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"It really seems to help your breathing. The way it clenches your jaw down, it's not like anything I've ever worn before. The comfort level is like you don't even have a mouthguard in your mouth." - Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets
December 1, 2010 Feature Dental Technology

The Dentist’s Role in Sport Performance Mouthwear

by George Freedman, DDS, FAACD, FACD; Cam Stewart and Troy Stephens

Dentists have long advocated that protective mouthpieces be worn during active, and particularly contact sports. The mouth guard separates the arches by inserting a secured cushioning device around the teeth. Not only the does the mouth guard protect the integrity

October 21, 2010 News Dental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

2010 Toronto Academy of Dentistry 73rd Annual Winter Clinic November 12th 2010 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building For more information, contact: www.tordent.com

by Oral Health

Bring the Team, Share the knowledge… One of the largest one-day comprehensive dental meetings in North America, Winter Clinic promises to deliver a world-class clinical program and trade show. Organized by the Toronto Academy of Dentistry along with the support

October 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Technology

The Ethics of Cosmetic Dentistry: Beneficence, beauty or “bucks”?

by Karen E. Faith, BSW, MEd, MSc, RSW

The attractive elderly woman on the glossy front cover of the brochure had an appearance that revealed the expected attributes of aging. Sagging jowls and wrinkles appear on a face framed by a shock of white hair. Her mouth formed

September 1, 2010 Feature Dental Technology

Disclosure of Adverse Events in Health Care

by Oral Health

It is now well established that patients commonly suffer injuries on account of medical treatment (‘incidents’ or ‘adverse events’). Studies done in Canada,1 Spain,2 Australia,3 the UK,4 and the US5 reveal very similar rates of adverse events: about 10% of

Jeff Coward is the President of ABELDent Inc., and may be contacted at JeffC@ABELDent.com.
September 1, 2010 Feature Dental OfficeDental Technology

Dental Patient Management Software Requires Medical Device Licence

by Jeff Coward

On August 31, 2009, Health Canada issued a notice clarifying the classification of patient management software as a Class I or Class II medical device.1 Under the Food and Drug Act, Health Canada reviews medical devices to assess their safety,

September 1, 2010 Feature Dental TechnologyGeneral Practice

Electric Handpieces: Profiting From Increased Efficiency

by George Freedman DDS, FAACD, FACD

The dental electric handpiece is steadily winning converts in North America. These handpieces have been the more popular choices for practitioners in Europe and Asia for several decades. The reasons were initially practical: the older and less penetrable construction of

September 1, 2010 Feature Dental TechnologyGeneral Practice

Sybron Unveils State-of-the-Art Continuing Ed Centre

by Dental Practice Management

Orange, CA – Sybron Dental Specialties (SDS), Inc. announced the official opening of the Sybron Learning Center (SLC), a state-of-the-art continuing education center designed to provide dental professionals the opportunity to demonstrate and learn cutting-edge best practices.The 15,000+sq-ft facility is

Dr. Janet Roberts practices cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Vancouver and Delta, BC. She is a Canadian Program Director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies and along with her husband, Dr Warren Roberts, teaches nationally and internationally on the topic of Botox and Facial Rejuvenation through PTIFA, the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics.
March 1, 2010 Feature Dental OfficeDental TechnologyGeneral Practice

Is There a Place for Botox in Dentistry?

by Janet Roberts, BSc, DMD

What are we thinking? Botox in dentistry-are you serious? Has the profession gone mad? What has happened to our traditional approach- don’t we fix teeth and gums? Has our professionalism been cast aside in the search for money-making techniques that

Catherine Wilson, Editor
March 1, 2010 Feature Dental TechnologyHealth & Healing

Serving the Dentally Underserved

by Dental Practice Management

American Dental Association (ADA) President Dr. Ronald Tankersley recently testified before an Institute of Medicine Committee on Oral Health Access to Services, outlining the ADA’s efforts to address ways to improve access for ‘underserved populations’. Dr. Tankersley also took the

January 22, 2010 News Dental TechnologyOral Health

Second Annual “Ethics and Legal Aspects of Dentistry” Conference

by Oral Health

 ETHICS and LEGAL ASPECTS of DENTISTRY CONFERENCE    The Second Ethics and Legal Aspects of Dentistry Conference sponsored by the American College of Legal Medicine will be held March 6 and 7, 2010 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida. Twenty-five