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Impression issues

dental impression failure

PVS dental impression problems Dental impression problems will arise no matter how experienced you are or what material you use. However, with experience and knowledge the number of issues decreases significantly. Dental impression problems that have to do with materials These can be unavoidable. Perhaps the material was in an area of the office that […]

Dental aerosol evacuation

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Best methods for dental aerosol evacuation Dental aerosol evacuation or reduction is a major issue with the COVID-19 virus and dentists are buying up all kinds of filtration devices without any testing or knowledge of effectiveness. Why is dental aerosol dangerous? Dental aerosols are small droplets which remain suspended in air and consist of blood, […]

ADA codes 2020

ADA dental code 2020 changes

ADA dental code changes for 2020 Information about new ADA code changes for 2020. 2019 codes are in another post. What are the changes this year? A lot of the changes have to do with re-cementing space maintainers or orthodontic appliances and could have been left the same. Many deal with titanium crowns, which I […]

Retrograde peri-implantitis

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Retrograde peri-implantitis of dental implants Retrograde peri-implantitis, or implant periapical lesion, is a radiolucent lesion at the apical portion of a dental implant. Typically one will develop in the first few months post insertion. What is the cause of retrograde peri-implantitis? The cause is bone death and or infection and is multi-factorial. We believe this is […]

Dental pins

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Dental pins, or dentin pins, for crowns and fillings Dental pin use is way down with the widespread use of composite bonding. However, there is still a place that they can be useful. Dental pins for crowns This is probably the most common use today for dental pins. There are times when a tooth has […]

Dental pulp calcification

dental pulp calcification

Causes of dental pulp calcification Dental pulp calcification has several causes.  This page is for dentists to use as a quick reference for the non-traditional reasons, usually a medical condition. What do calcified dental pulp chambers look like? If you are a dentist this section is not important, as I am sure you are well […]

ACADEMY OF DENTISTRY INTERNATIONAL

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Dr. Bryan Bauer was awarded a Fellowship with the Academy Of Dentistry International At a recent dental conference in Honolulu Hawaii Dr. Bryan accepted his Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International. What is the Academy of Dentistry International? The Academy of Dentistry International is the concept of Albert Wasserman, DDS, of San Mateo, California. […]

Enlarged tongue

enlarged tongue

Enlarged tongue An enlarged tongue can be a natural process or a sign of something. This post is simply here to provide a differential diagnosis for those with enlarged tongues. Enlarged tongue differential diagnosis Most will be simply enlarged because the patient has been living without posterior teeth and the tongue has grown to fill […]

Dental volunteer organizations

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Organizations that dentists can volunteer their time to Freedom Day USA, a national Thank You Movement for the members of our military and their immediate families, along with Veterans. Each business participant is providing a thank you gift, in the form of free services, goods, discounts, and various other offers. A complete list of local […]