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More Insight into Oral Cancer Risks

oral cancer prevention

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

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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

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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

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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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Why Look for a Board Certified Surgeon?

Diplomates of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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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Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

2016 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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Dental Emergency? There will be an App for That!

Phone app for dental emergency

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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Opioid Awareness

Patient Safety

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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Continuing Education for OMS on Dental Implants

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At our OMS offices in Crystal Lake, Lake Geneva, Huntley, and Burlington, we know that continuing education is critical. We look forward to our upcoming implant seminar at the end of September to review the latest restorative choices for dental implants. It has been over 50 years since professor Branemark placed the first root form implant. Over the years, this …

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Promising Research Predicts Self-Healing Tooth Repair

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Researchers at Harvard University are working on materials that could forever change tooth repair. They have developed new regenerative dental fillings that use the stem cells inside your teeth to repair tissue. These fillings, made of synthetic biomaterials, could be inserted after the pulp of the tooth and nerve are removed during a root canal procedure. The new materials stimulate …

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Doctors Robert K. Conlon, Kurt E. Bruksch, Adam M. Ozment, John J. Richard, Ted A. Hughes and Bryan J. VanOven
Crystal Lake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Lake Geneva Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Huntley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Burlington Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Our offices have been proud to serve our communities in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin for over 40 years.

Diplomates American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

All on Four Dental Implants
Apicoectomy
Bone Grafting
Bone Morphogenic Protein
Botox Costmetic Treatments
BRONJ
Cleft Lip & Palate
Dental Implants

DIEM Dental Implants
Cone Beam Scan for Dental Implants
CT Scanner and 3D Imaging
Distraction Osteogenesis
Facial Rejuvenation
Facial Trauma
Immediate Load Dental Implants
Impacted Canines

Intravenous (IV) Sedation
Juvederm Injections
Mole Removal
Nerve Repositioning
Oral Pathology (Cancer)
Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
Platelet Rich Plasma
Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Ridge Expansion
Single Tooth Dental Implants
Sinus Elevation
Sleep Apnea
Teeth in a Day Dental Implants
TMJ Disorders
Wisdom Teeth
Zygomatic Implants

ORAL SURGEONS CONLON, BRUKSCH, OZMENT, RICHARD, HUGHES, AND VANOVEN SERVICE THE
COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING THEIR PRACTICES IN CRYSTAL LAKE, LAKE GENEVA, HUNTLEY AND BURLINGTON:

McHenry, IL
Johnsburg, IL
Spring Grove, IL
Marengo, IL
Woodstock, IL
Harvard, IL
Richmond, IL

Algonquin, IL
Lake in the Hills, IL
Cary, IL
Alden, IL
Hebron, IL
Wonder Lake, IL
Prairie Grove, IL

Twin Lakes, WI
Delevan , WI
Elkhorn, WI
Twin Lakes, WI
Union Grove, WI
East Troy, WI

Crystal Lake Oral Surgery
690 N. Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Phone: 815-459-5600
Fax: 815-459-5601

Lake Geneva Oral Surgery
312 Center St.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: 262-248-8766
Fax: 262-248-6790

Huntley Oral Surgery
11650 S. Route 47
Huntley, IL 60142
Phone: 847-669-2900
Fax: 847-669-2620I

Burlington Oral Surgery
190 Gardner Ave., Suite 8
Burlington, WI 53105
Phone: 262-763-8101
Fax: 262-763-8103I