Postgraduate Study is More Accessible than Ever by: Wolfgang Richter - DDS, PhD, FESCD
The truth is, there are merits for and against postgraduate education. Obviously
it is a huge investment in time and money but it is also a sure-fire way to
differentiate yourself and your practice.
Chief Executive Dentists by: Ehab Heikal | BDS, FICD, MBA, DBA
What is the job description of a dentist? Obviously, a dentist is a provider of excellent care for patients. However, there is another job description that also applies to the dentist: that of chief executive officer (CEO).
Piezo Hydrodynamic Internal Sinus Lift A Safe Step in Implant Surgery By: Emad Salloum - DDS, OMS
As more and more Dental implants are now placed in posterior maxilla by general dentist, and as the patients and implantologists demands became more and more towards less invasive, less complicated and easier surgical procedures. The more this demand raised towards innovating new technologies development with new surgical techniques that fulfill those demands.
Background and Aim: Sinus lifting via crestal approach by Summer’s technique (internal sinus lift) is a common and a non invasive procedure in implantology practice compared to sinus lift via external approach. However, patient discomfort, shocking feeling, positional Vertigo, membrane tearing, difficulty in graft packing, and the unsafe use of hammer and osteotomes are disadvantages and drawbacks of this technique.
Materials & Methods: Piezo surgery opened a new era in implantology surgery practice as a safe and easy to use technology by means of respecting and protecting the soft tissues. Special modifications and improvement had been made on Dental piezo technology instrumentation with all its advantages to make it applicable on internal sinus lifting surgery.
74 Seventy four documented sinus lifts cases done utilizing piezo hydrodynamic internal sinus technique via crestal approach in my private practice, using piezo Intralift kit by (Acteon – Sattelec) with 18 months follow up. All cases were grafted using BTCP (RTR – Septodont), 124 implants inserted in grafted sinuses using Xive implants (Dentsply). 61 cases with immediate implantation (96 implants), 13 cases with late implantation (28 implants), none of the cases had immediate loading or immediate temporization.
Lip Depigmentation (Pinkification) Using 810nm Diode Laser, Kassem’s Protocol, Initial Case Report By: Islam Kassem - BDS, MSc, FDS RCS, Mohammed Adib Al-Agha - BDS
Oral depigmentation is considered a complementary part in aesthetic dentistry , gingival depigmentation is well known by a lot of practitioner especially whom deal with dark skin patient. Lip depigmenation or pinkification is considered a novel approach which desired by many patient to get an atractive smile.
We present a first case in English literature using diode 808nm with details parameter to ensure patient safety and avoid any further complications.
Summarized & Presented by: Mohammad Adnan Abu Khalifeh – BDS
A Retrospective Study of the 3-Year Survival Rate of Resin-Modified Glass-Ionomer Cement Class II Restorations in Primary Molars
Clinical Procedures for Revitalization: Current Knowledge and Considerations
Cuspal Deflection of Premolars Restored with Bulk-Fill Composite Resins