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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,

Pictured l-r: Retiring Museum Board members Dr. Stanley Block and Terry Smith, Board Chair Dr. Leslie Seldin, retiring staff member Elza Dunning and Executive Director Jonathan Landers.
June 28, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health



Anniversary celebration honors supporters, highlights educational initiatives The National Museum of Dentistry celebrated its 14th anniversary on June 4 with an exhibit opening and preview of new outreach initiatives. The annual celebration honors supporters and friends who help the Museum,

June 17, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

Robert N. Eskow NYU Implant Dentistry Award Presented to Dr. George A. Zarb

by Oral Health

The Robert N. Eskow NYU Implant Dentistry award was presented to Dr. George A. Zarb, a Toronto-based prosthodontist who has played a pivotal role in introducing implant dentistry techniques to Canadian dentists, at the annual NYU Implant Symposium in December

May 12, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

Carestream Health, Inc. Announces Purchase of Windent

by Rochester, NY

Digital imaging and practice management solution powerhouses join forces to offer integrated product set to Canadian dental professionals Carestream Health, Inc., and Healthsoft, Inc., jointly announce the purchase of the Windent business of Healthsoft by Carestream Health.  Windent is a

May 6, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health


by Vancouver, BC

Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ Desensitizing Paste with Pro-Argin™ Technology Presented at Pacific Dental Conference Colgate-Palmolive, the world leader in oral care, introduced a major advance in the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity. During the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, Colgate presented Colgate®

May 4, 2010 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

IDS – 2011 Focusing on prophylaxis: more individual and more organic

by Oral Health

Age-specific oral hygiene — preventively oriented diagnostics — holistic prevention in the dental practice — a main topic at IDS. Health is highly valued by the general public — not least because of our ageing society. Oral prophylaxis has therefore

May 1, 2010 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral Practice

Innovation and Accountability in Dentistry Practice: Trying a Procedure for the First Time

by Randi Zlotnik Shaul JD, LLM, Ph.D, and Shelley Birenbaum BA, MSW, JD

Imagine that you are at a dentistry conference and you hear about the success a colleague has had with a procedure you have never tried before. The procedure has been validated elsewhere in Ontario, but does carry some risks. You

April 30, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

Delcam wins Queen’s Award for dental CADCAM

by Oral Health

Delcam has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category in recognition of the continuous development of its software for the design and manufacture of dental restorations.  The Queen’s Awards are the UK’s most coveted commercial

April 28, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

Nobel Biocare: New website for dental professionals!

by Oral Health

Nobel Biocare has launched its new website for dental professionals. The new site boasts a new structure, improved functionality and usability, all new content, including an industry-leading resource library, and it focuses on an interactive and intuitive user experience.  You

April 19, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

IDEM Singapore – International Dental Exhibition and Meeting

by Singapore

IDEM Singapore 2010 Keeps Asia’s Dental Community on the Cutting Edge   The International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) Singapore 2010 drew to a close today, with registered participation from 6,057 dental traders and practitioners including dentists and dental clinicians.

April 14, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

New Web Site Design Unveiled by the American Dental Association


Enhanced for easier access to comprehensive, online oral health information  After a year and a half of extensive research, planning and design, the American Dental Association today announced the unveiling of its new, enhanced Web site, ADA.org,   encompassing the latest

March 23, 2010 News General PracticeOral Health

All set for IDS 2011

by Cologne

IDS on course to further extend its position as a world leading fair – High exhibitor interest – Once again more than 1,800 exhibitors expected. There is still well over a year to go before the IDS once again drops

March 1, 2010 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral Practice

Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting 2010 May 13-15 Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building

by Oral Health

2010 marks the 143rd ODA Annual Spring Meeting, considered one of the top free-standing dental meetings in North America.www.odaannualspringmeeting.com

Figure 22-Centrals Retracted 1:1 two week Post-op.
March 1, 2010 Feature General PracticeOral Surgery

Aesthetic Diastema Closure Utilizing a Novel Matrix System

by Michael Pollak, DDS

Abstract Diastema closure is a frequently requested, technique sensitive cosmetic procedure. When performed correctly, enhanced dental-facial aesthetics can result, with psychological and social benefits to our patients. If incorrectly done, poor contacts, poor contour, increased plaque retention, and gingival irritation

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March 1, 2010 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral Practice

Self learning, Self assessment

by Oral Health

The SLSA program is based on current, referenced literature and consists of 40 questions, answers, rationales are in the following issue at the end of each quiz. Dentists who complete the 15 question quiz in the November, 2009 issue of

March 1, 2010 Feature General Practice

2010-11 Oral Health/Dental Practice Management Calendar of Events

by Dental Practice Management

2010 APRIL April 9 – 10 36th Annual Technorama Advertisement Double Tree International Plaza Hotel Toronto, ON P. (416) 417-7462 F. (888) 854-3422 E. bernie@diac.ca www.diac.ca April 14 – 17 The Academy of Laser Dentistry’s 17th Annual Conference & Exhibition

Curing range of Fusion light.
March 1, 2010 Feature DentistryGeneral Practice

Buyer’s Guide to LED Curing Lights

by George Freedman DDS, FAACD, FACD

The early self-curing composite resins did not lend themselves to characterization and artistry. Their extended chemical-curing times limited the dentist’s opportunity to develop esthetic tooth-like shapes and colors. The introduction of camphoroquinone containing light-cured composites in the early 1980s provided

March 1, 2010 Feature General Practice

ADA Committee on the New Dentist Hosts 24th New Dentist Conference

by Dental Practice Management

Chicago, IL-Surf’s up in San Diego and so are opportunities for continuing education for new dentists. Distinguished speakers are slated to discuss oral health issues as well as clinical and practice issues at the American Dental Association (ADA) 24th New

March 1, 2010 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral Practice

Commercial Lease Renewal Do’s & Don’ts for Dental Tenants

by Dale Willerton

In leasing, dental tenants don’t get what they deserve – they get what they negotiate! Since 1993, I have been helping dentists and other commercial tenants learn the Do’s & Don’ts of Negotiating Commercial Leases and Renewals. Here are a