Clinical

Interview: ‘An alternative to any procedure’ Aug 15, 2015 | Overview USA

Interview: ‘An alternative to any procedure’

John Russo DDS, MHS, is a periodontist in Sarasota, Fla. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and received a periodontics certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina as well as a master in health sciences degree. Today he is a clinical assistant professor of periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina, a diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a nationally recognized expert in dental implants and bone grafting.

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The Hahn Tapered Implant: 45 years in the making Jul 28, 2015 | Implantology USA

The Hahn Tapered Implant: 45 years in the making

Since placing his first implant nearly 45 years ago, Dr. Jack Hahn has spent much of his career as an implantologist thinking of ways to make treatment more accessible to the practitioner as well as the patient. Implant design has improved dramatically during that time, with Hahn spearheading key innovations that have helped make implant therapy the essential mode of dental treatment it is today.

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Earth Day perspective Jun 12, 2015 | Dental Hygiene USA

Earth Day perspective

Earth Day this year coincided with some of the best walking weather New York City has seen in a very long time. I was lucky enough to have been out of the office and up on an elevated park called The High Line. Once a stretch of railway designed to bring produce and other goods into the city, it is now a diverse landscape of natural beauty. Even on the hottest day, soft breezes flow up from the nearby Hudson River. It took about 10 years from conception to completion.

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Digital radiography that seems designed for pediatric practices Jun 10, 2015 | General Dentistry USA

Digital radiography that seems designed for pediatric practices

Is there a technology you’ve come to rely on so much that you can’t imagine how you ever got along without it? For me, that technology is digital radiography with flexible wireless sensors. When I first started private practice, we used film radiography exclusively. After a few years, we invested in a wired digital sensor system.

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Intraoral welding and lingualized (lingual contact) occlusion: A case report Jun 10, 2015 | Implantology USA

Intraoral welding and lingualized (lingual contact) occlusion: A case report

Intraoral welding was developed by Pierluigi Mondani[1] of Genoa, Italy, in the 1970s to permanently connect submerged implants and abutments to a titanium wire or bar by means of an electric current (Fig. 1). The current is used to permanently fuse the titanium to the abutments in milliseconds, so the heat generated does not cause any pathology or patient discomfort.

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Reputation management facts for today’s dentist May 4, 2015 | Practice Management USA

Reputation management facts for today’s dentist

Reputation marketing is now the most trusted and effective form of online marketing for any dental practice. Moreover, sites such as Yelp and Google My Business directly affect the buying decisions of millions of patients on a daily basis. Here are quotes from three highly respected business journals:

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Interview: Setting the highest possible standard in endodontics Apr 22, 2015 | Endodontics USA

Interview: Setting the highest possible standard in endodontics

A newly developed system for endodontic cleaning and disinfection — GentleWave — utilizes broad-spectrum acoustic energy to remove all pulp tissue, debris, decay and bacteria from the entire root canal system. This pioneering technology — developed by Sonendo — employs advanced fluid dynamics and hydroacoustics to create effective cleaning.

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Infection control in an era of emerging infectious diseases Apr 17, 2015 | Dental Hygiene USA

Infection control in an era of emerging infectious diseases

More than three decades have passed since the emergence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as a global pandemic. More than any other infection, it is possible to single out HIV as the primary stimulus for changing infection control practices in dentistry. Prior to the mid-1980s, it was uncommon for dentists and allied professionals to wear gloves during routine dental procedures.

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The dentist and the technician: A love story about breaking up with traditional methods Apr 10, 2015 | Dental Lab USA

The dentist and the technician: A love story about breaking up with traditional methods

It’s time to say good-bye to the old ways of making traditional physical impressions. While once deemed the way of the future, physical impressions have become a thing of the past. In a recent presentation, dentistry experts Justin S. Marks, CDT, of Master-Touch Dental Laboratories and Apeksha Pole, DMD, outlined the advance in digital technology using digital impressions for removable partial dentures.

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Primary stability vs. viable constraint: A need to redefine Apr 8, 2015 | Implantology USA

Primary stability vs. viable constraint: A need to redefine

Any regular reader of the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants or indeed of any other publication on dental implants could not fail to have noticed how much attention has been focused on primary stability. The concept of primary stability is not new; indeed, as early as the 1970s, there were studies emphasizing the need to establish mechanical stability to ensure un-interrupted healing of the bone.[1]

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Planning for partial retirement can be tricky Apr 7, 2015 | Practice Management USA

Planning for partial retirement can be tricky

If you want to keep working, only on a less demanding schedule, you’re not alone. Many people these days are considering a “partial retirement.” According to a University of Michigan study, 20 percent of those ages 65 to 67 consider themselves partially retired, while in 1960 this group was nonexistent.[1]

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Reflecting on oral-health’s good old iodine days Mar 19, 2015 | Dental Hygiene USA

Reflecting on oral-health’s good old iodine days

While anxiously waiting for the “Downton Abbey” television series to start up again, I got my English history fix by reading the history of Wentworth Castle. The book covered the trials and tribulations of an aristocratic family in a home three times the size of Buckingham Palace. I was taken by surprise when the author mentioned the cause of death of a high-ranking nobleman as “quinsy throat.”

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