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July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Tissue Management in Restorative Dentistry: The “Super Pulsed” Diode Laser

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

Diode Lasers as a Tool in Tissue Management Diode lasers have been used for many years as an effective adjunct for management of the gingival tissues in many areas of restorative dentistry. Prior to the development of diode lasers, electrosurgery

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Teeth Whitening & Skin Rejuvenation: Combined Therapy

by Myles Holt, BDS, LLM, FIADFE

Over the last few decades, teeth whitening has become the foundation of cosmetic dentistry, representing one of the most cost effective, minimally invasive, entry level options for patients wishing to enhance the appearance of their smile. When looking at developing

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Communicating Oral Appliance Hygiene

by Lorin Berland, DDS

Oral appliance homecare has a major impact on continuing compliance, treatment success, and the patient’s overall experience with the process. Individuals utilizing dentures, sleep devices, retainers, aligners and mouth guards are at a significantly greater risk of developing oral infections.

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

“I Have It… You Need It!”

by Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

There is no doubt that the world of dental materials and products changes almost as fast as the wind changes direction. Presently, the focus on products seems to be on intraoral scanners, in-office milling and 3D printing. But what about

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Illuminating the Resin: What You Need to Know

by Richard Bengt Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, FRCD(C)

Curing lights have become an integral part of dental practice 1 where they are now used to light cure direct composites, provisional restorations, luting cements, sealants, and orthodontic bracket cements. When a restoration fails (Fig. 1), or a bracket falls

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProduct Report

A “Point-by-Point” Statement on Periodontal Host-Modulation Therapy: Safety First!

by Lorne M. Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc (H), Cert. Perio, MD (honorary), FNAI; Ying Gu, DDS, PhD, Cert. AEGD; Howard Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip. Perio, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael B. Goldberg, MSc., DDS, Dip. Perio; Timo Sorsa, DDS, PhD, Dipl. Perio

Introduction Over the past several decades, dentistry has come to realize that: (a) Periodontitis is the most common progressive, chronic inflammatory disease known to mankind – more common than rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, chronic inflammatory skin disease, etc.,

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Veneer Temporization: A Simple Approach to Healthy Results

by Viviane Haber, DDS

Avariety of methods have been introduced to maintain veneer preparation integrity, tissue health, and overall patient comfort. While there are many approaches to the temporization process, both indirect and indirect-direct, one of the most efficient is the direct method. Most

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Improved Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Using Synthetic Monetite Based Onlay Grafts

by Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

Once teeth are lost due to trauma and/or disease, such as advanced periodontitis and not replaced, the alveolar ridge resorption begins rapidly. 1 An average alveolar bone loss of 1.5-2 mm (vertically) and 40-50% (horizontally) occurs within first six months

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Women in Dentistry Symposium

by Oral Health

The 8th annual Women in Dentistry Symposium was on Tuesday, May 15th. The night is an opportunity for women throughout dentistry to network, learn and share experiences. Hosted by Dr. Effie Habsha, founder of Women in Dentistry, the event aims

July 3, 2018 Feature EndodonticsProduct Report

Letter to the Editor

by Dr. Philip M. Walton, DDS, MMSc, FRCD(C) US Board Certified, Diplomate of Periodontics

Re: May 2018 Oral Health Editorial I’m always a tad confused with this supposed popular topic in dentistry today… Since when did it become Endo versus Implants? Doesn’t versus imply against each other? Perhaps I’m in the minority but for

July 3, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

If Only They Had Kept Their Teeth…

by Dr. George Freedman, BSc, DDS

Today’s health standards mandate the retention of functional teeth (or their substitutes) throughout adult life. This is a colossal change of expectations in just less than half a century. In the mid-20th century, partial and complete edentulousness were common in

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Oral Health Looks Back at 150 Years of History

by Oral Health

Scroll through the dates, starting in 1867, to see the innovations and events that have led Canada and dentistry to where we are in 2017.

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

2017 is Truly the Year to Celebrate 150 Years

by Ralph Crawford

On July 1, 2017 Canada celebrated its 150 years of Confederation. The early struggles to bring our vast country together was indeed a wonderful achievement. John A. Macdonald was the leading figure which resulted in the British North America Act

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Natural Adjunct to Post-Operative Management After Third Molar Surgery

by Walter Tatch, DDS, FACOMS, Diplomate, ABOMS, Fellow, AACS

Removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures performed in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The most common postoperative complications of impacted lower third molar extractions are extended pain, trismus and facial swelling. These symptoms slow down the

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Evaluation of Plaque Removal Efficacy of a Novel Dye-Containing Toothpaste: A Clinical Trial

by Benjamin Z. Belavsky, DDS; Carla A. Evans, DDS, DMSc; Maria Grace Viana, MSc; Christine D. Wu, MS, PhD

Background Ineffective dental plaque removal has been shown to cause demineralization, caries, and periodontal disease. 1,2 This results in physical and cosmetic damage to both oral soft and hard tissues in the form of gingivitis, white spot lesions, enamel discoloration,

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Gingival Augmentation: High Powered 970nm Diode Laser

by Scott Benjamin, DDS

Early analysis and diagnosis of soft tissue abnormalities and discrepancies enhances the clinician’s ability to attain the best possible outcomes with minimally invasive procedures. All too often, conditions are allowed to progress to their more advanced stages due to the

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Silver Diamine Fluoride: NEW in North America!

by Sylvie Martel, RDH, DipDH, Teaching Certificate NDHCB

Dental caries is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting humans. Unfortunately, we do not yet have a grip on! 1 Over the years, researchers have actively looked for methods for treating and arresting decay other than traditional restorative options.

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

One Appointment Crowns and Bridges

by Irene Valerio Alfaro, MSc; Cyrus Tahmasebi, DDS

Abstract Manual tooth preparation has not changed over the past few decades. However, new dental materials, minimal invasive dentistry techniques and new digital technologies can improve dental preparations to reduce common errors in clinical practice that are essential for the

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

In-Office Air Quality Contamination: What You Don’t Know WILL Harm You

by Mark H.E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

This is an article to alert you to a silent but insidious problem in the dental profession, one that IS harmful to you, your entire team, your patients, and your family members. Can you recall if you or one of

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

The Silver Words of a Visiting Rich Dentist

by Ankur A Gupta, DDS

While in residency at MetroHealth hospital in downtown Cleveland, my class of GPRs were visited by a very successful dentist from a nearby suburb. He felt it tremendously necessary to emphasize how lucrative his private practice was. He was, in