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MCDS Features Wellness Presentation

McHenry County Dental Society held their monthly meeting at Crystal Lake Country Club on September 9, 2014. Guest speaker Shannon Watley, D.O. gave a wellness presentation, discussing nutrition and the benefits of a plant based diet. She believes that in order to find the path to our ideal body weight and desired health destiny, we need to get back to …

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Patient Safety

Patient Safety in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

All of the doctors in our practice, along with our professional colleagues, participate in team meetings and collaborative thinking, which creates a “Culture of Safety”. Patient safety is the number one priority. We frequently reevaluate our policies and procedures to determine what is working and what needs improvement. Every person working in our office is a part of the team, …

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Graduate Synergy Training Program

Summer Graduate Synergy Training 2014

Dr. Adam Ozment, Dr. John Richards, Dr. Ted Hughes, and Dr. Bryan VanOven attended the Graduate Synergy Training Program, sponsored by Biomet 3i, at Geneva National Resort in Lake Geneva, WI. Guest speaker Dr. Bradley Purcell, Prosthodontist from Worthington, Ohio, presented valuable information and led treatment discussion on July 25, 2014. The program focused on implant complications, anterior esthetics, implant …

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Stem cells from wisdom teeth

Wisdom Teeth: Your Personal Stem Cell Repository

Research is making strides every day for the use of stem cells in assisting with many medical conditions. Adult stem cells can generate a range of cell types that can grow into any type of cell in the human body, and can be used to naturally repair your body and treat diseases. Researchers have found that the soft pulp inside …

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one team for dental implants

Where to go for Dental Implants: Is the Choice Clear to You?

Part I: Revealing the Truth behind franchised Dental Implant Centers. We have all seen those commercials advertising completion of dental implants in a single day. Today we are taking a look at the way Dental Implant Centers advertise their “One Team” advantage. Is this truly advantageous to you? Typically, for the heavily advertised Dental Implant Centers, one team means that …

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sports injury

What to do When a Tooth is Knocked Out

7 top tips for for avulsed (knocked out) teeth: 1. Avulsed primary teeth (baby teeth) do not need to be replaced back into the mouth. 2. Avulsed permanent teeth need to be replanted as soon as possible. 3. If the tooth is contaminated, rinse with water. Do not rub to remove debris. 4. Handle tooth only by the crown (top), …

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ACLS Training

Training for Medical Emergencies

Doctors Ozment and Bruksch attended the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training and Testing program.  It was presented by the Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and held in Oak Brook, IL on March 3 & 4, 2014. Seventeen of our OMS staff members also attended this training. ACLS refers to a set of clinical interventions for the urgent …

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AES 59th Annual Meeting

Attending the American Equilibration Society Meeting

Dr. Kurt Bruksch sent us this photo, from the American Equilibration Society lecture on Progressive Implant Dentistry. He recently attended the AES 59th Annual Meeting, titled Occlusion:  The Bigger Picture . . . And Beyond.  It was held Feb. 19 – 20, 2014 at the Chicago Downtown Marriott. “AES is the largest organization in the world  that deals with the …

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Masters Synergy Training Program

Treatment Planning for Dental Implants

The OMS doctors recently attended another session of the Masters Synergy Training Program, at Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, Illinois, on January 22, 2013. They enjoyed an educational session lead by Dr. Wael Garine of Jupiter, Florida. Dr. Garine’s specialty is Prosthodontics, and his research in implant dentistry has received several awards. He was ranked first by the American …

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soup after oral surgery

Nutrition and Oral Surgery

Nutrition, at its most basic definition, is the fluids and foods we need to survive.  After surgical procedures, it is important to meet nutritional needs in order to facilitate optimal healing. The single most important nutrient is water.  Generally, adults should drink six to eight glasses of water per day. After oral surgery, patients should avoid carbonated beverages, should not …

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