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11. Localized Ridge Augmentation using Titanium Mesh with Alloplast and Simultaneous Implant Placement:
A Case Report
Implant placement in the atrophic anterior part of the maxilla was once a difficult task. Many procedures have been developed over the years for reconstruction of the alveolar ridge to enable implant placement. Alveolar ridge augmentation along with guided bone regeneration has been introduced in recent years to re-establish an appropriate alveolar ridge width. In guided bone regeneration, the quantity of bone regenerated under the membranes has been demonstrated to be directly related to the amount of the space under the membranes. This space can diminish as a result of membrane collapse. To avoid this problem, a new technique of ridge augmentation, which involves the use of a titanium mesh barrier to protect the regenerating tissues and to achieve a rigid fixation of the bone segments is been used.
21. Treatment of a Central Giant Cell Granuloma of the Mandible
Removal and restoration of oral/dental tumors require multidisciplinary treatment planning and are very challenging for the patient, clinician and dental technician. Today CAD/CAM technology and advances in dental technology frequently allow for a successful and predictable treatment outcome for the patient. A multidisciplinary approach to a patient’s surgical and prosthodontic rehabilitation will be presented. The use of a CAD/CAM designed and milled titanium framework and resultant definitive prosthesis will be discussed.
31. The Effects of Reinforcement on the Fracture Rates of Provisional All-On-4 Restorations: A Retrospective Report of 257 Cases Involving 1182 Dental Implants
Immediately loaded full arch dental implant restorations rely on immediately delivered acrylic provisional restorations for esthetics, masticatory function, and cross arch stabilization. These provisional restorations may be in function from 4-12 months prior to delivery of a definitive final restoration. Fracture of the acrylic provisional restoration during the healing phase has been reported anywhere from 11-40% of cases in dental literature. Recent studies have suggested that reinforcement of the provisional restoration with a variety of materials may improve rigidity and decrease fracture rates. The purpose of this retrospective review is to evaluate if reinforcement of immediately loaded full arch transitional dental implant restorations has any effect on fracture rates during the healing phase.
39. Effect of Root Support versus Implant Support on the Biting Force of Attachment Retained Mandibular Overdentures
An overdenture is a complete or removable partial denture that has one or more tooth roots or implants to provide support.1 A very important advantage in natural teeth is the presence of the periodontal ligament PDL, which is the natural mechanism of attachment of the tooth to its socket in the alveolar bone. One of the main functions of the PDL is to provide sensory feedback in the masticatory cycle during chewing. 20 patients were selected ten of which were completely edentulous patients where two implants were installed in the mandibular
canine area. in both groups there was statistically significant increase in biting force after 3 months follow up period.
47. Comparative Analysis of User Generated Online Yelp Reviews for Periodontal Practices in Multiple Metropolitan Markets
Previously published research for a single metropolitan market found that Periodontists fared poorly on the Yelp website in regards to nearly all metrics including average star ratings, number of reviews, review filtering rate, and evaluations by Elite Yelp users. The purpose of the current study was to confirm or refute these findings by expanding the data sets to additional metropolitan markets of varying sizes and geographic locations.
59. Analysis of Online Review Characteristics and Filtering Rates for User Generated Yelp Evaluations of Periodontal Practices in a Major Metropolitan Market
User generated online reviews of businesses have increased dramatically during the past decade. The ability of these reviews to positively influence business revenues has resulted in occasional fraudulent review manipulation. To combat this, online review websites have begun to employ computer algorithms that identify and remove suspected fraudulent reviews. The purpose of this study was to analyze characteristics and filtering rates for user generated Yelp evaluations of dental practices with a specific focus on periodontal practices.