Dental Blog


Jobs of the Future: Tooth Engineer?

As explored in an earlier post, tooth enamel is the hardest and most mineralized organic substance produced by the body. Despite this fact, tooth enamel is susceptible to a long lifetime of assault in the form of damage and decay, and is unable to regenerate itself. This is due to the fact that the enamel is formed by a layer of cells that is lost by the time the tooth becomes visible in the mouth. But there is this emergent field of dentistry called “Tooth Engineering” that is developing around laboratory grown enamel and other tooth material. At the University of Tokyo they’ve figured out a technique for culturing cells that have the capacity to grow enamel. At the University of Zürich, the gene responsible for enamel growth has been identified. Studies and experiments are underway to conventionalize these discoveries. You heard correctly. Somewhere, somebody is actually in the process of developing the technology to grow human teeth. Think of the repercussions! Soon you can drink soda and not brush your teeth until the teeth fall out of your head, and then simply regrow them. This technology is still a little ways away from human testing, so for now, continue your regimen of flossing, brushing and generally pampering your incredible teeth.


Smile in a Day: Dr. Jomha’s Advanced Training in Full Arch Dental Implant Placement and Restoration

Dr. Jomha recently had the opportunity to travel to Carlsbad, California to train at the ZimVie Institute. As a practitioner who places implants, he was eager to learn advanced techniques in order to provide the best possible care for his patients. During the course, Dr. Jomha and his colleagues learned how to place and restore…

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Clear Correct Day
Friday September 17, 2021

BOOK YOUR SPOT.  LIMITED AVAILABILITY Your journey to a straighter smile starts now. Join us at Summerlea Dental on Friday, September 17, 2021, for ClearCorrect Day. Our team will be offering complimentary ClearCorrect consultations, scans, snacks, and refreshments all day long. Book Your Complimentary Consult – Save your spot: Learn More about how ClearCorrect…

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