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Until recently, the relationship between genetic disorders and periodontal diseases was unclear. As our understanding of the underlying mechanisms and systemic pathophysiology of numerous genetic disorders broadens, new research has uncovered a…


  • Nicole Fortune, RDH, MBA
  • Melissa A. Obrotka, BA, RDH, ICP
  • Timothy J. Hempton, DDS

Perio Articles

Three-Dimensional Imaging in Periodontal and Implant Therapy

Dental applications for three-dimensional (3D) cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) are numerous and include periodontal care and implant therapy, where 3D scans can serve as adjuncts that support successful long-term outcomes. But, like any imaging modality, CBCT is not indicated for every patient and case. For perspective on how cone beam scanning fits into periodontics and implantology, we asked oral and maxillofacial surgeon Douglas W. Beals, DDS, MS, of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale,…

7 Habits of Successful Implant Restorative Dentists

This short series will explore clinical considerations and techniques to ensure long-term success in dental implants restored with cemented appliances.

Understanding And Managing Gingival Recession

Proper prevention, treatment and maintenance are integral to achieving positive outcomes for patients with gingival recession.

Decision Points in Periodontal Therapy

Advances within the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology/European Federation of Periodontology classification system will help clinicians formulate effective treatment plans for periodontal care.

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