Surgical and Orthodontic Management of Impacted Maxillary Canines
Vincent G. Kokich, Sr., DDS, MSD
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.
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.
Chu's Aesthetic Guages: Crown Lengthening
The Crown Lengthening Gauge has the Biologic Periogauge (BLPG) tip on one end and the Papilla tip on the opposite end. The BLPG tip is used to achieve the propermid-facial clinical crown and biologic crown (osseous crest to incisal edge position) length during surgical crown lengthening procedures. The Papilla tip follows the use of the BLPG tip to establish the correct aesthetic position of the interdental papilla fromthe incisal edge before the flap is closed and sutured.
How to Give a Painless Palatal Injection
Most patients are extremely anxious about any form of dental treatment however once they are in the chair and they have had the local anaesthetic administered they generally relax into the treatment. One of the reasons for this is the anxiety related to the local anaesthesia. One of the most painful injections is the palatal injections. There area number of devices out there that purport to give a painless palatal injection (PPI). In this short video we demonstrate a technique that shows how to give a PPI without any special instrumentation except time and patience. This is something that is quick to learn and a phenomenal practice builder.
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 3D CBCT Dual Scan Protocols: Surgical Restorative Management in Modern Dentistry
The integration of new technology protocols for implant diagnosis, treatment planning and guided surgery techniques in the everyday workflow is one of the challenges in dentistry today. This lecture will focus on the decision making and digital workﬂow regarding computer guided implantology systems from image acquisition, virtual 3D planning, surgical guide fabrication and guided surgery techniques. It will outline tips and tricks in each step and how to increase the beneﬁts of computer guided surgery through the recent technological advancements leading to optimizing clinical implant success in everyday practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in CBCT Dual Scan technology, this lecture will include comprehensive case presentations and detailed treatment planning sequences for predictable restorative driven implant dentistry.
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.
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.
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.
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