Oral Health Group


July 1, 2001 Feature

PAIN CONTROL PATIENT MANAGEMENT: A Review of Computer Controlled Injection Devices

by David Isen, BSc, DDS

In 1853, Pravex invented the syringe. Almost 150 years later, there have been few changes to the original design. In the early 1920s, Cook Laboratories added the ability for the syringe to accept a local anaesthetic cartridge and in the

July 1, 2001 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: An Alkaline Peroxide Product for Dental Unit Water Lines

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

Read a magazine, newspaper or watch television and you are almost certain to come across an article on the quality of drinking water. It is a pressing concern and rightly occupies a priority position in the public’s agenda. Contamination of

FIGURE 7A & B Preparation of the maxillary front 8 teeth. Note that the contacts were separated and the finish lines were on the lingual line angle.
July 1, 2001 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: Expa-Syl: The Key To Making Routine Impression-Taking, Routine

by Jordan Soll, DDS

The ability to take a clear and precise impression for crown and bridge restorations is paramount to the ultimate success of the finished product. Too often there is little attention paid to this stage of the procedure. Yet a poor

July 1, 2001 Feature

Learning Assessment (July 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

July 1, 2001 Feature

Guidelines for Manuscript Submissions to Oralhealth (July 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

FIGURE 10 Odontogenic keratocyst from third molar.
July 1, 2001 Feature

ORAL SURGERY: The Sick Wisdom Tooth

by Stephen Ho DDS, Daisy Chemaly DMD; Bohdan Kryshtalskyj, Bsc., DD

Symptoms related to unerupted mandibular third molars are the most common problems encountered in the oral health services. An unerupted tooth refers both to teeth that are impacted and to teeth that are in the process of erupting.1 The tooth

July 1, 2001 Feature

ENDODONTICS: A Predictable Protocol for the Biochemical Cleansing of the Root Canal System

by Gary D. Glassman DDS, FRCD(C) and Kenneth S. Serota DDS, MMSc

The triad of biomechanical preparation, chemotherapeutic sterilization and three-dimensional obturation is the hallmark of endodontic success. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with a review of the variables that are fundamental to the most sophisticated irrigation

FIGURE 7 Part of figure 3.
July 1, 2001 Feature

PROSTHODONTICS: Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth: A Review

by Bruce Glazer, DDS, BScD, FADSA, Dip.Prostho., FADI

While the restoration of the endodontically treated tooth has been practised for more than 100 years, the criteria upon which we base either the restoration or the ultimate removal are not altogether clear. We have all experienced the treatment planning

July 1, 2001 Feature

General Dentistry: Environmental IQ Test

by Janice Goodman, DDS

1.Mercury can take different forms. Of the forms listed below, which is the most toxic and has the biggest impact on health and the environment?A. Inorganic mercuryB. Elemental mercuryC. Organic Compounds (carbon containing)D. Methylated mercury2.You used to know this one!

FIGURE 6 A clinical photograph showing the completed and cemented crown.
July 1, 2001 Feature

PAEDIATRICS: The Stainless Steel Crown – An Underused Restoration in Paediatric Dentistry

by Keith Titley BDS, MScD, FRCD(C), David Farkouh BSc, DMD and Robe

For many years stainless steel crowns have been a significant part of the restorative armamentarium in paediatric dentistry. By definition they are prefabricated crown forms that are adapted to individual teeth and cemented with a biocompatible luting agent.1 If some

June 1, 2001 Feature

The Abuse of Power

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

When thinking about statistics on child abuse, it’s important to note that the very idea of child abuse is controversial. Only recently–and only in certain countries and cultures–has child abuse come to be seen as a major social problem. Even

June 1, 2001 Feature

Mega-Deal Creates ‘Powerhouse’

by Dental Practice Management

(York, PA)–Dentsply International Inc. has purchased Degussa Dental, a unit of Degussa AG, for approximately US$500 million. Degussa Dental is expected to add $430 million to Dentsply’s annual sales. The combined company is expected to generate total revenues in excess

June 1, 2001 Feature

ABSTRACT: Evolution of Bacterial Suckback in Three Dental Handpieces

by J.I. Nicholls Ph.D, Professor, Restorative Denistry, University

EDITORIAL NOTESterilization of air turbine handpieces is standard protocol in dental practice. This study shows that some sterilized handpieces can exhaust contaminated air into the tray table or inside the dental unit, thus creating an unhealthy work environment for dentists,

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


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:*

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