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Trick of the Trade: Dental Avulsion/Subluxation by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 17 Jan 2012 12:00am It’s a Friday evening shift in the “minor area” of your ED and a young woman who had imbibed a little too much alcohol comes in with an avulsion of her first left upper incisor after falling and striking her face against the ground.  She’s crying because of the event but is otherwise unscathed.  At this point it’s time to take care of t ... Read on »
Paucis Verbis: Dental trauma by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 15 Apr 2011 12:00am How cool is this -- I have talented emergency physicians contributing Paucis Verbis card content! This week features excellent pearls on Dental Trauma by Dr. Hans Rosenberg (University of Ottawa). Here's his recent article in Annals of EM on reimplantation of avulsed teeth ( Emergency management of a traumatic tooth avulsion ). ... Read on »
Apexification after Avulsion by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:50am This 11 year old kid took a fall at the swimming pool and knocked out #8. It was out of his mouth for over an hour. It was re-implanted by his general dentist and splinted for some time. When he came to my office the tooth was still sensitive to pressure, percussion & no response to pulpal testing. I diagnosed it with a necrotic pulp, a ... Read on »
Stem Cells and the Future of Dentistry by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Tue 09 Jul 2013 11:00am Embryonic Stem Cells Stem cells have the ability to transform into different types of cells.  Stems cell hold the key to cell development and cell renewal and repair. Stem cells are derived from two sources. First, embryonic stem cells can be isolated from the inner mass of the blastocyst. These stem cells are considered pl ... Read on »
Are Implants the Future of Dentistry or Just a Step Along the Way? by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Thu 08 Dec 2011 10:18pm The real future in medicine and dentistry is in regenerative therapy. While restorative materials including cements, resins, rubbers, metals, titanium etc. are the best materials we currrently have to replace damaged, diseased or missing teeth, the big picture is to replace damaged tissue with regenerated tissues. The dental pulp stem cell has ... Read on »
Intentional Reimplantation by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 8:20pm Reimplantation of an avulsed tooth is a well known and accepted treatment following a traumatic dental injury. Preservation of vital cells in the periodontal ligament allow reattachment of the tooth in the alveolar socket. Rates of success at 5 years reported in the literature ranges between 70% - 91% (1). The main factors limit ... Read on »
Are you prepared for a dental emergency? by The Medical Traveler Facebook Posted Thu 17 Feb 2011 6:23am February is the National Children's Dental Health Month, and the American Dental Association offers some informative articles to help people attain optimum dental health.  This article poses the question, are you prepared for a dental emergency, and offers some great, specific tips for some of the more typical emergencies we might experience.  ... Read on »
Regenerative Endodontics - New Frontiers in Endodontics by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Mon 29 Mar 2010 8:00am Regenerative endodontics is an exciting new concept that seeks to apply the advances in tissue engineering to the regeneration of the pulp-dentin complex. Multiple case reports have shown the ability for previously necrotic, immature teeth to "regenerate" pulp-like tissue allowing for continued development of the tooth. Traditionally, when an ... Read on »
Loss of Tooth Structure - by Mark Montana DDS by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 01 May 2009 10:17pm This week's Inner Space Seminar, sponsored by Superstition Springs Endodontics, was presented by Dr. Mark Montana. Dr. Montana is a highly recognized prosthodontist practicing out of Tempe, AZ. Dr. Montana's presentation reviewed the many causes of loss of tooth structure including: attrition, abrasion, ablation, abfraction, caries & erosion ... Read on »
Tooth Sensitivity & Whitening, Bleaching & Sensitive Teeth by Dr. Thomas Gibbs Doctor of Dentistry Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:14pm Are you concerned about tooth Sensitivity and discomfort when whitening or bleaching your teeth? There are several causes, and fortunately several cures! Sensitivity is usually caused when gas released by the bleaching process, and the bleaching solution is absorbed into the tooth surface. It is most common in persons with gum recess ... Read on »