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September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Mayday, Mayday

by Brian Chapnick, BSc, DDS

The practice of dentistry has changed from the time I entered the profession 42 years ago. Change is important, for without change there can be no progress. On the other hand, not all change is good and we must be

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Treating The Dreaded Black Triangle With The Bioclear Method: A 4-year Follow Up

by David Clark, DDS

Orthodontic treatment in adults is very different than that for adolescents. A significant number of finished ortho cases, are in truth, not finished in the eyes of the patient. Patients that have undergone oftentimes lengthy orthodontic treatments are typically motivated

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

The Use Of Braces And Invisalign In Pre-Prosthetic Orthodontics

by Dr. Tracey J. Hendler

Adult patients present with defined treatment goals and priorities. While some of them would like a full mouth rehabilitation, often their goals are more discrete and specific, looking to fix “just the one thing” that brought them into the office.

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Non-Surgical Compensation Of Skeletal Class III Malocclusions

by Anthony Mair, DDS, MC1D; Anthony Mair, DDS, MC1D; Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C) Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Class III malocclusions are the least common type of malocclusion, yet they are often more complicated to treat and more likely to require orthognathic surgery for optimal correction.1 The reported incidence of this malocclusion ranges between 1% to 19%, with

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Orthodontic Interventions In Cleft Lip And Palate Individuals: An Overview Of Treatment Protocol

by Dr. Aura Sofia C. Manfio, DDS, Specialist in Orthodontics, MSc; Dr. Austin Chen BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Introduction Cleft lip and/or palate is one of the most common congenital anomalies affecting the craniofacial structures.1,2 These anomalies are considered a relevant public health issue by the World Health Organization3 due to its effects on facial aesthetics, function and

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Space Maintainers Made Easy

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Primary teeth have many important roles in the health and development of our young patients. Primary teeth are vital to chewing, speaking, smiling, aesthetics and holding space in the jaws for the developing permanent teeth.1 In some cases when a

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Palatally Impacted Canines: Early Intervention And Practical Management

by Paul J. Helpard, BSc, DDS, MS, Certificate in OrthodonticsJ. Helpard, BSc, DDS, MS, Certificate in Orthodontics

Impacted maxillary canines are a relatively rare but always memorable clinical presentation. They occur in just two per cent of the population. Eighty-five per cent of the time, the canine impaction is facial. This usually occurs as a result of

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Palatal MSI: Safe, Versatile, Easy

by Mohammad R. Razavi DDS, MSD, RDCD(C)

Introduction What next? You’ve attended almost every course on Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD), and Mini-Screw Implants (MSI). You’ve read the numerous publications in the AJODO, JCO and other orthodontic journals about the benefits of incorporating MSI into your orthodontic practice.

September 7, 2019 News NewsOral Health

New FDI World Dental Federation Care Pathway Promotes Dentist-Patient Collaboration To Manage Partial Tooth Loss

by FDI World Dental Federation

Today during the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco, USA, FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) released its latest resources on the treatment and care of patients with partial tooth loss. Rather than losing all their teeth as they

September 6, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Canada’s Homeless People Need Better Access To Dental Care

by Cynthia Griffith

As the connection between oral health and overall physical health becomes continually more evident, more doctors recognize the need for dental care and coverage. However, there is one part of the Canadian population that lacks access to basic dental hygiene.

September 1, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Paid Why Thousands Of Doctors Are Trusting OMNICHROMA

by Tokuyama Dental America Inc

Since its launch at the Chicago Midwinter show in February, 2019, OMNICHROMA has been making a huge splash across the country, impacting dentists’ practices and simplifying their procedures. As the first universal composite that matches every tooth shade with a

August 22, 2019 News Oral Health

Henry Schein Builds More Than 27,000 ‘Comfort Kits’ For People Fighting Cancer In The Second Annual ‘We Care Global Challenge’

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC) today announced that more than 2,100 Team Schein Members (TSMs) from around the world have joined together to build over 27,000 comfort kits for patients undergoing cancer treatment and their loved ones. TSMs built the kits

August 19, 2019 News Oral Health

Adult Braces: Why Are More Grown-Ups Getting Their Teeth Straightened?

by BBC News

Braces are big business. According to the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), three quarters of their members say they’re seeing more grown-ups coming through their doors. Amid the rush to keep pace with demand, many have been expanding and buying new

August 19, 2019 News Oral Health

Roving Dental Practice On Hornby, Denman Islands Seeks New Owner After 3 Decades

by CBC News

Dr. Peter Walford has been on the road, so to speak, for more than 30 years doing dentistry on B.C.’s Hornby and Denman islands from an unusual clinic. After owning several practices on Vancouver Island through the 1980s, he explored converting a Blue

August 16, 2019 Feature Oral Health

Cellerant Best Of Class Technology Awards 2019

by Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

The 2019 Cellerant Best of  Class Technology Award has been acknowledged as the most prestigious and coveted award that a dental manufacturer can receive. It is the only award of its kind, as it is covered by every major dental

August 16, 2019 News NewsOral Health

All U.S. Dental Schools Will Now Train Students To Manage Treatment Of People With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities

by National Council on Disability

The Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) recently passed votes requiring dental schools to now train their students in managing treatment of patients with ID/DD. Previously, patients with ID/DD were largely unable to obtain dental care treatment because dental students were

August 13, 2019 News Oral Health

GC FujiCEMTM Evolve: Resin-reinforced Glass Ionomer Cement

by GC America

GC America Inc. is excited to announce the launch of our next generation RMGI cement, GC FujiCEMTM Evolve, on September 1st, 2019 in US and Canada. It is built on the legacy of FujiCEMTM 2 which has been used for

August 12, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Paid Four Myths About Fluoride Varnish

by Amber Auger RDH, MPH

As a practicing hygienist, I come across a lot of misconceptions about treatment options, especially fluoride varnish. Here are the top four myths I’ve heard about fluoride varnish and what you need to know:   Myth #1: It’s all about

August 12, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Adelaide Teenager Forced To Quit School Over Dental Issues As Thousands Await Public Care

by ABC News

An Adelaide student who says she’s been waiting years for “life-changing” dental and orthodontic surgery in the public system has had to drop out of mainstream school because of her health issues. Nikki Torpy’s family cannot afford private health insurance, and instead

August 12, 2019 News Oral Health

Planmeca USA Moves U.S. Headquarters To Larger, More Technologically-Advanced Facility

by Planmeca USA

Planmeca USA, a leading manufacturer of dental imaging and CAD/CAM equipment, recently moved its North American headquarters to a larger, high-tech facility that will house advanced training and facilitate innovation. The 90,000-square-foot facility, located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is more