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November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneRadiology

Are You Taking Adequate Radiographs?

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

It’s important to keep radiation exposure as low as possible while still gathering the needed radiographic evidence. So how low is too low? The first thing that typically comes to mind when discussing imaging and the risk of exposure to

November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Oral Considerations for Athletes: From Rookie to Major League, or Novice to Olympian

by Beth Parkes, RDH, BSc, Vice President of rdhu

It would be safe to say, that to become truly remarkable at anything in this life takes a significant amount of effort. It takes routine, commitment, drive, and passion. The above description sounds to me like the makings of an

November 15, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Calm the Raging “Cs”

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

The “Cs” (or cytokines) are making headline news frequently. The most unfavourable outcomes in COVID-19 patients’ risk profile repeatedly directs our attention to an over-expression of immune response termed a “cytokine storm.” Today’s global research focuses on further understanding the

November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 10)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care. Once

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November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

The Tooth Fairy Gone Rogue

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP

Thousands applied, 10 were selected. Ready, set, BAKE! These three unassuming words are hovering over my head as I take part in Season 5 of “The Great Canadian Baking Show!” If you asked me what some of my favourite things

November 8, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

Knowledge in Life

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

Knowledge is defined as facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. According to Krathwohl (2002), knowledge can be categorized into four subtypes: factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive. It’s important to

November 8, 2021 Feature Chairside Chats

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Naveen Verma

by Oral Health

Dr. Naveen Verma  Co-CEO of Brush Dental Clinics, Toronto, Ontario How would you define or summarize your practice company philosophy? Our company philosophy has always been that satisfaction and success come with providing our patients an excellent experience. The patient

November 8, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryMental HealthOHGdata

Your Mental Health Matters

by Oral Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has given the dental industry an opportunity to discuss many topics, including the importance of mental health. During the Data Driven Dentistry survey last year, 21 percent of dentists responded that the one positive thing they could

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Risk Management Issues in Implant Dentistry

by Matthew Wilton

Implant dentistry can be profitable and challenging work for dentists. However, this area of dentistry is not without legal risks. Dental regulators across Canada look closely at implant complaints, because they may be concerned that some dentists chose implant dentistry

November 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

All-on-X: Contemporary Solutions to Old Challenges

by Oliver Pin-Harry, DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C), FACP; Michael Yang, Hon. BSc., DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C)

I. INTRODUCTION The prevalence of terminal dentitions and edentulism is undeniable. Predicted population studies and data have forecasted present findings.1 Edentulism (Fig. 1) is a recognized physical disability associated with multiple co-morbid health concerns including local, systemic, and psychological factors.2

November 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Alternative Verification Jig for the Assessment of Mandibular Flexure

by Jonathan C. Wong, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

PATIENT: M, Age: 62, ASA II (pharmacological management of hypertension and high cholesterol). CHIEF COMPLAINT: Patient presented for the fabrication of a mandibular implant supported fixed prosthesis, with implants having been placed 6 months ago.Advertisement CLINICAL FINDINGS: Maxillary arch had

November 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthetic Consideration and Treatment of a Patient with Ameloblastoma

by Beatrice Leung, DDS MPH Cert. Pros FRCD(C), FACP; Kristopher Lee, DDS, MD, FRCD(C)

Surgical Background and Treatment The patient is a 31 year old healthy gentlemen who presented to the oral surgery office with a 3 month history of a left mandibular swelling. He was evaluated by his dentist and the thought at

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Prognosis of Implants in Previously Failed Surgical Sites

by Neena L. D’Souza, BDS; MDS; Dip. (Prostho); MSc; FRCDC; Vinay M. Bhide, BSc; DDS; MSc. (Perio); FRCDC

Introduction Implant therapy has been shown to be predictable, effective and reliable for the replacement of missing teeth in edentulous and partially edentulous patients. Clinical evidence has demonstrated long-term (>10 years) survival rates up to 95% (Moraschini et al., 2015).

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

What is the Best Option to Rehabilitate the Edentulous Maxilla Using Dental Implants?

by Cecilia Aragon, DDS, MS, FRCD(c), FACP.

Maxillary implant prosthetic treatments may be considerably more difficult to accomplish when compared to the similar treatments for patients with edentulous mandibles due to many factors including bone quality, position of implants due to anatomical landmarks, need for grafting, prosthetic

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November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

An Alternative Prosthetic Design for Lower Full-Arch Implant Restorations

by Dr. Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C), FACP; Yuzo Matsumura, RDT, MDC

Replacing a full set of teeth with dental implants, especially in the mandible, has been well researched and is often a life-changing treatment for many patients. This treatment involves the extraction of failing teeth, immediate implant placement, immediate loading of

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Peri-implantitis: How to Reduce Risk and Manage Implant Failure?

by Miriam Ting, DMD, MS, Director; Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

Abstract Peri-implantitis can lead to implant failure. Strategies to reduce risks and treat peri-implantitis can manage implant failure and restore function. These strategies can be derived from information on peri-implantitis progression in patients, including prevalence, diagnostic and microbial findings, the

November 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

The Importance of Treatment Planning in Areas of Biomechanics and Soft Tissue Management Around Dental Implants

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS (Perio, India)

INTRODUCTION A sizeable number of the human population have either one or more teeth missing. Many current options are available to restore missing teeth but dental implants have become one of the most popular “go-to” treatment options to replacing missing

November 8, 2021 Feature Oral Health

X Marks the Spot: X-Guide Facilitates Just-in-Time Treatment Planning

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

Reading the description of X-Guide powered by DTX Studio reads like something from a sci-fi novel: “X-Guide is a dynamic 3D-navigation system that can become part of a streamlined workflow for same-day guided surgery. On the day of treatment, the

October 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Speaking Up About Safety Incidents: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

by Michelle Budd, D.D.S, Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp

With the colder weather approaching, I begin to think of the many times I’ve (quite literally) been on a slippery slope. Have you ever noticed that when we slip on ice, often the first thing we do is look around

Professional Conflicts
October 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient ManagementPractice management

Conflict Resolution: Navigating Professional Conflicts as a Dental Associate

by Josh Koziebrocki, LLB, BA (Hons)

Professional conflicts may arise when dental principals and dental associates disagree about processes in the dental clinic. These conflicts may have regulatory implications before the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO). In ideal circumstances, dental principals and dental