There are many things that give you satisfaction in life, and as you go through life some of these things may change.
One of these things is the act of giving without expecting anything in return.
As a dentist, improving the oral health of my patients by way of my dental services has been my passion, and for about two decades, my office and staff has been involved in some type of free dentistry. The last event in my office was very rewarding for all of us, but during my involvement in the board of directors of the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, I was given the opportunity to take this idea and utilize their Dental clinic to implement it on a larger scale, and the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic’s “Free Dentistry Day” was born. For three consecutive years, we have opened the clinic to the community to provide basic dental services at no cost to deserving individuals.
It is my pleasure to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, The Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic will be opening it’s doors April 25 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM to provide free basic dental services to the community. The event will take place at the Dental Clinic of the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth Campus. Dental services will be provided on a first come- first served basis, and due to time limitations, only a limited amount of patients will be seen. Basic Dental Services will be limited to exams, x-rays, fillings and extractions. Unfortunately, no dental hygiene services will be provided. The services will be provided by volunteer dentists licensed in the state of Florida with the help of the dental assisting students of the College’s Dental Assisting Program.
If you would like to participate as a dentist, call me at (561) 968 6022 or email me at email@example.com. If you would like to participate as a patient, please call the clinic at (561) 868 3747 for more information.
Suggestions and comments are welcome.
Upgrade from removable to fixed
Dental implants have become the standard of care and as dentists we need to not only be capable of planning them, but also to diagnose and treat them when there is something wrong with them, or with the prosthesis that they help support. Sometimes the patient may feel uncomfortable, the prosthesis may require repair too often or is unable to function properly, and the general dentist needs to be able to find an appropriate solution to the problem.
The following article was published in 2012 by Dentistry Today, and shows a case that was seen in my office of a very nice lady that had been treated with implants and a removable prosthesis andwas having problems.
An initial examination and records showed a semi edentulous maxillary arch with four successful implants placed in 2001in the anterior maxillary region, but not necessarily in the position of a tooth. The implants were then restored with ball abutments for o-rings and an implant retained, tissue supported removable partial denture. This prosthesis was designed with two distal cantilevers; the larger of the two was on the right and measured 28 millimeters. This created an excessively large lever arm that made the prosthesis prone to fracture. The lack of adequate interarch space for a removable prosthesis also made the thin acrylic material prone to fracture.
Other concerns with the case were the identification of the existing implants in order to purchase the required components to convert to a fixed partial denture, and the need to place additional implants.
The details of the process from treatment planning to completion are in the Dentistry Today article, and the patient has been functioning and comfortable for seven years now.
Dentist In West Palm Beach
Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI
1840 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 204
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
Phone: Call 561-968-6022