The bifurcated inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) Bifurcation of the inferior alveolar nerve is a common anatomical variance but can be difficult to detect. How common is a bifurcated IAN? It most likely occurs between 13-37%, which you can find in Yoon Gen Dent 2018. This is a wide range and there is almost certainly going […]
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 […]
What causes initial crestal bone loss from implant surgery? Crestal bone loss from an implant surgery is inevitable. Some of the bone will die from the trauma of the surgery. Where and how much is not totally in our control, but we can to some extent predict high risk areas. Note the crestal bone loss […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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ADA code changes for 2019 The new ADA dental codes are out for 2019! What are the ADA code changes for 2019? There are a few new codes, some revisions, and some codes that are unnecessary IMHO. Diagnostic code changes for 2019 We now have a blood glucose level test code for those of you […]
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. […]
DEA and dental license renewal websites DEA license Check you DEA license expiration date. Change address or DEA license. Mine expires on 7/31/2019. State of Illinois dental license State of Illinois license renewal.
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 […]
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 […]
Dental tourism risks and dental implant dental tourism risks Dental tourism risks are very real and there is no recourse for patients that have bad work or end up with major infections or permanent damage or nerve damage. All on 4 and dental implants are the highest risk of having major problems. Most patients looking […]
Black band on an extracted tooth? A black band on an extracted tooth is most often seen from tetracycline staining. Typically we see it on a wisdom tooth of a young adult or late teen that took acne medication. What causes the black staining on the extracted tooth? The primary cause is tetracycline or similar […]