Complications with Dermal Filler Procedures. Is it worth it?

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Cosmetic medicine is not an exact science, and patients occasionally have less than perfect outcomes with dermal fillers. Less experienced providers are more likely to make mistakes such as overfilling and asymmetry. Other side effects such as infection and allergic reactions can occur. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane products can be partially… Read more »

Does Your Child Snore?

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No Child under the age of 12 should snore. If they do, they me be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Children can be misdiagnosed with ADHD when in fact they have OSA. Common symptoms of OSA in children are: Sleep in abnormal positions, snore loudly and often, stop breathing, sweat during sleep, behavioral problems. Restless… Read more »

Plastic Implant Impression Copings

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By Dr. Todd Pickle I am sure you have never had a situation where two or more implants are either too close together or angled into each other to the point that you cannot get the metal impression copings on at the same time.  But if this ever does happen, I have found the best… Read more »

Polytetrafluoroethylene, or Teflon tape, or Plumbers Tape!

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By Dr. Todd Pickle Polytetrafluoroethylene is a truly amazing material used in many industries and has lots of uses in dentistry and everyday life! The #1 best use in Dentistry:  Closing screw access holes in implant abutments, crowns and hybrids prostheses!  PTFE is very hydrophobic and does not collect microorganisms like cotton pellets or retraction… Read more »