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April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the

April 12, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: Take a Shot

by Dr. P. Markle, Toronto

It would seem that the roll-out of vaccine to combat COVID-19 in Ontario and indeed Canada is lagging behind other jurisdictions. Now that the vaccines are becoming more available, the next step is how to deliver them quickly and safely

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryDental TechnologyOral Health

Optimizing Communication Using Digital and Analog Technology with Monolithic Restorative Solutions

by Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT

The speed of advancement in the world of digital technology has made a tremendous impact in dentistry. The way we look at this advancement is quite important. With the influx of artificial intelligence powered robots, robots may perhaps augment humans

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

A Digital Workflow to Improve the Single-Unit Anterior Implant Success

by Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract The anterior single unit implant can present a challenging dilemma to both the restorative dentist and the surgeon. Several factors may present that can adversely affect the final restorative outcome of cases such as these. Appropriate planning and execution

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

3D Printing in Your Office: Better Outcomes in Minimal Time

by Susan McMahon, DMD, AAACD; Alexis Kuzemchak, Dental Student Class of 2025

Increasingly, more dental professionals are embracing digital dentistry and the technologies that accompany it. Pivoting to digital dentistry streamlines many processes while increasing convenience, comfort, and creating better clinical outcomes for patients and practitioners alike. With the inevitable march of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Case Study: Begin With the End in Mind – From Wax to Composite

by W. Johnston Rowe, Jr. DDS, AAACD

Introduction For many dental students the first-year class focused on Dental Anatomy and Morphology is their initial “real” introduction to a life-long, in-depth professional relationship with teeth. While the lecture portion of the course may closely resemble the format of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Responsible Aesthetics with Severe Discolouration: How Can Digital Help Us?

by Sunny Virdi, DMD; Murad Zaman, DMD; Amarjit Rihal, DDS

New opportunities are one of the many reasons people immigrate from Canada from all over the world. The same is true for our patient who arrived in Winnipeg in 2013 from Adama (formerly Nazareth), Ethiopia. This 37-year-old female was seen

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Immediate Replacement of an Infected Incisor – A 15-Year Follow-Up: A Case Report

by Axel Wöst, DMD

Immediate restoration of teeth that are not worth preserving, with implants in the aesthetically demanding anterior region, is a challenge in everyday practice. The case study described here shows an immediate implantation to replace the right upper incisor with persistent

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

Simplifying Anterior Restorations in Aesthetic Implant Dentistry

by Jose Viquez, DDS, Cert. Prostho.; FRCD(C)

The dental implant is a prosthetic device delivered through a surgical process. It allows clinicians to replace one or multiple missing teeth without damaging the remaining dentition. Many attempts have been made in the literature to define the success, failure,

Digital models were calibrated with the patient’s facial photographs ensuring the digital wax-up appropriately addressed all areas of visual tension. Facial flow analysis was completed ensuring the teeth sat in harmony within the patients face.
April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Management of Multiple Diastemas with Indirect Restorations

by Bharat Agrawal, MSc AesDent

With rapid progression in the science of restorative dentistry, particularly since the advent of ‘adhesive’ techniques, it is irrefutable that the demand and interest in cosmetic restorations has increased both from dentists and patients alike. Numerous materials and techniques are

April 12, 2021 Feature Oral Health

ODA Annual Spring Meeting 2021

by Oral Health

It is that time again! Time to take a look at what we can expect from the upcoming Ontario Dental Association’s Annual Spring Meeting. ASM21 will begin on Thursday, May 6 and complete on Saturday, May 8. This year, the

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryInnovations in dentistryNew TechnologiesOral Health

Logged On For Online Learning: COVID-19 Supercharged Industry Adoption of Digital Education, But is the Trend Here to Stay?

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

Being asked to quarantine throughout much of 2020 reshaped much of our common life together, including how we as clinicians pursue continuing education. As we all continue the transition out of “crisis mode” toward the “new normal,” I wanted to

April 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Imbalance in Gum Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker

by NYU College of Dentistry

Increases in “bad” bacteria and decreases in “good” bacteria in gums associated with amyloid beta Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta—a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease—in

April 9, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Those With Poor Oral Hygiene Tend to Experience More Severe COVID-19 Symptoms, Study Finds

by CTV News

An international study led by researchers at McGill University has found that those with poor dental hygiene tend to experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms. Using the digital medical and dental records from 568 Qatari patients with COVID-19, the researchers found

April 7, 2021 News Oral Health

Paid Growing Your Practice with the Invisalign® Brand

by Ljiljana Hinton, RRDH

  The Role of Intra-oral Digital Scanning with Enhanced Process of Care The addition of digital scanning to enhance clinical and technical procedures is a consideration for many dental practices. My training as a dental hygienist has taught me that

April 1, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Oral Health for Total Health an Essential Message this April

by CDHA

April is oral health month in Canada and, while we all continue to do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep our communities healthy, we cannot forget that maintaining good health includes protecting our oral health.

April 1, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dentists Issue Stark Warning Against Opening Bottles with Teeth After Singer’s Viral Video

by Christian Smith, The Drinks Business

Though it might seem obvious to some, dentists are warning people not to use their teeth to open things like beer bottles, due to the very real risks of chipping, breaking or fracturing your teeth. The original video of Madison

March 31, 2021 News NewsOral Health

New Drug to Regenerate Lost Teeth

by University of Fukui, Japan

Antibody for USAG-1 shown to stimulate tooth growth Tooth loss is a widespread problem in adults and results in poor quality of life. Currently, solutions to this problem include artificial teeth and implants. But these aren’t as good as “real

March 30, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Relaunch of a Dental Therapy Program in Saskatchewan Would Address Needs of First Nations

by Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Nearly a decade after Canada’s National School of Dental Therapy shut its doors, three Saskatchewan organizations have joined forces in an effort to resume the teaching of dental therapy in the country. The Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and

March 30, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Study Shows How SARS-CoV-2 Infects Cells in Mouth, Possibly Leading to Oral Symptoms

by ADA

A study examining the role of the oral cavity in SARS-CoV-2 infection has found evidence the virus infects cells in the mouth, which could explain why some patients with COVID-19 experience taste loss, dry mouth and blistering. The research also