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Dr. Robert Clappison is Oral Health's Infection Control and Health Issues board member.
June 1, 2001 Feature

The Time to Dilute Effective Infection Control Measures is Not Now

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

In our cozy corner of the world, we exist without too much concern about infectious disease worldwide. The World Health Report 1996, published by the WHO, revealed that, of all the 52 million deaths worldwide, 17 million were due to

Adult bite mark. Victim also had cigarette burns on hands.
June 1, 2001 Feature

Education: P.A.N.D.A. – A dentist’s introduction to recognizing child Abuse;

by Frank M. Stechey, DDS

Dental health professionals in Ontario have been told that, “child abuse should be considered a ‘State of Emergency’ in North America.”1 Statistics in the United States report an estimated 3,140,000 cases of child abuse or neglect in 1994.2 The same

June 1, 2001 Feature

Marketing: White Space – The Battleground for Consumer Dollars

by Catherine Wilson

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s 2000 Member Poll: Teeth whitening/bleaching has increased by more than 300 percent over the past five years;Advertisement Direct bonding has increased by more than 100 percent over the past five years and

June 1, 2001 Feature

Decreasing Hygiene Downtime

by Lisa Philp, RDH

In every practice, the issue of hygiene downtime is a high priority for everyone involved. An acceptable, measurable percentage for non-productive time in hygiene is 5-8%. If the hygiene program is appropriately designed, the hygiene coordinator or the person responsible

June 1, 2001 Feature

HEALTH ISSUES: Tables

by Oral Health

Table 1: Analysis Grid for Equipment and Services Concerning Dental Amalgam Waste ManagementStandard and Norms Required by AuthoritiesDentist’s PerspectiveEquipmentDentist’sCost EquipmentServicesCompatibilityNeedsPreoccupationAnalysis1. For CRD and MUC: ISO 11143 certified amalgam separator (with an efficiency level over 95%)2. For the City of Toronto:*

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June 1, 2001 Feature

GENERAL DENTISTRY: Case History of Patient with Sjogrens Syndrome Using Artificial Sweetener

by Matthew D. Taylor, DDS, FAGD

In August, 1999, a 47-year-old female patient of mine, Mrs.”X”, visited for her nine-month regular continuing care appointment. An update of her medical history showed her in good health, taking no medications. She stated, however, that she was experiencing a

June 1, 2001 Feature

Office Design: Old World Elegance Meets New Age Electronics

by Dental Practice Management

Design for dental offices today must offer more than efficient delivery systems, good traffic flow and well-placed support stations. The dental work environment must also encompass interiors with rich materials and textures, pleasant sight lines and a relaxing palette of

June 1, 2001 Feature

Legal Issues: Trouble in paradise

by Jamie Knight

You’ve built up a successful practice. It’s busy. You have terrific patients. You have a great staff. Well, for the most part your staff is great. Actually it hasn’t been all that great for a few months now, and it’s

June 1, 2001 Feature

Finance: How Dentists Can Build Their Own ‘Berkshire Hathaway’

by Michael Birbari

First, a bit of Berkshire Hathaway history is in order. In 1969, investment guru Warren Buffet decided to roll all of his assets into Berkshire Hathaway, an ailing textile mill, which he had been buying since 1962. Berkshire became Buffet’s

June 1, 2001 Feature

Technology: What to do with all those digital photographs?

by Craig Wilson

In previous issues, we’ve explored the details of creating imaging and video systems in dental offices. Interestingly, the most confusing part for most practices is not the technical details of their systems, but getting the maximum benefit from the new

June 1, 2001 Feature

Laboratories: Getting it right

by Steve Anderson & Walter Hailey

Secrets for preventing your lab from supplying work that doesn’t fit.

June 1, 2001 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL: Investigating Sterilizer Test Failures

by Charles A. Hughes

What does a facility do when faced with a “positive” spore test after monitoring its sterilizer? According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines…” If spores are not killed in routine spore tests, the sterilizer should immediately

June 1, 2001 Feature

Commercially Available Amalgam Capture Devices

by Oral Health

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency operates an Environmental Verification Testing Program. Some of the following amalgam capture devices will be tested under this program. The effectiveness of some of the treatment units will be documented under actual conditions.NamePhone Email/Web AddressType

June 1, 2001 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL/HEALTH ISSUES: Treatment of Wastewater from Dental Vacuum Systems

by Timothy Tuominen

Pretreatment of wastewater prior to discharge to the sewer system has been a common practice for many industrial wastewater dischargers for a number of years. Treatment of industrial discharges high in metals is commonly used to prevent upsets of biological

June 1, 2001 Feature

HEALTH ISSUES: Environmental Issues Concerning Mercury Emissions from Amalgam Waste and the Responsibility of Dental Clinics in Canada

by Yves Hennekens, Economist and Environmentalist, MSc., Public Adm

Very shortly, many major cities in Canada will impose the use of amalgam separators in dental clinics. This obligation will be linked to others concerning the appropriate management of amalgam waste collected by dental clinics. During the Summer of 2000,

Gustel Fisher of Trihawk displays his Oral Health in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
June 1, 2001 Feature

See Pictures (June 01, 2001)

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.

June 1, 2001 Feature

Letter (June 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Re: “The Pregnant Dental Patient” Marylin C. Miller, DDS, Oral Health, March, 2001Congratulations to Dr. Miller for her important article in the March 2001 edition of Oral Health. Dentists need to be regularly reminded of how to best protect the

June 1, 2001 Feature

Learning Assessment (June 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. Jerry DeStephanis of Hamilton, ON, and his children Jeremy and Cassandra check out the bridgework in Veradero, Cuba.
May 1, 2001 Feature

See Pictures (May 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 2X7Due to space and quality requirements, we are unable to print every photo we receive.Please note: PHOTOS WILL NOT

May 1, 2001 Feature

Guidelines for Manuscript Submissions to Oralhealth (May 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