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DMC’s 2019 Grenada dental mission trip
October 8, 2019 Feature CharityOral HealthPeriodontics

A Love Affair: DMC’s 2019 Grenada Dental Mission Trip

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Hello soul. I see you there. No more defences.  NowhereAdvertisement for you to hide.  No cloak to wear. You can’t prepare and I shall not spare you from me. For I am self-aware. Rise up now soul.  Burn hot and flare

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening

by Dre Nancy Mouradian DMD, FRCD(C), Cert. Paro, Dip. ABP Professeure assistante, Parodontiste Faculté de médecine dentaire, Université Laval, Québec, Canada; Tal Rapoport, DMD

Introduction With the continued high demand for esthetic dentistry, gingival health is among the first fundamental esthetic objectives during treatment planning. Diseased gingival tissues will possess a negative impact on a smile. The literature is replete with articles describing cosmetic

October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The New Canada Food Guide: Considerations For Periodontal Health

by Jennifer R. Beaudette; Carly A.R. Zanatta; Wendy E. Ward

The Updated Canada Food Guide This year marked the first update to the Canada Food Guide (CFG) since 2007. The highly recognizable rainbow showing different food groups was replaced with a plate of food – known as the ‘Eat Well

A zirconia hybrid abutment in place
October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Stock Abutments Cause Problems – Preventable By A Well-Designed Prosthesis Installation System

by Emil LA Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Why do I need to use special custom abutments for the restoration of my implants? I have been using stock abutments for a long time and I have cases that are 20 years old. I am not having any problems.

October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontologyProsthodontics

Periodontal And Prosthodontic Management Of Class III Malocclusion: A Case Report

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Tudor Dabuleanu, DDS

Introduction Modern implant dentistry has been shown to yield excellent well-documented long-term results, with 10-year success and survival rates above 95%.1 Dentists now have the choice of using an array of preoperative planning tools, both conventional and computer-aided, to help

October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontology

The Fonthill Implant Care Protocol: A Critical Update

by Peter C. Fritz; Donna M. Lavoie; Roxanne More; Linda M. Dakin; Angie Nahli; Amanda B. Longo

It has been eight years since we published our Supportive Periodontal Implant Maintenance Protocol1 which has been shared and implemented in dental practices and hygiene colleges across the globe. With the exciting new periodontal and peri-implant classifications published simultaneously by

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October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontology

Peri-Implant Diseases And Conditions: An Executive Summary Of The New Global Classification System For The Busy Dental Professional – Part II

by Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MB

In 2017, the world of periodontology was redefined with significant updates to the classification system for periodontal and peri-implant disease. The work of more than 170 leading clinicians, scientists, and educators from around the globe culminated in the publication of

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October 8, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

For Better Or Worse – Can You Tell The Difference?

by Dr. Peter Birek

Over the years our profession has managed to confuse patients by what we call ourselves. Can you tell the difference between dentists with various letters after their names? What is a bona fide (Latin for “in good face”; legal meaning

October 2, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Indigenous Communities In Northern Saskatchewan Receive Free Dental And Health Check-Ups

by Global News

Students and professionals travelled to northern Saskatchewan over a two-day period in late September to provide health and dental services to Indigenous communities. Oral exams, restorations, routing extractions, hygiene care and education were carried out at local elementary and high schools in La

September 16, 2019 News Oral Health

Olive And Mastic Trees Have Compounds That Help Improve Oral Health

by Your News

Bacteria, fungi, and viruses are integral parts of the human body. They outnumber cells 10 to one and are hosted by different systems, such as the skin, the mouth, and the gut. These microbes contribute to health through their genes, which are normally

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Custom Shirts And DIY Dentistry

by Dr. Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD(C)

I’m a sucker for custom shirts. I enjoy the process of selecting the fabrics, getting fit by my tailor, Jean Paul, and wearing the final product. They fit perfectly and I feel great when I wear them. I buy four

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Mayday, Mayday

by Brian Chapnick, BSc, DDS

The practice of dentistry has changed from the time I entered the profession 42 years ago. Change is important, for without change there can be no progress. On the other hand, not all change is good and we must be

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Treating The Dreaded Black Triangle With The Bioclear Method: A 4-year Follow Up

by David Clark, DDS

Orthodontic treatment in adults is very different than that for adolescents. A significant number of finished ortho cases, are in truth, not finished in the eyes of the patient. Patients that have undergone oftentimes lengthy orthodontic treatments are typically motivated

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

The Use Of Braces And Invisalign In Pre-Prosthetic Orthodontics

by Dr. Tracey J. Hendler

Adult patients present with defined treatment goals and priorities. While some of them would like a full mouth rehabilitation, often their goals are more discrete and specific, looking to fix “just the one thing” that brought them into the office.

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Non-Surgical Compensation Of Skeletal Class III Malocclusions

by Anthony Mair, DDS, MC1D; Anthony Mair, DDS, MC1D; Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C) Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Class III malocclusions are the least common type of malocclusion, yet they are often more complicated to treat and more likely to require orthognathic surgery for optimal correction.1 The reported incidence of this malocclusion ranges between 1% to 19%, with

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Orthodontic Interventions In Cleft Lip And Palate Individuals: An Overview Of Treatment Protocol

by Dr. Aura Sofia C. Manfio, DDS, Specialist in Orthodontics, MSc; Dr. Austin Chen BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Introduction Cleft lip and/or palate is one of the most common congenital anomalies affecting the craniofacial structures.1,2 These anomalies are considered a relevant public health issue by the World Health Organization3 due to its effects on facial aesthetics, function and

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Space Maintainers Made Easy

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Primary teeth have many important roles in the health and development of our young patients. Primary teeth are vital to chewing, speaking, smiling, aesthetics and holding space in the jaws for the developing permanent teeth.1 In some cases when a

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Palatally Impacted Canines: Early Intervention And Practical Management

by Paul J. Helpard, BSc, DDS, MS, Certificate in OrthodonticsJ. Helpard, BSc, DDS, MS, Certificate in Orthodontics

Impacted maxillary canines are a relatively rare but always memorable clinical presentation. They occur in just two per cent of the population. Eighty-five per cent of the time, the canine impaction is facial. This usually occurs as a result of

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Palatal MSI: Safe, Versatile, Easy

by Mohammad R. Razavi DDS, MSD, RDCD(C)

Introduction What next? You’ve attended almost every course on Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD), and Mini-Screw Implants (MSI). You’ve read the numerous publications in the AJODO, JCO and other orthodontic journals about the benefits of incorporating MSI into your orthodontic practice.

September 7, 2019 News NewsOral Health

New FDI World Dental Federation Care Pathway Promotes Dentist-Patient Collaboration To Manage Partial Tooth Loss

by FDI World Dental Federation

Today during the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco, USA, FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) released its latest resources on the treatment and care of patients with partial tooth loss. Rather than losing all their teeth as they