Oral Health Group

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Preventive Dentistry

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December 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Remineralization of Carious Lesions – It Really Does Work!

by Stephen Abrams, DDS

Dental caries is one of the two common diseases we treat in clinical practice on a daily basis. We place restorations to restore teeth ravaged by caries. We place implants, bridges and partial dentures to replace teeth destroyed by caries.

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December 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Interproximal Demineralization: Automated Detection and Analysis

by George Freedman, DDS, FAACD, FACD, FADFE

Oral radiography, in use for over a century, is well-established in the dental profession. A curiosity at first, it quickly carved out an important role in dental caries detection. Today, dental radiography is a standard part of the dental examination,

Figure 9. Mandibular canine and first premolar restored with nano-hybrid composite resin (N'Durance).
December 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Biodentine, Active Biosilicate Technology for Direct and Indirect Pulp Capping

by Howard E. Strassler, DMD and Robert Levin, DDS

Vital pulp therapy is a critical aspect of all restorative treatment. The goal during the placement of any restoration, whether it be a direct placement composite resin or amalgam restoration or a full coverage crown, is to best maintain a

Table 2. Shear Bond Strength with five different etchants using the same adhesive.14
December 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Design Principles For Class II Preparations

by Peter Walford, DDS, FCARDP

INTRODUCTIONA sound restoration cannot begin with a flawed preparation. Amalgam preparations reached consensus more than a century ago. However, after 30 years, posterior composite preparations have not been formulated into a definitive textbook. No one method is accepted by university

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

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December 1, 2012 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Dental Remineralization: Simplified

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Throughout our patients’ lives we interact at regular intervals, assessing and treating as their oral condition requires. The ongoing progression of disease in dental hard and soft tissue is often a multifactorial downward spiral. It does not have to be.

January 1, 2012 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygieneMinimally invasive dentistryNew productsNew TechnologiesPathologyPeriodontologyPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Formulated with Edible Clay, New Advanced Gum Healing Mineral Toothpaste Introduced

by ken

From Cosmetic Dentistry News It goes without saying that some enterprising marketer will put this material in Play-Doh and plastercine (do they still manufacture plactercine?)… Zion Health, a San Francisco-based company specializing in natural clay minerals cosmetic and hygienic products

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) and Minnesota (Minneapolis). She has lectured nationally and internationally on lasers, healing dentistry, innovations in hygiene, dentist health issues and office design. Dr. Goldstep is a consultant to a number of dental companies, and maintains a private practice in Markham, ON, Canada and can be reached at goldstep@epdot.com.
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Oral Health through Life’s Stages

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

What an exciting time it is to be dentist! What an important part we play in our patients’ lives! We are an essential component of their primary health care team. Many of our patients do not have a physician that

Figure 13. The loss of fluorescence exhibited in proximity to hyperkeratosis on the edentulous ridge was biopsy-confirmed as dysplasia. (Images courtesy of the University of Washington Oral
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Fluorescence Visualization Devices in General Dentistry: Seeing the Big Picture

by David C. Morgan, PhD, Chief Science Officer, LED Dental Inc.

Dental professionals have been traditionally limited to the use of incandescent light for the visual inspection of the oral cavity. Direct visualization of reflected white light from mucosal surfaces can enable the detection of gross tissue abnormalities, but may fail

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December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Overcoming the Challenges of Caries Detection using The Canary System

by Stephen Abrams, DDS

Dental caries is one of the major diseases that we treat in dentistry on a daily basis. The treatment of dental caries is a very common procedure in every dental practice. We have a vast array of techniques for treatment

Figure 8. The remineralization product Tri-calcium phosphate is in Clinpro 5000 (3M ESPE).
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Dry Mouth: Simplified

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Xerostomia (xero=dry, stomia= mouth) is defined as the subjective sensation of oral dryness that may or may not be associated with a decrease in the production of saliva.1,2 Saliva is one of those things that is appreciated only in its

Photo 12. Final polish tooth # 12.
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Using Bioactive Materials to achieve Proactive Dental Care

by John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD

Resin bonding of the human dentition has become a “standard” in the United States and Canada. There are well over 80 different bonding systems on the market today. We have seen them evolve through multiple generations in an attempt to

Figure 39. Typical sextant of incisal and inciso-lingual restorations, 5 years post-op. 37% Liquid Phosphoric acid etch 15 seconds, Danville Microprime B, Kuraray Photobond, Tokuyama Estelite Sigma A3.
December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Preparations In Composite Resin Part I: Principles And Instrumentation For Class V, Cusp Tips, And Incisal Attrition

by Peter Walford, DDS

PREPARATION DESIGN FOR COMPOSITIESThe definitive textbook of composite restoration has yet to be written. Preparation designs are a common starting point in clinical technique before other complex variables such as resin, placement, shrinkage, and cure are encountered. This article explores

December 1, 2011 Feature DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Dental Internet Directory

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL TECHNOLOGISTS OF ONTARIO The official voice of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontariowww.ADTO.orgAdvertisement CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Because bad things happen to good dentists.www.cdpa.com ONTARIO ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRYntistryQuality of care through life long learning.www.ontarioagd.org TORONTO ACADEMY OF DENTISTRYToronto

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

May 28, 2011 News ElearningPreventive DentistryTrends in Dental Education

You’re simply the best, better than all the rest

by ken

Simply the best patient education animation ………. coming to an iPAD near you….. Related articles 4 Best Practices for Patient Education Materials (goodpromotionalpractices.com) IT Drives Patient Education (informationweek.com)

April 29, 2011 News Preventive Dentistry

Dental intelligence is not an oxymoron

by ken

Dental Intelligence is a stellar website – do check it out…..www.dental-intelligence.com Check out the articles as well as the blog entries – of note http://www.dental-intelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG-2.pdf But of greater importance is the article on Bob Barkley and his philosophy http://www.dental-intelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Brown-Article-on Barkley_v2.pdf

March 12, 2011 News Preventive Dentistry

New Insight on Childhood Dental Disease Revealed by Forsyth Team Read more: New Insight on Childhood Dental Disease Revealed by Forsyth Team

by ken

by Kathy Jones on  March 01, 2011 A significant discovery about the nature of childhood dental disease has been made by researchers at The Forsyth Institute. The scientific studies led by Anne Tanner, BDS, Ph.D., identified a new pathogen connected to

February 19, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionPreventive Dentistry

Running back to Saskatoon – Fluoride, the red menace – what are these people thinking?

by ken

It’s the health issue activists like to get their teeth into -adding the compound fluoride to municipal drinking water to reduce dental decay. On one side are the proponents, including a majority of dentists and health specialists, who say there

February 14, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygienePreventive Dentistry

Bad breath? Break free — how to tell a friend without replacing your central incisors

by ken

Feature piece from CNN.com Ida Alvarez avoided close conversations. She was afraid of what someone might tell her. She was pretty sure she had really bad breath.   “It is such an embarrassing situation,” Alvarez, 31, of Los Angeles told