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August 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Flowable Composite Class II Restorations

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA, Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Introduction The typical Class II posterior composite restoration is “placed on blind faith” using techniques and armamentarium designed specifically for amalgam placement. It is extremely difficult to evaluate the quality of composite layering in an interproximal preparation that is between

July 9, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

They Never Gave Us Hope…

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In recent history, in situations when the world was facing global calamity, our leaders countered with great initiative and unflagging hope. The Lincolns, Churchills and Roosevelts rose to the challenges and overcame extreme odds. In the ongoing response to the

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Esthetic Gingival Restoration

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD, FASDA; Paiman Lalla, DDS, FIOCI, FIADFE, FAAIP, FICD

Esthetic Dilemma of the Gingival Margin The data is unambiguous; both porcelain and composite resin are biocompatible with the gingiva and well tolerated.1-3 The caveat is that composite tends to cause tissue irritation if it comes into intimate contact with

Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses
July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Henriette Lerner, DMD, DICOI

COVID-19 has raised new concerns about respiratory viral infections (RVI). This virus can reproduce within the cells that line the human respiratory tract and the resulting infections cause respiratory issues and may infect multiple other sites. At this time, there

Lips
July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Lips: The Forgotten Oral Tissue

by Myles Holt, BDS, LLM, FIADFE

Lips are defined as “either of two fleshy folds that surround the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and are organs of human speech essential to certain articulations”1. Lips are unique oral structures, as individual as fingerprints, that play

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Minimally Invasive Robotic-Assisted Full Arch Surgery

by Joe F. Griffin II, DDS

Robotic guidance has enhanced and improved various surgical specialties and is now available to implant dentistry for both partially and fully edentulous patients through the Yomi platform developed by Neocis Inc. (Miami FL)1,2 Accuracy of implant placement has been shown

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportTechnology

3D Printing: Changing the Game

by Florin Lazarescu, DDS, MSc, MSc

When I discovered CAD/CAM technology more than 10 years ago, I was amazed at the technological world that I was entering. It was novel and it was creative; but it was also rather daunting. My student years had provided some

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Digital Scans and Human Identification

by Botond Simon, DMD; Ajang Armin Farid, DMD, FO; George Freedman, BSc, DDS; Janos Vag, DMD, PhD

Background The exponential growth of digital technology in dentistry is inherently accompanied by a significant expansion of 2D and 3D dental image records. Traditional stone models are impractical to keep long-term due to storage volume and fragility. Comprehensive and accurate

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Prescriptive Composite Sculpting and Polishing

by Patrick Roetzer, DDS, FICD, FACD, PFAF

It became painfully obvious to those of us practicing in the 1980s that those new-fangled “posterior” composites were just never going to handle like amalgam. For starters, composites cannot be “condensed” or “packed.” Ever since then, clinicians, academics, and manufacturers

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPractice managementProduct Report

Teledentistry: Trending Post-COVID-19

by Paola Ochoa, DDS, DiplABAD, FASDA

Practicing dentistry at a distance, utilizing instantaneous virtual mobile technology, was the stuff of science fiction just a few decades ago. We were taught in dental school that our capacity to diagnose disease and to perform dentistry relied entirely upon

marketing
July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyEditorialMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthProduct Report

Following the Money

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD

COVID-19 (the SARS-CoV-2 virus originating in Wuhan, China) has devastated the world. By July 2020, more than 11 million cases worldwide resulted in over 500,00 deaths. Untold misery, families shattered, businesses shuttered. Canadian dentists have faced practice- and career-threatening disruptions

July 2, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeDental TechnologyEditorialGeneral DentistryMarketing strategiesOral HealthProduct ReportTechnology

The Modern Dental Revolution

by Dr. George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The July edition of Oral Health regularly highlights new products, new techniques, and new technologies. These are the innovations that improve our patients’ oral and general health, and make clinical dentistry better, faster, and easier. Inventive approaches make the practice

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryOral HealthProduct Report

Adhesion: Past, Present, And Future

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD; Adjunct Professor, Western University of Dental Medicine, Pomona CA

Bonding agents were tentatively introduced in the early 1970s. Since then, the evolution of adhesive techniques has transformed the scope of dental practice. Arguably, the high impact of bonded, appearance-transforming dental restoratives has propelled the dental profession into its greatest

July 2, 2019 Feature DentalDental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral HealthProduct Report

3D Technology In The Dental Practice

by W. Joerd van der Meer, DDS, PhD; Yijin Ren DDS, PhD

Introduction The last few years a plethora of 3D technology seems to have inundated the dental market(Fig. 1). Whereas the initial efforts to 3D scan the dentition of a patient or to convert dental impressions or study casts to 3D

July 2, 2019 Feature Dental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthProduct Report

Technology In Minimally Invasive Dentistry

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Technology is changing the way we live and work, improving our lives. Smart phones and watches keep us connected to the world, monitor our heart rates, detect and alert atrial fibrillation, check glucose levels, count our steps, record our hours

July 2, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthProduct Report

The NiTi File Revolution

by Barbara Müller, BSc, MSc, PhD

Nowhere in dentistry is technical progress as rapid as in modern endodontics. The development of flexible nickel-titanium files in the late 1980s created entirely new and hitherto unknown opportunities in the mechanical preparation of root canals. Numerous recent innovations have

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryImplantologyOral HealthOral SurgeryProduct Report

Dynamic Navigation: Predictable Implant Placement In Close Proximity To Sinus Floor

by Jim Yeganegi, BSc, DMD

The goal of the implant surgeon is to place an implant in the ideal position, that will support a prosthesis with the best long-term prognosis, while managing important anatomical landmarks. With the aid of Cone Beam CT scans the implant

July 2, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProduct Report

A Simplified Approach To Lateral Sinus Augmentation

by Arun K. Garg, DMD; Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD

Introduction Normal pneumatization of the maxillary sinus frequently when combined with the loss of teeth provides inadequate volume of bone, specifically related to height to house an implant. This process is further complicated with periodontally failing posterior teeth are to

July 2, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental CareDentistryOral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Totally Simplified Colour Matching: Single Shade Direct Composite

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Placing tooth colored direct composite restorations is a clinical challenge for even the most experienced clinician. Aside from the technique sensitivities involved in adhesive bonding, determining a shade (whether single or layered) that predictably and precisely matches the natural tooth

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryImplantologyOral HealthProduct Report

Colour Modifiers To Match An Odd Shade

by David V. Mazza, DDS, CAGS

Matching odd shades (particularly if they do not appear in shade guides) can be a challenging task for a dental professional. A skillful practitioner who is familiar with principles of colour (Value, Chroma, Hue and Translucency) and composite systems, colour