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June 8, 2022 Feature General DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

A Dentist in the Mozambican Revolution – Noma, Civil War and More

by Joel Rosenbloom, DDS

My journey to Mozambique began at an early age with a fascination for Africa. I read what I could about the region and memorized all the African capital cities. I always had this dream to work there as a dentist.

March 15, 2022 Feature Dental TeamEditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Staff Shortage: Yet Another Challenge to Overcome

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Just when we thought that we had the PPE shortage issue under control, had put up barriers, air purifiers and made sure our patients felt safe to come back to the office for treatment, here comes yet another hurdle we

March 15, 2022 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Toothpastes in Dentistry: A Review

by Braedan R.J. Prete, BSc (Honours); Fady Barsoum; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICD, FICO, FACD

ABSTRACT Toothpastes have evolved substantially over the past few decades. Major strides have been made in the industry with the introduction of novel formulations that have the potential to provide significant clinical benefits. The main components of toothpastes are surfactants,

March 15, 2022 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Invasive Cervical Resorption: A Dental Pandemic or an Auto-immune Disease of the Mouth?

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Laser Dentistry

BACKGROUND: Six years ago, in the May issue of Oral Health, I wrote a case report on the successful treatment of root resorption in the lower premolar with the help of Er,Cr:YSGG and diode lasers. The case was diagnosed as

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March 15, 2022 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Dentist–technician Communication: We Can All Do Better!

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSc ; Karim Sahil, RDT, MDT

INTRODUCTION In the past few decades, dentistry and dental technology have advanced by leaps and bounds. These advances have been driven by improvements in computer processing power leading to advances in digital technology (CAD/CAM). The evolution in biomaterials has led

March 15, 2022 Feature General DentistryOral Health

A Review of Intraoral Appliances for Temporomandibular Disorders: Effectiveness, Types, Characteristics, and Indications for Use

by Sherif Elsaraj, DMD, MSc, PhD

This article is dedicated to Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, a dear supervisor, mentor, and a friend who has served the dental community since 1953. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Gornitsky since 2015. Dr. Gornitsky served as JGH

March 15, 2022 Feature CancerGeneral DentistryOral Health

Let’s Talk About HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer: Now What? Calling the Dental Team to Action!

by Cecilia Dong, DMD, BSc (Dent), MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C); Saranjeev Lalh, BSc, DDS, MD, FRCD(C); Lee Darichuk, BSc, DMD, MDent, FRCD(C); Peter Spafford, MD, FRCS(C); James Yacyshyn, BSc, DDS, MASc; Cheryl Cable, BSc, DDS, MBA, Prosthodontic and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Cert., FRCD(C)

Gone are the days when only tobacco and alcohol were the main risk factors that needed to be discussed with dental patients during head and neck cancer screening examinations. A widespread change in how patients are educated on prevention of

March 9, 2021 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Orofacial Pain (OFP): The Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Sherif Elsaraj, BSc, DMD, MSc

This editorial is dedicated to Dr John Miner, a dear friend and a colleague who has served the dental community since 1966. His positive energy and intellectual input will never be forgotten. Dr Miner was an active member of the

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

Laser Light Therapy: New and Not So New Hope for TMD Management

by Dr. Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Laser Dentistry

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the most common non tooth-related reasons for chronic orofacial pain, affecting 5-12% of the population with 75% of the population presenting at least one sign and 35% presenting at least one symptom of TMD. Women are

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryMarketing strategiesOral HealthPractice managementSocial media

A Next-Gen Approach to Practice Marketing

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting with Brian Hunter and Shad Treadaway

Brian Hunter and Shad Treadaway of tinyRHINO share their expertise on behavioural science and the role it can play in accelerating new patient growth Social Media Marketing 101 has been one of my top subjects for courses, lectures and articles

Acute pain management
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Molecular Iodine: Could This Be a Game Changer for Dentistry?

by Herb Moskowitz, DDS; Janice Goodman, DDS, MS Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain

It looks like 2020 is bringing the Canadian dental profession a gift, in the new selection of molecular iodine (I2) products from ioTech International. These products, surpass all of the existing gold standard disinfectants. Coming out of the gate, these

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

The MINIETM Laser Approach to Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Excellent Aesthetics!

by Preety Desai, BSc, DDS, Dip. Periodontics, MSc Laser Dentistry

One of the most gratifying, yet often overlooked procedures, in dentistry today, is the treatment of excessive gingival display (EGD), or the “gummy smile”. A multi-disciplinary approach to treatment includes: the general dentist; the periodontist; and perhaps the treating orthodontist.

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

Apicoectomy Performed Using the Er,Cr:YSGG Laser System: A Case Report

by William H. Chen, DMD, MAGD

Introduction Er,Cr:YSGG laser has been chosen to perform the apicoectomy1,9,13 as an alternative for the use of a scalpel and rotary instruments due to the laser’s precision, lack of vibration16,17 and lack of microfracture occurrence on hard tissues, such as

dentistry photography
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Photography Essentials in Dentistry

by Fred Peck, DDS, FAACD

As the saying goes, “do you know what the best camera is?” It’s the one that you have with you. Photography usage in dentistry is an essential part of proper documentation of a patient’s current condition. Just as a dentist

Activa Bioactive Cement
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cementing Crowns with Activa Bioactive Cement

by Marty Zase

Pulpdent’s dual-cure ACTIVA BioACTIVE-CEMENT is a game changer. As a bioactive product, the cement not only is a superb adhesive agent but also mimics nature and utilizes saliva as a source of minerals to aid in the natural development of

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOverall Health

Are You Saving Lives or Saving Teeth?

by Jeffrey J. Harrison, DDS

These are exciting times in dentistry. We have technology available today which allows us to complete dental surgery with greater precision and more comfort for our patients than we ever could before. More and more general practitioners are performing what

Acute pain management
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Use of Photobiomodulation for Oral Mucositis in Patients Receiving Chemoradiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer: A University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center Experience

by Annette Quinn, RN, MSN; David Clump, MD; Karen Holeva, MS; Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO

Introduction Oral mucositis (OM) is an acute complication resulting from chemoradiotherapy in the management of head and neck malignancies causing pain, decreased oral intake, risk of infection, and modifications to a patient’s treatment regimen. Over the last decade, the prevalence

Dentures and Orofacial Pain
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Dentures and Orofacial Pain: A Case Report

by Sherif M. Elsaraj, DMD, MS; Mervyn Gornitsky, DDS, FRCD; Ana Miriam Velly, DDS, MS, PhD

Abstract Orofacial pain can pose a diagnostic challenge to a practitioner who is examining a patient with history of facial pain. Known and unknown aetiologies can contribute to pain symptoms. There are often problems arising from the subjective nature of

Acute pain management
March 3, 2020 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

The Opioid Crisis

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Remember a few years back, when a new regulation came into effect that required us to ask our patients for a piece of ID when we wanted to prescribe something as common as Tylenol #3? Personally, I thought, “Oh sure,

April 3, 2017 News BlogsGeneral DentistryTrends in Dental Education

Your Top Picks: March 2017

by Oral Health

Spring is (sort of) in the air and your top pick are in for March 2017! Our website tries to cover clinical articles, dental news, and helpful videos and blogs to fill in the rest. There’s a lot of new