profound mental state of peak performance Imagine a new way to practice dentistry — where your patients look forward to visits and arrive calm and relaxed. Where you are far more to your patients than just a way to prevent or get out of pain or have …Read Article
Dr. David Little discusses how digital technology opens up a myriad of treatment options As a general practitioner who has been involved with implants since 1984, I’ve come to realize that patients don’t want implants, they want teeth. That’s why beginning a single-tooth implant case — which the majority of implant cases are — with …Read Article