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July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyMarketing strategiesMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Maximize Your Online Presence, Minimize Your Stress

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

Experts offer advice to navigate the ever-changing “best practices” in marketing to potential patients. When evaluating the latest cone beam unit, caries detection device or milling machine – these innovations come down to whether they are the right choice for

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July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthTooth whitening

Tooth Whitening and Sealing: An Innovative Concept for the Retention of Destaining Results

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD; Fay Goldstep, DDS, BSc, FIADFE, FASDA; Edward Lynch, PhD, Lond, MA, BDentSc, TCD, FDSRCSEd, FIADFE, FDSRCSLond, FASDA, FACD, Specialist in Endodontics, Specialist in Prosthodontics, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry; and Patrick C. Hardigan, PhD, MBA, BS.

Two studies were undertaken to evaluate the retention of tooth whiteness, both objective and subjective, and the perceived smoothness of the treated tooth surfaces with a single application of an innovative product that incorporates both a tooth whitening gel and

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

ART (Atraumatic Restorative Treatment): Modified for Dental Clinics During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic and Beyond…Using Biodentine

by Mark Roettger, DDS

Introduction: December 31, 2019: Chinese medical authorities announced a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology. January 9, 2020: The Chinese Center for Disease Control reported that a novel coronavirus was the causative agent. February 10, 2020: The virus and

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Repairing Severe Damage in the Esthetic Zone: A Case Report

by Gerald Rudick DDS, FAAID, FICOI, Ms. Arta Prenga

Various methods can be used to repair alveolar defects including autogenous, allogenic, xenogenic, and alloplastic graft materials, as well as guided bone regeneration.2 Among these, autogenous bone grafts are the gold standard for bone grafting. For this patient, a very

July 24, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataWebsites

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Website?

by Oral Health

We have already seen how important the content on your website can be when patients are searching for a new dentist. As discussed in March, patients want to see online reviews, services provided and the number of years you’ve been

dentistry covid-19
July 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Dentistry in the Era of Covid-19: Adhering to the New Normal

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

Routine and elective dentistry came to a screeching halt in March. Across the country, we sheltered in place, waiting for the storm to pass. Fortunately, Phase 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. Now, it is time to get

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

Out of Africa: Surgical Skills & Life Experiences

by Dr. Bruce R. Pynn

In the 1990s, I initiated a resident exchange between our program at the University of Toronto and the same Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical program at the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (RSA). The registrar (resident) from their university

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

An End? Or Simply a Transition…

by Miller Smith, DDS, MD, FRCD(C), FACS, FRCS(Edin)

Viewpoint: As we entered 2020, many of us were looking forward to future travel plans, CAOMS courses and events, using our recently purchased tools and keeping on with our routines.Advertisement In a few short months, we have been inundated with

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgerySleep apnea

COVID-19 Increases Value of Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

by John Viviano, DDS, D, ABDSM

Viewpoint: Everyone knows that breathing is mandatory to sustain life, yet we rarely think about it, and often take it for granted! However, the current Flu Pandemic has certainly made us all too aware of its importance.Advertisement Obstructive Sleep Apnea

June 8, 2020 Feature Community outreachData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice managementWebsites

How to Communicate Treatment Plans to Patients

by Oral Health

There are many reasons for patients to deny treatment acceptance, ranging from cost, time or simply a lack of understanding. Over 50% of patients have said they would be more likely to agree to treatment if their dentist was able

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Prophylactic Antibiotics: Do They Prevent Postoperative Complications Following Impacted Third Molar Removal?

by Robert A. Green, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Daniel M. Laskin DDS, MS, DSc (hon)

The removal of impacted third molars has become a standard procedure for oral and maxillofacial surgeons as well as for some general dentists. Generally, their surgical removal is completed without difficulty; however, there sometimes can be intraoperative as well as

June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Treatment of a Large Mandibular Osteochondroma With Secondary Malocclusion With a Hybrid TMJ Custom Prosthesis and Orthognathic Surgery

by Jakob Nickerson, BSc, DDs; Peter Ta, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Thomas Kertesz, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Fred Murrell, BSc, MSc, DDS, Cert. Ortho; Walter Montanera, MD, FRCP(C); Ian J. Witterick MD, MSc, FRCSC; Marco Caminiti, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); David J. Psutka DDS, FRCD(C)

Osteochondroma (OC) is also known as osteocartilaginous exostosis. It arises from the bone cortex as an exophytic lesion with a hyaline cartilaginous cap. It is one of the most common benign tumors of the axial skeleton. It accounts for approximately

June 8, 2020 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral HealthOral Surgery

OMFS Academic Collaborative and Surgical Mission to Addis Ababa University

by Michael Laschuk, DDS; Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); Marco Caminiti, BSc, DDS, MEd, FRCDC(OMFS)

On October 12th 2019, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry embarked on its first mission to Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. The goal of this mission was not only to provide direct

ChairFill
June 8, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthOral Surgery

From Alexa to Ava: Meet the Virtual Assistant Who is Ready to Revolutionize Your Practice

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

For years, the conversation about technology was built around an emphasis on specific tools and functions. It was necessary justifying something new required specificity. That’s why, when I first became aware of the company MMG Fusion, the most efficient way

June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Socket Grafting Using a Large Particulate Xenograft as a Prelude to Implant Placement: A Case Report and Histology

by Lanka Mahesh BDS, MBA; Gregori M. Kurtzman DDS, MAGD, DICOI, DADIA, DIDIA; Meenu Taneja Bhasin, MDS and Saurabh Juneja, MDS

Abstract Immediately following tooth extraction, a sequence of events takes place that often results in both alveolar ridge resorption (loss of volume and geometry) and a soft tissue defect. This can impact the correct 3D positioning of the implant when

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May 29, 2020 Feature Community outreachOral Health OfficeSocial mediaSocial networking

The Power of Opinion in the Digital World

by Sophie Cameron, Director of Marketing at dentalcorp

Word of mouth can be considered the oldest form of marketing, dating back to the 1600’s. Originating with the town crier, word of mouth marketing has evolved throughout the years from storytelling and street plays to modern social media. In

social media
May 29, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Build Trust with Your Social Media Presence

by Melanie Fortier, BravoEd Brand Strategy

Social media has been popularized in dentistry for peer-to-peer exchange. But, the role it plays for dentist-patient exchange has been overlooked and may be preventing dentists from engaging in social media activities that benefit both themselves and their patients.1 During

employment law
May 29, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Re-Opening and Employment Law Obligations: A Q&A for Dental Employers

by Paul Martin, Wilton Martin Litigation Lawyers; Frank Portman, Wilton Martin Litigation Lawyers

As provincial economies begin to re-open in the wake of COVID-19, dental employers are preparing for the re-opening of clinics. However, the re-start of operations brings with it an abundance of employment law issues that must be carefully addressed in

COVID-19
May 29, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

Crafting Opportunities in a Post-COVID-19 World

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney

No matter how disaster-proof your practice was believed to be, COVID-19 hit and proved us to be vulnerable in unimaginable ways. The widespread economic effects of COVID-19 took many dentists by surprise. Is it because we live in a safe

May 29, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry on 88

by Dentistry on 88

Located in Bradford, Ont., Dentistry on 88 is a technologically driven facility with state-of-the-art equipment that enhances the quality of patient care and experience. With pops of purple throughout the office, it provides a friendly atmosphere. Advertisement The office has