Archive for February, 2015
Stem cells for sinus lifts?
In the most recent CDA article (Jan 2015) they mentioned a study in Translational medicine (Nov 2014), there is mention of stem cells being used to regenerate new bone in patient’s jaw bone to place dental implants. We have been using stem cells in my practice for the past 2 years to improve the quantity and […]
Dental implants in patients taking Fosamax and similar meds (bisphosphonates)
Dr. Robert Marx recently had a great article in the JIRD on bisphosphonates and how it relates to implants. As some may know, Post-menopausal women make up a significant portion of our patient population seeking dental implants, to replace removable partial or full dentures. This population is also typically on medications, such as bisphosphonates, to treat or prevent […]
No association found between high sugar levels and implants!
In a the most recent volume of the Journal of California Dental Assoc. (CDA) they cites an article in the JADA, where 117 patients with diabetes were followed for one year via HbA1c levels, to determine the success rates of implants. No difference in implant survival was noted in the diabetic patients versus non-diabetic patients after one year. […]