As promised, the finale of the Father of Dentistry, Gordon Christiansen DDS lecture in Vegas last month with techniques for your dental practice.
What have I been up to since? Glad you asked. Had an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy in the same day by Dr. Sal. Could not find a parking space at his surgical center until I saw the sign: “Colonoscopy of the Palm Beaches; Parking in Rear.” Classic.
Is Your Dental Practice up to Date?
Below are some final quotes from the good doctor showing our own dental practice is keeping up with the times. I will address these techniques which we use in our practice in greater detail in future columns.
- “Make use of the No-Cut implant surgical techniques; no scalpel, no stitches, faster healing and less discomfort.”
- “Test the implants with the Osstell device, which lets us know if the implant is failing and how soon we can attached the crowns. In some cases the final crown can be attached to the implant in four weeks, not four months.”
- “If a sinus lift is needed due to insufficient bone for implants in the upper back area of the mouth, a non-invasive technique called the Hiossen CAS System does the trick.”
- “If your gum has receded away from your brand new crowns or veneers, a small gum procedure called the Tarnow technique allows the gum to cover your root surface, saving you form re-doing the dental work.”
- “Fifty percent of kid’s sealants fail in less than five years; get them checked out with an Intra Oral Camera (not X-rays) and re-done if needed.”
Dr. Mitchell Josephs practices Implant, Cosmetic and General Dentistry with an emphasis on implants, porcelain veneers, and complex crown and bridge treatment. He is on staff at JFK Medical Center and is a Faculty Advisory Board member at McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry. He completed his residency at Manhattan’s Beth Israel Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Hospital.