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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 MINIETM 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

February 24, 2014 News ClinicalCranio facial painGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOral Surgery

Cleft Lip and Palate: How Adulthood Surgeries Can Be Avoided

by Kahaliah Richards

The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal – Advancements in medical science are astounding. You may no longer need corrective lenses due to an outpatient laser procedure, 15 pounds can be shed with a body wrap, and there is even surgical “super glue.” Unfortunately,

February 7, 2012 News Oral Surgery

We do more than just pull teeth by Thunder…..

by ken

Material has been provided by Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation and its partners.   Dr. Bruce Pynn’s patients sometimes become puzzled when they hear he is an oral surgeon. “I’ll be stitching up someone in the Emergency Department who has a nasty facial laceration

January 25, 2012 News Oral Surgery

Oral surgery protocol to control bleeding for heart patients shows positive results

by ken

From Dental Tribune USA Jan 24/12 NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Cardiac patients who take anticoagulant medications and need a tooth extraction face an increased risk of bleeding that must be addressed by the treating clinician. Therefore, experts say, a protocol

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

May 11, 2011 News Oral Surgery

Can Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Gel Enhance Healing After Surgical Extraction of Mandibular Third Molars?

by ken

From the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – May 7, 2011 Olufemi K. Ogundipe,  Vincent I. Ugboko  and Folusho J. Owotade  Purpose This investigation assesses the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gel on postoperative pain, swelling, and trismus as well as

January 5, 2011 News Oral Surgery

Is Oral Surgery Safe When Taking Blood Thinning Medications

by ken

Posted by Dr. Todd Welch on Jan 5, 2011 in Oral Surgery This questions brings up two important topics: what does warfarin do and what are the consequences for tooth removal or any other oral surgical procedures. Let’s take them