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October 1, 2001 Feature

Office Design: West Coas theme conveys sophisticated attitude

by Dental Practice Management

The objective of this project was to create a dental office designed not only for efficiency but, more importantly, to provide an environment and ambiance that emulated soothing home comfort. The premises are typical storefront: narrow (28 ft) and long

Drs. Stan Dubickas, Karl Gravitis, Ron Yarascavitch, Gary Shukster and Mike St. Pierre were hooked on the Cosmetic issue of Oral Health during their fly-in fishing trip to Sioux Lookout in Northwestern Ontario.
October 1, 2001 Feature

See Images (October 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Show us where you read Oral Health. Send your photos to: Oral Health, 1450 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills, ON M3B 2X7

Dr. Birek is Associate Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and maintains a practice in Periodontics and Implant surgery in central Toronto.
October 1, 2001 Feature

In the Name of the… Patient

by Peter Birek, DDS, MSc., Dip. Perio

In the February issue of Oral Health, Dr. Janice Goodman aptly outlined how to make a referral to a specialist. Today I will look at this issue again. This time, from the perspective of the specialist, who is on the

October 1, 2001 Feature

General Dentistry: Table 2: Adverse Orofacial Reactions to Tricyclic and Related Antidepressants (TCAs)

by Oral Health

MedicationxerostomiasialadenitisdysgeusiastomatitisgingivitisglossitisedematonguebruxismMisc.Amitriptyline++++00++00caries, cheilitis,Clomipramine++++++000dysphagia, oral ulcers,halitosis. sinusitisDesipramine+++000++0facial edemaDoxepine+0++000000Imipramine++++00++0facial edemaMaprotiline++++000+0dysphagiaNortriptyline++++00++0facial edemaProtriptyline+++000++0facial edemaTrazodone+0+000000sinusitis

FIGURE 14
October 1, 2001 Feature

Product Profile: Technique Implantology– Implant Restorations with the Stealth Shouldered Abutment

by Vincent J. Morgan, DDS

The stealth shouldered abutments are designed for any type of cement-retained restoration as well as an integrated abutment crown restoration with “Diamond Crown” by DRM Laboratories. Stealth abutments in conjunction with Bicon’s new aluminum oxide sleeves provide enhanced aesthetics with

October 1, 2001 Feature

General Dentistry: Dental Management of the Patient with Major Depressive Disorder

by Arthur H. Friedlander, DDS and Ida K. Friedlander, RN, MS

Background – Major Depressive Disorder (MDD/depression) is a mental illness characterized by marked sadness, and/or a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities may be accompanied by weight loss, sleep disturbance, difficulty concentrating, and a high suicide rate. The disorder is very common in Canada with a lifetime prevalence rate of approximately 24%. Unfortunately, half of all patients with depression never see a physician and therefore go undiagnosed and untreated. Clinical Implications – Individuals under treatment for depression and those whose illness has not been diagnosed often present to the dentist with significant oral disease. Dentists need to be cognizant of how to safely and compassionately provide care to those already receiving mental health services. They must also be familiar with the psychiatric symptoms of the disorder so that they can effectuate a timely referral to a physician of those with occult or relapsing disease. Depression is frequently associated with a disinterest in performing oral hygiene, a cariogenic diet, rampant dental decay, advanced periodontal disease, and oral dysesthesias. Antidepressants used to treat the disease cause the xerostomia and may increase the severity of dental disease. Appropriate dental management necessitates a vigorous preventive dental education program, the use of artificial salivary products, antiseptic mouthwash, daily fluoride mouth rinse, and special precautions when administering local anesthetics with vasoconstrictors and prescribing analgesics. Conclusions — Dentists invoking appropriate precautions can usually provide a full range of services to individuals with major depressive disorder thereby enhancing patient self esteem and contributing to the therapeutic milieu.

FIGURE 16 Post operative panoramic view.
October 1, 2001 Feature

Viewpoint: When More is Less

by Milan Somborac, DDS

Clinicians often resort to conservative therapies to maintain patients with near terminal dentitions as long as possible. Viewed as a laudable approach, this strategy often leads to increasingly severe periodontal disease and has been dubbed “supervised neglect”. Allowing it to

October 1, 2001 Feature

General Dentistry: Table 1: Antidepressants currently marketed

by Oral Health

Tricyclic and related antidepressant drugsAmitriptylineClomipramineDesipramineDoxepinImipramineMaprotilineNortriptylineProtriptylineTrazodoneTrimipramineSelective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)FluoxetineFluvoxamineParoxetineSertralineOther antidepressants drugsBupropionNefazodoneVenlafaxineMonoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)PhenelzineTranylcypromineMoclobemide ** a reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA)

October 1, 2001 Feature

General Dentistry: Table 4: Adverse Orofacial Reactions to Other Antidepressant Drugs

by Oral Health

MedicationxerostomiasialadenitisdysgeusiastomatitisgingivitisglossitisedematonguebruxismMisc.Bupropion+0++0+00+toothache, oraledema, dysphagiamoniliasis,Nefazodone+0++++000dysphagia, periodontalabscesses, oral ulcers

FIGURE 11 Facial view of completed restoration #16.
October 1, 2001 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Preparation Considerations for Posterior Restorations Utilizing Bonding Technology

by Steven J. Hill, DMD

Restorations that require cores of metal or other rigid materials can provide the strength and some of the beauty our patients demand but they do so by sacrificing tooth tissue. Advances in adhesive dentistry have produced bond strengths that have

September 1, 2001 Feature

Letters (September 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Re: April 2001 coverI was surprised at Dr. Veale’s objection to a topless woman on the cover of Oral Health (Letters to the Editor, June 2001). All I saw was a stunningly beautiful woman and astonishingly beautiful dentistry. Now I

FIGURE 8 The tooth can now be prepared for a crown.
September 1, 2001 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: The Use of Quartz Fibre Technology in Coronal-Radicular Rehabilitation. The Aestheti-Plus Post

by Leny Sferlazza, BSc, DDS, FAGD

The past decade has witnessed sophistication in the quality of aesthetic simulation of natural tooth structure that is unprecedented. The impact of new generation porcelain fused to metal, all ceramic, and resin restorations has added immeasurably to the cosmetic service

FIGURE 36 Post-Op.
September 1, 2001 Feature

IMPLANTOLOGY: Case Risk Level – Case Selection In Implant Dentistry

by Ron Zokol, DMD, DABOI, FADI

Implant dentistry is now well established in our profession as a recognized and validated protocol for replacing missing teeth. While implant dentistry have been in existence for more than 2000 years,1 only in the last 20 years has its success

The June issue of Oral Health was well worn by the time it passed through Europe with Dr. Amnon Klinghoffer (photographed by his wife), seen here at the ruins of Pompeii, Italy.
September 1, 2001 Feature

See Images (September 01, 2001)

by Oral Health
September 1, 2001 Feature

Self Learning Assessments

by Oral Health

The SLSA program is based on current, referenced literature and consists of 40 questions, answers, rationales and references. Answers appear at the end of each quiz.Dentists who complete the 15 question quiz in the November, 2001 issue of 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 West Toronto.
September 1, 2001 Feature

One Phase vs. Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment — Which is Best?

by Randy Lang, DDS, D. Ortho

On Saturday nights, when my wife and I are standing in line at the local movie theatre waiting to buy our tickets, or more importantly to buy our popcorn, like all conscientious orthodontists I naturally look around at kids’ teeth.

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September 1, 2001 Feature

IMPLANTOLOGY: Growing Bone: Clinical Considerations

by David M. Vassos, DDS

Implant practitioners need to create additional bone in many situations. With advanced atrophy of the alveolar ridge, insufficient bone width or height may make placement of implants impossible. Alternatively, trauma or acute periodontal disease may remove bone that must be

Dr. Nicolucci is President of the Canadian Society of Oral Implantology and Oral Health's implantology consultant.
August 1, 2001 Feature

A Show of Hands

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc., DDS

I was recently invited to give a talk on “Hands-on programs in North America” and “Are They Worth It?” There is no question in my mind that a hands-on course is ‘educationally speaking’ the best way to learn any and

FIGURE 27 Final Panogram radiograph illustrating the cemented bridges on the circumferential subperiosteal implant. Note the distal extension of the bridges to the maxillary first molars.
August 1, 2001 Feature

IMPLANTOLOGY: The Mandibular Circumferential Subperiosteal Implant — A Case Report and Review

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc., DDS and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS

Root form implants are the most popular current implant design, and usually are the only implant designs used by most practitioners. Yet, over the last 15 years in the United States and Canada, over 2,000 implant surgeons have inserted more

August 1, 2001 Feature

Self Learning Assessment (August 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

The SLSA program is based on current, referenced literature and consists of 40 questions, answers, rationales and references. Answers appear at the end of each quiz.Dentists who complete the 15 question quiz in the November, 2001 issue of Oral Health