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December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

Periodontics Professor Receives the Gift of a Scholarship This Season

by Oral Health

Tis the season when thoughts turn towards giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. With that in mind, Carestream Dental, along with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation, is pleased to give one very deserving

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

World-First Dental Vaccine for Periodontitis Validated by Research

by News Medical

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal. A team of

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December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy as an Adjunct to Scaling and Root Planing

by Michelle Cortes, BSc, RDH

A 42-year-old male client presented with generalized chronic moderate to severe marginal gingivitis and generalized chronic moderate to advanced periodontitis. He reported that non-surgical periodontal therapy, by means of scaling and root planing, had failed to prevent increased clinical attachment

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December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Prescribing Hydrogen Peroxide in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease

by Tanya Dunlap, PhD

Antibiotics used for the treatment of periodontal disease have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. One concern lies in the rise of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, complicating treatment and posing general health risks. Some patients want to avoid antibiotics

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October 18, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryOral HealthPeriodonticsPractice Operations

Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Yesterday’s Scientific Dogma is Today’s Discarded Fable Introduction The above quotation is ascribed to Justice Archie Campbell author of Canada’s SARS Commission Final Report. 1 It is a stark reminder that scientific knowledge is constantly changing as new discoveries contradict

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October 18, 2016 Feature DentistryOral HealthPeriodonticsPublic Health

“Superfood”: A Connection with Periodontal Health?

by Wendy E. Ward, Professor & Canada Research Chair Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University

“Superfood” – a term we are increasingly exposed to in our daily life. From food packaging, trendy beverage vendors and cafes, books promising a way to lose weight or live longer, or in the broader media, the term is everywhere.

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October 18, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPeriodontics

Sinus Lift: An Update

by Hendrik Doering

The sinus lift is a recognized method for augmentation if the bone volume for implantation at first seems inadequate in posterior aspect of the maxilla. When the practitioner plans for such a procedure, the question is often as to whether

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October 18, 2016 Feature ImplantologyMaterials & TechnologyOral SurgeryPeriodonticsRestorative Dentistry

A Stepwise Approach: Restoring a Failed Maxillary Anterior Tooth

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction This case report will discuss a staged approach for the delivery of implant therapy in the upper anterior jaw. A crown-down surgical approach was used to help determine the ideal prosthetic location for implant placement. Cone beam CT imaging

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October 18, 2016 Feature Dental TechnologyImplantologyOral SurgeryPeriodontics

Case Report: The Titanium Smile

by Daniel Kobric, BSc, DMD, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Achieving ideal esthetics in addition to restoring the patient’s function is every clinician’s goal. Successful outcomes in restorative dentistry are well documented in publications and readily displayed in practice promotional materials. Although most patients are happy with the treatment outcomes,

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October 18, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPatient ManagementPeriodontics

Careful Communication Cuts the Cost of Complications

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA, Certified Specialist in Periodontics; Assunta Piccini, CDAII; Stephanie Klok, BA, RDH

A 72-year-old female patient was referred to our office by her physician with the chief concern of a large granuloma on her lower lip. The patient had a medical history positive for hypertension, thyroid disease, hypercholesterolemia, osteopenia, sinusitis and eczema.

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October 18, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthOral SurgeryPeriodontics

Dental Implant Prosthetics: Using a Modified Installation Technique

by Emil L. A. Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Abstract Many clinicians prefer to install implant prosthetics by the screw-in method because they believe that this method allows for prosthesis retrievability. However, retrievability does not result from the prosthesis installation method, but relates to “Retrievability Features” created by the

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October 18, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneEditorialPeriodontics

The (Best Available) Evidence-Based Dentistry – “Go ahead, make my day and don’t floss!”

by Dr. Peter Birek

Well, it’s more accurate to say that an investigative journalist from Associated Press (AP) looked at the evidence about the effectiveness of flossing, and came to the conclusion that flossing does not help humanity. Since then, every patient and their

October 7, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthPeriodontics

Sunstar Pledges $250,000 to AAP for Innovative Periodontitis Research

by Oral Health

Sunstar Americas recently announced that it has pledged $250,000 to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) for a series of research grants to be awarded over a three-year period beginning in 2017. The first Sunstar Innovation Grant will award $30,000

September 15, 2016 News AnnouncementDentistryNewsOral HealthPeriodontics

American Academy of Periodontology Installs New President, Officers in San Diego

by Oral Health

Terrence J. Griffin, DMD, a periodontist in Boston, has been installed as the American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP’s) President during its 102ndAnnual Meeting, held Sept. 10-13, 2016, in San Diego. Other newly installed AAP leaders include President-elect Steven R. Daniel,

September 15, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

American Academy of Periodontology Recognizes Member Achievements

by Krysten McCumber

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) issued seven special recognitions to members for their contributions to the periodontics. The awardees were honored at a ceremony that took place during the AAP’s 102nd Annual Meeting, held Sept. 10-13 in San Diego.

June 24, 2016 News DentistryPeriodontics

Study: Gum Disease May Increase Lung Cancer Risk

by American Academy of Periodontology

An analysis of existing research reveals possible link between periodontal disease and the leading cause of cancer death Chinese researchers have found that individuals with periodontal disease—also known as gum disease—might be at an increased risk of developing lung cancer.

June 1, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryPeriodontics

Hyaluronic Acid Against Oral Lesions, A Trending Topic At The Journées Dentaires Internationales Du Qubéec 2016

by Oral Health

During the 46th Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ) held on May 30 & 31 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, more than 1,000 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental students discovered one of the most talked about healthcare

May 18, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticePeriodontics

Millennium Dental Technologies Receives First-of-Its Kind FDA Clearance for Tissue Regeneration

by Millennium Dental Technologies Inc.

Laser Assisted Procedure Stimulates Regrowth of Oral Tissue and Bone With periodontal disease evident in eighty-five percent of adults in the United States, Millennium Dental Technologies (MDT) is pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug

May 17, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticePeriodontics

Oral Health Innovations, Controversies Center of Dental Symposium

by University at Buffalo

World-renowned dental researchers will discuss pressing issues and advancements in dentistry at the upcoming symposium, “Innovations and Controversies in Oral Health: Connecting the Dots from Research to Practice.” Hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in cooperation

May 4, 2016 News DentistryPeriodontics

American Academy of Periodontology to Hold its 102nd Annual Meeting in San Diego

by American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

Registration Now Open to all Dental Professionals and Media The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) will hold its 102nd Annual Meeting September 10–13, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. This year’s event is presented in