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December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Anti-inflammatory Effects of Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy

by Nicolas G. Loebel, PhD

INTRODUCTIONChronic adult periodontitis is generally understood to result from the presence of subgingival Gram-negative bacterial biofilms proliferating at the junctional epithelium.1 These biofilms are formed when colonizing microbes encapsulate themselves against the root and epithelial surfaces in a matrix composed

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December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Maximizing Clinical Benefits of Probiotics: Matching Metagenomics, Patient Age and Microbial Composition

by John G. Thomas, MS, PhD; Khaled S. Seifelnasr, BDS, DDS

I. INTRODUCTION: SETTING THE STAGE FOR PROBIOTICSIt started with an observation in 1928, Robert Fleming recognized the impact of penicillin with the subsequent evolution of antibiotic therapy; and it heralded the beginning of a journey which, unfortunately, has not fulfilled its

Figure 18. Blood agar plate with bacteria from a subgingival plaque sample after they were cultured under anaerobic conditions in an incubator.
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

How to Utilize Microbiology in the Treatment of Periodontitis

by Diana Bronstein, DDS, MS; Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

INTRODUCTIONThe main cause for tooth loss today is periodontitis. It predominantly strikes the over 40-year-old age group. Prevention of periodontitis is imperative to general and oral health with the population becoming progressively older.31 Periodontal patients can benefit from the additional

Figure 12. Based on the anatomic configuration of the intact extraction socket and due to financial constraints, conventional ridge preservation was not affordable at the time of extraction. Stabilization of the blood clot and biocompatible wound coverage was achieved by placing condensed gelfoam into each of the root sockets and the width of the extraction socket, and held in place with resorbable sutures (not depicted).
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Ridge Preservation and Bone Grafting for the General Dental Practitioner

by Jon B. Suzuki DDS, PhD, MBA; Diana Bronstein DDS, MS

Tooth extraction is one of the most widely performed dental procedures and tooth removal will generally result in alveolar bone loss, as well as structural and integral changes in the overlying soft tissue.2 A narrower and shorter knife edge ridge

Dr. Fay Goldstep sits on the Oral Health Editorial Board (Healing/Preventive Dentistry), has served on the teaching faculties of the Post-graduate Programs in Esthetic Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo, the Universities of Florida (Gainesville), Minnesota (Minneapolis), and has been an ADA Seminar Series speaker. She has lectured nationally and internationally on Soft-Tissue Lasers, Electronic Caries Detection, Healing Dentistry and Innovations in Hygiene and has published numerous textbook chapters and articles on these topics. Dr. Goldstep is a consultant to a number of dental companies, and maintains a private practice in Markham, Canada. She can be reached at goldstep@epdot.com.
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

How do we know what we know?

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

As busy practicing dentists we are bombarded with information on new products and techniques daily: email blasts, snail mail flyers, company reps with brochures and samples, new features at conventions, and the list goes on. How do we know what

December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Re: Advising Orthodontic Patients About Their Wisdom Teeth, September 2013

by John Kershman

Dear Randy, Thank you so much for writing this elucidating article regarding the extraction of wisdom teeth post orthodontic treatment. For the past several years, I have been shaking my head regarding the rapidity and frequency of removal of “impacted”

FIGURE 6. THE LOCAL-SYSTEMIC LINK Local inflammation produces ulcerations in the pocket epithelium creating risks for distant site infection or bacteremia Systemic dissemination of locally produced cytokines affects other organ systems  Bacterial diffusion releases biologically active molecules that trigger host responses in distant areas, elevating the serum cytokine level The resulting cytokines affect arteries and organs CRP synthesized in the liver as a result of circulating cytokines, produces damage to organ systems
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Periodontal Inflammation: Simplified

by Dr. Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Inflammation has been studied since ancient times. It was observed that as a result of irritation, injury or infection, tissues throughout the body react by increased redness (rubor), swelling (tumor), heat (calor), and pain (dolor).1 Today, we know that inflammation

American Dental Hygienists' Association
November 21, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Text2Floss to announce program expansion at Great New York Dental Meeting

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

On Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) will announce the global expansion of Text2Floss– an innovative, mobile-based program promoting oral healthcare – at the 89th Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting.

Oral Health America
October 9, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Oral Health America Announces 3M ESPE As New Major Supporter Of Fall For Smiles

by Oral Health America

According to a new public opinion survey commissioned by Oral Health America (OHA) and sponsored in part by 3M ESPE, over half of older adults polled in the US prioritize other medical conditions over the health of their mouth and

PR Web Group
September 27, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Poor Dental Health and Eating Red Meat Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

by PRWEB

The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease continues to explode among Americans. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP reports on two preventative measures that can be done to decrease the susceptibility to developing Alzheimer’s. Many genetic and environmental risk factors have

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association(CDHA)
September 26, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Celebrate Oral Health Care and Research

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association(CDHA)

Dental hygienists from across Canada will gather in Toronto from October 3-5 to share leading edge research, clinical experience and knowledge at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s (CDHA) biennial national conference. Celebrating 50 years as a professional association, CDHA has

Science Daily
September 16, 2013 News DentistryOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

A Glass of Milk After Eating Sugary Cereals May Prevent Cavities

by Science Daily

Washing down sugary breakfast cereal with milk after eating reduces plaque acid levels and may prevent damage to tooth enamel that leads to cavities, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.  Dry ready-to-eat,

September 3, 2013 News General DentistryGeneral NewsPeriodontologyPreventive DentistryWellness

Expectant Mothers’ Periodontal Health Vital to Health of Her Baby

by Kahaliah Richards

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the

American Dental Association (ADA)
August 26, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Quality Alliance Approves First Set of Performance Measures

by American Dental Association (ADA)

Dental Caries in Children: Prevention and Disease Management The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA), comprised of multiple stakeholders from across the oral health community, was established by the American Dental Association to develop performance measures for oral health care. The DQA’s

America's ToothFairy
July 11, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Medicom Donation to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation Affiliate Network

by Oral Health

Helps Provide Oral Health Services for Children in Need

June 27, 2013 News General DentistryOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

Avoiding smokers and big spenders on dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

As healthcare reforms promote more preventive care and associated healthy-seeking behaviour, some controversies emerge. I notice, for example, that American employers in their efforts to control healthcare costs, are taking a look at the extra-burden of an employee who smokes.

June 24, 2013 News Chronic DiseaseClinicalGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingOverall HealthParkinson's DiseasePreventive Dentistry

Parkinson’s Disease

by Kahaliah Richards

Parkinson’s is one of those growing issues in an aging community. The incidence of this disease rises from 17.4 per 100,000 between ages 50 and 59 to 93.1 in 100,000 between ages 70 and 79. Unlike other neurodegenerative diseases such

American Dental Association (ADA)
May 7, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Drop Those Pacifiers! ADA Says Saliva Harbors Cavity-Causing Bacteria that Can Be Transmitted to Babies

by American Dental Association (ADA)

Parents should be aware that bacteria that cause dental decay can be transmitted from adult to child by sharing eating utensils, or by the parent sucking on a baby’s pacifier to clean it.  A study recently published in Pediatrics, the

April 26, 2013 News General DentistryKeeping you guessingPreventive Dentistry

More signs of healthcare reform

by Kahaliah Richards

In this blog, we listen regularly to that roaring sound in America and the UK which stems from healthcare reform. Here are just a few of the most recent notes: This week we heard that the United Kingdom’s General Dental

Dr. Fay Goldstep sits on the Oral Health Editorial Board (Healing/Preventive Dentistry), has served on the teaching faculties of the Post-graduate Programs in Esthetic Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo, the Universities of Florida (Gainesville), Minnesota (Minneapolis), and has been an ADA Seminar Series speaker. She has lectured nationally and internationally on Soft-Tissue Lasers, Electronic Caries Detection, Healing Dentistry and Innovations in Hygiene and has published numerous textbook chapters and articles on these topics. Dr. Goldstep is a consultant to a number of dental companies, and maintains a private practice in Markham, Canada. She can be reached at goldstep@epdot.com.
December 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

In a World of Zeros, Let Us Reclaim the Degrees

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

The word judgment is defined as the “the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively and wisely, especially in matters affecting action”. Judgment is based on good sense and discretion. In today’s world we dismiss