Oral Health Group

November 2017

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December 12, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Your Perception Is Your Reality

by Jillian Cecchini, Assistant Editor

I am not a dentist. I am not a dental hygienist. Admittedly, I never had the desire to learn about the importance of our teeth. I am not an expert, nor will I ever be when it comes to dentistry,

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Hand Ergonomics in Dentistry

by Patty Taylor, RN, BA

Ergonomics refers to the interaction between a human’s musculoskeletal system and his or her workspace. Studies show that various job functions performed by dental professionals expose them to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The Effects of Hand Fatigue Hand

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Kissing Mandibular Teeth An Unexpected Radiological Finding

by Dr. Hans Ulrich Brauer & Dr. Bruce Pynn

Introduction Kissing teeth are extremely rare incidental radiological findings. Only very few cases have been reported in the literature. Kissing mandibular teeth can be divided into kissing molars (KM) and kissing canines (KC). Kissing Molars KM are impacted permanent molars

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Dentistry Must Engage with Multi-Generational Patients

by Lisa Philp

Dentistry is a “people business” that serves a broad spectrum of age demographics that span multiple generations – from the millennials to the Gen X to the boomers, silent generation and so on. It’s well-known that there are significant generational

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Is It Really Periodontal Disease?

by Irene M. Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

I think we can all agree that we have acquired newfound knowledge since graduating Dental Hygiene School. For myself, a 2007 graduate I can attest to the wealth of knowledge I have ascertained moving from working environment to working environment. New

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared

by Michael F. Myers, MD

Every day, we know doctors save lives. But you may not know that each day in the United States, a doctor dies by suicide. The common thread in nearly every one of those cases: a struggle with mental illness. While

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

by Dr. Steven Lin

Modern dental health is a disaster zone. We are in the midst of an orthodontia epidemic. Four million U.S. kids need braces and 10 million need wisdom teeth extractions. Gum disease affects half of all U.S. adults, tooth decay is

November 15, 2017 Feature

A Review of Implant Screw Fractures: Their Causes and Methods of Retrieval

by Beatrice Leung, DDS, MPH, Cert Pros, FRCD(C), FACP

Figure 1 Figure 2 Dental implants have been the treatment solutions for replacing missing teeth for many years. Their use has been well documented and accepted as a predictable method for teeth replacement.1,2 With the increasing use of dental implants

November 9, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Minimally Invasive Rehabilitation: A Case Study

by Dr. N. Sassi

Abstract Traditionally, full-crown coverage is indicated when doing a full-mouth rehabilitation. Clinicians did not have many other ways to tackle cases of advanced eroded and/or worn down dentition until the improvement of adhesive dentistry was able to meet the requirements

November 9, 2017 Feature

“The High-Risk Patient”

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

It’s Monday morning, time to review your patients for the day with the rest of your team. As you go through your schedule everything seems uneventful until you recognize the name of the 3 p.m. patient. It’s Mr./Mrs. PITA. This

November 9, 2017 Feature

Remembering Dr. James Kerr

by Oral Health Group

November 20th, 1930 – October 2nd, 2017 By far, the most difficult page we have ever assembled for Oral Health. We celebrate our Editorial Board Chairman, Dr. James Kerr. Jim led a full and large life, which cannot be contained

November 9, 2017 Feature

Clinicians Guide for Post-Extraction Preservation of the Alveolar Socket: A Review

by Diana Bronstein, DDS, MS, MS; Mehdi Garashi, DDS; Denae Rushing, BS; John B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

Introduction Extractions & Ridge Atrophy Alveolar ridge atrophy and morphological changes subsequent to exodontia have been extensively investigated and the pathophysiology is now well understood.1 Loss of bone support in the alveolar ridges posses a great challenge for dental restorative

November 9, 2017 Feature

Feldspathic Porcelain Veneers: Teamwork Between Prosthodontist and Orthodontist

by Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C), FACP; Nima Mir, BSc (Hon), DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Communication amongst clinicians in interdisciplinary cases is crucial for proper orchestration and execution of procedures. Careful diagnosis and treatment planning is required for successful outcome.The clinician must examine the face and the smile comprehensively to diagnose the problems. There is

November 9, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

All-on-“X”: Final Fixed Prosthetic Options for Full Arch Implant Cases

by Dr. Natalie Wong

Introduction When discussing a full arch fixed implant solution with patients, clinicians spend a considerable amount of time and attention on planning the surgical aspects of the case, the transitional prosthesis and the final full arch restoration. Previous articles by

November 9, 2017 Feature

Today’s Dental Implant Therapy: Digital Technology & Restorative Innovations

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

Dental implant therapy has advanced remarkably in the last decade with new innovations on both surgical and prosthetic fronts. New techniques, materials, and modalities have been developed, but the most important development has been the refinement and utilization of digital

November 9, 2017 Feature

Digital Solution For The Dental Practice: Making a Lasting “Digital” Impression

by Mark Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C); Michael Wang, Laboratory Associate; Julia Hang, Laboratory Associate

What Is Digital Solution and Why Should I Integrate It Into My Dental Practice? The need to implement a digital solution in today’s age has become ever more apparent with our society’s desire to be on the cutting edge. You