Yearly Archives: 2011


Case of the Week: Fun restorative work

This week I have a few cases of some fun restorative work.  While I’m sure the goal was to remove decay the final appearance on radiographs is quite fun to look at. This one was a hit on twitter and thanks to @EndoExcel connecting me with @SpontaneSmiley I submitted to […]


Cone Beam CT starter

This is just a quick starter to discuss what’s coming in the next few weeks. I plan to start a series on Cone Beam CT (CBCT) topics.  While this won’t be an all encompassing series, it will cover some of the basics and hot topics currently in CBCT.  Some of […]


Case of the Week: Natural tooth pontic 2

This week I have a case of being resourceful when restoring the oral cavity.  This case shows the crowns of the maxillary central incisors were separated from the roots and used as pontics while the bone was healing (with graft material) prior to implants being placed.  There isn’t much more […]


ORAD: Help when making a differential interpretation list

I have found that one of the most difficult things for people is after describing a radiographic lesion is to come up with a valid differential interpretation list.  (Of note, I use the term interpretation instead of diagnosis as that is made when all the information is combined – radiographic, […]


Case of the Week: Lateral Periodontal Cyst

This week I have a case of a lateral periodontal cyst.  Lateral periodontal cysts typically are smaller than 1 cm.  When they are located in the mandible, they are most commonly found in the lateral incisor to premolar region.  When they are located in the maxilla, they are most commonly […]