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June 2, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dentists Are Now Open in Ontario But Appointments Will Be Totally Different

by Narcity

Getting your teeth cleaned is going to look different next time you make a dental appointment. Dentists reopening in Ontario have new rules to adhere to in order to maintain a safe environment for both workers and patients. Some protocols will even include

June 1, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The Canary System & COVID 19 – Accurate Caries Diagnostics with No Aerosol Production

by Quantum Dental Technologies

As dental practices start to open up to treat patients during the COVIC 19 pandemic, the various regulatory bodies have provided rules and guidelines for oral health care.  The focus is on eliminating and or reducing aerosols during dental procedures. 

May 27, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Products Marketed to Sanitize, Reduce Dental Aerosols May Lack Research to Support Efficacy

by ADA News

Dentists returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic may be thinking about purchasing items to help sanitize or reduce dental aerosols, but many products currently lack research demonstrating they are effective. For instance, information is limited on how best to

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Practices Consider Using UV Light Tech to Safely Reopen

by CNBC

As more businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, dental practices are considering enhanced measures to clean their facilities and equipment, as well as protect their patients and staff. One of these tactics involves the use of ultraviolet light to sanitize the air,

May 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Camosun’s Dental Program Donates Toothpaste To Those in Need

by Victoria News

Dental health is important for everyone, even during a pandemic. That’s why the dental hygiene program at Camosun College is donating thousands of toothpaste packages to local charities. The program would typically have seen hundreds of community clients at this

May 25, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care

by RCDSO

The RCDSO’s new guidance, COVID-19: Managing infection risks during in-person dental care, is now available on the College’s website. The guidance was developed by the RCDSO based on the best available evidence and research, along with expert feedback. This includes information obtained

May 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Counterfeit, Sub-Standard and Non-Equivalent N95 Respirators

by Canadian Dental Association

Counterfeit, sub-standard and non-equivalent N95-like respirators are flooding the marketplace as the demand for N95 respirators continues to rise. These products have not been certified and will not deliver the same respiratory protection as N95 respirators which are certified by

May 20, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

New Web-Based Platform Aims to Ease Supply Chain Information Bottlenecks for Personal Protective Equipment.

by Financial Post

A new platform to improve the flow of supply chain information for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks has been developed by faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  www.CovidPPEHelp.ca is designed to enable

May 20, 2020 News Oral Health

Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Program Alumnae Score in Top 3% on US Exam

by University of Manitoba

Two graduates of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry’s pediatric dentistry graduate program were awarded the 2019 Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. Rena Sihra and Tara Kennedy received the honour which goes to those who score in the top three

May 13, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Jobs Report Highlights Concerning Trend for Health Benefits Tied to Employment in Canada

by CDHA

Today’s national employment numbers indicate that 2 million more Canadians are unemployed and seeking work as of April. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on employers to maintain workplace-sponsored health and dental benefits so that Canadians can continue

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May 11, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyEndodonticsOral Health

Changing The Way We See Caries – Literally

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

GreenMark Biomedical uses non-invasive nanotechnology to rethink how dental professionals will diagnose and treat carious lesions Advertisement Typically the purview of science fiction writers and medical researchers, nanotechnology isn’t something dental professionals are asked to think about very often, let

May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Endodontic Microsurgery of an Anatomically Challenging Zone Using Dynamic Navigation: A Case Report

by P.A. Villa-Machado, DDS, Endodontist; K.S. Serota, DDS, MMSc; F.A. Restrepo-Restrepo, DDS, Endodontist

Introduction Enhanced magnification and visualization, innovations in instrumentation, new sealing materials and the incorporation of soft and hard tissue augmentation practices have brought Endodontic Microsurgery (EMS) from a last resort procedure to an integral part of endodontic retreatment.1,2 The retreatment

May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Limited FOV CBVT in Endodontics – 3 Years Later and Never Looking Back

by Geoffrey L. Sas, DDS, FRCD(C), Dip. ABE

In Endodontics, a clinical examination and diagnostic imaging are both essential components before making a pre-operative diagnosis. The process of selecting a treatment option specifically of whether to extract or retain a tooth can often be complex. Conventional 2-dimensional imaging

Close up view of needle engaged in canal for intrapulpal injection.
May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

“Managing Endodontic Emergencies in the COVID-19 Era”

by Manor Haas, DDS, Cert. Endo.

Introduction Imagine the following scenario. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can only treat patients with acute emergencies, in order to help slow or stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, a patient calls you complaining of a severe tooth

May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Armamentarium for Dentin Conservation During Endodontic Treatment

by Bobby Nadeau, DDS, MS; Dale Jung, DDS; Viraj Vora, DDS, MS

Introduction Primum non nocere – “first do no harm”–Hippocrates In today’s society, as life expectancy increases, patients expect their teeth to last a lifetime as healthy dentition is important for a good quality of life.1-4 Endodontic therapy is usually the

A clinical example of 3 successful conefits to be easily followed by predictable 3-D obturation.
May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Evolving Look of ‘The Look’

by John West, DDS, MSD

Introduction “The pulp is a big issue about a little tissue.” This quote is credited to early endodontic educator Dr. Sam Seltzer of Philadelphia. Nothing has changed.Advertisement Restorative dentists have discovered that endodontics is one of the fastest ways to

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May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Minimally Invasive Endodontics Using a New Single-File Rotary System

by Peet J. van der Vyver, BChD, MSc, PhD; Martin Vorster, BChD, MSc ; Ove A Peters, DMD, MS, PhD

Introduction The long-term retention of root canal treated teeth depends on many factors but it has become evident that the most common reasons for extraction of these teeth are ‘large carious lesion’ or ‘unrestorable tooth’, followed by ‘tooth fracture’, ‘periodontal

May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Continuous Wave of Condensation Revisited: A New Cordless Obturation System

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

The main objective of endodontic treatment is the prevention and/or the elimination of apical periodontitis. This is achieved by instrumentation, disinfection, and obturation of the root canal system in three dimensions. Gutta percha is the most widely used and accepted

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May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthViewpoint

Handling the Stress of Practicing Dentistry: The Story of a Recovering Perfectionist!

by Sally Safa, DDS, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

In 2014, I was published in the Ontario Dentist journal pleading for speakers and content that could address the stress that dentists incur day after day and ways in which to successfully handle it. I can’t believe that six years

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May 11, 2020 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Dentistry in the Coronavirus Era

by Manor Haas, DDS, Cert. Endo.

It’s fair to say that day-to-day life and dentistry as we’ve known it have been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, we went from normal, day-to-day dental care to a near medically induced coma with many, if