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September 1, 2000 Feature

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

by Oral Health

Re: The Denturist Issue Revisited, Oral Health, June 2000 The June Viewpoint article entitled ‘The Denturist Issue Revisited’ submitted by the Association of Prosthodontists of Ontario, was somewhat enigmatic in that it actually dealt with two separate and seemingly unrelated

September 1, 2000 Feature

Pussycat 1, Orthodontist 0

by Randy Lang, DDS, D. Ortho

Earlier this year my dental assistant came to work one morning carrying a large blue cage with a handle on top. She explained it was a “cat carrier”, and sure enough her pet cat was inside. She asked if it

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September 1, 2000 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: Replacing the Missing Single Tooth

by Milan Somborac, DDS

Implant treatment or conventional treatment?

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September 1, 2000 Feature

ORTHODONTICS/PRODUCT PROFILE: The Orthos Lip Bumper: Patient Friendly and Efficient

by Michael W. Scott, DDS., MSD

Orthodontists have used lip bumpers for years as a usual part of their Phase One treatment regimen and clinical research has repeatedly proven their effectiveness. What we have needed is a patient-friendly lip bumper that is easy to seat, easy

Dr. Nicolucci is Presidentof the Canadian Society of Oral Implantology and Oral Health's implantology consultant.
August 1, 2000 Feature

The Perception of Implants by the Profession

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc., DDS

I was dismayed, recently, to hear that a female patient of mine had been on a holiday south with her friends, and had the opportunity to be introduced to an Orthodontist – a friend of one of her friends who

August 1, 2000 Feature


by Oral Health

Table 1: Summary of Bone-Implant Interface Strength Determinations Surface Design Shear Strength Tensile Strength N/mm2 N/mm2 Machined 1-3 <1 Grit-blasted 4-6 <1 Acid-etched 1-3 <1 Plasma-sprayed >10 2-5 Sinter Porous-sfe’d >10 -10

FIGURE 8 Dense bone insertion of 4.7 mmD tapered Screw-Vent into a straight osteotomy.
August 1, 2000 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: Achieving Osseointegration in Soft Bone: The Search for Improved Results; PRODUCT PROFILE

by Gerald A. Niznick, DDS, MSD

Modern implantology represents a continuum of developments spanning more than a century. Most early implant restorations were relatively short-lived, due to a lack of fully biocompatible materials.1 Increased predictability was finally achieved with Strock’s2 introduction of cobalt-chromium implants in 1939.

FIGURE 20 Ifiac crest onlay bone graft and sinus grafts post-operative radiograph.
August 1, 2000 Feature

IMPLANTOLOGY: Endosteal Implants in the Edentulous Posterior Maxilla: Rationale and Clinical Report

by Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS; Yvan Poitras, DMD; Francine Dietsh-Misc

ABSTRACT: The maxillary posterior region of the mouth sustains greater bite forces compared to the anterior, yet often present the poorest bone density. A biomechanical approach, often presented to decrease risk factors in regions of high stress or poor bone

August 1, 2000 Feature


by Oral Health

Table I: Patients (n = 131) Age/Years Female Male 17-78 84 47 Table II:Advertisement Prosthetics (n = 131) Single Tooth FPD < 4 FPD > 4 O.D. 30 20 43 38 Table III: Implants (n = 456) No. Type Success

Dr. Vivien Boyd and assistant Marian in Venice, catching the night train to Nice, France.
August 1, 2000 Feature

See Pictures (August 01, 2000)

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 Due to space and quality requirements, we are unable to print

August 1, 2000 Feature

Learning Assessment (August 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

FIGURE 6 Illustration of transverse force components acting on threaded and porous-surfaced implants and the resulting peri-implant stress distribution. The 3-dimensional interlock of bone with the porous-surfaced implant results in a more uniform peri-implant stress distribution.
August 1, 2000 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: Processing and Properties of Endosseous Dental Implant Surfaces: Design for Increased Osseointegration Potential

by Robert M. Pilliar, BASc., PhD

Successful treatment using endosseous dental implants is dependent on the formation and maintenance of secure implant-to host bone fixation. This criterion for success has been recognized since the late 1970s as a result of early reports by Branemark and co-workers

July 1, 2000 Feature

A summary of interesting sites for our readers to browse (July 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.aerie.com/nohicweb This is the homepage of The National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse. www.nih.gov/nia/ health/pubpub/teeth.htm An aging population

July 1, 2000 Feature

ORTHODONTICS: The Management of Transposed Mandibular Incisors Diagnosis and Treatment

by Peter A. Konchak, DDS, Dip. Paedo., Dip. Ortho and Michael A. Ly

A tooth is transposed if it improperly occupies the position of another tooth in the dental arch. The most commonly transposed tooth is the permanent canine.1 In the maxilla, where transposition is more often encountered, the canine is most frequently

July 1, 2000 Feature

PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY: RESIN COMPOSITES: Some Factors to Consider When Evaluating Their Efficacy

by Keith Titley, BDS, Dip Paedo, MScD, FRCD(C), and Richard Caldwel

FIGURE 2 Packaging of the Peroxide Prophy Paste kit.
July 1, 2000 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: Peroxide Prophy Paste; Because of the splash factor in the prophy procedure I suggest draping the patient to protect against bleaching their clothes.

by Janice Goodman, DDS

As the name implies, peroxide prophy paste is a prophy paste which contains hydrogen peroxide for the purpose of lightening teeth. It is manufactured by Challenge Products Incorporated (800-322-9800) and distributed by a number of companies. It is an alkaline

FIGURE 6 CT images
July 1, 2000 Feature

RADIOLOGY: Pre-surgical Radiographic Imaging For the Placement of Dental Implants

by Martin J. Bourgeois DDS, M.Ed., Dip. Oral Rad.

The use of dental implants has increased dramatically over the last decade and is becoming the preferred choice of replacing missing teeth over conventional fixed and removable prosthesis. There are many factors that play a role in the success of

FIGURE 11 Clinical photograph of Case #3 showing the bar attached to the implants. This produces much greater support, and a much better prognosis. The prosthesis can now be made as an RP4 (implant born/implant retained).
July 1, 2000 Feature

IMPLANTOLOGY: How Many Implants are ‘Enough?’

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc., DDS

There are many Implant dentists who believe that any given case might be ‘over treated,’ while the next case is considered ‘under-treated.’ The number of implants used in each individual case can vary with: a) What does the patient wants

FIGURE 12 Post-operative dive view of patient after successful management of chronic diffuse sclerotic osteomyelitis of mandible.
July 1, 2000 Feature

ORAL & MAXILOFACIAL SURGERY: CASE REPORT: Chronic Diffuse Sclerosing Osteomyelitis of the Mandible in a Young Patient; ORAL & MAXILOFACIAL SURGERY

by Bohdan Kryshtalskyj, BSc, DDS, MRCD(C), FICD and Simon Weinberg,

Chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis of the jaws is believed to be an inflammatory response to microorganisms of low virulence. Although carious, non-vital teeth have been implicated in the etiology and progression of this disease, chronic periodontal disease appears to provide

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July 1, 2000 Feature

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: Vital Tooth Whitening: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

by Jordan Soll, DDS

The ability to improve the appearance of one’s smile by nightguard vital bleaching (or at-home bleaching) has been accepted in North America since 1989.1 With a greater degree of research being carried out and the results favorable when the technique