5 things we do in dentistry that don’t make sense
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Top factors leading to dental implant abutment/implant fixture misfit: The dreaded macrogap

Because dental implant componentry is composed of machined parts, implant abutments and fixtures are designed to be mated with minimal vertical misfit between abutment and platform.

The threshold used to determine acceptable misfit becomes semantics when a “microgap” becomes a “macrogap” due to unforeseen factors. When bacteria are able to colonize a macrogap, implant failure can result due to biologic failure, such as peri-implantitis. In addition, misfit can lead to mechanical failure of the implant system because of factors such as screw fracture and/or implant fracture.

Find out more about the six things that can cause implant abutment misfit so you can prevent these failures from occurring.

Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

Original from Perio-Implant Advisory

5 routine things we do in the dental profession that do not make sense

$subtitles.get($x) B. Michelle Strange, RDH, MSDH, talks about five areas that have become routine in the dental profession that, when analyzed, are ludicrous. Strange says, “If the recommendations that we give patients time and time again are not producing needed results, why continue to give them?”

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From the Academy of Osseointegration

AO Orlando preview: Dental clinicians need to redefine beauty

$subtitles.get($x) Dr. Jill Helms says, “Dental clinicians often play instrumental roles in restoring the integrity of a patient’s face; they also are in a unique position to help their patients appreciate the internal beauty as well. Find out more about her keynote presentation, titled "Beauty Reconsidered," for the Academy of Osseointegration’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando.

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AO Orlando preview: The sinus floor bone graft--understanding when, how, and if

$subtitles.get($x) The state of the science of the sinus floor bone graft is not settled. Dr. Ole Jensen will highlight the five areas of significant change that have informed our thinking over the last 20 years since the Sinus Consensus Conference of 1996. His "Sinus Consensus Update Session" will be part of the upcoming Academy of Osseointegration's 2017 annual meeting in Orlando.

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AO Orlando preview: Dr. Arturo Llobell helps young clinicians avoid surprises in implant dentistry

$subtitles.get($x) In a Q&A with the Academy of Osseointegration, #AOOrlando presenter Dr. Arturo Llobell previews the Young Clinicians’ Series, where he will set a clear roadbook for predictability in implant dentistry, specifically when facing complex full-arch dental implant rehabilitations.

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AO Orlando preview: Enthusiasm grows for Latin America focus

$subtitles.get($x) As Latin America is the focus of the Academy of Osseointegration's (AO’s) annual meeting this year, Dr. Hector Sarmiento looks forward to dentists from our neighbors to the south sharing their insights and experience of implant dentistry while offering new perspectives in clinical procedures and new ways to care for patients, particularly their focus on treating peri-implantitis.

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