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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 Dental OfficeOHGdata

You Are The Reason Patients Stay… Or Leave

by Oral Health

Let’s not beat around the bush: patients can and will leave your practice because of you. Dissatisfaction with a dentist or their team is the number one reason for patients finding a new practice. However, it’s crucial to note: patients

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.Advertisement 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 Oral Health

Why CE Could Be The Death Of Dental Meetings

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS

The game is changing for live dental meetings. Most companies look for podium time, which helps drive traffic to the exhibit floor, and won’t attend if it is not offered. Practitioners value meetings as a source of CE credits, but

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

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

Low Tech Approach – High Five Results! The Beauty Of The Direct Composite Mock-Up

by Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASD, FASDA, FICD, ABAD

Esthetics is still one of the key driving forces in dentistry today – whether it is one tooth or an entire mouth. The persona created by a beautiful smile is seen as a true asset to one’s personality. Meeting the needs and

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Health-Driven Goals With Esthetic Outcomes

by Amanda Seay

       Patients often present with the desire to maintain or improve their overall dental health and may state that their only goal is to have their teeth outlive them. They don’t desire a smile makeover or esthetic enhancement,

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Complex Esthetics: Combining An Implant, “H” Abutment, PMMA Provisionals, And Lithium Disilicate

by David Hornbrook, DDS

Introduction The prospect of replacing an anterior tooth with an implant-supported restoration presents both esthetic and clinical challenges for dentists.1,2 These include – but are not limited to – ensuring an ideal shade match among adjacent natural teeth or all-ceramic

April 3, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

A Multidisciplinary Approach For The Esthetic Treatment Of Anterior Crown Fracture

by Carleigh M. Prane, DMD

Introduction A common form of dental trauma is the fracture of anterior teeth, especially maxillary incisors because of their position in the arch. These types of traumatic injuries are more common in children and young adults. Aesthetic rehabilitation of traumatic injuries