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June 1, 2001 Feature

Legal Issues: Trouble in paradise

by Jamie Knight

You’ve built up a successful practice. It’s busy. You have terrific patients. You have a great staff. Well, for the most part your staff is great. Actually it hasn’t been all that great for a few months now, and it’s

June 1, 2001 Feature

Finance: How Dentists Can Build Their Own ‘Berkshire Hathaway’

by Michael Birbari

First, a bit of Berkshire Hathaway history is in order. In 1969, investment guru Warren Buffet decided to roll all of his assets into Berkshire Hathaway, an ailing textile mill, which he had been buying since 1962. Berkshire became Buffet’s

June 1, 2001 Feature

Technology: What to do with all those digital photographs?

by Craig Wilson

In previous issues, we’ve explored the details of creating imaging and video systems in dental offices. Interestingly, the most confusing part for most practices is not the technical details of their systems, but getting the maximum benefit from the new

June 1, 2001 Feature

Laboratories: Getting it right

by Steve Anderson & Walter Hailey

Secrets for preventing your lab from supplying work that doesn’t fit.

June 1, 2001 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL: Investigating Sterilizer Test Failures

by Charles A. Hughes

What does a facility do when faced with a “positive” spore test after monitoring its sterilizer? According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines…” If spores are not killed in routine spore tests, the sterilizer should immediately

June 1, 2001 Feature

Commercially Available Amalgam Capture Devices

by Oral Health

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency operates an Environmental Verification Testing Program. Some of the following amalgam capture devices will be tested under this program. The effectiveness of some of the treatment units will be documented under actual conditions.NamePhone Email/Web AddressType

June 1, 2001 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL/HEALTH ISSUES: Treatment of Wastewater from Dental Vacuum Systems

by Timothy Tuominen

Pretreatment of wastewater prior to discharge to the sewer system has been a common practice for many industrial wastewater dischargers for a number of years. Treatment of industrial discharges high in metals is commonly used to prevent upsets of biological

June 1, 2001 Feature

HEALTH ISSUES: Environmental Issues Concerning Mercury Emissions from Amalgam Waste and the Responsibility of Dental Clinics in Canada

by Yves Hennekens, Economist and Environmentalist, MSc., Public Adm

Very shortly, many major cities in Canada will impose the use of amalgam separators in dental clinics. This obligation will be linked to others concerning the appropriate management of amalgam waste collected by dental clinics. During the Summer of 2000,

Gustel Fisher of Trihawk displays his Oral Health in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
June 1, 2001 Feature

See Pictures (June 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Due to space and quality requirements, we are unable to print every photo we receive.Please note: PHOTOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

June 1, 2001 Feature

Letter (June 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Re: “The Pregnant Dental Patient” Marylin C. Miller, DDS, Oral Health, March, 2001Congratulations to Dr. Miller for her important article in the March 2001 edition of Oral Health. Dentists need to be regularly reminded of how to best protect the

June 1, 2001 Feature

Learning Assessment (June 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

Dr. Jerry DeStephanis of Hamilton, ON, and his children Jeremy and Cassandra check out the bridgework in Veradero, Cuba.
May 1, 2001 Feature

See Pictures (May 01, 2001)

by Oral Health

Show us where YOU read Oral Health. Send your photos to: Oral Health, 1450 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills, ON M3B 2X7Due to space and quality requirements, we are unable to print every photo we receive.Please note: PHOTOS WILL NOT

May 1, 2001 Feature

Guidelines for Manuscript Submissions to Oralhealth (May 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 5 In segments 0 and 1 of the maxillary and mandibular permanent central incisors.
May 1, 2001 Feature

PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY: Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease

by Dr. A. Hawryluk DDS, M. McCool, BSc Pharmacy, D. Hawryluk RDH

Often dentists see young children in the office with malformed, decayed, and extreme hypoplastic teeth, and the first assumption is to criticize the lack of home care as a cause of this dental disorder. However, by observing the dental pathology

May 1, 2001 Feature

ORAL SURGERY: Tables

by Oral Health

Table 1: Signs and Symptoms associated with Maxillary SinusitisMajorMinorFacial painDental PainNasal obstruction, blockageCoughNasal or postnasal dischargeFatiqueHyposomia, ansomiaEar pain, pressure, fullnessFeverHalitosisConjunctival inflammationChewing tendernessTable 2: Local and systemic factors that predispose to sinusitisSystemicLocalCystic fibrosisUpper respiratory tract infectionImmune deficiencySmokingBronchiectasisDental infectionsImmotile cilia syndromeAllergic rhinitisDecongestant

Dr. Caminiti is Assistant Professor, Div. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry and Centre for Research in Education, Faculty of Medicine, The Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto.
May 1, 2001 Feature

How To Make An Expert

by Marco F. Caminiti DDS, MEd, FRCD(C), Dip OMFS

What separates truly exceptional individuals from the rest of us in athletics, arts, music, science or any activity we endeavour in? What creates a virtuoso or are virtuosi created? Was Wayne Gretzy great from the beginning or did practise and

Figure 2C. CT scan showing pan-sinusitis with mucosal thickening in all sinus cavities.
May 1, 2001 Feature

ORAL SURGERY: Maxillary Sinusitis: A Review for the Dental Practitioner

by B.R. Pynn, BSc, Msc, DDS, FRCD(C); I.A. Nish, BSc, Msc, DDS, FRC

Sinusitis is a common disease affecting 35 million people annually in North America.1,2 It accounts for an estimated 2 to 3 billion dollars in health care costs annually3,4 and patients spend approximately 150 million for products prescribed or recommended for

May 1, 2001 Feature

Learning Assessment (May 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

May 1, 2001 Feature

PERIODONTIC DENTISTRY: The Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft

by Russell Leve, DDS, BSc., Ed.M.

The ability to cover denuded root surfaces has been a long-time goal of periodontists. Procedures available today allow us to achieve root coverage predictably. While marginal tissue recession seldom results in tooth loss, it is often associated with root sensitivity,

May 1, 2001 Feature

VIEWPOINT/INFECTION CONTROL: Standard Precautions ARE Good Risk Management;

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

VIEWPOINT/INFECTION CONTROLDr. Neiburger’s article containing some pseudo-scientific statements, in my opinion, was presented for publication against my better judgment by a member of the Editorial Board of Oral health. The basis for my objection was: (1) awareness of the agenda of a group of dentists in Ontario who wish to dilute the standards of infection control in this province and: (2) past experience with the author’s publications. However, I was persuaded, and foolishly agreed, that I could not continue to reject such articles even if the pressure came from someone not associated with my area in the book. This “group”, under the guise of the well-respected “evidence-based” format has, in my viewpoint, used this system in many instances, including Dr. Neiburger’s article, to expand their own agenda. This agenda is designed to lower the high standards of infection control, which have placed the dental profession on a high pedestal and protected dentists, staff, patients and families. This high benchmark has made the dental profession the envy of the health care system. The deliberate attempt to reduce or dilute the standards of infection control is made easier by the fact that studies to prove the effectiveness of certain techniques or to prove the cross-infection of patients does not fall under the umbrella of pure science. You cannot invade the privacy of patients, nor endanger their well-being, to check the validity of an infection control procedure. Human beings cannot be treated like hamsters and the “group” knows that some of their accusations will never be answered and they use this as a lever against the present standards of infection control.