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January 11, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Autism On the Rise: Coping in the Dental Office

by Robert Carmichael BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

The U.S. Department of Education reports on its website that an astonishing 1 in 59 children in the United States are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a far cry from the figure of 1 in 2,500 that had

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

A Virtual Reality Visit to the Dentist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

by Molly Friedman, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a wide range of conditions that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges.1 There has been a significant increase in the number of people with ASD over the past few decades with

Maximizing the Lifespan of Dental Implants Placed in Young Individuals: The Role of Oral Neutrophils in Peri-Implant Diseases
January 11, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Maximizing the Lifespan of Dental Implants Placed in Young Individuals: The Role of Oral Neutrophils in Peri-Implant Diseases

by Ramandeep Sandhu, BDS, MDS; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip. Perio.; Robert P. Carmichael, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Introduction Dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment choice in young individuals with dento-facial anomalies characterized by missing teeth such as oligodontia and cleft lip and palate. Although dental implants may represent a predictable treatment option in the short term,

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Managing Hemifacial Microsomia with Total Custom TMJ Replacement

by Briceno WX, DDS, MSc; Kang B, DDS; Caminiti MF, DDS, MEd, FRCDC

Introduction: The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Toronto supports the Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in numerous ways. The program’s director, residents and the Temporomandibular Joint and Orthognathic Surgery

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Green Teeth? The Many Shades of Congenital Syphilis

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Heather Dreise, MD, FRCPC

It is a disease that you will learn about in dental school, but rarely see in actual practice. And given the many, varied features of congenital syphilis, when you do encounter your first case, you may need to review this

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Smart Dentistry for the Kids in Your Practice – Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique Co-Cure Method

by Carla Cohn, DMD

Saving irreplaceable tooth structure is invaluable. It is even more important for the kids in your practice as they and their teeth have a lifetime ahead. Several methods to preserve tooth structure exist. Among such methods is incomplete caries removal.

dental office design
March 1, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePaediatric Dentistry

Atlantis Children’s Dentistry

by Jean Akerman Design Inc.

Entering this bright, playful space in Whitby, Ontario, young patients and their families are immediately immersed in the imagery of an underwater wonderland. The office environment is a testament to Dr. Arif Mamdani’s love of his profession as a pediatric

dentists economic
January 3, 2019 Feature FinancesOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPractice management

Good News for Dentists: 2018 Economic Outlook

by DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Professional Accountants

Tax and Business Measures Federal Accelerated Investment Incentive – Dentists will be allowed to write-off capital assets (i.e. equipment, leaseholds, computers, software etc.) faster for purchases made after November 20, 2018. Provincial Proposed new Low-Income Individuals and Families Tax Credit

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

6 Exercises All Dentists Should Regularly Do To Stay Healthy

by Romelo Rodriguez CPT, MAT, RTS, HLC

The dental profession is one that can wreak havoc on your back and cause postural issues if not addressed with appropriate exercises. For all of my clients working in this profession, I begin by talking to them about what their

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Surveillance: The Foundation of Effective Infection Prevention and Control

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Introduction In 1980 the results of the SENIC Project (Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control) were published. For the first time this showed that preventing or controlling health care acquired infections was dependent on a thorough understanding of

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Current Guidelines, Considerations, and Challenges of Informed Consent in Paediatric Dentistry

by Erin Goertzen, BSc(Hons), MSc, DDS

Paediatric Dentistry and Informed Consent Informed consent is a dynamic process involving a discussion between healthcare provider and patient regarding a proposed treatment. The main goal of this discussion is to confirm that the patient understands the information necessary to

New Patient Exam
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPatient educationPublic Relations - Patient Care

A Structured Approach to the New Patient Exam in Pediatric Dentistry

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

When a child is scheduled to be seen by a dentist, it is important to remember that this visit will likely involve at least two individuals: the child and his or her parents. Today, parents want to play an active

Paediatric Restorative Materials
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Restorative Materials for Your 21st Century General Practice

by Carla Cohn, DMD

In today’s fast paced world where information is available with only a few keystrokes, we must be ready to embrace new ideas, adapt and learn. As dental professionals, we live in an ever-changing discipline of new materials and techniques. Even

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProsthodontics

Letter to the Editor: The Severely Worn Dentition

by Dr. Nabil Tabbara – London, Ontario

RE: The Severely Worn Dentition by Dr. Oliver Pin-Henry – November 2018 Oral Health My thanks go to Dr. Pin-Henry for the timely article: The Severely Worn Dentition. As practicing dentists, we do see cases of worn-down dentitions very frequently.

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Take Care of Yourself!

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc (Paedo), FRCDC

Practicing in a profession where our primary focus is the well-being of others, we often don’t take the time we need for ourselves. When I was applying to dental school I repeatedly heard the comment that dentists had the highest

Resin Composites
November 29, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProactive Intervention Dentistry

Effect of Toothbrushing with a Dentifrice on Eleven Resin Composites

by Richard Bengt Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD; Catherine O’Neill, MSc; Laurent Kreplak, PhD; Daniel Labrie, PhD

Keywords Composite Resin, Gloss retention, Tooth Brushing, Surface Roughness Abstract The surface gloss and average surface roughness (Ra) of eleven RBCs was measured after brushing with Colgate Optic White toothpaste. It was found that toothbrushing with a dentifrice had the least

February 21, 2018 News NewsPaediatric DentistryPatient education

Patient Education Program Launched by NuSmile

by NuSmile

NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today the launch of its I Love My NuSmile program. The centerpiece of the program is the new I Love My NuSmile website that not only helps parents understand

August 2, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Your Patients’ Mouth Could Signal Abuse, Neglect

by Alyson Sulaski Wyckoff, AAP News

Could the bitemarks, swollen lips or severely decayed teeth in your patient be related to child abuse or neglect? A clinical report from the Academy and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry aims to help pediatric and dental providers review

July 31, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

New Soft Chews Product Shown to Protect Children’s Enamel

by Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., PR Newswire

Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that new data shows the effects of a novel sugar free chocolate soft chew in helping maintain enamel health in children. This product, BasicBites®, coats teeth with a vital blend of tooth supporting nutrients. BasicBites

July 17, 2017 News NewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Teeth Grinding May Be a Sign of Bullying Problems

by BBC News Health

An oral health charity said parents and schools should be aware of the problem, which can also affect adults who are stressed and anxious. Teeth-grinding can lead to headaches, worn-down teeth and disrupted sleep – and it appears to be