Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Article Published - Platelet Rich Fibrin in Mesh Exposure Repair

Dentistry Today magazine has published another article by West Palm Beach Dentist Carlos Boudet, DDS documenting a case related to bone grafting and the use of growth factors in autologous blood platelet concentrates.
The title of the article is "Platelet-Rich Fibrin in Mesh Exposure Repair", and it presents a case report where a large bone defect from the extraction of an infected tooth was grafted using a titatium mesh "cage" to contain and protect the graft. The graft augmented both the width and the height of the ridge, and is less predictable than grafting after an extraction.   A premature exposure of the mesh that could have resulted in the failure of the graft was corrected by the use of PRF membranes made from the patient's own blood.
The PRF procedure concentrates growth factors present in the blood platelets that promote accelerated healing of the surgical wound.
If you don't get the magazine, you can read the full article in the January issue of Dentistry Today here:
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West Palm Beach Dentist  
Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI
1840 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 204
West Palm Beach, Florida  33406
Phone: (561) 968 6022

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My Adventures (Tribulations) As A Webmaster

Ok, this has nothing to do with adventures, but I like colorful titles and I am a webmaster who went through some tribulations recently.
I have spent a lot of hours on the computer lately (I already spend enough hours on it). 
A couple of days ago my website was infected with a malicious script that redirected you to a site that had been banned by google, so anyone who searched in google and clicked on my site was told "VISITING THIS SITE MAY HARM YOUR COMPUTER".  Here is what the computer screen would show:

My scripting knowledge is very limited, and I could not find anything wrong.  I actually thought that Google had confused harmless code for malicious code in their scan.  I first recruited the help of the website template designers, but they were not able to help.  They couldn't find anything wrong with the code.  Then I purchased a scanner service from my hosting company, which told me the same information that I already had received from Google, basically the pages that were infected with the code.  I needed help identifying the actual code that was triggering the warning, but did not know how or where to look. 
I had read some information on how to find and clean the code in the internet, but was getting nowhere and loosing patients due to the Google warning and my inability to fix this.
Finally I asked Mike Boudet which is an SEO and PPC specialist, but has amazing knowledge and skills list.  Mike was able to not only find the malicious code in minutes, but also tell me where to find it and how to get rid of it. Thanks to his help I was able to find all instances of the offending code and delete it..
I am happy to report that google has re-scanned my site and has lifted the warning.
Thanks Mike, I could not have done it without you!

Dentist In West Palm Beach
Carlos Boudet, DDS
1840 Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL. 33406