So here we are in 2021. While the challenges of 2020 have not completely disappeared, we can definitely see healing and hope on the horizon. Personally, I am energized — looking forward to seeing all of you at in-person conferences and meetings, setting new goals, and finishing some that were put on hold. What does …Read Column
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Drs. Daniel F. Galindo and Caesar C. Butura and Michelle Boomer, CDT, treat a patient who had not visited a dentist in more than a decade Introduction Historically, reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla has required multiple grafting procedures to restore lost soft and hard tissues.1,2 The most common approach involves iliac crest harvesting, but …Read Case Study
JoAn Majors shows the power of the “preheat” when a well-trained team can instill confidence with implant patients With implant dentistry or any “want to” treatment with a larger fee, the words, “I’m not the doctor, but …,” can have a powerful impact on innocently “preheating” anything from bone economics to fees from a well-trained …Read Article
Drs. David W. Engen, Gregori M. Kurtzman, and Tarek El-Bialy illustrate five patient cases Introduction Part 1 of this series discussed considerations for ridge and socket preservation in preparation for implant placement. The treatments used for these patients involve a novel approach applying high-frequency vibration (HFV) to stimulate bone growth. Orthopedically and dentally, the literature …Read Case Study
Rose Nierman explores some intricacies of billing medical insurance An all-too-common situation that we see daily — your patient is in urgent need of extractions, bone grafting, and implants. As you review the treatment plan, you advise your patient that his dental plan will reimburse for a small portion of the care at $1,500. Your …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
Boston, March 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, 17 leading health and oral health organizations sent letters to the Biden Administration and to 39 Governors urging them to authorize 420,000 oral health professionals across the country to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to accelerate an end to this pandemic. In its letter, the …Read Article
Arlington Heights, Ill., March 13, 2021 – As part of its mission to foster the highest ideals of research, the Osseointegration Foundation (OF) is providing important financial support to four dental professionals pursuing groundbreaking dental implant research. Recipients of these grants, up to $30,000 each in the categories of Basic Science and Applied Science, are …Read Article