Links of Interest

The following websites are provided as a resource for our referring doctors. This page contains hyperlinks to World Wide Web sites that are created and maintained by other organizations. We have included these links because we think that our referring doctors may find them of interest. Keep in mind that Sierra Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery does not necessarily endorse the views expressed on these websites. Also, we do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information presented on these sites.

Research and Library Links

MedicineNet – Content-rich commercial site includes interactive groups, ask-the-doctor feature, medical dictionary, comprehensive drug information, medical news, disease-specific information, and links. Medscape – Searchable commercial collection of full-text articles from such useful sources as the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Oncolink – Huge collection of cancer information and links based at the University of Pennsylvania. The best starting place found for cancer information. Healio– Physician maintained commercial database of annotated health links. Oriented toward medical professionals, but accessible to an educated lay person. A keyword search gets you to a subject index, from which you navigate to the links you want.

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Professional Associations

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association,  – find information about oral and maxillofacial surgery including cancer, dental implants, sports safety, jaw surgery, and more.

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 Implant Manufacturer Links

Nobel Biocare: A world leader in innovative restorative and esthetic dental solutions

Biomet 3I: offers offers one of implant dentistry’s most comprehensive lines of implnts and abutments, augmented by a growing line of site preparation and regenerative products.

We also utilize Osstell technology in our implant practice. Osstell instruments make it possible to measure implant stability in a precise and objective manner. Implant stability is measured by using the instrument together with the wireless SmartPeg attached to an implant or abutment. The technique is contactless, totally non-invasive and patients experience no sensation from the measurement, which takes 1-2 seconds. Stability is displayed as an ISQ-value by the instrument. This value  (Implant Stability Quotient) is derived from the resonance frequency of the peg, which in turn depends on the stability of the implant. By using this technology were are able to manage implant risk and to reduce treatment time.

Manage implants at risk
Monitoring osseointegration is especially valuable when treating patients with risk factors. Osstell gives you an early warning if the biological process is not progressing as expected. It helps you avoid costs due to premature loading and allows you to treat more patients with risk factors in a more predictable manner.

Reduce treatment time
If the initial mechanical stability is high enough, a one-stage approach is often used together with immediate or early loading. By measuring stability with Osstell before final restoration, and comparing the value to the baseline value taken during placement, you gain a better basis for deciding whether to proceed.

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