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September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

A Multidisciplinary Approach for An Aesthetic Rehabilitation

by Jordan Soll, BSc, DDS, Dip. ABAD; Bruno Vendettelli, DDS, D. Ortho, FRCD(C); Yair Lenga, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Dip. ABP, Periodontist

Abstract Depending on the obstacles that may present, creating a beautiful smile can take on many different scenarios. Moreover, patient demands and the pseudo self-educated using the internet as a reference can add to the challenges of insuring a seamless

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

TMD: Eliminate All the Confusion with Proper Diagnosis (An Evidenced Based Approach)

by Harold Menchel, DMD

Introduction The single most controversial topic in dentistry is temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Because of the associated controversy and confusion most dentists are not prepared to deal with these patients when they appear in their practice. Proper diagnosis is the key.

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Predictable Open Bite Correction

by Mohammad R. Razavi, DDS, MSD, FRCD(C)

Introduction Since the mid-2000s, Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) have given orthodontists a helpful tool to move teeth in ways that were previously impossible. One such movement in the vertical dimension is the intrusion of the posterior dental segments to aid

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Presurgical Infant Orthopedics for Cleft Lip and Palate – Nasoalveolar Molding at The Hospital for Sick Children

by Richard J.H. Lee, BDSc (Hons), BSc Dent (Hons), DClinDent (Orthodontics), Clinical Fellow – Orthodontics; Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. Ortho, FRCD(C), Staff Orthodontist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Introduction and Background Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common craniofacial defects involving the face and jaws with a worldwide frequency of 1 in 700. 1 While cleft lip and palate rarely results in mortality, the associated

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

In Remembrance: Dr. Simon Weinberg (1935-2018)

by Oral Health

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Simon Weinberg on August 20, 2018 after suffering a severe stroke three weeks earlier. Simon graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry Opens World-Class Research Space

by University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry

University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry launched an exciting new era with the official opening of its leading-edge lab and research space on the top two floors of 124 Edward Street. The May 25th celebration, hosted by U of T

September 11, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

The Highs and Lows of Magnification Technology in Dentistry

by Dr. Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD (C)

Greetings fellow colleagues! I hope that all of you have had a great summer and are looking forward to fall. I am honored to be the new Orthodontic Editor for the Oral Health Journal. I follow in the footsteps of

September 11, 2018 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Cosmodont: Futuristic Dental Office with a Techno Flair

by Cosmodont Dentistry

This edgy office is a result of relentless planning and analytical thinking, together with a strategic placement of eye-catching elements, in order to stand out of the crowd in a busy Mall. When working with the client on this project,

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Operations

7 Habits of Highly Effective Dentists

by Heidi Mount

Know your patients’ name before you walk into the room! Be sure to say it when you are greeting your patients and when you or your team members are saying their “Goodbye”. Learn something new about your patients and follow

September 11, 2018 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice managementTeam motivation

Strategizing for Success

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It’s the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. Teamwork divides the task and multiples the success. There is something to be said about working collaboratively with your

September 11, 2018 Feature Office ManagementOral Health OfficePractice management

Practice Purpose: The Core Pillar to Your Practice Success

by Carrie Webber

Read any business book, interview any business leader, ask any successful entrepreneur – what makes your business a success? Chances are, at least one of the following buzz-words are mentioned: Vision, mission, goals, values, culture, purpose. As business owners, we

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient educationPractice management

Practice Production: Case Acceptance #101

by Angie Drinic

Most would surely agree that having a semester dedicated exclusively to the psychology of Case Acceptance and New Patient Compounding before starting their dental career, would have been highly beneficial in dental school. Take into consideration these fundamental points before

September 11, 2018 Feature Office ManagementOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Five Ways to Positively Impact Practice Revenue

by Lisa Philp

Every dental practice has key engines that drive and determine practice health, stability and longevity. These engines include building and maintaining a strong and thriving patient base, generating consistent and predictable revenue, efficiently managing expenses, and fostering effective communication. Ultimately,

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Leadership Lessons from the Road

by Amy Morgan

Why Bother – We are all NUCKIN’ FUTZ!   Dr. Wayne Pernell and I recently released our book, Leadership Lessons from The Road: Why Bother We are all Nuckin’ Futz (A #1 Best Seller on Amazon, which still cracks me

September 5, 2018 Feature EditorialLaser DentistryOral Health

One Must Open The Window To Let The Light In…

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Lasers in Dentistry

We all remember graduating dental school and thinking to ourselves: “What’s next?” The future is full of possibilities; we must make decisions which will ultimately affect the rest of our careers and lives. Some of us knew right away that

September 5, 2018 Feature EndodonticsLaser DentistryOral Health

Managing Refractory Endodontic Disease With Radial Apical Cleansing (Report Of Two Clinical Cases)

by Justin Kolnick, DDS

Keywords Refractory endodontic disease, endodontic, radial apical cleansing, Er,Cr:YSGG, diode, laser, biofilm bacteria. Introduction One of the defining attributes of an astute endodontist is the ability to successfully treat refractory endodontic disease. Refractory disease is defined as disease that is

September 5, 2018 Feature Laser DentistryOral Health

The Role of Erbium and Diode Laser System in the Treatment of Oral Frenula and Its Contribution to Breastfeeding

by Dr. María del Pilar Martín Santiago, DDs. MSc Lasers in Dentistry, Expert in Dentistry for Newborns

Is This Vision Important for Dentistry? Introduction Breastfeeding has an important role in the development of the orofacial structures in babies. For this reason, we need to review our knowledge and the importance of the mouth in the success of

September 5, 2018 Feature Clinical case reportLaser DentistryOral Health

A Novel Approach to Veneer Removal: A Clinical Case Report Using Er,Cr:YSGG Laser

by Amir Azzat, DDS, MSc

Introduction In the last decade, as a result of patients’ desires to get the HOLLYWOOD SMILE, full-ceramic restorations have become more popular due to their superior aesthetic appearance and are frequently used in the restorative and prosthetic fields. The development

September 5, 2018 Feature Clinical case reportLaser DentistryOral Health

Peri-Implantitis Solea CO2 Laser: Clinical Case Report

by Ed Kusek, DDS

Introduction According to the Seventh European Workshop, 15-30% of all implants placed will develop peri-implantitis. Three million people have implants and this number is growing by 500,000 a year. Thus, peri-implantitis cases will grow up to 450,000 with an additional

September 5, 2018 Feature Laser DentistryOral Health

An Underutilized Treatment Modality in the Dental Industry Low Level Laser Therapy

by Gerry Ross, DDS; Alana Ross, BScH

Imagine a tool that could reduce pain, improve wound healing, relieve muscle tension and regenerate nerves without the use of pharmaceuticals and achieved without any side effects. Although it may sound like magic, it is actually a therapeutic technology that