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Patient-Centered Treatment Planning: Part 1

As part of our formal training to become dentists we are taught to diagnose,...

Recruit, Reward, and Retain: How to Build Hygiene Loyalty to You and Your Practice

Whether you are looking for your first hygienist to take over the prophies you...

Management of the Dental Patient on Anticoagulant Medication

Dental patients taking anticoagulant medication pose a challenge for the clinician. Dentists are often...

Oral Postsurgical Complication in Patient Taking Bisphosphonates

    The patient of a periodontist in private practice in New Orleans developed...

Do All Dentists Use Lasers?

“Do all dentists use lasers?” This is a question I hear daily from patients....

Treating Dental Patients With Eating Disorders

Millions of people in this country, more than 90% of them young women, suffer...

Puppy Dog Sales, Part 2: How to Increase Case Acceptance With Integrity and Professionalism

In Part 1 of this article I discussed dentists’ responsibility to help patients make...

Computerized Occlusal Implant Management With the T-Scan II System: A Case Report

Many clinicians believe that occlusal forces placed on implants can have a deleterious effect...

AlloDerm: An Effective Alternative to Palatal Donor Tissue for Treatment of Gingival Recession

Gingival grafting using palatal donor tissue primarily to increase the zone of attached gingiva...

An Orthopaedic Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint

Problems involving the temporomandi-bular joint (TMJ) have been termed temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Patients with...