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April 1, 2000 Feature

An open forum for our readers to express their valued opinions (April 01, 2000)

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Re: Dangers of dental unit waterlines.At this time there is a controversy brewing concerning the dangers of dental unit waterlines. Recent articles (JADA, Nov. ’99 and Oral Health, Dec. ’99) have stated that there is a serious problem. The JADA

Dr. Jordan Soll is the Cosmetic Dentistry Consultant for the Oral Health Editorial Board.
April 1, 2000 Feature

Don’t React To Change, Anticipate It

by Jordan Soll, DDS

In his latest book Management Challenges for the 21st Century, renowned business consultant Peter F Drucker confirms that ” all that’s certain about the future is that it holds profound and unpredictable change.” In fact those who look forward to

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April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: A Simple Technique Guide for a Complex Veneer Case: Controlling the Materials, Technique, and Communication

by Robert Margeas, DDS

Traditionally, provisional restorations for porcelain laminate veneers posed a problem for the restorative dentist. They were time consuming, difficult to retain, and esthetically unpredictable. However, newer materials have made fabricating provisionals a routine procedure for dentists. The procedure today is

FIGURE 10 Gingival shade in the area marked 2L 2.5. Note the transition indicated.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Using Intraoral Cameras to Improve Shade Communication with Laboratories; Using an intraoral camera to assist in shade selection can help aesthetic dentists to achieve better artistry.

by Richard Ehrlich, DDS

The intraoral camera has often been promoted as a marketing tool. However, practitioners can get more value from this existing resource. Expanding the use of the intraoral camera can help dentists maximize their results on routine aesthetic cases. Spending a

March 29, 2000 Feature Oral Health Office

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Dr. David Choy and Dr. Peter Choy take a moment to read Oral Health while walking on the Great Wall, China.
March 1, 2000 Feature

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Show us where YOU read Oral Health. Send your photos to: Oral Health, 1450 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills, ON M3B 2X7 Please note: Photos will not be returned.

March 1, 2000 Feature

A summary of interesting sites for our readers to browse (March 01, 2000)

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www.powerpointers.com Want to be a better presenter or manager? This site includes information on building a presentation, communicating in your specialty and capturing your audience’s attention. www.freerealtime.com This site features real-time quotes of stock prices for day traders. www.smartmoney.com The

March 1, 2000 Feature

Risk Management “It Won’t Happen to Me” “

by Rollin M. Matsui, BSc., DDS, LLB

It won’t happen to me.” You know what I mean: I’m referring to the dreaded investigation of your dental practice by your provincial regulatory body arising from a complaint. After all, you are a good dentist and everyone knows “It”

FIGURE 1 A) Traditional Decay Model -- Caries attack begins in the enamel with demineralization and cavitation. Easily diagnosed visually, with sharp explorers or radiographs. B) New Decay Model -- Enamel does not cavitate because of protection from fluoride. Caries begins in dentin through fissures, pits, fractures, and enamel pores. Difficult to diagnose with traditional methods.
March 1, 2000 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: DIAGNOdent in Pit and Fissure Caries Diagnosis: Clinical Guidelines

by Gerald R. Ross, DDS

Fluoride has changed the nature of decay that dentists see every day. This has made the diagnosis of fissure caries much more difficult. Before the widespread use of fluoride, caries started with the decalcification and cavitation at the surface, which

February 1, 2000 Feature

The Lessons of Y2K

by Ellis J. Neiburger, DDS

Well folks, Y2K has come and gone. The dire predictions of mass computers crashing, aircraft falling, missiles detonating, riots, ill fitting crowns, electrical outages and frozen senior citizens with starving pets on their laps have not come to pass. With

February 1, 2000 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL: Heart Attacks, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Bacteria

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

Theory has it that inflammation produced by low-grade chronic infections can play a major part in CAD (coronary artery disease). Inflammation, we know, produces a response by the immune system which in this case can be detrimental in that these

Dr. Kerr is chairman of Oral Health's editorial board.
February 1, 2000 Feature

The Eighty-Five Percent Myth

by James M. Kerr, DDS

From my vantage point of having been in dentistry for more than 30 years, both in active practice and as editor/chairman of Oral Health, I have witnessed a lot of changes in dentistry – some for the better, some for

February 1, 2000 Feature

A summary of interesting sites for our readers to browse (February 01, 2000)

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www.sna.com/tdic/ members/Forms.htm Tools to help manage and reduce liability risks. Site includes forms for documenting key aspects of the doctor/patient relationship. www.hotfiles.com ZDNet’s ‘download’ site. www.herring.com Like its paper counterpart, this site caters to the venture capital and startup communities.

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February 1, 2000 Feature

ORTHODONTICS: More Than Just Pretty Smiles

by S. Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD

ABSTRACT: Current trends in orthodontic care emphasize nonextraction treatment, despite a lack of support from the refereed literature for many of the proposed alternatives to the extraction of premolars. In addition, anecdotal reports published in non peer-reviewed journals have called into question the esthetic effects of extraction treatment. As calls for evidence-based treatments increase throughout dentistry, reports on the effects (both positive and negative) of different orthodontic options have appeared in increasing numbers. It is the purpose of this article to summarize the results of investigations describing the esthetic impact of extraction and nonextraction orthodontic treatment.

Cinderella's Castle at Disneyworld, FL, was the ideal spot for Dr. Sean Ko, Dr. Sylvia Lee, daughter Carolyn and son Jonathan to check out their issue of Oral Health.
February 1, 2000 Feature

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FIGURE 12 Film artifact on a panoramic film.
February 1, 2000 Feature

Panoramic Radiography for the General Practitioner

by Martin J. Bourgeois DDS, M.Ed., Dip. Oral Rad.

ABSTRACT: The use of panoramic radiography in private practice is currently on the rise. This article will discuss panoramic radiography in terms of its principles, its advantages and disadvantages, and common operator mistakes.

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February 1, 2000 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: Point 4: The Hybrid That Polishes Like a Microfill

by Jordan Soll, DDS

Recently, a multi-national wireless technology company launched a campaign that featured the word “Jambala.” The ad went on to explain that Jambala meant, “to extend your reach.” This slogan seemed quite fitting to describe the significant advances in the world

Dr. Titley is a lecturer with the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto and sits on the Oral Health Editorial Board as its paediatric consultant.
January 1, 2000 Feature Paediatric Dentistry

Infant Dental Care

by Keith C. Titley, DDS

The prevalence of caries has significantly decreased in North American born children. For some groups of young children, however, it remains distressingly high. Early childhood caries, more familiarly referred to as baby bottle decay, is a form of rampant decay

FIGURE 1 The small foot shaped double sided rhodium coated mirror is especially helpful for the lingual lateral view.
January 1, 2000 Feature

CLINICAL PHOTOGRAPHY: PART V A Practical Guide for Achieving Excellence in Dental Photography: The Indirect or Mirror Intra Oral Views

by Patrice P. Fan, DDS, MSD

Our last article reviewed the buccal photographs using dental mirrors.7 The purpose of this article is to review the lingual, full occlusal and quadrant occlusal photographs using dental mirrors. These photographs are relatively easier to achieve than the buccal views.

Dr. Maneesh Jain shares his views on implants with his wife while honeymooning in Greece.
January 1, 2000 Feature

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