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October 13, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

Never Waste a Good Crisis: An Opportunity to Bounce Forward

by Dr. Peter Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA

Given the requirement for aerosol generating procedures to provide effective dental treatment, the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for all dental professionals. As leaders of our teams, dentists are used to being prepared for all sorts of emergencies. However,

October 13, 2020 Feature Gum DiseaseOral HealthPeriodontics

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Periodontal Disease: Is There a Link?

by Hannah E. Young, BKin, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD.

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? When young women experience infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles, it is quite common for them to receive a diagnosis of PCOS from their physician. PCOS affects 4-21% of reproductive age women and is the

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Demonstrating Resilience in a Professional Program During COVID-19: Top Five Pieces of Advice

by Meagan Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN; Jordan Mackenzie, BSc

The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected everyone in some way. The combination of stressors seems endless – the fear of contracting the virus, losing a job, losing a loved one, and increased workloads for front-line health care workers – just

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Prebiotics: Not Only For Gut Health?

by Carly A.R. Zanatta, BSc, ; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD

Our gut and oral cavity are home to the largest and second largest microbiomes, respectively, in the human body. Together, these microbiomes are intrinsically linked to our overall health in a complex relationship. While the presence of certain oral bacteria

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOverall HealthPeriodontics

The Mindful Dentist: How Incorporating This Simple Practice Can Help You Manage Stress, Improve Client Relationships and Feel Better Overall

by Madina Knight and Daniel Cordaro

Floss. Brush. Rinse. These simple instructions for healthy teeth seem easy enough. So why is it that only 4% of Canadians follow this dentist-recommended regimen? In a survey1 run by Crest and Oral B, most people cited fatigue and lack

autotransplantation
October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Use of a Three-Dimensional Printed Model for Autotransplanting a Maxillary Third Molar: A 3-Year Radiographic and Tomographic Follow-Up

by Dr. Felipe RestrepoDDS ; Dr. Paula Villa, DDS; Dr. David Arango, DDS; Jorge Vera, DDS, MEndod, PhD (Hon)

Abstract Tooth autotransplantation is defined as the surgical movement of a tooth from one alveolar socket to another in the same individual. It is a viable option to replace teeth lost or having a poor prognosis. The treatment plan included

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Malignant Transformation of an Odontogenic Cyst: Report of Two Cases

by Amanda Vincci Chiu DDS; Melanie Gilbert DMD, MSc; Nick Blanas DDS, MSc, FRCDC; Hagen B. E. Klieb DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Introduction Primary intraosseous squamous cell carcinoma’ (PIOSCC) is a rare malignancy arising centrally within the jaw with no connection to the surface oral mucosa.1 The putative source of the epithelium giving rise to the carcinoma is remnants of odontogenic epithelium

October 13, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Rehabilitation of Both Failing Implants and Remaining Dentition with Implant Overdentures: A Case Report

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C)

Introduction A removable overdenture prosthesis is a practical rehabilitative alternative to a conventional complete denture as it is more comfortable, retentive, and satisfying for patients. It is a cost-effective alternative to a fixed implant-supported complete denture.1 Advancements in diagnostic, surgical

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral Health

The Best Practices in Determining Best of Class: Why This Award is Coveted By the Industry and Respected By the Dental Community

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

From an idea fleshed out over a breakfast meeting at the Chicago Midwinter 12 years ago, to today, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards are covered by every dental journal in North America. The American Dental Association has partnered

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral Health

Cellerant Best of Class 2020 Winners

by Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

We hope you will spend time familiarizing yourself with this year’s winners of the Cellerant Best Of Class Technology Awards. Congratulations to all the winners, for both the award and their ongoing commitment to move the dental industry forward.Advertisement Carestream

October 13, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataSocial media

Why You Should Be Running Facebook Campaigns

by Oral Health

During our research for Data Driven Dentistry, 87% of patients replied that they use Facebook on a regular basis. Of that, only 15% of patients were following their dentist on social media. There is a huge opportunity for dentists to

National Orthodontic Health Month
October 2, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOrthodontics

Let’s Get This Straight: 3 Tips for Delivering the Ultimate Ortho Experience

by Dr. Bruce Freeman, Director of Patient Experience, dentalcorp

In my 28 years practicing and lecturing internationally on orthodontics, I have seen tremendous outcomes and great failures – mine included! In celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month, I’d like to share a few of my key learnings in the

Millennial Patients
October 2, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health Office

Modern Expectations: 8 Tips to Make Your Dental Office Attractive to Millennial Patients

by Derek Jones, VP Enterprise Strategy, Americas, Deputy

Millennials approach dental care differently from previous generations, which makes it difficult for some of the more traditional practices to know how to appeal to this emerging segment. However, being able to successfully attract millennial patients is key to the

social media
October 2, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

5 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Game in Healthcare

by Dr. Fadi Swaida

With 40,000,000 Americans saying they’re scared of going to the dentist, attracting new customers (patients) isn’t exactly easy. You’ve somehow got to ease their fears whilst also convincing them that your practice is the right one for them. So how

October 2, 2020 Feature CancerOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Coping During COVID: How Charity, Cancer, and Coincidence Brought These Dentists Together

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM; Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, BA, DDS

Michael Carabash Ontario Dental Lawyer, Practice Seller, DMC LLP “It was a Valentine’s day I’ll never forget,” recalls Michael Carabash. “I was visiting Dr. Ron and Vicky Giedraitis at their practice. The conversation somehow turned to Vicky’s elective double mastectomy.

October 2, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Office Space: Gateway Pediatric Dentistry

by Gateway Pediatric Dentistry

Gateway Pediatric Dentistry’s clinic has been serving Edmonton in their existing clinic for over 12 years. The clinic was beginning to show signs of wear and in need of a space renovation to keep brand pace with their other two

dental marketing
October 2, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Marketing Your Dental Practice Without Breaking the Bank

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Hardly anyone can claim to be unaffected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Even those fortunate enough to avoid illness have surely felt the economic pain. That is especially true of businesses that require personal contact – such as dental practices.

dentistry will prevail
October 2, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry Will Prevail If It Keeps Pivoting

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

Without a doubt, 2020 will go down as one of the most unique “leap years” in history: 28 days in February, 100 days in March, and 500 days in April and May. In March, the state of emergency was announced

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

My Stint as a Pizzaiolo

by Bruno Vendittelli

I have a newfound respect for the simplicity of a perfectly made pizza. When done correctly there is total harmony between the definite crunch of the charred crust, the subtle chew of the soft and pillowy centre and the perfect

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

An Historical Overview of Clear Aligner Therapy The Evolution of Clear Aligners

by Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCDC (Ortho); Anthony Mair DDS, MClD

Although the clear aligners may seem like a relatively new modality of treatment in orthodontics, the initial concept dates as far back as the early 20th century. It began with the “Flex-O-Tite” appliance by Remensnyder2, from this, Kesling4 in 1945