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April 25, 2014 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPeriodontics

Gaming Toothbrush Saves Kids’ Teeth

by PRWeb

Grush (Game-brush) Visualizes Tooth Brushing and Makes It a Fun Game for Kids Tooth brushing is often viewed by children as an unpleasant chore.  Parents have to spend a lot of time supervising their child’s brushing. There is a ‘battle

December 18, 2013 News DentistryOral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

Nonsurgical Treatment for Periodontal Disease May Not Be Enough for Patients with Diabetes

by American Academy of Periodontology

American Academy of Periodontology encourages dental professionals to continue to provide personalized care for patients with diabetes A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that nonsurgical treatment of periodontal disease does not improve

Heraeus Kulzer Mitsui Chemicals Group
November 13, 2013 News Dental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthPeriodonticsProsthodontics

White Knights: Venus White and Dr. Kerri White Ride to the Rescue of Domestic Violence Victims

by Heraeus Kulzer

Heraeus Kulzer is Official Whitening Fundraising Partner of “Give Back a Smile” Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, has a long tradition of giving back to the community.  One of the benefits of this tradition is that

Carestream Dental
November 7, 2013 News Dental CAD/CAMDental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Carestream Dental Supports Teaching Award Through Sponsorship of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation

by Carestream & American Academy of Periodontology Foundation

2013 Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award Given to Further Education in the Periodontal Specialty Carestream Dental is pleased to announce another successful year of sponsoring the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation in support of the Dr. D. Walter

American Academy of Periodontology
October 28, 2013 News DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

Self-Report Questions May Help Predict Periodontitis

by American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

Study confirms validity, reliability of self-report data in determining periodontal disease prevalence in US adult population

American Academy of Periodontology
October 15, 2013 News DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

New Officers Installed To American Academy Of Periodontology (AAP) Board Of Trustees

by American Academy Of Periodontology

Officers of the AAP’s Board of Trustees Assume New Responsibilities at 99th Annual Meeting

American Academy of Periodontology
October 9, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

American Academy Of Periodontology Installs New Board Of Trustees President

by American Academy of Periodontology

Dr. Stuart J. Froum Assumes Board Leadership at 99th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Stuart J. Froum, DDS, of New York City was named President of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Board of Trustees during its 99th Annual Meeting held

Figure 5. A probing depth of 4mm does not reveal the entire story. One must add the recession measurement to determine the CAL and true attachment loss.
October 1, 2013 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Clinical Attachment Level – How to Calculate and Interpret this Important Measurement

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio)

Periodontal probing continues to be a key element in the diagnosis of periodontal disease and this maneuver is performed hundreds of thousand times a day in dental offices across the world. However, a probing depth alone does not reveal the

Figure 8. Immediate post-surgical appearance of the buccal aspect.
October 1, 2013 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Periodontal Defect Associated with an Unusual Root Anatomy of a Maxillary Lateral Incisor: A Case Report

by David Chvartszaid, DDS, MSc (Prostho), MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Prior to commencing treatment, a prudent practitioner seeks to establish clarity of diagnosis and expected treatment outcome. Occasionally, the clinical presentation is unclear and a degree of uncertainty presides over both the diagnosis and the degree of expected treatment success.

Figure 9I. Periapical of end result showing osseous harmony and a suitably sized implant for the area
October 1, 2013 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Clinical Application of the Mucogingival Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft

by Eugene Kryshtalskyj, DDS, Dip. Perio, MSc, FRCD(C); Eugene Gerald Kryshtalskyj, BHSc; Alexander Krys

INTRODUCTIONIn 1999, Albandar et. al1 estimated that more than 20 percent of the population presents with one or more tooth surfaces with gingival recession. When root exposure occurs, it can be quite uncomfortable causing root sensitivity and can lead to

Figure 2. A severe case of peri-implantitis with a progressive bone loss and multiple exposed threads.
October 1, 2013 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Peri-Implant Infection – A modern Phenomenon or a Long-Ignored Problem?

by Dr. Hendrik Doering, DDS

Replacing lost teeth by artificial tooth roots (implants) in combination with artificial dental crowns has become part of mainstream dentistry and is now regarded as a routine procedure with predictable results. Over the past 30 years, the number of implants

Figure 32. Final post-operative radiograph of implants 25-26.
October 1, 2013 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Extraction and Management of Extraction Sockets are Integral Part of the Implant Treatment – Rationale and Treatment Strategies

by Avi Shelemay, DDS, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Dental implants are the preferred method for replacing missing teeth in most circumstances. They offer high predictability, which is backed by many long-term studies. Very often the discussion on tooth replacement starts when patients learn that they will be losing

October 1, 2013 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Food Choices For Optimal Post-Operative Healing: What Advice Can We Provide a Patient?

by Patti J. Frith, Wendy E. Ward, B. Arts & Sci. (Hons), MSc, PhD; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), P

The success of a delicate periodontal procedure is dependent on both the skill of the clinician as well as several patient-associated factors. These include the past and present smoking status, systemic health conditions and compliance to post-operative protocols. Any one

Figure 14. The PA clearly showed increased radiopacity at the furcation and around the mesial root suggesting substantial regeneration.
October 1, 2013 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Concurrent Periodontal Issues: Bone and Soft Tissue Loss: Where to Begin Treatment?

by Daniel Kobric, BSc, DMD, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

In the world of periodontics, as with any aspect in the practice of dentistry, we tend to treat specific problems, often one at a time. Periodontal issues encompass a wide variety of problems ranging from soft tissue loss and/or bone

October 1, 2013 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

The Continued Evolution of Class II Matrix Armamentarium

by Leendert (Len) Boksman, DDS, BSc, FADI, FICD; Brad Carson, BSc, DDS; Gildo Coelho Santos Jr., DDS, M

In his Meta-analysis of the clinical effectiveness of direct Class II restorations, Heintze states that, “more than five hundred million direct dental restorations are placed each year worldwide” and “in about 55 percent of the cases, resin composites or compomers

Dr. Birek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics and staff surgeon with the Oral Reconstruction Unit at the University of Toronto. He maintains a private practice in Periodontics and Implant Surgery in Toronto. Peter is the Peridontology editor for Oral Health Journal.
October 1, 2013 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

What happened to the distal cusp…?

by Dr. Peter Birek

I can’t stand hypocrisy, saying one thing while doing something else. And yet, I am guilty of it, albeit by coercion. Yes, I admit to electronic communication with colleagues regarding patients, treatment plans and the like. A little while ago

September 26, 2013 News DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

Food Choices For Optimal Post-Operative Healing: What Advice Can We Provide a Patient?

by Patti J. Frith, Wendy E. Ward, B. Arts & Sci. (Hons), MSc, PhD;Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), Ph

The success of a delicate periodontal procedure is dependent on both the skill of the clinician as well as several patient-associated factors. These include the past and present smoking status, systemic health conditions and compliance to post-operative protocols. Any one

University of Louisville
September 13, 2013 News DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

Bacteria responsible for gum disease facilitates development and progression of rheumatoid arthritis

by University of Louisville

Does gum disease indicate future joint problems? Although researchers and clinicians have long known about an association between two prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases – periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – the microbiological mechanisms have remained unclear. In an article

American Academy of Periodontology
May 1, 2013 News DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

New Reports Confirm Perio-Systemic Connection and Outline Clinical Recommendations

by American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

European Federation of Periodontology and American Academy of Periodontology Issue Consensus Reports Reaffirming Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), in collaboration with the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP),) recently

American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
April 5, 2013 News DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

American Academy of Periodontology Issues Report on Peri-Implant Disease Risk Factors, Diagnoses and Clinical Implications

by American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recently published a report, “Peri-Implant Mucositis and Peri-Implantitis: A Current Understanding of Their Diagnoses and Clinical Implications” in April’s Journal of Periodontology. The paper was developed in an effort to review the current knowledge