North Texas Dentistry Volume 4 Issue 4 - Page 27

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 4 Regenerating Bone to Anchor Implants The team followed up with a presentation in April to the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a manuscript will be submitted for publication. Gonzalez reports the new procedure has been met with much interest from professional colleagues. “It’s exciting because patients can finally have an alternative,” Gonzalez says. “Instead of going to the operating room and taking bone from the jaw or hip, we can recreate bone and be able to place implants, and patients can look natural and have complete function. Carolyn Cox is publications manager at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, where she has been employed for 25 years. A 1986 journalism graduate of Texas Christian University, she resides in Lewisville, Texas. Founded in 1905, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas is a college of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. TAMBCD is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education. “We had a four-year follow up on the first patient treated with this procedure, and he is doing great in terms of bone, implants and crown stability.” | NORTH TEXAS DENTISTRY 27