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March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Are Dentists Getting the Short End of the Stick?

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Viewpoint: If you believe that everything has been just peachy in dentistry, don’t read this. This article isn’t for you. Of late, dentist owner/operators have been getting the short end of the stick. Poor public perception. Negative media attention. Threats

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COVID-19 Enhances Mandated Abuse Recognition for the Dental Health Care Professional

by Dr. Frank Stechey, BA, DDS

Case study: January 2021 For four years, as dental students enter the four walls of their respective faculties, they are taught how to protect and save the teeth and smiles of their patients. Today, dentists continue to do what they

March 9, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral DentistryOral Health

Mouthwashes and Their Use in Dentistry: A Review

by Frank Poppolo Deus; BSc; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICD, FACD, FICO

Abstract Mouthwashes are aqueous topical medications that function by rinsing and gargling inside of the mouth. There are multiple mouthwashes available over the counter and by prescription with a wide range of active ingredients that can be used as an

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta BSc, DDS

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a product you could just paint on a tooth to stop caries, prevent caries and decrease tooth sensitivity? Well, it exists and it’s called silver diamine fluoride (SDF). It is inexpensive, easy to

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Facial Bone and Airway Changes in Adults with a Removable Orthopedic/Orthodontic Dental Appliance: A Multi Case Report

by Theodore R Belfor, DDS; Scott Simonetti, DDS; Michael Philcock

Abstract Orthodontic clinical practice has used static forces for tooth movement and to modulate osteogenesis of craniofacial sutures for more than one hundred years. However, research has demonstrated that cyclic forces at 0.2 Hz delivered for 10 min/d over 12

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March 3, 2020 Feature General Dentistry

Small Particles, Big Possibilities: Understanding the Implications of Nanoscience in the Dental Profession

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Innovation is a term that gets tossed around quite a bit, but it is a rare privilege to bear witness to truly pioneering technology.1 Nanodentistry –the application of nanotechnology to dentistry – is one such technology, and one that I

July 2, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeDental TechnologyEditorialGeneral DentistryMarketing strategiesOral HealthProduct ReportTechnology

The Modern Dental Revolution

by Dr. George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The July edition of Oral Health regularly highlights new products, new techniques, and new technologies. These are the innovations that improve our patients’ oral and general health, and make clinical dentistry better, faster, and easier. Inventive approaches make the practice

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

Root Cause Netflix Movie: Fighting Mythical FIRE, with Scientific FACT

by Gary Glassman, Chief Dental Officer, dentalcorp; Ian Watson, DDS, MScD, FRCD(C)

It has often been said that to bring attention to a controversial matter simply affirms its existence, memorializes it and gives it credibility. The corollary is to ignore it and allow wrong and negligent statements to pass as science. Instead

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March 12, 2019 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Organized Dentistry Takes a Turn Toward the Airway

by Barry Raphael, DMD; Steve Carstensen, DDS; Mark Cruz, DDS; Jerald Simmons, MD; Jill Ombrello, DDS; Glennine Varga

When the American Dental Association ratified its “Policy on the Role of Dentists in the Treatment of Sleep-related Breathing Disorders” in 2017, the intention was to clarify the boundaries between medicine and dentistry to make sure dentists didn’t overreach into

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Mouth Breathing and the Dentist

by Janice Goodman DDS, MS Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain; Mark Webb, BSc

As humans, we are obligate nasal breathers but mouth breathing has become prevalent and almost the norm. The dentist can play an important role in reversing this trend by both diagnosing and treating. Mouth breathing has been considered a factor

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

2019 – The Year of Airway and Collaboration for Optimal Health

by Howard Hindin

Dentists wield enormous power over their patients’ medical outcomes – positive and negative – and it starts with our intimacy with people’s airways. 2019 will be remembered as a seminal moment for dentistry. Are you and your practice prepared? The

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Speech as Related to Sleep Apnea and Brain Plasticity

by Allen J Moses, DDS; Elizabeth T Kalliath, DMD; Gloria Pacini, RDH

“The human language capacity is overlaid in sensorimotor systems that originally evolved to do things other than support language” – Philip Lieberman Introduction According to Philip Lieberman, a scientist and recognized expert on the human brain and the evolution of

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Largest Nasopalatine Duct Cyst: A Case Report and Literature Review

by Abdalgader I. Alhozgi1, BDS, MS, Faculty of Dentistry, Alasmarya University (Zliten, Libya); Abdusalam E. Alrmali, DDS, MS, Faculty of Dentistry, Tripoli University (Tripoli, Libya), Sherif M. Elsaraj, DMD, MS, GumDocs (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada),

Abstract The nasopalatine duct cyst is the most common non-odontogenic developmental cysts. This case report presents a nasopalatine duct cyst in a patient with a history of orofacial pain over one year with multiple doctor visits and only limited success.

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cannabis: Pharmacology, Medical Usage and Oral and Dental Implications

by Matthew Choi; Kester Ng, BHSc, DDS; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO, FICD

Introduction Cannabis refers to drug products produced from plants of the genus Cannabis. 1 One of the most commonly used recreational drugs, 2 cannabis is capable of producing feelings of euphoria and relaxation in users. 3 While historically cannabis has

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

High Rates of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Amongst Dentists: Peril of the High-Speed Handpiece

by Ian D. Murray, BA HIS AHIP IHS

Abstract This article will present a review of the literature regarding the high rates of hearing loss, tinnitus and related comorbidities, affecting general dentists, specialists and assistants, as a result of the excessive noise produced by the dental high-speed handpiece

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Computer Controlled Mandibular Positioner in Conjunction with a Level III Sleep Study

by Dr. Michael Parchewsky, BSc (Hons), DMD, FAGD; Ross McKercher, BSc

A Systematic Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A workflow using SICAT and Zephyr Sleep Technologies: SICAT Air and the MATRx plus in Tandem Introduction: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent chronic disease seen by both doctors

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Importance of Breastfeeding

by Michael Gelb

Breastfeeding goes back thousands of years, as in other mammalian species for good reason. At birth, the infant is nourished by breastfeeding which coordinates the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and orofacial reflexes. There is obligate nasal breathing in the human

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Top 25 Biological Functions of the Mouth

by G. P. Greenacre

Following over 50 years of study and listening to experts, I want to share with you why good growth and good functioning of the mouth is so important. Let me explain why the Mouth is the Mirror of your Life.

November 8, 2018 News General DentistryNews

Canadian Dentist Installed as Academy of General Dentistry’s New President

by Academy of General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry has installed Neil Gajjar, DDS, MAGD, of Mississaugua, Ontario as the organization’s new president. Dr. Gajjar is the second Canadian and the youngest AGD member elected to the seat of president. The newly installed president

March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

AIRWAY-kening™ Orthodontic Treatment for All Ages

by William M. Hang, DDS, MSD

Why Do We Have a Problem? The apparent epidemic of OSA which is occurring in all industrialized countries should not come as a surprise. Many in the sleep community routinely cite the increase in obesity rates over the last three