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Allograft Bone Grafting Products Earn a Boost from FDA

As one of the nation’s foremost outlets for allograft bone grafting materials, we keep a close eye on how these premium products are being discussed in the medical community. Which is why it was edifying to see allograft materials highlighted in this recent news story on the FDA’s recommendations for younger patients:

The FDA suggested that health care professionals treating patients <18 years consider the use of alternatives, such as autograft bone, allograft bone, and bone graft substitutes that do not contain recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides. The FDA said providers who deem a bone graft substitute containing recombinant proteins and synthetic peptides as the best or only treatment option should inform the underage patient and his or her parents or guardians about the risks associated with the product, as well as closely monitor the patient for adverse events.

At issue is the use of recombinant proteins and artificial (synthetic) peptides, which may not heal or bond as well within younger mouths.

Allograft remains the industry standard in bone grafting approaches, which is why we are proud to offer some of the best deals in the industry for cutting edge kits. To learn more and get your hands on the very latest allograft products today, contact Surgikor here.

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Know Your Dental Instruments

It is a strange day in the world of dental instruments when these professional medical devices become the subject of a government sting. But that is precisely what happened when officials in the UK seized many thousands of counterfeit dental devices recently en route to online retailers such as eBay and Amazon:

The illegal products, ranging from drills to radiography systems, were counterfeit copies of major brands or substandard with fake documentation, according to the MHRA. Among the items seized were handpiece drills that could malfunction and disintegrate in patients’ mouths, dental x-ray systems that emit high levels of radiation, and root canal files that could break.

It isn’t hard to imagine why such a market might arise: dental tools such as bone grafting material and collagen products can be expensive, and with good reason. These are medical grade materials designed to heal without harming, and in some cases, to remain indefinitely in the body.

All the more reason to exercise caution and to purchase only from dental material provides you know and trust:

“Dentists must source their dental equipment from reputable suppliers. Purchasing from auction websites and being unable to verify the integrity of the seller has the potential to increase risks to patients and cause reputational damage to the dental profession,” Jeffrey said.

To get started with the finest dental implant supplies in the country today, contact the pros at Surgikor.