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May 12, 2021 News NewsOral HealthOverall Health

Study Examines Connection Between Oral and General Health in Patients with Diabetes

by American Academy of Family Physicians

Individuals with diabetes are at greater risk of developing oral health issues, like gum disease, yet care for these linked health issues are usually disconnected, split between primary care and dental care. A research team from the University of Amsterdam

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Dental Hygiene Visits and Overall Health During COVID-19

by Dr. Jerry Baluta, DDS

It’s been over a year since we all began living in our COVID-19 inspired modified reality. As industry professionals, we know the importance of regular dental hygiene appointments and we have a responsibility to ensure our patients are protecting their

May 11, 2021 News DentistryNew TechnologiesNews

Researchers Move Closer to Regenerative Dentistry with 3D Printing

by 3D Printing Industry

A team of interdisciplinary researchers at KU Leuven University have taken a step closer to being able to regrow teeth from the root using 3D printing. Dental conditions resulting from trauma and developmental anomalies can often affect developing permanent teeth, particularly in

April 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePatient ManagementPractice Management

How You as a Hygienist Can Improve the Patient Experience

by Dr. Christopher Young, Young Family Dental

Dental hygienists are a key part in ensuring that patients are satisfied with their visit at the dental practice. As a hygienist, you not only assist your patients with their oral hygiene, you also are responsible for helping educate them

April 14, 2021 News DentistryNew TechnologiesNews

Dentulu Closes $2.5 Million Seed Fund Round for Aggressive Development of Its Global Teledentistry Platform

by Dentulu Inc.

Acquires Robohealer AI, Adding Artificial Intelligence Capabilities to Its Software Platform and Announces Expansion of the Dentulu Strategic Partner Network Dentulu announces the closing of an initial seed round investment of $2.5M as well as the acquisition of Robohealer AI.

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryDental TechnologyOral Health

Optimizing Communication Using Digital and Analog Technology with Monolithic Restorative Solutions

by Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT

The speed of advancement in the world of digital technology has made a tremendous impact in dentistry. The way we look at this advancement is quite important. With the influx of artificial intelligence powered robots, robots may perhaps augment humans

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

A Digital Workflow to Improve the Single-Unit Anterior Implant Success

by Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract The anterior single unit implant can present a challenging dilemma to both the restorative dentist and the surgeon. Several factors may present that can adversely affect the final restorative outcome of cases such as these. Appropriate planning and execution

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

3D Printing in Your Office: Better Outcomes in Minimal Time

by Susan McMahon, DMD, AAACD; Alexis Kuzemchak, Dental Student Class of 2025

Increasingly, more dental professionals are embracing digital dentistry and the technologies that accompany it. Pivoting to digital dentistry streamlines many processes while increasing convenience, comfort, and creating better clinical outcomes for patients and practitioners alike. With the inevitable march of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Case Study: Begin With the End in Mind – From Wax to Composite

by W. Johnston Rowe, Jr. DDS, AAACD

Introduction For many dental students the first-year class focused on Dental Anatomy and Morphology is their initial “real” introduction to a life-long, in-depth professional relationship with teeth. While the lecture portion of the course may closely resemble the format of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Responsible Aesthetics with Severe Discolouration: How Can Digital Help Us?

by Sunny Virdi, DMD; Murad Zaman, DMD; Amarjit Rihal, DDS

New opportunities are one of the many reasons people immigrate from Canada from all over the world. The same is true for our patient who arrived in Winnipeg in 2013 from Adama (formerly Nazareth), Ethiopia. This 37-year-old female was seen

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Immediate Replacement of an Infected Incisor – A 15-Year Follow-Up: A Case Report

by Axel Wöst, DMD

Immediate restoration of teeth that are not worth preserving, with implants in the aesthetically demanding anterior region, is a challenge in everyday practice. The case study described here shows an immediate implantation to replace the right upper incisor with persistent

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

Simplifying Anterior Restorations in Aesthetic Implant Dentistry

by Jose Viquez, DDS, Cert. Prostho.; FRCD(C)

The dental implant is a prosthetic device delivered through a surgical process. It allows clinicians to replace one or multiple missing teeth without damaging the remaining dentition. Many attempts have been made in the literature to define the success, failure,

Digital models were calibrated with the patient’s facial photographs ensuring the digital wax-up appropriately addressed all areas of visual tension. Facial flow analysis was completed ensuring the teeth sat in harmony within the patients face.
April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Management of Multiple Diastemas with Indirect Restorations

by Bharat Agrawal, MSc AesDent

With rapid progression in the science of restorative dentistry, particularly since the advent of ‘adhesive’ techniques, it is irrefutable that the demand and interest in cosmetic restorations has increased both from dentists and patients alike. Numerous materials and techniques are

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryInnovations in dentistryNew TechnologiesOral Health

Logged On For Online Learning: COVID-19 Supercharged Industry Adoption of Digital Education, But is the Trend Here to Stay?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Being asked to quarantine throughout much of 2020 reshaped much of our common life together, including how we as clinicians pursue continuing education. As we all continue the transition out of “crisis mode” toward the “new normal,” I wanted to

April 12, 2021 News BlogsOverall HealthPractice ManagementWellness

How To Manage Dental Patients Dealing With Poor Mental Health

by Dr. Ben Lynch

The last year has been chaotic for a myriad of reasons, and there can’t be many people around who haven’t suffered as a result. The most common damage, of course, is psychological. People have lost loved ones, been left in

Taking the Technology Step
April 5, 2021 News BlogsDental TechnologyNew TechnologiesPractice management

Taking the Technology Step

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

It was right around this time in 2018, I presented before a group of dentists and office managers in Ottawa. Most of them were 45 years of age and older. The topic: technology that many experts predicted would become commonplace

7 Key Distinctions That Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance
April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient ManagementPractice managementPractice Operations

7 Key Distinctions That Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance

by Dr. Paul Homoly

There are seven key distinctions that set the bar for consistently delivering an ideal new patient experience and increasing satisfaction, retention, and referrals. Making a “distinction” involves refining one’s thinking. Dentists are good at making clinical distinctions. For example, recognizing

Sleep Apnea
March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthSleep apneaSleep disorders

Sleep Apnea: a NOT-so-Silent Killer

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH President of rdhu

What dental hygienists need to know to help save lives Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by upper airway collapse during sleep. OSA is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders and is potentially fatal, affecting approximately 4-9%

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental equipmentDental Hygiene

Equipment On the Go: One RDH Decides to Rent Her Equipment to Those in Need

by Jennifer Grzebien, RDH

At the age of 26, I decided to go back to school and become a RDH. I sought a change from retail management and wanted to do something that provided greater job opportunities and greater job satisfaction. What has taken