Archive for September, 2015

Osseointegration: Big Word, Simple Concept!

Was this word the invention of an evil doctor who loves long and complicated words? No! Osseointegration actually derives from the Greek osteon, bone and the Latin integrare, to make whole. It’s a physical process that was first observed by Swedish researchers in the 1960’s and refers to the functional connection between a titanium implant […]

6 Surprising Uses for Botox®

Did you know Botox® was originally created to treat people with crossed eyes? In the 60s, Dr. Alan Scott thought if he could relax the muscle that caused the crossing, he’d be able to cure it. The San Franciscan ophthalmologist was onto something, and after testing a strain of purified botulism (that acts as a […]