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Neutrophils
December 14, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Neutrophils – The Missing Link

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

What a crazy and upside-down world we live in! But if you slow down and pay attention, things may start to come together… About a year ago I decided to make the theme of this issue of Oral Health –

Immune Response to Implanted Bone Replacement Graft Materials
December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Immune Response to Implanted Bone Replacement Graft Materials

by *Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, Dip.Dh, MSc, PhD; *Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Haider Al-Waeli1, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip. Perio, PhD. * Both authors equally share the first authorship.

Graft materials are used to restore the physiological and anatomical function of diseased or damaged bone tissues via repair and/or regeneration.1-4 There are various graft options available for maxillofacial bone grafting which are divided into natural tissue transplants (autografts from

Implant Integration Made Predictable
December 14, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Implant Integration Made Predictable

by David L Hoexter, DMD, BA, FIADFE, FACD, FICD

In recent years, the public’s acceptance of oral implants has been dramatically positive. People are living longer and desire an enhanced quality of life. Being able to eat all the foods they enjoy due to improved mastication, not requiring the

Waterpik® Water Flosser with the Plaque Seeker® tip cleaning around an implant. The water can access the interproximal and subgingival areas removing biofilm and debris.
December 14, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Implant Self-Care: What Do We Tell Our Patients?

by Deborah M. Lyle, MS, BS, RDH

It would be beneficial if there was evidence on how to maintain implants that is measurable and predictable. Much of the information is empirical and based on the assumption that traditional oral hygiene for natural teeth will be the same

December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

Effective Periodontal Charting Leads to Effective Periodontal Care

by Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd.

Periodontitis has now been established as a major chronic inflammatory disease. There exist significant links to systemic health conditions under the umbrella of the “oral systemic link”. Recent epidemiologic research has linked periodontal pathogens to several systemic diseases, including cardiovascular

December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dentistry Meets the Collagen Trend: Guidelines for Clinical Practice

by Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

Abstract Collagen repair and regeneration is a continual process. With chronic inflammation, however, collagen and tissue repair are compromised. Not only is the periodontium severely impacted, but systemic health is placed at risk. What causes excessive collagen breakdown and how

December 14, 2020 Feature CancerOral cancerOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Oral Cancer and the Race Against Time: Use of Psoriasin (S100A7) as a Predictive Marker to Enhance Assessment of Cancer Risk in Oral Lesions

by V. Thorburn, BMSc, MSc, DDS Candidate; C.S. Dong, DMD, BSc (Dent), MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C) and M.R. Darling, BChD, MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD

Introduction Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a potentially debilitating and deadly disease, particularly when diagnosed at an advanced stage.1 Early detection drastically improves prognostic outcomes, making diagnosis a race against time.2 Most cases of OSCC begin as a precursor

Neutrophils
December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

The Oral Health Implications of COVID-19 Pharmacotherapy

by Radhika Chhibber, BDS; Madhura Tandale, BDS; Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Haider Al-Waeli, BDS, MSc

INTRODUCTION As the COVID-19 pandemic moves across the world, research shows confirmed human to human transmission of SARS-CoV-2 with its symptoms ranging from mild flu-like to severe life-threatening pneumonia.1 At this point, there is no specific treatment available in combating

Neutrophils
December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

The Post Antibiotic Era: It’s Not Coming – It’s Here

by Tanya Dunlap, PhD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report at the end of 2019 that has been overshadowed by COVID-19. Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States 2019 is a wake-up call to health care providers. In the

December 14, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Gamechangers For 2020, a Different Perspective

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

After 2020 threw so many elements of life and work into chaos, how can your practice focus on the fundamentals for success in 2021? Year-in-review articles are staple in the public and professional media. Columnists offer their takes on lessons

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Proactive Intervention Dentistry: Nurturing the Oral Environment

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

“Environment” is a real buzzword in the news today. Pollution, climate, sustainable, maintainable, crisis, emergency. Do we have control or not? One area where we as dental professionals have some control is the oral environment! We are the custodians of

December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

BOPT: For Sustainable Periodontal Health and Optimal Esthetics

by Stefano Conti, DDS

The challenge currently facing reconstructive dentistry is how to obtain excellent esthetic results while preserving the biological structures involved as much as possible. Today, the clinician and the technician have materials and procedures at their disposal which make it possible

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Neutrophils: Potential Culprits in Tooth Decay

by Russel Gitalis, BSc, MSc Candidate; Yoav Finer, DMD, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly all adults have dental caries at some point in time.1 Resin composite is the most used restorative material in dentistry;2 most resin composite restorations are placed due to secondary caries or recurrent caries

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Partial Extraction Therapy: An Approach to Preserve the Buccal Plate

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Haider Al-Waeli, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

Single dental implant placement immediately post extraction for the rehabilitation of esthetic areas is a predictable procedure characterized by high survival rates in the short and long terms.1,2 However, this is challenging to achieve as the restoration is required to

December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Case Study: Anterior Composite Rehabilitation: A Minimally Invasive Approach

by Peter Walford, DDS; Wayne Wright, DDS

Introduction Many patients present in their mid-forties with shortened anterior teeth. While not severe enough to warrant crown placement, early composite augmentation restores cuspid guidance and incisal length before wear destroys anterior teeth, flattens posterior cusps and exposes dentin generally

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Fibre Reinforcing Composite Resins

by Geoffrey Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

Many restorative procedures are limited by the relatively low fracture toughness of composite resins. Improving the fracture strength of these materials enables dentists to provide their patients with a possible alternative to indirect restorations that inevitably require further tissue preparation

December 10, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Guided Implantology: The SMART Guide

by Mark Antal, DMD, MSc, PhD; George Freedman, DDS, Dipl. ABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The tremendous proliferation of implant services worldwide has created a need for simplified and more predictable treatment guidance modalities. There are currently a number of surgical guide platforms available, but most systems are strictly limited to specific implant catalogues, typically

Dental Radiology
December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in Dental Radiology: A Way Forward in Point of Care Radiology

by Jörg Mudrak, DMD, DDS

Introduction The introduction of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to dmf (dentomaxillofacial) radiology in the late 1990s transformed the way the profession as a whole analyzes the oral and maxillofacial complex.1 Dental providers, who previously were limited to two-dimensional (2D)

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Service Organizations: They’re Not All The Same

by Nate Tchaplia, Chief Development Officer, dentalcorp

The dental industry in Canada is evolving. With over 24,000 dentists and 14,000 practices across the country, today’s market is highly saturated and fragmented. The fragmentation, along with increased expectations of consumers, has given rise to a new business model:

Periodontal Disease
January 9, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

The Dawn of Bioactivity

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

The world is changing rapidly and shows no sign of slowing down. It often feels like we are completely surrounded by gloom and doom – businesses closing, people being laid off, the nature of so many industries losing their focus