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July 16, 2010 News Cone beam computed tomography

But not for everyone in Ontario……problematic, pathetic or pity..

by ken

I have no affiliation with any product being shown in this You Tube video.  I find it unconscionable that I cannot purchase and use small FOV cbCT in my Ontario office to facilitate diagnosis at a level consistent with nine

July 16, 2010 News General News

Prostate Disease Linked to Gum Disease

by ken

by Administrator – dentalblogs.com About 8% of the population suffers with prostate disease,or prostatitis. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found that patients with prostatitis have a lower clinical attachment level (CAL) between gums and teeth. The link stems from

July 15, 2010 News Keeping you guessing

We’re only human – erratum

by ken

Apologies and mea culpa to Dr. H. Nowzari   An article appearing in: Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2010 Mar;31(2):154, 156-8, 160 passim written by Dr. Nowzari was inadvertently included in the Oral Health blog without attribution. As well, the following was sent to

July 14, 2010 News Cone beam computed tomography


by ken

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is the most important diagnostic tool to be afforded dental diagnosis since Professor Roentgen published his paper, “On A New Kind of Rays” in 1895.  Although many have been quick to see the value of CBCT and have

July 13, 2010 News Endodontics

Blogs, blogs,we got blogs

by ken

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July 10, 2010 News General News

The Quest for an HIV vaccine

by ken

From the Wall Street Journal HIV research is undergoing a renaissance that could lead to new ways to develop vaccines against the AIDS virus and other viral diseases. In the latest development, U.S. government scientists say they have discovered three

July 9, 2010 News Anaesthesia

Dental Vibe 3-in-1 Anesthetic Injection

by ken

I would normally never use this blog to promote a “product”, however, the referencing of the Melzack and Wall Gate Control Theory (the concepts of convergence and modulation reduced the emphasis on disruption of neuronal pathways led to the idea that pain could be controlled by modulation–reduce

July 8, 2010 News Implantology

Dentist seeks U.S. class action suit vs. Nobel Biocare

by ken

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swiss dental implant maker Nobel Biocare has been sued by a California dentist seeking class-action status on behalf of dentists whose patients have suffered complications such as bone loss from one of its products. A company spokesman

July 7, 2010 News Endodontics

Where’s Waldo?

by ken

Wonderful posting from an endodontic forum by a talented clinician – Javier Pascual……his first language is Spanish, but pictures speak in every language. Asymptomatic tooth. Ortho treatment just finished. Patient is not happy with the color. GP treatment plan: endo

July 6, 2010 News General News

Calling Out to Canadian Dentists

by catherine

Hope for Haiti is a small group of volunteers located in St. Marys, Ontario. The group was formed in 1990.  They spent their first few years working in Central America.  In 1992 they visited Haiti and worked in Lature, a mountain area about twenty

July 6, 2010 News Endodontics

What would you do to treat this case?

by ken

The raw power of the internet is the ability to shift gears on the fly………the blog is in its infancy, we’re following a trodden path………perhaps we need to invent our own path and journey on one not only less travelled,

July 5, 2010 News Decay assessment and prevention

Team examines how to rapidly assess children’s tooth decay risk

by ken

ScienceDaily (July 2, 2010) — Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry have determined that ATP-driven (adenosine triphosphate-driven) bioluminescence — a way of measuring visible light generated from ATP contained in bacteria — is an innovative tool

July 5, 2010 News General News

Um? Um; um; Um? Um; um

by ken

Researchers have recently published a study that analyzes the effects that periodontal disease and tooth loss have on the decline of cognitive abilities. The outcome determined that there may be a link that will undoubtedly give patients and dentists a

July 4, 2010 News Practice management


by ken

Back in April, Google officially re-branded Google Local Search as Google Places. Why the rebrand? There are a couple of motivations as I see it: A,,) Google wants to dominate the local search wars, and B) Google is attempting to position

July 2, 2010 News General News

Boning up on Bone Drugs

by ken

More Magazine–June 1, 2010    by Katharine Davis Fishman Late last fall I started walking like a penguin. The array of specialists I waddled in to see–the anesthesiologist, the physiatrist (a doctor who supervises physical therapy and rehabilitation), the rheumatologist,

June 30, 2010 News General News

New technique made cavity disappear in about a month, mice study found

by ken

by Eric Bland Dentists could soon hang up their drills. A new peptide, embedded in a soft gel or a thin, flexible film and placed next to a cavity, encourages cells inside teeth to regenerate in about a month, according

June 28, 2010 News General News

Custom-Fit Mouth Tray for Teeth Bleaching May Improve Oral Health of Senior Citizens

by ken

Caregiver & Elder Care News  ‘We’ve noticed through whitening patients’ teeth… as they bleached, their teeth got squeaky clean and their gingival health improved.’ Additionally,when health problems or medications cause xerostomia,or dry mouth, the lack of saliva reduces the mouth’s

June 28, 2010 News Endodontics

Malpractice claims in endodontics – Are you surprised?

by ken

A recent study by Givol, Rosen, Taicher & Tsesis, published in the Journal of Endodontics, points out some interesting facts about malpractice claims in endodontics. Image via Wikipedia Endodontic claims are the most frequently filed malpractice claims in dentistry. It

June 27, 2010 News Practice management

Ah, c’mon already!!!!

by ken

Ontario Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) – Dentists The Ontario government announced in its March 26, 2009 budget, that it will adopt a single sales tax system effective July 1, 2010. This new system will combine the 5% Federal Goods and

June 27, 2010 News General News

“Mouth breather” – it’s no laughing matter…

by ken

        Erik Wojciechowski dreaded bedtime. The five-year-old tossed and turned, snored, and was often up before the sun. He wore the marks of a rough night’s sleep on his face, his mother, Lisa Leonardi, says. “He would