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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 patients and practitioners in the dental office. The current worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 caused by the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 represents a novel disease and presents …

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Improving osseous graft handling by incorporation of PRP to create “gummy bone”

Clinically, there are situations where osseous grafting needs to be performed. This can vary from socket preservation following extraction, repair of bone loss at the furcation, filling voids between the socket walls and implant when immediate implants are planned, and treatment of exposed implant threads to sinus augmentation. These are managed by use of osseous particles, which can be allografts, autografts, xenografts, or even synthetic materials.

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