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November 8, 2021 Feature Oral Health

X Marks the Spot: X-Guide Facilitates Just-in-Time Treatment Planning

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

Reading the description of X-Guide powered by DTX Studio reads like something from a sci-fi novel: “X-Guide is a dynamic 3D-navigation system that can become part of a streamlined workflow for same-day guided surgery. On the day of treatment, the

November 1, 2021 News ImplantologyNewsOral Health

AI Helps Predict Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Diseased Dental Implants

by Technology.org

Although dental implant-supported crowns offer aesthetic, functional and natural-feeling tooth replacements, and the market is estimated to reach $6.8 billion by 2024, the emerging endemic of peri-implantitis has severely compromised the long-term success of implant dentistry. Roughly one-quarter of dental

October 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Childhood Cavities, the Most Common Disease Among Children, Lead to Significant Physical, Emotional, Social and Economic Distress

by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Global research from Colgate-Palmolive Company, the worldwide leader in oral care, reveals the effect of childhood cavities on children and parents’ quality of life and wellbeing, offering a compelling reason to prioritize oral health education during National Dental Hygiene Month

October 26, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Scientists Report Automatic Method for Studying 3D Reconstructions of Teeth

by Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Studies of palaeoanthropological finds related to different historical periods and territories have been conducted for recent years at the Department of Orthopaedic Dentistry of RUDN University. Researchers from RUDN: Samvel Apresyan (MD, Prof.) and Armen Gaboutchian (PhD) together with colleagues

October 26, 2021 News NewsOral Health

At-Home Oral Health Practices Remain Strong, According to Survey

by Delta Dental Plans Association

A key factor in achieving optimal oral health is ensuring that teeth and mouths are being cared for regularly. This National Dental Hygiene Month, Delta Dental highlights findings from a recent study showing that adults and children across America continue to

October 25, 2021 News NewsOral Health

As Calgary Votes for Fluoride, Some in B.C. Have Hope for ‘Rotten Tooth Capital of Canada’

by CBC

After a year that saw both Regina and Calgary voting to add fluoride to their drinking water, some British Columbians are wondering whether it’s time for cities in the province to finally consider fluoridation. About two-thirds of Calgarians who voted in

October 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Fluoridation Still Vital in the Age of COVID-19

by ADA

COVID-19 has reaffirmed the importance of disease prevention and the value of public health infrastructure, according to an article published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. The pandemic also helps illustrate the barriers standing in the way of —

October 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Green Shield Canada Grants $450,000 to Boost Oral and Mental Health

by Windsor Star

Refugees and newcomers to Canada often have many barriers to overcome, but thanks to a $95,000 grant from Green Shield Canada, oral health should not be one of them. “The money will allow us to provide navigation and accessibility to

October 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Oral Science Presents the EMS AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master and Guided Biofilm Therapy at the Journées dentaires internationales du Québec

by Oral Science

At Oral Science, we are very proud to have recently established a premier partnership with EMS to introduce this new and revolutionary component of EMS offerings in Canada; Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT). Guided Biofilm Therapy is a therapeutic 8 step

October 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Researchers Develop New Technique to Improve Understanding of How Acid Damages Teeth

by University of Surrey

The University of Surrey and the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham have developed a new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth at the microstructural level. The researchers performed a technique called “in situ synchrotron

October 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Nine-Year-Old Girl Left in Tears By Long Wait for Dental Treatment

by BBC

A girl has been left “crying in the night” after waiting nine months to have a tooth removed. Grace, nine, from Leicestershire, was put on a list in January but needs a general anaesthetic to have it extracted. Her mother,

October 8, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

Power of Partnerships and Perpetual Reinvention

by Peter Fritz, DDS, PhD, MBA, LLM (C)

It’s been over a year since we have been asked to lead our teams through the crisis and attempt to dismantle the disruption. Much progress has been made, but it’s never made alone and no one can forecast exactly how

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor Response: COVID-19 and its Effect on Surgeons

by David J. Psutka, D.D.S., F.R.C.D.(C)

I read with great interest the response letter written by Dr. Mark Antosz to my editorial published in Oral Health in the June issue of this year. Dr. Antosz’s letter appeared in the August issue. The purpose of my editorial

October 8, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Chandan Advani

by Oral Health

Dr. Chandan Advani Co-CEO of Brush Dental Clinics, Toronto, Ontario What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? The one thing I appreciate now is just how valuable and

October 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Host-Modulation Therapy for Peri-Implantitis: Current Systemic and Future Medical Applications Recognizing the Potential Systemic Impact of Peri-Implantitis on Systemic Disease

by Steve Chang, DDS, MSc; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD, FRCD(C); Lorne Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc, MDSc; Joseph Bacigalupo, DDS; Timo Sorsa, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD; Philip M. Preshaw, BDS, FDSRCSEd, PhD, EDS; Hsi-Ming-Lee, PhD Howard C. Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD, FRCD(C)

Introduction It is well known that current strategies for managing peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis are highly varied, and in many cases, unpredictable. This is an important issue since evidence suggests that the prevalence of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis range from

Periodontal Health
October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Physical Activity to Support Periodontal Health

by Hannah E. Young, BKin, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD

Providing patients with proper oral hygiene instruction is recognized as an important part of dental hygiene appointments – but should we also be encouraging patients to exercise for oral health benefits? The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines recommend adults accumulate at

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Plant-Based Diet and Periodontal Health

by Larissa J. Rowdon, BHK, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BAS, MSc, PhD

ERIODONTAL DISEASE AND A PLANT-BASED DIET What is a ‘plant-based diet’? Essentially, this is an umbrella term that describes a diet characterized by a focus on food sources from plants with a lower, although not necessarily eliminated, consumption of animal

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Novel Simplified Stepwise Approach to Diagnosing Periodontal Diseases and Conditions

by Braedan R.J. Prete, BSc (Honours); Siavash Hassanpour, DDS, MSc, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C); Jim Y. Lai, DMD, MSc (Perio), EdD, FRCD(C); Ryan Schure, DDS, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Abstract Background: The classification system for periodontal diseases and conditions was revised in 2017. Evidence-based criteria were developed, and extensive revisions made, to reflect advancements regarding the etiology and progression of periodontal diseases. Among the many updates made to the

October 8, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodontics

A New Tool for Cleaning Excess Resin Cement

by Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD PhD; Bushra Nizami, BDS, Krisha Shah BDS

Cleaning excess cement after cementation of a crown is a tedious but important clinical procedure. Failure to remove excess cement can lead to plaque accumulation, gingival inflammation and possibly even bone loss.1 Removal of cement is even more difficult when

October 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Rehabilitation of Both Failing Implants and Remaining Dentition with Implant Overdentures: A Case Report Part 2: Prosthetic Treatment

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

Introduction This publication is a continuation of the case report published in 2020, on rehabilitation of both failing implants and remaining dentition with implant overdentures. Prosthetic treatment was delayed last year due to COVID-19.Advertisement Prosthetic Treatment The patient’s provisional upper