NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The edentulous maxilla often presents with a range of challenges and solutions that can be difficult for individual clinicians to navigate. To help them make choices that best utilize current research — and improve the quality and efficiency of patient care — the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) has expanded its current Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) to include management of patients with no teeth in the upper jaw.
BROOKLYN, N.Y., USA: Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, a periodontist and dental implant surgeon from Bayside, N.Y., and president and founding sponsor of Foundation for A Drug Free World of The Americas Chapter, held an interfaith seminar recently on “Effective Drug Tools” with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. They educated religious leaders from all walks of life at the workshop.
In this clinical case are illustrated in a very schematic way some stages of the realization of an upper and lower overdenture on eight implants, four on the upper and four on the lower jaw (Fig. 1). This solution will provide greater stability to the prosthesis during the phonation and the chewing functions, allowing the patient to relate in their social sphere with safety and confidence.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: As children prepare for the start of a new school year, a dental exam should be on the to-do list, according to University of Louisville School of Dentistry. For children entering kindergarten, Kentucky law requires at least a basic dental screening. Regular dental examinations are important to diagnose and treat or prevent oral health problems.
Recipients of the 2016-2017 Osseointegration Foundation (OF) Research Grants were announced at the Academy of Osseointegration’s 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego this spring. Grant recipients are each awarded $30,000 and will present their results at the 2017 AO Annual Meeting, taking place in Orlando, Fla., March 15-18.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: The Nash Institute for Dental Learning, based here, recently launched its new website, located at www.thenashinstitute.com. The site features information about the Nash Institute, background data about Dr. Ross Nash and Debra Englehardt-Nash, the institute’s founders, and schedules for upcoming Institute events.
In the anterior region where esthetics are paramount, certain complications can preclude the use of all-ceramic material. The task then becomes finding a material worthy of the anterior with the durability to meet precise standards. Obsidian Lithium Silicate Ceramic Pressed to Metal (Prismatik Dentalcraft Inc.; Irvine, Calif.) puts an innovative spin on PFMs, with traditional porcelain passed over for lithium silicate ceramic.
The patient goal of shortening orthodontic treatment time is not new. It has only been in the last several years that orthodontists have had practical, cost-efficient options to meet this long-held patient desire. I view offering accelerated treatment as critical to the future success of my practice, particularly at a time when adult starts are outpacing slow growth in overall treatment starts.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., USA: More than 4,000 veterans are back on the road to a healthy mouth, thanks to what is believed to be the largest single-day oral health initiative for veterans in the country. On Saturday, June 25, approximately 2,400 volunteer Aspen Dental dentists and team members from nearly 400 Aspen Dental practices across the U.S. opened their doors and provided 4,159 veterans with the dental care they deserved, completely free of charge.