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Home   Credentialing   Membership   Education   Research Foundation May 20, 2010

New treatment may speed healing after tooth extractions
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Tooth extractions can be one of the most dreaded dental experiences many people go through, but a new treatment that is gaining popularity in many dental offices could help reduce the painful after-effects of the surgery. More

Stem cells of body lead to tooth regeneration
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People who have lost some or all of their adult teeth typically look to dentures, or more recently, dental implants to bridge the gap between a toothless appearance. But this appearance can have a host of unsettling psycho-social ramifications and a tooth-filled grin that is not without pain and discomfort. More

Propeptide's normal role in healthy bone ID'd for the first time, shown to help bone development
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Dr. Philip Trackman, professor of periodontology and oral biology at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and his team identified for the first time the normal role of the lysyl oxidase propeptide in healthy bone formation. "We're showing that LOX-PP naturally interferes with the effects of an important bone growth factor, effectively slowing the growth of pre-osteoblasts, cells that will ultimately make bone," Dr. Trackman says. More

Have your implant cases accepted with Dr. Blatchford's Coaching
"Blatchford BLUEPRINTS book brings you wisdom--the pearls from the King of Teeth. Read it and live it. You will be richer for it," contends Harry Beckwith, author of Selling the Invisible. Doctors and teams are pouring through the information, motivations, systems, visions and agreements that make successful practices work. It is pure inspiration from real people. MORE

Cross coding -- A new way to increase your value
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"There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction." This quote by President John F. Kennedy speaks volumes to me. "Comfortable inaction" is a description of how so many people lead their lives. I firmly believe one's life can be improved by exchanging "comfortable" for the work and risk-taking required to step outside the box and make a difference. Making that difference can often change and improve the lives of others. More

What medical tourists are going abroad for
International Medical Travel Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article has unveiled some interesting figures on the treatments U.K., Irish, U.S. and Canadian medical tourists consider going abroad for. The data is based on enquiries for treatment not actual travel and only covers people who have used their website. Although statistically flawed, it does provide some insight into consumer intent in April 2010 and over the last 12 months. More

Computer-assisted design and manufacture of implants in the late reconstruction of extensive orbital fractures
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Drs. Olivier Lieger, Robin Richards, Mingjun Liu, and Tim Lloyd explain how to evaluate the use of computer-assisted designed and manufactured (CAD/CAM) orbital wall and floor implants for late reconstruction of extensive orbital fractures. More

In the dentist's chair a sniff of local anesthetic could replace the needle
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Modern dentistry has eliminated much of the "ouch!" from getting a shot of local anesthetic. Now a new discovery may replace the needle used to give local anesthetic in the dentist's chair for many procedures. More
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3MPlants Launches the First Dental Implant Provider Network
With the practice of dental implants on the rise, the need for a full spectrum program, tailored to meet the needs of competent dental professionals, has never been greater. The initial national roll-out has already seen significant growth and is expecting to reach over two million page viewers per month in the next 90 days.

New model for investigating tobacco/oral cancer link developed by NYU College of Dentistry, Penn State
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Although tobacco use is widely understood to be one of the leading causes of oral cancer, research on the prevention of tobacco-related oral cancer in experimental animals has traditionally been limited to examining the impact of synthetic carcinogens manufactured especially for cancer research, rather than on observing the effects of carcinogens that occur in tobacco smoke. More

New website to help seniors fight gum disease
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For many seniors, dental problems are a part of aging. Gum disease is one of the most prevalent dental health problems faced by the elderly, and is among the most common causes of tooth loss. More

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B'lore: Advance partial jaw replacement
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Bringing the movie Face Off to life, Rajarajeshwari Dental College and Hospital in Bangalore performed this feat on a 22-year-old man. Due to an accident the person's jaw was completely destroyed and he was unable lead a normal life. More

Register for bone grafting course
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Be sure to register for AAID's Bone Grafting Course to be held at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, June 25-26. This hands-on course offers 17 hours of continuing education credits. More information is available online. You may register online or print out a registration form and fax it to AAID at 312-335-9090.

This course combines lectures and laboratory sessions featuring hands-on experience for bone grafting utilizing cadaver heads. The lectures focus on:

  • relevant head and neck anatomy
  • chin, ramus and subantral grafts
  • bone expansion techniques
  • soft tissue management relating to dental implant(s) and osseous grafts
  • bone graft material classifications and indications
  • science of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and how to obtain PRP using a simple cost-effective technique
  • venipuncture techniques
  • pertinent perioperative pharmacology

During the supervised laboratory sessions, participants will review anatomical landmarks and perform procedures demonstrated by the lecturers. Registrants will be provided a list of instruments to bring to the course. More

'Catch the Wave of Success' at AAID Southern District Meeting
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Register today for AAID's Southern District Meeting that will be held June 10-12, at the historic Jekyll Island Club on Jekyll Island, Ga. Register online or print out a registration form and fax to 312-335-9090. The meeting has "Catch the Wave of Success" as its theme, and you will learn from the experts how to build your implant practice. Those who have been successful will share their secrets with you.

Cindy Rothenberg, RDH, BS, will cover such topics as:

  • Communication Skills for patient education and case acceptance
  • How to develop an expanded function implant coordinator
  • Production and Profitability of Dental Implants
  • Marketing for Dental Implants

She will be joined by AAID credentialed members including Drs. Joel Rosenlicht, Olivia Palmer, Brian Jackson, and Adam Foleck sharing their secrets to success in transforming their practices into profitable dental implant practices. More

Honored Fellows Nominations now being accepted
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The AAID Honored Fellows Committee is seeking nominees for the 2010 Honored Fellow designation. Nominees should have distinguished themselves and colleagues through professional, clinical, research or academic endeavors. They should have achieved noteworthy accomplishments within the field of implant dentistry and distinguished themselves through support of AAID.Those eligible to be nominated are voting members in good standing for at least eight years.

Nominations can be submitted using an online nomination form and individuals are also encouraged to nominate themselves for this prestigious designation. July 1, is the deadline to submit nominations. More

Benefits of AAID credentials for your patients and your practice
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As a licensed dentist, you are authorized to place and restore dental implants. But how do your potential patients know you have the recognized experience in implant dentistry so they select you as their implant dentist? Learn more about AAID's credential from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry as Dr. Joel Rosenlicht, DMD, explains the benefits.

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