Chu's Aesthetic Guages: Crown Lengthening
Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
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…
A Technique for Surgical Mandibular Exostosis Removal
Exostosis, a slow-growing, benign bony outgrowth, is a common clinical finding and not usually an issue with patients. However, when removable prosthetics must sit either adjacent to or over these areas, pressure, food abrasion, ulceration, or limited tongue space can occur. This article describes a surgical technique for exdsion of exostosis through the presentation of a case. An 86-year-old woman had soft-tissue irritation caused by abrasion from food in the buccal posterior right quadrant. The…
Applied Techniques for Predictable Suture Placement Part 1
Surgical suture positioning is crucial to ensure adequate healing and can be accomplished using a variety of suturing methods. Sutures should generally be placed distal to the last tooth and within each interproximal space and should always be inserted through the more mobile flap first The flaps should not be blanched during the tying procedure, and closure should not be positioned closer than 2 mm to 3 mm from the edge of the flap, in order to prevent tearing during the inevitable swelling that…
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.
The Role of Bioactive Modifiers in Surgery Part 1
PRGF & Fibrin Membranes in Regenerative Dentistry
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.
The Holy Grail of True Regeneration - Fibronectin
This webinar will involve a histologic study review about the key role of fibronectin, "Nature's Nectar" & why it is the Holy Grail of true regeneration. Come follow a real Professor's histologic journey in search of the Raiders of the Lost Attachment and how to get it back.
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