Posts Tagged ‘ dental implant’

Yet more reasons to quit smoking…

Here are some facts about smoking that you may already be aware of:   Smoking is related to 1 in 5 deaths in the United States every year.  This statistic is greater than the number of deaths caused by, motor vehicle accidents, alcohol consumption, illegal drug use, murders, and suicides combined. According to the surgeon […]

Study Club #2 : Computer Guided Implant Surgery Based on a Merger Between Cone Beam CT and Intraoral Scanner.

Study Club #2 titled ” Computer Guided Implant Surgery Based on a Merger Between Cone Beam CT and Intraoral Scanner” which was  presented by Dr Michael Sodeifi was a success!!  Here are some pictures from the  Wednesday 6/27/12 event.  Stay tuned for more info on the next study club, lecture 3 TBA which is going to be in […]


Ladies and Gentlemen, We are looking forward to seeing you at our  SFSA Study Club Meeting this Wednesday 6/27 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come join us for  for 2 FREE CE credits and dinner while learning and listening to a fascinating lecture given by Dr Sodeifi. Lecture Topic: Computer Guided Implant Surgery Based on a Merger Between Cone […]

San Francisco Surgical Arts Study Club ….. Presents Lecture 2:

Computer Guided Implant Surgery based upon a merger between Cone Beam CT and Intraoral Scanner Dear Colleagues, You are invited to the 2nd San Francisco Surgical Arts Study Club meeting. The future is coming upon us faster than ever.   Just imagine, a marriage between images generated by an intraoral scanner (iTero) and a Cone Beam […]

What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

…   An exact literal definition of oral and maxillofacial surgery when taken from the dictionary would be as follows: Surgery 1. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by manual and instrumental means. 2. A surgical operation or procedure, especially one involving the removal or […]

What is a bone graft? Do I need one?

Bone Grafting Procedures are Commonly Needed Before Placing Implants: In order to place an implant the jawbone must have a certain amount of thickness (width), length and density.   Sometimes when a tooth and its surrounding structures have suffered from things such as infection or bone resorption the site can be deemed unsuitable for the placement […]

What happens if I do not replace a missing tooth?

There are several reasons why one should replace a missing tooth.   One of the most common reasons people seek replacing a missing tooth is for aesthetics.  Simply put, it just looks nice to have a healthy smile with straight white teeth.  Unfortunately not all of us are so lucky to just naturally have a […]


Believe it or not the earliest dental implants were discovered in Honduras at the excavation of a Mayan burial site in 1931.  The remains dated back to 600 AD. Archeologists discovered a fragment of a mandible, believed to belong to a female in her early 20s.  She had three tooth shaped pieces of shell placed […]

Congratulations Doctors Hoghooghi, Massoomi, Sodeifi and Surpure for becoming BIOMET 3i Implant Providers!!!

    Dental implant therapy is among the most advanced technologies for tooth replacement.  Substituting the roots with a BIOMET 3i Implant generates a natural biological process allowing the implant to bond with the bone, resulting in the look and feel of a natural tooth. SFSA is one of the first practices in Silicon Valley […]