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July 2, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthProduct Report

The NiTi File Revolution

by Barbara Müller, BSc, MSc, PhD

Nowhere in dentistry is technical progress as rapid as in modern endodontics. The development of flexible nickel-titanium files in the late 1980s created entirely new and hitherto unknown opportunities in the mechanical preparation of root canals. Numerous recent innovations have

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryImplantologyOral HealthOral SurgeryProduct Report

Dynamic Navigation: Predictable Implant Placement In Close Proximity To Sinus Floor

by Jim Yeganegi, BSc, DMD

The goal of the implant surgeon is to place an implant in the ideal position, that will support a prosthesis with the best long-term prognosis, while managing important anatomical landmarks. With the aid of Cone Beam CT scans the implant

July 2, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProduct Report

A Simplified Approach To Lateral Sinus Augmentation

by Arun K. Garg, DMD; Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD

Introduction Normal pneumatization of the maxillary sinus frequently when combined with the loss of teeth provides inadequate volume of bone, specifically related to height to house an implant. This process is further complicated with periodontally failing posterior teeth are to

July 2, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental CareDentistryOral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Totally Simplified Colour Matching: Single Shade Direct Composite

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Placing tooth colored direct composite restorations is a clinical challenge for even the most experienced clinician. Aside from the technique sensitivities involved in adhesive bonding, determining a shade (whether single or layered) that predictably and precisely matches the natural tooth

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryImplantologyOral HealthProduct Report

Colour Modifiers To Match An Odd Shade

by David V. Mazza, DDS, CAGS

Matching odd shades (particularly if they do not appear in shade guides) can be a challenging task for a dental professional. A skillful practitioner who is familiar with principles of colour (Value, Chroma, Hue and Translucency) and composite systems, colour

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryOral HealthProduct Report

Direct Restorations In A Compromised Setting

by Mark I. Malterud, DDS, MAGD

We are tasked to help our patients attain a more desirable cosmetic outcome; often, there is a choice between direct and indirect procedures. Direct procedures are generally less invasive; the practitioner only needs to remove old restorations and any pathology

July 2, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Zirconia – Separating Fact From Fiction

by Dr. Gary Alex, DMD

Abstract The use and popularity of both zirconia and lithium disilicate have increased dramatically over the last several years (Fig. 1). In fact, if current trends hold¹ it is entirely possible that that the escalating use of both zirconia and

July 1, 2019 Feature DentistryOral Health

Paid 4 Tips to Ace the Interview

by Christy Theobald, Director of Talent at dentalcorp

Job interviews can be a significant source of stress and anxiety for many of us. And for good reason. In today’s competitive landscape, we’re often up against equally—if not more—qualified candidates and so, it becomes all the more important to

July 1, 2019 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingOverall HealthPractice management

Dentistry’s Suicide Dilemma

by Sue Jeffries RDH, BSDH

When will the loss of life due to suicide begin to decline? In 2018 the CDCA released a study which showed an increase in suicide rates in every state except Nevada. Don’t get too excited about moving to Nevada, she

July 1, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice ManagementSocial mediaSocial Networking

Why Your Social Media Matters And How To Make The Most Of It

by Dr. Paola Ochoa

Attracting new patients and building customer loyalty are vital aspects of growing a dental practice. Although many strategies have been tested and used over the years (local advertising, newsletters, check-up reminder postcards, and e-mail), it is crucial to understand that

July 1, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Retirement – The Big Picture

by Dr. Wilson Chen BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA

July is here, and Canadians everywhere are trying to squeeze the most out of our abbreviated summer. Hopefully, we’ve all set aside time to reconnect with family and friends and to recharge our internal batteries. For many of us, the

July 1, 2019 Feature Dental equipmentDental OfficeGeneral PracticeNew dentistsOffice ManagementOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Opening A New Dental Practice: How Important Is Good Design?

by Jean Akerman, ARIDO, IDC

The task of opening a new dental office can be formidable. There are so many considerations: Is there adequate usable area for my needs? What dental equipment will best suit my practice? What are the health and safety requirements and

July 1, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

All Good Things Come From Gratitude

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Appreciation is a simple term with volumes of depth to it. Recognition and showing appreciation are proven as among the best methods of improving work motivation and employee engagement.Advertisement At the end of May, I was graciously invited to attend

June 10, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthOral Surgery

Optimal Canal Disinfection: Concepts, Materials And Evidence-Based Protocols

by Richard Mounce, DDS; David McCarty, DDS

Canal disinfection, controlled memory nickel titanium, CBCT imaging, surgical microscopes, among other advances, have changed the clinical practice of endodontics dramatically in the past 20 years. CBCT provides a three-dimensional pre-operative guide to canal anatomy, which is subsequently interpreted through

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Management of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery

by Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, BDS, MSc, PhD; Jordan Prince, BSc, DDS; Yasser Alali, DDS; Marco F. Caminiti, DDS, MEd, FRCD(C) (OMFS)

Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. OSA has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates as well as decreased quality-of-life. Certain patients with

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Maxillofacial Hardware – A Review Of Techniques And Radiographic Appearance For The General Practitioner

by Nadir Elias, Iain A. Nish, Bruce R. Pynn

The general dentist may often encounter patients that have undergone maxillofacial surgery at some point in the past. These patients may present with findings that include the presence of fixation hardware that is placed during surgical procedures. This hardware may

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

The MINIE™ Laser Extraction – A Novel Approach To Removal Of Teeth!

by Preety Desai, BSc, DDS, Dip. Periodontics, MSc Laser Dentistry

Introduction Dentists are bombarded with numerous products from our dental suppliers’ trying to sell us on the fantasy of an “atraumatic tooth extraction”, promising to improve on what we were taught in dental school. This is all in an effort

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Implant Surgery With Robotic Guidance – Digital Workflows For Patient Care

by Bao-Thy N. Grant, DDS

Dental implant therapy has made progress toward a truly digital workflow via cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging and fabricated physical guides.1,2 The latest development, however, toward an ultimately digital implant therapy workflow is robotic assistance. Robotic assistance has spread

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Temporal Space Abscess Misdiagnosed As Temporal Arteritis: A Case Report

by Gordon B. Wong, BSc, BEd, MSc, DDS, Dip. Oral Surg., MRCD(C), Bed

Introduction Temporal space abscesses are rare deep neck infections1 that can easily create challenges in diagnosis. Early presenting symptoms of persistent and unrelenting facial pain and trismus have been misdiagnosed as temporomandibular joint dysfunction,2,3,4,5 parotitis,2,3,5,6 trigeminal neuralgia5,7 and diabetic neuropathy

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Metastatic Colorectal And Lung Adenocarcinoma To The Oral Cavity: A Report Of Two Cases

by Johnson Cheung, DDS, MSc, BMSc; Nicholas Emanuele, DDS, BBA; Amy Suhr, DDS, BA, Diplomate ABOMS; Guy Barzan, DDS, MD, MSc; Martin Bullock, MD; Chad Robertson, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Metastatic dissemination to the jaws and oral cavity is a rare phenomenon for the natural course and progression of cancer. Amongst all oral malignancies, metastatic tumors account for only 1% of cases.1 However, in up to 25% of cases,