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March 12, 2019 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Organized Dentistry Takes a Turn Toward the Airway

by Barry Raphael, DMD; Steve Carstensen, DDS; Mark Cruz, DDS; Jerald Simmons, MD; Jill Ombrello, DDS; Glennine Varga

When the American Dental Association ratified its “Policy on the Role of Dentists in the Treatment of Sleep-related Breathing Disorders” in 2017, the intention was to clarify the boundaries between medicine and dentistry to make sure dentists didn’t overreach into

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Mouth Breathing and the Dentist

by Janice Goodman DDS, MS Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain; Mark Webb, BSc

As humans, we are obligate nasal breathers but mouth breathing has become prevalent and almost the norm. The dentist can play an important role in reversing this trend by both diagnosing and treating. Mouth breathing has been considered a factor

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

2019 – The Year of Airway and Collaboration for Optimal Health

by Howard Hindin

Dentists wield enormous power over their patients’ medical outcomes – positive and negative – and it starts with our intimacy with people’s airways. 2019 will be remembered as a seminal moment for dentistry. Are you and your practice prepared? The

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Speech as Related to Sleep Apnea and Brain Plasticity

by Allen J Moses, DDS; Elizabeth T Kalliath, DMD; Gloria Pacini, RDH

“The human language capacity is overlaid in sensorimotor systems that originally evolved to do things other than support language” – Philip Lieberman Introduction According to Philip Lieberman, a scientist and recognized expert on the human brain and the evolution of

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Largest Nasopalatine Duct Cyst: A Case Report and Literature Review

by Abdalgader I. Alhozgi1, BDS, MS, Faculty of Dentistry, Alasmarya University (Zliten, Libya); Abdusalam E. Alrmali, DDS, MS, Faculty of Dentistry, Tripoli University (Tripoli, Libya), Sherif M. Elsaraj, DMD, MS, GumDocs (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada),

Abstract The nasopalatine duct cyst is the most common non-odontogenic developmental cysts. This case report presents a nasopalatine duct cyst in a patient with a history of orofacial pain over one year with multiple doctor visits and only limited success.

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cannabis: Pharmacology, Medical Usage and Oral and Dental Implications

by Matthew Choi; Kester Ng, BHSc, DDS; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO, FICD

Introduction Cannabis refers to drug products produced from plants of the genus Cannabis. 1 One of the most commonly used recreational drugs, 2 cannabis is capable of producing feelings of euphoria and relaxation in users. 3 While historically cannabis has

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

High Rates of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Amongst Dentists: Peril of the High-Speed Handpiece

by Ian D. Murray, BA HIS AHIP IHS

Abstract This article will present a review of the literature regarding the high rates of hearing loss, tinnitus and related comorbidities, affecting general dentists, specialists and assistants, as a result of the excessive noise produced by the dental high-speed handpiece

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Computer Controlled Mandibular Positioner in Conjunction with a Level III Sleep Study

by Dr. Michael Parchewsky, BSc (Hons), DMD, FAGD; Ross McKercher, BSc

A Systematic Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A workflow using SICAT and Zephyr Sleep Technologies: SICAT Air and the MATRx plus in Tandem Introduction: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent chronic disease seen by both doctors

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Importance of Breastfeeding

by Michael Gelb

Breastfeeding goes back thousands of years, as in other mammalian species for good reason. At birth, the infant is nourished by breastfeeding which coordinates the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and orofacial reflexes. There is obligate nasal breathing in the human

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Top 25 Biological Functions of the Mouth

by G. P. Greenacre

Following over 50 years of study and listening to experts, I want to share with you why good growth and good functioning of the mouth is so important. Let me explain why the Mouth is the Mirror of your Life.

March 1, 2019 Feature Dental TeamOral Health Office

Paid Celebrating the Dental Assistant: A Closer Look at the Dentist’s Right Arm

by Elaine Powell, Practice Auditor at dentalcorp

In honour of Dental Assistants Recognition Week, I’d like to take this opportunity to delve deeper into the integral function of the Dental Assistant. As a former Dental Assistant myself, I am deeply familiar with the multi-dimensionality of the role;

March 1, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePaediatric Dentistry

Atlantis Children’s Dentistry

by Jean Akerman Design Inc.

Entering this bright, playful space in Whitby, Ontario, young patients and their families are immediately immersed in the imagery of an underwater wonderland. The office environment is a testament to Dr. Arif Mamdani’s love of his profession as a pediatric

March 1, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Answering the Office Design Questions You Should Be Asking

by Kathryn Gaysinsky, De Style Design Inc.

What’s a frequent request you try to stray dental clients away from? The first step in looking at any dental office layout is examining the flow and ergonomics of a given unit. It is important during this first step to

March 1, 2019 Feature FinancesOral Health Office

Preventing Retirement Income Decay Like You Prevent Tooth Decay: The Personal Pension Plan

by Jean-Pierre A. Laporte, BA, MA, JD; Yaron Orgil, CIMA®, FCSI®

The business community, including dental professionals and other incorporated professionals were shocked by the tax measures introduced on July 18, 2017 by the Federal Government. The package of reforms aimed at closing perceived loopholes relating to Canadian Controlled Private Corporations

March 1, 2019 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice managementTeam motivation

The Real Secret of Success is Enthusiasm

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm – Winston Churchill This past February, Oral Health was invited to Henry Schein’s National Sales Meeting at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario – and it

March 1, 2019 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Operations

How Marketing Can Save Your Clinic in 2019

by Alex Zlatin, Maxim Software Systems

In the past, we had product-centric companies and then they shifted to being customer-centric, now today the most successful companies are moving towards being purpose-centric. This means that all aspects of the business, whether it’s marketing, service, R&D, sales, IT,

March 1, 2019 Feature Human ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Employment Standards: Good for Employees, Essential for Employers

by Carole McLeod

Maybe you don’t pay overtime because you let your staff take a day off when they need it, or maybe your staff doesn’t get a proper lunch break most days, but once in a while they can take an extra

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives

by Dr. Kathryn Alderman

A New look at Systemic Inflammation, Microbiome, Gum Disease Diagnosis, Treatment and Keeping Dental/Gum Disease in Remission Traditionally in dentistry we have been taught to ask our patients to brush, floss and visit us twice a year for checkups to

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Managing Oral Health’s Implications For/From Mild Cognitive Impairment

by Julie DiNardo, RDH

Chances are that you know of someone with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) 1, and/or your practice has some patients at high risk or early signs of this same, dreaded condition. And chances are you know that these same individuals are

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Volunteering in Vietnam

by Sherry Priebe, RDH, BDSc, MSc

Sherry, would you consider volunteering in leadership of your knowledge and experience in Vietnam and plan a service and learning venture for our graduating Dental Hygiene bachelor’s degree students? What would you say to volunteering your time, taking time off