Perio and gum health: Dangerous assumptions
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Smiles don't have expiration dates

Since I wear braces, my interview with Orthodontist Priscilla K. Larson, DMD, really resonated with me. It offered insight into orthodontic treatment for all ages. You are never too old to smile!

This month's article on metabolic syndrome is a must-read. It emphasizes the things we can do to help diagnose the issue and better care for our patients who have it.

Whatever happened to the kiddo with the big bump/bubble on his lip? Conway Jensen, DDS, gives his follow-up on that case. Care to have a go at diagnosing the newest pathology submission? This white lesion could be anything ...

Enjoy summer, friends!

—Stacey L. Simmons, DDS, Editorial Director

To read more articles about all areas of clinical dentistry, visit the Clinical section of DentistryIQ.

Original Articles from Breakthrough Clinical

Smiles are forever: Orthodontic treatment at any age

$subtitles.get($x) Orthodontic treatment is becoming an adjunct for a variety of other procedures, such as creating space for a bridge or implant. Breakthrough Clinical's Editorial Director Stacey Simmons, DDS, interviews Orthodontist Priscilla K. Larson, DMD, who offers fascinating insight into orthodontics, dental treatment ages, and why braces aren't just for teens.

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Metabolic syndrome: Its connection to oral health and how to treat your patients effectively

$subtitles.get($x) Do some of your patients have high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, and/or trouble controlling blood sugar levels? Vicki McManus Peterson, RDH, and Bruce B. Baird, DDS, suggest changes you can make in your practice protocols to help strengthen the systemic health of these patients who are displaying signs of metabolic syndrome by treating their oral health more effectively.

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Oral-Systemic Connection

Periodontal disease and gum health: It's dangerous to assume we're doing everything we can for our patients

$subtitles.get($x) How does your practice measure up in comprehensively treating periodontal disease and gum health? Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS, says it's not until patients start comparing their dental care experiences that the lack of care becomes apparent to one of them. How can you keep your patients from getting shortchanged?

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Pathology and Diagnosis

Breakthrough Clinical oral pathology case: No. 28

$subtitles.get($x) Breakthrough Clinical's Editorial Director Stacey Simmons, DDS, describes the case of a patient who presented for her recare exam, unaware of a 9x6 mm oral lesion. Read more details about this pathology case to see if you can diagnose this white lesion.

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Diagnosis and treatment for Breakthrough Clinical oral pathology case: No. 27

$subtitles.get($x) This is the case of a six-year-old who presented with a 7 mm-plus soft, exophytic, dome-like lesion on the lower lip. The child has a habit of lip biting. Mom reported: "He will bite the bubble and it pops with lots of liquid, but it grows again." Conway Jensen, DDS, has a likely—instead of a definitive—diagnosis for the lesion, and here's why.

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Resources and CE

Recharged ownership in a couple of days' work

$subtitles.get($x) Running a practice got you burnt out, stressed, and faded? Dental Economics is here to help! Recharge your business batteries at our Principles of Practice Management conference, July 20–21 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Watch this video by Chris Salierno, DDS, to learn more!

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DE Study Club webinar: Earn 1 free CE credit from 6/28–7/28

$subtitles.get($x) "Benefits & Best Practices of Removing Crown & Bridge Restorations for Endodontic Treatments," presented by Robert D. Westerman, DDS, will discuss cases where endodontics is indicated and necessary on teeth that support fixed crown and bridge restorations. This CE webinar is supported in part through an unrestricted educational grant by Hager Worldwide. Register now.

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