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Dentists who are converting their patients’ extracted teeth into bone graft report outstanding long-term results Oct 24, 2017 | Implantology USA

Dentists who are converting their patients’ extracted teeth into bone graft report outstanding long-term results

As more and more dentists are using the Smart Dentin Grinder protocol to convert extracted teeth into autologous graft, it is becoming obvious that the procedure offers the predictability they seek. This simple 15-minute procedure takes the extracted teeth through a special chairside device that crushes them into a consistent particulate size and then applies a cleansing process which results in plenty of dentin graft in putty form that can be placed right back into the site.

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Changing the understanding of the very nature of implant healing Oct 16, 2017 | Implantology USA

Changing the understanding of the very nature of implant healing

Dr. Nelson Pinto presented “Guidelines for the Use of Autologous Platelet Concentrate Technologies in Tissue Regeneration: L-PRF Workshop” during the 2017 AAID meeting in San Diego. Pinto is the founder and chairman of the Research Center for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Concepcion, Chile, where for the past 30 years, he has maintained an active private practice specializing in advanced oral implantology.

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‘The Last Flossing’ Aug 7, 2017 | Dental Hygiene USA

‘The Last Flossing’

I came across Ed Sorel’s illustration “The Last Flossing” in a round-about way. Sorel is one of those artists whose work might be immediately familiar to you from popular magazines, but his name likely isn’t. Such is the fate of illustrators. Their hand-colored drawings are usually just an adjunct to a nationally syndicated story — unless, of course, the artist has been at it for about six decades and is considered an institution.

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Hard-tissue laser systems: Is the future now? Jul 31, 2017 | General Dentistry USA

Hard-tissue laser systems: Is the future now?

A greater number of dentists may soon be ready to start using hard-tissue lasers in the preparation of teeth and reshaping of bone. The technology promises to be more precise, lead to more esthetic results and, hopefully, be more economical as well. Restoring the natural dentition has been one of the cornerstones of dentistry. Historically, GV Black was the first to use hand chisels to shape his design preparation for restorations.

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True governance and the value of health diplomacy Jun 8, 2017 | Dental Hygiene USA

True governance and the value of health diplomacy

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: I was recently in Washington, D.C., to hear a National Institutes of Health lecturer speak about the direction and future of global public health. When planning my weekend sightseeing, I wanted to include both classical architecture and structures with new vision. With that in mind, my first stop was a historic Smithsonian building and next was the ultra modern Newseum (www.newseum.org).

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Demanding more from your sectional matrix system Mar 3, 2017 | General Dentistry USA

Demanding more from your sectional matrix system

There are many challenges to restoring a tooth to its natural shape, contour and shade using a direct composite technique. Advances in composite restorative material and adhesion have enabled today’s dentist to control most of the esthetic variables that result in restoring a tooth close to its original state. However, there is still the matter of a properly established proximal contact.

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CleanCut extended diamond burs: Truly a diamond in the rough Feb 27, 2017 | Overview USA

CleanCut extended diamond burs: Truly a diamond in the rough

Precision is the hallmark of prosthodontics. Careful thought and consideration must be given to the impact of occlusion, esthetics, the type of restoration and the amount and location of tooth reduction. Models and mock-ups are frequently used before the tooth is even prepared. While planning is essential to the success of the case, it is the precision of the preparation that will provide the best foundation from which your lab can build the perfect restoration.

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Wanted: A universal composite restorative material with truly universal applications Feb 23, 2017 | General Dentistry USA

Wanted: A universal composite restorative material with truly universal applications

While the demand for esthetically pleasing composite restorations that also mimic the natural dentition is rising, there is a similar growth in the desire for a comprehensive, yet simple, system that will allow dentists of every skill level to deliver beautifully sculpted esthetic restorations regardless of their location in the mouth.

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Anesthesia-free and drill-free deep decay removal Jan 17, 2017 | General Dentistry USA

Anesthesia-free and drill-free deep decay removal

Applications and research on lasers in dentistry continue to expand, yet the Solea dental laser (Convergent Dental) is the first and currently the only laser system that can cut any tissue with a single setting. The one-setting-fits-all approach works for tooth structure, bone and soft tissue, enabling any dentist to reliably deliver anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free results.

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PAW’s ‘tatooth’: Buccal aspect adventure connects hygienist with lab tech Nov 23, 2016 | Dental Hygiene USA

PAW’s ‘tatooth’: Buccal aspect adventure connects hygienist with lab tech

Just prior to his retirement, my boss decided it was time do some farewell dentistry on me. Poor old #18 had been patched and repatched for years. The tooth was in need of a crown. For decades, quick restorations were done. Spur-of-the-moment fillings were squeezed in between my hygiene duties. At one point, I was left alone — still-elevated and reclined — when the doctor and his assistant went off to see their next patient in an adjoining room.

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Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline linked to periodontal disease Nov 22, 2016 | General Dentistry USA

Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline linked to periodontal disease

Recent studies provide increasing evidence that untreated periodontal inflammation is linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, and that treating periodontitis may reduce or delay risk of this disease. About one out of every nine Americans have some form of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. It is the worst type of dementia, involving the most cognitive decline and memory loss.

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Interview: “The immense variability of human tooth anatomy” Nov 21, 2016 | Endodontics USA

Interview: “The immense variability of human tooth anatomy”

With his high-definition photography of complex root canal systems, Dr. Craig Barrington, who practices dentistry in Waxahachie, Texas, is developing quite a name for himself. Just check out his presence on Facebook, at craiggbarringtondds. In an interview with Endo Tribune, Barrington talks about how he captures these high-definition endodontic images and how he uses them to increase his knowledge and help improve the level of care he provides to his patients.

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