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August 17, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dentistry Researcher Shows Effects of Teeth-Whitening Exposure on Dental Cells Viability

by Rachel Boutet, University of Toronto

A study led by U of T Dentistry associate professor Laurent Bozec has shown a breakthrough in understanding the effects of teeth-whitening exposure on dental cells viability. The Faculty’s distinguished professor Boris Hinz was also a contributor to the research. The study, which was

August 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Regina City Council Approves Community Water Fluoridation Program

by Regina Leader-Post

After decades of failed votes, city council has finally given the green light to add fluoride to Regina’s water supply. Only Coun. Landon Mohl (Ward 10) voted against the motion after three hours of delegations and discussion both for and

August 11, 2021 News NewsOral Health

A Tale of Two Cities Finds That Community Water Fluoridation Prevents Caries

by ADA

The prevalence of caries in the primary dentition of children was significantly higher in Calgary, Canada, without fluoridated water, than in Edmonton, where the water is still fluoridated, according to a study published by the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Calgary and

August 9, 2021 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Paradigm Shifts

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Dental implants are a standard of care in dentistry but this wasn’t always true. I distinctly remember one of my dental instructors saying I shouldn’t get involved in that “voodoo” dentistry. Perhaps he had heard the ADA say in the

August 9, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by Dr. Mark Antosz

It is with a measure of disappointment that I read this editorial (David Psutka, June, 2021). Have we somehow forgotten the lessons of the past? In the mid-80s, someone discovered that they could operate on joints arthroscopically and otherwise. So,

August 9, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Amin Shivji

by Oral Health

Dr. Amin Shivji CEO and Co-Founder of 123Dentist What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I had a better understanding of how hard it is to

August 9, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

Minimally Invasive, Inter-Disciplinary Management for Cosmetic Rehabilitation in a High Smile Line Patient: A Case Report

by Sherif Said, BDS, MSd, CAGS, Dip. ABP, FRCD(C)

Introduction: The purpose of this case report is to illustrate the potential of utilizing digital technology to minimize surgical invasion and increase precision in management of compromised sites in the esthetic zone. Article In modern-day implant dentistry, the ability to

August 9, 2021 Feature Clinical case reportImplantologyOral Health

Angulated Implant Placement in the Posterior Maxilla to Avoid Sinus Augmentation and Improve Prosthesis Support: A Case Report

by Michael Pollak, DDS

Abstract The success of dental implant procedures is dependent on many factors. Overall medical status and health, and economic considerations can be limiting factors in determining which of our patients are appropriate candidates. Additionally, the time required for some implant

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Osseodensification for Implant Dentistry: Multiple Clinical Applications

by Melissa Goodman, DDS FRCD(C)

Osseodensification (OD) is a innovative technique that aims at bone preservation utilizing the collection of autogenous bone with nonsubtractive drilling within the implant site via the compaction of cancellous bone, which has good viscoelastic and plastic deformation characteristics. Unlike traditional

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Regenerative Surgical Therapy for the Treatment of Peri-Implantitis: A Case Report

by Vinay Bhide, BA Sc(Hons), DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C)

Introduction Peri-implantitis is a high prevalence, biofilm-initiated pathological condition characterized by inflammation of the peri-implant mucosa with progressive loss of supporting bone surrounding a functional endosseous implant.1-3 If left untreated, peri-implantitis can lead to loss of osseointegration and ultimately, implant

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Retention of Implant Prosthetics: Cohesion vs. Screw Retention. What’s the Real Issue?

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSC(Prosthodontics)

Introduction Many years ago Dr. David Garber was quoted saying, “Soft tissue is the issue, but bone sets the tone.” By the end of this opinion piece the reader should understand that this statement proves to be an important consideration

August 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Flowable Composite Class II Restorations

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA, Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Introduction The typical Class II posterior composite restoration is “placed on blind faith” using techniques and armamentarium designed specifically for amalgam placement. It is extremely difficult to evaluate the quality of composite layering in an interproximal preparation that is between

August 9, 2021 Feature Infection controlOral Health

Dentistry and COVID-19: A Realistic Perspective

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

“Aiming to prevent or contain every case of COVID-19 is simply no longer sustainable…” Introduction The above quotation is from an open letter sent on the 6th July, 2020 to the Prime Minister and Premiers of Canada signed by many

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthTechnology

Do You Have a Xerostomia Strategy? Dealing Better with Dry Mouth Patients Starts with Creating a Screening, Diagnosis and Management Protocol

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

According to the Cleveland Clinic, an estimated four million Americans have Sjögren’s, a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Characterized by extensive dryness in the mouth and around the eyes, other complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major

August 6, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentists See Big Increase in Teeth Grinding During Pandemic

by The Toronto Star

We’re now into the second year of this pandemic and if we’ve learned anything about this time in our lives, it’s that we need to take good care of ourselves and the ones we love. And that kind of special

August 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Sask. Professor Looks at Spit to Evaluate Canadians’ Oral Health

by Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Dr. Walter Siqueira knows your spit says a lot about you. The University of Saskatchewan dental professor will help analyze spit samples from thousands of Canadians as part of a massive survey he hopes will lead to new understandings on the

August 4, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Canada’s Health System Ranked Second Last Among 11 Countries: Report

by CTV News

A new report has ranked Canada’s health system second last, ahead of the United States, among high-income countries. The report, released on Wednesday by the Commonwealth Fund, ranked 11 high-income countries on key health-system measures, including equity, access to care, affordability,

August 3, 2021 News NewsOral Health

New Engineering Approaches to Address Unmet Oral Health Needs

by Technology.org

A baby bottle for children born with cleft palate. Chewing gum to break up plaque and prevent tooth decay—or even COVID-19. A mouth guard that can detect infectious particles in saliva. With support from the Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry (CiPD),

July 30, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Research Highlights Ability of Polyphenols to Improve Oral Health

by Hank Schultz, Nutri ingredients

New in vitro research supports the notion that polyphenol-rich beverages can be an important adjunct to oral health, according to officials at Ocean Spray, whose products were used in the study. The recently published research comes from a team at

July 30, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Do You Have Bad Breath? A New Sensor Will Check

by Allison Shelley, WebMD

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you have bad breath, and asking someone to check if it’s fresh can be embarrassing. But thanks to science, there may soon be an easier way to find out. Researchers are now working on