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November 10, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

Valuable Lessons Learned from a Global Pandemic

by Mark H.E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc(Prostho), FRCD(C); Peter Barry, CMC., RRDH.

In March 2020, as Corona virus cases grew rapidly, it was advised that routine, non-essential oral health care be delayed until there had been sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates. What followed was an almost complete global shut down of

November 10, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Dental Implants: A True Life Changing Experience for a Functionally Compromised Patient: A Case Report of a Maxillary and Mandibular Rehabilitation with a Dental Implant Retained Prosthesis

by Mark H.E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc(Prostho), FRCD(C); Dr. Joshua Shieh BDS.,MDS (Perio, India)

INTRODUCTION The goal of modern dentistry is to restore the patient to normal contour, function, comfort, esthetics, speech, and health, whether by removing caries from a tooth or replacing several teeth. What makes implant dentistry unique is the ability to

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

An Overview on Dental Wear

by Mario Rotella, DDS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD (C)

Dental wear is a general term that can be used to describe the surface loss of dental hard tissues from causes other than dental caries, trauma or as a result of developmental disorders. It is a normal physiological process that

Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia
November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of an Adult Patient with Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: A case report

by Cecilia Aragon DDS, MS, FRCD(c), FACP

Background: Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a genetic condition characterized by abnormal development of two or more structures of the ectoderm. HED is the most common form of ectodermal dysplasia, and is characterised by the cardinal features of hypohidrosis (due

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Restorative Treatment Following Canine Substitution for Maxillary Lateral Incisor Agenesis: A Case Report

by Naheed Janmohamed, DMD

Introduction Aesthetic dilemmas created by congenitally missing teeth in the maxillary anterior segment pose a challenge for dentists not only in achieving harmony between hard and soft tissues but also in producing a conservative and functional result. Maxillary lateral incisors

November 10, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

The Strategic Use of Compromised Teeth/Tooth Roots to Help Serve as Abutments for a Fixed Provisional Prosthesis During Implant Reconstruction

by Domenic Belcastro, DDS

Convenient Engineering’, a term coined by Michael Cohen ‘Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning, Quint Dec. 2011’, states that “while planning cases on ‘auto-pilot’ may save time and money and may be compatible with both the wishes of the dentist and the patient,

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

The Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient Care: Two Case Reports

by Neena L. D’Souza, BDS, MDS, Dip. (Prostho), MSc, FRCD, GCSRT (Harvard); Girish S. Deshpande, BDS, MDS (Ortho), FRCD

Abstract Patients present to us dental professionals with complex restorative problems seeking our help. These problems often do not have straight forward solutions. A seemingly innocuous restoration such as a crown is often complicated by problems such as inadequate tooth

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Alternative Verification Jig for the Assessment of Mandibular Flexure

by Jonathan C Wong B.Sc, D.D.S, F.R.C.D(C)

PATIENT: M, Age: 62, ASA II (pharmacological management of hypertension and high cholesterol). CHIEF COMPLAINT: Patient presented for the fabrication of a mandibular implant supported fixed prosthesis, with implants having been placed 6 months ago.Advertisement CLINICAL FINDINGS: Maxillary arch contained

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Provisional Restorations in Fixed Prosthodontics: An Essential Step for Success

by Oliver Pin-Harry, DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), FACP

Introduction Provisional restorations, by definition, have a limited lifespan of utilization in fixed prosthodontic treatments. They have alternatively been referred to as “interim” or “transitional” restorations. Some clinicians and patients alike, may be tempted to minimize and devalue their importance

November 10, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Solutions for Stress-Induced Bruxism: You Can’t Treat Patient Anxiety, But New Technology Can Help You Treat Its Symptoms

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Of all the ways that COVID-19 is rewriting our expectations for this year, new safety protocols tend to grab the most headlines. There is a story that doesn’t grab the “front page” as often, but is quietly making its way

November 12, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation: Parafunctional Problems And Solutions

by Brian Freund, BSc, DDS, MD, FRCD(C); Steven Bongard, DDS; John P. Zarb, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Carter Jones

As dentists, we all understand that good teeth and a beautiful smile are more than just symbols of health and success. The direct and indirect relationships between oral health and general health have been extensively investigated. There is now compelling

November 12, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Oral Rehabilitation Of Two Patients With Amelogenesis Imperfecta

by Cecilia Aragon, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), FACP

Background Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a rare genetically determined defect in enamel mineralization with a prevalence between 1:14,000 and 1:70.1,2 AI is caused by mutations in the genes AMELX, ENAM, or MMP20. These genes are responsible for making the proteins

November 12, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Bone Augmentation Prior To Implant Placement: A Review And Case Report

by Mehdi Garashi, DDS, MS; Kristen Diaz, DMD; Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA; FACD, FICD Diana Bronstein, DDS, MS, MS, FICOI, DICOI, DAAP

There is no doubt that the advent of dental implants has revolutionized the field of dental medicine. With the ability to esthetically and functionally replace single teeth or act as abutments for dentures, implants show not only versatility in application,

November 12, 2019 Feature ImplantologyMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Final Molar In One Day: Digital Implant Therapy Utilizing Current Technology

by Bobby Birdi, DMD, MS, FRCDC, FACP, DABP; Faraj Edher, DMD, MS, FRCDC; Ron Zokol, DMD, DABOI, FICOI, FACD; Sundeep Rawal, DMD; Sajid Jivraj, BDS, MSEd

Single molar tooth replacement is still the hallmark of dental implantology today, and this may continue for many years to come. As a result, numerous implant designs and various restorative solutions have come and gone through the evolution this type

November 12, 2019 Feature DentistryOral HealthProsthodontics

Patient-Centred Approach To Dentistry: Essential. Inevitable. Achievable

by John P. Zarb, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Michelle Ryckman; Steve Bongard, DDS; David Powell, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Aclinical career in dentistry provides a multitude of experiences that consolidate what we learn during our formal training. As clinicians, we have the privilege of taking care of our patient family. This is an honour we don’t take lightly.

November 12, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Non-Syndromic Oligodontia: A Case Report

by Ming-Yi Chou, BSc, DDS, MS, Cert Prostho, FRCD(C)

Dental agenesis, the congenital absence of one or more teeth, is the most common developmental anomaly in humans and appears in 2.2-10% of the general population.1 The majority of cases are genetic in origin. In literature, congenital tooth agenesis can

fixed implant
November 12, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Transition From A Removable To A Fixed Implant-Supported Prosthesis: A Case Report

by Elahe Behrooz, DDS, MBA, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); David Chvartszaid, DDS, MSc (Prostho), MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Abstract Incorporation of dental implants to support fixed and removable prostheses is an effective treatment modality for edentulous patients that provides enhanced patient function, comfort and overall quality of life in comparison to a conventional complete removable prosthesis. Both fixed

Porcelain Veneers
November 12, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Setting The Stage For Porcelain Veneers – Joints, Orthodontics And Periodontics

by Camila Caro, DDS, Dip Ortho, MSc (ORTHO), FRCD(C); Bruce Freeman, DDS, DOrtho, MSc; Andrea Johnstone, BSc (Hons), DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C); Bradley Lands, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C); Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), FACP

Aesthetic dentistry is not just about beautiful restorations. Careful diagnosis and interdisciplinary planning are required for predictable treatment outcomes that will satisfy the patient and stand the test of time. Prior to restorative treatment, the temporomandibular joints, face and smile

Evidence Based Dentistry
November 12, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

“Bridging The Gap”

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

Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD) may be defined as a process which combines “the best available scientific evidence and the clinical expertise of dentists with the patient needs and preferences in order to serve as the foundation for clinical dental care”.

October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontologyProsthodontics

Periodontal And Prosthodontic Management Of Class III Malocclusion: A Case Report

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Tudor Dabuleanu, DDS

Introduction Modern implant dentistry has been shown to yield excellent well-documented long-term results, with 10-year success and survival rates above 95%.1 Dentists now have the choice of using an array of preoperative planning tools, both conventional and computer-aided, to help