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December 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Oral Health

by Nidhi Saha, BDS

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak in Wuhan, China, was first reported on December 31st, 2019. These initial coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases caused by SARS-CoV-2 were linked to an animal wet market. Similarities between SARS-CoV-2 and

December 1, 2021 News NewsOral Health

USask Dentistry Research Team Proves Biofilm Method Can Be Used to Inexpensively Test New Tooth Decay Treatments

by Education News Canada

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) dentistry research team has proved the usefulness of a method of simulating tooth decay that can allow researchers to test new treatment options without a large expense. “Tooth decay places an immense burden on Canadian society, 14

November 29, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Children From Wealthy Backgrounds at Greater Risk of Tooth Wear

by Griffith University

Children who attend private schools or have a high family income are more susceptible to wearing down their teeth than those from lower socio-economic areas according to a global study of 30 countries. Researchers found that easy access to soft

November 26, 2021 News CancerNewsOral Health

Mouth Cancer: Routine Dental Check-Up Saves Woman’s Life

by BBC

A woman said her dentist saved her life after a persistent sore throat turned out to be mouth cancer. Martine Clark, 60, is now in remission after she was encouraged to have her symptoms investigated following a routine check-up. Ms.

November 26, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Face Unafraid the (Holiday) Plans That You’ve Made

by The American Association of Endodontists

Latest AAE Survey Reveals Americans Are Eating Fewer Sweets This Holiday Season and Resolving to Prioritize Oral Health in 2022 It’s no surprise that cases of cracked teeth and dental-related injuries have risen throughout the pandemic – and it may

November 23, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Vaping—Not Prior Smoking—is Associated with Changes in Gene Regulation Linked to Disease

by Keck School of Medicine of USC

Since they hit the market, e-cigarettes have been touted as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes for adult smokers. When research began to suggest otherwise, many questioned whether smoking was still to blame for adverse effects, since most vapers are

November 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

A New U of T Faculty Study Seeks to Discover More About Debilitating TMD

by University of Toronto

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is the most common cause of orofacial pain, affecting 8-12 per cent of Canadians, and yet we know far too little about it. A new study from the Faculty of Dentistry seeks to fully assess the biological

November 18, 2021 News Oral Health


by Gabrielle Bauer

The Aeras platform takes connectivity up a notch, without sacrificing simplicity When you’re considering a new piece of equipment or software platform, consider asking yourself these two questions: Will it simplify my life? Will it give me peace of mind?

November 18, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Good Oral Health in Pregnancy Could Help Reduce Risk of Premature Birth

by University of Sydney

New research from the University of Sydney has found that treating gingivitis (gum inflammation that causes bleeding gums) during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in babies. Published recently in the Journal of Oral

November 16, 2021 News FluorideNewsOral Health

Calgary to Reintroduce Fluoride to Water Following City Council Vote

by Global News

Fluoride is going back in Calgary water following a Monday decision at city hall. That decision follows a plebiscite question in the October municipal election that found 62 per cent of Calgarians voted in favour of reintroducing the substance dental

November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Oral Considerations for Athletes: From Rookie to Major League, or Novice to Olympian

by Beth Parkes, RDH, BSc, Vice President of rdhu

It would be safe to say, that to become truly remarkable at anything in this life takes a significant amount of effort. It takes routine, commitment, drive, and passion. The above description sounds to me like the makings of an

November 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Study: Obesity Raises the Risk of Gum Disease by Inflating Growth of Bone-Destroying Cells

by The University at Buffalo

Findings may improve understanding of chronic inflammatory, bone-related diseases that develop alongside obesity, such as gum disease, arthritis and osteoporosis Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that

November 10, 2021 News NewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Receives Grant from United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund to Support Veterans Oral Care Access Resource

by NYU College of Dentistry

Funding Will Provide Access to Dental Care for New York-Area Veterans New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has received a significant grant from United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund in support of its Veterans Oral Care Access Resource (VOCARE).

November 8, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

Knowledge in Life

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

Knowledge is defined as facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. According to Krathwohl (2002), knowledge can be categorized into four subtypes: factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive. It’s important to

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Risk Management Issues in Implant Dentistry

by Matthew Wilton

Implant dentistry can be profitable and challenging work for dentists. However, this area of dentistry is not without legal risks. Dental regulators across Canada look closely at implant complaints, because they may be concerned that some dentists chose implant dentistry

November 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

All-on-X: Contemporary Solutions to Old Challenges

by Oliver Pin-Harry, DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C), FACP; Michael Yang, Hon. BSc., DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C)

I. INTRODUCTION The prevalence of terminal dentitions and edentulism is undeniable. Predicted population studies and data have forecasted present findings.1 Edentulism (Fig. 1) is a recognized physical disability associated with multiple co-morbid health concerns including local, systemic, and psychological factors.2

November 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Alternative Verification Jig for the Assessment of Mandibular Flexure

by Jonathan C. Wong, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

PATIENT: M, Age: 62, ASA II (pharmacological management of hypertension and high cholesterol). CHIEF COMPLAINT: Patient presented for the fabrication of a mandibular implant supported fixed prosthesis, with implants having been placed 6 months ago.Advertisement CLINICAL FINDINGS: Maxillary arch had

November 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthetic Consideration and Treatment of a Patient with Ameloblastoma

by Beatrice Leung, DDS MPH Cert. Pros FRCD(C), FACP; Kristopher Lee, DDS, MD, FRCD(C)

Surgical Background and Treatment The patient is a 31 year old healthy gentlemen who presented to the oral surgery office with a 3 month history of a left mandibular swelling. He was evaluated by his dentist and the thought at

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Prognosis of Implants in Previously Failed Surgical Sites

by Neena L. D’Souza, BDS; MDS; Dip. (Prostho); MSc; FRCDC; Vinay M. Bhide, BSc; DDS; MSc. (Perio); FRCDC

Introduction Implant therapy has been shown to be predictable, effective and reliable for the replacement of missing teeth in edentulous and partially edentulous patients. Clinical evidence has demonstrated long-term (>10 years) survival rates up to 95% (Moraschini et al., 2015).

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

What is the Best Option to Rehabilitate the Edentulous Maxilla Using Dental Implants?

by Cecilia Aragon, DDS, MS, FRCD(c), FACP.

Maxillary implant prosthetic treatments may be considerably more difficult to accomplish when compared to the similar treatments for patients with edentulous mandibles due to many factors including bone quality, position of implants due to anatomical landmarks, need for grafting, prosthetic