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January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Why Does My Child Get So Many Cavities?

by Carla Cohn, DDS

What Can I Do About It?

January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

We Are What We Drink!

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

As a paediatric dentist, I am presented with young patients having multiple carious lesions on a daily basis. In my discussion of risk factors with the patient/parent(s), the use of fluoride is always brought up. I am shocked at how

Dr. Stechey is a general dentist in Hamilton, Ontario and a recognized forensic expert in how dentistry can be used for the detection & recognition of abuse on victims of all ages.  Email: fstechey@gmail.com
January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

A Failure to Report Abuse

by Frank Stechey, BA, DDS

We are all familiar with the following recent headlines; “Paterno and Sandusky are indicted at Penn State”; “Player abuse should have been reported years ago”; “the coaches should have acted sooner.” But failing to report suspected abuse could just as

January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Letters To The Editor

by Oral Health

Re: We Can Only be the Best by Doing Our Best, With the Best, Louis Malcmacher, DDS, November, 2011 I read with interest Dr. Malcmacher’s excellent article on new technologies that make us more efficient while maintaining quality in our

Bernald Larry Pedlar, DDS, MSD, FACP, FACD
January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Spousal Help Is Required To Have Alternatives To The Zero Tolerance Rule (ZTR)

by Bernald Larry Pedlar, DDS, MSD, FACP, FACD

Treat your spouse in Ontario and you’re exposed to the immediate loss of your license for five years. Grass roots spousal and dentists’ submissions can help assure alternatives. We have allegedly been told by the HPRA council that spouses and

January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

DENTAL INTERNET DIRECTORY LISTINGS

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL ECHNOLOGISTS 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 OF DENTISTRYToronto

Dr. Elliot Mechanic, Melissa Summerfield & Dr. Jordan Soll
January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Crown & Bridge Study Club

by Oral Health

On Friday, December 2nd, attendees at the Crown & Bridge meeting in Toronto were treated to an informative and entertaining all day session, with Dr. Elliot Mechanic. His presentation was entitled “Artistic Smile Design: Building the Restorative Dental Practice” and

News Bureau
December 20, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

“Painless” Plasma Brush Is Becoming Reality In Dentistry, MU Engineers Say

by COLUMBIA, Mo

Hi-tech dental instrument uses “cool flame” for sturdier and longer-lasting fillings

December 20, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Cosmetic Dentistry Revenues Stable, Growth Seen in Some Categories, says AACD Survey

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Revenues generated from cosmetic dental procedures will likely remain stable, if not increase, in the coming year, according to a recent industry survey from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The AACD conducted its 2011 State of the Cosmetic Industry

December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Dental Internet Directory

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL TECHNOLOGISTS OF ONTARIO The official voice of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontariowww.ADTO.orgAdvertisement CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Because bad things happen to good dentists.www.cdpa.com ONTARIO ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRYntistryQuality of care through life long learning.www.ontarioagd.org TORONTO ACADEMY OF DENTISTRYToronto

Dr. Fay Goldstep sits on the Oral Health Editorial Board (Healing/Preventive Dentistry), has served on the teaching faculties of the Post-graduate Programs in Esthetic Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo, the universities of Florida (Gainesville) and Minnesota (Minneapolis). She has lectured nationally and internationally on lasers, healing dentistry, innovations in hygiene, dentist health issues and office design. Dr. Goldstep is a consultant to a number of dental companies, and maintains a private practice in Markham, ON, Canada and can be reached at goldstep@epdot.com.
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Oral Health through Life’s Stages

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

What an exciting time it is to be dentist! What an important part we play in our patients’ lives! We are an essential component of their primary health care team. Many of our patients do not have a physician that

Figure 13. The loss of fluorescence exhibited in proximity to hyperkeratosis on the edentulous ridge was biopsy-confirmed as dysplasia. (Images courtesy of the University of Washington Oral
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Fluorescence Visualization Devices in General Dentistry: Seeing the Big Picture

by David C. Morgan, PhD, Chief Science Officer, LED Dental Inc.

Dental professionals have been traditionally limited to the use of incandescent light for the visual inspection of the oral cavity. Direct visualization of reflected white light from mucosal surfaces can enable the detection of gross tissue abnormalities, but may fail

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December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Overcoming the Challenges of Caries Detection using The Canary System

by Stephen Abrams, DDS

Dental caries is one of the major diseases that we treat in dentistry on a daily basis. The treatment of dental caries is a very common procedure in every dental practice. We have a vast array of techniques for treatment

Figure 8. The remineralization product Tri-calcium phosphate is in Clinpro 5000 (3M ESPE).
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Dry Mouth: Simplified

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Xerostomia (xero=dry, stomia= mouth) is defined as the subjective sensation of oral dryness that may or may not be associated with a decrease in the production of saliva.1,2 Saliva is one of those things that is appreciated only in its

Photo 12. Final polish tooth # 12.
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Using Bioactive Materials to achieve Proactive Dental Care

by John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD

Resin bonding of the human dentition has become a “standard” in the United States and Canada. There are well over 80 different bonding systems on the market today. We have seen them evolve through multiple generations in an attempt to

Figure 39. Typical sextant of incisal and inciso-lingual restorations, 5 years post-op. 37% Liquid Phosphoric acid etch 15 seconds, Danville Microprime B, Kuraray Photobond, Tokuyama Estelite Sigma A3.
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Preparations In Composite Resin Part I: Principles And Instrumentation For Class V, Cusp Tips, And Incisal Attrition

by Peter Walford, DDS

PREPARATION DESIGN FOR COMPOSITIESThe definitive textbook of composite restoration has yet to be written. Preparation designs are a common starting point in clinical technique before other complex variables such as resin, placement, shrinkage, and cure are encountered. This article explores

DenMat
November 18, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

DenMat Holdings acquired by Centre Partners and Mill Street Partners

by DenMat Holdings, LLC

DenMat Holdings, LLC today announced that it has been acquired by affiliates of Centre Partners and Mill Street Partners.DenMat is the world leader in thin, porcelain veneer systems for smile enhancement. The Company also offers a wide-range of other aesthetic

November 16, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Heraeus Announces Continuing Education Schedule for the 2011 Greater New York Dental Meeting

by Heraeus Kulzer Dental

Seminars and hands-on workshops promote deeper learning and allow attendees to “test drive” new clinical techniques and materials

November 16, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

Major Rise Forecasted for World Mouth Cancer Cases

by International Dental Health Foundation

World-wide cases of mouth cancer are forecast to rise by nearly two thirds by 2030.

November 9, 2011 News DentistryOral Health

4th International Heraeus Dental Symposium Draws 68 Distinguished Dental Leaders

by Oral Health

Symposium features 14 presentations on technology for today and tomorrow