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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.

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

Dr. Bonnie Marek, her husband Dr. Andrew Tortorella and his father, Dr. Fred Tortorella vacationed on St. Maarten in the Carribbean.
August 1, 2001 Feature


by Oral Health

Due to space and quality requirements, we are unable to print every photo we receive. Please note: PHOTOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

August 1, 2001 Feature

Web Sites (August 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

www.brainbashers.comA unique collection of brainteasers, games and optical illusions.www.geocities.com/Athens/ Olympus/2843This site says it has gazillions of things to think about — actually there are about 9,000 stimulating questions.www.nasa.govBreathtaking accomplishments at this site. They can and do take your browser where

ILLUSTRATION 3 Fixation screws can be placed in the middle of the future location of the definitive implant. Temporary implants are then placed in a location that will be at least 2 mm away from the definitive implants four months down the road. If the opposite is done and the fixation screws are placed between the sites of the definitive implants or are placed at random then the TIs could end up too close to the definitive implants compromising blood supply and increasing the odds of complications. TIs will then have to be unscrewed and re-drilled into a new site causing further trauma and lengthening procedure time.
August 1, 2001 Feature

IMPLANTOLOGY: Transitional Implants: A Solution for Patient Satisfaction

by Yvan Poitras, DMD and Yuray Benko, DDS

During the past few years, ideal implant placement has become the norm, the state of the art. Placing implants in their appropriate location is not easy as clinicians are confronted, more often than not, with reduced or atrophied alveolar ridges.

August 1, 2001 Feature

IMPLANTOLOGY: Simplifying Mandibular Implant Overdenture Treatment

by Milan Somborac DDS

The edentulous mandible presents a treatment challenge that in the past was frequently resolved inadequately. Clinicians commonly heard the complaint that the lower denture was poor while the upper one was good.Various treatment modalities were used to restore the compromised

Dr. Hill is Oral Health's contributing consultant for Cosmetic Dentistry.
July 1, 2001 Feature

The Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry

by Steven J. Hill, DMD


July 1, 2001 Feature

ORAL RADIOLOGY: A Case Report The Compound Odontome

by Martin Bourgeois, DDS, Dip.Oral Radiology, M.Ed.

A 4 year old male patient presented with a firm, painless swelling in the area of tooth #63. Intraoral examination revealed a 6.0mm x 6.0mm painless hard buccal swelling over the superior area of the crown of tooth #63 (Fig.

July 1, 2001 Feature

PERIODONTICS: Old Disease Gets A New Close. A Brief Review of the New Classification of Periodontal Diseases

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

Given the shortcomings of the most current classifications for periodontal diseases (the 1989 World Workshop in Clinical Periodontology and the 1992, 1st European Workshop in Periodontology) and responding to the advancements in our understanding of the underlying disease mechanisms, the

July 1, 2001 Feature

PAIN CONTROL PATIENT MANAGEMENT: A Review of Computer Controlled Injection Devices

by David Isen, BSc, DDS

In 1853, Pravex invented the syringe. Almost 150 years later, there have been few changes to the original design. In the early 1920s, Cook Laboratories added the ability for the syringe to accept a local anaesthetic cartridge and in the

July 1, 2001 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: An Alkaline Peroxide Product for Dental Unit Water Lines

by R.A.Clappison, DDS, FRCD(C), FACD

Read a magazine, newspaper or watch television and you are almost certain to come across an article on the quality of drinking water. It is a pressing concern and rightly occupies a priority position in the public’s agenda. Contamination of

FIGURE 7A & B Preparation of the maxillary front 8 teeth. Note that the contacts were separated and the finish lines were on the lingual line angle.
July 1, 2001 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: Expa-Syl: The Key To Making Routine Impression-Taking, Routine

by Jordan Soll, DDS

The ability to take a clear and precise impression for crown and bridge restorations is paramount to the ultimate success of the finished product. Too often there is little attention paid to this stage of the procedure. Yet a poor

July 1, 2001 Feature

Learning Assessment (July 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

July 1, 2001 Feature

Guidelines for Manuscript Submissions to Oralhealth (July 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Oral Health welcomes original articles to its editorial, and is proud to be the means by which original works are introduced to the dental profession. When submitting an original manuscript, remember to include and/or consider the following:MANUSCRIPTSOral Health considers it

FIGURE 10 Odontogenic keratocyst from third molar.
July 1, 2001 Feature

ORAL SURGERY: The Sick Wisdom Tooth

by Stephen Ho DDS, Daisy Chemaly DMD; Bohdan Kryshtalskyj, Bsc., DD

Symptoms related to unerupted mandibular third molars are the most common problems encountered in the oral health services. An unerupted tooth refers both to teeth that are impacted and to teeth that are in the process of erupting.1 The tooth

July 1, 2001 Feature

ENDODONTICS: A Predictable Protocol for the Biochemical Cleansing of the Root Canal System

by Gary D. Glassman DDS, FRCD(C) and Kenneth S. Serota DDS, MMSc

The triad of biomechanical preparation, chemotherapeutic sterilization and three-dimensional obturation is the hallmark of endodontic success. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with a review of the variables that are fundamental to the most sophisticated irrigation

FIGURE 7 Part of figure 3.
July 1, 2001 Feature

PROSTHODONTICS: Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth: A Review

by Bruce Glazer, DDS, BScD, FADSA, Dip.Prostho., FADI

While the restoration of the endodontically treated tooth has been practised for more than 100 years, the criteria upon which we base either the restoration or the ultimate removal are not altogether clear. We have all experienced the treatment planning