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July 19, 2010 News Implantology

Online Virtual Study Club announced by Nobel Biocare

by ken

Nobel Biocare announces a new Online Virtual Study Club for N. America Nobel Biocare has signed an agreement with My Dental Hub to acquire the exclusive rights to StudyClubConnect.com an online study club for dentists MyDentalHub (MDH) was developed by

July 8, 2010 News Implantology

Dentist seeks U.S. class action suit vs. Nobel Biocare

by ken

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swiss dental implant maker Nobel Biocare has been sued by a California dentist seeking class-action status on behalf of dentists whose patients have suffered complications such as bone loss from one of its products. A company spokesman

June 11, 2010 News Implantology

Trends in Implant Markets

by ken

The following information was researched and compiled by the Millennium Research Group in Toronto, ON, Canada [416-364-7776; www.mrg.net] Image via Wikipedia From their Executive Summary of the 2009 Implant Report: “The European dental implant market, comprising sales of dental implant

May 26, 2010 News Implantology

NobelProcera™ Implant Bar Overdenture

by ken

This is a product news release from Nobel and it reads as such….the blog does not promote or support the product……the intent is rather to pursue readership that may wish to share cases (reports) on these products as a component

May 20, 2010 News Implantology

Straumann receives technology award

by ken

Straumann receives Frost & Sullivan Medical Device Technology of the Year Award for Roxolid® Basel, 18 May 2010:  At an official ceremony in London, Straumann, a global leader in regenerative, restorative and replacement dentistry, was presented with the 2009 ‘Medical

May 20, 2010 News Implantology

Is there a Tea Party blogger in Canada??

by ken

A Dental Shift: Implants Instead of Bridges from the New York Times…….equal time will be allocated for Ms. Palin or her equivalent in Canada The intent of the posting is to elicit discussion and comment. By Jane E. Brody If

May 17, 2010 News Implantology

Who or what is in the driver’s seat?

by ken

Image by enno via Flickr It is no surprise that the market for implant dentistry continues to grow impressively as the result of advances in science and technology and from the purchasing power of the most affluent older generation in

May 11, 2010 News Implantology

Women in Implant Dentistry

by ken

From Implant Dentistry – April 2010 – 19(2) – p 91by Misch-Dietsch, Francine DDS, MDS We contributed, and we continue to contribute, to the world of science; and that is for the betterment of the world. “We” are women. This

May 2, 2008 News ImplantologyOral HealthPublic Health

ALD May Improve Successful Implantation of Maxillary Bone for Patients with Estrogen Deficiency and/or Osteoporosis

by Oral Health

A new study has established that estrogen deficiency negatively affects implant osseointegration in rats’ maxillary bone. Results from the study also found that alendronate (ALD), an aminobisphosphonate, may improve the quality and quantity of bone available for a successful implant.

January 9, 2008 News ImplantologyOral Health

BC Dentist Earns Fellowship

by Oral Health

Peter Balogh, DDS, of Burnaby, BC was recognized as a Fellow of the American Aademy of Implant Dentistry during its annual meeting in Las Vegas.The Academy is the oldest professional organization in the US dedicated to the advancement of the

August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Treatment Plans Related to Key Implant Positions: Three Adjacent Pontics Rule

by Carl E. Misch BS, DDS, MDS

In the past, treatment planning for implant dentistry was primarily driven by the existing bone volume in the edentulous site. As a consequence, distal cantilevers were often extended from anterior implants to support a full arch implant prosthesis, rather than

August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Implant Treatment in Two Appointments From Immediate Placement to Final Prosthesis

by Milan Somborac, DDS

ABSTRACT For implant treatment to reach more dentally dysfunctional patients, treatment costs need to be lowered. An effective way to do so is to reduce the number of treatment steps. One-piece, one-surgery implants were used (Tenax Dental Implant System) to

August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Narrow-Body Implants Preserve Patients’ Quality of Life

by Keith D. Rossein, DDS

Most people who were chronically bleeding from any part of their body would not hesitate to consult a physician; this is not necessarily the case for bleeding gums. The same holds true for the loss of a body part. For

August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Nobel Biocare’s 3rd World Dental Conference Unique in Scope

by Oral Health

Nobel Biocare’s third World Conference was held in Las Vegas from 20-24 May 2007. According to company organizers, the conference attracted 10,000 dental professionals from 91 countries and featured the industry’s most innovative solutions in an all new learning environment.

Dr. Nicolucci is president of the Canadian Society of Oral Implantology and is Oral Health's editorial board member for Implantology.
August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

A New Chapter in Implant Dentistry

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc., DDS

In May of 2008, there is going to be a symposium at the University of Toronto on ‘Osseointegration’. This will be the first time in some twenty five years that the major researchers involved in implant dentistry have regrouped to

FIGURE 7--Allograft is placed into the socket under the barrier. The palatal flap will be brought over the allograft and tucked into the palatal tissue 'envelope' style again.
August 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Implants in the Premaxilla: Esthetics Is the Goal!

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc, DDS

When a patient is interested in having implant therapy to replace any teeth in the esthetic zone (especially in the premaxilla), I get a sudden shiver down my spine. Completing the treatment is never the problem, but attaining an esthetic

FIGURE 32--Esthetic and comfortable final result.
June 1, 2007 Feature Implantology

Restoring the Mandibular Arch with Implant Supported 3-unit Fixed Partial Dentures

by Cory Seebach, DMD

ABSTRACT As a patient’s dental awareness and expectations increase they often seek more comfortable and functional solutions to years spent chewing with removable partial dentures. This situation is encountered quite often where the individual has become frustrated with the ongoing

FIGURE 33--PA of treated case in its fifth year of loaded function.
October 1, 2006 Feature Implantology

Getting Started with Implantology: The Replacement of One Bicuspid

by Milan Somborac DDS

ABSTRACT Implant treatment has high documented success rates. In a number of common forms of partial edentulism and in all total mandibular edentulism, implant treatment has become the first choice standard of care. General dentists are exploring the possibility of

CASE 2FIGURE 23--The crown(s) cemented on the abutment.
August 1, 2006 Feature Implantology

Implants In the Anterior Mandible — A Case Presentation

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc., DDS

In the following presentation, I would like to illustrate two different approaches used to restore the anterior mandible which has one or two missing teeth. Although they are totally different approaches, the goal of maintaining bone around the implants and

FIGURE 9--A periapical x-ray demonstrating 4mm diameter implants in the premolar region and a 5mm diameter implant in the molar position.
August 1, 2006 Feature Implantology

Surgical, Loading and Prosthetic Considerations for Wide Diameter Implants

by Carl E. Misch, BS, DDS, MDS.

The initial treatment plan for implant dentistry should include the ideal implant size, based primarily upon biomechanic and esthetic considerations. When a tooth is replaced in traditional prosthetics, the abutment teeth are already provided by nature. For example, the missing