Sunday, January 10, 2010

I have been been a member of the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic for over sixteen years, and have participated in the Implantology section for many years. Recently I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to co-author and publish an article with the chairman of the Implantology section, Dr. Robert Miller, on the subject of mandibular anatomy. The article was published in Titanium Magazine, a magazine dedicated to Dental Implantology. A brief summary of the article follows:
"Placement of dental implants in the anterior mandible is considered by many clinicians to be a relatively low risk procedure. However, hemorrhagic episodes following implant placement in the mandibular symphysis are regularly reported and can have serious consequences. The use of high resolution focused cone beam scanners has given us the ability to visualize the intricate neurovascular network of the intraforaminal region without distortion and in greater detail. Knowledge of the arterial supply, and navigated implant placement in the mandibular symphysis, can help to avoid these potentially life-threatening emergencies."
A copy of the article can be found here:
Please note that this article contains terminology or dental nomenclature that is intended for dental professionals.