Sunday, December 30, 2012

We did it! 1 ton of food!

We raised 2000lbs of food for the St. Vincent de Paul food bank in Baton Rouge. Special thanks to everyone in the Capital Study Club.

Monday, November 26, 2012

CSC 2nd Annual Food Drive

Let's work together in meeting our goal of donating 1 TON of food to St. Vincent De Paul!

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 11, 2012
Capital Study Club

"CaseFlix Treatment Planning Evening"

This was the table to watch!

Mike Bellerino CDT, Jake Paige DDS, Gina Schellhase DDS, John Vance DDS  

Sunday, September 30, 2012

2012 Capital Study Club Kickoff!

Our Kickoff Dinner, "Keplar" was fantastic!

The theme for the year should be clear by now.

"Discoveries Through Journey's Together"

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We want to thank Dr. Brooksher for his input, effort and consistent involvement in the Capital Study Club this year. 

Dr. Brooksher was recognized at our Final Dinner as 2012 Member of the Year.

I want to thank him and our entire Advisory Board (Dr. Appleton, Dr. Corbett, Dr. Fruge, Dr. Hiller, Dr. Legleu and Mrs. Naquin) for their collaboration this year. - Dr. Richard Akin

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I recently completed the TMD1 course at L. D. Pankey in Key Biscayne, Fla.  It is a course I will never forget.  
The learning experience is one that every dentist should take part in.  
From L to R:
 Mary Osborne, Dr. John Droter, Dr. Herb Blumenthal, myself, Dr. Glenn Kidder and Dr. Ernie Anderson.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Click here to see the Mini-Pearl slides.

Our Treatment Planning and Mini-Pearls seminar was wonderful way to cap off the clinical programming for the year.  I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.  

I especially want to thank Dr. Brooksher for moderating the case he brought.  He has a talent for stimulating great conversation and kept us all thinking.

Dr. Steven Brooksher
I also want to thank everyone that was able to bring a Mini-Pearl. Sharing is what the CSC is all about.

Final Dinner: May 10th, Chimes Highland, Wine Basement.  

I am proud of our club and proud to be affiliated with such great clinicians and people.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Trabecular Metal Implant Insertion: Site #14

Patient is a 67 year old female with a history of pharmacologically controlled hypertension and hypothyroidism.

Tooth #14 was removed approximately 6 months previously due to the presence of pain and a firm buccal alveolar swelling of 2 month duration.  Due to the anatomic position of the zygomatic process in this patient, plain radiography was of minimal diagnostic value.  Cone beam CT confirmed periradicular pathology.  Root fracture was suspected preoperatively and was confirmed the day of tooth removal.

The large defect was grafted with mineralized particulate allograft using a guided bone regeneration technique.

Patient was treatment planned for a dental implant at site #14 with a closed sinus lift after a 6 month healing period. 

 Tooth #13 is treatment planned for a new restoration.

Preoperative coronal cone beam image of tooth #14 demonstrating a large well contained periapical lesion along the floor of the maxillary sinus.

6 month postoperative periapical radiograph illustrating the appearance of the grafted area.

At surgery, bone was noted to be dense (D1).

Final sinus lift osteotome used to depth (~13mm).

4.7mm x 11.5mm Zimmer Trabecular Metal Implant.

Implant insertion torque value was greater than 35 Ncm.

Osstell reading was taken to determine implant stability.

 Osstell ISQ implant stability value was 75 at insertion.  
(For reference, implants that are ready for final restoration will typically have an ISQ value of 65 or greater.)

Implant at final depth.

Palatal tissue was contoured to accept healing abutment using a rotary tissue punch.

The highlight of my trip to Parsippany, NJ!  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Greg Tice and Dr. Cohen Lecture 2012

Greg gave one of the most engaging full team talks I have attended.  

Only a truly great speaker can make both Gestalt psychology AND Teleology entertaining!

Thanks Greg.

Below is the 'Cajun Care Package' we will be sending both Dr. Cohen and Greg.  

No pigs lips for Dr. Cohen.  You have to be there in person to get the pigs lips!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday Night Movies: Restorative or Orthodontics?

Thank you Dr. Akin and Caroline for hosting another wonderful evening. Awesome program and discussion afterwards.

One of the cases we discussed was the supereruption of the upper and lower anterior segments, which can occur either with or without loss of vertical dimension. I thought it might be interesting to see what one of these cases looks like from a restorative approach, without orthodontic intervention.

Although this case had no indication of diminished vertical, VDO was increased slightly with the restorative treatment. This patient had osseous crown lengthening in both upper and lower anterior (thank you, Dr. Legleu!)

If the teeth need to be restored because of structural deficiencies, color or shape issues, this type of patient will be better served with restorative and periodontal treatment. If the teeth are sound and the patient is satisfied with color and shape, orthodontic treatment is a much better solution. Sometimes both approaches are appropriate, and the combination ortho, perio, and restorative may mean that fewer teeth will need to be restored.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Night at the Moview 2012!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years!

To start our new year of camaraderie and collaborative learning, we will be screening 2 movies at my office on January 12th.

 The first video is a phenomenal treatment planning session from the 2011 SSC Symposium featuring Dr. Kokich, a world renowned orthodontist.

But, it gets better!  Next is the keynote address given by Dr. Nido Qubein from the 2011 Seattle Study Club Symposium.  He is an incredible person and this is worth the price of admission alone.

Starts at 6pm sharp!