Oral Health Group


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

July 1, 2000 Feature

PRODUCT PROFILE: A New Method For Intraosseus Injection: The X-Tip

by David Isen, Hon. B.Sc., DDS

FIGURE 3 ProRoot MTA is available as a complete kit including, MTA cement powder, individual unit doses of sterile water, mixing sticks, Endo gun (carrier for delivery to site) and instruction video.
July 1, 2000 Feature

ENDODONTICS: Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA): Sealing the Pathways of Communication

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Pulpal and periradicular pathology develop when the dental pulp and periradicular tissues become exposed to microorganisms. In experimental germ free conditions pulpal and periradicular tissues fail to show the development of pathosis and associated lesions when exposed to bacteria.1,2 The

FIGURE 5 Midwest.
July 1, 2000 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL: Performance Handpieces Demand Efficient and Optimal Care

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

Today’s “Universal Precautions” require the sterilization of handpieccs after each patient use. Current handpieces and high-tech air turbines offer durability, built-in light sources, good spray patterns and overall excellent performance. High performance demands not only excellent components but also careful,

June 1, 2000 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL: Infection control costs BIG dollar$

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

Dental practitioners know from painful experience that the provision of effective infection control procedures has added very significant operating costs. Additional handpieces and their maintenance, the provision of masks, gloves and eye protection, barriers, additional space for an infection control

June 1, 2000 Feature

INFECTION CONTROL: Bacterium Could Be Alzheimer’s Risk*

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

Brian J. Balin and his team at the Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, reported that his team discovered segments of the DNA of the bacterium, Chlamydia pneumoniae , in the brain samples of 17 of 19

Dr. Lorne Levy and daughter Bayley at Epcot Centre enjoying the Millennium celebrations at Disneyworld.
June 1, 2000 Feature

See Pictures (June 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

June 1, 2000 Feature


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,

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

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