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November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Complex Maxillary Anterior Rehabilitation

by Goth Siu, BHSc, D.M.D, M.S., Cert. Prostho., FRCD (C), FACP Mark Lin, B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc. (Prosthodontics), FRCD (C) Amy Yeung, D.D.S., M.Sc. (Perio), F.R.C.D. (C)

The following case presentation will illustrate an anterior maxillary reconstruction with the use of dental implants and fixed prosthodontics. Our patient (P.C.) presented to the office with the pre-existing dental treatment done over 10 years ago as illustrated in Figures

November 13, 2018 Feature Clinical case reportOral HealthProsthodontics

Immediate Implant: A Case Report

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS (Perio, India)

Introduction Successfully treating patients with missing or non-restorable teeth with a fixed prosthesis can be one of the finest services rendered to dental patients. This art and science of replacing missing teeth or those with hopeless prognosis requires a thoughtful

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Does Selection of Different Restorative Materials Affect the Amount of Tooth Structure Saved for Crown Preparations?

by Ashkan Ebrahimpour; Omar El-Mowafy

Introduction Aesthetic tooth-colored restorations for both anterior and posterior teeth have been in the highest demand in recent years. This increasing demand motivated the dental industries to enhance the aesthetic and mechanical properties of restorative materials. These efforts lead to

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental LaboratoriesOral HealthProsthodontics

The “Silent” Dental Partner: The Laboratory Technician

by Mark H. E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

Upon insertion of a newly fabricated dental prosthesis, it drops intraorally and fits perfectly requiring minor adjustments. The patient looked in the mirror following this insertion and was delighted with the final aesthetics results. The patient states, “It looks and

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TeamEditorialHuman ResourcesOral Health Office

You Manage Things; You Lead People

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Oral Health Office focuses on the practice management side of dentistry and each time I sit down to write my editorial, I aim to shed light on the positive benefits of working as a team. Leadership and coaching, strategizing and

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental LaboratoriesOffice designOral Health Office

ADL Dental Laboratories Inc.: One Big Family

by ADL Dental Laboratories Inc.

Given the opportunity to create a state-of-the-art dental lab facility from the bare walls, ADL set out to achieve this dream and inspire our team of dedicated technicians with a clean, streamlined, modern workplace – a bright, open yet inviting

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health OfficePublic Relations - Patient Care

Sentiment Analysis as a Unique ‘Smile Improvement’ Technology for Dentists

by Dr. Steffany Mohan

For dentists, advanced technology means using the latest treatment tools, such as digital X-rays, diode lasers, CAD/CAM, etc., but something like Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a practice assistant, I bet most of us never gave much thought to the idea.

November 13, 2018 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficeWebsites

How to be a Good Online Storyteller to Promote Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

There is one online dental marketing strategy that is often not spoken about – the art of storytelling. This is not about actual bedtime story-reading sessions, but about giving your brand a method of communicating that immediately makes its presence

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TeamHuman ResourcesOral Health Office

Bullying and Abrasive Leadership Syndrome

by Kristine Berry

Do you manage someone who has “bullish” behaviors or is abrasive? Work with someone who is abrasive? Work for someone who is abrasive? You are not alone. Just say the word “bully,” and most people imagine a childhood playground and stolen lunch money. As

November 13, 2018 Feature Human ResourcesOral Health Office

What If They Say, “No”?

by Mariana Bracic

Dr. Sylvia Ha purchased a practice, and, like many dentists in that situation, she inherited the staff. As is also, unfortunately, still quite common in the dental industry, none of the staff had written contracts. Dr. Ha maintained that status

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TeamHuman ResourcesOral Health OfficeTeam motivation

Betterment Begins With Attitude

by Lisa Philp

You want the best for yourself and your practice, but the first step toward getting there is developing the right mindset. Have you ever wondered what it takes to make it to the very top in dentistry? I’m not talking

November 2, 2018 Feature OHGdata

Strengthen Your Business Skills to Protect You and Your Practice

by Oral Health

You probably aren’t looking to return to school anytime soon, but as dental professionals across the world know all too well, attending continuing education courses is essential to your growth as both a practitioner and business owner. 38.1 per cent

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Rapid Review on Radiation and CBCT in Dental Practice

by Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA

Exposure to ionizing radiation and its potential risks are often major concerns of our patients. Ambiguity and confusion exist among the general public, mainly due to the risks discussed in the media and from spurious online information. This leads to

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

Safer Implant Treatment

by Emil Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Knowledge is forever advancing. In my early days when my computer froze, I used to think “What did I do wrong now.” Today I think “What is wrong with this computer!” No, it’s not always the clinician that is to

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Critique of the RCDSO Draft Document on: “Standard of Practice: Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office”

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Preamble Recently, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) welcomed comments on its draft document “Standard of Practice: Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office.” This critique is based on a thorough reading of the proposed Standard

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Nutrition Update: Dietary Protein for Periodontal Health

by Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, BSc, MSc, PhD; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD, MBA

Diet and Peridontal Health Many epidemiological studies have shown positive associations between specific nutrients – including calcium, vitamins C and D, specific fatty acids – and periodontal health. 1,2 Protein is a much less studied nutrient from this perspective although

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

RCDSO Mandatory PET exam and Mandatory Category 1 Con Ed requirements. Why Not?

by Brian W. Eckert, Bsc, DDS, Ottawa

In 2013 the RCDSO introduced the mandatory Practice Enhancement Tool (PET) for licenced Ontario dentist to be exercised every five years: “a computer based self-assessment program … that allows members to evaluate and assess their practice, knowledge, skill and judgement”.

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The Intra-Oral Mandibular Ramus Block Autograft: Still a Relevant Procedure Today?

by Stephen J. Spano, BSc, DDS, MSc (Perio)

Introduction With advances in dental materials, instruments, imaging and minimally invasive surgical techniques, one may question the use of the intra-oral block autograft as a practical and relevant method of ridge augmentation. This article will discuss a case report outlining

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The New Global Classification System for Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases: An Executive Summary for the Busy Dental Professional

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, BSc, MSc, PhD; Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD

Editor’s note: Please click tables to see an enlarged version. These are exciting times in the world of periodontology. The 2017 World Workshop, a combined collaboration by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP),

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Improved Long-Term Treatment Outcomes of Teeth with Deep Pockets and Reduced Periodontal Support by Periodontal Regenerative Surgery

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Mary Dabuleanu, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Introduction Periodontal regenerative medicine encompasses a spectrum of procedures that restore lost tooth-supporting hard and soft tissue, thereby reversing some of the damage caused by periodontal disease. This is in contrast with repair of periodontal tissues that was the staple