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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

September 1, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid Benefit Relief for Canadians in Need

by First Canadian Benefits

The FCB Health Network has launched its COVID-19 Health and Dental Relief Plan to all Canadians nationwide. This social contract will provide economic relief to all recovering from the pandemic by offering an affordable non-insured health and dental benefits plan

August 25, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Tooth Fairy Tradition Remains Strong Across the United States Finds the 2022 Original Tooth Fairy Poll® Released by Delta Dental

by Delta Dental Plans Association

According to findings of the 2022 Original Tooth Fairy Poll® released by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy visited 79% of homes across the country with children ages 6-12 who have lost teeth. Most kids are demonstrating patience for the Tooth

August 9, 2022 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Trusting Nature

by Luisa Schuldt, DDS MSc FRCD(C)

The opportunity to learn many lessons has been hurled upon us over the last two and a half years. We have seen storms come and go and temperatures rise to new limits. We have also witnessed almost every aspect of

August 9, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Neil Vora

by Oral Health

Dr. Neil Vora Vivo Dental, Calgary, Alberta What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? Dental treatment is for the patient, not for me. There have been, and still

August 9, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Exploring Blockchain in Dentistry

by Peter C. Fritz, B.Sc., D.D.S., F.R.C.D. (C), Ph.D. (Perio), M.B.A., LLM

The information flowing along a blockchain is like a river that knows no country borders, is as unregulated as nature, and forever carries upstream pollution. Everyone paddling on the water can agree on the river’s depth at any point along

Intraoral photo showing frontal view of the patient in MIP with implant healing abutment.
August 9, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Digital Workflow for Implant Provisionalization in the Aesthetic Zone

by Faisal Al Assadi, BDS, PGCert HPE

Dental implants have been the recommended treatment of choice as a conservative approach in replacing missing teeth while preserving adjacent tooth structure when compared to fixed dental prostheses.1 The ability of the implant supported crown to replicate natural tooth like

August 9, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Removal of Osseointegrated Dental Implants

by Reza Termei, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C), Dip ABP

Implant therapy has become a predictable treatment option for tooth replacement with a 5-year survival rate of 97.1%.1 Despite this high survival rate, implant failure can still happen which would necessitate removal, or better said, explantation of the unsuccessful implant.

August 9, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Keys for Successful Aesthetic Zone Single Implant: Case Reports

by Dr. Mehdi Noroozi, DDS, MSc, Dipl. Perio

To achieve a successful aesthetic result and good patient satisfaction, implant placement in the aesthetic zone demands a thorough understanding of anatomic, biologic, surgical and prosthetic principles. The ability to achieve harmonious, indistinguishable restoration from adjacent natural teeth in the

August 9, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Transcrestal Sinus Lift Combined with Short Implants Inserted with Low Torque in Type IV and V Bone with 10 to 12 Years Follow-up.

by Eduardo Anitua, DDS, MD, PhD

The transcrestal or transalveolar sinus lift procedure was described by Summers in 19941 as an alternative to the “traditional” approach, using the lateral window to reduce the morbidity of the technique. As initially described, the procedure consisted of an approach

August 9, 2022 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthThe Last Word in Dentistry

Toothpaste Will Never Be the Same!

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

Amicrofibrillated cellulose platform derived from Norwegian spruce trees is the basis for a revolutionary approach to toothpaste that has the capability to offer superior plaque and biofilm removal. The result is more efficient brushing and better oral health. Founder, Chairman,