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June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Oral Malodor: Innovative Strategies to Measure, Learn and Improve

by Jo-Anne Jones

How Is My Breath? The immense concern of the general population towards halitosis or oral malodor is very real. This is reflected in the North American multi-billion dollar cosmetic fresh breath product portfolio aimed to help the consumer treat the

June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Dying from Dirty Teeth: A Narrative Review

by Brian Chapnick, DDS

I have been a member of a committee tasked with the re-development of a geriatric dental clinic at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. Recognising the need , Baycrest approached the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity in Toronto for our professional expertise with

May 30, 2017 News NewsOral Health

Join Oral Health in Celebrating Canada150 in July

by Oral Health Group

Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this July and we couldn’t pass up the chance to join in the celebrations. As a Canadian publication serving the dental industry, we are dedicating part of our July issue to feature exclusive Canada150

May 26, 2017 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Organizations Combining Dental Meetings in 2019, 2020

by American Dental Association

To maximize the impact of the meeting experience, six dental professional organizations, including the ADA, are collaborating to combine three dental conferences in 2019 and two in 2020. The ADA will be co-locating its annual meeting with several state, local

May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Insufficient Dental Care Funding Hits Another Major Country

by Bite Magazine

The unveiling and formal tabling of the Federal Budget tonight by the Turnbull Government has revealed that funding once again will be insufficient to meet the oral health needs of the Australian public. ADA President Dr Hugo Sachs and Deputy

May 2, 2017 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

by Lita Dipucchio

Have we gone too far with rating our health care providers?   I am an otherwise lovely middle-aged woman, who is going through menopause. What that means is that on good days I wake up merely hating most people. Bad

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthViewpoint

Dental Tourism: Caveat Emptor

by Dr. Joel Fransen

Many of our patients are attracted to the allure of cheaper dental treatment abroad. Tooth #36 in the accompanying radiograph (Fig. 1) and photo (Fig. 2) is an example of such a case. Unfortunately in this case, almost every possible

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Increasing Use of Bioceramics in Endodontics: A Narrative Review

by Jeffrey Wen Wei Chang; Chonrada Praisarnti; Prasanna Neelakantan

Abstract Successful outcomes of root canal treatment, in addition to a multitude of factors, also depends on the prevention of reinfection of the root canal space. The ultimate goal of root canal treatment is prevention or healing of apical periodontitis.

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

NiTi Goes Gold “Ten Clinical Distinctions”

by John West, DDS, MSD

The purpose of this article is to specifically evaluate the new ProTaper Gold: “A One Year Clinical Performance Retrospective.” Nickel titanium (Ni-Ti) file systems have come and gone. Mostly gone. Since the introduction of the first files around 1993, 1

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Histological Analysis of the Cleanliness Produced by Two Different Shaping Systems

by Ivan Olivares, DDS; Jorge Vera, DDS; Edgar Mendez, DDS, MSc; Ana Arias, DDS, PhD; Jose-Luis Jacome-M

In The Apical Third Of The Mesial Roots Of Mandibular Molars: An Ex Vivo Study Abstract Introduction: Current preparation techniques leave a different amount of unprepared root canal wall and consequently do not achieve complete cleanliness. The objective of the

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Improving Predictability of Final Outcomes in Full Mouth Reconstruction

by H. Brian Tuvel, BSc, DDS

Chief Complaint A 35-year-old female patient was referred to our office by her husband on an emergency basis. The veneer on the upper left first premolar had fractured off. At that time all remaining residual cement was removed and the

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Bio-Minimalism: Trends and Transitions in Endodontics

by Martin Trope, Ken Serota

Extract Preservation of natural tooth structure during an endodontic procedure is paramount in order to ensure predictable clinical success. In the past, access cavity preparation, instrument design and taper as well as spatial accommodation for obturation techniques has inadvertently induced

May 2, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportEndodonticsOral Health

Successful Endodontic Treatment of Internal Cervical Root Resorption

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Lasers in Dentistry

 Using Er,Cr:YSGG 2780nm and Diode 940nm Laser Systems: A Three-Year Follow-Up Case Report Abstract Endodontic therapy for teeth diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis has been in use for many years, and continues to be the standard of care in the dental

May 2, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportEndodonticsOral Health

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics: A Case Series

by Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MSc; Ali Fatemi, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Clinical examination and radiographic imaging are the key steps in diagnosis and treatment planning in endodontics. Up until recently, intraoral, panoramic, and occlusal radiographs were the only imaging modalities available to dentists to rely on. These radiographs are two-dimensional (2D)

May 2, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportEndodonticsOral Health

Enhanced Properties of a Classic Material: Clinical Case Report

by Dr. Fábio Duarte da Costa Aznar

Female patient, 47 years old, presented with a clinical picture of extensive iatrogenic perforation of the furcation region of the dental element 36 (Fig. 1), associated with radiographic bone loss, vestibular fistula and pain on palpation. The patient reported history

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Pharmacological Management of Dental Caries

by Geoffrey M. Knight, MSc, MBA, PhD, FICD, FADI

Every two years, IDS in Cologne showcases the latest in dental technology and points to the future direction of dentistry. About 75 percent of the products on display this year indulged in high-tech manifestations of operative dentistry that were predicated

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

At the Root: You Never Forget Your First

by Les Rykiss, DMD

By Dental tradeshow standards, arguably within North America, either the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting, or the Greater New York Meeting would be the largest. In Canada, most likely the Pacific Dental Conference is the largest. Imagine if you will, five

April 28, 2017 News DentistryNewsOral Health

ADA Releases New Releases Resources on Genetics and Oral Health

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced new resources for dental professionals and the public related to genetics and oral health. According to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs’ Genetic Testing Workgroup, the ADA body that authored the genetic and genetic

April 11, 2017 Video Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

In This Issue…

by Oral Health

Dr. Les Rykiss, D.M.D. discusses some of the content available to read in the newest Aesthetic Dentistry issue of Oral Health – click here to read the issue online. Feature articles mentioned in the video: Laser-Assisted Aesthetic Osseous Crown Lengthening

April 6, 2017 News Dental TechnologyNewsOral Health

Dentists Across North America are Actively Reducing Patient Radiation Exposure

by DEXIS

As dental imaging technology has evolved, new modalities offer dentists ways to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, radiation exposure. When this kind of important technology presents itself, dental professionals and patients take notice. In the days of dental film,