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Promising Research Predicts Self-Healing Tooth Repair

new dental biomedical technology

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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Time to Think About Mouth Guards

Wear a mouthguard to prevent injury

As the weather gets warmer in the Midwest, spring sports are in full swing with athletes on the fields playing ball. Now is the time to remember that mouth guards are an essential piece of athletic gear that can help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that affect the mouth and teeth. Are you up to date on the facts? See …

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Can Sports Drinks Damage Your Teeth?

sports drinks

It is common knowledge that sugary drinks and foods can lead to tooth decay. But what about sports drinks? A recent study by Australian researchers tested 23 different types of soft drinks and sports drinks, and the results were eye opening. Drinks that were sugar free, but contained acidic additives, and those with low pH levels caused measurable damage to …

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Academy of Osseointegration Celebrates 30 Years

Academy of Osseointegration

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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What to do When a Tooth is Knocked Out

sports injury

7 top tips for for avulsed (knocked out) teeth: 1. Avulsed primary teeth (baby teeth) do not need to be replaced back into the mouth. 2. Avulsed permanent teeth need to be replanted as soon as possible. 3. If the tooth is contaminated, rinse with water. Do not rub to remove debris. 4. Handle tooth only by the crown (top), …

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Managing Dental Injuries Onsite

dental injury on the field

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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Protection is the Best Prevention: Wear Your Mouth Guard

Wearing a 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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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