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To Floss, or Not to Floss?

Dental Flossing – Beneficial to Good Oral Hygiene? Despite recent stories from various media outlets and blog sites, including the New York Times, Associated Press and The Guardian, in which they questioned the benefits of using dental floss, stating that there is no clear correlation between dental flossing and good oral hygiene, the American Dental Association (ADA) [ Read More… ]

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BIOMET 3i Tapered Implant System

BIOMET 3i Tapered Implant System The BIOMET 3i Tapered Implant System: Placement In Dense Bone By Alan Meltzer, DMD, MScD, Voorhees, NJ, USA The specifications of the BIOMET 3i Tapered Implant and the corresponding Quad Shaping Drills (QSDs) and Depth and Direction Indicators (NTDIs) are held to rigorous tolerances, which is intended to provide a [ Read More… ]

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Encode® Impression System – Clinician Procedure

Encode® Impression System – Clinician Procedure SURGEON 1. Select an Encode Healing Abutment with the appropriate restorative platform diameter, Emergence Profile (EP) and collar height. NOTE: Use tall Encode Healing Abutments. The height of the abutment collar, not including the domed occlusal portion, should extend 2mm above the soft tissue (1mm minimum) on all sides [ Read More… ]

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Pressure Necrosis and Osseointegration

Introduction The purpose of this paper is to discuss the risks and benefits of high insertion torque and its perceived correlation to the phenomenon called osseous pressure necrosis. Current evidence has not shown that properly applied high insertion torque leads to pressure necrosis when using the BIOMET 3i Tapered Implant System. Background As implant dentistry [ Read More… ]

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Immediate Occlusal Loading of Dental Implants

IMMEDIATE OCCLUSAL LOADING (IOL) OF DENTAL IMPLANTS: Predictable Results Through DIEM Guidelines Richard J. Lazzara, DMD, MScD Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS Alan Meltzer, DDS, MScD Craig Misch, DDS, MDS Stephan Porter, DDS, MSD, MS Robert del Castillo, DMD Ronnie J. Goene, DDS PDF Download Abstract: For years, dental implants have been loaded immediately upon implant [ Read More… ]

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3i Clinical Case Report

3i Clinical Case Report: GRAFTING OF THE POSTERIOR MAXILLA FOR PREPARTION OF IMPLANT PLACEMENT By Alan M. Meltzer DMD, MScD PDF Download About the Author: Alan M. Meltzer DMD, MScD is a graduate of the school of Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He received his certificate of Periodontics at Boston University. Dr. [ Read More… ]

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Health Spotlight: Dental Profiles: February 2010

Health Spotlight: Dental Profiles: February 2010 from: phillymag.com / February 2010 Alan M. Meltzer, D.M.D., M.Sc.D. Staffordshire Professional Center 1307 White Horse Road, Building B Voorhees, New Jersey 08043 856-772-9444 www.dralanmeltzer.com Dr. Alan M. Meltzer received his D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He later received his certificate in Periodontics and his M.Sc.D. degree from [ Read More… ]

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Risk for Implant Failure in Patients Who Smoke

A Meta-Analysis Evaluating the Risk for Implant Failure in Patients Who Smoke Crawford A. Bain, BDS, DDS, MSEd Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Postgraduate Dental Care University of Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland Dietmar Weng, DMD Associate Professor University of Wuerzburg Germany Alan Meltzer, DMD, MScD Private Practice Voorhees, NJ Sean S. Kohles, PhD Director Kohles Bioengineering [ Read More… ]

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Osseotite NT Implants for Optimal Stability and Aesthetics

Osseotite NT Implants for Optimal Stability and Aesthetics Alan Meltzer,DMD, MScD PDF Download The success and predictability of implant therapy have significantly expanded the range of treatment options available for fully and partially edentulous patients. As a result of the continued evolution of surgical protocols, material technologies, and implant designs, tapered implants represent the standard [ Read More… ]

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Placement of a PREVAIL Implant in the posterior region

Placement of a PREVAIL Implant in the posterior region: a case presentation Author_ Alan Meltzer USA PDF Download _Initial patient presentation A 50-year-old female patient presented with bone loss in the mandibular right posterior quadrant. The teeth in this quadrant present with questionable-to-hopeless long term prognosis. The patient desired a fixed restoration to replace her [ Read More… ]

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