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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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Dr. John Richard

Graduate Synergy Training Program on Treatments for Dental Implants

Dr. Richard spoke during the Graduate Synergy Training Program in December. The OMS Doctors attended a Biomet 3i Graduate Synergy Training Program in December. Dr. Bradley Purcell was the guest speaker at this event, focusing on educating surgeons and restorative dentists in advanced treatments and techniques for dental implants. Dr. Purcell is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State College …

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Dr. Bruksch and Dr. Ozment

Looking at Advanced Treatments for Oral Surgery Aesthetics

As we head out of the busy summer months and into fall, we look forward to the time of year when more educational events are scheduled. As professionals, we are continually learning about new advancements in our field so that we bring the most current, progressive, leading technology to our patients. Drs. Bruksch and Ozment recently attended an implant program …

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Corrective Jaw Surgery

A Closer Look at Orthognathic Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery is also known as Orthognathic Surgery. In some cases, when the jaws are not aligned correctly, it can affect a person’s ability to eat, speak, breathe or sleep. Severe misalignment can affect a person’s appearance, which can affect a person’s psychological well-being. While an orthodontist can correct the alignment of teeth, a certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon …

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dental injury on the field

Managing Dental Injuries Onsite

When attending your child’s sporting event, or participating as an adult in a sport, how likely is it that a professional will be onsite if there is a dental injury?  Would you know what to do? Responding quickly with the correct procedures can make a difference in managing these emergencies, and is something that parents, athletes, coaches, and caregivers should …

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2013 August Collegegirl

Are You Going Back to School With Your Wisdom Teeth?

September is around the corner, and summer has flown by – did you forget to make an appointment for removal of wisdom teeth?  It’s not too late to look ahead in your schedule and plan now for times when students are on break. The optimal time to remove wisdom teeth is in the mid-teenage years, before the roots have fully …

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