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January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Management of Benign Odontogenic Lesions in the Paediatric Patient

by Marshall M. Freilich, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract The identification of lesions within the osseous structures in children is essential to ensure timely surgical intervention, and to minimize or correct hindrances to the development of a healthy dentition and bone structure. These lesions tend to present in

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Étude de cas : Présentation d’une Malformation Artérioveineuse à la Mandibule

by Mallory Laframboise, DMD; Audrey Lacombe, DMD

Résumé Les malformations artérioveineuses (MAV) sont des lésions vasculaires rares issues d’artères et de veines qui présentent des défauts structuraux d’origine congénitale. Leurs présentations clinique et radiographique particulières en rendent l’identification et le diagnostic complexes par les professionnels dentaires. Cette

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?
January 7, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?

by Gino Gizzarelli, BScPhm, DDS, MSc (Dental Anaesthesia)

Every day children of all ages are sedated or anaesthetized for dental treatment both in the hospital and more commonly now in the dental office. The use of physical restraint for a dental procedure in a child has largely been

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPediatric dentistry

Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Emel Arat, DDS, PhD (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Early orthodontic treatment refers to orthodontic intervention before the eruption of permanent dentition (except third molars) is complete.1 In orthodontic literature, the benefits of early orthodontic treatment have been a topic of much debate.2-10 Some clinicians may prefer to defer

Oral Health Editorial on Vaping
January 7, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Keep Calm and Don’t Vape

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc(Pedo), FRCDC

It is difficult these days to walk down the street and not have a cloud of smoke engulf your face from a nearby electronic vaping device. My first response to this occurrence is to hold my breath or attempt to

December 18, 2019 News NewsOral Health

A Science Tooth Fairy Proposes Screening Children’s Teeth for Hints of Future Mental Health Problems

by Boston Globe

Many parents collect their kids’ baby teeth as keepsakes when they fall out. But imagine doing it to help determine if the child has experienced emotional trauma that could lead to bigger problems later on. A team of researchers at

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Proactive Intervention Dentistry: Nurturing the Oral Environment

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

“Environment” is a real buzzword in the news today. Pollution, climate, sustainable, maintainable, crisis, emergency. Do we have control or not? One area where we as dental professionals have some control is the oral environment! We are the custodians of

December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

BOPT: For Sustainable Periodontal Health and Optimal Esthetics

by Stefano Conti, DDS

The challenge currently facing reconstructive dentistry is how to obtain excellent esthetic results while preserving the biological structures involved as much as possible. Today, the clinician and the technician have materials and procedures at their disposal which make it possible

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December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Neutrophils: Potential Culprits in Tooth Decay

by Russel Gitalis, BSc, MSc Candidate; Yoav Finer, DMD, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly all adults have dental caries at some point in time.1 Resin composite is the most used restorative material in dentistry;2 most resin composite restorations are placed due to secondary caries or recurrent caries

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December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Partial Extraction Therapy: An Approach to Preserve the Buccal Plate

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Haider Al-Waeli, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

Single dental implant placement immediately post extraction for the rehabilitation of esthetic areas is a predictable procedure characterized by high survival rates in the short and long terms.1,2 However, this is challenging to achieve as the restoration is required to

December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Case Study: Anterior Composite Rehabilitation: A Minimally Invasive Approach

by Peter Walford, DDS; Wayne Wright, DDS

Introduction Many patients present in their mid-forties with shortened anterior teeth. While not severe enough to warrant crown placement, early composite augmentation restores cuspid guidance and incisal length before wear destroys anterior teeth, flattens posterior cusps and exposes dentin generally

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December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Fibre Reinforcing Composite Resins

by Geoffrey Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

Many restorative procedures are limited by the relatively low fracture toughness of composite resins. Improving the fracture strength of these materials enables dentists to provide their patients with a possible alternative to indirect restorations that inevitably require further tissue preparation

December 10, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Guided Implantology: The SMART Guide

by Mark Antal, DMD, MSc, PhD; George Freedman, DDS, Dipl. ABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The tremendous proliferation of implant services worldwide has created a need for simplified and more predictable treatment guidance modalities. There are currently a number of surgical guide platforms available, but most systems are strictly limited to specific implant catalogues, typically

Dental Radiology
December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in Dental Radiology: A Way Forward in Point of Care Radiology

by Jörg Mudrak, DMD, DDS

Introduction The introduction of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to dmf (dentomaxillofacial) radiology in the late 1990s transformed the way the profession as a whole analyzes the oral and maxillofacial complex.1 Dental providers, who previously were limited to two-dimensional (2D)

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December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Service Organizations: They’re Not All The Same

by Nate Tchaplia, Chief Development Officer, dentalcorp

The dental industry in Canada is evolving. With over 24,000 dentists and 14,000 practices across the country, today’s market is highly saturated and fragmented. The fragmentation, along with increased expectations of consumers, has given rise to a new business model:

November 30, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Tom Pidcock Undergoes Dental Surgery After High-Speed Crash At Tour De L’Avenir

by Cycling Weekly

Tom Pidcock has undergone dental surgery after his high-speed crash at the Tour de l’Avenir earlier this year. The British road and cyclocross star crashed out of the prestigious under-23 race in August, suffering injuries to his face and losing

November 28, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Major Shakeup in Regulation of Health Professionals Proposed in B.C. to Improve Patient Safety

by CBC News

Patients in British Columbia could soon know about every single action taken by professional colleges in response to complaints about health-care workers, rather than just a select few. That’s just one in a substantial list of proposals for reforming B.C.’s system for regulating health

November 27, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Smart Integration Award: Dentsply Sirona Honors Visionary Treatment Concepts From Female Dentists All Over The World

by Dentsply Sirona

The Smart Integration Award highlighted innovative ideas, successful concepts, and visions revolving around the concept of networked treatment centers. On November 21, the awards ceremony for the competition run for the first time by Dentsply Sirona, which focuses on the

November 24, 2019 News NewsOral Health

‘Men Are Interested In Improving Their Oral Hygiene’

by Gulf Today

Oral health impacts on general health, is associated with chronic diseases and on Wednesday, a dentist in Dubai gave advice on how men take care of their teeth and gums. The dentist is Dr. Ghadir Atout who laid out five

November 22, 2019 News NewsOral Health

ADA Supports Regulating Vaping Devices And Liquids

by ADA News

The American Dental Association is reaffirming its support for legislation aimed at regulating vaping devices and liquids in the same manner the Food and Drug Administration regulates cigarettes and other tobacco products. In a Nov. 18 letter to the House Energy