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June 7, 2022 News NewsOral Health

ODA Calling on Newly Elected Government to Fix Ontario’s Dental Programs

by ODA

For more than 30 years, Dr. Lisa Bentley has been providing dental care to thousands of people in Mississauga and has seen first-hand how badly underfunded Ontario’s dental programs are. As the new president of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA),

June 2, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Study Reveals the Prevalence and Determinants of Eating Problems Among Older Home Care Clients

by University of Eastern Finland

­­Eating problems are common among older home care clients, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Nearly 30% of the 250 older care clients studied reported poor appetite, 20% had problems with chewing, 14% had problems with

June 1, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Study May Explain Why People with Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are Prone to Tooth Decay

by Rutgers University

People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are prone to tooth decay, and a new study from Rutgers may explain why: reduced strength and durability of enamel and dentin, the hard substance under enamel that gives structure to

May 26, 2022 News NewsOral Health

ADA Commends Oral Health Report’s Focus on Meaningful Strategies for Implementing Equitable Oral Health Care

by ADA

Poor oral health reduces the economic productivity of American society by limiting participation in the workforce, as well as by increasing health care costs. This is a key finding in Oral Health in America: Implications for Dental Practice, published today

May 25, 2022 News NewsOral Health

In a Bid to Improve Accuracy, U of T Students Give Wikipedia’s Dental and Oral Health Content a Checkup

by University of Toronto

Many students use Wikipedia as a source of information multiple times a week, if not every day. But what happens when that information lacks accuracy and proper citations? It’s a problem the Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools (WCODS) aims to address in

May 10, 2022 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Confidence vs Competence in Dentistry

by Bruce V. Freeman, DDS, DOrtho, MSc; Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Definitions Confidence and competence are two words that are neither synonymous nor interchangeable. Confidence must be earned, as when it is simply imagined it can lead to a false sense of security in one’s abilities, which results in, you guessed

. This endodontically treated tooth is failing apically and laterally. Auxiliary Finishers produce deep shape, promoting complete treatment and healing.
May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthRoot Canal

The Ultimate Shaping System: An Opening for 3D Cleaning and Filling Root Canals

by Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, FICD, FACD

New and potentially disruptive technologies come to market each year, proclaiming to improve on what came before. Many of these newcomers have virtually no evidence-based research to support claims of better, easier, or faster. Oftentimes, these new brands are merely

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May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Endodontic Triad: Dead or Alive?

by John West, DDS, MSD

INTRODUCTION “Change is the only constant.” The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited for speaking one of nature’s absolute rules about time and change. However, perhaps because events and things like inventions were slow to change 2,500 years ago, Heraclitus did

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Treatment of Compromised Teeth: The Usual Suspects

by Robert E. Grover, DDS; Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

The unceasing innovations and iterations in dental technologies and materials has taken the sophistication of treatment modalities to an historic level. However, when we are focused on the newness, the thrill of the outcome, we fail to pay attention to

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthRoot Canal

Identifying Clinical Parameters Used by Clinicians to Determine the Need for Biopsy During Surgical Root Canal Procedures

by Lisa Johnson, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Isabel Mello, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

keywords: surgical root canal procedures, histopathology, biopsy, non-endodontic lesions, guidelines Abstract The aim of this study was to identify clinical parameters used by endodontists to determine the need for histopathological assessment of periapical tissues collected during surgical root canal procedures,

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Treatment of Dental Sensitivity

by Akram Gad, DDS; Krisha Shah, BDS; Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a clinical symptom experienced due to exposed dentin from either enamel loss (erosion, abrasion, abfraction) or removal of cementum exposed through gingival recession. DH is seen commonly in patients with gingival recession, dental erosion, toothbrush abrasion,

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Endodontics Through the Looking Glass

by Reza Farshey, DMD, CAGS

Endodontics has changed considerably over the past 60 years, yet the core principles remain unchanged: Instruments are still sequentially used to shape canals, irrigation is still passively delivered into the canals, and canals are still obturated with gutta-percha (GP). As

May 10, 2022 News NewsOral Health

New Delta Dental Report Finds Many are Unaware of Connection Between Poor Oral Health and Serious Medical Conditions

by Delta Dental Plans Association

Today, Delta Dental released the 2022 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors relating to oral health. Findings from the Delta Dental-commissioned research of U.S. adults and parents of children ages

May 9, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid Interview with Dr. Ernst Wühr, General Manager of EMS Dental

by Oral Health

Oral Science is proud to be the new partner of EMS Dental in Canada for GBT Education and GBT After Sales Service since 2021. In February 2022, Chrissy Ford, RDH, Guided Biofilm Therapy trainer, clinician and practice manager who successfully

May 4, 2022 News NewsOral HealthOverall HealthSleep apneaSleep disorders

Medit and Panthera Dental Announce the Creation of a Fully Integrated Digital Workflow for the Provision of Dental Sleep Devices.

by Panthera Dental

Dentists using Medit’s intraoral scanning technology can now provide high quality treatments for patients suffering from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in just a few clicks, following the addition of new functionality. For the first time, Medit users have

May 3, 2022 News NewsOral HealthResearch

Multidisciplinary Research Takes Centre Stage

by Schulich Medicine and Dentistry

Schulich Dentistry Research Day attracted more than 300 participants from across Canada and featured 22 student oral presentations in a range of research areas. For Dr. Noha Gomaa, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Dentistry Research, it was the diversity

April 29, 2022 News Gum DiseaseNewsOral Health

Gum Health Day 2022 Calls for Prevention, Early Detection, and Effective Treatment of Gum Diseases

by European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)

“Treat your gums” is the slogan for Gum Health Day 2022, a worldwide awareness campaign organized by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). The event aims to inform the public of the detrimental effects of gum diseases – gingivitis, periodontitis,

April 22, 2022 Feature CharityDental HygieneOral Health

Making an Impact by Giving Back, One Smile at a Time

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

As healthcare professionals, we are passionate about positively impacting our patients’ lives and giving back to the communities we serve. With April being National Oral Health Month, many Canadian dental practices will be celebrating in different ways. dentalcorp, the organization

April 21, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Battle Over a National Dental Care Plan Looming with Provinces

by National Post

A jurisdictional battle with the provinces could be looming over the dental care program that’s a centerpiece of the confidence deal between the federal Liberal government and the NDP. The federal budget said the dental care program would become available

April 13, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Successful and Efficient Complete Restoration of an Abrasion Dentition

by Cary Brown, DDS; Frankie Acosta

New technologies and modern concepts require close cooperation of the individual partners in dentistry, dental technology and also dental industry. Dr. Cary Brown and dental technician Frankie Acosta, both from California, USA, have worked together for seven years now and