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April 13, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

P.E.I. Dental Association Says National Dental Plan Must Align with Provincial Program

by CBC

The Dental Association of Prince Edward Island says the federal budget promise to create a national dental program is good news for Islanders but hopes it won’t replace the provincial program currently in place. The federal Liberal government agreed to launch a new

April 13, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Interrupted Access to Vaccinations and Routine Dental Care for Many Children, Toronto’s Top Doctor Says

by CP24

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted access to dental care and routine immunizations for many children and a new report from Toronto’s top doctor says that the city needs to work with the province to create a plan to address the

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

The Dawn of a New Day

by Dr Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FICD, FIADFE

Doom and Gloom. That is all that we have been consistently living with for the last 2 years. It’s time for all of this to end. We cannot possibly live comfortably with all of this negativity around us. Is life

April 12, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Mark Hamanishi

by Oral Health

Dr. Mark Hamanishi Chief Orthodontic Officer at 123Dentist How would you define or summarize your practice philosophy? As a digital orthodontist, I’ve made it our goal to consistently deliver dream smiles using some of the most advanced technology available to

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the Optimal All-ceramic Crowns

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Cast Gold and Porcelain fused-to-metal crowns have a proven track record and are predictable.1,2 They are forgiving materials that can be used in less-than-ideal conditions such as uneven tooth reduction, sharp line angles and varying finish lines. Masking the underlying

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthPractice management

Post-pandemic Strategies for the Dental Practice

by Debra Engelhardt-Nash

To say that 2020 threw the world a giant curve ball would be one of the understatements of the decade. For some, it felt as though the earth had stopped revolving on its axis and it has never quite begun

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Treatment Decisions for Missing Maxillary Laterals Based on Case Types and Stages of Development

by Salvatore Lotardo, DDS

Introduction Congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors present a challenge for both the orthodontic and restorative treating dentists. Often, only two scenarios are discussed: canine substitution or replacing the missing lateral.1 The former is often considered an orthodontic solution while the

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Planning for the Unpredictable: A Case of Dental Trauma

by W. Johnston Rowe, Jr., DDS, AAACD

Introduction Predictability is a worthy goal for any practicing dentist. The study of evidence based models in dentistry has developed increasing predictability of the success of specific dental treatments and procedures in achieving optimum oral health.1 While dental treatments have

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Aesthetic Dentistry and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

by William E Turner, DMD, Cert Esth, Dip ABAD

Imagine you are 18 years old and all your life you have dreamed of a career in acting or modelling. Everyone that you talk to in your chosen field tells you the same thing. You have what it takes to

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Polishing High-Strength Ceramics Such as Zirconia and Lithium Disilicate, a Step-by-Step Approach

by Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD; Chandani Mantri, BDS

According to a 2016 survey of the National Dental Practice Based Research Network, the top material choices for anterior crowns were lithium disilicate and layered zirconia whereas the top choice for posterior crowns was monolithic zirconia.1 Polishing high strength ceramics,

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Integrating Digital Smile Design Into the Aesthetic Workflow


Introduction Achieving a successful outcome in aesthetic dentistry can be a formidable challenge for all dental practitioners, regardless of their experience level. The patient describes their expectations for the case to the dentist, who then diligently works with provisional restorations

April 12, 2022 Feature Dental conventionsOral Health

Ontario Dental Association’s Annual Spring Meeting 2022

by Oral Health

May 5–7, 2022 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Reconnect at ASM22! The Annual Spring Meeting (ASM) is the signature event of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA). Now in its 157th year, it is one of the longest running and most respected

April 12, 2022 Feature Dental conventionsOral Health

Journées Dentaires Internationales Québec 2022

by Oral Health

Advertisement May 27–31, 2022 The annual meeting of Ordre des dentistes du Québec will be taking place from May 27 to 31 at the Palais des congrès. This continuing education event, the largest dental congress in Canada with more than

April 12, 2022 News DentistryNewsOral Health

The Government Has Committed $5.3 Billion to Establish Dental Care

by CTV News

The Liberal budget laid out money for a new dental care program Thursday, but not necessarily a plan. Now that $5.3 billion is on the table, the government has just shy of nine months to drill into the details and

April 12, 2022 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

CDHA Applauds Government’s Support of Increased Access to Oral Health Care


The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), representing more than 20,000 dental hygienists working across the country, welcomes the federal budget tabled by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland in the House of Commons on April 7. The

April 7, 2022 News Oral Health

Paid Is Buying a Dental Practice Affordable?

by TMFD Financial

The sale price of dental practices has been on the rise over the past twenty years.  While there are many methods for assessing the price of a practice, some common metrics include using gross revenue (often 150% to 200%) or

April 7, 2022 News NewsOral Health

GSC and Community Partners Launch New Reports Uncovering Social Impact of Oral Health

by Financial Post

Green Shield Canada (GSC), in partnership with Toronto Foundation, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and the Ottawa Community Foundation, is proud to announce the launch of a new series of social impact reports called Left Behind: The State of Oral Health. The

April 5, 2022 Video Dental VideoOral Health

Weekly Wisdom: Diagnostic Record Fee

by Oral Health

  Dr. Mark Lin, Director of TIDE, returns to Weekly Wisdom this week to discuss the three options for obtaining diagnostic record fees.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your

April 5, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Study: Carbs, Sugary Foods May Influence Poor Oral Health

by University at Buffalo

The foods we eat on a regular basis influence the makeup of the bacteria — both good and bad — in our mouths. And researchers are finding that this collective of bacteria known as the oral microbiome likely plays a

April 5, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Pandemic Backlog Leaves 50,000 Missed Vaccines and 40,000 Delayed Dental Screenings at Hamilton Schools

by The Spec

Public health will send redeployed staff back to their regular jobs at the end of April despite a resurgence of COVID that is forecast to last into the summer. Hamilton medical officer of health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson says programs postponed or downsized for more than