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March 8, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Opening Reception of the Henry Schein National Sales Conference

by Melissa Summerfield, Pulisher of Oral Health Journal & Dental Practice Management

I was privileged on March 4th to attend the Opening Reception of the Henry Schein National Sales Conference. As one of their invited guests, I enjoyed the rousing start to the evening, courtesy of the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak. They

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March 1, 2011 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Interproximal Reduction (IPR)for Dummies

by Janice Goodman, DDS

 What is IPR? Simply put it is the removal of interproximal enamel to reduce the mesial-distal size of teeth. Interproximal reduction became popular over the past years with the advent of bonding brackets on teeth which exposed the interproximal surfaces

Figure 6.  High magnification view of impression showing differences in impression of gingival sulcus with cord (left) and laser (right) but acceptable results with both methods.
March 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral Practice

Lasers in Dentistry: An Application That Found its Purpose

by Dr. Glenn A. van As

INTRODUCTION In 2008, Dr. Gordon Christensen wrote an article in JADA comparing the soft tissue cutting ability of diode lasers versus that of electrosurgery (radiosurgery) units.1 In that article, he compared these two technologies against each other, and cited advantages

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March 1, 2011 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

A Novel Concept: The Introduction of Cross-Linking Monomers into a Self-Etch Adhesive to Create a More Hydrophobic & Durable Bond

by Byoung In Suh, PhD, Liang Chen, PhD, Douglas J. Brown, DDS, FAGD

Dental bonding agents (adhesives) have been rapidly evolving since the 1950s.1 Based on the adhesion strategy, today’s adhesives can be classified as “etch-and-rinse” (4th and 5th generations) and “self-etch” (6th and 7th generations). The novel incorporation of cross-linking monomers within

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March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Cerec and Paradigm

by Lee Ann Brady, DMD

In the last six months I have only used a matrix band one time, and I am enjoying class two and class three restorations more then ever, thanks to my CEREC machine and Paradigm composite blocks. I like to joke

Figure 12. Postoperative occlusal view of the IPS e.max CAD crown after cementation with a self-adhesive luting composite.
March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Chairside Fabrication of an IPS e.max CAD Posterior Crown Restoration

by Andreas Bindl, DDS

IPS e.max® CAD (Ivoclar Vivadent, Amherst, NY) is a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic that demonstrates a flexural strength of 360 MPa. Available to dentists for several years, this ceramic is milled to the desired shape while still in its metasilicate or

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March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

CAD/CAM Technology al Dente New steps on the way to optoelectronic impressions and biogeneric occlusal surface design

by Albert Mehl, DDS

The first step on the way to the “impression-free” dental practice was taken in 1985. The inventors of the CEREC system adopted the following approach: the intraoral measurement of the tooth cavity by means of a camera sensor operating on

Janice Goodman graduated from University of Toronto Dental School in 1979. She teaches Essix Minor Tooth Movement, was on the advisory board for Dentsply Raintree Essix and practices general practice dentistry in Toronto. She is on the editorial board of Oral Health Journal.
March 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistry

Regulating the Regulations

by Janice Goodman, DDS

When I built my office, I don’t think I gave that much thought to rules and regulations that were imposed from groups other than the College of Dentistry. I relied on the company that set up my office to make

March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Dental Internet Directory (March 01, 2011)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONSAssociation of Dental  Technologists of OntarioThe official voice of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontariowww.ADTO.org Ccanadian Dental Protective AssociationBecause bad things happen to good dentists.www.cdpa.comAdvertisement Ontario Academy of General DentistryQuality of care through life long learning.www.ontarioagd.org Toronto Academy of DentistryToronto Meetings

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March 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry


by Oral Health

Dr. Jodi Monaghan and her hygienist Nicole Spaling of Lethbridge, AB., took part in a dental relief mission organized and run by Project LACE (loving abandoned children everywhere) in Cambodia. On January 5th, 2011, Dr. Jodi, Nicole, and 18 other

March 1, 2011 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice


by Oral Health

April 28-30, 2011 Metro Toronto Convention Centre (south building) www.odaannualspringmeeting.com www.oda.on.ca

February 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Letters To The Editor

by Oral Health

Re: The Ethics of Cosmetic Dentistry: Beneficence, Beauty or Bucks? October, 2010 I applaud the work of Karen Faith and the important message she brings in her discussion paper on ethics and jurisprudence.Advertisement I do however, have a concern that

February 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Fibre Posts ARE the State-of-the-Art

by Len Boksman DDS, BSc, FADI, FICD

Practicing clinicians in advanced countries generally acknowledge and appreciate efforts by authors and editors to publish timely information attempting to summarize the techniques and materials and technologies that constitute the state-of-the-art or standard of care in their field. This is

February 1, 2011 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

All of these sites are hotlinked at www.oralhealthjournal.com To have your company listed, please contact: Kahaliah Richards, Dental Group Assistant • Tel: 416-510-6777 • Kahaliah@newcom.ca (February 01, 2011)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES OF ONTARIOThe official voice of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontariowww.ADTO.orgAdvertisement CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATIONBecause bad things happen to good dentists.www.cdpa.com ONTARIO ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRYQuality of care through life long learning.www.ontarioagd.org TORONTO ACADEMY PF DENTISTRY

January 31, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

DEKA Laser Technologies, Inc. to expand distribution channel with the TASC Group Corporation

by The TASC Group Corporation

TASC Group Corporation, the leading laser education provider and distributor in Canada announced today they will expand their laser portfolio with DEKA Laser Technologies, Inc. The UltraSpeed CO2 laser which uses proprietary technology to generate an effective soft tissue instrument

January 6, 2011 News DentistryOral Health


by International Medical Alliance

The California-based group is seeking two registered dental assistants for its August 4th to 14th mission  A Southern California non-profit group is seeking two registered dental assistants for its upcoming medical mission to Nicaragua. Rancho Mirage-based International Medical Alliance (IMA) has

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January 6, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Henry Schein Dental to Be Exclusive North American Distributor of VELscope Vx System

by LED Dental

LED Dental System Offers Cordless, Affordable Way to Help Detect Oral Cancer and Other Disease

Dr. David Farkouh is a pediatric dentist working in private practice in Toronto, ON, and is a staff pediatric dentist in the Department of Dentistry at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Dr. Farkouh is the pediatric dentistry editor for Oral Health.
January 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Are You Frustrated Dealing with Hypoplastic First Permanent Molars?

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

One of the most challenging scenarios for dentists treating school-aged children is how to effectively treat hypoplastic first permanent molars. Hypoplastic and hypomineralized first permanent molars are a frequent finding in children. Studies have reported that approximately one in five

January 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Celebrating 100 Years with Oral Health

by Jim Kerr, DDS and Randy Lang, DDS, D.Ortho

It seems hard to believe that Oral Health began 100 years ago. The journal was the vision of Dr. Wallace Seccombe, who began his career in dentistry at the start of the 20th century. His purpose was to have a

January 1, 2011 Feature Dentistry

Self learning, Self assessment 2011 (January 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