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June 10, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthOral Surgery

Optimal Canal Disinfection: Concepts, Materials And Evidence-Based Protocols

by Richard Mounce, DDS; David McCarty, DDS

Canal disinfection, controlled memory nickel titanium, CBCT imaging, surgical microscopes, among other advances, have changed the clinical practice of endodontics dramatically in the past 20 years. CBCT provides a three-dimensional pre-operative guide to canal anatomy, which is subsequently interpreted through

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Management of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery

by Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, BDS, MSc, PhD; Jordan Prince, BSc, DDS; Yasser Alali, DDS; Marco F. Caminiti, DDS, MEd, FRCD(C) (OMFS)

Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. OSA has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates as well as decreased quality-of-life. Certain patients with

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Maxillofacial Hardware – A Review Of Techniques And Radiographic Appearance For The General Practitioner

by Nadir Elias, Iain A. Nish, Bruce R. Pynn

The general dentist may often encounter patients that have undergone maxillofacial surgery at some point in the past. These patients may present with findings that include the presence of fixation hardware that is placed during surgical procedures. This hardware may

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

The MINIETM Laser Extraction – A Novel Approach To Removal Of Teeth!

by Preety Desai, BSc, DDS, Dip. Periodontics, MSc Laser Dentistry

Introduction Dentists are bombarded with numerous products from our dental suppliers’ trying to sell us on the fantasy of an “atraumatic tooth extraction”, promising to improve on what we were taught in dental school. This is all in an effort

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Implant Surgery With Robotic Guidance – Digital Workflows For Patient Care

by Bao-Thy N. Grant, DDS

Dental implant therapy has made progress toward a truly digital workflow via cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging and fabricated physical guides.1,2 The latest development, however, toward an ultimately digital implant therapy workflow is robotic assistance. Robotic assistance has spread

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Temporal Space Abscess Misdiagnosed As Temporal Arteritis: A Case Report

by Gordon B. Wong, BSc, BEd, MSc, DDS, Dip. Oral Surg., MRCD(C), Bed

Introduction Temporal space abscesses are rare deep neck infections1 that can easily create challenges in diagnosis. Early presenting symptoms of persistent and unrelenting facial pain and trismus have been misdiagnosed as temporomandibular joint dysfunction,2,3,4,5 parotitis,2,3,5,6 trigeminal neuralgia5,7 and diabetic neuropathy

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Metastatic Colorectal And Lung Adenocarcinoma To The Oral Cavity: A Report Of Two Cases

by Johnson Cheung, DDS, MSc, BMSc; Nicholas Emanuele, DDS, BBA; Amy Suhr, DDS, BA, Diplomate ABOMS; Guy Barzan, DDS, MD, MSc; Martin Bullock, MD; Chad Robertson, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Metastatic dissemination to the jaws and oral cavity is a rare phenomenon for the natural course and progression of cancer. Amongst all oral malignancies, metastatic tumors account for only 1% of cases.1 However, in up to 25% of cases,

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Vigilance Is Subject To Fatigue

by Kevin McCann

From 30 May until 1 June 2019, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons from across Canada will convene in Calgary, AB for the 66th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS). The meeting is an excellent

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – What is That?

by Bruce R. Pynn

The Internationally recognized specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) has its historic origins through innovations arising from the care of the wounded in theatres of global conflict. The combined skills of Medicine and Dentistry that were acquired through these

June 1, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Paid Newly Named dentalcorp Simulation Lab: A Training Ground for Oral Health Care Professionals

by Cheryl Bell, Dal News

On Wednesday, April 24, the Faculty of Dentistry’s simulation lab was officially named in recognition of a $1 million gift from dentalcorp, Canada’s leading network of dental clinics. Four executives from Toronto-based dentalcorp were present for the naming, including CEO

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Dental Practice Internet Marketing Strategies, Boost It Up!

by Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle

There was once a time when TV/radio commercials, billboards, and newspaper ads are your best shots at drawing attention towards your dental practice. But oh how time flies. LED screens now hang in places where billboards used to be. Even

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Ethical Ways To Gain Favorable Online Reviews For Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

They say that doctors serve a noble profession. Their hard work is truly rewarding when they receive appreciation from a satisfied patient. This is not just a self-fulfilling exercise. If your patient is happy, it also means that they feel

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Addressing Your Mean Team

by Sue Jeffries, RDH, BSDH

Has your “dream team” become a “mean team”? If so, why should you care? Beginning with the obvious, the cohesiveness of your team drives efficiency, staff and patient retention, as well as profitability. If you have a known bully on

May 29, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice Management

Dr. Neil J. Gajjar’s Dental Office

by Shannon Benjamin & Pooja Patel

When the idea to expand our practice from six operatories to 12 was only a blueprint, designing details according to modern day environmental impacts were favoured. Reducing our carbon footprint while maintaining a fast paced and comfortable clinic for our

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Read This Before Going “Paperless”

by Alex Zlatin

For years now, the word “paperless” has been an ongoing fad in the entire dental industry. It seems like everyone is “going paperless” and everywhere you read about it, the recommendations are always to do it. Well, it is about

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Work Smarter, Not Harder

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Do you drag yourself to work and find it hard to be motivated once you arrive? Do you become irritable or impatient with employees or patients? Do you lack the energy to remain productive throughout the day? These could be

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Gut Healthy Chairside Conversations

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Want to add some variety to your chairside conversations? Would you like to share cutting edge scientific findings with your patients? Would you like to be seen as a person of influence with a broad knowledge of nutrition and healthy

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

10% Carbamide Peroxide: A Gateway To Oral And Overall Health

by Susan Woodley, DH, RDH, Practice Consultant at dentalcorp

Many dental hygienists, including myself, say they entered this profession to assist clients in developing and maintaining healthy beautiful smiles. It is widely accepted that whitening gels play a significant role in developing those beautiful smiles. According to research from

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Biofilm Conquered: Glycine Powder To The Rescue!

by Nancy Miller, RDH, BA

Toxic biofilm is enemy number one when it comes to dental diseases. It lurks in a patient’s mouth above and below the gum line. It clings to natural teeth, restorative work, gingival tissue and the tongue, implants and orthodontic appliances.

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

How YouTube Has Made Me A Better Hygienist

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

Some people look to YouTube for educational videos and others look for entertainment. When you think of YouTube, what is your first instinct? Have you ever thought that YouTube could make you a better clinician? I write articles from a