Author Bryan McLelland

EP177: What Nerve Block Technique is Easiest to Learn, Jaw Fractures and Impacted Wisdom Teeth, BMP for Alveolar Cleft Grafting and more

This week we discuss some pretty interesting articles from the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery the first one discussing the Akinosi nerve block technique versus the inferior alveolar nerve block technique for beginners to see whether there’s an ease in learning and decrease complication rates for beginners.   I didn’t ask us the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein for use in grafting of the  Alveolar cleft. I then proceeded on to discuss where there’s a correlation between an impacted mandibular third molar, the type of impaction and mandible fractures and then the type of mandible fractures and believe me when I tell you there is. You’re going to have to listen to this episode to find out what that correlation is.

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EP176: Dental News – Win Back Lost Patients, Xerostomia Cured, Post Op Dental Implant Care System


This week in Dental news to abuse will start off by discussing how  dental offices can win back lost patience as well we’ll talk about a new retraction paste that’s made out of a combination of 15% aluminum chloride and kaolin Clay will also discuss  a new product available called Moisyn they can help patients with xerostomia or dry mouth. I will also talk about an implant post-operative care system and a handheld intraoral x-ray system and a new water line filter guaranteed to keep your water lines clean and bacteria free.

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EP175: Weight Loss with Jaw Fractures, OSA with Mandibular Setback and More


This week we go over weight loss with jaw fractures and whether or not doing a closed reduction or an open reduction makes a difference in this weight loss. The average patient with a mandibular fracture loses approximately 5% of their body weight but if it made it to the ICU they lose up to 9% of their body weight. We also will discuss obstructive sleep apnea and whether there’s an increased incidence of obstructive sleep apnea with a mandibular setback surgery using a vertical ramus osteotomy. We will also discuss the use of dental implants to facilitate jaw surgery in a complex restorative case in an edentulous maxilla.

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EP173: Dental News to Abuse Part 2


This week we are going to talk about enhancing your dental team’s communication as well as using salivary diagnostics for your dental practice to assist in bacterial identification for Paragon it is as well as caries risk assessment and oral cancer screening. We’ll also talk about how you can borrow Ritz-Carlton and their famous Empire for outstanding customer service to up your game in serving your patience.

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EP172: Dental News to Abuse

This week in Dental news to Abuse I discuss changes with coding occlusal night guards and how to bill them and make sure you get reimbursed for these little critters. In addition, I discuss the ins and outs of emailing patient dental records and making sure you protect Patient Healthcare information or PHI. I also discuss six patient retention strategies and how to use social media to find your next hire.

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EP171: Does Topical Work? Spontaneous Face and Airway Swelling- Be AFRAID!


This week I discussed two interesting articles the first one is a discussion about the use of topical benzocaine and that’s 20% benzocaine gel in the maxilla and specific of the anterior maxilla to decrease pain of injection and entry of the needle and deposition of the fluid as well I discuss hereditary angioedema for oral surgery patients which is the spontaneous facial swelling data can occur because of this rare genetic disease.

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EP170: Dental News to Abuse


This week I have some dental news for you including what the US Congress has been up to in regards to dental bills what the projected size of the dental implant Market is by 2028 a little chit chat about an electronic syringe called dental pain as well as a new line of products for dry mouth and xerostomia how to wrap things out 4 little tips on ways of finding hidden costs and stemming the tide increasing your profitability.

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EP169: Spike Your Local, Plavix and Dental Implant


In this episode I discussed three interesting articles the first article discusses the quality of life of patients with jaw and facial deformities before and after jaw surgery and the notable unremarkable quality of life improvements from both a psychological and functional component. I also discuss whether antiplatelet drugs need to be stopped and whether the increase the risk of bleeding after dental implant surgery and a very good crossover study supporting the conclusions of this and I talked about spiking your local anesthetic with dexmedetomidone in an attempt to increase the onset of action the total length of duration and improve the properties of lidocaine local anaesthetic

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EP168: Predictors of ICU Admission for Dental Infections, Treatment of MRONJ, IntraOperative Imaging


In this episode I discuss the increasing use of the Intensive Care Unit for a. Digenic infections over the last decade in Australia. I also discuss the conservative treatment of medication-related osteonecrosis of the Jaws and the success rates and spontaneous resolution of this process that you can expect from this modality and this treatment course. I also discussed the use of a C-Arm intraoperatively vs CT scans for complex facial fractures.

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