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Periodontics

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Rapid Review on Radiation and CBCT in Dental Practice

by Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA

Exposure to ionizing radiation and its potential risks are often major concerns of our patients. Ambiguity and confusion exist among the general public, mainly due to the risks discussed in the media and from spurious online information. This leads to

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

Safer Implant Treatment

by Emil Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Knowledge is forever advancing. In my early days when my computer froze, I used to think “What did I do wrong now.” Today I think “What is wrong with this computer!” No, it’s not always the clinician that is to

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Critique of the RCDSO Draft Document on: “Standard of Practice: Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office”

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Preamble Recently, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) welcomed comments on its draft document “Standard of Practice: Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office.” This critique is based on a thorough reading of the proposed Standard

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Nutrition Update: Dietary Protein for Periodontal Health

by Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, BSc, MSc, PhD; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD, MBA

Diet and Peridontal Health Many epidemiological studies have shown positive associations between specific nutrients – including calcium, vitamins C and D, specific fatty acids – and periodontal health. 1,2 Protein is a much less studied nutrient from this perspective although

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

RCDSO Mandatory PET exam and Mandatory Category 1 Con Ed requirements. Why Not?

by Brian W. Eckert, Bsc, DDS, Ottawa

In 2013 the RCDSO introduced the mandatory Practice Enhancement Tool (PET) for licenced Ontario dentist to be exercised every five years: “a computer based self-assessment program … that allows members to evaluate and assess their practice, knowledge, skill and judgement”.

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The Intra-Oral Mandibular Ramus Block Autograft: Still a Relevant Procedure Today?

by Stephen J. Spano, BSc, DDS, MSc (Perio)

Introduction With advances in dental materials, instruments, imaging and minimally invasive surgical techniques, one may question the use of the intra-oral block autograft as a practical and relevant method of ridge augmentation. This article will discuss a case report outlining

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The New Global Classification System for Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases: An Executive Summary for the Busy Dental Professional

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, BSc, MSc, PhD; Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD

Editor’s note: Please click tables to see an enlarged version. These are exciting times in the world of periodontology. The 2017 World Workshop, a combined collaboration by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP),

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Improved Long-Term Treatment Outcomes of Teeth with Deep Pockets and Reduced Periodontal Support by Periodontal Regenerative Surgery

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Mary Dabuleanu, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Introduction Periodontal regenerative medicine encompasses a spectrum of procedures that restore lost tooth-supporting hard and soft tissue, thereby reversing some of the damage caused by periodontal disease. This is in contrast with repair of periodontal tissues that was the staple

October 16, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

“The Future Is Not What It Used To Be”, Or Is It?

by Dr. Peter Birek

Iran this line by ten colleagues. All – with the exception of one – interpreted it in a negative way. They felt that it referred to a gloomy future; when things have gotten worse rather than get better. In their

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProduct Report

A “Point-by-Point” Statement on Periodontal Host-Modulation Therapy: Safety First!

by Lorne M. Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc (H), Cert. Perio, MD (honorary), FNAI; Ying Gu, DDS, PhD, Cert. AEGD; Howard Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip. Perio, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael B. Goldberg, MSc., DDS, Dip. Perio; Timo Sorsa, DDS, PhD, Dipl. Perio

Introduction Over the past several decades, dentistry has come to realize that: (a) Periodontitis is the most common progressive, chronic inflammatory disease known to mankind – more common than rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, chronic inflammatory skin disease, etc.,

June 25, 2018 News NewsPeriodontics

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk with Tongue Piercing

by Medical Xpress

There is an association between tongue piercings and periodontal inflammation, according to two studies presented at EuroPeri9, the annual meeting of the European Federation of Periodontology, held from June 20 to 23 in Amsterdam. Clemens Walter, from the University of

April 24, 2018 News NewsPeriodontics

FDI Puts Focus on Global Prevention of Periodontal Disease

by FDI, PR Newswire

FDI World Dental Federation published two resources – a white paper and a practical guide – as part of its Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP), which aims to bring attention to periodontal health as a priority area for policy worldwide.

May 29, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Marijuana Found to Increase Risk of Oral Diseases

by Dana Dovey, Medical Daily

Marijuana is being recognized for its benefits to both physical and mental health, but that doesn’t mean the drug is completely safe. A recent study from Columbia University offers evidence that recreational pot use increases the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. The study

May 16, 2017 News NewsPeriodontics

AAP Announces First Winner of SUNSTAR Innovation Grant

by Sunstar Americas

Sunstar Americas announced today that the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has selected Yvonne Kapila, DDS, PhD as the first winner of the SUNSTAR Innovation Grant. Dr. Kapila is professor and vice chair of the Division of Periodontology in the

April 5, 2017 News NewsPeriodontics

SUNSTAR to Sponsor 2017 UNC Perio Expo

by SUNSTAR Americas

Sunstar Americas today announced that it will sponsor the UNC Perio Expo May 4-6, 2017 at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Sunstar has a long and proud history of supporting groundbreaking research

February 22, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Estrogen Therapy Proven to Limit Oral Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

by The North American Menopause Society

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining levels of sexual satisfaction. Now a new study suggests that the same estrogen

January 19, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Periodontal Disease Research Begins for Treatment Options

by Wilfred Laurier University

Studies have shown problems with oral health are strong co-indicators of other serious diseases including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. In 2009, the cost associated with the treatment of periodontal disease was shown be second only to cardiovascular disease in

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

Periodontics Professor Receives the Gift of a Scholarship This Season

by Oral Health

Tis the season when thoughts turn towards giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. With that in mind, Carestream Dental, along with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation, is pleased to give one very deserving

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

World-First Dental Vaccine for Periodontitis Validated by Research

by News Medical

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal. A team of

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy as an Adjunct to Scaling and Root Planing

by Michelle Cortes, BSc, RDH

A 42-year-old male client presented with generalized chronic moderate to severe marginal gingivitis and generalized chronic moderate to advanced periodontitis. He reported that non-surgical periodontal therapy, by means of scaling and root planing, had failed to prevent increased clinical attachment