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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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mouth guard

Protection is the Best Prevention: Wear Your Mouth Guard

According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, each year there are 15 millions dental injuries, and 5 millions traumatically lost teeth. Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons are the specialists who are called in to treat broken jaws and loosened teeth, and to replace teeth that have been knocked out. Mouth protectors help prevent injury to the mouth, teeth, lips, cheek …

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Synergy Training Program

Synergy Training Program in Bull Valley

On May 10, the staff Synergy Training Program was held at the Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, IL, and was attended by 150 dental staff members. The STP seminars educate surgeons and restorative dentists on advanced dental planning and treatment. Speaker Jamie Schoessling RDH, spoke on “The Role of the Dental Staff in Implant Dentistry”. The doctors here at …

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Zygomatic Implant Seminar

Zygomatic Implant Seminar

Dr. Bruksch and Dr. Ozment attended a seminar at Alameda County Hospital in Oakland, California on Zygomatic Implants on April 22, 2013. It featured a live surgery seminar conducted by Doctor Edmond Bedrossian, DDS. Dr. Bedrossian has authored articles and textbook chapters on the management of the Zygomatic implant, as well as bone grafting techniques and immediate load protocols. Zygomatic …

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Dr. Bruksch in Panama with Mission Save a Smile

Dr. Bruksch – on a Mission to Save a Smile

Dr. Kurt Bruksch just returned from a fantastic medical mission trip to the San Blas Islands, which are strung out along the Caribbean coast of Panama, South America. He traveled with a team of two dentists, 4 dental students and interpreters to provide much needed care and education to the Kuna people of Achutupu.  The trip was organized through Mission …

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Peaceful steps of iv sedation

IV Sedation in the Oral Surgery Office

For most people, the thought of surgery is a classic anxiety producer.  It is natural to fear the unknown, and wonder whether a procedure will hurt.  The good news is that today’s technology makes it possible to perform complex surgeries in our office setting with little or no discomfort to the patient. Since the earliest days of oral & maxillofacial …

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AES Meeting 2013

AES Meeting 2013

Dr. Kurt Bruksch recently attended the American Equilibration Society meeting with his dental study club. Several nationally renowned speakers presented at the meeting. Doctors Terry Tanaka, Larry Wolford, Bill Arnett spoke about Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ), and Doctors Carl Misch and Dan Spagnoli discussed positioning of dental implants and tissue engineering. The American Equilibration Society, or AES, is a service …

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Synergy Training Program

Graduate Synergy Training Program

Study Club met on February 1, 2013, for the 3i Biomet Graduate Synergy Training Program.  The program offers interactive education and comprehensive training in all aspects of restorative implant dentistry. Guest speaker Dr. Smith of Prosthodontics Atlanta demonstrated fabrication of immediate temporary implant restoration. During the first half of the session, treatment planning and case presentations were discussed.  Part of …

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Dr. Richard and guest speaker Dr. Bradley Purcell

Synergy Training Program

Dr. John Richard and Dr. Brad Purcell discussed advanced dental implant strategy at the Synergy Training Program (STP). Biomet 3i, maker of dental implants, sponsors the program, which runs five times per year. The STP educates our surgeons and restorative dentist colleagues on advanced dental implant planning and treatment. Dr. Brad Purcell, prosthodontist from Columbus, Ohio, was the guest speaker …

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