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August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Osseodensification for Implant Dentistry: Multiple Clinical Applications

by Melissa Goodman, DDS FRCD(C)

Osseodensification (OD) is a innovative technique that aims at bone preservation utilizing the collection of autogenous bone with nonsubtractive drilling within the implant site via the compaction of cancellous bone, which has good viscoelastic and plastic deformation characteristics. Unlike traditional

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Regenerative Surgical Therapy for the Treatment of Peri-Implantitis: A Case Report

by Vinay Bhide, BA Sc(Hons), DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C)

Introduction Peri-implantitis is a high prevalence, biofilm-initiated pathological condition characterized by inflammation of the peri-implant mucosa with progressive loss of supporting bone surrounding a functional endosseous implant.1-3 If left untreated, peri-implantitis can lead to loss of osseointegration and ultimately, implant

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Retention of Implant Prosthetics: Cohesion vs. Screw Retention. What’s the Real Issue?

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSC(Prosthodontics)

Introduction Many years ago Dr. David Garber was quoted saying, “Soft tissue is the issue, but bone sets the tone.” By the end of this opinion piece the reader should understand that this statement proves to be an important consideration

August 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Flowable Composite Class II Restorations

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

Introduction The typical Class II posterior composite restoration is “placed on blind faith” using techniques and armamentarium designed specifically for amalgam placement. It is extremely difficult to evaluate the quality of composite layering in an interproximal preparation that is between

August 9, 2021 Feature Infection controlOral Health

Dentistry and COVID-19: A Realistic Perspective

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

“Aiming to prevent or contain every case of COVID-19 is simply no longer sustainable…” Introduction The above quotation is from an open letter sent on the 6th July, 2020 to the Prime Minister and Premiers of Canada signed by many

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthTechnology

Do You Have a Xerostomia Strategy? Dealing Better with Dry Mouth Patients Starts with Creating a Screening, Diagnosis and Management Protocol

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

According to the Cleveland Clinic, an estimated four million Americans have Sjögren’s, a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Characterized by extensive dryness in the mouth and around the eyes, other complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major

Virtual Treatment Planning
July 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Operations

Virtual Treatment Planning: 5 Tips for Providing a Convenient & Secure Patient Experience

by Michelle Budd, D.D.S, Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp; Julian Perez, Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance, dentalcorp

In a (post) pandemic world, where the population is more aware of the risks of airborne transmission and “work from anywhere” has become de rigueur, some patients will prefer to avoid commuting to the dental practice as often. But that

Airing it Out: How Dental Offices Can Improve Safety and Patient Peace of Mind
July 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Airing it Out: How Dental Offices Can Improve Safety and Patient Peace of Mind

by Marshal Sterio, Surgically Clean Air Inc.

Every aspect of our lives was completely upended in March 2020 when the novel coronavirus first reached Canada, and in a matter of days all of us had to adjust to a “new normal” that was anything but normal. The

Leadership
July 29, 2021 Feature NewsOral Health Office

Follow the Leader: 7 Essential Leadership Skills for Your Practice

by Janice Wheeler, President of The Art Of Management Inc.

When you made the original decision to be a dentist, it is possible that you did not also think about being the executive or leader of a practice and what that would entail. You just wanted to help people have

Dental App
July 29, 2021 Feature New TechnologiesOral Health OfficePractice management

There’s an App for That: Got an Idea for a Dental App and Wondering What To Do with It?

by Dr. James Younger

At least once a week I have someone reach out to me asking about bringing an app idea to market. As you’re reading this – chances are high that you, your spouse, friend, cousin or co-worker has an app idea

Google Reviews
July 29, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

7 Must-Follow Habits to Gain More Dental Patient Google Reviews

by Luke Warnock, Weave

In the past, dental practices built their reputation by word-of-mouth advertising, print and mass media campaigns, and establishing themselves in communities. These forms of marketing are still valuable and necessary tools, but they don’t account for a major source of

July 29, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Mission Creek Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story After 11 years of practice as an associate in Edmonton, AB, Dr. Daniel Kim and his family decided to open their dream practice in the thriving community of Kelowna, BC, which is cradled within a glorious

Video Marketing
July 29, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

Video Marketing for Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

A nice website with good articles is a great start to marketing your dental practice. However, in today’s multi-media, multi-platform world, that alone is not enough. You need a variety of content types, with video being one of the most

Change
July 29, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Dancing with Disruption and Thriving on Change

by Peter Barry CMC., RRDH

In our world that has rapidly changed over the past 18 months, we have had the choice to either evolve proactively, beyond all of the extreme changes, or we could become paralyzed, stuck and increasingly diminished by them. Today, confidence

independent dental hygienist
July 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Guidance for Those Beginning Independent Dental Hygiene: Your Journey Starts Now

by Dezarae Aldridge-Earl, RDH

Knowing what I know now, if I could travel back in time and talk to my former professional self—oh, the things I would tell her. With 16 years of experience as an RDH, it’s now been 5 years since I

July 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Enhancing Care for The Most Important Patient—Yourself!

by Jennifer Hawley

The conditions created for the healthcare industry in 2020 have created substantial pressures for professionals within the industry—dental hygienists and other dental professionals included. A 2021 journal published in the BMC Journal of Systematic Reviews found that, globally, there is huge

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
July 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking! Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 6)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc.BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care.

July 9, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

They Never Gave Us Hope…

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In recent history, in situations when the world was facing global calamity, our leaders countered with great initiative and unflagging hope. The Lincolns, Churchills and Roosevelts rose to the challenges and overcame extreme odds. In the ongoing response to the

July 9, 2021 Feature Customer serviceData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice ManagementSocial media

Pros and Cons of Communication Platforms

by Oral Health

While the telephone remains the most popular way for dental offices to communicate with patients, there is no denying that, as the result of many digital developments, the number of platforms to reach patients has grown. With so many options

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Esthetic Gingival Restoration

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD, FASDA; Paiman Lalla, DDS, FIOCI, FIADFE, FAAIP, FICD

Esthetic Dilemma of the Gingival Margin The data is unambiguous; both porcelain and composite resin are biocompatible with the gingiva and well tolerated.1-3 The caveat is that composite tends to cause tissue irritation if it comes into intimate contact with