Oral Health Group

Topic
Viewpoint

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

Root Cause Netflix Movie: Fighting Mythical FIRE, with Scientific FACT

by Gary Glassman, Chief Dental Officer, dentalcorp; Ian Watson, DDS, MScD, FRCD(C)

It has often been said that to bring attention to a controversial matter simply affirms its existence, memorializes it and gives it credibility. The corollary is to ignore it and allow wrong and negligent statements to pass as science. Instead

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

Safer Implant Treatment

by Emil Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Knowledge is forever advancing. In my early days when my computer froze, I used to think “What did I do wrong now.” Today I think “What is wrong with this computer!” No, it’s not always the clinician that is to

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

RCDSO Mandatory PET exam and Mandatory Category 1 Con Ed requirements. Why Not?

by Brian W. Eckert, Bsc, DDS, Ottawa

In 2013 the RCDSO introduced the mandatory Practice Enhancement Tool (PET) for licenced Ontario dentist to be exercised every five years: “a computer based self-assessment program … that allows members to evaluate and assess their practice, knowledge, skill and judgement”.

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral HealthViewpoint

CAOMS Update

by Catherine Dale, Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

The Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS) is a not-for-profit organization that serves the needs of hundreds of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons across Canada. It is designed to support the ongoing practise requirements of OMFS and ensure that

June 5, 2017 Feature Oral SurgeryViewpoint

CAOMS, An Acronym: What’s In It?

by Dr. Pierre Eric Landry

It behooves me to talk about CAOMS as a recently appointed executive director to the organization. Let me first mention I’ll be as excited as uncomfortable trying to walk in shoes quite larger in size than my small footprint. So

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthViewpoint

Dental Tourism: Caveat Emptor

by Dr. Joel Fransen

Many of our patients are attracted to the allure of cheaper dental treatment abroad. Tooth #36 in the accompanying radiograph (Fig. 1) and photo (Fig. 2) is an example of such a case. Unfortunately in this case, almost every possible

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthViewpoint

White to Black

by Jordan Soll, BSc (Hon.), DDS, Dip. ABAD

“If you look you up the word experience in the dictionary, it says see mistakes” and at 60 years old you, feel that you have mastered a lot over the years. Consequently, at this stage in life most of us

June 3, 2016 Feature DentistryOral and Maxillofacial SurgeryViewpoint

I NEED HELP…

by Marco Caminiti, DDS, MEd, FRCD(C), Assistant Professor, University of Toronto; President, Ontario Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

I suffer from a metacognitive inability known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. I was working with a keen and knowledgeable intern who was suturing a wound in the posterior maxilla. Now, it was a rather difficult area but I gave the

February 3, 2016 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDentistryViewpoint

Viewpoint: The Creative Destruction of Medical Histories

by Dr. Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Anaes.

The term “creative destruction” was coined by Joseph Schumpeter in 1942.1 Schumpeter was an economist who was commenting on how capitalism evolves. Creative destruction in its original form refers to industrial mutations that revolutionize economic structures from within, creating a