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July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall Health

Caring for Your Back in Dentistry

by Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Whether you’re a dentist, dental hygienist or assistant, you work in a fabulous profession! Dental professionals take care of people for a living, our industry is relatively recession-proof and the dental field enjoys a well-deserved prestige. While clinical practice can

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July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Implementation of IPAC Standards Through Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA

Infection prevention and control (IPAC) has never been discussed or read about more until now. The pandemic, caused by COVID-19, is having a devastating impact on our world. Will you and your staff carry on business as usual when you

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Ending the Employment Relationship

by Amber Weber & David Harris, Prosperident

No employment relationship lasts forever. Sometimes, employees leave of their own volition. People find other jobs, retire, or pass away. At other times, the employee is fired because they are incompetent, unmotivated or a thief. There can be sizeable financial

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry is Back! RE-flect and RE-learn to RE-build

by Lisa Philp RDH, Chief Visionary Officer and founder of TGNA

Dentistry is finally back after a historical and unprecedented shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transitions Group, whose mission was to remain open as an essential service to support dentistry through this pandemic, lived it for 100 days and nights

July 31, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Floss Dentistry

by Floss Dentistry

The first new dental clinic build for Dr. Nathaniel Wong, Floss Dentistry, is an extension of his passion for his craft, the ongoing technological advances in dentistry fused with high design. Located in the new community of Chappelle in Southwest

July 31, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Developing a Post-Pandemic Marketing Plan

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

As the COVID-19 curve flattens, communities across North America are cautiously lifting restrictions, and health services are among the first to resume in most regions. Odds are, your dental practice recently reopened, or you are preparing to do so soon.

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Courageously Facing The Challenge Ahead

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney, CEO of Unleashing Influence & Unleashing Dentistry’s Potential

Everyone will go through trying times – often alone. For the first time in many of our lives, we are collectively going through the same trying time – together. It has been fascinating to watch reactions to the evolving COVID-19

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July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyEditorialMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthProduct Report

Following the Money

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD

COVID-19 (the SARS-CoV-2 virus originating in Wuhan, China) has devastated the world. By July 2020, more than 11 million cases worldwide resulted in over 500,00 deaths. Untold misery, families shattered, businesses shuttered. Canadian dentists have faced practice- and career-threatening disruptions

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July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Bioactivity: Why Should I Care?

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

Dental clinicians are primary oral care providers, focused on optimal health outcomes for their patients. The progression of oral disease is multifactorial and can present a downward spiral if left unchecked. This is not inevitable, however, if there is a

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July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Plant Based Bioflavonoids: Preventing Common Colds, Influenza and Other Respiratory Infections

by Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD

We are in the midst, or hopefully the tail end, of the worst pandemic most of us have experienced during our lifetimes. The common cold (and more severe respiratory diseases and disorders) are caused by certain respiratory viruses: Parainfluenza Viruses,

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July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Minimal Invasive Prosthetic Procedures (MIPP) in Full Mouth Rehabilitation

by Florin Lazarescu, DDS, FSSER, FIADFE, FASDA

The severely worn dentition is one of the most challenging circumstances for oral rehabilitation. Due to severe dental abrasion, the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) is decreased, dentinal surfaces are exposed, and there is a lack of functional occlusion. Functional

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Simplified Chairside Restorations: Scan and Fill with Rayo 3DToothFill

by Pirkko-Liisa Tarvonen, DDS, PhD; Kirsi Sipila, DDS, PhD; Kenneth Tarvonen, M.Sc. (Econ.); Reijo Lappalainen, PhD

Dental Caries as a Disease Oral diseases have negative consequences on the overall health and well-being of individuals. Concurrently, they form one of the major public health challenges globally.1 The Global Burden of Disease Study (2016) found dental caries in

July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Robotically-Guided Dental Implant Placement: Extending Surgical Expertise

by Ryaz Ansari, DDS

Successful dental implant surgery and subsequent prosthetic restoration require careful consideration and precise execution, whether replacing a single tooth or rehabilitating a full arch. Successful implants can function reliably for many years, effectively replacing natural teeth. Poorly positioned implants, on

July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Positioning Digital Impression Technology in Today’s Dental Practice

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD, FIADFE, FASDA

Introduction: Masterful Final Impressions The excellence and marginal fit of definitive laboratory restorations can only be as good as the master dies and impressions from which they are created. The precision of the master impression cannot be compromised. Marginal detail

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Bad Bounces and Broken Teeth: Treating Sports-Related Dental Injury

by Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASD, FASDA, FICD, ABAD

Many dental patients lead active lifestyles and their participation in athletic activities of all types continues to rise. The driving factor seems to be a societal focus on wellness, nutrition, and health. One study found considerable consistency across both sport

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Marginal Gaps of Porcelain Crowns by Manufacturing Technique: A Literature Survey

by Fernanda Zegarra, DDS

Introduction Over the past 40 years, dental ceramics have evolved dramatically. Ceramics are defined as non-metallic, inorganic materials manufactured by heating crystals at high temperatures. They are widely used for dental prosthetic treatments because their high resistance to compression and

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Maximize Your Online Presence, Minimize Your Stress

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

Experts offer advice to navigate the ever-changing “best practices” in marketing to potential patients. When evaluating the latest cone beam unit, caries detection device or milling machine – these innovations come down to whether they are the right choice for

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July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthTooth whitening

Tooth Whitening and Sealing: An Innovative Concept for the Retention of Destaining Results

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD; Fay Goldstep, DDS, BSc, FIADFE, FASDA; Edward Lynch, PhD, Lond, MA, BDentSc, TCD, FDSRCSEd, FIADFE, FDSRCSLond, FASDA, FACD, Specialist in Endodontics, Specialist in Prosthodontics, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry; and Patrick C. Hardigan, PhD, MBA, BS.

Two studies were undertaken to evaluate the retention of tooth whiteness, both objective and subjective, and the perceived smoothness of the treated tooth surfaces with a single application of an innovative product that incorporates both a tooth whitening gel and

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

ART (Atraumatic Restorative Treatment): Modified for Dental Clinics During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic and Beyond…Using Biodentine

by Mark Roettger, DDS

Introduction: December 31, 2019: Chinese medical authorities announced a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology. January 9, 2020: The Chinese Center for Disease Control reported that a novel coronavirus was the causative agent. February 10, 2020: The virus and

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Repairing Severe Damage in the Esthetic Zone: A Case Report

by Gerald Rudick DDS, FAAID, FICOI, Ms. Arta Prenga

Various methods can be used to repair alveolar defects including autogenous, allogenic, xenogenic, and alloplastic graft materials, as well as guided bone regeneration.2 Among these, autogenous bone grafts are the gold standard for bone grafting. For this patient, a very