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November 29, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProactive Intervention Dentistry

Effect of Toothbrushing with a Dentifrice on Eleven Resin Composites

by Richard Bengt Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD; Catherine O’Neill, MSc; Laurent Kreplak, PhD; Daniel Labrie, PhD

Keywords Composite Resin, Gloss retention, Tooth Brushing, Surface Roughness Abstract The surface gloss and average surface roughness (Ra) of eleven RBCs was measured after brushing with Colgate Optic White toothpaste. It was found that toothbrushing with a dentifrice had the least

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Gloves Spread Disease and Have Created an Infection Control Dilemma

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Introduction Non-sterile clinical gloves are a key component of Standard Precautions. It was envisaged that their use, when there was a risk of direct contact with blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or mucous membranes, would prevent potential pathogens in those

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Managing Your Hygiene Schedule

by Lisa Philp, Chief Visionary Officer, TGNA – Transitions Group North America

There are many systems that can be implemented in a dental practice to enhance time management between dentists and hygienists. Although these solutions are relatively simple and easy to implement, they require the cooperation of all members of the administrative

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Backflow Matters — Think Disposable

by Sheri B. Doniger DDS

Do you ever request your patients to close on the saliva ejector to evacuate fluids from their mouths? If so, when was the last time you effectively cleaned out the valve? When a patient closes on the saliva ejector or

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Saliva – More Important Than You Think

by Dorothy Garlough RDH, MPA

The public’s perception of saliva is low indeed. The act of spitting on someone is considered a vile act, one of disrespect, and even hate. Yet, in some cases, spitting can be done in a joking manner, as in a

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Creating a Unique Tray Set-up, and the Evolution of Dental Hygiene Instruments

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

Do you find that each of your instrumentation kits typically contain the same instruments? Are most of your instruments similar to what you were taught in school? I usually start my instrumentation presentations by asking the audience these two questions.

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Take Your Time

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

It’s that time of year. The alarm goes off and you get out of bed to start the day. You peek outside the window and surprise – it’s still dark. Your motivation to get the day started is lagging. You

November 13, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

“Mindfulness” The New Science of Finding Focus & Happiness in Dentistry

by Dr. Mark H. E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); Peter Barry

As a society we are in the midst of a popular growing obsession with mindfulness as the secret to health, happiness and success in any field of human endeavour, including dentistry! What was a fringe movement in our busy society

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthetically Driven Implant Surgery: Redefined

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

Introduction Looking at online forums that discuss dental implants, one cannot help but notice a heavy emphasis on the surgical aspect of implant prosthodontics with the prosthodontic phase often overlooked or barely discussed. It is our opinion that this line

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthodontic Treatment of The Severely Worn Dentition

by Oliver Pin-Harry, DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), FACP

Introduction The severely worn dentition often poses a challenge to the restorative clinician. Diagnosis and treatment planning involve multidisciplinary and in-depth evaluation of etiological, esthetic, occlusal, functional and preventive factors. Modern dentistry has made tremendous progress in areas of decay

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Tissue Management: A Guide to Capture a Single Tooth Preparation up to a Full Arch

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSc, Certified Prosthodontist

Introduction With ever-evolving digital technologies in dentistry, the level of sophistication and accuracy that can be accomplished today is unsurpassed. Dental laboratories seem to be leading the charge as they embrace the predictability of CAD/CAM generated fixed restorations. Similarly, many

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Retrieval of Damaged Prosthetic Screws: A Case Series of Multiple Techniques

by Avery Donkin; Jaffer Kermalli; Beatrice Leung, DDS, MPH, Cert. Pros, Dip ABP, FACP, FRCD(C)

Introduction Dental implants are at risk of technical complications such as abutment screw loosening, stripping and fracture. If fractured, the screw must be removed without damage to the internal implant connection to preserve the implant’s prosthetic function and maintain prosthodontic

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Dentsply Sirona World 2018: The Ultimate Dental Meeting

by Oral Health

Valued continuing education courses, exciting daily entertainment and endless networking opportunities – it was a packed three days at Dentsply Sirona World 2018 in Orlando. The Ultimate Dental Meeting offered CE courses in 12 specialized tracks, with some of the

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Complex Maxillary Anterior Rehabilitation

by Goth Siu, BHSc, D.M.D, M.S., Cert. Prostho., FRCD (C), FACP Mark Lin, B.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc. (Prosthodontics), FRCD (C) Amy Yeung, D.D.S., M.Sc. (Perio), F.R.C.D. (C)

The following case presentation will illustrate an anterior maxillary reconstruction with the use of dental implants and fixed prosthodontics. Our patient (P.C.) presented to the office with the pre-existing dental treatment done over 10 years ago as illustrated in Figures

November 13, 2018 Feature Clinical case reportOral HealthProsthodontics

Immediate Implant: A Case Report

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS (Perio, India)

Introduction Successfully treating patients with missing or non-restorable teeth with a fixed prosthesis can be one of the finest services rendered to dental patients. This art and science of replacing missing teeth or those with hopeless prognosis requires a thoughtful

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Does Selection of Different Restorative Materials Affect the Amount of Tooth Structure Saved for Crown Preparations?

by Ashkan Ebrahimpour; Omar El-Mowafy

Introduction Aesthetic tooth-colored restorations for both anterior and posterior teeth have been in the highest demand in recent years. This increasing demand motivated the dental industries to enhance the aesthetic and mechanical properties of restorative materials. These efforts lead to

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental LaboratoriesOral HealthProsthodontics

The “Silent” Dental Partner: The Laboratory Technician

by Mark H. E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

Upon insertion of a newly fabricated dental prosthesis, it drops intraorally and fits perfectly requiring minor adjustments. The patient looked in the mirror following this insertion and was delighted with the final aesthetics results. The patient states, “It looks and

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TeamEditorialHuman ResourcesOral Health Office

You Manage Things; You Lead People

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Oral Health Office focuses on the practice management side of dentistry and each time I sit down to write my editorial, I aim to shed light on the positive benefits of working as a team. Leadership and coaching, strategizing and

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental LaboratoriesOffice designOral Health Office

ADL Dental Laboratories Inc.: One Big Family

by ADL Dental Laboratories Inc.

Given the opportunity to create a state-of-the-art dental lab facility from the bare walls, ADL set out to achieve this dream and inspire our team of dedicated technicians with a clean, streamlined, modern workplace – a bright, open yet inviting

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health OfficePublic Relations - Patient Care

Sentiment Analysis as a Unique ‘Smile Improvement’ Technology for Dentists

by Dr. Steffany Mohan

For dentists, advanced technology means using the latest treatment tools, such as digital X-rays, diode lasers, CAD/CAM, etc., but something like Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a practice assistant, I bet most of us never gave much thought to the idea.