Dr. Justin D. Moody discusses 3D imaging and its profound impact on implant decisions Implant dentistry has been changed forever by the development of cone beam CT for the diagnosis and treatment planning of dental implants. From the introduction of this technology, we began to view implant surgery differently. No longer did we have to …Read Article
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Dr. Justin D. Moody reflects on a patient’s 2-year-old implant Seems everyone has a specific criterion for what success and failure looks like. Some judge it on the implant health, others on the soft tissue condition, and yet others on the prosthetic outcome. Truth is that it should be a view of all three of …Read Article
Dr. Justin D. Moody discusses how implant technology continues to evolve Since the beginning of my implant journey, I have heard many people say, “All implants work the same.” I find this to be true only to the point of asking the human body to make a physical attachment (osseointegration) to a foreign object (the …Read Article
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 extracted molar sites. The mandible presents a greater challenge due to the inferior alveolar nerve position and the difficulty in horizontal/vertical bone grafting. Unlike its …Read Article
Dr. Justin D. Moody discusses using compatible technologies to improve the implant experience Over the past several years, the emergence of surgical guides for the placement of dental implants has come a long way. I can remember when it was no more than making a stent off a stone model trying to get a good …Read Article
Dr. Justin D. Moody reflects on quarantine and a new outlook after the COVID-19 crisis As I sit down to right this column, I’m reflecting on the rapid and drastic changes that we have all experienced. At the time that I am writing this, dental offices are all closed, everyone is sheltering in place to …Read Article
Editor’s intro Dr. Justin Moody sings the praises of the digital lab for facilitating minimally invasive surgery and precision placement. Read about his experience here. Dr. Justin D. Moody discusses the digital possibilities for minimally invasive surgery and precision placement In the past, I have talked about how nearly every dental laboratory is digital in …Read Article
Last week I had the privilege of mentoring doctors at the New Horizon Dental Institute in a live surgical course. Over the course of 2 days, more than 900 teeth were removed, 28 alveoloplasties were performed, and 245 dental implants were placed either as full arch or single units. As all of these patients will return for postoperative appointments and eventual restorative treatment here at the Institute by Dr. Heather Wilson and her team, she will confirm that incision-line opening is by far the most common postoperative complication that they will see. This leads me to ask the question, “Why?”Read Article