Archive for October, 2010

“Books and Covers” read: When Not to Judge

Hi: When I met this patient almost 3 yrs ago the first thought that went through my mind was ” Why would anyone try and save this tooth ( #18 )” ? Not only was the existing restoration “poor” to say the least, the tooth required endodontic therapy ( if even possible ), had 2+ […]

The Power of Positive Thinking ( or- when there is nothing else to do-pray)

Hi: This week’s case is interesting for a few reasons. Firstly- the response was much better than expected, and moreover, it is an excellent example of how these patients can fare over an extended period of time. We are greeted by a 38 year old caucasion female- Literally ( I think she is from the […]

This week in regeneration….

This week’s episode is ” A very special one “… ( are November sweeps upon us already?  Will Fonzie Jump over the shark? Will House end up with Cuddy?). Actually, this case is interesting as it helps us to understand the potential for treating otherwise difficult periodontal defects and enable patients to retain their own […]

Laser Periodontal Therapy and Endodontics

This week’s installment of ” Name that periodontal-defect fill” is brought to you by a lovely 58 year old female who was referred specifically to treat a failing, non vital mandibular left first molar. Not willing to move ahead with endodontic therapy,and unwilling to move ahead with a fixture( my recommendation) assuming that the tooth […]