Oral Surgery Information for Dentists

The following information is for dentists and other medical professionals.

Vaping Update Interim Policy

On December 19th, the American Dental Association (ADA) announced a new interim policy on vaping, calling for a total ban on vaping products that aren’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for tobacco cessation purposes.   The policy states that the ADA:   Urgently advocate for regulatory, legislative, and/or legal action at the[...]

Vaping from a Dental Perspective

By Dr. David Miller DDS We all are aware of the dangerous effects of traditional tobacco methods, use among middle and high school students has been steadily decreasing since 2014. However, since the introduction of the e-cigarette, that number is now increasing, and it is estimated that one in five high school students may now[...]

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer kills one American every hour of every day, according to the National Cancer Institute. The death is higher than many better known cancers such as melanoma. Only 50 percent of those diagnosed with oral cancer will survive more than five years. Early detection of oral cancer offers the best chance of survival, yet[...]

Preventing gum disease may help avoid Alzheimer’s

People may be able to avoid — or at the very least, delay — Alzheimer’s by avoiding gum (periodontal) disease, among other healthy lifestyle measures such as increasing exercise and drinking fruit and vegetable juice. According to a recent Washington Post article, new research suggests that even though family history may predispose a person to developing[...]

Do you know what Endentulism is?

Endentulism is tooth loss that typically affects adults and seniors.  . Twenty-five percent of seniors older than 60 are completely toothless, according to a study in the International Journal of Dentistry. Roughly 40 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. These numbers are[...]

Make Your Denture Patients Happier

Dental implantology is an important component of modern dentistry. Increasing experience and research have demonstrated the predictability of dental implants, and more dentists are becoming involved in their use. While traditional fixed or removable prostheses can offer viable treatment solutions in many cases, often implants are the treatment of choice. Approximately forty million Americans are[...]

What To Do With Wisdom Teeth – Third Molars

Whether or not your patients need to have their wisdom teeth removed can sometimes be a difficult question. Many times the third molars cause distinct clinical problems and there is an urgent need to have them removed.  Other times the symptoms can be more subtle and it is not obvious if the third molars are causing[...]

Oral Lesions

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of oral lesions. There are a large variety of lesions that can develop in a patient’s mouth. From minor sores to large ulcerations, from small bumps to large growths, or various discolorations of the tissues, your patient will want to know what it[...]

Third Molar Transplant

Report of a Case C.Q., a 21 year old female, was referred by her dentist to evaluate her mandibular first molars. She stated that she has been having problems with these teeth for several years. Teeth #’s 19 and 30 were previously treated with root canal therapy and had posts and crowns. At the time of[...]

Dental Implants for Replacing Missing Teeth

More patients are seeking viable solutions to replacing missing teeth with implants Dental implantology is an important component of modern dentistry. Increasing experience and research have demonstrated the predictability of dental implants, and more dentists are becoming involved in their use. While in many cases traditional fixed or removable prostheses can offer viable treatment solutions,[...]