Which feels more true: a memoir told in fits and starts, stutters and sighs, a blend of sensual details and analytic asides? Or one that hews to the conventions of narrative with a beginning, middle and end? All memoirists know order is a contrivance, but readers also rely on the writer to create art by [...] ... [Read article]Mar 7, 2014 09:04 PM
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I placed an implant on #13 [maxillary left second premolar; 25] about a year ago without any complications. The implant appeared to be fully integrated without any signs of disease. The abutment screw is torqued down completely and is as solid as a rock. Radiographically all signs are normal. But as soon as I inserted the prosthetic component, the patient start complaining of pain at the site of the implant. Distance from the implant to sinus is 2-2.5mm. There is no evidence of intraoral swelling or erythema at the implant site and no inflammation. There is impingement on the gingiva and the occlusion had been relieved. I removed the crown and replace it with the healing cap.
I have a 68-year old male patient. He has 3 implants installed two years ago and patient is very satisfied. The patient now requires implants in left posterior maxilla, where the bone height is less than 5mm, bone classification is D3. The patient has excellent oral hygiene and there are no health issues. [...] ... [Read article]Mar 1, 2014 12:10 PM
I was introduced to pop — soda for you Southerners — at a young age. My parents used it as a treat, like birthday cake. As I got older, I remember having pop around the house all the time. As a kid, my drink of choice was Mountain Dew. I loved the taste of an ice cold [...] ... [Read article]Feb 16, 2014 10:50 AM
If you could improve the health of mothers and babies in Virginia for the cost of a dental cleaning, wouldn’t you say yes? Virginia’s General Assembly is currently deciding the issue, and we need to make sure the legislators say yes, too. It seems like an easy decision, especially when comparing the cost of preventive dental [...] ... [Read article]Feb 15, 2014 07:49 AM