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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

April 7, 2015 Video Sponsored Oral Surgery

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,

June 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Management of Impacted Third Molar Teeth: An Evidence Based Approach

by Brian Rittenberg, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Kris Lee, BSc, DDS, MD, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTIONElective removal of impacted third molar teeth continues to be a controversial topic in dentistry. This is in part due to the difficulties in designing prospective studies examining the issue. There are those who advocate early removal of impacted third

June 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Review of the Applications of Botulinum Toxin and Tissue Fillers in Dental Practice

by Brian Freund, DDS, MD; Ian Finkelstein, MSc., MD; Gordon Ko, MD, FRCPC

The Dental Profession has a long and noble history of providing excellence in care through an elegant mixture of art and science. Advances in pharmacology and a better understanding of both the static and dynamic relationship of soft tissues on

June 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Diagnosis and Management of Odontogenic Oral and Facial Infections

by William L. Frydman, DDS, MS, FRCD(C); Keyvan Abbaszadeh, DMD, FRCD(C)

Substantial public and private resources are spent on the prevention and management of infections. Public health campaigns around the world have made considerable gains in the improvement of hygiene practices and disease prevention. Specific strategies have been employed, including water

June 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

Prescribing Codeine for Pediatric Pain: An Unsafe Practice

by Michelle Wong, DDS

CURRENT PRACTICECodeine is the second-most widely used narcotic analgesic after morphine worldwide.1 Its use for over 200 years,2 availability of this medicine as an over-the-counter remedy for cough, acute and chronic mild-to-moderate pain, its reputation as a weak opioid, and

June 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOral Surgery

SIRONA Product Launch

by Melissa Summerfield - Oral Health

GERMANY 2014 Oral Health was thrilled to be invited to Bensheim, Germany as Sirona Dental Systems unveiled their latest product offering, a new treatment centre called INTEGO.Advertisement At this exciting event, attended by 18 other journalists from around the globe, as

May 14, 2014 News Dental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & TechnologyOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthOral SurgeryPeriodontics

Henry Schein Dental Announces The Launch Of Henry Schein Dental Surgical Solutions

by Henry Schein, Inc.

New Surgical Solutions Group will Specialize in Providing a Comprehensive Package of Innovative Products and Services to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Periodontists Henry Schein Dental, the global dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world’s largest provider

Florida Craniofacial Institute
October 8, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Choosing the Right Time for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

by Oral Health

Local teen weighs in on his experince and provides advice to peers As our kids head back to high school or even off to college, Florida Craniofacial Institute, leading Bay Area Oral Maxillofacial and Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery experts, provides tips

IDEM Singapore
September 17, 2013 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental HygieneDental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthOral SurgeryPublic Health

IDEM SINGAPORE 2014 – Widespread Optimism among North American Companies Regarding Export Prospects In South East Asia

by IDEM 2014 Singapore (International Dental Exhibition and Meeting)

IDEM 2014 Singapore (International Dental Exhibition and Meeting) will open its doors in 7 months. The event is widely considered to be one of the premier dental industry trade shows and conferences for the fast growing Asian Market. Early sign-ups

About Face
August 27, 2013 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthOral SurgeryOrthodontics

2013 Scholarship Winners

by Jessica Fitzpatrick

AboutFace is proud to announce the recipients of the 6th Annual AboutFace National Scholarship Awards are Miss. Braidy Mackay and Mr. Josh Grossgardt! Both young winners receive a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their academic achievement and their dedication to

The University at Buffalo
July 16, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthOral Surgery

University of Buffalo receives $1.2 million grant to train future oral health researchers

by The University at Buffalo

 The Department of Oral Biology in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training Grant to allow PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to engage in critical oral health research in

Figure 1. A quality impression with little tissue damage allows for restorations that are hard to discern from the natural teeth.
June 3, 2013 News DentistryOral HealthOral Surgery

Pathways for Predictable Impressions

by Dr. David Newkirk, DDS

If you have the opportunity to speak with a lab technician about their greatest frustrations, they would probably tell you that a key complaint is the number of impressions they receive with discrepancies. Even the literature shows that there is