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October 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

A Cup of Green Tea for Periodontal Health?

by Wendy E. Ward, Professor & Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University

When did you last have a cup of tea? Besides water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage worldwide. In Canada, tea is increasingly popular among younger age groups. Specialty tea – tea that is not a typical black tea

October 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine

by Dr. Peter Birek

The other day my son called me and said: “Dad I remember what I wanted to give you for your recent birthday.” Yes – I had one of those birthdays you want to ignore but your loved ones refuse to

October 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Suturing in Medicine and Dentistry

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), Certified Specialist in Periodontics

There is a fuzzy line between surgery in the mouth and the rest of the body. Many principles are the same, however, there are certain elements of suturing that we can take from medicine and apply to dentistry providing a

October 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Addressing the Inflammatory Response in Periodontal and Related Systemic Disease

by Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD; Jo-Anne Jones, RDH; Lorne M. Golub, DMD, MSc, MD (Honorary); Ying Gu, DDS, PhD; Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD

Periodontal disease is among the most common inflammatory diseases and the major cause of tooth loss in adults. For years, the etiology of periodontal disease was thought to be bacterial plaque currently known as the microbial biofilm. Accordingly, therapy was

August 10, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeImplantologyImplantologyOral HealthOral SurgeryPeriodontics

2015 Oral Implantology and Laser Perio Congress

by Oral Health

Join us for a world-class educational conference focusing on the most current research and clinical applications relating to your implant practice success, presented by an internationally renowned faculty of leaders. Experience hands-on equipment lab with the most advanced products, plus

July 16, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeImplantologyImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

This month’s clinical tip from Perio-Implant Advisory:’Help! My implant fell out!’

by Scott Froum, DDS

This is an actual text message I received from a patient: I am freaking out, Dr. Froum; the implant you put in my mouth fell out two weeks ago … fell out … and I am on a cruise. What

July 3, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

American Academy of Periodontology: More Than a Quarter of US Adults are Dishonest with Dentists about Flossing Habits

by American Academy of Periodontology

National survey reveals there’s room for improvement to educate Americans on gum disease, which affects one in every two adults over age 30 As part of its national “Love the Gums You’re With” campaign, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

February 19, 2015 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodontics

AAP: Periodontal Disease Most Prevalent Among Ethnic Minorities

by American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

New Data from the CDC Reinforce High Rates in Hispanic, Black, and Asian Adults in the US   Sixty-three percent of Hispanic adults in the United States has periodontitis, an advanced form of periodontal disease. This finding comes from an updated

January 21, 2015 News Dental HygieneDental OfficeDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodontics

American Academy of Periodontology to Host Technology-focused Conference in Chicago

by American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

Dental team collaboration, shared learning are among event highlights The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) will host its annual Spring Conference at the Hilton Chicago on May 2-3, 2015. This year’s theme, “Embracing Technology to Enhance Your Clinical Practice,” will

November 24, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodontics

Periodontal disease will make someone more prone to kidney disease.

by Asnan Portal

Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the oral cavity, and it disproportionately affects African Americans. It’s also been implicated as a potential risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD). To investigate this potential link, researchers led by Vanessa

October 17, 2014 News DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

Carestream Dental and AAP Foundation Announce Teaching Award Recipient

by Carestream Dental and American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation

Carestream Dental, along with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation, is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award is Georgios Kotsakis, D.D.S. Kotsakis was recognized at the 100thAnnual Meeting of the

October 14, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodontics

Genetic Risk Assessment for Periodontal Disease Highlighted during American Dental Association Annual Meeting

by Interleukin Genetics

Dr. Kenneth S. Kornman of Interleukin Genetics Presents the Value and Use of Genetic Testing in Clinical Dentistry. Interleukin’s Genetic Risk Test, PerioPredict® Awarded “Best New Hygienist Product” by DrBicuspid During a Saturday morning continuing education course titled, “Introduce Scientific

October 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Management of Failing Dental Implants / Re-Osseointegration – Current Knowledge

by Dr. Yair Lenga, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), ABP (Perio)

Dental implants and their associated restorations offer an effective and predictable treatment modality for replacing missing teeth.11,28,29,30 Reported success rates for dental implants are high, and are typically published within a range of 88.3 percent and 99 percent.43,53 However, there

October 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Management of a Large Mucous Retention Cyst at the Time of Sinus Floor Augmentations – A Case Report

by Avi Shelemay, DDS, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C); Scott Peterson, DDS

Sinus floor augmentation is widely utilized to augment the bone volume available for placing dental implants in the posterior maxilla. Dr. Hilt Tatum first introduced the procedure in 1974. Since then various modifications to the technique have been introduced and

October 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Omega-3 Fatty Acids For Periodontal Health: An Update

by David W. Dodington, BSc (Hons), MSc; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), Certified Specialist in Periodontics; Wendy E. Ward, B. Arts & Sci. (Hons), MSc, PhD.

USE OF SUPPLEMENTS CONTAINING FISH OIL OR OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDSOther than vitamin and mineral supplements, fish oil and flaxseed oil, rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, are the most commonly used natural health products.1 Supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids in

October 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Lip Positioning Surgery for “Gummy Smile”/Thin Upper Lip/Asymmetrical Smile: A Case Report

by Claude G. Ibbott, BSc, DMD, FRCD(C); Angel Carlson-Fedyk, CDA, RDH; Whitney Love, RDH

INTRODUCTIONEGD has been referred to as a “gummy smile”. The amount of gingiva showing in a normal full smile is 1-2mm. A display of 4mm or more of gingival exposure is considered unattractive. The incidence of EGD may approximate 14

October 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Oral Inflammatory Load – A New Concept For The Understanding of Oral Disease

by Dr. Hendrik Doering, Dr. Howard C. Tenenbaum, Dr. Michael Glogauer

PERIODONTAL DIAGNOSIS AND ORAL INFLAMMATORY LOADIn the process of diagnosis of periodontal disease, the primary goals are to establish the presence or absence of the disease, particularly active disease as well as its severity. An accurate diagnosis is also essential

October 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

It’s Never What You Think It Is

by Tom Jovicich, DMD

ABSTRACTAs a practicing endodontist over the last 25 years, you believe you’ve seen whatever can walk in the door case wise. We are taught to look at digital imaging, listen to the patient’s history and symptoms and then offer a

October 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Think Different(ly), outside of the box?

by Dr. Peter Birek

The other day a young Canadian training in the US wanted advice for his return to Toronto to establish practice in periodontics (Toronto, the centre of the universe as we natives think of it, as if there were no other

October 1, 2014 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Clinical Applications of the Modified Crown Lengthening Procedure

by Dr. Eugene Kryshtalskyj, DDS, Dip. Perio, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C); Mr. Eugene Kryshtalskyj, BHSc; Mr. Alex Kryshtalskyj

INTRODUCTIONThe crown lengthening (CL) procedure has many applications in the periodontal sphere. It can take the form of a gingivectomy, full or partial thickness flap approach with or without osteoplasty, or even a flapless technique.1 These techniques allow for the