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June 15, 2017

See A Daring Dentist Help A Tiger With A Toothache!

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My what big teeth you have!

If you think Dr. Wahl handles impressive feats in dentistry, wait until you see what Dr. Justin Boorstein did. A 300 pound tiger named Priya was recently rescued in Colorado and in need of root canal therapy.

Follow the link to read about the challenges Dr. Boorstein faced treating such a fierce and pawsome patient. And be sure to check out the 360 degree views of the inside of Priya’s mouth and her supersized teeth!

Originally published by USA Today.

June 12, 2017

Antibiotics Deemed Unnecessary for Healthy Dental Implant Patients | Dentistry Today

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Dental implants are becoming more commonplace in prosthodontic treatment. In fact, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that 3 million people in the United States have dental implants, and that number is growing by 500,000 each year. Also, these implants have a 98% success rate. And since these procedures are surgical in nature, infection is a key concern, prompting many dentists to include antibiotics as part of the treatment.

But antimicrobial resistance also is a potential danger. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that at least 23,000 people in the United States die each year due to bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. A team of Australian researchers, then, set out to see if there is any consensus for antibiotic prescriptions for healthy patients undergoing implant placement, finding that such usage does not improve clinical outcomes.

In their study, “Is There a Consensus on Antibiotic Usage for Dental Implant Placement in Healthy Patients?” published by the Australian Dental Journal, these researchers concluded that implant practitioners should apply principles of antimicrobial stewardship and not use antibiotics as a routine measure in healthy patients. Alex (Joon Soo) Park, BPharm, one of the researchers and a student at the University of Western Australia School of Dentistry, recently shared their insights with Dentistry Today.