Periodontics, Oral Surgery & Implants

Louis Z G Touyz, MDent(OralMed&Perio). McGill University Faculty of Dentistry, PQ, Canada. Every year sepsis from Gram-negative bacteria causes over 100 000 deaths in North America and more than 20million cases of SSS globally. Mortality may reach 50 percent in these cases,

A forgotten VIP: the nose

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Published: Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:09 Written by
For any given case, prior to any dental or implant procedure to be done, we definitely need to include the nasal cavity in our examination procedures. Through the last 5 years, and in cooperation with an ENT specialist from my hometown, we noticed the following:

Ridge Widening and Immediate Implant Placement

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Published: Saturday, 21 September 2013 10:59 Written by
Dr. Ahmed H. Ayoub . President of ESOI Alveolar atrophy is a major problem that has limited the use of endosseous implants since their introduction. When an anterior tooth in the maxilla is lost, often as a result of trauma or endodontic complications, bone loss can occur up to 60%…

Functional Diagnostics and AquaSplint Therapy

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Published: Saturday, 21 September 2013 10:23 Written by
Dr. Aladin Sabbagh & Dr. Derek Mahony. Temporomandibular joint screening prior to orthodontic rehabilitation is indispensable for preventive, therapeutic, and forensic reasons.[2] Daily practice calls for a simple and effective concept in order to treat TMD patients, and to avoid iatrogenic mishaps during orthodontic therapy. Furthermore, planning and prognosis may…


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Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:24 Written by
Dr. Iman Nazzal BDS, MSc. Establishing nontension primary wound closure of various soft tissue flaps is paramount for optimal postsurgical wound healing. Surgical procedures that require clinical flap manipulation, such as those used with traditional periodontal therapy, periodontal plastic cosmetic surgery, hard and soft tissue regeneration, and the excision of…

Reduce implant failure and improve aesthetics through better oral hygiene

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Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:22 Written by
Tracey Lennemann,RD H, BA FULL CV. High on the list of causes for implant complications is failure of supporting tissues around implants. Breakdown of these surrounding tissues influences the aesthetic appearance of implants and supra-structures, increases risk of implant failure and is very disappointing to the patient. Peri-implant mucositis is…

Ossean Surface

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Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:17 Written by
Thierry Yl. Giorno, DDSI Interaction between an artificial device and living tissue is a fascinating field of exploration and science. In the last 30 years, we have been observing an ever-increasing convergence of diverse and multiple branches of science, Today, a good specialist can no longer rest on what was…

Guided bone regeneration using a high-density titanium-reinforced PTFE Membrane

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Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:09 Written by
BARRY K. BARTEE, DDS, MD Extraction site grafting without primary closure. A 55 year-old female presented for implant placement in a recent extraction site. Surgical exposure revealed fibrous healing at the buccal and coronal aspect of the site, requiring augmentation simultaneous with implant placement (Fig 1 and Fig 2) to…

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