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October 12, 2017 Feature Periodontology

Toothless in The Galápagos – A Lesson in Adaptation

by Peter Birek

Weighting over 400 kilograms, the Galápagos tortoise1 lumbers slowly above the lush grass, grabs the Azolla (mosquito, duckweed, water-fern and fairy moss) with its fully edentulous jaws (yes that’s right – no teeth for these creatures), squishes out the moisture

March 8, 2016 News General DentistryGeneral NewsManagementMarketing strategiesPatient ManagementPeriodontologyPublic Relations - Patient Care

Key Phrases for Case Acceptance

by Kahaliah Richards

Discover the power of the right words……. The vocabulary you use plays a powerful role in whether your patients choose to accept the treatment they need. In Transitions Group’s experience with coaching hundreds of dental practices across North America, we

February 26, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsPeriodontologyResearch

Periodontal Health Leads to Lower Health Care Spending by Diabetics

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study reports that among American individuals newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a periodontal intervention is associated with lower total healthcare costs (-$1799), lower total medical costs excluding pharmacy costs (-$1577), and lower total type 2 diabetes-related healthcare

February 11, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseDecay assessment and preventionDental CarePeriodontology

An Upset Tummy, and Some Upset Teeth

by Kahaliah Richards

In his popular new book “Happy Gut,” Dr. Vincent Pedre argues that chronic health problems can often be traced to the digestive system and fixed by changing the microbes in our gut. An upset digestive system is, according to Dr.

December 3, 2015 News Dental industryGum DiseaseMedical newsOverall HealthPeriodontology

The linkages between the heart and the mouth grow stronger — so what?

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study of the contribution of the periodontal microbe, P. gingivalis, to inflammation of heart tissue is just one more step to justifying closer integration of dental services with medical services. The study reports certain byproducts of P. gingivalis

September 23, 2015 News Community Dental CareDental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryGum Disease

Getting ready for the grey hairs

by Kahaliah Richards

“British Columbia’s population now has 31 people 65 years old or over for every 100 working-age persons. In a decade, the ratio will be 41 to 100. Ten years later, in 2035, the ratio will be 48 to 100, according

September 17, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryGum DiseaseInfection controlPeriodontology

Treating gum disease with antibiotics

by Kahaliah Richards

As gum disease originates from an unbalanced film of bacteria under the gum line, why don’t we use local or systemic antibiotics to treat this chronic disease? Turns out that is what the studies are starting to suggest.  Besides mechanical

November 27, 2014 News Dental CarePeriodontology

Cavities and atherosclerosis

by Kahaliah Richards

From my perch, the research studies linking periodontal disease to systemic health are more robust and more frequent than their counterparts in tooth decay. There may be good biological reasons for this but there also may be other factors such

September 18, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryOrthodonticsPeriodontology

Cancer and dental decay

by Kahaliah Richards

A new Swedish study appearing in the Journal of Cancer reports that missing teeth are a significant predictor of cancer. For 24 years, the study followed periodontally-healthy adults who were between ages 30 and 40 at baseline. Using regression statistical

March 24, 2014 News CancerDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsHealth screeningsMedical newsPeriodontologyTooth decay

New device saves loose teeth, jaws damaged by cancer

by Kahaliah Richards

Periodontitis is a troublesome infection of the gums. When the infection causes the bone adjacent to teeth to break down, the teeth come loose. Mandibular bone can also be damaged by cancer, infections and accidents. With the aid of artificial,

February 28, 2014 News BlogsGeneral DentistryKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthPeriodontologyPreventive Dentistry

Explaining the importance of scaling to your patients

by Kahaliah Richards

The current issue of Odontology has a report on the role of non-surgical periodontal scaling in controlling inflammatory chemicals (anti-cardiolipin antibodies) in the blood. After 1 to 3 sessions of scaling (as adjusted to the patient’s needs), not only did

September 3, 2013 News General DentistryGeneral NewsPeriodontologyPreventive DentistryWellness

Expectant Mothers’ Periodontal Health Vital to Health of Her Baby

by Kahaliah Richards

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the

March 31, 2012 News ClinicalPeriodontology

Acellular dermal matrix allograft – David Wong

by ken

In much the same way as Pat Allen is identified with Alloderm, David Wong of Tulsa Oklahoma – strange state, they have to have a song to remember how to spell it – is the avatar of Perioderm….click on links

March 30, 2012 News ClinicalImplantologyPeriodontology

The screw is the clue

by ken

Uploaded by AshleyMarkDMD1 on Feb 2, 2012 A great technique and real life experience of having an abutment screw strip while trying to remove the screw retained crown. Dr. Kaep was on the ball as he dove into make a groove into the

March 30, 2012 News ClinicalImplantologyPeriodontology

Tissue is the issue

by ken

http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/prd-32-3degidi11 http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/pouch-roll-technique http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/gingival-papilla-dimensions Uploaded by quintpub on Jan 16, 2012 The Dental Video Journal provides a unique approach to dental education and training. High-quality recordings of live surgeries, supplemented by comprehensive background information, allow you to experience a wide range of clinical scenarios

March 29, 2012 News ClinicalPeriodontologySocial NetworkingYouTube

That sound you hear is the ice breaking!

by ken

Periopatch – Improve Gingival Healing – twas only a matter of time for most major dentinal companies to see the value of mobile marketing – the new iPAD with retinal display turns the YOU TUBE (below) on PerioPatch from MISimplants

March 25, 2012 News ClinicalImplantologyPeriodontology

Clog – Dental Implants, Crown Lengthening and Gum Grafting

by ken

Thanks to Dr. Alex Bankhead – Utah Valley Periodontics [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPAVvzAlkXY[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haVqB_Us500[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHV-u482o1Y[/youtube]

March 24, 2012 News ClinicalPeriodontologySalivary biomarkers

Treatment for Gum Disease Can Lower Medical Costs for People With Diabetes

by ken

United Concordia Dental offers innovative program in response to study findings – from PR Newswire HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Medical costs are lower for people with diabetes who receive treatment for gum disease, according to a study presented today to

March 23, 2012 News ClinicalCosmetic DentistryImplantologyPediatric dentistryPeriodontologyPhotographyRadiologyRestorative

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.

by ken

There is no magic to the needs of this blog. We have abundant talent across this country. The concept of sharing and caring provides a baseline for standard of clinical expertise and all that is needed is a series of

March 9, 2012 News ImplantologyPeriodontology

Saudi dentists receive U.S. patent for novel soft tissue augmentation technique

by ken

From Dental Tribune International – March 7, 2012 – Daniel Zimmerman ALEXANDRIA, Va., USA: An invention from Saudi Arabia that could help more patients to get dental implants is reported to have granted patent status by the U.S. Patent and