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Periodontics

Figure 8- This radiograph taken 2 years after baseline reveals a decrease in the diastema as well as resolution of the angular defect on the mesial of 11 seen at baseline.
October 1, 2010 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Oral Decontamination Through Definitive Sanative Therapy: Peace in the Periodontal Regions

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio); Donna M. Lavoie, RDH; Wendy E. Ward, B. Arts & Sci.

The periodontal tissues including the alveolar bone, the periodontal ligament, cementum and gingiva are the battleground upon which is staged an intricate assault by micro-organisms and a clever defense by the host’s immune system. As Napoleon wrote, “Victory belongs to

Figure 26-Case treated with PathFile and GTX. Post-operative radiograph (Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Buchanan, Santa Barbara, CA, USA).
October 1, 2010 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

The Pathfiles: A New Series of Rotary Nickel Titanium Instruments for Mechanical Pre-Flaring and Creating the Glide Path

by Giuseppe Cantatore, Elio Berutti, Arnaldo Castellucci MD DDS

Rotary NiTi instruments have revolutionised endodontics, allowing even the less experienced dentist to create perfectly truncated-conical shaping in harmony with the original anatomy, and improving the prognosis even of the most complex cases. Many “in vitro”1-13 and “in vivo”14-17 studies

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October 1, 2007 Feature Periodontics

Implant Periapical Lesion (IPL)… Secondary to Implant Design?

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Peter Birek, DDS, MSc., Dip. Perio.; Jose DaCosta, BSc., DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Mindy Pho, BSc., DMD; and Aaron Fenton, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

FIGURE 1--Matching abutment/implant diameters (left) and platform-switched implant/abutment diameters. (From Lazzara and Porter, Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2006 Feb;26(1):9-17)
October 1, 2007 Feature Periodontics

Platform Switching to Improve Implant Performance; Myth or Fact?

by Milan Somborac, DDS

ABSTRACT With proper surgical and prosthetic treatment, the majority of today’s implants are predictably reliable. Manufacturers’ claims of superiority due to new and unique design characteristics often lack good scientific backing. Platform switching, while still unproven, might offer some advantages,

FIGURE 10--Two weeks post-operatively the infection is extinguished and the soft tissue healing nearly complete.
October 1, 2007 Feature Periodontics

Nutritional Strategies in the Management of Necrotizing Ulcerative Periodontitis

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), Ph.D. (Perio) and Wendy E. Ward, B.Arts & Sci. (Hons), MSc., PhD

Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (NUG) is an acute bacterial infection caused by fusiform rods and spirochetes (Borrelia vincentii). When NUG progresses and results in attachment loss, it is referred to as necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis (NUP). Together, NUG and NUP are now

October 1, 2007 Feature Periodontics

Changing Paradigms in Periodontal Therapy: Host Modulation with Subantimicrobial Dose Doxycycline

by Michael L. Barnett, DDS

Advances in basic biomedical research have greatly enhanced our understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of many diseases. From a clinician’s viewpoint, these advances are truly meaningful only if they can be translated into new technologies or methods that will

Peter Birek is Associate Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and maintains a periodontic and implant surgery practice in Toronto.
October 1, 2007 Feature Periodontics

Be Nice, Clear Your Ice ….

by Peter Birek, DDS, MSc., Dip. Perio

Said the late, British born and very Canadian cartoonist Ben Wicks. Although he called for a specific civil task, to me it meant much more. This self-effacing but charming Member of the Order of Canada wished to remind fellow Canadians

FIGURE 7--In some situations, the best strategy may be to extract the tooth and replace it with an osseointegrated implant which would have a better long term prognosis than the periodontally involved tooth.
October 1, 2006 Feature Periodontics

Managing Refractory Periodontal Disease Using the Periodontal Summary Score

by Cary Galler, DDS, MSD

Despite the best therapeutic efforts by dental professionals to treat periodontal disease, some patients do not respond as well as expected. These cases appear resistant to treatment and as such, these patients are deemed to exhibit Refractory Periodontitis.1 The nature

Peter Birek
October 1, 2006 Feature Periodontics

It Takes All I Have …

by Peter Birek, DDS, MSc., Dip. Perio

Sitting at a dinner table on a nice summer night with a group of colleagues, the discussion inevitably steered to the grind of a dentist’s life, day in and day out. In one of my rare moments of introspection I

October 1, 2005 Feature Periodontics

Periodontal Diseases; Evolving Treatment Strategies

by Howard C. Tenenbaum DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)

Treatment of periodontal diseases has undergone a series of changes, although not quite a revolution, over the past 20 years.1-6 Importantly, regeneration of lost periodontal tissues has always been the primary goal of treatment. Unfortunately, this has proven to be

FIGURE 13--Any excess material may be packed into the periodontal sulcus with a blunted end hand instrument.
October 1, 2005 Feature Periodontics

Atridox:(tm) A Valuable, Site-Specific Adjunct to Periodontal Therapy

by Cary Galler, DDS, MSD

The primary objective of periodontal therapy is to assist our patients in preserving their dentitions in health and function. As one ages, there is an increasing likelihood that periodontal disease may become evident. This disease is manifested by the invasion

FIGURE 1--The graph shows that patients taking doxycycline hyclate 20mg bid have plasma levels of the drug well below that necessary for antimicrobial effect.
October 1, 2005 Feature Periodontics

Subantimicrobial Dose Doxycycline — Host Modulation in the Treatment of Periodontitis

by Thomas Zahavi, DMD, MS, Jack G. Caton, DDS, MS

ABSTRACT The etiology of chronic periodontitis involves complex host-parasite interactions modified by environmental and genetic factors. Contemporary thinking suggests that successful long term management of chronic periodontitis may combine both local mechanical and antimicrobial therapy with modulation of the patients’

January 1, 2004 Feature DentistryEndodonticsPeriodontics

Internet Directory (January 01, 2004)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS CANADIAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY Excellent source of informationon periodontics. www.cap-acp.ca CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Bad things happen to good dentists. www.cdpa.com iCANADEN…internet CANAdian DENtistry An OPEN FORUM on the business and practice of dentistry. www.canaden.com ONTARIO STUDY CLUB FOR

December 1, 2003 Feature DentistryEndodonticsOrthodonticsPeriodontics

Internet Directory (December 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS CANADIAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY Excellent source of informationon periodontics. www.cap-acp.ca CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Bad things happen to good dentists. www.cdpa.com iCANADEN…internet CANAdian DENtistry An OPEN FORUM on the business and practice of dentistry. www.canaden.com ONTARIO STUDY CLUB FOR

November 1, 2003 Feature DentistryEndodonticsOrthodonticsPeriodontics

Internet Directory (November 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS CANADIAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY Excellent source of informationon periodontics. www.cap-acp.ca CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Bad things happen to good dentists. www.cdpa.com iCANADEN…internet CANAdian DENtistry An OPEN FORUM on the business and practice of dentistry. www.canaden.com ONTARIO STUDY CLUB FOR

October 1, 2003 Feature DentistryEndodonticsOrthodonticsPeriodontics

Internet Directory (October 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS CANADIAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY Excellent source of informationon periodontics. www.cap-acp.ca CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Bad things happen to good dentists. www.cdpa.com iCANADEN…internet CANAdian DENtistry An OPEN FORUM on the business and practice of dentistry. www.canaden.com ONTARIO STUDY CLUB FOR

October 1, 2003 Feature DentistryOrthodonticsPeriodonticsProsthodontics

66th Annual Winter Clinic – Friday, November 14th 2003

by Oral Health

The Winter Clinic trade show is not only for those looking to buy or sell, it is also the place that you will find exciting new products, learn vital new information and enjoy novel presentations and demonstrations.

October 1, 2003 Feature DentistryOrthodonticsPeriodonticsProsthodontics

Letters (October 01, 2003)

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Re: Editorial, ‘What’s In a Name?’ March 2003 Dr. Goodlin suggests that the public’s best interests are served in recognizing the accreditation in AACD as a specialty degree in “cosmetic dentistry”. The assumption is that cosmetic dentistry exists in a

September 1, 2003 Feature DentistryEndodonticsOrthodonticsPeriodontics

Internet Directory (September 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS CANADIAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY Excellent source of informationon periodontics. www.cap-acp.ca CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Bad things happen to good dentists. www.cdpa.com iCANADEN…internet CANAdian DENtistry An OPEN FORUM on the business and practice of dentistry. www.canaden.com ONTARIO STUDY CLUB FOR

August 1, 2003 Feature DentistryEndodonticsOrthodonticsPeriodontics

Internet Directory (August 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS CANADIAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY Excellent source of informationon periodontics. www.cap-acp.ca CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Bad things happen to good dentists. www.cdpa.com iCANADEN…internet CANAdian DENtistry An OPEN FORUM on the business and practice of dentistry. www.canaden.com ONTARIO STUDY CLUB FOR