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Periodontics Scan blog page

JADA+ Specialty Scan — Periodontics is one of ten quarterly e-newsletters updating dentists on the latest news and developments in selected dental specialties and disciplines. Information in each scan is aggregated and summarized from previously published materials, each item attributed to its publication of origin. The consulting editor for JADA+ Specialty Scan — Periodontics is Tapan Koticha, BDS, Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, Director, Graduate Periodontics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Dentistry.


October 5, 2018  Topics include: keratinized mucosa and esthetic satisfaction of dental implants and American Academy of Periodontology best evidence reviews on laser therapies and antimicrobial photodynamic therapy for peri-implantitis, periodontitis.

July 20, 2018 Topics include: Interdental brushes, water jets, top IOH habits to fight gingival bleeding; Scaling and root planing and diabetes: an update; Efficacy of tunnel technique in the treatment of localized and multiple gingival recessions; Accuracy of implant placement with computer-guided surgery; Perio Trays by Perio Protec; AAP publishes updated periodontal, peri-implant disease classification.

April 13, 2018 Topics include: Submerged, transmucosal healing show similar results in bone-level implants; Adapting the vertical position of implants to prevent peri-implant bone loss; Connective tissue grafting in single immediately placed implant sites for less midbuccal mucosa recession studied.

January 12, 2018 Topics include: Toothbrushing behaviors and periodontal pocketing; Restoration contour is a risk indicator for peri-implantitis; Different probing depths and differences in microbial profiles.


October 5, 2017 Topics include: Is ridge preservation or augmentation at periodontally compromised extraction sockets safe?; Reduction of maxillary sinus changes after ridge preservation; Alveolar ridge preservation using allografts and xenografts.

July 14, 2017 Topics include: Collagen matrix seal and collagen sponge combined with bone allograft reduce ridge resorption; Air polishing effectiveness on titanium implant surfaces; Higher levels of dissolved titanium associated with peri-implantitis.

April 7, 2017 Topics include: Comparison of gingival augmentation surgical sites with untreated contralateral homologous sites; Postoperative pain prevention after surgical implant placement: dexamethasone and ibuprofen; Validating a periodontal and tooth profile classification system for patients. 

January 13, 2017 Topics include: Does brushing with dentifrice help remove dental plaque?; Four- and six-implant maxillary overdentures in the anterior region compared; Long-term effect of surface roughness.

October 14, 2016 Topics include: Adjunctive antimicrobial therapy; Connective-tissue graft; Patients’ pain perception.

July 15, 2016 Topics include: Onset and pattern of progression of peri-implantitis; Periodontists surveyed on peri-implant diseases prevalence; Detecting undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes.

April 6, 2016 Topics include: Extraction of mandibular third molars; Comparing tissue destruction in two common diseases; Cement retention and peri-implant disease.

January 15, 2016 Topics include: Antibiotics and inflammation; Laser use in periodontology; MRONJ development and risk; Periodontal regeneration.

October 9, 2015 Topics include: Periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis; Adjunctive laser therapy; Single versus double flap approach.

July 13, 2015 Topics include: Surgical crown lengthening and healing; Body weight and periodontal disease; Conditions affecting periodontal bone loss; Managing gingivitis.

April 14, 2015 Topics include: Predicting peri-implant disease; Glycemic control and periodontitis risk; Trial investigates bone loss; A practical approach to periodontal regeneration.

January 21, 2015 Topics include: Comparing implant outcomes of healthy and compromised patients; Evaluating implant therapy after treatment; Researchers: standardized protocols needed for laser disinfection therapy; Treatment costs compared.

October 7, 2014 Topics include: A fresh look at preventing periodontal disease; Implant outcomes and patients with aggressive periodontal disease; Implant position and long-term success; AAP celebrates its first century.

July 15, 2014 Topics include: Natural teeth vs. implants: reviewing the options; Crown design and peri-implantitis; Multirooted teeth: risks and outcomes after therapy; Socket filling and the alveolar ridge.

April 15, 2014 Topics include: Keeping it clean; Bone quality and dental implants; A review of grafting techniques; Investigating the causes of implant failures; Treating multiple gingival recessions.

January 22, 2014 Topics include: How patients perceive their smiles; Do quit-smoking programs boost periodontal health?; Inflamed gingiva and metastases of cancer; Tooth shape may be linked to gingival characteristics.