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Test Your Dental Implants with Chewing Gum

Occasionally a small percentage of dental implant patients develop inflammation that could delay healing after dental implants. Bacteria can develop which causes this inflammation. In the future, possibly the next few years, patients can benefit from an affordable and easy method of testing for this bacteria – a new chewing gum based diagnostic test. A pharmaceutical research team at the …

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Increasing the Odds for Dental Implant Success

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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Continuing Education for OMS on Dental Implants

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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Academy of Osseointegration

Academy of Osseointegration Celebrates 30 Years

The Academy of Osseointegration recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with an annual meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Richard attended the meeting, along with staff members Tracey Hein, Allison Hoffmeyer, Jill Kastning, Kayla Kazimour, Cortnee Koop, Katy O’Brien, Missy Pintozzi, and Lindsey Severson. What is osseointegration? It is the process that occurs when bone cells attach themselves to a titanium surface …

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Wearing Dentures to Sleep Increases Risk of Pneumonia

According to a recent study published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research, poor oral health and hygiene are being recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. They have found that those who wore dentures while sleeping were more likely to have increased oral health problems as well as a higher association with pneumonia. Dental …

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Where to go for Dental Implants II: Is the Choice Clear to You?

Part II: Will Franchised Dental Implant Centers be There for You? In Part Two of our look at franchised dental implant centers, we address the problem of taking care of restorations as time goes on. The human mouth is constantly changing. Our teeth go through of lot of wear and tear, from daily chewing and biting, to grinding or clenching. …

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Graduate Synergy Training Program

Summer Graduate Synergy Training 2014

Dr. Adam Ozment, Dr. John Richards, Dr. Ted Hughes, and Dr. Bryan VanOven attended the Graduate Synergy Training Program, sponsored by Biomet 3i, at Geneva National Resort in Lake Geneva, WI. Guest speaker Dr. Bradley Purcell, Prosthodontist from Worthington, Ohio, presented valuable information and led treatment discussion on July 25, 2014. The program focused on implant complications, anterior esthetics, implant …

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Where to go for Dental Implants: Is the Choice Clear to You?

Part I: Revealing the Truth behind franchised Dental Implant Centers. We have all seen those commercials advertising completion of dental implants in a single day. Today we are taking a look at the way Dental Implant Centers advertise their “One Team” advantage. Is this truly advantageous to you? Typically, for the heavily advertised Dental Implant Centers, one team means that …

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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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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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