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June 6, 2011 News DentistryOral Health



The Dentistry Canada Fund was created in 1994 as Canada’s charity for oral health. Its mission was to mobilize and allocate resources for the advancement of oral health through education, research and public outreach. Over the past several years, members

June 1, 2011 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Methadone: A Review

by Robert Green, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C) and Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Methadone is a synthetic opioid that was developed as an analgesic by German scientists during World War II. It has been used as part of the treatment for opioid addicted patients since the 1960s. More recently, methadone has been

Figure 2 - Simulation of the use of a Modified Nasal Trumpet (Left Nasal) and fiberoptic intubation through a Split Naso Pharyngeal Airway (Right Nasal).
June 1, 2011 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Airway Management in Maxillofacial Trauma-Alternative Techniques of Intubation and Modifications of Nasal Airways

by Naveen Eipe, MBBS, MD (Anesthesiology) and Taylor McGuire, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Dip. ABOMS

INTRODUCTIONAirway management for maxillofacial trauma is often complicated by distortion of the airway from the injury, emergent management for impending compromise, and other serious co-existing injuries. While traditionally the use of nasal intubations and tracheostomies are preferred, we discuss the

Figure 7 - One-month post-operative photograph of lower lip.
June 1, 2011 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lower Lip

by Benjamin A. Lin, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), Dip. ABOMS

Carcinoma of the lips is the most common malignant tumour of the oral cavity.1 In a large review of 1,252 patients, 96.7 percent were found in males and 95.6 percent of cases involved the lower lip.2 Prolonged exposure to sunlight

Submucosal mass
June 1, 2011 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Lumps and Bumps

by Oral Health

A Practical Guide to the Differential Diagnosis of Submucosal Lesions

Bruce R. Pynn, DDS, MSc, FRCDC , Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Thunder Bay, ON. He is the oral and maxillofacial surgery board member for Oral Health.
June 1, 2011 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Evolving Scope of Practice

by Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C), FICD

Since the Second World War, the scope and complexity of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in North America has steadily progressed beyond the practice of exodontia. Significant advances were made in the medical and surgical management of victims of trauma, temporomandibular

Figure 5 - Post operative panorex showing anterior tooth loss with extensive alveolar bone loss making prosthetic reconstruction a challenge.
June 1, 2011 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Dentistry’s Role in Repair of the Facial Trauma Patient: A Case Report

by Archie Morrison, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

IntroductionTraumatic facial injuries are commonplace in North America. Interpersonal violence, falls, motor vehicle crashes and sport related injuries make up the majority of etiologies for these injuries.1 Since the advent of seat belts and air bags, there has been a

GC America
May 26, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

GC America Announces RESTORE Japan Promotion

by GC America

GC America Inc. is very pleased to announce a promotion that will help the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The RESTORE Japan promotion will feature many of GC America’s popular products including the new G-aenialTMUniversal Flo

Susanne Currie
May 5, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

DIAC Board of Directors Chooses President-Elect


Jamie Matera, president of the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC), is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of DIAC has unanimously elected Susanne Currie, Director for Member Communications, as DIAC’s next President for a two year term

ADA American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
May 2, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Wanted: Whiter, Brighter Teeth AACD members say they expect the demand for teeth whitening to increase this year

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

Teeth whitening seems to be on everyone’s wish list-and this momentum is likely to continue through 2011, according to a quick poll of members at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). AACD members performed an average of 77 whitening

Carestream DENTAL
May 2, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Carestream Dental Announces Advanced Integration with ClearDent

by Carestream Dental

Partnership offers Canadian dentists true integration between digital imaging systems and practice management software

ADA Annual Session - Las Vegas, NV
May 2, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

2011 ADA Annual Session

by American Dental Association

Las Vegas, Nevada, October 10-13

Figure 9 - PUI group demonstrated significantly more penetration of irrigant into lateral canals. (Courtesy of Dr. Cohenca)
May 1, 2011 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Endodontic Irrigation

by Bettina Basrani, DDS, PhD

INTRODUCTIONBacteria in the root canal system provoke the formation of periapical inflammatory lesions.1 The aim of root canal treatment is to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal and to prevent re-infection. Biomechanical cleaning and shaping of the root canal

7(B) - The corresponding sections of canal walls of a similar tooth are free of debris and smear layer after treatment using the SAF System with alternating sodium hypochlorite and 17% EDTA irrigation.
May 1, 2011 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Three Dimensional Cleaning, Shaping and Disinfection: (May 01, 2011)

by Louis H. Berman, DDS; Stephen Cohen, MA, DDS; Zvi Metzger, DMD; Bettina Basrani, DDS

A Paradigm Shift in Endodontics

Figure 21 - Recall (1-year) radiograph showing complete healing
May 1, 2011 Feature DentistryEndodontics

How Apical Enlargement Facilitates Irrigation

by Justin Kolnick, DDS

INTRODUCTION Instruments shape and irrigants clean, right? That may sound good as an advertising slogan but we have to dig a bit deeper for the whole truth. There is a widely held belief that most endodontic failures are caused by

Figure 17 - Completed obturtaion courtesy Dr. Gilberto Debelian, Norway.
May 1, 2011 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Warm Gutta Percha Revisited:

by Sam Kratchman, DMD

Classic Technique meets New Technology

Dr. Carlos Ochoa, specialist in endodontics, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota) in 1994.  A graduate of the Endodontology program at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 1997. Professor of graduate and Post Graduate of Endodontics, Ex Director of Endodontic Post Graduate program from 2001-2005, and visiting lecturer at graduate endodontic programs in Mexico and Costa Rica. He has directed numerous research projects and maintained a private practice in Bogota, Colombia, until 2009. Since 2010, he has been teaching endodontics at the University of Saskatchewan where he also maintains a private practice.
May 1, 2011 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Endodontic Irrigation:

by Carlos Ochoa, DDS, Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

A Tidal Wave For Success

May 1, 2011 Feature DentistryEndodontics


by Oral Health

Re: March 2011 Editorial, ‘Regulating the Regulations’I would like to thank Dr. Goodman for her editorial in this March’s issue of Oral Health. She so eloquently described the feelings of so many dentists across this country and I applaud her.

May 1, 2011 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Self learning, Self assessment 2011 (May 01, 2011)

by Oral Health

We would like to inform readers that 2011 will be the final year of the SLSA program in Oral Health. The program for 2011 will consist of 20 items. We will publish four items every other month with an 8-question

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May 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

IDS 2011 by the Numbers

by Oral Health

Conference Review