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January 7, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Data Driven Dentistry 2020: A Summary

by Oral Health

Oral Health is delighted to share a first look at part three of our Data Driven Dentistry series! Following the success of our first two comprehensive surveys and the valuable results that came from it, we chose to survey patients

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Management of Benign Odontogenic Lesions in the Paediatric Patient

by Marshall M. Freilich, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract The identification of lesions within the osseous structures in children is essential to ensure timely surgical intervention, and to minimize or correct hindrances to the development of a healthy dentition and bone structure. These lesions tend to present in

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Étude de cas : Présentation d’une Malformation Artérioveineuse à la Mandibule

by Mallory Laframboise, DMD; Audrey Lacombe, DMD

Résumé Les malformations artérioveineuses (MAV) sont des lésions vasculaires rares issues d’artères et de veines qui présentent des défauts structuraux d’origine congénitale. Leurs présentations clinique et radiographique particulières en rendent l’identification et le diagnostic complexes par les professionnels dentaires. Cette

Oral Health Editorial on Vaping
January 7, 2020 Feature Pediatric dentistry

Presentation of a Mandibular Arteriovenous Malformation: A Case Study Report

by Mallory Laframboise, DMD; Audrey Lacombe, DMD

Abstract Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare vascular lesions composed of arteries and veins with congenital structural defects. Their ambiguous clinical and radiographic presentations make their recognition and diagnosis challenging for dental professionals. A healthy 14-year-old male presented to The Hospital

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?
January 7, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?

by Gino Gizzarelli, BScPhm, DDS, MSc (Dental Anaesthesia)

Every day children of all ages are sedated or anaesthetized for dental treatment both in the hospital and more commonly now in the dental office. The use of physical restraint for a dental procedure in a child has largely been

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPediatric dentistry

Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Emel Arat, DDS, PhD (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Early orthodontic treatment refers to orthodontic intervention before the eruption of permanent dentition (except third molars) is complete.1 In orthodontic literature, the benefits of early orthodontic treatment have been a topic of much debate.2-10 Some clinicians may prefer to defer

Oral Health Editorial on Vaping
January 7, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Keep Calm and Don’t Vape

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc(Pedo), FRCDC

It is difficult these days to walk down the street and not have a cloud of smoke engulf your face from a nearby electronic vaping device. My first response to this occurrence is to hold my breath or attempt to

Leaders in Practice
January 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Paid Leaders in Practice Awards – Cast Your Votes Today!

by Leaders in Practice

Designed to recognize Excellence in Dentistry, the Leaders in Practice awards celebrate dental care professionals who are passionate about providing optimal patient care and making a difference in the lives of Canadians. The shortlist of up to 10 nominees in

mental health
January 3, 2020 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Winter Blues: Navigating Patients’ Loneliness

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp; Michelle Budd, DDS, Patient Safety Consultant at dentalcorp

It’s been said that there is no health without mental health—the truth of this statement is difficult to refute. Mental illness presents a serious barrier to receiving good health care and dental care is no exception. The enormity of this

financial planning
January 3, 2020 Feature Finances

Planning for the Next Decade, and Beyond

by Dr. Wilson Chen BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA

Happy New Year! Now that 2020 has arrived, it is a perfect time to reflect on the highlights of the past decade and plan for the future. I realize that planning is likely low on the list of fun things

January 3, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Braganza Periodontics

by Braganza Periodontics

Dr. Annabel Braganza had long envisioned moving her practice to a brand new space in her own new building in Peterborough, Ontario. Not only would this be a good investment in real estate, but it would afford her the luxury

marketing mistakes
January 3, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial mediaWebsites

How Not to Market Your Dental Practice: Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

There was a time not too long ago when dentists relied on word-of-mouth referrals. Marketing was virtually unheard of, as most people just went to the same local dental practice that their friends and family use. Oh, how times have

new year
January 3, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2020

by Dr. James Yacyshyn

Did you set any goals or New Year resolutions? Did you feel that by the time 2020 arrived you would have achieved or accomplished certain things? Have you reflected on why you have or haven’t succeeded? When the New Year

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Proactive Intervention Dentistry: Nurturing the Oral Environment

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

“Environment” is a real buzzword in the news today. Pollution, climate, sustainable, maintainable, crisis, emergency. Do we have control or not? One area where we as dental professionals have some control is the oral environment! We are the custodians of

December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

BOPT: For Sustainable Periodontal Health and Optimal Esthetics

by Stefano Conti, DDS

The challenge currently facing reconstructive dentistry is how to obtain excellent esthetic results while preserving the biological structures involved as much as possible. Today, the clinician and the technician have materials and procedures at their disposal which make it possible

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Neutrophils: Potential Culprits in Tooth Decay

by Russel Gitalis, BSc, MSc Candidate; Yoav Finer, DMD, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly all adults have dental caries at some point in time.1 Resin composite is the most used restorative material in dentistry;2 most resin composite restorations are placed due to secondary caries or recurrent caries

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Partial Extraction Therapy: An Approach to Preserve the Buccal Plate

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Haider Al-Waeli, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

Single dental implant placement immediately post extraction for the rehabilitation of esthetic areas is a predictable procedure characterized by high survival rates in the short and long terms.1,2 However, this is challenging to achieve as the restoration is required to

December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Case Study: Anterior Composite Rehabilitation: A Minimally Invasive Approach

by Peter Walford, DDS; Wayne Wright, DDS

Introduction Many patients present in their mid-forties with shortened anterior teeth. While not severe enough to warrant crown placement, early composite augmentation restores cuspid guidance and incisal length before wear destroys anterior teeth, flattens posterior cusps and exposes dentin generally

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Fibre Reinforcing Composite Resins

by Geoffrey Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

Many restorative procedures are limited by the relatively low fracture toughness of composite resins. Improving the fracture strength of these materials enables dentists to provide their patients with a possible alternative to indirect restorations that inevitably require further tissue preparation

December 10, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Guided Implantology: The SMART Guide

by Mark Antal, DMD, MSc, PhD; George Freedman, DDS, Dipl. ABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The tremendous proliferation of implant services worldwide has created a need for simplified and more predictable treatment guidance modalities. There are currently a number of surgical guide platforms available, but most systems are strictly limited to specific implant catalogues, typically