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FIGURE 17--The final crown placed on the milled abutment head intraorally. This image was taken at the insertion visit.
February 1, 2003 Feature

Implantology: Second Stage Surgery CAD/CAM Milled Solid Implant Abutments

by Oral Health

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, MIPS/ICOI, FPFA, DICOI and Allen L. Schneider, DDS, FAGD, DICOI ABUTMENT FORCESAdvertisement Many forces can be exerted on the abutment and crown that can affect long term success of the prosthetics. Rotational forces are well

FIGURE 12--Completed case.
February 1, 2003 Feature

Implantology: How to Integrate Implant Dentistry in General Practice

by Milan Somborac, DDS

It is interesting to note that a search using the Internet engine www.google.ca using the terms “dental implants” will produce more citations than the terms “cosmetic dentistry” or the terms “tooth bleaching” and “tooth whitening” combined! This search engine is

January 1, 2003 Feature

Re: Implants for Overdenture Retention: Immediate Insertions Treatment Compared to Delayed Insertion Treatment,” Oral Health, October, 2002

by Oral Health

I have had the good fortune to work with Dr. Somborac and would like to comment on the significant implications of his article entitled, “Implants for Overdenture Retention: Immediate Insertions Treatment Compared to Delayed Insertion Treatment.” I have always dreaded

January 1, 2003 Feature

Internet Directory (January 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION Bad things happen to good dentists. www.cdpa.comAdvertisement iCANADEN…internet CANAdian DENtistry An OPEN FORUM on the business and practice of dentistry. www.canaden.com ONTARIO STUDY CLUB FOR OSSEOINTEGRATION Seminar calendar and OSCO Information www.osco.org TORONTO ACADEMY OF

January 1, 2003 Feature

The Perils of Ignoring Scientific Method

by Neil Applebaum, DDS, Dip. Paedo

The era of “Cosmetic Dentistry” has impacted on every aspect of conventional dentistry. Today many dentists will only place “White Fillings.” Are they reacting to the public’s fear that using silver alloy restorations with mercury may result in some form

January 1, 2003 Feature

2003 Self Learning Assessment (January 01, 2003)

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, 2002 issue of Oral

Greg Psaltis, DDS
January 1, 2003 Feature

Pearls for your practice… (January 01, 2003)

by Oral Health

The 2003 Pacific Dental Conference is proud to present some of the world’s leading dental practitioners who will share with you their secrets to clinical and practice success. Come and enjoy their “Pearls for your Practice” in Vancouver at the

FIGURE 11--Twelve month follow-up on tooth 8 demonstrating resorption of excess sealer apically.
January 1, 2003 Feature

Endodontics: Fiberfill – A Fiber Reinforced Adhesively Bonded Endodontic Obturator and Post System

by Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI; Larry Lopez, DDS and Omar

Endodontic therapy provides opportunities to maintain teeth in function and improve the health of the dentition. Reinfection may result due to coronal leakage through temporary fillings to the apex within 30 days and may be a significant contributing factor to

FIGURE 6--Essential reactions involved in carbochydrate metabolism by saccharolytic oral bacteria (Hamilton, 1990): (1) Sugar transport via the phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) transport system, (2) sugar uptake via thePMF-associated transport system, (3) proton efflux via the H+/ATPase, and (4) lactate/proton efflux. Fluoride has a direct inhibitory effect on enolase and H+/ATPase.
January 1, 2003 Feature

Paediatrics: A Review of the Antibacterial Effect of Fluoride

by M-Reza Nouri, DMD, Dip. Pedo., FRCDC and Keith C. Titley, DDS, M

Fluorine is an element of the halogen family and the most reactive of the non-metals, with an atomic number of nine and an atomic weight of 19. Fluoride compounds are widely distributed throughout the soils of the earth, enter plants,

December 1, 2002 Feature

Practice Management: Dental Practice Defalcation

by Ron MacKenzie

Previously, I have commented on the need for vigilance in dental practice offices and set out some specific steps to be followed. However, there is a general checklist for you to review.Armed with a better understanding of fraud and misconduct,

December 1, 2002 Feature

Finance: Waiting too long to renew your lease

by Stefanie Herron

Correct timing is key in the tenant lease cycle. It is vital to understand when expiry dates occur and when you have the right to exercise your options to renew. In this case, the tenants involved had allowed their ‘option

Cologne cathedral, classified as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO.
December 1, 2002 Feature

Travel: IDS – The Sector’s Global Meeting Place

by Dental Practice Management

Cologne, Germany March 25-29, 2003

Photo courtesy of Kohler
December 1, 2002 Feature

Human Resources: Stop the Human Resources Leak

by Anne Charette

It’s Costing You Money!

December 1, 2002 Feature

Practice Management: Presenting Your Recommendations Effectively

by Cathy Jameson, Ph.D.

The telephone is often considered the most important practice-building tool in the dental practice.

December 1, 2002 Feature

Finance: Great Expectations

by John Nicola

In Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations the hero, Phillip Pirrip (Pip), receives significant wealth from an unknown benefactor only to lose it all through bad luck and hubris. The story ends well, however, as Pip rediscovers the importance of his

December 1, 2002 Feature

News (December 01, 2002)

by Dental Practice Management

Pyramid Steps Need Resurfacing Survey SaysToronto–Canadian and U.S. food guidelines designed to encourage people to eat healthily are flawed, a new study from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health suggests. If the U.S. Food Pyramid, which closely resembles Health

December 1, 2002 Feature

You say defalcation, I reach for Webster’s

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

I am going to write about fraud. “Dentists’ Fraud Growing” screamed a recent headline in a national newspaper. ‘Experts’ told a national conference on health care fraud that fraud and billing abuse among Canada’s dentists appears to be growing fast

December 1, 2002 Feature

Office Design: Out of Africa

by Dental Practice Management

When Dr Andrew Jedrzejewski started to plan his new dental practice in Barrie, ON, the inspiration was drawn from South Africa, where he grew up and completed his dental studies. The aim was not only to recreate the tranquil beauty

December 1, 2002 Feature

Finance: When… should you start thinking about transition?

by Barry McNulty

A question I am asked frequently these days is, “When should I start thinking about transition?” My response is often a surprise; “It’s earlier than you might think.” In my view, it is prudent to start thinking about your transition

December 1, 2002 Feature

Finance: New Retirement Options For Incorporated Professionals

by Angelo Vicere

Some of Ontario’s professional class including members in the dental profession are smiling these days. Long hampered with inadequate retirement contribution limits, they, and other regulated professionals, can now form Professional Corporations (PCs) and will finally have a few new