Drs. Ashok Sethi, Thomas Kaus, and Naresh Sharma examine risk factors and management of this increasingly prevalent condition A rapid increase in the incidence of peri-implantitis has been reported. Prevalences up to 56% at patient level have been reported for periodontitis susceptible patients (Donos, et al., 2012; Heitz-Mayfield, et al., 2014; Monje, et al., 2016). …Read CE Article
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Dr. Dipesh Parmar details a case where the patient’s need to avoid a denture shaped the progression of treatment In pursuit of esthetic and functional perfection, clinicians often fail to see beyond these goals and fully appreciate the psychological impact that the removal of teeth has on our patients. The following case demonstrates how dental …Read CE Article
Dr. Rory McEnhill demonstrates the difficult process of providing an implant restoration that can offer outstanding esthetics for the long term Background This patient presented with a missing UR2. He was a young man and had already worn a flipper denture and an adhesive bridge. Neither of these treatment options had brought him any satisfaction. …Read CE Article
Drs. Muhammed H. Abram and André van Zyl describe a case whereby one patient required complex tissue regeneration following a grinding disc injury. Injuries to the maxillofacial region resulting from the use of angle grinders are often disfiguring. They can negatively influence phonetics and masticatory function as well as self-esteem. This article presents a case …Read CE Article
Dr. Aneel Jabbar explores whether the microbiology of peri-implantitis is similar to or distinct from chronic periodontitis Dental implants have become an increasingly favored treatment modality over the past few decades, with rapid evolution of dental implant designs, surgical protocols, and bone grafting techniques. As clinicians, we find that not only are many patients having …Read CE Article
Drs. Johan Hartshorne and Howard Gluckman discuss the optimization and application of PRF — along with its benefits and limitations Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), a patient blood-derived living biomaterial, is increasingly being investigated and used worldwide by clinicians as an adjunctive autologous biomaterial to promote bone and soft tissue healing and regeneration. PRF technology has grabbed …Read CE Article