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April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

I’m Not ‘Just’ A Dental Hygienist…

by Annick Ducharme, RDH

Are you a dentist? Oh no, I’m “just” a dental hygienist! Advertisement I’ve often heard that disparaging remark, such a short sentence but so infinitely revealing of a person’s perception of his or her profession. Unfortunately, it conveys a negative

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April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

A Missing Tooth

by Sophie Labelle, CDA

In dentistry, the best asset to a dental operatory is a dental assistant who makes organization a priority. A dental assistant’s first approach to treatment planning is to predetermine and pre-prepare what has to be accomplished. I begin by verifying

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April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

Predictable Treatment Planning and Final Cosmetic Restorations Using a Single Photograph

by Alain Methot, DDS

Introduction Aesthetic results come from the practitioner’s combination of clinical smile design principles and artistic judgments. Each practitioner has their own vision of the final smile. The main goal is to provide a natural and pleasing appearance for the patient’s

figure 10-Postoperative full-facial view of the author chairside-instead of in the chair-where she can help patients fully understand the benefits of their comprehensive dentistry.
April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

Walking the Walk

by Shannon L. Pace, CDA

Introduction I recently received a gift from one of my patients with a note on the front that said not to open it until I got home. When I got home, I opened the card and in a box was

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April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

Conservative Anterior Esthetic Treatment with Porcelain Veneers

by Les Rykiss, DMD

I think that most practitioners agree that in this day and age, we are all trying to do ideal cosmetic dentistry. We attend the seminars by the talented cosmetic dentists that advocate minimal or no prep veneers such as Lumineers,

May 23, 2008 News Dental HygieneOral Health

ODHA Welcomes New President

by Oral Health

Margaret Detlor, RDH, is the new president of the Ontario dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA).She has been a hygienist for 20 years and in 2002, started a mobile practice serving residents in long-term care homes.She can be reached through the ODHA

May 2, 2008 News Dental HygieneOral HealthPublic Health

American Dental Association Stresses Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

by Oral Health

Research suggests there may be an association between maternal gum disease and pre-term birth and low birth weight babies. In addition, a recent study says that pregnant women with gum disease may be more likely to develop gestational diabetes. “Good

April 17, 2008 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental HygieneOral Health

PDC/CDA Annual Meeting Dates Announced

by Oral Health

Mark your calendars for the next Pacific Dental Conference being held in conjunction with the Canadian Dental Association.March 5-7, 2009 PDC/CDA Annual MeetingFor information, contact:Tel: (604) 714-2382Email: pdconf.comwww.pdconf.com

January 17, 2006 News Dental HygieneOral Health

‘Just Say Gingivitis’contest opens lines of communication

by Oral Health

According to The World Health Organization, oral diseases are a growing worldwide concern. A relevant point for Canadians, as an estimated 75 percent of us have gingivitis — the earliest and most treatable form of gum disease. Left untreated, gingivitis