Periodontics, Oral Surgery & Implants

Ceramic Dental Implants, An Alternative to Titanium and Titanium Alloys

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Published: Saturday, 31 January 2015 11:37 Written by
Dr. Sammy Noumbissi Since Dr. Brånemark first introduced titanium dental implants, a variety of materials have been used successfully for about 40 years. Today implants are madeeither of commercially pure titanium (cpTi) or titanium alloys. In addition to its biocompatibility, titanium was also initially believed to be inert, nontoxic and…

Use of the PreXion3D CBCT for the Immediate Implant Placement and Temporization with Deficient Bone

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Published: Saturday, 31 January 2015 11:22 Written by
Sammy S. Noumbissi 3D CBCT images are critical for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning in all implant cases and more importantly in complex cases where these images should be considered standard of care. Without CBCT images, this case would have been extremely difficult and risky, but using high quality CBCT…
Sammy S. Noumbissi,Jaime L. Lozada, Philip J. Boyne, Michael D. Rohrer, Donald Clem,Jay S. Kim, Hari Prasad Demineralized freeze-dried bone allografts (DFDBA) have been successfully used alone or in composite grafts for many decades. Little research has been done on the effect of retaining the mineral content of bone allografts.

Erythema Multiforme: A Case Report

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Published: Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:52 Written by
Erythema multiforme (EM) is a mucocutaneous disorder, which ranges from a mild, self-limited, cutaneous, exanthematous variant with minimal oral involvement to a progressive, fulminating, severe variant with extensive mucocutaneous epithelial necrosis

Schwannoma of Floor of the Mouth: A Rare Case at Unusual Location

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Published: Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:48 Written by
Schwannomas are benign, encapsulated, slow-growing and usually solitary tumor originating from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve sheath. Approximately, 25-45% of cases are seen in the head and neck region being uncommon in the oral cavity

Comparative Evaluation of Clinical Efficacy of Manual and Powered Tooth Brush

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Published: Sunday, 26 October 2014 12:56 Written by
In the view of great importance of plaque removal, a number of techniques has been advocated for effective utility of tooth brushing. This study is an endeavor to find out if powered brushing is better than manual brushing
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of TMD in a sample of Dental students and its relationship to gender, occlusion, and psychological factors


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Published: Saturday, 06 September 2014 11:59 Written by
Dr. EL Moheb Mohamad In studying the dynamics of cell-to-cell and cell-to-tissue interaction, scientists discovered the presence of growth factors. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) was first introduced, followed by Platelets-rich fibrin. The studies have proved that “through activation of the platelets and the resultant release of growth factors, enhanced wound healing…

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