This week I go over two articles that are very relevant to everyone in dentistry today. Lichen planus, especially the erosive variety is very annoying and affects the quality of life for patients and we can help them. Anyone doing 3rd molar surgery or seeing patients and referring them for wisdom teeth should and now will know that flap design does not affect the health of the second molar long term.
I start off with an Irish Proverb for the quote of the day just to get everyone loosened up and then discuss the fifth and final installment of Wheelbarrow Profits by Jake and Gino. Right now the market is hot for Multi-unit Family Investing and so getting in may not be a good time but learning about this is never a bad time. The article about lip cancer and specifically about squamous cell carcinoma is over a 25-year span and has some solid take home points. The interesting case is that of a traumatically fracture tooth number 9 and a dentoalveolar fracture as well and how I approached the treatment with a significant gingival injury.
In this episode, we talk about raising dental fees and the fear most dentists get from that and how to respond. I discuss saving stem cells from primary teeth, a dentist who is charged with stealing from his patients, what dentists can do to assist with the opioid addiction and some dental fun facts. Enjoy!
This week I have several items to discuss including a new company that is making a 3D identical titanium and Zirconium dental implant that is designed to fill the socket of an immediately extracted tooth. This would be and will be an amazing technique and I am fascinated by the idea. The episode ends with some dental fun facts!
In this episode, I continue with our book review of Wheelbarrow Profits and then move to a very interesting study that used 5% Fluorouracil instead Modified Carnoy’s solution to decrease the recurrence rate of keratocystic odontogenic tumors with a decrease in paresthesias. If you treat these lesions you will not want to miss this discussion. The interesting case shows the surgical approach to removal of a mandibular bicuspid that is an extra tooth. The pictures are worth checking out!
Resources Mentioned: dentistbraincandy.com/dentistinventory/
In my experience, only two implant systems excel at preserving crestal bone. Astra and Ankylos implants are the only two that I have seen published and personal results with preserved marginal bone. This week I delve into several excellent articles and break down the data on marginal bone loss. I currently place mostly Nobel implants followed by Astra implants. One article shows that after the one year mark the bone loss for an Astra implant was the same as a Branemark implant but the key is that this was after close to 1.75mm of bone loss with the Branemark vs the 0.4mm of bone loss with the Astra implant
In this episode we talk about robots placing dental implants and app’s for your dental practice as well as break down several Orbital Apex Syndromes including Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis and Superior Orbital Fissure Syndrome.
In this episode, I go over 8 dental news items for your consumption. I talk about preventing pneumonia with dental cleanings, the big 3 dental supply companies getting sued for price fixing, anti-fluoridation propaganda and more.
This week I go over two articles which I think will be very applicable and helpful and any general dental or surgical practice. The first article we will review and discuss whether or not antibiotics decrease the risk of a dry socket and or infection for our third molar patients. The second article will go over whether or not a cone beam CT scan is required prior to dental implant placement and if it is not required all of the time what are the indications are and parameters that one can use to help decide whether to take a scan or not.