Author Bryan McLelland

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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EP167: Perio and Coronectomy and IV Ibuprofen vs IV Tylenol

In this episode, I start by discussing the periodontal stability on the distal of the mandibular second molar after a coronectomy on mandibular third molars. This is a three-year study and over the last several years the popularity of a coronectomy for high-risk third molar situations with close proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve begs the question as to success and possible risks. This study aims to discuss whether or not there is peridontal pocketing on the distal of the second molar when you leave the roots behind with the extraction of third molars. I also discuss the use of intravenous ibuprofen versus intravenous Tylenol to reduce postoperative pain and narcotic consumption after third molar surgery. You don’t want to miss this episode and I think you’ll find it very useful and applicable to everyday practice.

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EP165: History of Jaw Surgery


This week I go through an article from the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery written by Bryan Bell that discusses the history of jaw surgery. Orthognathic surgery has an interesting progression through time that any dentist or surgeon should know about and will find well summarized in this podcast.

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