This week I start off with our Dental News to Abuse discussing periodontal disease and the oral systemic connection and what we know, what we need to think about and what we don’t know. I then go into 6 ways that your website sucks and discuss what these pitfalls are and what you can do to correct these pitfalls. I have an have a snazzy little discussion about social media practices for dental offices and we talked about a dental insurance audit and the fact that the big three dental supply companies have been sued by the FTC for violating antitrust laws. Hu-Friedy also launch AdvantaClear surface disinfectant.
This week I pick out the best articles from the Spring 2018 ASDA Journal and discuss them. I start with the editorial on Checklists and then slide on over to patterns of Dental Anesthesiologist on practice. I then answer the age-old question of one carpule or two for a block and finish with a meaty discussion on Antidepressants and anesthesia considerations.
This week I begin our discussion with a review of a case report of a 64 year old lady who acquired hemophilia A. This lady went in with no known bleeding disorders and had a mandibular third molar removed and found herself intubated for 5 days and near death but survived and was released from the hospital 10 days after admission. I also discuss two bone grafting techniques that you will want to consider to solve the failed implant in the esthetic zone as well as for the atrophic maxilla or mandible 3 tunneling approach.
This week I discuss facial infections and antibiotics and the indications for hospital admission and antibiotic resistance.
EP124: Dental news to abuse and brush your teeth in 10 seconds and oral health and colon cancer link
In this week’s episode we discussed Dental news and we start off with a new barrier device for tablets and then go into common ways that insurance companies deny Dental claims Heparin your bottom line then discuss a new automated toothbrush that cleans the entire dentition in 10 seconds and then a nice all-around discussion about using LinkedIn as your latest social media platform to increase your business
EP123: Articaine vs Lidocaine for palatal anesthesia, VSP vs CSP, Orbital Mirroring for Reconstruction?
In this episode, I discuss some excellent articles. We will look at the relative concentration of lidocaine vs articaine in the rabbit model to see if there is a reason why palatal anesthesia is better with buccal infiltration with Articaine. We also look at orbital fractures in the elderly vs the young and compare and contrast. We also look at virtual mirror to assist with orbital reconstruction and virtual surgical planning vs conventional surgical planning for orthognathic surgery.
This weekend I was on call and so I discuss three cases that I came across. The first case had a history of a dental extractions approximately 3 weeks ago that did not resolve and was admitted with gas in the pterygomandibular and the buccal space. The second case was a trauma case of someone that was assaulted with fists and had oss of consciousness and a small subdural bleed. This patient was taken to the main operating room and had open reduction internal fixation of a lefort 1, lefort two and right side zygoma fracture. The third case that I discuss is a young man that tripped and fell on a cable and broke his jaw in two places and was taken to the operating room where he was wired closed and then fixated with plates and screws. Please go to the interesting cases section at wwwdentistbraincandy.com to see pictures of these cases.
In this episode, I discuss the pathogenesis of Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) and the staging of ORN and the treatment modalities available including surgery, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, pentoxifylline and tocopherol as well as dental management with these cases. 21 days should pass from the time of the last dental surgery before radiation is started, 14 days at a bare minimum.
This week’s podcast is dedicated to the Pleomorphic Adenoma I was introduced to and treated over the last 3-4 weeks. I go over the history of this lesion, the initial treatment and definitive treatment and if you go to www.dentistbraincandy.com episode 120 Interesting Cases Section you will find some killer photos of the lesion.