Publications & Downloads

In the interest of participating in the latest conversations on trends and to aid assocaites and patients in the understanding of advancing periodontal and oral surgical procedures the following selection of works authored by Dr. Richard Akin are provided:


  • 2014: Immediate Provisional dental implant Restoration: The intention of this review is to put forth a surgeons perspective for a biologically sound, functionally relevant and specialty-specific technique for providing provisional dental implant restoration at the time of tooth removal. This paper will also put forth the rationale for the use of provisionals and suggest that providing these techniques in the OMS office not only serves to optimize patient outcomes but also fills a need our specialty is positioned to innovate. A quick refer- ence guide presented at the end of this article (Page 20) provides an overview. ( VIDEO )

Bone Grafting

We have the ability to regenerate bone when needed. Socket preservation can repair sites with inadequate bone structure and allows more patients to become implant candidates.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed.

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