Author Bryan McLelland

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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EP147: The Invincible Dental Practice


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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EP146: Triggers of Oral Lichen Planus and Jaw Surgery Tips


This week we discuss the triggers for oral lichen planus and list out what those triggers are and whether trigger avoidance actually helps patients or not. Anybody that sees or treats patients with oral lichen planus will find huge benefits from this discussion and with knowing what these possible triggers are. In addition will discuss with her surgery first reduce his total treatment time in your class 3 skeletal profile patients and we will discuss whether incisions made using a surgical Blade versus an electrocautery unit heal any better when compared to each other. This episode is going to be very useful and I hope you enjoy

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EP145: Triggers of Oral Lichen Planus and Plate Removal after Jaw Surgery


In this episode I break down to interesting topics. The first is discussing triggers with oral lichen planus. Patience with biopsy proven oral lichen planus we’re given a questionnaire in this Prospect of study to see what the triggers were and if avoidance of the triggers was helpful for these patients. A list of the typical and most common triggers is also given for your review. I also discuss the odds and likelihood and reasons for plate removal with jaw surgery. This discussion will help you have a better feel for when patients will have plates removed and if they are likely to have an improvement in signs and symptoms with removal of those plates.

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EP143: Prism Glasses and Dental Implant History


This week we discuss a novel method to circumvent posture related musculoskeletal disorders in dentistry and oral surgery using prism glasses. We also discussed the history of dental implants over the last 100 years which is timely since this is the 100 year anniversary of the American Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well the 75th anniversary of the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

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EP142: Predict Diplopia and Articaine Neurotoxicity


In this episode I discuss what the prognostic factors are for persistent diplopia after orbital blowout fractures. I also discuss an article that did a benchtop study on the neurotoxicity of articaine versus lidocaine and found that there was no difference in toxicity which would suggest that Articaine may be acceptable for inferior alveolar or mandibular nerve blocks

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EP141: Opioid Use and Oral Surgeons


This week I discuss an interesting survey that was done by the American Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that is the second annual survey. Their survey asks questions about prescribing patterns and attitudes of oral surgeons. Over 300 people responded to the survey and the results are quite interesting.

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