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January 4, 2016 News DentalDentistryOrthodontics

Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass

by Oral Health

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A few years from now millions of people around the world might be walking around with an unusual kind of glass in their mouth, and using it every time they eat. Engineers at Oregon State University have

October 13, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthOrthodonticsPaediatric Dentistry

AAPD Offers Tricks for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

To help ward off cavities, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, reminds parents and caregivers that it is important to pay attention to the types of treats children eat this Halloween. Each

October 1, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsMedical newsOrthodontics

The composition of the dental plaque matters

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental plaque (the biofilm) is remarkably stable in its composition of microbes despite mechanical abrasion (tooth cleaning and flossing) and dental cleanings by the hygiene team. But once it becomes unstable (a process called dysbiosis), dental disease (dental decay or

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Palatally Displaced Canines Is There A Way To Prevent Impaction Of These Teeth?

by Harold Rosenberg, BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C); Austin Chen, BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C); Shervin Abbaszadeh, BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C)

IntroductionEctopic eruption is defined as a disturbance in which a tooth does not follow its usual path of eruption.1 Maxillary canines are one of the most common ectopically erupting teeth, second only to third molars,2 and of importance, once displaced

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

The Surprising Absence of Disease Transmission From Infection Control Disasters

by John Hardie BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

IntroductionFrom the mid- 1980s and throughout the early 1990s there was an explosion of infection control recommendations from dental regulatory agencies, national and provincial dental associations and various speciality disciplines. This excess had as its primary function the prevention of

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

The Surprising Absence of Disease Transmission From Infection Control Disasters

by John Hardie BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

IntroductionFrom the mid- 1980s and throughout the early 1990s there was an explosion of infection control recommendations from dental regulatory agencies, national and provincial dental associations and various speciality disciplines. This excess had as its primary function the prevention of

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Palatally Displaced Canines Is There A Way To Prevent Impaction Of These Teeth?

by Harold Rosenberg, BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C); Austin Chen, BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C); Shervin Abbaszadeh, BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C)

IntroductionEctopic eruption is defined as a disturbance in which a tooth does not follow its usual path of eruption.1 Maxillary canines are one of the most common ectopically erupting teeth, second only to third molars,2 and of importance, once displaced

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Bad Memories Of The Chalk Carving Admission Test

by Dr. Randy Lang

I can still vividly remember when I and over 100 other trembling students sat for the dreaded chalk carving dental admission test at the University of Toronto. It was a stifling hot summer day and we were all marched into

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Why After 30 Years is the Cause of AIDS Still Being Questioned?

by John Hardie BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

A major new report provides the reasons.

August 14, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthOrthodontics

Once the height of teen embarrassment, braces have somehow become cool

by DAVE MCGINN, The Globe and Mail

Laura Henry knew things were not okay with her 13-year-old son, Khaden. Like most parents, Henry is an expert at reading her child’s smile, studying each prideful beam and bashful grin for signs that he’s truly happy. And from looking

August 4, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthOrthodontics

How Many Dentist Appointments You Have Depends Entirely On Your Oral Health

by Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press CP

Checkups. Cleanings. X-rays. Just how often should Canadians be seen by a dentist to keep their teeth and gums in optimal health? In part, that depends on a dentist’s philosophy. But it’s the assessment of the patient’s mouth and their

February 5, 2015 News Orthodontics

Dentistry in a mail-order box

by Kahaliah Richards

That is how some Americans are responding to the high cost of orthodontic care (read Invisalign). As reported by the New York Times, at least 2 new companies are now offering a mail order service for invisible orthodontic brackets —

October 1, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

The American Association of Orthodontists Partners with Renowned Chef John Besh to Highlight Orthodontic-Friendly Recipes

by American Association of Orthodontists

Recipes Will Be Available during National Orthodontic Health Month   Renowned chef, restaurateur, TV personality and author John Besh will make life a little more delicious this fall as a result of his new partnership with The American Association of Orthodontists 

September 18, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryOrthodonticsPeriodontology

Cancer and dental decay

by Kahaliah Richards

A new Swedish study appearing in the Journal of Cancer reports that missing teeth are a significant predictor of cancer. For 24 years, the study followed periodontally-healthy adults who were between ages 30 and 40 at baseline. Using regression statistical

September 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Double Talk (Political and Orthodontic)

by By Randy Lang, DDS, D.Ortho

Over the past few years I have published a number of editorials in which I criticized Ontario’s “Zero Tolerance” law as it applied to dentists.1,2,3,4 According to this law, which is acknowledged as one of the most inflexible and toughest

September 1, 2014 Feature DentistryGeneral PracticeOrthodontics

The Limited Value of Evidence-Based Care.

by John Hardie BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

“The good news is that evidence can matter. The bad news is that it often does not”1

September 1, 2014 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Use of 3-Dimensional Imaging in Treatment Planning: A Case Report

by Trisha Charland, DMD; Randolph Todd, DMD

Root canal therapy starts with the diagnosis and identification of the disease etiology. As originally determined in the classic study by Kakehashi et al.,1 bacteria must be present in order to develop apical periodontitis. Root canal therapy involves diagnosis, cleaning,

June 17, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

The Slate of New Officers for the 2014-2015 Session of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists

by Ontario Association of Orthodontists

We are please to inform the slate of officers for the 2014-2015 session of the ontario Association of Orthodontics. President: Dr. Drew Smith Vice President: Dr. lui Redigonda Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. John Bozek Immediate Past President: Dr. Anthony Mair For more

May 30, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Changing Lives in Tucson with the Gift of a Smile

by Smile for a Lifetime

Dr. Toureno of Tucson, known by most as Dr. Leo, founded his Smile for a Lifetime chapter… to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in a dramatic way through the gift of a smile. Beginning this

May 20, 2014 News Dental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingImplantologyMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthOrthodonticsPeriodontics

Dental Shield Launches Insured Dental Warranty Program in North America for Dentists; Warranty Covers All Restorative Procedures for 5 Years

by PRWEB

Dental Shield is the newest provider of a five-year dental warranty that covers participating dentist’s patients for 5 years and pays the dentists for patient claims that arise from a failed  restorative procedure. Dental Shield has engaged Internet Marketing-Consultant.com to