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April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
April 12, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryFinancesOHGdataPractice management

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: A Financial Vaccine With a 90% Success Rate

by Oral Health

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 shutdown the world. The closures left many dentists uncertain about their future and finances. In response, the government introduced several financial vaccines, including the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), Canada Emergency Commercial Rent

April 12, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: Take a Shot

by Dr. P. Markle, Toronto

It would seem that the roll-out of vaccine to combat COVID-19 in Ontario and indeed Canada is lagging behind other jurisdictions. Now that the vaccines are becoming more available, the next step is how to deliver them quickly and safely

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryDental TechnologyOral Health

Optimizing Communication Using Digital and Analog Technology with Monolithic Restorative Solutions

by Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT

The speed of advancement in the world of digital technology has made a tremendous impact in dentistry. The way we look at this advancement is quite important. With the influx of artificial intelligence powered robots, robots may perhaps augment humans

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

A Digital Workflow to Improve the Single-Unit Anterior Implant Success

by Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract The anterior single unit implant can present a challenging dilemma to both the restorative dentist and the surgeon. Several factors may present that can adversely affect the final restorative outcome of cases such as these. Appropriate planning and execution

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

3D Printing in Your Office: Better Outcomes in Minimal Time

by Susan McMahon, DMD, AAACD; Alexis Kuzemchak, Dental Student Class of 2025

Increasingly, more dental professionals are embracing digital dentistry and the technologies that accompany it. Pivoting to digital dentistry streamlines many processes while increasing convenience, comfort, and creating better clinical outcomes for patients and practitioners alike. With the inevitable march of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Case Study: Begin With the End in Mind – From Wax to Composite

by W. Johnston Rowe, Jr. DDS, AAACD

Introduction For many dental students the first-year class focused on Dental Anatomy and Morphology is their initial “real” introduction to a life-long, in-depth professional relationship with teeth. While the lecture portion of the course may closely resemble the format of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Responsible Aesthetics with Severe Discolouration: How Can Digital Help Us?

by Sunny Virdi, DMD; Murad Zaman, DMD; Amarjit Rihal, DDS

New opportunities are one of the many reasons people immigrate from Canada from all over the world. The same is true for our patient who arrived in Winnipeg in 2013 from Adama (formerly Nazareth), Ethiopia. This 37-year-old female was seen

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Immediate Replacement of an Infected Incisor – A 15-Year Follow-Up: A Case Report

by Axel Wöst, DMD

Immediate restoration of teeth that are not worth preserving, with implants in the aesthetically demanding anterior region, is a challenge in everyday practice. The case study described here shows an immediate implantation to replace the right upper incisor with persistent

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

Simplifying Anterior Restorations in Aesthetic Implant Dentistry

by Jose Viquez, DDS, Cert. Prostho.; FRCD(C)

The dental implant is a prosthetic device delivered through a surgical process. It allows clinicians to replace one or multiple missing teeth without damaging the remaining dentition. Many attempts have been made in the literature to define the success, failure,

Digital models were calibrated with the patient’s facial photographs ensuring the digital wax-up appropriately addressed all areas of visual tension. Facial flow analysis was completed ensuring the teeth sat in harmony within the patients face.
April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Management of Multiple Diastemas with Indirect Restorations

by Bharat Agrawal, MSc AesDent

With rapid progression in the science of restorative dentistry, particularly since the advent of ‘adhesive’ techniques, it is irrefutable that the demand and interest in cosmetic restorations has increased both from dentists and patients alike. Numerous materials and techniques are

April 12, 2021 Feature Oral Health

ODA Annual Spring Meeting 2021

by Oral Health

It is that time again! Time to take a look at what we can expect from the upcoming Ontario Dental Association’s Annual Spring Meeting. ASM21 will begin on Thursday, May 6 and complete on Saturday, May 8. This year, the

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryInnovations in dentistryNew TechnologiesOral Health

Logged On For Online Learning: COVID-19 Supercharged Industry Adoption of Digital Education, But is the Trend Here to Stay?

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

Being asked to quarantine throughout much of 2020 reshaped much of our common life together, including how we as clinicians pursue continuing education. As we all continue the transition out of “crisis mode” toward the “new normal,” I wanted to

5 Common Pitfalls of Patient Privacy
April 1, 2021 Feature Computer softwareDental TeamOral Health OfficePractice managementPrivacy issuesTechnology

5 Common Pitfalls of Patient Privacy

by Julian Perez, Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance, dentalcorp

The original Hippocratic Oath, one of the oldest binding documents in history, dates back to the fourth century B.C. A 1943 translation of the Oath reads, “What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of

Creative Marketing
April 1, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Creative Marketing to Expand Your Practice

by Janice Wheeler, The Art Of Management Inc.

This past year has been the true test for many practices as to their efficiency, organization and marketing skills. Most survived. Many survived well. Some are still working on it. What is the biggest secret to flourishing and prospering against

Practice Management Software
April 1, 2021 Feature Computer softwareOral Health OfficePractice managementTechnology

Breathe New Life into Your Practice Management Software – Part 2

by David Rajczak, DJR Consulting

Part 2 – A Two Part Series Part 1 of this article introduced the benefits of several third-party software integrations. Part 2 continues by describing additional applications.Advertisement Recall management The most effective applications target overdue and inactive hygiene patients with

Aerosol Generating Procedures
April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

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

This article is based on a review of the literature, personal communications with heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) experts, building contractors as well as information obtained from regulatory bodies. The goal is to create awareness on how construction of

April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

Growing & Maintaining Your Practice Website

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

The day your dental website goes live is an exciting milestone. Everything has been approved, reviewed for errors and optimized for Google. However, the website is not finished. Why? Because a website is never finished. It needs to grow and

7 Key Distinctions That Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance
April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient ManagementPractice managementPractice Operations

7 Key Distinctions That Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance

by Dr. Paul Homoly

There are seven key distinctions that set the bar for consistently delivering an ideal new patient experience and increasing satisfaction, retention, and referrals. Making a “distinction” involves refining one’s thinking. Dentists are good at making clinical distinctions. For example, recognizing

April 1, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Canary Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story Canary Dental has a unique story consisting of a hardworking husband and wife team who overcame multiple challenges to build their vibrant dream practice. Dr. Komal Lamba is the principal dentist and co-owner. She is an