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
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Editor’s intro: Although molar dental implants can be challenging, there are several choices for predictable and positive outcomes. Dr. Justin D. Moody discusses the efficacy of immediate molar dental implants The benefits of properly placed immediate dental implants into single-rooted extraction sites in the esthetic zone have been well documented for several years now. In the anterior …Read Article
Editor’s intro: Implant complications can occur in even the best of conditions, but how clinicians handle the setbacks is key to moving forward with the best solution. Read Dr. Moody’s article to see his insights on achieving resolution to those challenges. Dr. Justin D. Moody discusses how to handle inevitable setbacks Implant dentistry works very well …Read Article
Editor’s intro: Dr. Justin Moody describes how digital implant planning can make your practice more efficient, predictable, and reliable. Dr. Justin Moody discusses how a digital workflow can make your practice more efficient, predictable, and reliable People talk about digital workflow as though it’s the same for every dentist; the fact is that it is truly different …Read Article
Editor’s intro: Acteon® Piezotome® Cube ultrasonic technology is expected to lead to a dynamic shift in how dentists are able remove teeth in the future to preserve the buccal plate. Dr. Justin Moody discusses a new tool for efficient tooth extraction before an immediate implant One of the fundamental skill sets for implant dentistry is the …Read Article
Dr. Justin Moody discusses how his imaging has evolved over 2 decades Figure 1A: Acteon® X-Mind® Trium 3D unit My first practice had a dip tank with hand-processed films in a dark room, and that was only 20 years ago, so I don’t think I am that old! Imaging has always been the key to …Read Article
Dr. Justin Moody reflects on how implant failures affect both the dentist and the patient No one ever wants to hear the hygienist or the patient say, “Doctor, I think we have a problem with this implant,” yet if you place enough dental implants, you will indeed end up having this discussion. Complications and failures …Read Article
Dr. Justin Moody discusses diving into the digital workflow Digital dentistry is a focal point in dentistry, and it has been for many years now. Having been a dentist for 20 years, I have seen the first step in most people’s journey — the conversion from film to digital radiographs. I would bet that digital …Read Article