Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 06 March 2013 21:04
Dr. Craig Buntemeyer and hygienists Selena Murtaugh and Candice DeHues of Tulsa, Oklahoma received the Orkos Award for successfully treating a patient with severe gum disease using minimally invasive dentistry. The patient had not seen a dentist for several years and presented with deep pockets and very inflamed gum tissue. At the initial exam, 100% of all the patient’s pockets were bleeding and 74% of all pockets were deeper than the normal 1-3mm depths. The conservative and effective minimally invasive approach helped the patient avoid surgery and arrested the disease.