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Red-stained smile in adolescent from daily use of BQ. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Prior.
October 8, 2021 Feature Oral cancerOral HealthPeriodontics

Oral Cancer as a Result of Betel Quid Use: An Interventional Analysis of Betel Quid Prevention and Cessation in Papua New Guinea Adolescents and the Role of Dentists as Global Citizens

by Meagan J. Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN, MN, CSRS, NP(c); Jordan M. Mackenzie, BSc, DDS IV

Ared-stained smile, often observed in Asia-Pacific populations, is the hallmark of betel quid (BQ), a carcinogenic seed chewed by an estimated 600 million people globally (Ping-Ho et al., 2017). This practice is deeply rooted in Asia-Pacific culture; however, BQ is

October 8, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

Removal of Impacted Third Molars: High Speed Bur or Piezosurgery?

by Robert A. Green, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); Daniel M. Laskin DDS, MS, DSc (hon); Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

Approximately 20 percent of the general population have impacted teeth, the majority of which are third molars.1 Therefore, the removal of impacted teeth is one of the most common procedures to be performed in oral surgery practices.2 It is also

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPractice management

Online Scheduling Becomes a Must-Have for Dental Practices

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

If you’re depending on patients to call your practice to schedule an appointment, you’re missing out. More people than ever want to be able to book an appointment directly from your website, social media sites, and Google My Business page.

October 7, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Government Rent Subsidy – Too little, too late

by Oral Health

When lockdowns were first announced, the first question many dentists and business owners had was, “How will I pay the rent?” Unlike staff wages, your place of business could not be furloughed. Rent was due regardless of whether your business

Leaders in Practice Awards
October 1, 2021 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Paid 2021 Leaders in Practice Awards: Nominate a Remarkable Dental Professional You Know!

by dentalcorp

Now in its fourth year, the annual Leaders in Practice awards celebrate oral care professionals who are passionate about providing optimal patient care and making a difference in the lives of Canadians. This is an industry-wide program designed to recognize

October 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

You Had Me at “Virtual Consultations”: Modernize Your Practice and Patient Experience

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP

The world is advancing at lightning speed. Nowadays, we have self-driving and electric cars, virtual home assistants and mind-boggling technological advancements. We can pay in a flash, meet someone without even leaving our homes, shop for groceries from our couch,

October 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dreaming of Selling? Tax Planning Realities Might Wake You Up

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Dental practice values are back up. Everyone’s hounding you to sell. Maybe you’re tired of the daily grind of running a dental practice – especially during COVID-19. You find yourself drifting off. You’re on a pristine beach, at your cottage

Content Marketing
October 1, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

Guide to Content Marketing

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

In today’s competitive economy, a good marketing strategy can make the difference between a thriving dental practice, and one that is struggling to stay afloat. And content marketing is a pillar of any good strategy. What is content marketing? Content

October 1, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Blueridge Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story The journey to open Blueridge Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) began while Dr. Osama Soliman was still in dental school. During fourth year, he was encouraged by a mentor to explore his options for becoming a specialist.

Fitness
October 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Fall Into Fitness

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Other than looking a little more youthful or sporty in your Facebook or Instagram profile picture, why else ought we get a little fitter? There are many reasons to get fit, live fit and stay fit. We wanted to focus

September 13, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

Unsuccessful Outcomes

by Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D.ORTHO, FRCD(C)

If you’re like me, you’ve had your share of unsuccessful outcomes and can appreciate the negative feelings that come with them. Just the other week I ruminated over the need to leave posterior spaces on a case that was progressing

September 13, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Jordan Pettigrew

by Oral Health

Dr. Jordan Pettigrew Dr. Jordan Pettigrew and Associates, Ottawa, Ontario How would you summarize your practice philosophy? Our practice philosophy is quality over quantity, coupled with a family atmosphere. We strive to create an environment where patients and staff are

September 13, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

The Biggest Takeaways From the COVID-19 Experience

by Oral Health

As we observe more vaccinations being completed and reopenings happening across the country, we can see the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is on the horizon. Now is the time to reflect on what the biggest takeaways have been from

3D-Printed Brackets
September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Faster and More Predictable Treatment with 100% Custom 3D-Printed Brackets from LightForce Orthodontics: Q&A

by Tim Dumore, DMD, BSc, MSc, FRCD(C), DipABO, FICD, FPFA

Last year, Dr. Tim Dumore added fully custom 3D-printed tooth moving tools from LightForce Orthodontics to his treatment options. LightForce, which is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has developed a cloud-based platform to create patient-specific 3D-printed ceramic brackets delivered in patient-specific

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Smile Design with Clear Aligners

by Vanessa E. Chong, DDS, MSD, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C)

The contemporary practice of orthodontics focuses not only on achieving ideal alignment and occlusion, but also on how the teeth relate to the soft tissues of the face. Smile arc is one of the most important factors when assessing and

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Self-Ligation has Significantly Shorter Chair Time Compared to Conventional Ligation with 8 Techniques: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Clinical Outcomes

by John C. Voudouris, (Hon) DDS, DOrth, MScD; John Dean Voudouris

Objective: To test if there are significant evidence-based differences in effectiveness between self-ligation (SL) and conventional-ligation (CL) brackets, including observation of eight daily, self-ligation clinical techniques. The clinical SL advantages are: 1) using colour elastomers upper 2-2, but converting to

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Getting to the Root of the Matter – Indications for Grafting in the Ortho-Perio Patient

by Jonathan Adam, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Diplomate ABP

Introduction Orthodontic and periodontal therapy are intimately connected. To ensure a functional and aesthetically pleasing outcome the process begins with clinical assessment of many factors including periodontal probing depths, thickness of the attached gingiva, mobility, occlusion, furcation involvement and bleeding.

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health

The Rules of the Game: Why the Best of Class Award Winners Should Be on Your Short List

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

It’s hard to believe that a 13-year-old vision to make a difference has come so far. From an idea fleshed out over a breakfast meeting at Chicago Midwinter, to today, where the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards are covered

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Value of an Optimally Sharp Instrument

by Dr. Joy Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, DHSc., AADH

Manual and Ultrasonic instrumentation techniques and guidelines for treatment have changed over the past few decades according technological advancements and theoretical interpretation for the literature. Technological advancements in the areas of ergonomics, metallurgy and cryogenic processing have led dental manufacturers

Difficult Patients
September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePatient Management

The Troublemakers: How to Deal with Difficult Patients

by Jordan Stone

Eventually, every dental hygienist will deal with a difficult patient. Despite best efforts, a patient may be angry or upset with the care they have received or something that has been said to them. Sometimes they will be angry for