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Dr. Nicolucci is president of the Canadian Society of Oral Implantology and is Oral Health magazine's editorial board member for Implantology.
August 1, 2012 Feature DentistryImplantology

Stem Cells and Dental Implants

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc, DDS

I’ve been wondering what could possibly become the next evolution in dental implantology. At present, most dental implant companies have been flogging the same materials, shapes, and coatings and then simply putting their name on the ‘new’ product. The growth

August 1, 2012 Feature DentistryImplantology

Letters to the Editor

by Oral Health

Re: Empowering the Future Dentists of Jamaica: Paying it (May 2012) Dr. Glassman’s views on paying it forward and his noting that doing hands-on work can be more effective than writing a cheque are spot on. A friend of mine

Figure 5. Pin-Prick Test: A 27-guage needle is used to test for pressure detection and anesthesia/paresthesia/dysthesia.
August 1, 2012 Feature DentistryImplantology

Mandibular Nerve Neurosensory Impairment Following Dental Implant Surgery: Management And Protocol

by Carl E. Misch DDS, MDS and Randolph Resnik DMD, MDS

Sensory impairment of the skin and mucosa innervated by branches of the trigeminal nerve is a potential concern in association with dental implant surgery. The most common nerves traumatized in implant dentistry are the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) and its

Figure 10. In this photo, the female components have been picked up from the new intra-oral male components in a full PVS impression. This impression will be used not only for ideal positioning and stabilization of the new female components, but for a full denture reline as well (the first one he has had since he left the practice 22 years ago).
August 1, 2012 Feature DentistryImplantology

Simple Replacement of Prosthetic Components

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc, DDS

CASE PRESENTATIONSif anyone out there is lucky enough to have implants last for 20 to 30 years, then this might make for some interesting reading for you. I must say it is one of the longest times for survival that

Figure 27. Final post-cementation smile.
August 1, 2012 Feature DentistryImplantology

Utilization of an In-Office CAD/CAM e.max Maryland Bridge as a Long-Term Anterior Provisional

by Les Kalman, BSc, DDS

ABSTRACTThrough Computer Aided Design (CAD) a multiple unit prosthesis can be designed with ideal characteristics. By utilizing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), the clinician has the ability to mill the designed prosthesis with extreme accuracy. E.max has been selected as the

Figure 7. After 2 years, bone growth & increased bone density.
August 1, 2012 Feature DentistryImplantology

Surface Treatment of Small Diameter Implants and the Effect on Osseointegration and Crestal Bone Retention

by Bruno Lemay, DMD and Robert J. Miller, MA, DDS

Since the introduction of dental implants, clinicians have developed strategies to accelerate healing and compress the time to final prosthetic reconstruction. These strategies have included modifying implant macroarchitecture, microarchitecture, and surface chemistry1. While the first surface treatment utilized acid etching

August 1, 2012 Feature DentistryImplantology

Dental Internet Directory

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONSASSOCIATION OF DENTAL TECHNOLOGISTS OF ONTARIOThe official voice of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontariowww.ADTO.org CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATIONBecause bad things happen to good dentists.www.cdpa.comAdvertisement ONTARIO ACADEMEY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY Quality of care through life long learning.www.ontarioagd.org TORONTO ACADEMY OF DENTISTRYToronto Meetings

April 17, 2012 News ClinicalDental industryDental researchImplantologyInnovations in dentistryMedical newsNew products

Zimmer Dental offers cortical-cancellous mix

by ken

Source Dental IQ Zimmer Dental., a provider of dental oral rehabilitation products and a subsidiary of Zimmer Holdings, has announced the availability of Puros Cortico-Cancellous Particulate Allograft. The product is an anatomic-based mixture of cortical and cancellous bone, designed to provide clinicians with

April 10, 2012 News ClinicalImplantology

Clog – Simultaneous Sinus Graft and Implant Placement

by ken

About the author – from Dentinal Tubules Adam Glassford Dental Surgeon works at Andrea Ubhi Dental Care York and King Lane Dental Care in North Leeds. Adam carries out Dental Implant, Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry on patients referred by other

April 9, 2012 News ClinicalCone beam computed tomographyImplantology

Clog – C me CBT me..

by ken

3D approach to replacing a fractured tooth with an Implant. Incredibly accurate approach to designing and placing a dental implant with the aid of a 3D x-ray that shows us the exact thickness and height of the bone we are

March 30, 2012 News ClinicalElearningImplantologyPatient educationSocial mediaSocial NetworkingYouTube

Zest Anchors locator pivoting technology available on the MIS SEVEN and Mistral Implants

by ken

Uploaded by MISimplantsCanada on Mar 30, 2012 LOCATOR Attachments are designed with customizable levels of retention and a low vertical profile. Most important, however, is its innovative ability to pivot, which increases the attachment’s resiliency and tolerance for the high mastication forces an

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 30, 2012 News ClinicalImplantology

Implant Microsurgery: Periimplant Repair of Implant Overdenture Abutment

by ken

Push technology – you have to love it. RSS feeds, YOUTUBE, Follow, all the social media sites that “push” information to you through alerts………this one’s from YOUTUBE.  Uploaded by perieau on Mar 29, 2012 Dental Implants can become infected but just as teeth

March 29, 2012 News ClinicalCommunity outreachImplantologySocial Networking

Bone sets the tone

by ken

A very large majority of the unsolicited email that crosses my pewter is email blasts for CE. There was one today from the Halton Peel Dental Association, my regional society, the largest in Canada I’m told. On June 1st, 2012,

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 25, 2012 News ClinicalElearningImplantologySocial NetworkingTrends in Dental Education

Clog – Ridge preservation – animation

by ken

Many of you generate YOUTUBE vignettes, have PowerPoint or Keynote presentations to share. You are encouraged to do so…..either send them to me through DropBox or I’ll send you the USER ID and Password to the SlideShare being used for

March 24, 2012 News ClinicalContinuing EducationImplantology

The View from Alexandria

by ken

Stars Beyond the Horizon (psssssssst – click on the link above) Joint meeting of the ICOI and the AOIA – double click on the images…….

March 23, 2012 News ClinicalImplantology

Clog – Sinus augmentation – tunnelling technique

by ken

I walk on my tongue over broken glass to get folks to contribute clinical content – Canadians that is and nadda. I meet a friend from Estonia in Hamburg whom I know from a long standing relationship on an online

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