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June 7, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and, indeed, all of the dental profession have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for over sixteen months. The first few months were particularly difficult. Oral and maxillofacial surgical care, and dental care in general, was

Cannabinoid Medicine
June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Re: Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

I wish to thank Joan Hutchings for her timely article but perhaps not for the reasons that she might think. She offers a quote from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) which states adamantly that, “…dental offices

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

In Memoriam: Dr. Howard I. Holmes 1947-2021

by Oral Health

As you enjoy this issue of Oral Health, I would ask that you all observe a moment to honour and celebrate the life of a champion of our Profession. An Oral Health consultant and contributor for over a decade, Dr.

Cannabinoid Medicine
June 7, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral HealthOral SurgeryOverall Health

Burnout in Canadian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

by Tania P. Pynn, BScN, MHS; William J. Montelpare, PhD; Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Studies on occupational stress in healthcare professionals are not new, however limited information is available on stress impact and ultimately burnout in oral and maxillofacial surgeons and residents.1,2 Occupational stress is the outcome of the clash between job-related factors

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Desmoid Fibromatosis of the Maxillofacial Region: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

by Razan Baabdullah, BDS; Jordan Gigliotti, DMD, MD, CM, FRCD(C); Nicholas Makhoul, DMD, MD, FRCD(C), FACS; Sungmi Jung, MD

Introduction: Desmoid tumor (DT), desmoid fibromatosis (DF) or aggressive fibromatosis, is a rare, benign, but locally aggressive, soft tissue tumor.1 The most common sites are the abdominal wall, mesentery, and chest wall.2 Approximately 7-15% of DTs occur in the head

Cannabinoid Medicine
June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

The Future of Cannabis/Cannabinoid Medicine and Orofacial Pain

by Hance Clarke, MD PhD; Yuvaraj Kotteeswaran, MD

Cannabis and cannabinoid medicine has been around for centuries. A growing number of countries have created a legal framework within which cannabis and its plant extracts are now legally accessible. Although it would be great to embrace cannabis today as

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Keys to the Successful Management of Patients with Pathologic Lesions of Oral Soft Tissues

by Chad Robertson, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Dental professionals must consider themselves the experts in pathological conditions of the oral cavity. This includes not only the teeth, but also the soft tissues and bone surrounding the teeth. There are no medical specialties that have comparable training and

September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Orthognathic Surgery with Clear Aligner Therapy

by Dr. Marco Caminiti DDS, MEd, FRCDC (OMFS); Dr. Tiantong Lou DMD, MSc, FRCDC (Ortho)

The rise of the digital age has transformed orthodontics as we know it.1 Due to its increasing popularity, Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT) has become a mainstay of contemporary orthodontics.2 This trend is largely due to the growing demand among prospective

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

Out of Africa: Surgical Skills & Life Experiences

by Dr. Bruce R. Pynn

In the 1990s, I initiated a resident exchange between our program at the University of Toronto and the same Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical program at the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (RSA). The registrar (resident) from their university

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

An End? Or Simply a Transition…

by Miller Smith, DDS, MD, FRCD(C), FACS, FRCS(Edin)

Viewpoint: As we entered 2020, many of us were looking forward to future travel plans, CAOMS courses and events, using our recently purchased tools and keeping on with our routines.Advertisement In a few short months, we have been inundated with

January 10, 2020 News New TechnologiesNewsOral Surgery

The First Surgical Robot Designed for Dental Implant Surgery, Yomi®, Surpasses 1000 Implants

by Street Insider

Since 2000 more than 4 million robotic-assisted surgeries have taken place across multiple medical specialties including Cardiovascular, Neurology, and Orthopedics. Until the launch of Yomi, the first and only FDA cleared robot-assisted dental surgery system, dentistry has not been able to benefit

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryImplantologyOral HealthOral SurgeryProduct Report

Dynamic Navigation: Predictable Implant Placement In Close Proximity To Sinus Floor

by Jim Yeganegi, BSc, DMD

The goal of the implant surgeon is to place an implant in the ideal position, that will support a prosthesis with the best long-term prognosis, while managing important anatomical landmarks. With the aid of Cone Beam CT scans the implant

June 10, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthOral Surgery

Optimal Canal Disinfection: Concepts, Materials And Evidence-Based Protocols

by Richard Mounce, DDS; David McCarty, DDS

Canal disinfection, controlled memory nickel titanium, CBCT imaging, surgical microscopes, among other advances, have changed the clinical practice of endodontics dramatically in the past 20 years. CBCT provides a three-dimensional pre-operative guide to canal anatomy, which is subsequently interpreted through

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Management of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery

by Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, BDS, MSc, PhD; Jordan Prince, BSc, DDS; Yasser Alali, DDS; Marco F. Caminiti, DDS, MEd, FRCD(C) (OMFS)

Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. OSA has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates as well as decreased quality-of-life. Certain patients with

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Maxillofacial Hardware – A Review Of Techniques And Radiographic Appearance For The General Practitioner

by Nadir Elias, Iain A. Nish, Bruce R. Pynn

The general dentist may often encounter patients that have undergone maxillofacial surgery at some point in the past. These patients may present with findings that include the presence of fixation hardware that is placed during surgical procedures. This hardware may

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

The MINIE™ Laser Extraction – A Novel Approach To Removal Of Teeth!

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

Introduction Dentists are bombarded with numerous products from our dental suppliers’ trying to sell us on the fantasy of an “atraumatic tooth extraction”, promising to improve on what we were taught in dental school. This is all in an effort

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Temporal Space Abscess Misdiagnosed As Temporal Arteritis: A Case Report

by Gordon B. Wong, BSc, BEd, MSc, DDS, Dip. Oral Surg., MRCD(C), Bed

Introduction Temporal space abscesses are rare deep neck infections1 that can easily create challenges in diagnosis. Early presenting symptoms of persistent and unrelenting facial pain and trismus have been misdiagnosed as temporomandibular joint dysfunction,2,3,4,5 parotitis,2,3,5,6 trigeminal neuralgia5,7 and diabetic neuropathy

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Metastatic Colorectal And Lung Adenocarcinoma To The Oral Cavity: A Report Of Two Cases

by Johnson Cheung, DDS, MSc, BMSc; Nicholas Emanuele, DDS, BBA; Amy Suhr, DDS, BA, Diplomate ABOMS; Guy Barzan, DDS, MD, MSc; Martin Bullock, MD; Chad Robertson, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Metastatic dissemination to the jaws and oral cavity is a rare phenomenon for the natural course and progression of cancer. Amongst all oral malignancies, metastatic tumors account for only 1% of cases.1 However, in up to 25% of cases,

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Vigilance Is Subject To Fatigue

by Kevin McCann

From 30 May until 1 June 2019, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons from across Canada will convene in Calgary, AB for the 66th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS). The meeting is an excellent

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – What is That?

by Bruce R. Pynn

The Internationally recognized specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) has its historic origins through innovations arising from the care of the wounded in theatres of global conflict. The combined skills of Medicine and Dentistry that were acquired through these