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Addressing Peri-Implantitis

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PERIO UPDATE NEWSLETTER HERE While implant therapy is well-known for its safety and efficacy, not all implants flourish. Whatever the cause, peri-implantitis is a serious threat to implant health and clinicians must be…

Platelet Use in Reducing Rejection Rates

Platelets are cell fragments surrounded by membranes, and their main function is to act with fibrin to stop blood flow in wounds. These fragments also carry special proteins that render them invisible to the immune system. Taking advantage…

A Look at Peri-Implant Disease Classification

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PERIO UPDATE NEWSLETTER HERE Implant therapy is often the treatment of choice when it comes to addressing tooth loss. And for the most part, it is quite successful. However, as dentists are well aware, some implants fail.…

Teeth Hold a Record of Life Events

According to an article in Scientific Reports by Cerrito and colleagues,1 life stresses can produce histologic changes in cementum. The team reached this conclusion after investigating teeth recovered from cadavers of individuals between 25…

Applications for Bioprinting Technology

When dental three-dimensional (3D) printing is mentioned, most dentists think of crowns, habit devices, surgical guides and such — and, in fact, this technology has led to remarkable changes in oral healthcare delivery. However,…

Preparing For the Next Viral Wave

The World Health Organization designated COVID-19 as a pandemic more than two years ago, and government regulations issued in response to this disease have created multiple problems. Based on recent events, many U.S. citizens seem ready to…

Make the Best of the New Normal

The last two years have been unsettled, to say the least. First, COVID-19 turned our professional and personal lives upside down. And just as we were beginning to deal with the long-term changes brought about by the pandemic, the Russians…

Will Omicron Produce Super Immunity?

A Gallup poll concerning American’s opinion of the COVID-19 pandemic was conducted from January 3rd through the 14th of this year. The results show that 20% of respondents feel that, even with the Omicron variant, the situation is…

New Approach to Help Build Immunity

Apparently, an important part of our immune system and its role in the current pandemic have been largely ignored. This system is known as the mucosal associated lymphoid tissues (MALT). In healthy human adults, the MALT system contributes…

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