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February 16, 2017 Feature Cloud computingComputer softwareDental Hygiene

Top 3 Reasons for Choosing Cloud-based Dental Software

by Feda Bashbishi

In the past few years, the cloud-based dental software was introduced to the dental industry. Many articles and blogs were written to explain this new technology and why dental professionals should consider it for their business. However, most of those

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

The Right Question

by Debra Engelhardt Nash

“How’s your dog?” “What’s new with the kids?” “Are there any changes in your health history?” These are typical and appropriate questions to ask patients during their recare visit. But there is one question that sometimes isn’t asked that should

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneDental Office

Wipe Away Your Worries: How to Choose the Right Wipe

by Barbara Albom, RDH

Regardless of where your office is located or what type of practice you work in, a common factor is Infection Control. Everyone needs a surface disinfectant to keep the workplace clean and safe. Not all surface disinfectants are created equally.

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental CareDental Hygiene

Setting the Record Straight About Toothpaste Abrasivity

by Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD

Dental professionals hear a lot of opinions about toothpaste abrasivity. There are misunderstandings about the meaning of relative dentin abrasion (RDA) values and what they convey about the safety of a toothpaste. It can be difficult to distinguish fact from

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental equipmentDental Hygiene

Steam Sterilization: It’s in the Bag!

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

The question, “paper or plastic” takes on an entirely new meaning when related to instrument sterilization in the dental office. Classified as a medical device, there are stringent criteria for manufacturing of sterilization packaging. Quality sterilization pouches, usually constructed of

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Editorial: Doctor, Doctor… Teach Me, Teach Me

by Catherine Wilson

US-based The Pew Research Group has a special unit following oral healthcare. Recently, it released a blog on three issues facing Americans (yes, it translates to us) oral healthcare: affordability, affordability, affordability. Dental care is one of the most unmet

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

The Fine Line Between Business and Science

by Oral Health

Congratulations for lunching AT THE ROOT in your January 2017 edition! The column promises to maintain and enhance Oral Health relevance. Over the years, the journal has maintained an effective balance between the business and the scientific sides of dentistry.

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyClinical case reportOral Health

Ludwig’s Angina – A Case Report

by Christos Papadopoulos, DDS; Andrew Wong, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Jason Choi, DDS, FRCD(C); Wa Sham Cheung, DDS, FRCD(C)

Introduction Ludwig’s angina was first reported by Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig in 1836. It is a severe and quickly spreading cellulitis characterized by significant involvement of the submandibular, sublingual and occasionally submental space. This condition is potentially fatal if not

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Safety of Dental Anaesthesia – A Short Literature Review

by Alia El-Mowafy, BDS

Caleb Sears was a healthy six-year-old boy in California that went to his oral surgeon’s office for a routine extraction under general anaesthesia (GA). Unfortunately, Caleb did not survive the procedure. He suffered hypoxic brain damage and he was not

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Barriers to Deep Sedation and General Anaesthesia in Dentistry

by Soheil Khojasteh, DDS; MSc Candidate (Dental Anaesthesiology)

Dental anaesthesiologists are dental specialists who administer deep sedation or general anaesthesia (DS/GA) to patients in order to facilitate dental treatment. The indications for DS/GA in dentistry are vast and include, but are not limited to: anxiety associated with dental

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Editorial: The Extinction of the Operator-Anaesthetist?

by Dr. Peter Nkansah

Recently the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario chose to update the Standard of Practice for the Use of Sedation and Anaesthesia in Dental Practice. While this was a semi-scheduled review (the document is revised roughly every five years),

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistryTradeshows

Conference Preview: Pacific Dental Conference 2017

by Oral Health

The largest dental conference in North America is back this spring. Hosting at the Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia, the Pacific Dental Conference will have over 300 exhibiting companies and over 200 opportunities for hands-on courses and lectures. Over

January 5, 2017 Feature DentistryOral Health

At the Root: Happy New Year, 2017 Edition

by Catherine Wilson

As many of you know, Fall, 2011 saw the 100th anniversary of Oral Health, the publication for all practicing dentists in Canada, as well as 3rd and 4th year dental students and dental labs. That first issue was sent to

January 5, 2017 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

White Lesion Eradication Using Resin Infiltration

by Linda Greenwall, BDS, MGDS, RCS, MSc, MRD, RCS, FFGDP

Introduction Over the last decade it has been noted that there is an increasing incidence of white marks on erupting teeth. Some of this is due to a condition called Molar Incisor Hypoplasia (MIH) where both erupting incisors and first

January 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Aesthetic Restoration of the Primary Anterior Dentition

by Lawrence Yanover, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)

One of the greatest challenges in paediatric dentistry is aesthetic restoration of the primary maxillary dentition. We are faced with both a restorative and behaviour management challenge due to the lack of cooperation often exhibited by young children. These patients

January 5, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPaediatric Dentistry

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Mandibular Crowding in the Mixed Dentition

by Bruno L. Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD(C); Tracey J. Hendler, DDS, D. Ortho, MSD, FRCD(C)

Crowding, or tooth size arch length deficiency, is one of the most common reasons that people seek orthodontic treatment for themselves or their children. As permanent mandibular anterior teeth erupt a primary tooth may become over-retained leading to a double

January 5, 2017 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Editorial: The Stainless Steel Crown Revisited

by Keith Titley, BDS, Dip Paedo, MSD, FRCD(C) and Alison Sigal, B.H. Kin, DDS, MSc (Ped Dent), FRCD(C)

Sixteen years ago, Titley and Farkouh (2001) published a paper in this journal entitled “The Stainless Steel Crown – An Underused Restoration in Paediatric Dentistry.” A review of the current literature indicates that stainless steel crowns (SSC’s) continue to be

December 2, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Heroic Dentistry – Courage or Folly?

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

Every day we come to the rescue of our patients by taking them out of pain, combating the results of an accident, reversing the ravages of time or simply getting them ready for a special day in their lives. We

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Evidence-Based Dentistry: How to Find Answers to Apply in Clinical Practice

by Eduardo B. Moffa, DDS, PhD1-2; Bella Luna Colombini Ishikiriama, DDS, PhD2; Yuliya Mulyiar, DDS, Student1; Harinder H. Sandhu, DDS, PhD1; Thais Marchini de Oliveira, DDS, PhD2; Maria Aparecida A. M. Machado, DDS, PhD2; Walter L. Siqueira, DDS, PhD1*

Evidence-Based Medicine Since the 1980s, when McMaster Medical School in Canada termed the process of integrating scientific information into medical practice, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), it was formally adapted by the Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, and a new paradigm for medical

December 2, 2016 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Heroic Restorative Repairs – A Universal Adhesive

by George Freedman, DDS, FAACD, FIADFE

The task of repairing restorations has historically been an unproductive procedure in the dental practice. Dental professionals have learned through extensive personal experience that repairs, whether intra- or extra-oral, have a very poor prognosis. In fact, no matter how carefully