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January 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

The Single Compromised Tooth – Where Are We Going?

by Geoffrey Sas, BMSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Mor Dagan, BSc 2015 DMD Candidate

The two main principal treatment-planning preferences for a single diseased tooth are endodontic treatment coupled with coronal restoration, and extraction with an implant. The issue of which approach to pursue in any given case is important for students, educators, clinicians,

January 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Lingual Orthodontics – The Renaissance

by Dr. Anthony Strelzow

The Second ComingAfter 30 years in relative obscurity, lingual orthodontics is finally coming into its own. New technologies have swept through the specialty, bringing changes to the way traditional orthodontics is practiced. Developments in CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping and robotics have

January 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Restorations in the Primary Dentition and the Consequences of Inadequate Treatment Planning

by Poonam Sekhon, BSc, DDS; Anuradha Mukerji BSc, DDS

Oftentimes, dentists find themselves answering a long list of questions from parents regarding the treatment of their child’s primary teeth. The one question that seems to crop up frequently is “why should we treat primary teeth if they will fall

January 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

High Performance Athletes = High Performance Caries

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Just the other day in my office, I saw a 14-year-old patient for his recall exam. I have been seeing him since he was five years old. He is one of those few patients, who up until now, has been

January 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Assessment and Management of Complex Traumatic Dento-Alveolar Injuries

by Kelly Oliver, BDSc DClinDent (Pediatric Dentistry)

The phone rings late on a weekday evening at the end of summer. A 15-year-old boy has injured himself riding a skateboard. His face covered by a bloodied cloth, with others in the room looking grey and wondering if he

November 27, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Smile for a Lifetime Joins Forces with #GivingTuesday to Gift Smiles to Children In Need

by Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation

The Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and

November 17, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought

by Asnan Portal

Mucus – part of the 0.5% of saliva that is not water – contains salivary mucins, compounds that actively protect teeth from damage by the cavity-causing bacterium Streptococcus mutans, according to a new study. Previously it was thought that salivary

October 29, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Joins Forces with Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation

by Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation

The Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation, an international nonprofit organization that provides free braces to under-served children with financial challenges and special orthodontic needs, announced today that it has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to find

October 7, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

America’s ToothFairy Girl and Boy Scout Patch Program Engages Thousands of Youth in Oral Health Awareness

by PRWEB

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) is mobilizing thousands of Boy and Girl Scouts in oral health education and awareness through a new America’s ToothFairy Girl and Boy Scout Patch Program. Through this Program, Scouts across the nation

August 26, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Warning to parents on high acidity drinks

by Science Daily

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. For

May 6, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Children face looming dental crisis

by Toronto Star

Students’ rotting teeth show ‘inequality of health’

February 18, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Cavities are contagious!

by The University of Louisville

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, free dental screenings for first time pediatric patients through the end of spring Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an

February 6, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Media Advisory/Photo Op: UB ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’ takes place on Feb. 7

by The Univeristy of Buffalo

More than 800 children and parents will be guided by “tooth fairies” and other “dental heroes” through the award-winning Teddy Bear Clinic onto dental treatment and cleanings at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine’s 13thannual “Give Kids a

January 24, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Coloring Book From Tom’s Of Maine Reinforces Oral Health And Helps Families Do Good For Others

by Oral Health America

Free Coloring Book Download Generates Product Donation to Oral Health America With crayons and a click, Tom’s of Maine is inviting kids and parents to get creative for a good cause. A new coloring book called “Brushing Fun,” available today,

January 6, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

ADEAGies Foundation Honors Columbia University College of Dental Medicine with Achievement Award

by The American Dental Education Association

The ADEAGies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Dental Education Association, has selected Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine (CDM) for a 2014 William J. Gies Award, for outstanding achievement by an academic dental institution in support of dental

January 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Integrating Nutrition Education and Oral Hygiene Into the Pediatric Dental Practice

by Terri Lisagor, EdD, MS, RD

It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that nutrition is an integral component of oral health”.1 Dental caries is recognized as one of the most prevalent, yet preventable, chronic diseases in North America, particularly among two

January 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Practice Growth and Transitioning What’s your strategy?

by Richard Kramer, DDS, MScD, FCDSBC

INTRODUCTIONWhether you’re a solo practitioner, or starting or joining a group practice, you must know where you are heading and what the end game is. Everything has a beginning and an end. If you visualize how you want your dental

January 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ectopic Eruption of Permanent Molars

by Carla Cohn, DMD

One of the most common ‘parent questions’ that I hear in my private practice is “when will my child’s adult teeth come in?” More specifically, my parents are enquiring about anterior teeth. My parents and my children are very aware

January 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

In the Zone: Elegance and Simplicity are the Sine Qua Non of Sophistication

by By Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

INTRODUCTIONEverything old is new again is an intriguing euphemism as demonstrated by the fact that rotary instrumentation based upon shape memory alloys is not a modern era concept; it was introduced in the late 19th century.1 Everything works, everything fails,

January 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Thankfully We Have Each Other

by Dr. Reza Nouri

It’s a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon on the Thanksgiving weekend. The crisp, cold air creates an unfiltered view of the colors of autumn. The colors are so pure and versatile on the canvas of the beautiful nature that one cannot