March 2, 2016
As a dental practitioner, helping your patient choose the right alignment system from the many available to improve his or her smile can be very daunting. Whatever the patient’s lifestyle, the attributes typically desired are comfort, discreteness and the shortest treatment time possible. Depending on the case, it can sometimes be quite difficult to achieve all of these with one alignment system, as each is designed to achieve very specific and individual movements, and not all are designed to do this for the whole arch.
August 21, 2015
You might think that in fi nancially challenging times the last thing you need is a new member of staff. For a practice to thrive and prosper in a difficult fi nancial climate, however, it has to become more effi cient, more competitive and more profi table. One way to do that is to introduce a treatment coordinator (TC) into the team or if you already have one then to offer appropriate training. This is a re latively new role to the European market, but in the US, where the role is a central part of any practice, it has proven to dramatically add value to the patient experience, reduce in chair time and increase case acceptance.
July 13, 2015
Implant dentistry is an elective restorative treatment solution with a surgical component for dentally fit patients. If properly executed, it is one of the most successful and clinically researched treatment modalities in dentistry. Unfortunately, patients who are not disease-free are being treated with dental implants and, as a result, the litigation rate has risen sharply.
July 3, 2015
In the US over 500,000 implants are placed each year, whilst in the UK that figure was around 140,000 for 2010. The prevalence of peri-implantitis has been reported to be up to 29% most notably in patients whose implants are placed within a partial dentition. This yields a potentially vast number of implants, possibly as many as 185,000 in the US and UK alone that might succumb to some form of peri-implant disease on an annual basis.
June 2, 2015
This afternoon, Prof. Mark Barthold from the University of Adelaide in Australia will be presenting a paper on periodontal medicine as part of the Asia Pacific session at EuroPerio8 in London. In this editorial, written exclusively for Dental Tribune Online, he discusses some of the myriad major advances in periodontology in recent times.