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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.      

August 10, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeImplantologyImplantologyOral HealthOral SurgeryPeriodontics

2015 Oral Implantology and Laser Perio Congress

by Oral Health

Join us for a world-class educational conference focusing on the most current research and clinical applications relating to your implant practice success, presented by an internationally renowned faculty of leaders. Experience hands-on equipment lab with the most advanced products, plus

June 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Diversion of Opiod Analgesic Drugs: A Potential Problem for Dentistry

by Daniel M. Laskin, DDS, MS; Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS

The diversion of opioid medications used for non-medical purposes is a currently a major public health problem. For example, since 2002, the prevalence of high school seniors in the United States using opioids for non-medical purposes has been 10 percent

June 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Coronectomy: A review

by Robert A. Green, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); David J. Wilson, BSc, DDS, MD, FRCD(C); Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

One of the most common procedures in oral surgery is the removal of third molars. Third molars may be erupted, partially impacted and completely impacted. The removal of these teeth is not without risks and complications.22 One of the more

June 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

The Big Picture Of Low Back Pain

by Mahmoud Zaerian, DC, CSCS, BA

Low back pain in the dental profession is quite prevalent. I have written oLn the pervasiveness of this, and the development of it, in previous issues of Oral Health. The implications of such a development within the dental professional can

June 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

What the Dalhousie “Thirteen” Can Teach Us About Ethics Education and Leadership in Dentistry

by Karen E. Faith, BSW, MEd, MSc

The circumstances surrounding the recent controversy involving thirteen Dalhousie dental students should serve as an important wake-up call about the importance of comprehensive ethics education, and ensuring that the ideals of professionalism are understood in the early phase of academic

June 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

It’s just vape, man!

by Dr. Bruce Pynn

My son and I were in Las Vegas at the Nascar Sprint race and the Richard Petty Driving Experience this past March. Besides watching Jeff Gordon set the top lap time, driving the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 190mph, we

June 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Letters to the Editor: Good Character and the Dalhousie Dental Students

by Oral Health

he article by J. Koziebrocki and D. Litwin (Oral Health, April 2015) discusses why being of good character is a requisite for licencing dentists. The authors suggest that regulatory bodies charged with assessing the good character of the Dalhousie dental

June 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Drug Shortages

by Kevin McCann, DDS, FRCD(C)

In February of 2012, many Canadians became aware of an issue that had been lying dormant for many years: drug shortages. Sandoz, a division of the Swiss giant pharmaceutical company, Novarits International, and located in Boucherville, QC, was forced to

June 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

A Dental Perspective On Electronic Cigarettes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by Richard Holliday, BDS (Hons), MFDS RCSEd, NHIR Academic Clinical Fellow/Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry; Claire Stubbs, BDS, MFDS RCPSGlas, General Professional Trainee

AbstractElectronic cigarettes have seen a rapid rise in usage since their introduction. A vigorous debate is currently underway in healthcare and regulatory circles with regards to how they should be received. Worldwide regulatory bodies have taken a wide range of

June 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Lesions in the Posterior Oral Cavity and Oropharynx: variations of normal and when to investigate

by Anali Dadgostar, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCS(C) Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Various mucosal abnormalities can be identified in the posterior oral cavity and oropharynx. It is not uncommon for individuals to identify lesions and bring it to the attention of their dentist. Often, they seek advice as the area causes discomfort,

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Paid Al Heaps & Associates at PDC 2015

by Oral Health

SPONSORED: Interview with Henry Doyle of Al Heaps and Associates at PDC 2015.

June 5, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthOral Surgery

Image Orthodontics to Give Away Three Smile for a Lifetime Scholarships This Summer

by Image Orthodontics

Image Orthodontics has chosen its first three children to receive full orthodontic scholarships through Smile for a  Lifetime. Smile for a Lifetime is a non-profit organization that selects six applicants, up to the age of 18, to receive full orthodontic

June 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Life Is A Balancing Act

by Dr. Bruce Pynn

Despite the virtues of being a health care professional, there is no doubt that we are faced with higher levels of stress than the average worker. The impact of job-related stress has detrimental effects on not only the professional and

June 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Re: Grit, Viewpoint, April, 2014 was the “grit” dentist that Dr. Jordan Soll wrote about in his April, 2014 Viewpoint.

by Mark Lazare, B.Sc,.DDS,FAGD

I pushed myself to excel in all that I did, in and out of my office. After 50 years of this behavior, of which I include four years of dental school, I dropped dead of a heart attack at an

June 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Oral Health and Dementia: Obstacles, Assessments, and Management of Patients with Dementia

by Tania P. Pynn, BScN, RN, MHS, Joy E. Kolic BScN, RN

INTRODUCTIONGood oral health for anyone is important for general health, well-being and quality of life, as it offers significant benefits to self-esteem, dignity, social integration, and general nutrition. Conversely, poor oral health can lead to pain, tooth loss, ill-fitting dentures,