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September 22, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthOral SurgeryPreventive Dentistry

Removing Symptom-Free Wisdom Teeth Isn’t Always Necessary

by Kathryn Doyle, The Globe and Mail

Although removal of wisdom teeth is very common, there are no studies that show a benefit to taking them out when they are not causing pain or other problems, according to a new review of existing research. Third molars, or

September 21, 2016 News Dental TechnologyDentistryNewsOral HealthOral Surgery

3D Systems is Making Full Jaw Reconstruction a One Day Job

by Stockhouse News

3D Systems announced today the launch of Jaw in a Day®, the latest addition to its VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) Reconstruction product line. Enabled by 3D Systems’ healthcare expertise and proprietary digital-to-physical workflow, this patient-specific process enables surgeons to perform

September 13, 2016 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental CareOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Resolving Colour and Crowding

by Tyler Wynne, DDS

Introduction For some of our patients, esthetics is not a chief concern as lip posture accommodation has enabled them to hide their smile. A precipitating event, such as an accident resulting in dental trauma or critical comment from a stranger

Soft tissue modification
September 13, 2016 Feature Dental TechnologyDentistryOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Diode Laser for Implant Uncovery and Soft Tissue Modification

by Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI, DADIA

Abstract Diode lasers have become more widely used in dental clinical practice and have demonstrated a safe effective method for treatment in and around implants that require soft tissue modification to either expose the implant for the restorative phase or

September 1, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthOral SurgeryPublic Health

Nasal Spray Being Tested To Help Patients Avoid Pain At The Dentist

by Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn, Futurity

A Phase 3 clinical trial has deemed a nasal spray called Kovanaze safe and effective for avoiding pain at the dentist—including the sting of a numbing injection. “There is really nothing else like this out there,” says Elliot V. Hersh,

August 31, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthOral SurgeryPublic Health

Three Newfoundland Dental Surgeons Say ‘No’ To Medical Care Program

by The Telegram

Three maxillofacial dental surgeons in the province have opted out of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Medical Care Program, leaving the province looking for other options for low-income patients. Health Minister John Haggie told reporters today at Confederation Building the surgeons gave

August 23, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthOral Surgery

Root Canals Could Be Seeing Their Last Days

by Mary Brophy Marcus, CBS News

Could root canal procedures go by the wayside in the not-too-distant future? Scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute hope so. They’re developing a new treatment strategy that could someday help heal a damaged tooth using

August 4, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral Surgery

Dynamic Surgical Guidance to Facilitate Dental Implant Placement: A Case Report

by Jill Bashutski, DDS, MS, FRCD(C); Stéfan M. Piché, DMD

Introduction The long-term success of dental implant surgery is dependent, in part, on accurate planning and placement of the implant.1 Currently, there are many digital planning systems available to aid the clinician in pre-operative treatment planning, although the main challenge

August 4, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral Surgery

An Updated Approach to Ridge Preservation

by Raman Kohli, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

In a perfect world, after the extraction of a tooth, there would be complete preservation and restoration of the original ridge volume via the natural process of tissue modeling, which is ideal for future implant placement. Commonly, and unfortunately, this

August 4, 2016 Feature Dental CareImplantologyOral Surgery

CAD-CAM Surgical Guides for Implantology: The New, The Old and The Essential

by Yvan Poitras, DMD; Alex Pena, DMD

Introduction The use of a surgical guide is nothing new or revolutionary as clinicians have always had a need to more precisely position implants during surgery. Nearly 25 years ago, we at the Institut Canadien d’Implantologie developed a surgical guide.

August 4, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral SurgeryRestorative Dentistry

Predictable Enhanced Esthetics in Implant Restorations

by Robert S. Rosenfeld, DDS

Much has evolved about the placement protocols and usage of endosseous dental implants. Early on, the osseointegration of dental implants was imagined as a way to restore patients with total or near-total edentulism, through the stabilization of a removable prosthesis.

August 2, 2016 News Dental TechnologyImplantologyNewsOral Surgery

New Procedure Requires Less Waiting Time For Dental Implants

by Martin Halle, Daily Mail

Dental surgeons have developed a revolutionary implant procedure using an electrical transmitter to speed up the waiting time before a new tooth can be fitted. Dental implants – a fixed alternative to removable dentures – are fitted in two stages,

June 28, 2016 News DentalDental HygieneEndodonticsOral SurgeryRestorative Dentistry

Brasseler USA® Honored with 2016 Manufacturer’s Safety Award from Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

by Brasseler USA®

Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of innovative, quality dental instrumentation, was recently honored with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Manufacturer’s Safety Award at its annual Business Expo & Awards Banquet held at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto on Thursday,

June 21, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthOral Surgery

Men Need Less Sedative Than Women During Oral Surgery

by Oral Health

Anesthesia Progress – The stress that oral surgery patients experience during a procedure can cause elevated heart rates and blood pressure during operations. To avoid these side effects, surgeons often request sedation or general anesthesia for their patients. However, finding

June 6, 2016 Feature DentistryOral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Surgery

Treatment of Fibrous Dysplasia Utilizing Digital Planning

by Jeffrey W. Chadwick, DDS; Garry Toor, DDS; Marco Caminiti, DDS, MEd, FRCD(C)

Introduction The use of digital planning in the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery has afforded clinicians with enhanced treatment planning capabilities through the fabrication of surgical stents, which results in reduced intra-operative time and improved predictability of surgical outcomes.

June 3, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Surgery

Dental Visits to The ER

by Dr. Bruce Pynn

As I return from the hospital emergency room (ER) after seeing yet another patient in dental pain (my fifth this week while on-call and that’s not counting the infections and fractures!), I wonder how we can do better as a

January 4, 2016 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthOral Surgery

Surgeon General Endorses Community Water Fluoridation

by Oral Health

2015 Marks 70 Years of Community Water Fluoridation in the United States WASHINGTON, D.C., The American Dental Association (ADA) applauds U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., and his endorsement today of community water fluoridation. “Fluoride’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay

November 17, 2015 News DentistryOral HealthOral Surgery

Montreal plastic surgeon performs ground-breaking face reconstruction


The young man had the right side of his face bashed in one night outside a Montreal bar. After several surgeries gone wrong, he found plastic surgeon Daniel Borsuk. Alex desperately wanted his old familiar face back — without deformities or new

November 16, 2015 News DentistryEndodonticsGeneral PracticeOral HealthOral Surgery

UTech-Trained Dental Surgeons Highly Qualified and Competent

by By Alecia Smith-Edwards - Jamaica Information Service

The first set of 22 dental surgeons, trained and certified by the University of Technology’s (UTech) College of Oral Health Sciences, are highly competent and are on par with professionals in first world countries such as the United States (US).

November 10, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthOral Surgery

Dr. Bruce Pynn Inducted into the American College of Dentists

by Oral Health Group

At the recent ADA meeting in Washington, Dr. Bruce Pynn was indcuted as a fellow into the American College of Dentists. We congratulate him on this achievement.