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March 1, 2012 Feature General Practice

Treating OSA and Chronic Facial Pain (TMD)

by Steven R. Olmos, DDS

(Keeping It Simple)

March 1, 2012 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice


by Bernadette Jaeger, DDS

Trigger Point Pain

Letters to the Editor
March 1, 2012 Feature General Practice

Letters To The Editor

by Oral Health

Re: We Are What We Drink, Jan. 2012, page 3 Thank you for the timely editorial written by Dr. Farkouh regarding water fluoridation. He rightly points out that for society to preserve this essential public health measure, the dental profession

Figure 3. Mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. From: Shankland WE: The trigeminal nerve. Part IV: The mandibular division. J Craniomand Pract 2001;19:153-161. Used with permission.
March 1, 2012 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Our Responsibility: The Trigeminal Nerve

by Wesley E. Shankland, II, DDS, MS, PhD

INTRODUCTION As dentists of every type of specialty, we are charged with evaluating patients who present to our offices and clinics with all types of craniofacial pain complaints. These complaints may be periodontal, odontogenic, myo­­genic, infectious and neurological in nature.

Figure 3. M-Scan
March 1, 2012 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

M-Scan: A Simple EMG for Dentistry to Consider

by Paul Mitsch, DMD and Rob Colt, DDS

INTRODUCTION Innovation in the technologies that dentistry enjoys, generally provide yields that include; 1) better patient care, 2) outcomes that are more predictable as well as 3) higher shared (between the patient and dentist) confidence levels. It is with these

Figure (b). At right is a three-month follow-up recorded while wearing the Moses appliance. Note the significant drop in snoring volume (labeled Volume), dramatic improvement in the saturation of peripheral oxygen (SpO2), substantially less ANS arousals shown in Pulse rate, and vast improvement in apnea-hyopnea index (Resp). The apnea-hypopnea index at baseline was 72.1 but plummeted to 5.7 when wearing the appliance.
March 1, 2012 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Oral Appliances for the Treatment of Snoring & Sleep Apnea

by Allen J. Moses, DDS and Richard A. Bonato, PhD, MA

Urban newspapers regularly carry display advertising from dentists with some version of the all-too-familiar query, “Do you despise, detest, deplore or generally just dislike your CPAP?” There are a substantial number of dentists carving a significant niche in the marketplace

March 1, 2012 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice


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 DENTISTRYQuality of care through life long learning.www.ontarioagd.org TORONTO ACADEMY OF DENTISTRY Toronto Meetings

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.
March 1, 2012 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Sleep, Pain, TMJ and the Dentist

by Janice Goodman, DDS

There is a paradigm shift occurring in dentistry. We, as dentists, identify and sometimes treat conditions that will affect the health of an individual. A dentist should be able to converse intelligently with the family physician and communicate issues seen

American Dental Association
February 28, 2012 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

American Dental Association Dentists Tweet Tooth Tips for National Children’s Dental Health Month

by American Dental Association (ADA)

Sharecare Hosts “Chat-n-Chomp: Kid’s Dental Health,” Feb. 28, noon-2 p.m. Eastern Time

February 27, 2012 News General PracticeOral Health

There’s Still Time to Make History At AACD’s Scientific Session

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

There’s still time to make history at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) 28th Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC, May 2-5. While there are still plenty of spots left for dental professionals in DC, registration for this year’s

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Ontario dentist makes a new app for Blackberry Playbook

by Dr. Edy Braun - Periodontist Vaughan, ON

My app is free to download and use and I created it with Canadian dentists in mind for practical chair-side use. When I discuss with patients the bad effect of their smoking habit, I like to discuss not only the

San Francisco - ADA Annual Session
February 21, 2012 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

2012 ADA Annual Session

by American Dental Association

San Francisco, California, October 18-21

American Dental Hygienists' Association
July 1, 2011 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

ADHA SupportsComprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2012

by American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)

Chicago, June 6, 2012 – The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) commends Senator Bernard Sanders, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, and Congressman Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,

"ski for kids" for Sick Children's Hospital
March 14, 2011 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

The T.A.D. had their second “ski for kids” for Sick Children’s Hospital

by T.A.D.

On Friday February 11, 2011, The T.A.D. had their second “ski for kids” for Sick Children’s Hospital. This ski day in the past has been in conjunction with the C.C.R.F. a cardiac group, but last year a decision was made

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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 14. Zoomed out view of the completed diastema closure simulation.
March 1, 2011 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticGeneral Practice

Cosmetic Simulation: Every Nail Deserves a Hammer

by Martin B. Goldstein, DMD

If you are like me and enjoy spending your time working in the front of the mouth as opposed to repairing lower second molars and the like, then you are ever watchful for anterior dentistry projects. I find this not

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

March 1, 2011 Feature General Practice

The Future of Dentistry

by Steven R. Olmos, DDS

Part I of a Series

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March 1, 2011 Feature General Practice

Aqualizer Muscle Directed Bite Registration – A Perfect Bite the First Try

by Ron Klausz, RDT

Dentistry is abundant in devices that promise more but deliver less. For every therapy that is founded in strong, “evidence-based” science and reasonable practice, there are countless others that are endorsed and sold whose usefulness is suspect. Therapies for TMD

March 1, 2011 Feature General Practice

Vertise™ Flow Composite; A Breakthrough in Adhesive Dentistry

by Joseph Sabbagh, DDS, MSc, PhD, FICD and Philip Souhaid (DDS, MSc, FICD)

INTRODUCTION For many years, dentists have been looking for the ideal restorative composite material. To date, this material has not been found so much so that a plethora of composite materials is currently available on the market and the research