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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)

by Oral Health

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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by Oral Health

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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

See Pictures (January 01, 2000)

by Oral Health

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

January 1, 2000 Feature

Re: Viewpoint, November, 1999 Oral Health

by Oral Health

An open forum for our readers to express their valued opinions

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January 1, 2000 Feature

PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY: Case Report Bilateral Supernumerary Teeth

by Leah Gibney-McCullough, DMD

SUMMARY This case report describes a seven-year-old female Caucasian who presented with a clinically missing permanent central incisor, an erupted supernumerary tooth, and a bilateral unerupted supernumerary tooth. The decision as to when or whether or not to extract is

January 1, 2000 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: A Product Based On Accelerated and Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide: Evidence for Broad-Spectrum Germicidal Activity

by Oral Health

ABSTRACT Introduction: Chemical germicides are important in infection control. However, there are mounting concerns on the human and environmental safety of many germicidal products in use today. Whereas it may be difficult to find formulations that are effective while being