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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis is a gum infection that can result in tooth loss. It has previously been established that there is a connection between being diabetic and having a higher risk of periodontitis. Now, new research from University of Pennsylvania is shedding some light on the reason for this connection. Researchers used a mouse model to experiment, focusing on the bacteria within …

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Medication Preference After Oral Surgery

As opioid abuse continues making headlines, doctors are being more proactive in discussing pain management and opioid alternatives after oral surgery. A national survey recently conducted by Pacira Pharmaceuticals showed that more than 7 in 10 oral surgery patients would opt for a non-opioid medication for their pain. The majority of patients wanted the chance to discuss pain management prior …

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oral cancer prevention

More Insight into Oral Cancer Risks

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and it is concerning that oral cancer is a life-threatening disease with an overall 5 year survival rate of 60%. It has been established that there are higher risks of cancer attributed to alcohol and tobacco use. The good news is that if detected early, survival rates are 80 – 90%. If your lifestyle …

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Increasing the Odds for Dental Implant Success

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal have been looking into the way that existing bone accepts dental implants. Implants are placed into the jawbone, actually fusing to the bone to create a strong base, resulting in a replacement tooth that feels and looks natural. The first part of the study found that beta blockers, drugs which many people take to …

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The American Equilibration Society Annual Meeting 2017

AES held their 62nd annual Scientific Meeting on February 21-23, 2017 at the Chicago Downtown Marriott. “AES is the leading organization of dental professionals advancing the science and clinical application of knowledge in Occlusion, TMD, and Comprehensive Oral Care for the well-being of those we serve.” ~aes-tmj.org This year’s event consisted of workshops introducing the latest scientific advancements in the …

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Upcoming Year of AAOMS Events

As members of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we have excellent support for our oral surgery practice through AAOMS education, research and advocacy. Meetings, seminars, courses and workshops are offered throughout the year, with the 99th Annual Meeting taking place in San Francisco. What is in store for 2017? These are some of the topics this year: …

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Diplomates of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Why Look for a Board Certified Surgeon?

At Crystal Lake/Lake Geneva/Huntley/Burlington OMS, we advertise ourselves as “Diplomates of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery”. Have you ever wondered what it means to be a Diplomate? All practicing surgeons must be licensed to offer their services to patients. However, Board Certified doctors are recognized as having achieved, and continue to maintain, the highest standards within their …

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2016 Great American Smokeout

Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

November 17 is the date for the Great American Smokeout, when you can get moral support around the country to make the step toward better health. New research by The Oral Health Foundation https://www.dentalhealth.org/news/details/941 shows that as few as 40% of us are able to recognize changes in the mouth that are related to oral cancer, such as non-healing mouth …

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Mobile app for dental emergencies

Dental Emergency? There will be an app for that!

The cover of the Journal of the American Dental Association in October 2016 features a prototype mobile application that will assist in managing dental emergencies. Their research shows evidence that dental emergencies are likely to occur when preferred care is less accessible, such as while on vacation. Further complicating things, often there are communication barriers or language barriers if the …

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Patient Safety

Opioid Awareness

In March of 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines regarding opioid prescriptions. More than 40 Americans die every day from prescription pain reliever overdoses. There is currently an epidemic of overuse, and physicians who prescribe these drugs should be aware of this, as well as helping patients to be aware of the dangers. As …

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