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September 30, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dental Care: The Best, Worst and Unproven Tools to Care for Your Teeth, According to a University at Buffalo Study

by The University at Buffalo

Study suggests interdental brushes and water picks work best to prevent gum disease, finds no extra power in powered toothbrushes, lists best mouth rinses and more Do probiotics prevent gum disease? Is flossing necessary? Many patients are unable to confidently

September 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The QS World University Rankings of Best Dental Schools

by QS Quacquarelli Symonds

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The 2021 Dentistry ranking is now available to view. Of the Canadian universities, UBC Vancouver Campus appears ranked at #36 and U of

September 17, 2021 News NewsOral Health

FDI and 65 Organizations Join Forces to Respond to WHO’s Draft Strategy on Oral Health

by FDI World Dental Federation

In response to the public consultation for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) draft Global strategy on tackling oral diseases, FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) joined forces with 65 organizations to submit a joint response. The current strategy’s vision fully aligns with FDI’s Vision 2030, and

September 16, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Cetacaine Non-Injectable Topical Anesthetic is Available Through Oral Science

by Oral Science

Cetacaine is a non-injectable liquid topical anesthetic that will allow you to treat your patients with a profound, long-lasting and cost-effective anesthesia. Mechanism of Action The combination of benzocaine (short duration for a quick onset in 30 seconds), tetracaine hydrochloride (slow

September 13, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

Unsuccessful Outcomes

by Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D.ORTHO, FRCD(C)

If you’re like me, you’ve had your share of unsuccessful outcomes and can appreciate the negative feelings that come with them. Just the other week I ruminated over the need to leave posterior spaces on a case that was progressing

September 13, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Jordan Pettigrew

by Oral Health

Dr. Jordan Pettigrew Dr. Jordan Pettigrew and Associates, Ottawa, Ontario How would you summarize your practice philosophy? Our practice philosophy is quality over quantity, coupled with a family atmosphere. We strive to create an environment where patients and staff are

3D-Printed Brackets
September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Faster and More Predictable Treatment with 100% Custom 3D-Printed Brackets from LightForce Orthodontics: Q&A

by Tim Dumore, DMD, BSc, MSc, FRCD(C), DipABO, FICD, FPFA

Last year, Dr. Tim Dumore added fully custom 3D-printed tooth moving tools from LightForce Orthodontics to his treatment options. LightForce, which is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has developed a cloud-based platform to create patient-specific 3D-printed ceramic brackets delivered in patient-specific

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Smile Design with Clear Aligners

by Vanessa E. Chong, DDS, MSD, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C)

The contemporary practice of orthodontics focuses not only on achieving ideal alignment and occlusion, but also on how the teeth relate to the soft tissues of the face. Smile arc is one of the most important factors when assessing and

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Self-Ligation has Significantly Shorter Chair Time Compared to Conventional Ligation with 8 Techniques: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Clinical Outcomes

by John C. Voudouris, (Hon) DDS, DOrth, MScD; John Dean Voudouris

Objective: To test if there are significant evidence-based differences in effectiveness between self-ligation (SL) and conventional-ligation (CL) brackets, including observation of eight daily, self-ligation clinical techniques. The clinical SL advantages are: 1) using colour elastomers upper 2-2, but converting to

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Getting to the Root of the Matter – Indications for Grafting in the Ortho-Perio Patient

by Jonathan Adam, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Diplomate ABP

Introduction Orthodontic and periodontal therapy are intimately connected. To ensure a functional and aesthetically pleasing outcome the process begins with clinical assessment of many factors including periodontal probing depths, thickness of the attached gingiva, mobility, occlusion, furcation involvement and bleeding.

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health

The Rules of the Game: Why the Best of Class Award Winners Should Be on Your Short List

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

It’s hard to believe that a 13-year-old vision to make a difference has come so far. From an idea fleshed out over a breakfast meeting at Chicago Midwinter, to today, where the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards are covered

September 8, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Largest Worldwide Consumer Oral Health Awareness Survey Reveals the Best Toothbrushers, Worst Habits and Most Smile Satisfaction

by Sunstar

A new worldwide consumer oral health awareness survey across 15 countries has revealed an amazing snapshot of oral health, habits, concerns and desires across the globe. In the largest survey of its kind totalling 15,000 respondents, findings range from the

September 7, 2021 News ImplantologyNewsOral Health

Study: Dental Implant Surfaces Play Major Role in Tissue Attachment, Warding Off Unwanted Bacteria

by The University at Buffalo

Research lays groundwork for improving the success of medical and dental implants When dental implants are inserted, saliva or blood plasma immediately coat them. The implants adsorb a thin layer of proteins from these fluids that help gum tissue attach,

September 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Calgary Children’s Dental Health Getting Worse Without Community Water Fluoridation

by University of Calgary

Calgary children have been without fluoride in their drinking water since 2011, and their dental health is suffering. The findings come from a University of Calgary study published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology that compares the dental health of children in

September 1, 2021 News Oral Health

Paid Exciting Innovations in Dental Handpieces

by DentalEZ

Dental handpieces are arguably the single most important piece of equipment for clinicians. Ask any dental professional why they have chosen their preferred type of dental handpiece and they will have a very detailed list of its advantages. It is

August 31, 2021 News Oral Health

Paid Scanning Reference Dentures: This is the Optimal Way

by 3Shape

  You can scan impressions within a patient’s existing complete removable prosthesis reliably, predictably, and efficiently. While TRIOS scanners have been optimized to effectively scan these impression surfaces in a seamless, integrated manner, a designated scan strategy will render excellent scan results

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthOverall HealthSleep disorders

Assessing Tethered Oral Tissues and Understanding Their Role in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

by Kari Slade RDH

The world of healthcare is ever evolving, and as science continues to discover the intricate network of systemic health, the focus becomes more holistic or whole body focused. Connective tissues or fascia have been a long-overlooked system of the body

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental ProductOral Health

Toothpaste for Two and Under: The Fluoride Fill

by Rachael Straus

The use of fluoride is normally an easy topic to agree upon for evidence-based dental professionals. However, in the past year, I’ve stumbled upon an aspect of fluoride usage that seems to be rather debated between dental professionals. The issue

August 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Colgate Announces Expansion of its Oral Health Advocacy Community

by Mirage News

With the focus firmly on oral health following the ADA’s annual Dental Health Week promotion in early August and the upcoming World Cavity-Free Future Day in October, Colgate has announced an expansion of its Oral Health Advocacy Community, which includes the ADA’s

August 24, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The Tooth Fairy Continues to Instill Good Oral Health Habits in Children

by Delta Dental Plans Association

This National Tooth Fairy Day, Delta Dental reminds families and caregivers of the role the Tooth Fairy can play in teaching children about oral health. While 72% of parents surveyed said they struggle with getting their child to brush their