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December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Medical Treatment of Dental Caries With a New 25% Xylitol Formulation

by Jacques Véronneau, DMD, MSc, PhD

Background Even with the declining prevalence of dental caries in industrialized countries during the past decades, predominately due to fluoride use, 1 dental caries is still a major problem in most industrialized countries, affecting 60% to 90% of children, and

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Glass Ionomer Fissure Sealants for Proactive Intervention

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA; Cathy Delios, RDH

Occlusal decay and its consequences have a major impact on the dental health of our patients. It is the single most common chronic childhood disease world-wide 1 and its results affect our patients throughout their lives. Molars and premolars are

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Clinical Uses for Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

I first began using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in my private pediatric dental practice in 2015. Minimally Invasive Dentistry is a topic near and dear to my heart as a mother and advocate for improving children’s oral health and safety.

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Silver Diamine Fluoride Unstained and Liberated

by Geoffrey Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

The concept of using amputation to treat an infectious disease was last used by the medical profession to treat gangrene in the late 1800s. The pharmacological management of dental caries aims to leave most caries in situ, killing the bacteria

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Enhanced Minimal Invasive Tooth Whitening

by Dr. Andrew M. Brostek, BSc, BDSc, FICD, FPFA; Professor Laurence J. Walsh, BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FRACDS, FFOP (RCPA), FICD, FADI, FPFA

Keywords Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Tooth whitening, White spot lesion, CPP-ACP, MI Paste Abstract This article discusses the philosophy behind the clinical protocols to achieve enhanced results in tooth whitening, and the successful reversal of enamel white spot lesions. External tooth

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Psoriasin: A New Biomarker in the Identification of Cancer Risk in Oral Lesions

by M.R. Darling, BChd, MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD; A. Hassan, BMedSci (Hons Pathology) Candidate; L. McLean, DDS. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Introduction Approximately 90% or more of oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). These often begin as potentially malignant oral lesions such as a white patch (leukoplakia; Fig. 1), or red patch (erythroplakia; Fig. 2), 1 which progress to an

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

PERSPECTIVE. FOCUS. SUCCESS!

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

What an amazing world we live in – constant information at our fingertips…news…views…and more…till we plead for a break. We are constantly plugged into some device spewing data and opinion at us, so that we start to confuse opinion for

November 13, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

“Mindfulness” The New Science of Finding Focus & Happiness in Dentistry

by Dr. Mark H. E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); Peter Barry

As a society we are in the midst of a popular growing obsession with mindfulness as the secret to health, happiness and success in any field of human endeavour, including dentistry! What was a fringe movement in our busy society

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthetically Driven Implant Surgery: Redefined

by David Powell, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C); John P. Zarb, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Steve Bongard, DDS

Introduction Looking at online forums that discuss dental implants, one cannot help but notice a heavy emphasis on the surgical aspect of implant prosthodontics with the prosthodontic phase often overlooked or barely discussed. It is our opinion that this line

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthodontic Treatment of The Severely Worn Dentition

by Oliver Pin-Harry, DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), FACP

Introduction The severely worn dentition often poses a challenge to the restorative clinician. Diagnosis and treatment planning involve multidisciplinary and in-depth evaluation of etiological, esthetic, occlusal, functional and preventive factors. Modern dentistry has made tremendous progress in areas of decay

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Tissue Management: A Guide to Capture a Single Tooth Preparation up to a Full Arch

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSc, Certified Prosthodontist

Introduction With ever-evolving digital technologies in dentistry, the level of sophistication and accuracy that can be accomplished today is unsurpassed. Dental laboratories seem to be leading the charge as they embrace the predictability of CAD/CAM generated fixed restorations. Similarly, many

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Retrieval of Damaged Prosthetic Screws: A Case Series of Multiple Techniques

by Avery Donkin; Jaffer Kermalli; Beatrice Leung, DDS, MPH, Cert. Pros, Dip ABP, FACP, FRCD(C)

Introduction Dental implants are at risk of technical complications such as abutment screw loosening, stripping and fracture. If fractured, the screw must be removed without damage to the internal implant connection to preserve the implant’s prosthetic function and maintain prosthodontic

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Dentsply Sirona World 2018: The Ultimate Dental Meeting

by Oral Health

Valued continuing education courses, exciting daily entertainment and endless networking opportunities – it was a packed three days at Dentsply Sirona World 2018 in Orlando. The Ultimate Dental Meeting offered CE courses in 12 specialized tracks, with some of the

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Complex Maxillary Anterior Rehabilitation

by Goth Siu, BHSc, D.M.D, M.S., Cert. Prostho., FRCD (C), FACP Mark Lin, B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc. (Prosthodontics), FRCD (C) Amy Yeung, D.D.S., M.Sc. (Perio), F.R.C.D. (C)

The following case presentation will illustrate an anterior maxillary reconstruction with the use of dental implants and fixed prosthodontics. Our patient (P.C.) presented to the office with the pre-existing dental treatment done over 10 years ago as illustrated in Figures

November 13, 2018 Feature Clinical case reportOral HealthProsthodontics

Immediate Implant: A Case Report

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS (Perio, India)

Introduction Successfully treating patients with missing or non-restorable teeth with a fixed prosthesis can be one of the finest services rendered to dental patients. This art and science of replacing missing teeth or those with hopeless prognosis requires a thoughtful

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Does Selection of Different Restorative Materials Affect the Amount of Tooth Structure Saved for Crown Preparations?

by Ashkan Ebrahimpour; Omar El-Mowafy

Introduction Aesthetic tooth-colored restorations for both anterior and posterior teeth have been in the highest demand in recent years. This increasing demand motivated the dental industries to enhance the aesthetic and mechanical properties of restorative materials. These efforts lead to

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental LaboratoriesOral HealthProsthodontics

The “Silent” Dental Partner: The Laboratory Technician

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

Upon insertion of a newly fabricated dental prosthesis, it drops intraorally and fits perfectly requiring minor adjustments. The patient looked in the mirror following this insertion and was delighted with the final aesthetics results. The patient states, “It looks and

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Rapid Review on Radiation and CBCT in Dental Practice

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

Exposure to ionizing radiation and its potential risks are often major concerns of our patients. Ambiguity and confusion exist among the general public, mainly due to the risks discussed in the media and from spurious online information. This leads to

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

Safer Implant Treatment

by Emil Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Knowledge is forever advancing. In my early days when my computer froze, I used to think “What did I do wrong now.” Today I think “What is wrong with this computer!” No, it’s not always the clinician that is to

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Critique of the RCDSO Draft Document on: “Standard of Practice: Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office”

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Preamble Recently, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) welcomed comments on its draft document “Standard of Practice: Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office.” This critique is based on a thorough reading of the proposed Standard