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December 1, 2001 Feature

Finance: Let’s avoid it!

by Michael Birbari

If you have a sizeable RRSP or RRIF program, which continues to grow each year, your estate could have a potentially onerous tax bill. This would significantly reduce the size of your estate. However, with thoughtful planning, these taxes can

Dr. Isabelle Perrault practices "Don't Read and Ride" while on a five-day motorcycle trip with her husband through Montreal-Lac Megantri.-
December 1, 2001 Feature

Images (December 01, 2001)

by Oral Health
FIGURE 15 The mesiopalatal canal is merging with the mesiobuccal canal at 90 degrees. The introduction of rotary nickel titanium files in the part in common between the two canals could be very dangerous.
December 1, 2001 Feature

ENDODONTICS: Two Canals in a Single Root: Clinical and Practical Considerations

by Arnaldo Castellucci, MD, DDS

According to Franklin Weine,1 two canals of the same root can present one of the following types of configurations (Fig. 1):– Two separate and distinct canals from chamber to apex (type III) (Figs. 2A & B)– Two separate and distinct

FIGURE 29 16x magnification of cavity preparation viewed with #1 mirror.
December 1, 2001 Feature

ENDODONTICS: Digital Documentation and the Dental Operating Microscope

by Glenn A. van As, DMD, BSc.

The surgical operating microscope has become an integral part of the medical field since 1957. It has become a necessity within the disciplines of neurology, otolaryngology, and the microsurgical reattachment of severed appendages and vessels to name but a few.1-7

FIGURE 4 Lateral canals filled with sealer and/or gutta-percha is evident with the THC technique can be seen in the obturation of a plastic tooth A and clinically B.
December 1, 2001 Feature

ENDODONTICS: The Thermo Hydraulic Condensation Technique

by Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MS, Terence Mah, DDS, MS, and Joseph S. Dovg

The quest for technological advances and improvement on existing techniques is actively sought after in dentistry. Who does not want to do things better, faster, and more effectively? For decades, we have sought to improve obturation concepts, instruments and procedures

December 1, 2001 Feature

Letters to the Editor (December 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Re: Editorial entitled, “One Phase or Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment – Which is Best?” by Randy Lang, DDS, D. Ortho. Oral Health, September 2001.Routinely, my days begin with seeing and retreating patients with TM disorder, collapsed arches, vertically inclined maxillary

December 1, 2001 Feature

Forensic Dentistry: Identifying the Victims of 9/11

by Dental Practice Management

The official count of the dead and missing in the attack on the World Trade Center has fluctuated and fallen sharply over the past few weeks, from a high of 6,500 to less than 3,900. Officials say, as duplications and

December 1, 2001 Feature

Office Design: Environ-dentally balanced

by Dental Practice Management

A dental office is an expression of the practitioners’ philosophy and should reflect the times and surroundings. It has to be environ-dentally balanced. With this principle, Dr. Brian Kalliecharan and team established their practice in Barrrie, ON. The practice, named

December 1, 2001 Feature

Transition Management: Do You Need to Transition Your Practice?

by Derek Hill

The simple act of selling your dental practice will absolutely not be an option for thousands of dentists over the next five to 10 years. The historical sequence of events that have lead almost every dentist to retirement in the

December 1, 2001 Feature

Finance: Retirement planning?

by Ron MacKenzie

A Reality Check

December 1, 2001 Feature

Finance: A proactive transition planning check list

by Barry McNulty

The Oxford Concise Dictionary defines pension as a periodic payment made especially by governments, companies, or employers in consideration of past services or a relinquishment of rights. A broader definition of the word pension in my view would include all

December 1, 2001 Feature

SLSA 2002: Learning Assessment

by Oral Health

Self Learning/Self Assessment 2002 will commence in the January 2002 issue of Oral Health. The format will continue to be four items per month for 10 months, followed by a 15-question quiz in the November 2002 issue.Dentists who wish to

Dr. James Kerr, June Kerr, Brenda Chantler and Dr. Murray Chantler at the base of the largest pyramid in Cairo, Egypt.
November 1, 2001 Feature

Pictures

by Oral Health

Due to space and quality requirements, we may be unable to print every photo we receive.Please note: PHOTOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.Show us where YOU read Oral Health. Send your photos to: Oral Health, 1450 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills,

November 1, 2001 Feature

Sites

by Oral Health

www.sacredsites.comTake a spiritual journey to sites that may have the powers to heal the body or enlighten the mind.www.travelhealth.comThis site offers general guidelines for water purification, lists specific disease risks and lists required vaccinations.www.symbols.comThis is the site for the Encyclopedia

November 1, 2001 Feature

2001 QUIZ

by Oral Health

Learning AssessmentQUIZ INSTRUCTIONS and answer card are found between pages 18 & 19.1.A luting cement should 1. resist microleakage2. be impervious to saliva3. inhibit plaque growth4. be biocompatibleA. 1, 2, 3B. 1 and 3C. 2 and 4D. 4 onlyE. All

November 1, 2001 Feature

Imagine Yourself as the Patient

by Dr. H. David Burstein

When first approached to write an article on dental ethics I was hesitant. Ask a specialist to discuss an aspect of their subspecialty and he/she could do it. But dental ethics? I am not an ethicist. I am not an

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November 1, 2001 Feature

ENDODONTICS: Single Visit Lower Molar RCT Shown Step-By-Step

by Houman Abtin, BDS

Just like fiber optics in telecommunication, nickel titanium files in endodontics have made this branch of dentistry simpler, safer and less time consuming. An advance in systems and technologies like microscopes, digital x-rays, thermoplastic gutta percha and apex locators have

FIGURE 14B A 10-year post-treatment radiograph reveals excellent healing and confirms the importance of treating the root canal system.
November 1, 2001 Feature

ENDODONTICS: NiTi Rotary Instruments Concepts for Preparing the Root Canal System

by Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, FICD, FACD

The purpose of the “Ruddle on Rotary” series of articles is to provide useful information that will enable dentists to predictably shape root canals for three-dimensional obturation. The information in these articles is intended to help clinicians better understand when

FIGURE 15 Interim panoramic radiograph showing the additional 4 maxillary implants in preparation for converting the maxillary overdenture to a fixed maxillary bridge case.
November 1, 2001 Feature

PROSTHODONTICS: Teeth or Implants: A Qualitative Lifestyle Decision for Our Patients

by Alex F. Koranyi, DDS, Dip. Perio., Dip. Perio-Prosthesis/Fixed P

Implant restorations in patients who are fully or partially edentulous have proven to be very successful in the last 15 years, with success rates in the 90+ percent range.This remarkable success rate has encouraged more dental practitioners to include implants

TABLE 6 Number and dimension of double taper posts placed in mandibular teeth.
November 1, 2001 Feature

PROSTHODONTICS: Anatomical Post Design Applied to Quartz Fiber/Epoxy Technology: A Conservative Approach

by Pierre Boudrias, DMD, MSD; Salam Sakkal, D.M.D., MSD, and Yulian

ABSTRACTA wide variety of prefabricated post systems are manufactured with different materials and are offered with different shapes. Post-and-core adaptation represents an important element in the biomechanical performance of the prosthetic restoration. The double taper post system was designed with