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dental hygienist resource
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsPain management

The Dental Hygienist As A Trusted Resource Provider: There Is A Resource For That!

by Natalie Muccioli Emery, RDH, BHA

Historical thinking about the role of the dental hygienist as a member of the health care team is that their purpose is primarily auxiliary or clinical.1 However, a paradigm shift in the profession has been in process for several years.2

re-care program
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsPatient Management

How To Craft The Perfect Re-Care Program

by Jodie Cantarelli, AAS, RDH, Dip.AdEd

In the world of dental hygiene, we commonly refer to routine follow up exams with patients as ‘recall’ appointments. More appropriately, these can be considered re-care exams, as our patients aren’t recalled per se, rather compassionately re-cared for through the

healthy fit
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsOverall HealthWellness

7 Career Boosting Reasons To Being Healthy & Fit

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Forget trying to lose weight for the next selfie on Instagram – get healthy and fit to boost productivity and mental clarity. You see being physically fit has major physiological benefits that go far beyond fitting into your skinny jeans.

ce courses
November 19, 2019 Feature Continuing EducationDental HygieneHygienists

Why CE Goes Beyond Professional Obligation

by Beth Parkes, RDH, BSc

As dental hygienists across Canada, we are united and bonded by one major, collective fear: The Continuing Competence, Quality Assurance auditing process. The mere mention of the term elicits a sequence of events including, but not limited to, sweating, blurred

November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsHygienistsNew grads

Financial Tips, Tricks And Traps For The Dental Hygienists

by David Chong Yen, CPA, CA, CFP; Louise Wong, CPA, CA, TEP; and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

As we approach the end of the year, it’s common for many people to look at their bank accounts and question where all the money they made has gone. Taking control of your finances requires discipline and we have provided

dream job
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsHygienistsNew dentistsNew grads

Strategies To Help Land Your Dream Job

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Ivividly remember my interview, first job and very first day. I thought outside of the box to secure my first job. Writing my resume was a challenge being a new graduate without any dental experience. Unlike some of my 2007

job search
November 19, 2019 Feature

The 2 “Rules’’ Of Job Search

by Michele Bush

Many believe that a successful job search is based primarily on our resume – education, previous employment, certifications, involvement in extracurricular activities. Yet there is so much more to it, especially for those who may not have a lot of

patient experience
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyHygienistsNew Technologies

Leveraging New Technologies To Enhance Patient Experience And Increase Patient Retention

by Julie Gaffney RDH, BSc

The dental patients we once knew are a thing of the past – much like your old flip phone. Today’s patients are tech savvy, well educated and likely to have researched all of their symptoms and dental treatments prior to

job contracts
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

So, You Just Got A Job Offer… Contracts: What You Need To Know

by Stuart Rudner, Employment Lawyer and Mediator

Perhaps you’re fresh out of school, looking for your first position as a hygienist. Or maybe you have been working as a hygienist for many years and are looking to move to a new practice (or multiple practices). Or, perhaps

business dental hygiene
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeFinancesHygienistsPractice Operations

The Business Of Dental Hygiene

by Jodie Cantarelli AAS, RDH, Dip.AdEd

As a practicing dental hygienist, I focused on the delivery of patient-centred care, avoided the financial and operational aspects of a dental practice, and had no need for business acumen. Over time working in dental clinics, my interests and horizons

dentist location
November 12, 2019 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice Operations

First Comes The Dentist, Then The Location

by Oral Health

Location, location, location. Every dentist knows the site of their practice is one of the most important considerations when opening to the public. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a rural area, a city or a metropolis, where you are

November 12, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation: Parafunctional Problems And Solutions

by Brian Freund, BSc, DDS, MD, FRCD(C); Steven Bongard, DDS; John P. Zarb, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Carter Jones

As dentists, we all understand that good teeth and a beautiful smile are more than just symbols of health and success. The direct and indirect relationships between oral health and general health have been extensively investigated. There is now compelling

November 12, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Oral Rehabilitation Of Two Patients With Amelogenesis Imperfecta

by Cecilia Aragon, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), FACP

Background Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a rare genetically determined defect in enamel mineralization with a prevalence between 1:14,000 and 1:70.1,2 AI is caused by mutations in the genes AMELX, ENAM, or MMP20. These genes are responsible for making the proteins

November 12, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Bone Augmentation Prior To Implant Placement: A Review And Case Report

by Mehdi Garashi, DDS, MS; Kristen Diaz, DMD; Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA; FACD, FICD Diana Bronstein, DDS, MS, MS, FICOI, DICOI, DAAP

There is no doubt that the advent of dental implants has revolutionized the field of dental medicine. With the ability to esthetically and functionally replace single teeth or act as abutments for dentures, implants show not only versatility in application,

November 12, 2019 Feature ImplantologyMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Final Molar In One Day: Digital Implant Therapy Utilizing Current Technology

by Bobby Birdi, DMD, MS, FRCDC, FACP, DABP; Faraj Edher, DMD, MS, FRCDC; Ron Zokol, DMD, DABOI, FICOI, FACD; Sundeep Rawal, DMD; Sajid Jivraj, BDS, MSEd

Single molar tooth replacement is still the hallmark of dental implantology today, and this may continue for many years to come. As a result, numerous implant designs and various restorative solutions have come and gone through the evolution this type

November 12, 2019 Feature ConferenceDental conventionsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona World 2019 Proves Again To Be The Dental Industry’s Must-Attend Educational Event

by Oral Health

As three days of unparalleled educational opportunities and thrilling entertainment options came to a close, attendees left the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas understanding why Dentsply Sirona World remains the premier dental event in the world.Advertisement Held

November 12, 2019 Feature DentistryOral HealthProsthodontics

Patient-Centred Approach To Dentistry: Essential. Inevitable. Achievable

by John P. Zarb, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Michelle Ryckman; Steve Bongard, DDS; David Powell, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Aclinical career in dentistry provides a multitude of experiences that consolidate what we learn during our formal training. As clinicians, we have the privilege of taking care of our patient family. This is an honour we don’t take lightly.

November 12, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Non-Syndromic Oligodontia: A Case Report

by Ming-Yi Chou, BSc, DDS, MS, Cert Prostho, FRCD(C)

Dental agenesis, the congenital absence of one or more teeth, is the most common developmental anomaly in humans and appears in 2.2-10% of the general population.1 The majority of cases are genetic in origin. In literature, congenital tooth agenesis can

fixed implant
November 12, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Transition From A Removable To A Fixed Implant-Supported Prosthesis: A Case Report

by Elahe Behrooz, DDS, MBA, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); David Chvartszaid, DDS, MSc (Prostho), MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Abstract Incorporation of dental implants to support fixed and removable prostheses is an effective treatment modality for edentulous patients that provides enhanced patient function, comfort and overall quality of life in comparison to a conventional complete removable prosthesis. Both fixed

Porcelain Veneers
November 12, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Setting The Stage For Porcelain Veneers – Joints, Orthodontics And Periodontics

by Camila Caro, DDS, Dip Ortho, MSc (ORTHO), FRCD(C); Bruce Freeman, DDS, DOrtho, MSc; Andrea Johnstone, BSc (Hons), DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C); Bradley Lands, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C); Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), FACP

Aesthetic dentistry is not just about beautiful restorations. Careful diagnosis and interdisciplinary planning are required for predictable treatment outcomes that will satisfy the patient and stand the test of time. Prior to restorative treatment, the temporomandibular joints, face and smile