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August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Intraosseous Local Anesthesia Revisited

by Mark Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C)

To view figures, click on figure mentions throughout the article. Your patient in the chair has confirmed that their lips and tongue are numb from your block local anesthesia. As you are beginning to start the clinical procedure, your patient

August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

2018 Canadian Dental Show Wrap-Up

by Oral Health

2018 was an exceptional year for Canadian dental events. Oral Health Group was in attendance for the three biggest meetings – Pacific Dental Conference (PDC), Ontario Dental Association’s Annual Spring Meeting (ODA ASM) and Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ)

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

March 12, 2018 News ImplantologyNews

Nevada Dentist Reused Abutments on Multiple Patients

by Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal

UNLV is notifying 184 patients that they may have had dental implant work done with an instrument that had been used on other patients. A recent review of the dental implant process at the university’s Faculty Dental Practice Clinic found

August 8, 2017 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Children at Risk?: One Dentist’s Thoughts

by Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Antes

On July 9th, the show Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly aired a piece called “Children at Risk? Kids and Sedation at the Dentist’s Office” that may generate discussion among your colleagues and in your practices. The lead reporter in the

August 8, 2017 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry: “Patient Local Related” Risk Factors

by Murray Arlin, DDS, Dip. Perio

Introduction This article is the third in a series for Oral Health magazine (August issues) that highlights the discipline of Implant Dentistry. The first article 1 of the series was published in the August 2015 issue with the title “Surgical

August 8, 2017 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

The Effect of Cognitive Bias on Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Clinical Dentistry

by Mark Douglas, MSc, DDS

What we don’t know we believe That is the difference between a decision that is based on knowledge and evidence, and one that is not. We like to believe that all our decisions are evidence-based when in reality they most

August 8, 2017 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Predicting The Transition Line Of An Immediate Complete Maxillary Implant Prosthesis

by Gilbert Tremblay, BSc, DMD, Dip ABOI/ID; Reginaldo Bruno Gonçalves, DDS, MSD, PhD, Dip ABP, FRCD(C)

Introduction Complete maxillary implant rehabilitation presents great challenges in achieving optimal aesthetic outcomes. The aesthetic component of the rehabilitation can often be unpredictable and not satisfy patients’ expectations, which implies the need of highly well done pre-operative examination and treatment

August 8, 2017 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Keys to Predictable Socket Grafting: Part 2

by Carl E. Misch; Vivian Roknian

The last article discussed the first five keys to bone grafting. The keys to bone grafting are local factors that affect the prognosis of the procedure and include: defect size, absence of infection, soft tissue closure, space maintenance, graft immobilization,

August 8, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticImplantologyOral Health

The Economics of Dental Aesthetics


The Past When it became possible to bond tooth colored restorative materials to enamel in the early 1980’s, dental practice, as we know it was changed forever. The “Age of Aesthetic Dentistry” was born. No longer did the dentist deal

August 8, 2017 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Editorial: Remembering Greatness

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

Dr. Carl Misch was a friend of our family whom I would best describe as a passionate man – both in his personal and professional life. And professionally, his passion was for dental implants. As a child, Carl always said

August 8, 2017 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Full Arch Immediate Fixed Implant Rehabilitation: A Case Demonstration

by Mark H.E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

The Quality of Life studies in the scientific literature highlighted the compromises with conventional removable prosthesis versus benefits of implant retained removable or fixed prosthesis. In addition, even a larger but unspecified number of patients present with terminal non-restorable dentition

August 8, 2017 Feature EndodonticsImplantologyOral Health

CBCT In Treatment Planning Of External Cervical Resorption: A Case Series

by Ali Fatemi, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MSc

Resorption of tooth structure happens in primary and permanent dentitions. Physiologic tooth resorption involves primary teeth, preceding their shedding. In permanent dentition, tooth resorption is a pathologic phenomenon, and is classified as internal or external resorption, depending on the surface

April 5, 2017 News AnnouncementImplantologyNews

Neodent, A Straumann Group Brand, Celebrates It’s Launch in Canada

by Neodent

On March 28 and March 30, Neodent celebrated it’s launch in Canada with events in Burlington, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario.  Dr. Alex Molinari presented compelling statistics and data relating to the Neodent portfolio dating back to the companies inception in

March 2, 2017 News Dental TechnologyImplantologyNews

Robotic System for Dental Implant Procedures Gets FDA Approval

by Business Wire

Neocis Inc. today announced that the company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market Yomi®, a robotic guidance system for dental implant procedures. Yomi is a computerized navigational system intended to provide assistance in both

January 18, 2017 News ImplantologyNewsOral Surgery

New Implant Advancement Hopes to Lower Risk of Infection

by KU Leuven, EurekAlert!

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent and fight infections. Our mouth contains many micro-organisms, including bacterial and fungal

December 29, 2016 News ImplantologyNewsOral Surgery

Dental Implant Coatings Could Prevent Common Bacterial Infection

by University of the Basque Country, ScienceDaily

Mouth infections are currently regarded as the main reason why dental implants fail. A piece of research by the UPV/EHU has succeeded in developing coatings capable of preventing potential bacterial infection and should it arise, eliminate it as well as

December 2, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Avoiding Peri-implantitis: Key Factors for Improved Clinical Outcomes

by Isaac Tawil, DDS, MS

Dental implants have emerged as the standard of care for replacing a single tooth in healthy patients. In the US alone more than 35 million Americans are edentulous and 178 million are missing at least one tooth. 1 According to

November 23, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Implant Screws: What Every Dentist Should Know

by Peter McDermott, BA, MA, DDS, MSc. Prosthodontics, FRCD(C)

It is important for the clinician who is restoring an implant, whether it be with a single crown, a fixed or removable prosthesis, to understand the mechanics of a threaded fastener or a screw and why screws may become loose.

November 23, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Predictable Immediate Implant Prosthetics: Part 2

by Natalie Y. Wong

Introduction This article discusses a novel protocol to deliver a full-arch immediate fixed provisional prosthesis, which is clinically accurate and predictable. Detailed steps are outlined and documented that enables conversion of the provisional into a fixed screw-retained final prosthesis after