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September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Custom Shirts And DIY Dentistry

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

I’m a sucker for custom shirts. I enjoy the process of selecting the fabrics, getting fit by my tailor, Jean Paul, and wearing the final product. They fit perfectly and I feel great when I wear them. I buy four

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Mayday, Mayday

by Brian Chapnick, BSc, DDS

The practice of dentistry has changed from the time I entered the profession 42 years ago. Change is important, for without change there can be no progress. On the other hand, not all change is good and we must be

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Treating The Dreaded Black Triangle With The Bioclear Method: A 4-year Follow Up

by David Clark, DDS

Orthodontic treatment in adults is very different than that for adolescents. A significant number of finished ortho cases, are in truth, not finished in the eyes of the patient. Patients that have undergone oftentimes lengthy orthodontic treatments are typically motivated

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

The Use Of Braces And Invisalign In Pre-Prosthetic Orthodontics

by Dr. Tracey J. Hendler

Adult patients present with defined treatment goals and priorities. While some of them would like a full mouth rehabilitation, often their goals are more discrete and specific, looking to fix “just the one thing” that brought them into the office.

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Non-Surgical Compensation Of Skeletal Class III Malocclusions

by Anthony Mair, DDS, MC1D; Anthony Mair, DDS, MC1D; Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C) Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Class III malocclusions are the least common type of malocclusion, yet they are often more complicated to treat and more likely to require orthognathic surgery for optimal correction.1 The reported incidence of this malocclusion ranges between 1% to 19%, with

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Orthodontic Interventions In Cleft Lip And Palate Individuals: An Overview Of Treatment Protocol

by Dr. Aura Sofia C. Manfio, DDS, Specialist in Orthodontics, MSc; Dr. Austin Chen BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Introduction Cleft lip and/or palate is one of the most common congenital anomalies affecting the craniofacial structures.1,2 These anomalies are considered a relevant public health issue by the World Health Organization3 due to its effects on facial aesthetics, function and

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Space Maintainers Made Easy

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Primary teeth have many important roles in the health and development of our young patients. Primary teeth are vital to chewing, speaking, smiling, aesthetics and holding space in the jaws for the developing permanent teeth.1 In some cases when a

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Palatally Impacted Canines: Early Intervention And Practical Management

by Paul J. Helpard, BSc, DDS, MS, Certificate in OrthodonticsJ. Helpard, BSc, DDS, MS, Certificate in Orthodontics

Impacted maxillary canines are a relatively rare but always memorable clinical presentation. They occur in just two per cent of the population. Eighty-five per cent of the time, the canine impaction is facial. This usually occurs as a result of

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Palatal MSI: Safe, Versatile, Easy

by Mohammad R. Razavi DDS, MSD, RDCD(C)

Introduction What next? You’ve attended almost every course on Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD), and Mini-Screw Implants (MSI). You’ve read the numerous publications in the AJODO, JCO and other orthodontic journals about the benefits of incorporating MSI into your orthodontic practice.

September 10, 2019 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Communication Is Key, If You Know How

by Oral Health

It should be no surprise to you that the phone in your practice is one of the most important pieces of technology to have. After all, that is how nearly ¾ of patients first contact a dental practice, plus returning

August 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Mentoring In Dentistry: Promoting Growth And Development

by Shawn Steele, M.Ed., D.D.S, dentalcorp Clinical Coach, City-wide Chief of Dentistry at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)

With September and the launch of a new school year, we inevitably begin to think about learning and education. When it comes to facilitating the learning and development of new healthcare professionals, mentoring is noted as being a key mechanism

August 29, 2019 Feature Computer softwareOral Health Office

Minimizing Risk Of Ransomware In 10 Easy Steps

by Alex Zlatin, CEO of Maxident

In any type of job, there are elements we hate, fear and try to avoid. For me, that element is dealing with clients who are hit by ransomware. Whether we are able to assist them in decrypting the data or

August 29, 2019 Feature Human ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice management

What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

by Stuart Rudner. Rudner Law

You probably know what happens if you don’t practice good oral hygiene: tooth decay, gingivitis, and even worse. But what about preventative maintenance when it comes to employment law? The simple reality is that most dentists, whether they are the

August 29, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Customer Care

by Steven Brady, Henry Schein BC & Dr. Rachel Staples

Dr. Staples was the previous Principal owner of the multi location dental practices in Victoria. She nurtured that particular business for 20 years. Growth progressed from a single practice office to a multi-practitioner office with over 30 staff in four

August 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health Office

Developing Yourself; What Does It Mean To Develop A Learning Strategy?

by Dr. James Yacyshyn

Why do we choose one continuing education course over another? Where should we spend our time, effort and money on courses? Why is a particular course of interest to me? How will a course help me and my office, and

August 16, 2019 Feature Oral Health

Cellerant Best Of Class Technology Awards 2019

by Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

The 2019 Cellerant Best of  Class Technology Award has been acknowledged as the most prestigious and coveted award that a dental manufacturer can receive. It is the only award of its kind, as it is covered by every major dental

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

To Guide Or Not To Guide: There Is No Question! A Complete Digital Workflow For Guided Implant Surgery Using CEREC Guide 2

by Amarjit Rihal, DDM

The evolution of implant treatment planning has changed over the course of history. From the start, implant dentistry was considered to be surgically driven. Our current standard of care is three-dimensional placement of implants being gingivally driven. By using the

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Rethinking Health History When Bone Grafting

by Vivian A. Roknian, DMD, DICOI; Joseph P. Mulligan DMD, FACS, FICD*

In the last several years, there has been a noted increase in mysterious cases presented to my practice. These patients seem to have similar oral manifestations – rampant decay, poor healing ability, and an assortment of hopeless teeth. It isn’t

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Crestal Sinus Elevation For Implant Placement

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

Introduction Challenges to implant placement in the posterior maxilla may be related to the maxillary sinus. The sinus may pneumatize (enlarge) related to sinus issues, patient age, how long the site has been edentulous or related to periodontal bone loss

August 6, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Risk Factors In Implant Dentistry: Unrestorable Implants

by Murray Arlin, DDS, Dip. Perio, FRCD(C)

This article is the fifth in a series by the author submitted to and published in Oral Health. The previous four articles of the series were published in the August 2015 to 2018 issues with the titles: Surgical Risk Factors