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June 2018


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June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Early Identification and Aggressive Intervention Improve Survival in Necrotizing Head and Neck Infections

by Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

NOTE: GRAPHIC IMAGES Introduction Necrotizing soft tissue infections of the head and neck constitute a small proportion of all head and neck infections, but have significant morbidity and historically mortality rates of up to 50%. 1-4 Necrotizing infections may be

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Correction of Temporomandibular Ankylosis

by Johan P. Reyneke, BChD, MChD, FCMFOS, PhD; Carlo Ferretti, BDS, MDent, FCD(SA)MFOS

Trauma to the mandibular condyle or infection in the temporomandibular joint (e.g. septicaemia or chronic mastoiditis) in a paediatric patient can have a marked impact on facial development, particularly in the small percentage of patients that develop ankylosis. Ankylosis implies

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Development of a Rare Deep Temporal Space Hematoma Secondary to Blunt Facial Trauma in a Pediatric Patient

by Johnson Cheung, BMSc, MSc, DDS; Bradley Fisher, BMedSc, MSc, DDS, MD; Benjamin Davis, DDS, BSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Ahematoma is an abnormal collection of blood outside of a vessel that is still confined within a tissue space. A common cause of a hematoma is traumatic injury to a blood vessel wall. The location of the blood accumulation

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Lingual Nerve Injury: Surgical Anatomy and Management

by Yasser Alali, DDS MSc (candidate); Harshdeep Mangat, BSc, MD, DMD, MSc; Marco F. Caminiti, BSc, DDS, Med, FRCD(C)

Introduction The Lingual nerve (LN) is a branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve (V3) that is responsible for general somatic afferent (sensory) innervation. It supplies the mucous membranes of the mandibular lingual gingiva, floor of the mouth

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Aesthetic Crown and Bridge Restorations Using a Fully Digital Workflow

by Marc Mollot, BSc, DMD

Introduction: The Digital Revolution in Dentistry Whether or not a clinician is working under the model of an in-house chairside milling solution or a more traditional lab-based relationship, digital scanner capture for crown and bridge restorations offers significant advantages over

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How Ransomware and Data Theft will Change the Face of Dentistry

by Ian Furst, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Ian Thornton-Trump, CD, CEH, CNDA, CSA

If you have never heard of the Wannacry virus, it’s a story you need to know. On March 14, 2017, Microsoft issued a patch for a flaw in their operating system. A flaw that could allow a malicious actor to

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The Role of the Dentist in Recognizing Orbital and Ocular Trauma

by Matthew D. Morrison, DMD, MD, MSc; Henry J. Lapointe, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C); Jerrald E. Armstrong, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction General dentists and dental specialists alike are often called upon by Emergency Department (ED) physicians to assess patients with dental injuries and concomitant maxillofacial trauma. Whether the assessment occurs in the ED, the hospital ward, or the private dental

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State-Of-The-Art Geriatric Dental Centre Now Part of Baycrest Campus

by Oral Health

 As part of a recent centennial celebration, Baycrest revealed the latest donor-funded renovations and new spaces on campus, created to better serve the aging population. Among these spaces is the new Alpha Omega Dental Centre for Geriatric Care, a dental

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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 4, 2018 Feature EditorialOral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Wisdom Tooth Removal: 25 Years Smarter?

by Dr. Tim Sands, Dr. Bruce Pynn

In 1993, we wrote an editorial for Oral Health entitled “Wisdom Teeth: To Extract or Not?” and our accompanying two-part review on the current concepts and controversies involving third molar surgery. The articles provided a discussion of the indications for