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Dental Micro-Endoscope for Definitive Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Live videos of removing calculus on the root surface. Live video of calculus in furcation Live video of removing calculus from the periodontal pocket Prepared by: If you are looking for a practice that prioritizes their patient care by utilizing the latest in technology Implant and Perio Center of Kansas is the premier location in Wichita!
Effectiveness of Using the Perioscope as an Adjunct to Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
"This randomized controlled trial of 38 patients evaluated the clinical efficacy of periodontal endoscopy using a perioscope in root surface debridement (RSD; n = 19) compared with RSD only (n = 19)." STUDY'S EXPERT COMMENTARY BY DanielleRulliDHSc, MS, RDH: Although scaling and root planing is the gold standard in non-surgical periodontal therapy (NSPT), lack of direct visualization of the root, anatomical challenges, pocket depth, and subjectivity in tactile detection often result in residual subgingival calculus deposits, which can result in the need for periodontal surgery. Periodontal endoscopy was developed in an attempt to overcome these challenges. Periodontal endoscopy is based on fiber-optic technology that enables real-time visualization of the root surface with 40–100× magnification without requiring surgery. Several studies have reported improvements in inflammatory and clinical outcomes using endoscope-guided NSPT. However, the majority of studies have not included radiographic assessment as a clinical endpoint. In this randomized clinical trial, NSPT was performed for 90 minutes in each group. The control group received traditional NSPT, whereas the test group received endoscope-guided NSPT. This study reflects the previous literature where endoscope-guided NSPT resulted in more long-term and sustained improvements in probing pocket depths, bleeding on probing, and plaque index. Additionally, this study found that endoscope-guided NSPT resulted in higher levels of bone regeneration overall and in multi-rooted teeth. Endoscope-guided NSPT appears to remove some of the inherent challenges observed in traditional NSPT, resulting in improved non-surgical outcomes. Read more about the study here: https://www.practiceupdate.com/content/effectiveness-of-using-the-perioscope-as-an-adjunct-to-nonsurgical-periodontal-therapy/136193/65/23/1
Clinical Decision Points as Guidelines for Periodontal Therapy
Want a clear and advanced breakdown of the different stages of periodontal disease and its treatment? Look no further! "The advanced features of the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology/ European Federation of Periodontology classification system will help oral health professionals formulate effective treatment plans for patients in need of periodontal therapy." Read the full article below!
Dental Offices CAN Bill Medical Insurance!
"Dentistry is the only medical specialty that can bill both dental and medical," writes Dr. Maragliano-Muiz. Read the full article below for insightful tips on how your practice can bill medical insurance! Did you know dental offices could bill both dental and medical insurance? Let us know what you think about this!
Laurie Owens - Medical Billing
Dental and Medical coding done easier than ever (Visual-Scaling and Root Planing) Laurie Owens CPC, CBD, COC walks you through her step-by-step guide to medical billing. In her video, "Make the Medical Differences in Dentistry and Hygiene." Not only does she explain why dental endoscopes are necessary but talks in-depth about how they are applicable for dental billing with ADA and AMA codes. Full Video:
Blinded By The Light: Non-Opioid Innovations in Precision Periodontics”(Non-Opioid Pain Therapy)
Check out Dental CE Academy for “Blinded By The Light: Non-Opioid Innovations in Precision Periodontics”(Non-Opioid Pain Therapy Symposium) . Speaker Katrina M Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF is able to take you on a journey to truly understand the depths of Visual-SRP and how it shows exactly what is under the gum line. The vision of the micro-fiberscope allows the clinician to remove all the calculus, infection, biofilm, decay, and any debris. As well as, having the ability to see what may lie under an implant or show fractures. She was also able to demonstrate the harmful effects of gum disease and how damaging it can be. Gingival flap surgery is commonly used when treating gum disease. However, it is an invasive method that cuts into the gum to allow vision to the clinician. This painful method commonly uses opioids to relieve discomfort and ease the patient. When using opioids there are opioid-induced rewards that help alleviate the patient. Having a gum disease alone can be extremely painful; taking the right precautions and executing the right procedures necessary for one's well-being are important. Due to the pain of flap surgery, it shells the positive liking to opioids. There ARE alternatives to this, such as Visual-SRP, which requires NO opioids and is an equally effective therapy that can treat chronic inflammatory conditions. When doing a BLIND deep cleaning it is EASY for clinicians to smooth over the calculus or not get the remainder of the debris that lies under the tooth. Clinicians can sometimes miss up to 40% of the bacteria-infested calculus. Visual-SRP is a golden therapy and THE highest standard of care for the patient. Visual-SRP not only is extremely effective and non-invasive but is only needed 1-2 times for the patient. This is great for the reduction of pockets, improving systemic health, getting rid of inflammation, and in some cases, bone mineralization is evident with nonsurgical therapy.
FEELING BURNT OUT?
Employee burnout is a huge occurrence and reality. Dentistry IQ just released an article on this exact topic and talked about recognizing culture, checking in on your employee’s health and ensuring that the brain is stimulated. Common signs of burnouts include: · Reduced productivity · Increased numbers of errors · Lack of Interest · Negative moves OraVu supports checking in on your employees and encouraging time to recharge. As well as, inspiring employees and keeping a vitalizing environment for a better future. Dental hygiene can be so stressful and can infiltrate these burnouts. The DeVA-1 endoscope brings in advanced technology to excite hygienists and makes the job more effortless with visual scaling and root planing! No more wondering and worrying about if the calculus was removed! Now being able to see what you are doing is less stressful than the tactical blind method! No more having your patient ask why you are treating them with your eyes closed! E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!