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Proactive Intervention Dentistry

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Medical Treatment of Dental Caries With a New 25% Xylitol Formulation

by Jacques Véronneau, DMD, MSc, PhD

Background Even with the declining prevalence of dental caries in industrialized countries during the past decades, predominately due to fluoride use, 1 dental caries is still a major problem in most industrialized countries, affecting 60% to 90% of children, and

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Glass Ionomer Fissure Sealants for Proactive Intervention

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA; Cathy Delios, RDH

Occlusal decay and its consequences have a major impact on the dental health of our patients. It is the single most common chronic childhood disease world-wide 1 and its results affect our patients throughout their lives. Molars and premolars are

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Clinical Uses for Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

I first began using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in my private pediatric dental practice in 2015. Minimally Invasive Dentistry is a topic near and dear to my heart as a mother and advocate for improving children’s oral health and safety.

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Silver Diamine Fluoride Unstained and Liberated

by Geoffrey Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

The concept of using amputation to treat an infectious disease was last used by the medical profession to treat gangrene in the late 1800s. The pharmacological management of dental caries aims to leave most caries in situ, killing the bacteria

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Enhanced Minimal Invasive Tooth Whitening

by Dr. Andrew M. Brostek, BSc, BDSc, FICD, FPFA; Professor Laurence J. Walsh, BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FRACDS, FFOP (RCPA), FICD, FADI, FPFA

Keywords Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Tooth whitening, White spot lesion, CPP-ACP, MI Paste Abstract This article discusses the philosophy behind the clinical protocols to achieve enhanced results in tooth whitening, and the successful reversal of enamel white spot lesions. External tooth

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Psoriasin: A New Biomarker in the Identification of Cancer Risk in Oral Lesions

by M.R. Darling, BChd, MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD; A. Hassan, BMedSci (Hons Pathology) Candidate; L. McLean, DDS. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Introduction Approximately 90% or more of oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). These often begin as potentially malignant oral lesions such as a white patch (leukoplakia; Fig. 1), or red patch (erythroplakia; Fig. 2), 1 which progress to an

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

PERSPECTIVE. FOCUS. SUCCESS!

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

What an amazing world we live in – constant information at our fingertips…news…views…and more…till we plead for a break. We are constantly plugged into some device spewing data and opinion at us, so that we start to confuse opinion for

November 29, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Post-Extraction Socket and Ridge Preservation

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

In order for implant therapy to be successful there is a need for the dental implant to be adequately integrated into host bone in the proper position in three dimensions. For this to be achieved, adequate height and volume of

November 29, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProactive Intervention Dentistry

Effect of Toothbrushing with a Dentifrice on Eleven Resin Composites

by Richard Bengt Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD; Catherine O’Neill, MSc; Laurent Kreplak, PhD; Daniel Labrie, PhD

Keywords Composite Resin, Gloss retention, Tooth Brushing, Surface Roughness Abstract The surface gloss and average surface roughness (Ra) of eleven RBCs was measured after brushing with Colgate Optic White toothpaste. It was found that toothbrushing with a dentifrice had the least

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Incorporating Glass Ionomers into Everyday Dental Practice

by Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD, FIADFE

Introduction General dentists in private practice place numerous direct tooth colored resin restorations because of patient demand for more aesthetically pleasing restorations. In other instances, they utilize tooth colored adhesive dentistry because of its benefits of minimally invasive preparation design

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Bioactive Dentistry with Giomers

by Hugh Flax, DDS, AAACD, MICOI, DABAD

In years past, traditional restorative care relied on treating damaged and decayed teeth with aggressive preparation to place a strong, firm restoration. The emphasis was on the strength of the restoration, and less about the function and biomechanics of the

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Proactive Intervention Dentistry Using Silver Diamine Fluoride to Arrest Dental Caries

by Steven M. Parrett, DDS, FAGD

My dental world was rocked upon reading the article by Horst et al in the January 2016 California Dental Association Journal.1 It became the launching pad for my journey of using silver diamine fluoride as a vital part of my

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Glass Ionomers: Why, Where and How

by Geoffrey M. Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

Composite resin is a suitable restorative material to restore an existing failed restoration, however it is unsuitable to restore a carious lesion due to the large amount of remineralizable dentin required to achieve a reliable adhesive base. Glass ionomer cements

January 11, 2018 Feature Proactive Intervention Dentistry

Bioactivity In Restorative Dentistry: A User’s Guide

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Introduction The word “bioactivity” is one of the latest buzzwords in the dentistry. It is highlighted as a feature in many restorative products with different and conflicting claims. This has stirred up confusion and controversy surrounding the concept. This article

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

What To Do When The Evidence Is Lacking?

by Deborah M. Lyle, RDH, BS, MS

Introduction You may recall the media storm in 2016 that was precipitated by a report by Jeff Donn from the Associated Press. He wrote there is no solid evidence that flossing is effective. Based on various form of social media

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Tools in the Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease

by Zahra Dorna Mojdami, HBSc, DDS; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD; Amir Azarpazhooh, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

Introduction The most common chronic inflammatory conditions worldwide and collectively the most common diseases known to mankind, are inflammatory periodontal diseases.1 Periodontal diseases include gingivitis, where the inflammation confined to the gingiva is reversible with good oral hygiene, and periodontitis,

December 2, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Heroic Dentistry – Courage or Folly?

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

Every day we come to the rescue of our patients by taking them out of pain, combating the results of an accident, reversing the ravages of time or simply getting them ready for a special day in their lives. We

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Evidence-Based Dentistry: How to Find Answers to Apply in Clinical Practice

by Eduardo B. Moffa, DDS, PhD1-2; Bella Luna Colombini Ishikiriama, DDS, PhD2; Yuliya Mulyiar, DDS, Student1; Harinder H. Sandhu, DDS, PhD1; Thais Marchini de Oliveira, DDS, PhD2; Maria Aparecida A. M. Machado, DDS, PhD2; Walter L. Siqueira, DDS, PhD1*

Evidence-Based Medicine Since the 1980s, when McMaster Medical School in Canada termed the process of integrating scientific information into medical practice, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), it was formally adapted by the Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, and a new paradigm for medical

December 2, 2016 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Heroic Restorative Repairs – A Universal Adhesive

by George Freedman, DDS, FAACD, FIADFE

The task of repairing restorations has historically been an unproductive procedure in the dental practice. Dental professionals have learned through extensive personal experience that repairs, whether intra- or extra-oral, have a very poor prognosis. In fact, no matter how carefully

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProactive Intervention Dentistry

Modern Advancements in Pediatric Dentistry

by Josh Wren, DMD

Pediatric dentistry has seen considerable improvements in materials and treatment options over the past few years. While other dental specialties have experienced tremendous developments in their materials and methods over the past forty years, pediatric dentistry has seemed to evolve much