For 26 years, Seattle Study Club’s singular objective has been to serve as the preeminent vehicle for change that helps improve the clinical analysis, techniques, and methods dentists deploy in practice every day. Dr. Michael Cohen set out to change the way dental professionals collaborate within the dental community by developing a study club network that, as he calls it, is a “university without walls.”
We asked you to nominate your rock star hygienists, and boy did you deliver. It was difficult to pick, but ultimately, we chose Megan Elsenboss of the Yale New Haven Hospital as 2019’s Best Dental Hygienist. We also would like to recognize two other standout hygienists, Katie Bergeron and Tricia Vaughn, for their hard work and dedication to the profession. Here are their winning nominations:
Dr. Scott MacLean’s team takes top honors! Dr. Scott MacLean doesn’t just hire team members for his Nova Scotia-based practice. He hand selects them. And while skill level is important, that’s not top on his list when looking for new employees. He focuses on finding people with the right personality—and doing so has helped him create what he describes as one of the best dental teams in the world.
Then we want to hear from you! Tell us in 250 words or less why you have the best hygienist, and we may feature him or her in an upcoming issue! Don’t forget to include photos of the hygienist with your submission. Send your nominations to nominate@theNew.Dentist by August 16, 2019 to be considered. Good luck!
Learn new perspectives in vertical and horizontal bone augmentation in implant dentistry through this course, and consider signing up for one of the many other educational opportunities the institute offers. Professor Istvan Urban, the clinician behind the Urban Regeneration Institute in Budapest, is an innovator in the field of periodontology, specializing in bone regeneration and soft tissue reconstructive surgery around dental implants. His book, Vertical and Horizontal Ridge Augmentation, was published in 2017 and has already been translated into 11 different languages.
Gain a better understanding of the role digital technology plays in implant dentistry with this must-read book. The introduction of new 3D radiological equipment and more powerful, sophisticated software has completely changed the way clinicians diagnose, plan and treat their patients. In recent years, these new devices have become more interconnected, allowing a total integrated digital work flow to become a reality. In particular, the surgical and prosthetic procedures in implantology are, nowadays, perfectly integrated using different tools and software like CBCT, facial and intraoral scanners, and 3D printers.
A look at what makes CelGro, a non-reactive resorbable membrane, different from others on the market. The barrier membrane’s exceptional regenerative properties are directly related to its composition and structure. The porous bilayer structure is bio-conductive, promoting cellular migration, adhesion and proliferation. Its pure Type I collagen bundles are osteoconductive and integrate to assist with remodeling the regenerating tissue into mature bone. The absorption rate in vivo provides optimal time for the formation of new bone while maintaining the barrier function to exclude the gingival epithelia.