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June 1, 2000 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL: 1999 in Review

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

An Abstract of Selected Highlights and Headlines

June 1, 2000 Feature

Infection Control: Update on Immunization

by Gillian M. McCarthy, BDS, MSc.

Knowledge of infectious diseases and recommendations for infection control are in a constant state of flux as familiar microorganisms evolve and others emerge to produce new challenges. Our efforts to keep pace with these changes and to protect our patients,

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June 1, 2000 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: Pre-Cemented Instant Temporaries

by Thomas E. Hughes, DDS

Pre-cemented instant temporaries are exactly what the name implies. These are temporaries that are quickly fabricated directly over a fully cured temporary cement placed on the prepared teeth after the final impression has been taken. I have utilized this technique

June 1, 2000 Feature

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

by Oral Health

www.noah.cuny.edu/ dental/dentistry.html ‘Ask Noah’ is sponsored by the New York Hospital and Cornell Medical Centre. It provides a fact sheet about oral hygiene.Advertisement www.bungo.com A multi-tasker’s dream and an ideal virtual secretary. www.caretek.com A Website teaching preparedness and prevention, preventing

June 1, 2000 Feature

The Denturist Issue Revisited

by Oral Health

During the 1970s, in an effort to increase the availability of complete denture service to the public, the Ontario government legalized the provision of this service by denturists. These were largely persons who claimed to be able and willing to

June 1, 2000 Feature

Learning Assessment (June 01, 2000)

by Oral Health

The SLSA program is based on current, referenced literature and consists of 40 questions, answers, rationales and references. Dentists who complete the 15 question quiz in the November, 2000 issue of Oral Health may be eligible to receive continuing education

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June 1, 2000 Feature

GERIATRIC DENTISTRY: Analysis of Oral Health Care for the Aged in Long Term Care Facilities

by Vivien Lee, B.Sc. (OT), M.Sc.(Audiology), DDS

ABSTRACT: In 1994, the Dental Clinic was created at the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH), through the generous donation of Dr. M Lorne E. Macalchlan , a long-term care patient. The fund was earmarked for use in regards to elderly patients

May 1, 2000 Feature

Are You “Triple A?”

by Bohdan Kryshtalskyj, BSc., DDS

There are few attributes that contribute as much to successful practice as being able, affable and available. When someone in our family requires medical attention we like to think that he/she is in the best of hands. The clinician must

May 1, 2000 Feature

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

by Oral Health

www.naa.org This site is your gateway to newspaper and other related media organizations’ Internet sites. Includes Canadian and US dailies, selected international papers, weeklies, business papers and alternative press.Advertisement www.feedmag.com Feed is a hybrid of old-fashioned magazines and the BBS-style

Dr. Sherri Mitani (l) and Dr. Joan Lai took a copy of Oral Health to the Kiyomimizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan.
May 1, 2000 Feature

News – 01-MAY-00

by Oral Health

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.Advertisement

May 1, 2000 Feature

Learning Assessment (May 01, 2000)

by Oral Health

The SLSA program is based on current, referenced literature and consists of 40 questions, answers, rationales and references. Dentists who complete the 15 question quiz in the November, 2000 issue of Oral Health may be eligible to receive continuing education

May 1, 2000 Feature

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

by Oral Health

Re: Editorial “The Eighty-Five Percent Myth,” Oral Health, January, 2000Let us look at the idea that 15 percent of a dentist’s success comes from technical expertise and the remaining 85 percent from people skills. If one is to discount the

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May 1, 2000 Feature

ORAL SURGERY: Surgical Orthodontics: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

by H.I. Holmes, DDS; P. Sectakof, DDS, Dip. Ortho; I. Pynn, DDS; B.

Surgical Orthodontics” or “Orthognathic Surgery” are old terms, which have adhered to the present time, which depict the techniques employed in the surgical correction of malocclusions, dental, skeletal, or combined in their origin. By far, most of these malocclusions are

May 1, 2000 Feature

Put a question to our professional consultants and get the answer you seek

by Oral Health

Maxillary Vertex Occlusal My patient presented with unerupted maxillary canines and a routine panoramic film revealed these to be impacted. I supplemented the examination with a standard maxillary occlusal film. From these 2 films, am I able to determine if

April 1, 2000 Feature

HUMOUR: You know it’s a bad day (or dental plan) when…

by R.A. Clappison, DDS, FRCD

The insurer requests details of treatment for the upper left “Sentral Inkisor.” The original radiographs are returned with five staples through the films.Advertisement The consultant requests more details because “the patient’s pockets are not deep enough (translation: doesn’t have sufficient

April 1, 2000 Feature

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

by Oral Health

www.phys.com If you are concerned about nutrition and physical fitness, PHYS provides handy tools and informative articles. Interactive and easy-to-use tools for managing your physical well-being.Advertisement www.cooltool.com Run by software experts willing to share their knowledge about the latest software

FIGURE 6 TEM of One-Step (BISCO) on acid conditioned dentin using the wet bonding technique (dentin surface left moist prior to primer application). The primer has completely penetrated the demineralized dentin forming the hybrid layer (H). TEM courtesy of Dr. Franklin Tay.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Adhesive Dentistry in the New Millennium; Advances in adhesive technology have occurred at a remarkable pace over the past 10 years. It seems as though every month brings a “new” and “better” bonding system onto the market. Clinical protocol is constantly changing. Just when clinicians have mastered one technique, they find it has been supplanted by another. This often creates confusion and suspicion on the part of the dental practitioner. There are, however, some fundamental concepts and principals applicable to all adhesive systems. This paper attempts to present a lucid and comprehensible review of some of these concepts. More importantly, how we can apply these concepts to the practice of clinical dentistry. Many of the latest innovations, such as one step systems and self-etching primers, are discussed. This paper is by no means intended as a comprehensive review of all aspects of adhesive dentistry. It is my hope that readers will come away with a basic understanding of where we are, and may be going, in the constantly evolving field of adhesive dentistry.

by Gary Alex DMD

ABSTRACT: Advances in adhesive technology have occurred at a remarkable pace over the past 10 years. It seems as though every month brings a “new” and “better” bonding system onto the market. Clinical protocol is constantly changing. Just when clinicians have mastered one technique, they find it has been supplanted by another. This often creates confusion and suspicion on the part of the dental practitioner. There are, however, some fundamental concepts and principals applicable to all adhesive systems. This paper attempts to present a lucid and comprehensible review of some of these concepts. More importantly, how we can apply these concepts to the practice of clinical dentistry. Many of the latest innovations, such as one step systems and self-etching primers, are discussed. This paper is by no means intended as a comprehensive review of all aspects of adhesive dentistry. It is my hope that readers will come away with a basic understanding of where we are, and may be going, in the constantly evolving field of adhesive dentistry.

FIGURE 18 2 months postoperative view.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: The Two-Step Approach for Minimizing Excessive Gingival Display; Correct esthetic proportions are the foundations for successful results; however, other factors, such as the extent of gingival display while one is smiling, are important as well. The article describes a simple, two-step approach for minimizing gingival display when the basic esthetic proportions are correct. The first step is surgical crown lengthening, the second shortening incisal edges. Emphasis is on sound biologic and mechanical principles.

by Avishai Sadan, DMD, and Hisham Nasr, DDS

Diagnosis and treatment options for excessive gingival display

FIGURE 15 Post-operative lateral view. Compare to incisal edge position of teeth in Figure 4.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Non-Orthodontic Correction of Class II, Division 2 Occlusion Using Porcelain Laminate Veneers

by Thomas Gleghorn, DDS

The trend in dental materials and techniques today is “newer, stronger, better.” Whether discussing porcelain systems, bonding agents, or luting resins, most of the clinical cases shown in trade publications today highlight some new technique or material. Without the desire

FIGURE 10 After: Complete case with facial transformation.
April 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Cosmetics 2000 and Beyond

by Nicholas C. Davis, DDS

There is no doubt that the face of dentistry is changing, offering boundless opportunities for cosmetic dentists in this new millennium. The evolution of our profession in this field is undergoing a metamorphosis at an increasingly rapid rate. As we