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October 1, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid Orthodontics for the Restorative Dentist

by Dr Jeremy Kurtz & Dr Zachary Mursic

Using Digital Dentistry and Invisalign® treatment to plan and restore a challenging case- (while avoiding surgical intervention) Case Overview Kyle, a male in his mid 40’s presented to our GP office. He was missing some posterior teeth bilaterally and had

October 1, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid Income Splitting for Dentists

by TMFD Financial

It is a common complaint that we pay too much tax in Canada, so it’s no surprise there is great interest in using techniques that ease the tax burden for our families.  We recognize that CRA’s primary objective is to

October 1, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid “Guided Biofilm Therapy“ is the Absolute Favorite Among Patients

by Dr. Jan H. Koch

Worldwide survey on the preferred method of prevention A clean mouth is not only important for oral health, but also for health in general. With Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT), EMS has developed a systematic, modular, scientifically proven protocol for oral

September 12, 2022 Feature Chronic dental care for the elderlyDental HygieneOral HealthPeriodontology

Prevora as a Successful Therapy for Oral Dysbiosis in High-risk, Complex-needs Adults: A Series of Four Patients and a Review of the Literature

by Julie DiNardo, RDH; Irene DeHaan, RDH; Julie Stang, RDH

Oral dysbiosis is an imbalance of bacteria in the dental plaque whereby pathogenic bacteria dominate the biofilm and, in turn, initiate destruction of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. Caries and periodontal diseases result from oral dysbiosis. A

September 12, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health

Honouring Tradition

by James Posluns, DDS, D Ortho, MEd, FRCD(C)

There are times when tradition is to be embraced – a marriage ceremony, a parade or a graduation.  And there are times when doing things the way they have always been done just doesn’t cut it.Advertisement If you are a

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

U of T Alumni: Defy Gravity Pace Setting Campaign is Building the Future of Good Oral Health

by Selina Esteves

Now that Defy Gravity, the University of Toronto’s new campaign, has been launched, the faculty has put together a Campaign Cabinet of alumni who want to help the school achieve its goals.Advertisement This volunteer group is made up of nine

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Periodontal Health and Maintenance for Clear Aligner Therapy

by Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Periodontal diseases are a diverse family of inflammatory conditions that affect the periodontium and negatively impact our oral health.1,2 Orthodontic appliances, such as traditional brackets and wires can create numerous plaque retention sites, increasing the patients’ risk of developing

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors and Considerations for Treatment Plans

by Aura Sofia C. Manfio, DDS, Cert Ortho, MSc, FRCDC; Anthony Mair, DDS, MCID

The congenital absence of one or more teeth is the most common anomaly of dental development in humans. Several terms have been used in the literature to describe this anomaly. Agenesis is considered to be the most suitable term, since

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Treatment of a Class II Subdivision Type 2 Malocclusion with Customized Lingual Brackets and a Simple Distalizer Appliance

by Gabriele Floria, DDS; Iris Floria

Introduction Class II subdivision malocclusions can be difficult to treat because of their asymmetric occlusal relationships. An accurate diagnosis, etiologically based when possible, is essential to perform a correct and efficient orthodontic treatment. The aim of this article is to

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Presurgical Maxillary Segmented Orthodontics: A Simple Concept to Prevent Relapse of Segmented Lefort 1 Osteotomy for Maxillary Expansion

by Daniel Ricard, DMD, FRCDC

Keywords: Palatal constriction Maxillary constriction Segmented Lefort 1 osteotomy Maxillary expansion Palatal expansion stabilityAdvertisement INTRODUCTION: Insufficient transverse palatal dimension is a major component of several types of malocclusion.1 This skeletal anomaly is rarely isolated. Most of the time it is

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPractice management

The DSO Model: Your Questions Answered

by Paul Helpard, DDS, MSOrtho, BSc; Nick Korhonen; Vawn Himmelsbach

In North America, there’s a trend toward consolidation of individual orthodontic practices as the specialty evolves – from people and operations to technology and the business model itself.Advertisement Some have predicted this change, seeing other medical professions consolidating in recent

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPractice management

7 Confessions of a Working Orthodontist Mom

by Tracey Hendler, DDS, MSD, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C)

People often ask me how I “do it all” and if I have any balance in my life. Being a working mom with a busy practice isn’t easy. But I’ve discovered that the key to finding work/life balance is to

September 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthTooth whitening

Conservative Esthetic Management of White Spot Fluorosis Lesions: A Case Report

by Ahmad Alkhazaleh, BDS, MSc; Akimasa Tsujimoto, BDS, PhD, FIADFE

Dental fluorosis is an enamel anomaly that adversely affects inorganic phase deposition and organization causing enamel hypomineralization.1 Despite the essential effect of fluoride in remineralization of dental hard layers when used topically, a direct relationship has been established between the

Head and Neck Cancers
September 12, 2022 Feature CancerOral cancerOral Health

Time to Re-evaluate the Role of Dentists in Preventing Head and Neck Cancers

by Michelle Budd, DDS; Julian Perez, JD

Oral and pharyngeal cancer, also known as head and neck cancer, poses a significant (if somewhat underappreciated) global public health issue, with over 50,000 North Americans diagnosed each year.1 The 2019 Canadian Cancer Statistics report indicated that 5,300 Canadians were

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral Health

Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders: Helpful Resources

by Richard Cook, BDS, FDS, PhD; Rui Albuquerque, DMD, FDS (OM), PhD

There has long been much debate around the concept and management of oral mucosal lesions and conditions that have the potential to turn into malignant lesions over time. To address this and to try to establish a route to disseminate

September 8, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid Innovations in Aiding Caries Detection: How iTero Near-Infrared Imaging Technology Can Impact Your Practice

by Dr. Steven Glassman

Caries detection can often vary dependent on the tooth surface in question. For occlusal pit and fissure lesions, visual and tactile detection can normally suffice. Bitewing radiographs have long been the most practiced method for detection of interproximal lesions, yet

September 6, 2022 Video Dental VideoDentistryOral Health

Weekly Wisdom: The Management of Broken Root Tips

by Oral Health

  In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Ramez Salti discusses when you may come across broken root tips and how to manage them.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to

September 6, 2022 News DentistryNewsOral Health

More Questions Than Answers on Federal Dental Care Plan: Orillia Dentist

by Frank Matys, Simcoe.com

A provincial organization representing more than 10,000 dentists says there are more questions than answers about a proposal by Ottawa to create a national dental care plan. Orillia dentist Dr. Louise Hill shares the Ontario Dental Association‘s concerns. “Is it going to

September 1, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid Cloud Security Tips for Your Dental Practice

by Xero

  Have you ever heard about ‘the cloud’ and wondered what it was? It’s simply a way of describing data and applications stored online. There’s so many benefits to using the cloud at your practice. You can work more efficiently,

September 1, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid The Business of Dentistry is Changing. Are you Ready?

by TMFD Financial

It seems that every industry eventually goes through a period of very rapid change, and this is especially true for dentistry in the last couple of years. Dental practitioners have had to face the challenges of a global pandemic and