Safety-first implant therapy
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Cone-beam computerized tomography systems number among the most advanced imaging devices that are currently available on the market. The insight into the third dimension simplifies diagnostic procedures, enhances treatment safety and reduces radiation doses for patients. In addition, there are convincing forensic arguments in favor of CBCT. More
Innovative new perio tool unveiled
A leading dental implant provider has launched a pioneering new instrument that can significantly improve the consistency and quality of periodontal measurement. Implantium has partnered with Professor Iain Chapple, head of periodontology at the University of Birmingham, to design and deliver a new double-ended force measuring probe. More
Ask the dentist: Ways to reduce bleeding
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Q: I was always told by my physician and my former dentist that I am a "bleeder." Recently, I relocated to South Florida and require extensive implant and crown work. How should my new dentist be handling me with these bleeding issues? More
Alternative treatment options with nanohybrid composites
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In the past few years, the economic condition of many of our patients has changed, thus limiting their options when making dental treatment choices. In situations where lab-processed restorations may be the optimal long-term option, patients may be forced to choose dentistry that will transition them, not only spreading out treatment over a longer period of time, but choosing restorations that require less immediate cost. More
Your phones: A 'joy' or an 'ouch'?
Dr. Rhonda Savage wants to know, when the front desk staff answers the phone does it draw patients into the office or send them running? More
Oral health changes in puberty
Dr. Julio Hernandez writes, "Puberty brings a new set of challenges to oral health especially for girls. The surge of hormones, specifically estrogen and progesterone, cause a change in the bacterial flora found in the oral environment. The most common changes found are an increase in gum inflammation. This will cause gums to become tender and sometimes bleed. A child's oral hygiene during this time is important in order to keep the gums from overgrowing and causing infection. Starting your children on a routine of proper oral hygiene early is important. Your dentist and hygienist can help train your children, with the proper tools, on how to effectively clean their mouths. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day are important. The use of an electric toothbrush also may help children reach areas they could not with a manual brush." More
3 things every team member needs to know about the new patient experience
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Are you creating "raving fans?" Do your new patients rave about their five-star experience in your practice? If so, congratulations and keep up the good work. If not, we want to share ways to enhance your new patient experience. The word "experience" is used to describe the introduction of a patient to your practice, starting with the initial phone call through the initial appointment. More
More evidence vitamin D boosts immune response
Laboratory-grown gingival cells treated with vitamin D boosted their production of an endogenous antibiotic, and killed more bacteria than untreated cells, according to a paper in the June 2011 issue of the journal Infection and Immunity. The research suggests that vitamin D can help protect the gums from bacterial infections that lead to gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontitis affects up to 50 percent of the U.S. population, is a major cause of tooth loss, and can also contribute to heart disease. Most Americans are deficient in vitamin D. More
2 and a half days of programming for Allied Staff at AAID's Annual Meeting
This new program specially developed for the AAID Annual Meeting will feature current information from nationally known Implant Dentists and Allied Team Speakers. The following Topics will be covered:
More information including program abstracts, learning objectives and presenters is available online. More
AAID Implant Insight available through MultiBriefs app
AAID understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the AAID Implant Insight, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The AAID Implant Insight is also available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you may add the AAID feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app. More
AAID Multimedia Learning Center now available
AAID has added a new Multimedia Learning Center with dozens of streaming video available at affordable prices ranging from $29 to $49. Visit the center to see the categories and to obtain more information about each streaming video available.
Here are just some of the categories available:
The ABOI/ID offers new educational opportunity
The ABOI/ID announces a program for the experienced implantologist and for those preparing to take the ABOI/ID Board examinations entitled: ABOI/ID Implantology Update and Comprehensive Board Review Course.
The program will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, 2012 in Chicago. Speakers for the program will be James L. Rutkowski, PhD, DMD and Aladdin Al-Ardah DDS, MS. Both speakers are Diplomates of the ABOI/ID. They will provide attendees with up-to-date and scientifically proven information relating to implantology today.
Registration forms and information will be posted on the ABOI/ID website (www.aboi.org) in late June 2011. For more information, feel free to call the ABOI/ID Headquarters at 312-335-8793.
This course is neither mandatory nor recommended asthe official guide by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) and thus should not be construed as an official guide in the preparation for any certifying board examination. More
Become an AAID Facebook fan
AAID has created a Facebook Fan Page. You will find regular news that your patients are reading about dentistry and that you need to know about. There will also be news about the latest in clinical research from around the world. We encourage you to participate as well by contributing questions or news about your practice. Visit Facebook and click "Like". More