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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

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,

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

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