Social Media case by Dr. Luis A. Alicea
“This patient had pain on a tooth#8 (11). The exam reveal decoloration, caries, fracture, internal reabsorsion and root canal contaminated.
The Touch @piezosurgerydental @mectron_dental was used with the periotome tips to the cut the periodontal ligament around the tooth #8 and be able to extracted in atraumatic form the tooth and eliminate the remaining periodontal ligament in the alveolar bone. The plan was to immediate replacement of tooth #8 with ZERAMEX ceramic implant and temporary or provisional screwable crown. The bone graft around the dental implant was done with Neogen Allograft @neossgmbh Allobind @maxxeusdental Allograft & PRF membranes. PRF membrane was used below the provisional screwable crown (Apron Technique) to kept the bone in place.
The case was conducted under IV Sedation by Dr. Luis A Alicea at Your Desired Smile, Tampa, Florida”
About the Author
Dr. Luis A. Alicea was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He pursued studies at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry. He then completed his Masters Degree, and Prosthodontic residency at that campus, where he focused his training in the placement, and restoration of Dental Implants. He has taught as an Associate Professor in the Research, and Restorative Departments at the University of Puerto Rico, and continues to hold privileges as a professor Ad Honorem in that institution. Dr. Alicea also completed additional training towards certification as an IV Sedation provider, at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Dr. Alicea is a member of the Peer Review Committee for “The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants”, and regularly reviews articles prior to publication for this Journal. He is a also member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontics, Florida Prosthodontic Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, West Coast District Dental Association, Hillsborough County Dental Association, and also participates in the Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Alicea has an undeniable passion, and dedication for the dental profession. He has been practicing in the Greater Tampa bay area since 2007. He likes to give back to the community and participates of Dentistry from the Heart events. He loves spending time with his wife, daughter and twin sons.