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May 18, 2022 News NewsRoot Canal

Tooth Survival After Root Canal Varies Widely Across U.S. Regions

by McKnights

Tooth longevity can range from nine to 20 years after a root canal procedure, depending in part on where one lives, a new study has found. The study is the first of its kind to include community dental clinics, where

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Expanding The Dental Hygienist’s Role: A Focus on Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

The first time I heard Dr. Bradley Bale, MD, and Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, speak about their latest research and the effect of oral health on arterial disease was at a 2016 AAOSH conference. From that point, I began to

May 11, 2022 News Cone beam computed tomographyDental TechnologyNews

Diagnocat’s Artificial Intelligence Cloud Based Software for Dental X-Rays and 3D/CBCT Imaging is Cleared for Approval by Health Canada!

by Diagnocat

Diagnocat’s dental AI imaging technology for dental professionals identifies over 30 common dental conditions on X-Rays, Pans and CBCT’s, including caries, calculus, periapical lesions and identifying rare pathologies on the CBCT images. Diagnocat offers the only 2D and 3D artificial

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May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthRoot Canal

The Ultimate Shaping System: An Opening for 3D Cleaning and Filling Root Canals

by Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, FICD, FACD

New and potentially disruptive technologies come to market each year, proclaiming to improve on what came before. Many of these newcomers have virtually no evidence-based research to support claims of better, easier, or faster. Oftentimes, these new brands are merely

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthRoot Canal

Identifying Clinical Parameters Used by Clinicians to Determine the Need for Biopsy During Surgical Root Canal Procedures

by Lisa Johnson, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Isabel Mello, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

keywords: surgical root canal procedures, histopathology, biopsy, non-endodontic lesions, guidelines Abstract The aim of this study was to identify clinical parameters used by endodontists to determine the need for histopathological assessment of periapical tissues collected during surgical root canal procedures,

May 4, 2022 News NewsPatients with disabilities

Dental Students Learn Empathy Through Simulation

by Vital Record

“I created my own suit, if you will,” said Simmi Patel, DDS, opening a duffel bag full of supplies. “It’s all to show that when we have patients with disabilities, we need to rethink our instructions with them.” Patel, a clinical

May 4, 2022 News NewsOral HealthOverall HealthSleep apneaSleep disorders

Medit and Panthera Dental Announce the Creation of a Fully Integrated Digital Workflow for the Provision of Dental Sleep Devices.

by Panthera Dental

Dentists using Medit’s intraoral scanning technology can now provide high quality treatments for patients suffering from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in just a few clicks, following the addition of new functionality. For the first time, Medit users have

May 3, 2022 News Dental ProductNewsRoot Canal

Septodont Announces a New Product Launch BioRoot ™Flow – Bioceramic Root Canal Sealer

by Septodont

Septodont, leading manufacturer of dental anesthetics, announces a new and exciting bioceramic root canal sealer – BioRoot™ Flow.  Clinical advantages of this proprietary hydraulic sealer technology include: Creates an alkaline environment unfavorable for bacterial growth Long-lasting Ca release essential for

May 3, 2022 News NewsOral HealthResearch

Multidisciplinary Research Takes Centre Stage

by Schulich Medicine and Dentistry

Schulich Dentistry Research Day attracted more than 300 participants from across Canada and featured 22 student oral presentations in a range of research areas. For Dr. Noha Gomaa, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Dentistry Research, it was the diversity

Education
May 2, 2022 News BlogsContinuing EducationDental TeamPractice management

Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

It is an interesting contradiction to talk to dental students about the importance of learning about the business side of dentistry. The response I receive to offering training on management, human resources, marketing and financial planning is that they are

Health and Fitness
April 29, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

For the Pun of It: Health and Fitness Ideas to Help You Find What Fits

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

In March 2020, Oral Health published my most-viewed article. Surprisingly, it wasn’t about preparing, marketing and selling a dental practice. Apparently, in-depth talks about taxes, practice values, employment contracts and leases aren’t that sexy. It actually was a weight-loss piece

Opioids
April 29, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePain managementPractice management

The Silent Pandemic: Dentistry in the Time of Opioids

by Dr. Michelle Budd, Patient Safety Consultant; Julian Perez, Senior Vice-President of Legal and Risk

On a Friday afternoon, a dentist’s mind raced. Her patient was asking for a fifth refill of Percocet. The dentist was positive that the pain from a third molar extraction had passed and feared the patient had a substance dependence

Artificial Intelligence
April 29, 2022 Feature Dental TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Artificial Intelligence: New Technology vs. the Old Me

by Dr. Bruce Pynn, MSC, DDS, FRCD

“Alexa, give me the number of new patients in January 2022.” “Siri, play my patient’s favourite music.”Advertisement “Hey Google, tell my patients some jokes.” “Alexa, start the timer for the dental sterilizer.” Who are these people that we always speak

April 29, 2022 News Gum DiseaseNewsOral Health

Gum Health Day 2022 Calls for Prevention, Early Detection, and Effective Treatment of Gum Diseases

by European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)

“Treat your gums” is the slogan for Gum Health Day 2022, a worldwide awareness campaign organized by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). The event aims to inform the public of the detrimental effects of gum diseases – gingivitis, periodontitis,

April 27, 2022 News Dental equipmentDental TechnologyNewsScanners

Envista Completes Acquisition of Carestream Dental’s Intraoral Scanner Business

by Envista

Envista Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NVST) (“Envista”) today announced the completion of the acquisition of Carestream Dental’s Intraoral Scanner business. As previously announced, this business will be rebranded as DEXIS and will operate as part of the Envista Equipment and Consumables

April 19, 2022 Video Cone beam computed tomographyDental VideoImplantology

Weekly Wisdom: Indications for the Use of CBCT in Implant Dentistry

by Oral Health

  Dr. Mark Lin, Director of TIDE, discusses the indications for the use of cone beams in implant dentistry in this episode of Weekly Wisdom.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight

April 19, 2022 News DentistryNewsRoot Canal

Dentist Not Required to Disclose Low Risk of Chronic Pain From Root Canal: B.C. Court of Appeal

by Jason Tan, Canadian Lawyer

Severe, chronic, nerve-related pain is not a material, special, or unusual risk associated with a root canal procedure that a dentist is required to disclose, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has found. In Parhar v. Weaver, 2022 BCCA 134, Dr.

April 12, 2022 News ConferenceContinuing EducationNews

Clinical Research Dental® Hosts the Canadian Rockies Dental Conference in Banff, Alberta

by Clinical Research Dental

Clinical Research Dental is pleased to announce the Canadian Rockies Dental Conference sponsored by Hands-OnLine LIVE, August 11-13, 2022, hosted at The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta. The Canadian Rockies Dental Conference is open to all dental professionals with

TREATMENT ACCEPTANCE
March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneTreatment planning

The Hygienist’s Role in Permission-Based Treatment Presentation

by Carrie Webber, Owner & Chief Communications Officer, The Jameson Group

Do these statements sound familiar? Discussing treatment with patients makes me feel pushy. I don’t want our patients to feel “sold” to. Our patients would never want to hear above and beyond the minimal care needed. If you have ever

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 14)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

This issue we take our final in-depth look at the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification. We’re excited to bring you more Q&As from Gabriele Maycher in 2022 on such topics as client care, record keeping, technical skills, office communication, and much