Applied Techniques for Predictable Suture Placement Part 1
Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD
Mucosal Coronally Positioned Flap for the Management of Excessive Gingival Display in the Presence of Hypermobility of the Upper Lip and Vertical Maxillary Excess: A Case Report
Excessive gingival display is a frequent
finding that can occur because of various
intraoral or extraoral etiologies. This report describes
the use of a mucosal coronally positioned flap for the
management of a gummy smile associated with vertical
maxillary excess and hypermobility of the upper
lip. For patients desiring a less invasive
alternative to orthognathic surgery, the mucosal coronally
positioned flap is a viable alternative. We demonstrate
short-term successful use of this technique
for the management of excessive gingival display in
the presence of slight vertical maxillary excess and
hypermobility of the upper lip. Long-term follow-up
studies are needed to determine stability of the results.
Preserving Needle Edges During Dental Suturing
The evolution of suture materials has presented today's clinician with numerous alternatives when performing dental suturing. Contemporary sutures not only eliminate some of the difficulties that the surgeon may have encountered previously during closure, but also decrease the potential of postoperative infection and help provide optimal healing. Despite the sophistication of the suture materials (ie, Perma Sharp, Hu-Friedy, Chicago, IL) and surgical techniques now available, closing a wound still involves…
Periodontal Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics - A Description of the Surgical Technique
The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical surgical procedures that comprise the PAOO procedure.
3D Imaging and its Applications in Oral Implantology
In this interactive video we will discuss the basics of 3D imaging, compare 2D Vs. 3D imaging modalities, Cone Beam CT Vs. Fan Beam regular CT and then introduce some interesting applications in oral implantology and clinical examples to illustrate the techniques and benefits of Computer Aided Implantology in the every day clinical practice
The Holy Grail of True Regeneration - Fibronectin
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The CO2 Laser and it's Application in Modern Clinical Oral Surgery
Co2 Laser is a simple and versatile tool which can replace the knife for majority of minor oral surgical procedures which can be done on the chair side under local anaesthesia. The advantage of Co2 laser is a fact that it creates a bloodless, painless and heals with minimal scarring. Most common applications which include frenctomies, exposure of impacted teeth, pre-orthodontic exposure of canines, Excision of small fibromas, papillomas, warts and mucoceoles. Small hemangiomas and lymphangiomas can also be excised with minimal blood loss. This presentation gives the viewer an overview of the co2 laser and its application in various clinical scenarios. The safety aspect of using laser for the patient, operator and dental surgery assistants is also demonstrated.
The Innovative New Lip Stabilization Technique (LipStaT): Treating a Gummy Smile
There are various etiologies for a “gummy smile.” A new classification with appropriate management based on the etiology will be discussed. The innovative and minimally invasive LipStaT Procedure to correct a high and gummy smile in patients with vertical maxillary excess, short and hypermobile upper lip will be presented and discussed in detail.
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.
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