“Surgical-Restorative Resource” Update #2

Welcome my friends to another round-up of articles from my newsletter, “Surgical-Restorative Resource,” which I co-edit with my colleague Dr. Scott Froum.

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(1) Prosthetic Management of Surgical Complications using e.max

I’ve written a post about my love for e.max and I have a few more in the works.  Dr. Amanda Seay is doing some incredible things with this technology down in South Carolina.  She presents a case that would make most of us nervous: missing hard and soft tissue around a failing implant.  Even after grafting and new implants, a nasty defect still remained.  Dr. Seay used e.max to its fullest potential and got an outstanding result.

 

(2) Tips to Help Young Hygienists Overcome Age Bias

Don’t you hate it when a patient judges you because you look young?  Daniella Sansotta RDH wrote a great article in our “First Annual Focus on Hygiene” issue that applies to dentists as well as hygienists.  If you’re a recent graduate or just look young, patients can make annoying assumptions about your lack of experience.  Daniella presents some tips to get around that bias.

 

(3) My Patient’s Implant is Bleeding, What Do I Do?

Dr. Stuart Froum probably needs no introduction.  He’s a world-famous lecturer and author on periodontics and implantology.  Check out his book on implant complications here.

What’s the difference between mucositis and peri-implantitis and how do you treat them?  Allow Dr. Froum to explain…

 

(4) 8 Realistic Uses for Lasers in Surgical Therapy

There’s a lot of confusion out there about what lasers can and can’t actually do.  Dr. Mark Schlesinger provides a non-commercial, honest appraisal of the technology and how he uses it in his practice.

 

 

(5) To Take the Dental Radiograph or Not: That is the Question

Don’t you hate it when a patient refuses a radiograph?  They usually say something about getting too much radiation lately.  Rebekah Duffy RDH nicely summarizes the actual risks of dental radiology for you to present to the patient.  Most often the greater risk is not taking the radiograph!

 

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