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Peri-implant Diseases

This is the first of a five-part newsletter series that discusses etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of peri-implant disease. Peri-implant diseases are defined as disease processes that affect the surrounding tissue of a dental implant. The...

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Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

The association between periodontal disease and dementia conditions have long been known. A recent study published in Sciences Advances* reveals a potential link between Porphyromonas gingivalis and Alzheimer’s disease. P. gingivalis is one of the main pathogens in...

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Treatment of Failing Dental Implants with LAPIP

At this time, a consistently effective and predictable treatment approach or guideline for failing dental implants due to peri-implantitis has not been developed.  Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure (LAPIP) is being used for failing and ailing implants, using...

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Blood Pressure Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) released new guidelines in 2017 that lowers the definition of high blood pressure (BP). These guidelines were established to allow for earlier intervention with lifestyle changes and...

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Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in the United States

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES) reported the most recent statistics on the prevalence of adult periodontal disease in the United States from 2009-2014. Data were collected from over 10,000 U.S. adults over the age of 30. The mean age was...

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New Limits For Opioid Prescriptions in Ohio

New guidelines for opiod prescriptions were approved by Ohio Governor John Kasich, in an attempt to reduce the number of opiates getting into the hands of addicts.  Highlights of Ohio’s new opiate prescribing guidelines and limits for acute pain include: •    No more...

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FDA Advises To Restrict Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Use

In July 2016, the FDA issued safety information about the systemic use of antibacterial drug. fluoroquinolone.  Current fluoroquinolone drugs include: *  Avelox *  Cipro *  Levaquin *  Moxifloxacin *  Ofloxacin An FDA safety review has shown that fluoroquinolones when...

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