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Nonsurgical Versus Surgical Endodontic Retreatment: “How Do I Choose?”

The purpose of endodontics is to prevent or cure lesions of endodontic origin. Endodontic...

Overview of New ADA CDT 2007-2008 Codes

The ADA coding system undergoes updating and revision periodically. Up until 2000, updates were...

An Expedited Procedure for Augmenting the Alveolar Ridge

Loss of height and/or width of the alveolar ridge may result from a number...

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...