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American Academy Of Periodontology Announces 2020 Award Winners

by American Academy of Periodontology

Member achievements and contributions recognized during AAP’s 106th Annual Meeting The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recently awarded members for outstanding contributions and accomplishments within the Academy and the specialty of periodontics. The recipients were honored during the AAP’s 106th

Periodontology Classifications
November 25, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Implementing the 2018 Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases into Your Practice

by Jodie Cantarelli, A.A.S., R.D.H., Dip.AdEd, Manager of Dental Hygiene Programs at dentalcorp

By now you would have seen or heard of the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, which replaced the previous (1999) classification system and addressed most of its limitations. Research indicates that 80% of North American adults have some

January 29, 2019 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

by American Academy of Periodontology

A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer’s disease risk. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, uncovered a

October 31, 2018 News News

American Academy of Periodontology Installs New President, Officers in Vancouver

by American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology installed Richard T. Kao, DDS, PhD, as its president during its 104th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, held Oct. 27-30. Other newly appointed officers include President-Elect Bryan J. Frantz, DMD, MS, of Scranton, Pa;

October 12, 2017 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontology

Er,Cr:YSGG 2780nm and Diode 940nm Laser-Assisted Treatment of Apical External Resorption with Endodontic Complication in Maxillary Lateral Incisor, Deemed to be Hopeless

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Lasers in Dentistry

Abstract Treatment of external resorption lesions, even without communication with the root canal space, has historically and continues to present challenging situations for general practitioners diagnosing these cases, as well as the specialists expected to treat them. This case report describes a multi-disciplinary approach performed

October 12, 2017 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontology

Gingival Grafting: A Novel Approach To Single Stage Augmentation For Root Coverage

by Preety Desai, BSc, DDS, Dip. Periodontics

Abstract The existence and preservation of attached keratinized gingiva around natural teeth and dental implants plays an important role in periodontal1 and peri-implant health.46,47 This paper describes a novel surgical technique that addresses multiple adjacent Miller class II and III recession defects5 in a

Dental Hygiene Periodontal Residency Program
October 12, 2017 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontology

The Dental Hygiene Periodontal Residency Program: A Novel Program Developing Future Leaders of Tomorrow

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA; Carolyn Triemstra, BRLS, MEd.; Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD; Taylor Sparrow, BSc, RDH; Wendy E. Ward, BSc, MSc, PhD

Dentistry in the VUCA World It is clear that these are turbulent times. From geopolitical instability, threats of war and terrorism, shifting political alliances to resource scarcity and climate change, rising inequality and loss of confidence in information in the

October 12, 2017 Feature Periodontology

Soft Tissue Grafting To Improve Aesthetics, To Reduce Dentinal Hypersensitivity, To Improve The Prognosis Of Compromised Teeth And To Augment Edentulous Ridges Prior To The Placement Of Implants

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Over the past two decades, surgeons have shown an increased interest in mucogingival procedures to rehabilitate soft tissues around both teeth and implants, in an attempt to master our shared domain of the oral apparatus.1 A variety of techniques

Implant Therapy
October 12, 2017 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontology

Effectiveness of Implant Therapy Analyzed in a Swedish Population: Prevalence of Peri-implantitis

by Emil L.A. Svoboda, PhD, DDS

I have been placing and restoring dental implants for over 25 years and was intrigued by an article by J. Derks et al. “Effectiveness of Implant Therapy Analyzed in a Swedish Population: Prevalence of Peri-implantitis” JDR January 1, 2016, 95: 43-49.

October 12, 2017 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontology

Immediate Temporization In The Aesthetic Zone – A Case Report

by Hendrik Doering, DDS, MSc (Perio)

In recent years, measures of success in implantology have significantly changed. Due to the fact that we have assumed functionality of implants as a result of improved osseointegration parameters, the main focus now lies on aesthetic and long-term stable rehabilitation.

October 12, 2017 Feature Periodontology

Treating the “Gummy Smile” with Aesthetic Crown Lengthening

by Siavash Hassanpour, HBSc, MSc, DDS, MSc (Perio); Stephen J. Spano, DDS, MSc, Periodontics Candidate 2018

The presence of a “gummy smile” can be bothersome for patients and clinicians alike. Approximately, 10% of patients have excessive gingival display when smiling with its presentation more common in women than men (Tjan et al., 1984; Silberberg, 2009). Ideally,

Implant Therapy
October 12, 2017 Feature Periodontology

Commoditization of Education

by Brian Chapnick

I was perusing the exhibit floor at a major meeting I usually attend yearly and stopped by a booth prompted by an advertisement that caught my attention. A refinement of a long established technique that was supposed to solve all the

November 25, 2011 News Periodontology

The house of blue lights

by ken

From Dental Tribune November 24, 2011 BOSTON, Mass.,USA: The Forsyth Institute in Boston has signed an exclusive licencing agreement with a U.S.-based start-up for the commercialisation of a recently patented blue-light based technology for use in dentistry. Under the terms

November 3, 2011 News ImplantologyInfection controlPeriodontology

Peri-implantitis in a specialist clinic of periodontology. Clinical features and risk indicators.

by ken

Swed Dent J 2010;34(2):53-61 Carcuac O, Jansson L. Source Department of Periodontology at Kista-Skanstull, Folktandvården i Stockholms Iän AB, Stockholm,Sweden. Abstract Implant therapy has become a widely recognized treatment alternative for replacing missing teeth. Several long term follow-up studies have

October 24, 2011 News Periodontology

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

by ken

Think Rod Serling and then revisit the title… “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light

September 28, 2011 News Periodontology

Anti-Infective Agents in Periodontal Treatment

by ken

By Jorgen Slots, DDS, DMD, PhD, MBA Image via Wikipedia The primary goal of periodontal therapy is to achieve a periodontal environment free of infectious pathogens. Anti-infective periodontal treatment includes mechanical pocket debridement (scaling and root planing) to remove dental

April 10, 2011 News Cosmetic DentistryPeriodontology

Why Katie Couric needs a gum lift?

by ken

Posted by Todd Welch – April 4, 2011 – Celebrity Smiles For some strange reason, Katie Couric‘s smile has always bothered me.  Don’t get me wrong, she is a beautiful woman and I have a tremendous amount of respect for her, but