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September 1, 2010 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral Practice

Web + log = Blog!

by Dental Practice Management

T he newest arm of the Fourth Estate Advertisement According to Wikipedia, a blog is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or

September 1, 2010 Feature Dental TechnologyGeneral Practice

Electric Handpieces: Profiting From Increased Efficiency

by George Freedman DDS, FAACD, FACD

The dental electric handpiece is steadily winning converts in North America. These handpieces have been the more popular choices for practitioners in Europe and Asia for several decades. The reasons were initially practical: the older and less penetrable construction of

September 1, 2010 Feature Dental TechnologyGeneral Practice

Sybron Unveils State-of-the-Art Continuing Ed Centre

by Dental Practice Management

Orange, CA – Sybron Dental Specialties (SDS), Inc. announced the official opening of the Sybron Learning Center (SLC), a state-of-the-art continuing education center designed to provide dental professionals the opportunity to demonstrate and learn cutting-edge best practices.The 15,000+sq-ft facility is

Dr. William Dorfman explains the benifts of Colgate's Pro-Argin Technology.
September 1, 2010 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral PracticeHealth & Healing

Hypersensitivity Breakthrough from Colgate

by Dental Practice Management

Toronto – Colgate introduced its new Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief desensitizing toothpaste with Pro-Argin Technology at a special launch party in downtown Toro-nto recently. The paste is clinically proven to provide instant and lasting sensitivity relief after one application. Advertisement Dr.

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September 1, 2010 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral Practice

Dental Tenants… Beware of Landlords with 13-Inch Rulers!

by Dale Willerton

Are you paying for Phantom Space? Some landlords are over-charging dentists for more square footage than the tenant actually has. This is a common discrepancy in the commercial leasing industry. Dental tenants frequently trust the reported square footage of their

University of Michigan
August 20, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

Landmark dental school study uses genetic test to help predict gum disease

by ANN ARBOR, Mich.

University of Michigan School of Dentistry  has signed an agreement with Interleukin Genetics Inc. to conduct what may be the largest clinical study to date using genetic testing to assess the risk for gum disease. William Giannobile, professor at U-M

August 17, 2010 News AnesthesiologyGeneral PracticeOral Health

Sedation and general anesthesia practices in US dentistry vary widely

by Oral Health

Anesthesia Progress – A wide variation has been found in the training for and practice of sedation and general anesthesia within the dental profession in the United States. Safe, effective pain and anxiety control techniques are an essential part of

August 12, 2010 News Dental LaboratoriesGeneral PracticeOral Health

Canadian Dentists Look for Quality in Dental Laboratory Services

by Oral Health

“Consistent Quality” has become the main overriding differentiator between dental laboratories for Canadian dentists, according to results from the DIAC (Dental Industry Association of Canada) Fourteenth Annual Future of Dentistry Survey. DIAC’s latest survey shows that “Consistent Quality” was mentioned

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August 1, 2010 Feature General Practice

Self learning, Self assessment 2010 (August 01, 2010)

by Oral Health

The SLSA program is based on current, referenced literature and consists of 40 questions, answers, rationales and references. Answers appear in the following issue at the end of each quiz.Dentists who complete the 15 question quiz in the November, 2010 issue of Oral Health may be eligible for continuing education points. The names and license numbers of all who complete the quiz will be forwarded to their respective provincial licensing authorities.

July 21, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health



Pulpdent recently participated in Special Olympics International’s Special Smiles initiative. More than 35 athletes received up to 300 sealants at a Georgia Special Olympics event as a result of Pulpdent’s donation of EMBRACE™ WetBond™ Pit and Fissure Sealant, ETCH-RITE™ Etch

OSAP 2010 Symposium
July 20, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health



The Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) 2010 Symposium, “SHAKE IT UP,” held June 10-13, 2010 in Tampa, Florida, was a resounding success, say organizers, attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. The annual conference is considered a “don’t miss” event for

July 19, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

Enhancing Efficiency through Information on Dental Equipment & Materials – IDEM India 2010 presents new Scientific Programme

by India - 2010

The scientific programme disseminates information, contemporary trends and advances in dental equipments and materials. Held concurrently with IDEM India 2010, the programme is tailored to dental professionals and dental traders who are looking to updating their knowledge and skills. On

July 12, 2010 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces 2010-2011 Leadership (July 12, 2010)

by Chicago

Caryn Loftis-Solie, RDH, of Sparks, Nev., was inaugurated as the 2010-2011 president of the Chicago-based American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) on June 29, 2010, at the association’s 87th Annual Session held in Las Vegas, Nev. “Having the honor to serve

July 12, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces 2010-2011 Leadership (July 12, 2010)

by Chicago

Caryn Loftis-Solie, RDH, of Sparks, Nev., was inaugurated as the 2010-2011 president of the Chicago-based American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) on June 29, 2010, at the association’s 87th Annual Session held in Las Vegas, Nev. “Having the honor to serve

Nobel Biocare
July 6, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

Successful Nobel Biocare Global Symposium held in New York

by Oral Health

Nobel Biocare held a Global Symposium dedicated to the promotion of innovative and scientifically proven solutions in dentistry. This exclusive three-day event brought together 1,500 world-renowned dental professionals from 46 countries. The symposium featured clinical treatment concepts, clinical applications, emerging

Dr. Freedman is a founder and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Freedman sits on the Oral Health Editorial Board (Dental Materials and Technology) is a Team Member of REALITY and lectures internationally on dental esthetics and dental technology. He is a visiting professor, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Dr. Freedman maintains a private practice limited to Esthetic Dentistry in Markham, ON, Canada.
July 1, 2010 Feature General Practice

Dental education…As you like it

by George Freedman, DDS, FAACD, FACD

Continuing dental education has taken many and varied forms over the years. The first ongoing dental journal, the Dental Cosmos, was published by Samuel Stockton White (founder of the SSWhite Company) in 1859. This magazine eventually morphed into the Journal

Figure 13--Immediate post op of the Natural 1 Crown cemented to place.
July 1, 2010 Feature General Practice

Economical Single Appointment Resin Crowns for Clinical Problem Solving

by Mark I. Malterud, DDS, MAGD

Problem solving issues that present in our offices nearly every day is what makes the pursuit of continuing education and learning new techniques imperative to providing consistent quality care to our patients. Whether it is in an article like this,

Figure 19--Griptab facilitation of shade matching with two resin try-in pastes prior to cementation of the veneers. Note how the Griptabs do not interfere with colour matching and they make pickup and release of the veneers a simple, predictable procedure.
July 1, 2010 Feature General Practice

Griptab — Make Life Stress-free When Placing Inlays, Onlays, Crowns and Veneers

by Graeme Milicich, BDS

One of the major challenges in placing indirect aesthetic restorations is handling and controlling the restoration during preparation for bonding, loading with bonding material, and accurate placement of the restoration. A new product from Triodent, developers of the V3 Ring

Figure 5--Clinical case treated in the manner described using Twisted Files.* Obturation was performed with a continuous wave warm vertical condensation technique via the Elements Obturation System.* (SybronEndo, Orange, CA, USA).
July 1, 2010 Feature General Practice

Prevention of Iatrogenic Errors in Canal Preparation: Avoiding and Managing Instrument Separation

by Richard E. Mounce, DDS and Gary Glassman, DDS

Recently, one of the authors (RM) received this e-mail asking a clinically relevant question: “Could you tell me the percentage of a root canal therapy failing if a file was broken midway down the mesial canal of a molar? Fortunately,

Figure 12--When the assessment is complete there is a quick, safe and easy method for removal of the used sensor.
July 1, 2010 Feature General Practice

How Electrical Caries Detection and Monitoring With CarieScan Can Help Deliver Modern Caries Management

by Nigel B. Pitts, FRSE, BDS, PhD, FFGDP (UK), FFPH

This article provides an overview of developments in modern, preventive, caries management as well as updates on the evolution of electrical caries detection including a practical new technology now available to use in the practice setting to assist the dental