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Bernald Larry Pedlar, DDS, MSD, FACP, FACD
January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Spousal Help Is Required To Have Alternatives To The Zero Tolerance Rule (ZTR)

by Bernald Larry Pedlar, DDS, MSD, FACP, FACD

Treat your spouse in Ontario and you’re exposed to the immediate loss of your license for five years. Grass roots spousal and dentists’ submissions can help assure alternatives. We have allegedly been told by the HPRA council that spouses and

January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry


by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL ECHNOLOGISTS OF ONTARIOThe official voice of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontariowww.ADTO.orgAdvertisement CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATIONBecause bad things happen to good dentists.www.cdpa.com ONTARIO ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRYQuality of care through life long learning.www.ontarioagd.org TORONTO ACADEMY OF DENTISTRYToronto

Dr. Elliot Mechanic, Melissa Summerfield & Dr. Jordan Soll
January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Crown & Bridge Study Club

by Oral Health

On Friday, December 2nd, attendees at the Crown & Bridge meeting in Toronto were treated to an informative and entertaining all day session, with Dr. Elliot Mechanic. His presentation was entitled “Artistic Smile Design: Building the Restorative Dental Practice” and

January 1, 2012 Feature Paediatric Dentistry

Fluoride Revisited:

by Jessica Dobrinski, DMD, Molly Ehrlich, BSc, DMD and Claire Kanasewich, BSc, DDS

A Review on Water Fluoridation

Fgure 5. Case MD, 6 months post-op.
January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Pre-Veneered Stainless Steel Crowns – An Aesthetic Alternative

by Carla Cohn, DDS

Years ago, a father came into my offce with his young son. The boy had rampant decay involving multiple surfaces on all of his primary molars. To make matters more complex, the child had behavioural issues – as we seem

Figure 1. Panoramic image of the patient at the time of consultation
January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Atypical Presentation of a Suspected Malignant Hyperthermia Episode

by Trang Nguyen, DDS, Gabriella Garisto, DDS, MSc (Dental Anaesthesia) and Christian Zaarour, MD

INTRODUCTION There is a growing trend towards performing community-based dental treatment under deep sedation or general anaesthesia. Indications for dental treatment under anaesthesia may include patients with extensive treatment needs, acute situational anxiety, uncooperative age appropriate behaviour, immature cognitive function,

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January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Why Does My Child Get So Many Cavities?

by Carla Cohn, DDS

What Can I Do About It?

January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

We Are What We Drink!

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

As a paediatric dentist, I am presented with young patients having multiple carious lesions on a daily basis. In my discussion of risk factors with the patient/parent(s), the use of fluoride is always brought up. I am shocked at how

Dr. Stechey is a general dentist in Hamilton, Ontario and a recognized forensic expert in how dentistry can be used for the detection & recognition of abuse on victims of all ages.  Email: fstechey@gmail.com
January 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

A Failure to Report Abuse

by Frank Stechey, BA, DDS

We are all familiar with the following recent headlines; “Paterno and Sandusky are indicted at Penn State”; “Player abuse should have been reported years ago”; “the coaches should have acted sooner.” But failing to report suspected abuse could just as

Dr. David Farkouh is a pediatric dentist working in private practice in Toronto, ON, and is a staff pediatric dentist in the Department of Dentistry at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Dr. Farkouh is the pediatric dentistry editor for Oral Health.
January 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Are You Frustrated Dealing with Hypoplastic First Permanent Molars?

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

One of the most challenging scenarios for dentists treating school-aged children is how to effectively treat hypoplastic first permanent molars. Hypoplastic and hypomineralized first permanent molars are a frequent finding in children. Studies have reported that approximately one in five

Figure 3 - Case Study 3 PB at 1 y and 4m Exfoliated tooth #71 Note full root, no resorption evident.
January 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPaediatric Dentistry

Hypophosphatasia – Three Case Studies

by Carla Cohn, DMD

Hypophosphatasia is not a new entity, it was first recognized by Rathburn in 1948.1 It is also not a common disorder, however, it is an important one for any dentist who treats children to be able to recognize. In keeping

March 27, 2008 News Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Meeting Info

by Oral Health

The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s 2008 meeting is set. Mark your calendars for September 12-14, 2008 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI.For information, contact:www.capd-acdp.org

CHART 3--Prevalence of parental belief on when should be the age of the first dental visit, and their awareness of early childhood caries in the caries free and early childhood caries samples.
January 1, 2007 Feature Paediatric Dentistry

Frequency of Pediatric Dental Visits of Age Groups in Cross-Sectional Samples Obtained Between 1997 and 2006

by Carter K. Ng, BSc, DDS; George C. Ng, DDS, Dip Paed, MScD, FACD

ABSTRACT Purpose: This study aimed to assess if the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s (AAPD) recommendation that the First Dental Visit (FDV) to occur before age 12 months is being complied and what are the affecting factors.Advertisement Methods: A cross-sectional

Keith Titley is Professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Toronto, and Editorial Board Member for Paediatric Dentistry, Oral Health.
January 1, 2006 Feature Paediatric Dentistry

Anticipatory Guidance- Our Role as Practitioners

by Keith Titley, BDS, MScD, FRCD(C)

By definition anticipatory guidance is a proactive developmentally based counseling technique that focuses on the needs of a child at each stage of life. By providing practical and contemporary health information to parents before significant physical, emotional and psychological milestones,

Dr. Titley is professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Toronto and is Oral Health's editorial board member for paediatrics.
January 1, 2004 Feature Paediatric Dentistry

Early Childhood Caries – A Preventable Disease

by Keith Titley, BDS, MScD, FRCD(C)

The title for this editorial could just have appropriately been, ‘The time for a child’s first dental visit’. Although early childhood caries (ECC) has been shown to be more prevalent in low socio-economic groups, it is also found in the

FIGURE 5B--SEM base of resin composite cylinder, note resin tags and attached collagen mesh (x10.0K).
July 1, 2003 Feature DentistryOrthodonticsPaediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Dentistry: How In-Vitro Research Can Contribute to an Appreciation of the Clinical Requirements for the Long-Term Success of Bonded Restorations In Primary Molar Teeth

by Keith Titley, BDS, MScD, FRCD(C), Gajanan Kulkarni, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

After many decades of scientific and clinical controversy new and innovative restorative materials are gaining acceptance as viable alternatives to the traditional use of silver amalgam and stainless steel crowns for the restoration of primary molar teeth. These new generations

Dr. Titley is a lecturer with the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto and sits on the Oral Health Editorial Board as its paediatric consultant.
January 1, 2000 Feature Paediatric Dentistry

Infant Dental Care

by Keith C. Titley, DDS

The prevalence of caries has significantly decreased in North American born children. For some groups of young children, however, it remains distressingly high. Early childhood caries, more familiarly referred to as baby bottle decay, is a form of rampant decay