Dental Implant Failure Linked To Antidepressants

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and the Risk of Osseointegrated Implant Failure-A Cohort Study


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the most widely used drugs for the treatment of depression, have been reported to reduce bone formation and increase the risk of bone fracture. Since osseointegration is influenced by bone metabolism, this study aimed to investigate the association between SSRIs and the risk of failures in osseointegrated implants.

Dental Implants

This retrospective cohort study was conducted on patients treated with dental implants from January 2007 to January 2013. A total of 916 dental implants in 490 patients (94 implants on 51 patients using SSRIs) were used to estimate the risk of failure associated with the use of SSRIs.

How to Schedule Your Social Media Posts

The coffee maker’s whir of grinding beans wakes me at 5 a.m. every morning.

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I am up at this time to get a few minutes of reading completed before my family wakes up.

A while back I was browsing the internet for productivity tips and ran across an application called Buffer.

This application allows you to create scheduled posts to your social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” Paul Meyer

What are You Tracking?

When I was thinking about how to structure this post, the Capital One credit card commercials where the rough and tumble Vikings advertise by asking “What’s in Your Wallet?” kept popping into my mind.


This obviously means I watch too much T.V. but I took the idea and, with a slight adjustment, applied it to running a dental practice.

5 Reasons for a Morning Huddle

Over the first ten years of private practice I was against morning huddles (staff meetings).  Several staff members and dental colleagues tried to convince me they were beneficial but I resisted.

My push back was from three years of, what I considered worthless, staff meetings while in the Navy.  During these meetings it was common for me to think quietly in my mind “if I ever get my own practice I will never do these things…as matter of fact I will avoid all meetings if possible.”

Goal Setting for the New Year

As the New Year approaches the internet is swamped with articles about resolutions, statistics on how many are broken, and advice on how to keep them.  I offer a different approach.  Goal setting for 2014.Goals 2014

Many of you have heard of the S.M.A.R.T. approach to goal setting.  In this post I will revisit this concept and add a couple of items toward S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goal setting.