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May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

The Social Media Influence

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

The influence of social media in modern society is no secret. It’s safe to say that most of us are consumed by it. But is this necessarily a bad thing when it comes to our professional lives? Or are these

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Dynamic Navigation For Orthograde And Retrograde Endodontics

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

The Evolution of Surgical Navigation Transformative technologies are altering the developmental framework in dentistry. Digital imaging, diagnostics and impressions, the use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) for prosthesis fabrication and lasers for soft and hard tissue alterations can achieve degrees

May 7, 2019 Feature CharityCommunity Dental CareDentistryEndodonticsOral Health

8 Days – 8 Communities – 8 Clinics – 4,500 Patients, A typical Bridge To Health Brigade

by Ira Sankiewicz, DDS, BSc; Tina Papacosmas, RRDH

Bridge to Health was founded in 2012 by six passionate health care professionals brought together by a common desire to provide health care to those in tremendous need. In 2013, Bridge to Health set out with their first team and

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Unconventional Implant Placement Through An Impacted Canine: A Five-Year Follow-Up

by Philip M. Walton DDS, MMSc, FRCD(C) US Board Certified, Diplomate of Periodontics

Introduction Amidst various technologies and treatment options for replacement of one’s tooth, dental implants have become the standard of care in present day practice. No longer are we enamoured by the body’s ability to accept an endosseous implant as its

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Endodontic Restorative Harmonic: Part I Access To Apex, Apex To Access

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

The restoration of endodontically treated teeth (ETT) has been guided historically by anecdotal empiricism rather than biomechanical dynamics. Decisions regarding the configuration of the restoration, the diameter of the post channel and the post and core materials to be used

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Trends Towards Conservative Endodontic Treatment

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

Introduction Consider a new patient who has come to a dental office and undergoes a screening examination. A quick look at any missing teeth may prompt a dentist to ask, why were these teeth lost? While patient responses may be

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Notorious MB2 Canal: How To Find And Treat It

by Manor Haas, DDS, Cer. Endo, MSc(D), FRCD(C)

Introduction One of the most infamous canals we chase in endodontics is the second mesio-buccal (MB2) canal of maxillary molars. It’s often referred to as the “fourth canal” and is one of the most frustrating aspects of maxillary molar root

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Dynamic Endodontic Navigation: A Case Report

by Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MSc

As a child growing up in the sixties, I was a great fan of the famous “Star Trek” television show starring William Shatner. The original series debuted on September 8, 1966. The show tells the tale of the crew of

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Endodontic Engagement: The GP And Endodontist Can Achieve More As A Team

by Brett E. Gilbert, DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

The Pulse To truly feel the current pulse in dentistry, you must listen to what other dentists are thinking and saying. Online message boards are a great place to participate in the conversations that dentists are having. These forums give

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Choosing Wisely: Fostering Informed Conversations Between Patients And Dentists

by Susan Sutherland, DDS, MSc; Karen Born, PhD

Introduction Earlier this year the Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists joined the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Choosing Wisely Canada is the national voice on reducing harm to patients. Modeled on the Choosing Wisely campaign in the United States, an initiative

May 2, 2019 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Management

Preparation is Key to Achieve Your Retirement Goals

by Lana Sanichar

Beep beep beep. You reach over and push the snooze button. Beep beep beep. This time you reach over and slap it. When you wake up half an hour later, you realize that you’re late for work! Panic sets in.

May 2, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Practice Automation: Allowing You To Focus On Your Patients

by Savannah Koran

As we all know, dentistry is an ever-changing industry and with the advancement of new technology, it can become increasingly harder to keep up with the latest and greatest advances in the market. In addition to clinical technology becoming more

May 2, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Paid 2018 Leaders In Practice Award Winners

by dentalcorp

The results are in! After receiving over 550 nominations and 15,000+ votes from across the nation, the inaugural Leaders in Practice award winners were announced in Oral Health’s April issue. Click here to view the 2018 award winners Designed to

May 2, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Cannabis, Capacity and Consent

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Compliance & Risk Management, dentalcorp

Ever since the government began seriously discussing legalization of marijuana for recreational use, dental professionals have developed an intense curiosity about what the change would mean, both for the health of patients and the provision of care. There are copious

May 2, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Light Show

by Antham Construction Group & DeStyle Design

Creating a healthcare environment, which is welcoming, professional and bright, while considering overall construction costs and budget criteria is a task we at De Style Design are priding ourselves in achieving on this project. For this office, specific attention is

May 2, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

10 Legal Tips for New Dentists at the RCDSO

by Josh Koziebrocki, LLB, BA

Becoming a dentist can be a challenging process. Once licenced by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (“RCDSO”), any dentist, regardless of the quality of their work, may become the subject of a formal complaint. Implementing best practices

May 2, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Learning From Others

by Dr. James Yacyshyn

April is an interesting time of year for me. I always find it to be a reflective time, as the university academic year comes to an end. I think about the senior dental students that I have been able to

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Evolving Excellence: Scientific Advances In Dentistry And New Restorative Paths

by W. Johnston Rowe Jr., DDS, AAACD

Introduction In 1964 Bob Dylan shared his famous observation, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Those words seem to continue to ring true in every facet of life today. Evolving materials and technologies offer cosmetic dentists and ceramists new tools to

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Developing A System To Eliminate Cementation Failures: A Practical Understanding For Predictable Outcomes

by Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract Cementation has a lengthy history in dentistry, with varied amounts of success along the way. As clinicians, we have seen numerous changes to formulations over the years. Each change is designed to improve our clinical results. However, misunderstanding the processes can

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Aesthetic Restoration Of Maxillary Lateral Incisors With Direct Composite

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

Anterior Tooth Anatomy and Matrix Options Freehand sculpting of anterior tooth anatomy using direct composite is challenging for even the most artistically talented clinician. The more surface area that is lost, along with anatomic landmarks, the more difficult it is