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October 16, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

“The Future Is Not What It Used To Be”, Or Is It?

by Dr. Peter Birek

Iran this line by ten colleagues. All – with the exception of one – interpreted it in a negative way. They felt that it referred to a gloomy future; when things have gotten worse rather than get better. In their

implementing change
September 26, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Turning Over a New Leaf

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Simply put, change in inevitable. All around us, change is happening on a daily basis. Why is it that so many of us are instantly turned off by the thought of change? It’s constantly happening, yet we still allow ourselves

Technology in Dentistry
September 11, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

The Highs and Lows of Magnification Technology in Dentistry

by Dr. Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD (C)

Greetings fellow colleagues! I hope that all of you have had a great summer and are looking forward to fall. I am honored to be the new Orthodontic Editor for the Oral Health Journal. I follow in the footsteps of

Lasers
September 5, 2018 Feature EditorialLaser DentistryOral Health

One Must Open The Window To Let The Light In…

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Lasers in Dentistry

We all remember graduating dental school and thinking to ourselves: “What’s next?” The future is full of possibilities; we must make decisions which will ultimately affect the rest of our careers and lives. Some of us knew right away that

implant survival
August 1, 2018 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Implant Survival

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

The success of implants has been tremendous. Never before have we had a treatment option to replace missing teeth or stabilize dentures that performs so well. But just how successful are dental implants? In the May 2018 edition of Oral

teeth
July 3, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

If Only They Had Kept Their Teeth…

by Dr. George Freedman, BSc, DDS

Today’s health standards mandate the retention of functional teeth (or their substitutes) throughout adult life. This is a colossal change of expectations in just less than half a century. In the mid-20th century, partial and complete edentulousness were common in

Mental Illness
July 2, 2018 Feature EditorialOral Health Office

Mental Illness is Not a Personal Failure

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

The best way to grab your attention for this editorial is to simply begin with the facts. One in three Canadians will experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder in their lifetime. By the time Canadians reach 40 years

CAOMS
June 4, 2018 Feature EditorialOral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Wisdom Tooth Removal: 25 Years Smarter?

by Dr. Tim Sands, Dr. Bruce Pynn

In 1993, we wrote an editorial for Oral Health entitled “Wisdom Teeth: To Extract or Not?” and our accompanying two-part review on the current concepts and controversies involving third molar surgery. The articles provided a discussion of the indications for

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Lead by Influence

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

“Leaders become great not because of their power but because of their ability to empower others”. For the past few years our company has attended MagNet, which is Canada’s premier professional development and networking conference for magazine media professionals. MagNet

May 1, 2018 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Endo VS Implant: What is YOUR Hierarchy in the Decision Making Process?

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

One of the most controversially debated topics of modern dentistry has been whether to retain a tooth with endodontic treatment or to extract it and replace it with an implant. In the 1980s, implant dentistry became the mainstream treatment modality,

Cosmetic Esthetic
April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

A Season for Reflection

by Les Rykiss, DMD, FASDA, FIADFE

Spring is in the air! Especially after attending the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver with all the beautiful weather. The benefit of the esthetic issue coming out in April every year is that it allows me the ability to look

Functional Dentistry
March 1, 2018 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Functional Dentistry

by Janice Goodman, DDS

What is functional dentistry and why is it worth talking about? I am curious if this is a movement or new direction in dentistry. Here are my thoughts. Functional medicine and dentistry are using your detective skills and sleuthing out

Teamwork
February 28, 2018 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Empowerment + Teamwork = GOLD

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

As I sit at my desk writing this month’s editorial, I can’t help but be slightly distracted by the 2018 Winter Olympics and keeping an eye on where Team Canada sits in the standings. I’m willing to admit that I’ve

Infection Control
February 14, 2018 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialOral Health

Bias vs. Integrity

by Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Anaes

Honesty is such a lonely word – Billy Joel Bias and integrity are strange bedfellows. They are two qualities that we speak of in absolute terms although there is no absolute measure for them. Both qualities force us to look

January 16, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthPediatric dentistry

So You Want To Treat Children?

by Julian Geller, DDS, MScD (Paedo)

Paediatric dentistry has always been a challenge, especially in the area of patient management. Typically in the past, it was recommended that a child be seen by a dentist between the ages of two and half and three years. Unfortunately,

Periodontal Disease
January 9, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

The Dawn of Bioactivity

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

The world is changing rapidly and shows no sign of slowing down. It often feels like we are completely surrounded by gloom and doom – businesses closing, people being laid off, the nature of so many industries losing their focus

Mindfulness
September 14, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Dog Days

by Catherine Wilson

These are the dog days of August as I write this and since we’ve barely had a summer I’m hard-pressed to write my Fall editorial. But it is time to try to get organized so let’s deal with odds and

Penetrating Injury
June 5, 2017 Feature EditorialOral Surgery

Editorial: Complications & Communication

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

As I gathered the submissions to this month’s Oral Surgery issue, I could not help but notice that most of the papers submitted dealt with complications following extractions or a related procedure. I did a search of the world literature

CBCT
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Global Dental Imaging Market Embracing Upsurge from CBCT

by Catherine Wilson

Cone-beam computed tomography…rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Well, if not now, it soon will. At the recent IDS in Cologne, Germany, CBCT was prominent. CBCT is one of the latest advancements in global dental imaging systems and is considered

Bioceramics
May 2, 2017 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

by Lita Dipucchio

Have we gone too far with rating our health care providers?   I am an otherwise lovely middle-aged woman, who is going through menopause. What that means is that on good days I wake up merely hating most people. Bad