The Use of Stem Cells in Dental Implant Site Development

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The use of stem cells in dental implant site development ByJulio A. Carrion, DMD, PhD The placement of dental implants in a prosthetically ideal position is often challenged by the lack of sufficient alveolar bone. Therefore, augmentation of the insufficient bone volume prior to or at the time of implant placement is often required to attain a long-term function and esthetic result. Alveolar ridge deficiencies…

American Dental Association shares its position on dental X-rays

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American Dental Association shares its position on dental X-rays CHICAGO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Dental Association (ADA) is aware of a recent study that associates yearly or more frequent dental X-rays to an increased risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor. The ADA’s long-standing position is that dentists should order dental X-rays for patients only when necessary for diagnosis and treatment.…