A Review of Implant Screw Fractures: Causes and Their Methods of Retrieval

Please visit the following link for the article that was published in the Oral Health Journal Nov 2017 A Review of Implant Screw Fractures- Causes and Their Methods of Retrieval Please check out my other posts too.  Thanks for reading!
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What is the Phase 1 of Your Prosthodontic Treatment Plan?

In treatment planning, the concept of phasing your treatment is not new. For example, in periodontics, after the initial examination and diagnosis, phase 1 therapy often involves a sanative phase of basic scaling and root planning, a review of oral hygiene and an identification and mo
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When Do I Decide to Order A CT Scan?

I love the summer. It’s one of the seasons that I can enjoy the outdoors. It is also one of the seasons that many of my out of town friends tend to come back to Toronto for a visit and so many great get-togethers are happening this year. So I apologize for the lack of activity on my b
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Diagnostic Wax Up and Tooth Set Up: A Valuable Skill in Prosthetic Dentistry

Going through a prosthodontic residency program at the University of Pittsburgh, I was pretty lucky that I was exposed to a wide variety of prosthodontists, scientists and surgeons trained with different background and philosophies.  Also, fortunately, my program director, Dr. John (Y
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The Power of Acrylic Dentures

As a prosthodontist, many people really have no idea what I do. However, when I say that I am a dentist, then they know that I look at teeth. But what I really like to tell them is that I change peoples’ life by giving them back their smile, by restoring their self-esteem and allowing
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Implant Restoration in the Anterior Esthetic Zone

Whether it is from trauma, infection or congenital reason, when front teeth are missing or non restorable, unlike any other area, there is a strong desire for the patient to replace them.  And many times, the most suitable treatment option often involves the use of dental implants. To
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Minimizing Implant Prosthetic Complications-Other Considerations

Since I started writing these posts, I saw in increase in referral from my colleagues with implant related complications.  Many of their patients have received treatment outside North America with different implant systems and treatment philosophies.  As I am seeing more of these comp
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Occlusal Considerations in Implant Restorations

Whenever there is a prosthetic complication in implant restorations, it can be frustrating for both the dentist and the patient. I started my initial post with describing how I deal with broken implant screws. Then I followed up with a post describing possible causes for broken screws
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How Accessible are Your Implants?

Whether you have been working with implants for many years or you are just starting to offer this service in your practice, one of the things you will soon realize that sometimes the level of difficulty of the case has nothing to do with how many implants you are restoring or what typ
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