Author Bryan McLelland

EP157: Opioid Consumption After Jaw Surgery


Jaw surgery is a significant surgical procedure with a significant amount of postoperative pain. This prospective study and this podcast discuss postoperative pain control consumption of Narcotics Peak pain and risk factors that seem to lead to more postoperative pain and tenderness. I think you’ll find this discussion helpful in the greater context of narcotic consumption after Dentistry.

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EP156: Fred Joyal Summary Notes


In this episode, I discuss the full-day presentation and the high points from Fred Joyal’s book and presentation on becoming remarkable.  He did a fantastic job and there’s some great high points and I also go through and just give a breakdown of the different chapters that he has in his book. Everyone that came to the presentation received the free book as well. Our next continuing education event is February 8th 2019 when we will have OSHA HIPAA CPR renewal as well as a one-hour talk on Botox and fillers as well as the opportunity to receive Botox and fillers which will be a blast. We’ll see you there!

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EP154: Fixed Restoration using Locator F-Tx System

There is now an alternative fixed restoration that is not a hybrid restoration. Zest International has developed an abutment and a system called the locator FTX system. In this episode we discuss using four or more implants in either the maxilla or mandible and specifically 13 cases that were studied for 3 years showing that this is a successful and reasonable treatment modality. Anybody treating patients with fixed full Arch Restorations needs to be aware of this treatment concept.

Resources

Fixed Attachment System

Fixed-Hybrid Emergency

Seating and Removal Tool

Fixed Attachment System Product Catalog

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EP153: Salvage that Fixed Hybrid


We’ve all had or soon to have a patient with a fixed restoration on four more implants and one of those key implant fails. In the past the only choice and option available was to toss out the final restoration and place a new implant and make a brand new fixed hybrid restoration.  In this episode, I discussed a novel new treatment approach that is a salvage procedure so that the final restoration does not need to be remade.

Resources

Fixed Attachment System

Fixed-Hybrid Emergency

Seating and Removal Tool

Fixed Attachment System Product Catalog

 

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EP152: Antibiotics Complications and can Central Lines get Infected from Dental Cleanings?


This week I, first of all, discussed survival skills in a jungle environment which is super interesting and fun. And then discuss whether or not we need to be concerned about our cancer patients that have central venous catheters or Central lines and whether or not a dental cleaning can lead to infection of these catheters within go into a discussion on oral mandibular dystonia both the recognition and treatment of that and we discuss a severe complication of prescribing a tetracycline antibiotic to a 14-year-old boy.

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EP151: Dental News and Probiotics

In this episode, I discuss SmileSIM which is a new dental simulation service for communicating complex treatment plans and before and after simulations with patients as well as a Prebiotic lozenge called smartmints and these things are protective Anne from Carrie and improve your oral health.

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EP149: Post Operative Instructions Matter and Drinking Water To Survive


In this episode I start off by discussing how to make in an on the fly desalination kit. If you’re in a survival situation water is essential. Being near an ocean or sea and having water everywhere but not being able to drink it is a great way to not only drive yourself crazy but drive yourself to death. I will tell you how to make a desalination kit on the fly. As well we’ll talk about how to make your water clean if you’re in the mountains or have fresh water that is not contaminated with salt but has other contaminants in it. As well we’ll discuss giving post operative instructions to patient and how whether giving postoperative instructions verbally or in a written fashion or both actually decrease side effects. I do wish that the authors of this also did a third group of oral instructions written instructions and video instructions with access to that video postoperatively like we do in our clinic. I have noticed a huge decrease in postoperative phone calls patient satisfaction increase and decreasing complications. This week is fantastic and I hope you enjoy it

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EP148: Solar Navigation and iVR for Surgical Training

First of all I announce how you and your team can learn how to have an invincible dental practice which is vitally important in today’s world of Rapid change including decrease reimbursements and competition from corporate Dentistry. Sign up for this CE event at the Davenport on eventbrite.com.  I didn’t go in and discuss some articles including how are Dental training assist us with surgical procedures and gives us an advantage and I discuss the three different periods of Imaging an advantage over the last 100 years in imaging in dentistry and oral surgery I round out this week’s discussion and podcast by going over an article that discusses how much noise is a dentist exposed to both in the clinic and in the operating room. These articles are enlightening interesting and I think I find this episode invaluable.

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