Applied Techniques for Predictable Suture Placement Part 1
Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD
Surgical and Orthodontic Management of Impacted Maxillary Canines
Although the mechanical management of impacted teeth is a routine task for most orthodontists, certain impactions can be frustrating, and the esthetic outcome can be unpredictable if the surgeon uncovers the impacted tooth improperly. When referring a patient to have an impacted toothuncovered,theorthodontist might assume incorrectly that the surgeon knows which surgical procedure to use. However, if not instructed properly, the surgeon could select an inappropriate technique, leaving the orthodontist with…
Applied Techniques for Predictable Suture Placement Part 2
Precise suture positioning is critical for adequate tissue healing and can be facilitated using a variety of techniques for closure. Part 1 of this article presented a discussion on the various interrupted, continuous, and periosteal suturing techniques for tissue maintenance. This article will present additional modalities available to ensure predictable healing and flap security fallowing a variety of surgical invasions.
Suturing Principles - Material Selection
The primary objective of dental suturing is to position and secure surgical flaps to promote optimal healing The evolution of su turing materials has enabled decreased potential of postoperative infection and increased successful closure with minimal difficulty. Accurate flap opposition contributes to patient comfort and hemostas is, reduces the wound to be repaired, and prevents unnecessary bone destruction.
Laser Uncovery of Dental Implants
Although many clinicians prefer to place all their implants in a one stage approach there are times when a healing abutment must be sacrificed for a cover screw and the implant buried for a two stage approach. In situations where primary stability is low, where bone grafting has occurred or where less than 2 mm of soft tissue is available then a safer approach may be to uncover the fixtures after a 3 month healing. Lasers have become a go to “soft tissue hand piece” for many clinicians when manipulating soft tissue around implants due to their minimal zone of necrosis, ability to provide ideal hemostasis and their safety of use around fixtures compared to traditional soft tissue methodologies like electrosurgical units, some of which can lead to catastrophic failures with implants. See how both diode lasers and erbium lasers can be used safely and efficiently to uncover and move tissue around implants during stage two surgeries
3-Day LIVE PATIENT Hands-On Course-Promotional Video
This video, clinicians traveled down to Santos, Brazil for 3 days of intense LIVE SURGERY with Dr. Maurice Salama in 2011. This is little video footage of the time these clinicians had on a once in a lifetime opportunity trip with one of the best clinicians in the world! Next Trip in December 12-15, 2013!
Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate Composites in Bone Regeneration
Socket preservation procedures and bone regeneration with beta-tricalcium phosphate composites.
TMD, Parafunction and Occlusion for Natural Teeth and Implants: Diagnosis and Management
This presentation will address the basic science related to mechanics of the head and neck and the interrelationship with everyday clinical dentistry directly related to occlusion involving implants and the natural dentition. Alternative strategies for the management of parafunction and TMJ related issues will also be outlined.
Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Gingival Esthetics
This program will look in depth at the concept of excessive gingival display and diagnosing the potential causes from vertical maxillary excess to altered passive eruption and super eruption following tooth wear.
Horizontal Augmentation Through the Ridge-Split Procedure: A Predictable Surgical Modality in Implant Reconstruction
In this presentation, the author concentrated on the ridge-split procedure (RSP) as a form of a ridge modification (widening or augmentation), the technique that offers many possibilities and has many advantages in oral pre-prosthetic implant reconstruction. There are many modifications of the RSP. This presentation is a description of classical ridge-split procedure in maxilla and mandible that has been successfully employed for many years in author’s surgical practice.
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