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  • March Hygiene Study Club

    White and Blansett Periodontics and Dental Implants hosted the March meeting of the Dental Hygiene Club of Northwest Arkansas on March 1st. Our guest speaker was Dr. Laura Bonner, who spoke on orthodontics. Pizza was provided by Nobel Biocare, and turnout  for the meeting was great!! The Dental Hygiene Club of Northwest Arkansas meets the 1st Tuesday of every other […]

  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

    Dr. White and Dr. Blansett make every attempt to perform minimally invasive procedures for their patients. Many procedures can be performed with a Waterlase laser, requiring only topical anesthesia. Patients heal faster and have less post-operative discomfort. For more information about Laser Therapy, click HERE.

  • What is Minimally Invasive Care?

    White and Blansett Periodontics and Dental Implants are setting the standard worldwide as one of the 1st three offices globally to offer minimally invasive bone regeneration using a videoscope. Dr. White and Dr. Blansett strive to make every procedure minimally invasive. Watch this video to learn more about this exciting new development in periodontal care:

  • Fall Symposium

    On October 9th we hosted an educational Fall Symposium at the Doubletree Hotel in Bentonville. Over 150 dental professionals from area dental offices attended the event, each receiving continuing education credits. The opening presentation for the symposium was Kevin Thomas, Regional Sales Director for Nobel Biocare, who spoke on “New Trends in Implant Dentistry”. He was followed […]

  • How important to your gums is calcium?

    The human body stores reserves of calcium in bones and teeth, which rely on the mineral for structural support. Calcium also helps muscles and blood vessels function normally, helps regulate hormones and enzymes, and helps transmit nerve impulses. However, many of us don’t get the daily recommended levels of calcium from our diets. A calcium-deficient diet poses […]

  • Does your dentist know the truth?

    As most of us know, along with brushing twice a day and seeing a dentist regularly, daily flossing plays a critical role in the prevention of periodontal disease. But according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), over a quarter of U.S. adults are dishonest with their dentists about how often they floss their teeth. The AAP released a national survey […]

  • Treating diseased dental implants. A new frontier in dental care.

    Dental implants, like teeth, develop problems that must be resolved to allow long-term retention.  Dr. Blansett  recently co-authored an article in The Open Dentistry Journal entitled “Detoxification of Implant Surfaces Affected by Peri-Implant Disease: An Overview of Non-surgical Methods”.  This article reviews the literature and demonstrates the complexity of attempting to treat unhealthy dental implants, […]

  • Continuing Education workshop draws crowd

    Dentsply Implants recently co-sponsored a continuing education workshop with White & Blansett Periodontics, Northwest Arkansas Endodontic Specialists, and Dorsey Dental Lab. The program, Predictable Outcomes in Implant Therapy Based on Biologic Principles, drew a crowd of over 90 participants from area dental offices. The program focused on the implant-prosthesis-tissue interface, the influence of implant design on the stability […]

  • Do you have a gummy smile?

    A beautiful smile is the result of well aligned teeth that are fully exposed. You may instead have a “gummy” smile because your teeth appear short. Excess gum tissue can cover part of the anatomy of teeth and result in teeth that appear too short, or a smile that exhibits too much gum tissue. Your teeth […]

  • New study finds alcohol can contribute to periodontal disease

    In a study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology, researchers found that consuming alcohol can have a negative effect on a person’s periodontal health. The study went on to show that alcohol can both aggravate existing cases of periodontitis, and also increase the risk factors for developing the gum disease. The study revealed that […]