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FIGURE 4--Typical sD Tracing from a tooth lased at 0.75 Watts using a 245 micron fiber optic for apical and coronal.
September 1, 2003 Feature

Endodontics: Duration of Temperature Change at the Root Surface, when Enlarging a Root Canal with a Holmium YAG (Ho:YAG) Laser, Using Six Different Fiber Optic Sizes

by Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, Brett I. Cohen, Ph.D., and Barry Lee Musikant, DMD

ABSTRACT The aim of this in vitro study was to determine the duration of heat retention (sD) at the root surface as the canal was enlarged with a Ho:YAG laser. Thirty single rooted human teeth were randomly assigned to one

September 1, 2003 Feature

Finance: Retirement Compensation Arrangements

by Peter Merrick

The Income Tax Act’s pension vehicle for successful dental practices and their wealthy dentists

Sandra Cassolato
September 1, 2003 Feature

News (September 01, 2003)

by Dental Practice Management

ANTISEPTIC RINSING REDUCES INTERPROXIMAL PLAQUE, GINGIVITIS Toronto–A study published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) demonstrates that rinsing twice daily with an essential oil-containing antiseptic mouth rinse is just as effective at reducing

September 1, 2003 Feature

Practice Management: The Strength of Team

by Larry Wintersteen

How many times have you observed other practices, wishing your team was as effective and professional? Or, how often have you wished you could be only a dentist and not be involved in personnel? Putting together a professional dental team

September 1, 2003 Feature

Transition Management: What Do You Want to Do With the Rest of Your Life

by Bernard H. Dolansky, DDS, M.Sc., John Kropp

When a dentist calls me and indicates he or she wants to transition out of their practice it never ceases to excite and captivate me. Apart from obtaining a dental degree in the first instance, a transition is probably one

September 1, 2003 Feature

Technology: Avoiding Computer Disasters

by Craig Wilson

Happily, there are only two things that can go wrong with the data stored in your computer systems: Either 1) something unfortunate happens and the right people can’t access it properly, or 2) something even more unfortunate happens and the

September 1, 2003 Feature

Practice Management: Should I Raise or Lower My Fees?

by Howard Farran

Running a business is like driving a go-cart. You have a gas pedal and a brake pedal. If you start to have a line forming outside your front door, you will have patients waiting longer than three weeks to get an appointment. This is known as excess demand. There are two methods to deal with this patient excess. One is to hit the gas pedal and produce more dentistry in less time. The other is to hit the brake pedal and raise your fees.

September 1, 2003 Feature

Practice Management: Successfully Presenting Treatment Plans & Fees

by Dental Practice Management

Providing quality dentistry is important. It keeps your patients happy and increases referrals. But, as a business owner, being profitable is as important, because it allows you to pay your team well and invest in your facilities, equipment and future.

September 1, 2003 Feature

Finance: Tax Recovery… the Overlooked Investment Return

by Michael Birbari

It has been difficult to make money in stocks over the past three years. In fact, the bear market of 2000-2003 ranked as the second most severe of the past 100 years, only the depression of 1929-1933 caused more pain for shareholders.

September 1, 2003 Feature Prosthodontics

Letters to the Editor (September 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

Re: Implant Complications and Maintenance Issues, July, 2003 Drs. Lai and Albert do not make a distinction between research-driven implant system designs and those that were developed for practical clinical applications. That is still common with most implant authors today.Advertisement

September 1, 2003 Feature DentistryEndodonticsOrthodonticsPeriodontics

Internet Directory (September 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

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September 1, 2003 Feature

Humour: Gender-Specific Practice

by Robert E. Horseman, DDS

From blacksmith to barber to cosmetic imaging specialists, dentists have admirably held to the goal of pursuing excellence in their profession. Early on, many general practitioners, realizing that there was just too much to know about human dentition and the

September 1, 2003 Feature Dentistry

Let The Stigma Cease: Chemical Dependency in the Dental Office

by John LeMaster, DMD

How things change. Did you know that for many years after the construction of the Washington Monument, women were not allowed to ride in the elevator with men? It was deemed inappropriate for a woman or women to be in

Dr. Bruno Vendittelli and four-month-old son Henry enjoy the beauty of Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy. Please remember, two hands on the Oral Health!
September 1, 2003 Feature

Where You Read Oral Health (September 01, 2003)

by Oral Health
Dr. Lang is an orthodontic lecturer at the University of Toronto and past president of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists. He maintains an orthodontic practice in Mississauga and Etobicoke. Dr. Lang is co-chair of Oral Health's editorial board.
September 1, 2003 Feature

Just What We Need — More Rules and Regulations!

by Randy Lang, DDS, D. Ortho.

January 1, 2004, just three short months from now, looms as the day that Canadian dentists will be forced into a new regime of heightened vigilance about the privacy of our patient records. And it is all because of a

September 1, 2003 Feature

Pending Legislation: What Every Dentist Needs To Know About Privacy Legislation

by Richard Steinecke, LL.B.

Dentists wishing to sell their practices will face significant, if not insurmountable, legal obstacles starting January 1, 2004. For almost all dentists, the federal privacy act comes into force on that date. Most dentists will need to change their policies

August 1, 2003 Feature Dentistry

Letters to the Editor (August 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

Re: Viewpoint, Dr. Janice Goodman March, 2003 and Letter of Dr. Cooper-Lall, May 2003. I have been actively involved in organized dentistry, in several provinces over the years and especially in Alberta the last two decades.Advertisement I never felt the

August 1, 2003 Feature Dentistry

Simple Ways to Increase Implant Case Acceptance

by Roger P. Levin, DDS, MBA

Can implant case acceptance be increased dramatically? Based on extensive research, the answer is ‘yes’. After analyzing the data, we now have an excellent knowledge base on how to increase the number of implants performed by any type of practice.

FIGURE 15--The final restoration.
August 1, 2003 Feature DentistryImplantology

Implantology: A Non-customized Surgical Guide System for Placement of Dental Implants

by David M. Vassos, DDS

ABSTRACT A continuing challenge in implant dentistry has been the placement of implant(s) in a manner that enables the creation of functionally and esthetically superior restorations. Over the years, a variety of surgical guides have been developed to optimize placement,

FIGURE 9--Neutralization - a benefit of intra-incline space.
August 1, 2003 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Implantology: Defining Occlusion

by Gene McCoy, DDS

Occlusion is an interesting subject. It is the one subject that everyone should agree on, yet there is no consensus. The standard of care is undefinable, the question of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) liability is unclear, and attempts by academia to