Lane Oral Surgery

Kaitlin’s Amazing Journey – Part 1

Eating disorders took Kaitlin’s smile away 15 years ago. Drs. Lane and Scardella, and other professionals in the dental community are in the process of giving Kaitlin her smile and, most importantly, her self-confidence back. This amazing story of a complex oral health case coming full circle speaks to the amazing power of Kaitlin’s strength and the generosity of her community. Follow Kaitlin’s amazing journey in this video blog series and stay tuned for more of her story.



The Many Advantages of the SmileOn! Dental Implant Center

At Lane Oral Surgery, we’ve developed an entirely new approach to permanent dental implants. SmileOn! Implant Center brings together your team and ours to do nothing less than change lives. With SmileOn!, you do more than learn about the implant procedure – you become an integral part of it. And that’s good news for your patients.

headerlogos21When you refer SmileOn! permanent implants, you’re giving your patients even more reasons to love your practice. We ensure excellence by keeping doctor, surgery and lab all under one roof, and work closely with you to turn the very latest in implant products and technology into perfect, permanent smiles.

Implants return smiles to your patients’ faces and confidence to their lives. With SmileOn! Wednesdays and Fridays at our Plymouth office, you have two weekly opportunities to participate in the reconstructive process, observe the latest in implant-based solutions, and assist your patients in the true coordination of care. We keep your patients happy and healthy – in no time – and that’s a great reflection on you.

SmileOn! is a unique, patient-focused approach that compensates referring dentists for their participation and involvement. SmileOn! Implant Center is not only end-to-end in terms of continuity of care, it’s win-win for both doctor and patient.

To learn more about SmileOn! call Robin McLaughlin at 508-746-8700 or visit


Dental Implant Success

dental implantWhat do you use your teeth for? Eating, drinking, speaking, laughing, the list goes on! How are these affected when you have tooth loss?

If you have missing teeth, you could be missing a lot! A very reliable and safe method for replacing teeth is dental implants.

Dental implants permanently attach prosthetic teeth to small posts or “roots” that are embedded in the jaw. These posts are made of titanium, and securely fuse to the jaw bone, this helps restore the full functionality of previously missing teeth.

Dental implants not only effectively and reliably replace missing teeth, but also help prevent the loss of jawbone density, restore the support of facial structures, and provide you with the support you need to effectively use your teeth.

The procedure for dental implants can be a quick and easy, and in some cases, can be done in a single day. Your implants become part of you, so they eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures. They also prevent the embarrassment of removing dentures at every snack or meal, as well as the need for denture adhesives.

Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain. Nearby teeth are not altered in order to support a dental implant, thus more of your own teeth are left intact, improving oral health in the long-term as well as your oral hygiene.

Dental implants are very durable, lasting several years, and if they are in good care, can last a lifetime.
Don’t miss out with missing teeth, get your smile back and feel better about yourself!

Here at Lane Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center we specialize in dental implants, so give us a call today on 508-746-8700 to discuss your future implant success!

The Shamrock Study Club

Founded in 2006 as a locus of thought leadership and innovation, and based on the groundbreaking work of the renowned Seattle Study Club, the Shamrock Study Club provides extraordinary educational experiences that foster collegiality and a cooperative spirit that benefits club members, their patients and the regional dental community at large.

both-logosServing the South Shore, Cape Cod and the Islands, the Shamrock Study Club offers its members a host of unique benefits – among them a timely and well-considered schedule of events and exclusive access to the resources of the Seattle Study Club. The Club exists to serve by providing education and inspiration, and in n this way, fostering practice building, optimizing patient care, and ushering in the dental practices of the future. In addition to being part of the Seattle Study Club – an international organization and worldwide thought leader – members of the Shamrock Study Club enjoy programs close to home and earn CEUs at costs considerably lower than comparable programs.

Driving the success of the Shamrock Study Club is the active involvement of its members. From treatment-planning sessions to problem-solving workshops, member-curated and member-run programs are critical in establishing the proper environment for progress, development, meaningful interaction and direction of the Club.

Call Robin McLaughlin at 774-343-5291 or visit for more information about membership and the upcoming events:

January 11, 2017: Digital Photography in 2017

January 25, 2017: SSC Symposium in Orlando

January 31, 2017: Cases & Beer and a night with Spear

February 15, 2017: Round Table Discussion

February 28, 2017: Cases & Beer and a night with Spear

March 15, 2017: Dental Management Consulting – Questions and Solutions

March 28, 2017: Cases & Beer and a night with Spear


Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Don’t be worried about your wisdom tooth extraction, let us outline the whole process for you:

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During late adolescence, wisdom teeth start to appear and occasionally are accompanied by oral pain, as well as an increased risk of dental issues such as pericoronitis, gum disease, and tooth decay. Through evaluation, your oral surgeon will determine the number of wisdom teeth present, as well as how they are developing in relation to the rest of your teeth. Using advanced imaging technology, an oral surgeon will discover if the teeth are partially or fully impacted, and then will create a strategic treatment plan in order to remove the teeth and ensure successful recovery.

Although sedation is not always necessary, many patients have found anesthesia to be helpful in relaxation and reducing pain during the procedure. If sedation is chosen, there are certain preparations that must be made: patients must enlist the help of family or friends to bring them back home after their surgery.

The Procedure
Local anesthesia is applied to the area. Then, a surgical tool is used to reveal the bone and tooth. After the tooth is clearly visible, it is removed. Once the tooth is extracted, the gums and bone are left to heal.


Wisdom tooth extraction can be an uncomplicated procedure that ultimately will protect your long-term oral health. For more information about wisdom tooth extraction, schedule your consultation at Lane Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center today!

Winter Wisdom Teeth Removal: Tips for Quick Healing

While you may feel less than thrilled about having your wisdom teeth removed, your parents are right: winter break is a great time to have this common procedure done as you won’t have to miss school during your recovery. NOTE: We still have appointments available: call now to book yours!

lane-winter-wisdom-teethAt Lane Oral Surgery, we understand that the idea of having your wisdom teeth removed may bring up some anxieties in you – that is perfectly normal. We want you to know that we promise to keep you safe and pain-free throughout the procedure with a variety of anesthesia options available to you depending on your needs.

So let us take care of the surgery so that you can focus on your recovery. Once you are home, here are some steps you can take to ensure a speedy recovery:


  • Drink plenty of liquids (NO Straws though please). Soups and broths are great, as are non-acidic juices and water.
  • Treat yourself! This is a great time to indulge in your favorite (soft) foods like ice cream, pudding, yogurt and Jell-O. Maintain this soft-only diet (plus liquids) for 24 hours following your procedure.
  • Gradually add foods back into your diet, as soon as you feel ready.
    • A great progression of foods looks something like this:
      • Broths and Juices
      • Hot (warm) chocolate with whipped cream
      • Yogurt, pudding, Jell-O
      • Mashed potatoes
      • Eggs
      • Pancakes – (softened with syrup, of course)
      • Mac ‘n cheese
    • Get plenty of sleep and relax. Watch your favorite movies and take naps when you feel sleepy. Your body needs rest to heal.
    • Take your medications as we have prescribed. During the first 24 hours in particular, be sure to take medications at suggested times in order to stay one step ahead of the pain.


  • Don’t use straws – This loosens stitches and blood clots, causing a painful condition called “dry socket”.
  • Don’t Drink Soda – The bubbles also interfere with blood clots and increase your risk of dry socket.
  • Don’t eat crunchy foods like chips, popcorn or nuts as they may get stuck in your extraction site.

If you are still feeling unsure about an upcoming wisdom teeth appointment, give us a call. We can set your mind at ease. And parents, if you haven’t scheduled your teen’s procedure yet, give us a call to take advantage of one of our winter-break appointments!


Dental Implant Recovery

dentalimplantrecoveryDental implants, titanium posts that are placed within your jawbone, are an excellent option for restoring missing teeth. The process of getting dental implants typically takes a few appointments over the span of several months, and since the strength of dental implants comes from their fusion with the jawbone, proper healing from this surgery is absolutely essential. Here are some tips for a speedy and well-healed recovery!

One of the best ways to promote a speedy recovery is to properly prepare for dental implant placement. Get ready for your procedure by:
● Getting plenty of sleep
● Avoiding smoking or drinking excessively
● Maintain your oral health! Brush twice a day and floss once a day!
● Arrange for someone to drive you to and from your procedure
● Plan to take some time off work so you can really focus on resting and recovering
● Pick up post-surgical prescriptions, gauze, cold compresses, and any other supplies
● Ask for a recovery timeline
Getting ready before your dental implant surgery can make a huge difference in the recovery afterwards!

Recovery Time Factors
Recovery time for the dental implants procedure depends on several factors. While each patient’s case is slightly different, these following factors are the main contributors to healing time:
● The number of implants: Having a single implant may take less recovery time than multiple implant placement.
● Whether or not you require preparatory procedures such as bone grafting
● Your oral and overall health: the healthier you are, the easier it will be for you to heal quickly.
Your oral surgeon will explain your unique estimated recovery time based on these and other factors at your initial consultation.

After Your Surgery
After the procedure, the healing process can be sped up through:
● Biting down on gauze to staunch the bleeding
● Avoiding any activity that could put pressure on your mouth
● Taking proper prescribed medication
● Eating soft foods and avoiding chewing near the treatment area
● Rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater between meals
● Using a cold compress to reduce swelling
● Gently retaining oral health routines like brushing and flossing

Following these guidelines, you will be able to heal comfortably and successfully!
To learn more about this treatment, or schedule a consultation, call 508-746-8700 and come see us at Lane Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center today!

Lane Oral Surgery

We are devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state of the art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.  Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

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