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November 12, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Non-Syndromic Oligodontia: A Case Report

by Ming-Yi Chou, BSc, DDS, MS, Cert Prostho, FRCD(C)

Dental agenesis, the congenital absence of one or more teeth, is the most common developmental anomaly in humans and appears in 2.2-10% of the general population.1 The majority of cases are genetic in origin. In literature, congenital tooth agenesis can

fixed implant
November 12, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Transition From A Removable To A Fixed Implant-Supported Prosthesis: A Case Report

by Elahe Behrooz, DDS, MBA, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); David Chvartszaid, DDS, MSc (Prostho), MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Abstract Incorporation of dental implants to support fixed and removable prostheses is an effective treatment modality for edentulous patients that provides enhanced patient function, comfort and overall quality of life in comparison to a conventional complete removable prosthesis. Both fixed

Porcelain Veneers
November 12, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Setting The Stage For Porcelain Veneers – Joints, Orthodontics And Periodontics

by Camila Caro, DDS, Dip Ortho, MSc (ORTHO), FRCD(C); Bruce Freeman, DDS, DOrtho, MSc; Andrea Johnstone, BSc (Hons), DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C); Bradley Lands, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C); Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), FACP

Aesthetic dentistry is not just about beautiful restorations. Careful diagnosis and interdisciplinary planning are required for predictable treatment outcomes that will satisfy the patient and stand the test of time. Prior to restorative treatment, the temporomandibular joints, face and smile

Evidence Based Dentistry
November 12, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

“Bridging The Gap”

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

Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD) may be defined as a process which combines “the best available scientific evidence and the clinical expertise of dentists with the patient needs and preferences in order to serve as the foundation for clinical dental care”.

November 12, 2019 News NewsOral Health

WHO Report Shows The Arts Can Help Treat And Prevent Illness

by 7 News

Didgeridoo lessons, singing toothbrushes, and calligraphy training can all benefit health, according to a new report. The World Health Organisation looked at the ways in which the arts can help prevent ill-health and support the treatment of mental illness, non-communicable

November 12, 2019 News NewsOral Health

AAE Applauds New ADA Guidelines For Antibiotics

by American Association of Endodontics

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), a global membership organization of specialized dentists who provide root canal treatment, applauds the American Dental Association for updating its guidelines on using antibiotics to treat tooth pain. ‘The AAE is a worldwide leader

November 11, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Woman’s Dental Work Was Going To Cost $60,000 In The US, So She Went To Mexico

by News 5 Cleveland

Just a few miles west of Yuma, Arizona, you’ll find a small but busy town just across the border — Los Algodones, Mexico. You’ve probably never heard of it, but people will travel thousands of miles to visit. Angela Luck

October 31, 2019 News Oral Health

Paid 60 Seconds to Save a Life

by Pierrel Pharma

Oral cancer is one of the few oral diseases encountered by the oral health team that has significant morbidity and premature mortality. Tobacco products, alcohol consumption and sun exposure are the most recognized risk factors, but the incidence of Human

October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

A Note From The Federation Of Canadian Dentistry Student Association

by Natalie Pollock, President, FCDSA

I clearly remember sitting in the aisle seat of my undergraduate lecture hall, anxiously waiting for my phone to light up with a call. When it did, I’m not sure I caught a single word Dr. Paul Allison (McGill’s former

dental students taxes
October 31, 2019 Feature Dental FAQDental StudentsFinancesNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

5 Burning Questions For Dental Students & Associates

by Melanie Langevin, CPA, CMA

Dental students and associates are a busy bunch. With long hours and a hectic schedule, figuring out your tax filings can slip down your priority list. This group typically asks about five topics: deductions against your income, moving expenses, impact

Graduating Dentists
October 31, 2019 Feature Continuing EducationDental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

What’s Next For The Graduating Dentist?

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

Dental students who have recently completed their education may find themselves pondering many questions. For example, they may be considering their need to find a stable job. Geographic location may be a particular focus – what setting would encourage a

New Dental Graduate
October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral HealthOverall HealthWellness

Seven Lessons To Create Balance For The New Graduate

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

The new dental hygiene graduate is filled with enthusiasm and the promise of the future but their path can be full of landmines if they do not have life balance. This article was designed to provide support for a busy

October 31, 2019 Feature Continuing EducationOral Health

Life-Long Learning

by James Yacyshyn

Have you ever thought about the process of learning? How we learn, why we learn what we do, the mechanics of learning? What does learning mean to you? How does it impact you? What opportunities will you have because of

October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsFinancesNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Road Map To Being Debt-Free

by David Chong Yen, Louise Wong & Eugene Chu

Graduating from dental school can be bittersweet. You’ve climbed the mountain that is dental school and at the summit you find a taller mountain of debt and an avalanche of interest and bills to come. That’s the harsh reality for

IPAC
October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsInfection controlNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

The Shared Responsibility Of Infection Prevention and Control

by Elaine Powell, RDH, RDA, dentalcorp Practice Auditor; Jaime Robertson, RDH, dentalcorp Practice Auditor

Imagine you or a family member received a letter from your dentist indicating that, due to an oversight on the practice’s part, you should be tested for bloodborne diseases, such as HIV or Hepatitis C. Now, imagine if the letter

social media
October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsNew gradsOral HealthSocial mediaSocial Networking

MICRO- Managed TO MICRO- Influencer

by Irene Iancu BSc, RDH, CTDP

Instagram is the place to go to find beautifully curated feeds, thoughtfully created captions and systematically planned hashtags. It’s the place we lose hours to, deep diving into people’s accounts and getting to the abyss of their pages. Creeping, exploring

Dentistry career options
October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Navigating Career Options In The Complex World Of Dentistry

by Guy Amini, President, dentalcorp

Now more than ever, dentists, like all new professionals, are prioritizing work-life balance and overall well-being. This is having a profound impact on their ambitions and career choices. Unfortunately, with unprecedented debt loads burdening most dental grads, there is overwhelming

October 31, 2019 News NewsOral Health

NBRI To Launch Plant-Based Oral Care Products

by CanIndia

The National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) has developed three indigenously made plant-based oral care and grooming products to be launched soon in the market. The product range includes a herbal toothpaste Zanthodent, toothache gel Dentogel and herbal odour cleaner. “Unlike

October 31, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Fluoride Debate At Calgary City Hall Spills Outside Of Chamber

by Calgary Herald

Eight years after Calgary officials elected to discontinue water fluoridation, city council revisited the issue with the release of a new expert report on the benefits and harms of fluoridation and a heated debate at city hall Tuesday. A steady stream of

October 31, 2019 News NewsOral Health

German Dentist Pulls World’s Longest Known Human Tooth

by DW News

A dentist from the German city of Offenbach received a certificate from Guinness World Records for pulling the longest known human tooth. Dr. Max Lukas had extracted the 37.2-millimeter (1.46-inch) giant tooth from a patient in nearby Mainz who sought help