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May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Socially Distanced Dentistry

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Dentistry is a very socially interactive profession. COVID-19 has changed our abilities to interact completely. Never in our wildest dreams would any of us ever predicted to be in this circumstance today. It would be impossible to predict exactly how

selfcare
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthWellness

A Selfcare Survival Guide for Busy Dental Professionals

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Many of us only think of getting fit and healthy to look good for college reunions or to rebound after the failure of a relationship (the proverbial “revenge body”). It’s beyond just looking good; it’s about creating a body that

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

So How Have You Been?

by Catherine Wilson, Guest Editorial

Catherine Wilson was a British serial killer who was hanged for one murder, but was generally thought at the time to have committed six others. She worked as a nurse and poisoned her victims after encouraging them to leave her

May 12, 2020 Feature

May 2020 Digital Edition

by Oral Health
GreenMark Biomedical
May 11, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyEndodonticsOral Health

Changing The Way We See Caries – Literally

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

GreenMark Biomedical uses non-invasive nanotechnology to rethink how dental professionals will diagnose and treat carious lesions Advertisement Typically the purview of science fiction writers and medical researchers, nanotechnology isn’t something dental professionals are asked to think about very often, let

May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Endodontic Microsurgery of an Anatomically Challenging Zone Using Dynamic Navigation: A Case Report

by P.A. Villa-Machado, DDS, Endodontist; K.S. Serota, DDS, MMSc; F.A. Restrepo-Restrepo, DDS, Endodontist

Introduction Enhanced magnification and visualization, innovations in instrumentation, new sealing materials and the incorporation of soft and hard tissue augmentation practices have brought Endodontic Microsurgery (EMS) from a last resort procedure to an integral part of endodontic retreatment.1,2 The retreatment

May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Limited FOV CBVT in Endodontics – 3 Years Later and Never Looking Back

by Geoffrey L. Sas, DDS, FRCD(C), Dip. ABE

In Endodontics, a clinical examination and diagnostic imaging are both essential components before making a pre-operative diagnosis. The process of selecting a treatment option specifically of whether to extract or retain a tooth can often be complex. Conventional 2-dimensional imaging

Close up view of needle engaged in canal for intrapulpal injection.
May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

“Managing Endodontic Emergencies in the COVID-19 Era”

by Manor Haas, DDS, Cert. Endo.

Introduction Imagine the following scenario. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can only treat patients with acute emergencies, in order to help slow or stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, a patient calls you complaining of a severe tooth

May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Armamentarium for Dentin Conservation During Endodontic Treatment

by Bobby Nadeau, DDS, MS; Dale Jung, DDS; Viraj Vora, DDS, MS

Introduction Primum non nocere – “first do no harm”–Hippocrates In today’s society, as life expectancy increases, patients expect their teeth to last a lifetime as healthy dentition is important for a good quality of life.1-4 Endodontic therapy is usually the

A clinical example of 3 successful conefits to be easily followed by predictable 3-D obturation.
May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Evolving Look of ‘The Look’

by John West, DDS, MSD

Introduction “The pulp is a big issue about a little tissue.” This quote is credited to early endodontic educator Dr. Sam Seltzer of Philadelphia. Nothing has changed.Advertisement Restorative dentists have discovered that endodontics is one of the fastest ways to

TruNatomy
May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Minimally Invasive Endodontics Using a New Single-File Rotary System

by Peet J. van der Vyver, BChD, MSc, PhD; Martin Vorster, BChD, MSc ; Ove A Peters, DMD, MS, PhD

Introduction The long-term retention of root canal treated teeth depends on many factors but it has become evident that the most common reasons for extraction of these teeth are ‘large carious lesion’ or ‘unrestorable tooth’, followed by ‘tooth fracture’, ‘periodontal

May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Continuous Wave of Condensation Revisited: A New Cordless Obturation System

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

The main objective of endodontic treatment is the prevention and/or the elimination of apical periodontitis. This is achieved by instrumentation, disinfection, and obturation of the root canal system in three dimensions. Gutta percha is the most widely used and accepted

May 11, 2020 Feature Continuing EducationData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Don’t Be Afraid to Keep Learning

by Oral Health

When conducting our research for Data Driven Dentistry, we found 72% of patients would choose their own dentist to perform a specialized procedure over a specialist, if their dentist had the applicable skills. It makes sense, as patients would spend

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May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthViewpoint

Handling the Stress of Practicing Dentistry: The Story of a Recovering Perfectionist!

by Sally Safa, DDS, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

In 2014, I was published in the Ontario Dentist journal pleading for speakers and content that could address the stress that dentists incur day after day and ways in which to successfully handle it. I can’t believe that six years

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May 11, 2020 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Dentistry in the Coronavirus Era

by Manor Haas, DDS, Cert. Endo.

It’s fair to say that day-to-day life and dentistry as we’ve known it have been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, we went from normal, day-to-day dental care to a near medically induced coma with many, if

team engagement
May 1, 2020 Feature Dental TeamHuman ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice management

Fostering Team Engagement for Practice Success

by Lori Anne Paananen, Vice President, Human Resources at dentalcorp

It has long been suggested that engaged team members are more productive within—and loyal to—their organizations. Team engagement is a critical driver for practice success. Engaged team members are not just satisfied with their jobs, they are energized by them.

May 1, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice ManagementSocial media

Influencer Marketing in Dentistry

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney

What does it mean to be an influencer? It used to be that someone would pay you thousands of dollars to pose with pretty purses to influence others to desire the merchandise you were posing with. Nice gig if you

Impact of the Current COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Practice Valuations and Sales
May 1, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Impact of the Current COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Practice Valuations and Sales

by Bill Henderson; Dr. Bernard Dolansky

Never has the statement that we live in unprecedented times been truer. As of the writing of this article, none of us fully understands how this pandemic will play out. But even in times of unprecedented crisis, experience and basic

COVID-19: Maximizing Government Benefits
May 1, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

COVID-19: Maximizing Government Benefits

by David Chong Yen*, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong*, CPA, CA, TEP, Basil Nicastri*, CPA, CA and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

With COVID-19 shutting down many dental practices across the country, the government has introduced new benefits to help businesses weather this storm. Here is an overview of what’s available for dentists and some ways to optimize the benefits for you

May 1, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice Management

Westwind Dental

by Westwind Dental

Westwind Dental is situated on the edge of the fast growing family community of Spruce Grove, Alberta. Dr. Steven Aneca and Dr. Adriaan Mik wanted to create a practice that was comfortable yet still maintained an ease of everyday functions