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

Perio Articles

Reducing the Risk of Implant-Abutment Screw Loosening

Dentists can minimize the risk of this common complication by understanding how the screw joint works — and ways to control the forces working against it.

Soft Tissue Graft Alternatives for Treating Mucogingival Defects

While autogenous soft tissue grafts remain the gold standard, non-autogenous graft alternatives show promise for treating mucogingival defects.

Maximizing Dental Implant Longevity

The proper selection of implant components and regular maintenance are critical to the long-term success of implant therapy.

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,…

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