Glidewell Laboratories is the largest dental lab in the world. How many digital impressions did the lab receive in December 2018 ?
#1: CBCT Pathology
Answer: Tissue Conditioner: After extraction, tissue conditioner was placed in the interim prosthesis for relining purposes.
Because of an undiagnosed communication with the sinus after extraction, the reline material, which was mixed with a low
viscosity, was extruded into the maxillary sinus. Note: Over 40% of maxillary molars have at least one root which extrude into
the maxillary sinus.
Answer: Non-Splinted Implant Prosthesis was associated with a higher implant failure rate.
de Souza Batista, Victor E., et al. “Should the restoration of adjacent implants be splinted or nonsplinted?
A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The Journal of prosthetic dentistry(2018)
Answer: Acute Rhinosinusitis (ARS): ARS is the most common condition encountered by primary care providers, and is the most
common reason for antibiotic prescriptions
#4: Implant Sudy of the Month Question
Answer: After evaluation of 1000 CBCT scans of patients seeking dental implant patients, 38% were diagnosed with carotid
Note: Patients with Carotid Calcifications should be referred to their physicians for evaluation and treatment if indicated.
Mutalik, S., & Tadinada, A. (2019). association Between Internal And External Carotid Artery Calcifications In Patients
Undergoing Dental Implant Therapy. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 127(1), e41.
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