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Oral Surgery Success

Hosted by: Dr. Russell Kirk

A show for dentists interested in surgery.

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017: Platelet Rich Fibrin + Link To Free Course

TLDR. Course link: PRFBasics.com Today we're diving into the world of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). I learned about this technique from Dr. Anthony Sclar out of Miami, and I've found it to be a game-changer in my oral...
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016: Bone Wax, Fosamax, and T1D

Here are the show notes for this episode, where I tackle a few more great listener questions related to previous topics. As always, I'm sharing my personal opinions and experiences, not definitive clinical...
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015: AI Differential Diagnosis Smackdown

Link to Youtube video AI Differential Diagnosis Smackdown: ChatGPT vs. Claude vs. Meta AI Hey everyone, it's Russell, your resident tech nerd and oral surgery geek. This week, I wanted to put some of the big AI...
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014: Sinus Perfs, Expose & Bonds, and Immediate Bone Grafts

Here are the podcast show notes for this episode, where I answer some common questions from referring dentists and online dental communities. As always, I'm sharing my personal approach and opinions. ---------- Hey...
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013: MRONJ Review

MRONJ Review: What You Need to Know Today I want to dive into the important topic of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, or MRONJ. We used to call this "BRONJ" for bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the...
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012: Risk Factors For Infection After Third Molars Surgery

Risk Factors for Post-Op Infection in Third Molar Extractions Hey everyone, it's your host, Russell, here. In this episode, I want to share with you an interesting article I came across in the Journal of Stomatology...
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011: Root Management After A Coronectomy

Hey everyone, I recently had a viewer ask me a great follow-up question to my video about performing coronectomies on lower third molars. They wanted to know how often patients need to come back to have the retained...
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010: Avoid Nerve Injury In Lower Third Molars

In this episode, I want to discuss a very specific but important topic—how I use panorex X-rays to evaluate lower third molars and decide on the best treatment approach, whether that's deferral, coronectomy, or...
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009: Root Tip Retrieval

In my practice, I frequently deal with challenging root tip retrievals when teeth fracture during extraction. It's inevitable if you're taking out teeth. I want to share my approach to managing these painful...
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008: My Oral Surgery Top 10

In my oral surgery practice, I frequently use 10 things that help me on a daily basis. I'll share them rapidly, not in any particular order: 1. C sponges/throat screens: I use these constantly whenever I put...
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007: No Simple Extractions

I revisit my belief that continual learning is key to better patient outcomes. I also maintain that having a coach accelerates growth. I introduce a new belief: dentists should eliminate the phrase “simple...
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006: Running Sutures Are A Sign Of Weakness

In this episode, I explain the meaning behind the provocative title "Running Sutures are a Sign of Weakness." This mantra originates from my formative experience observing renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons...
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