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June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Early Identification and Aggressive Intervention Improve Survival in Necrotizing Head and Neck Infections

by Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

NOTE: GRAPHIC IMAGES Introduction Necrotizing soft tissue infections of the head and neck constitute a small proportion of all head and neck infections, but have significant morbidity and historically mortality rates of up to 50%. 1-4 Necrotizing infections may be

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Correction of Temporomandibular Ankylosis

by Johan P. Reyneke, BChD, MChD, FCMFOS, PhD; Carlo Ferretti, BDS, MDent, FCD(SA)MFOS

Trauma to the mandibular condyle or infection in the temporomandibular joint (e.g. septicaemia or chronic mastoiditis) in a paediatric patient can have a marked impact on facial development, particularly in the small percentage of patients that develop ankylosis. Ankylosis implies

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Development of a Rare Deep Temporal Space Hematoma Secondary to Blunt Facial Trauma in a Pediatric Patient

by Johnson Cheung, BMSc, MSc, DDS; Bradley Fisher, BMedSc, MSc, DDS, MD; Benjamin Davis, DDS, BSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Ahematoma is an abnormal collection of blood outside of a vessel that is still confined within a tissue space. A common cause of a hematoma is traumatic injury to a blood vessel wall. The location of the blood accumulation

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Lingual Nerve Injury: Surgical Anatomy and Management

by Yasser Alali, DDS MSc (candidate); Harshdeep Mangat, BSc, MD, DMD, MSc; Marco F. Caminiti, BSc, DDS, Med, FRCD(C)

Introduction The Lingual nerve (LN) is a branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve (V3) that is responsible for general somatic afferent (sensory) innervation. It supplies the mucous membranes of the mandibular lingual gingiva, floor of the mouth

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Aesthetic Crown and Bridge Restorations Using a Fully Digital Workflow

by Marc Mollot, BSc, DMD

Introduction: The Digital Revolution in Dentistry Whether or not a clinician is working under the model of an in-house chairside milling solution or a more traditional lab-based relationship, digital scanner capture for crown and bridge restorations offers significant advantages over

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

How Ransomware and Data Theft will Change the Face of Dentistry

by Ian Furst, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Ian Thornton-Trump, CD, CEH, CNDA, CSA

If you have never heard of the Wannacry virus, it’s a story you need to know. On March 14, 2017, Microsoft issued a patch for a flaw in their operating system. A flaw that could allow a malicious actor to

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

The Role of the Dentist in Recognizing Orbital and Ocular Trauma

by Matthew D. Morrison, DMD, MD, MSc; Henry J. Lapointe, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C); Jerrald E. Armstrong, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction General dentists and dental specialists alike are often called upon by Emergency Department (ED) physicians to assess patients with dental injuries and concomitant maxillofacial trauma. Whether the assessment occurs in the ED, the hospital ward, or the private dental

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

State-Of-The-Art Geriatric Dental Centre Now Part of Baycrest Campus

by Oral Health

 As part of a recent centennial celebration, Baycrest revealed the latest donor-funded renovations and new spaces on campus, created to better serve the aging population. Among these spaces is the new Alpha Omega Dental Centre for Geriatric Care, a dental

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral HealthViewpoint

CAOMS Update

by Catherine Dale, Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

The Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS) is a not-for-profit organization that serves the needs of hundreds of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons across Canada. It is designed to support the ongoing practise requirements of OMFS and ensure that

June 4, 2018 Feature EditorialOral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Wisdom Tooth Removal: 25 Years Smarter?

by Dr. Tim Sands, Dr. Bruce Pynn

In 1993, we wrote an editorial for Oral Health entitled “Wisdom Teeth: To Extract or Not?” and our accompanying two-part review on the current concepts and controversies involving third molar surgery. The articles provided a discussion of the indications for

June 1, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

Paid Dental Record Keeping 101

by Julian Perez, Director, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Recording accurate patient information is essential to the practice of dentistry and fundamental to the delivery of quality patient care. The dental record (aka patient chart) is the official source of all diagnostic information, clinical notes, treatment and patient-related communications

May 15, 2018 Feature OHGdata

Gap in Dentists Performing Health Assessments Caused By…

by Oral Health

A recent trending topic in dentistry has seen dental professionals promoting oral health’s direct effects on patients’ overall health. This is seen in campaigns, days of recognition and association messages, but it’s also become apparent for patients during their dental

May 15, 2018 Feature OHGdata

Word-of-Mouth vs. Online – Where Do You Stand?

by Oral Health

Dental marketing has become a comfortable endeavour, with many Canadian dentists opting to rely on word-of-mouth (WOM) to gain new patients. In fact, 91.9 per cent of Canadian dentists* agree WOM is how new patients learn about their practice. Obviously,

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Providing Preventive Dental Care in the Community for Persons with Special Needs

by Josie Costantiello, RDH

Closing the Gap Between Mobile and Conventional Dental Clinics in the Community You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the dental industry who has said that starting a new mobile dental and/or dental hygiene practice in the community

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Lead by Influence

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

“Leaders become great not because of their power but because of their ability to empower others”. For the past few years our company has attended MagNet, which is Canada’s premier professional development and networking conference for magazine media professionals. MagNet

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

What Your Ears May Tell Us About Your Health

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

We are living in a systemically compromised world. As the prevalence of physical illness increases through the decades, we, as dental hygienists, are finding ourselves in a position to help with early evaluation. As RDH are competent in so many

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

5 Life Saving Minutes: Introducing the North American ‘Check Your Mouth™’ Campaign

by Jo-Anne Jones

At the time of writing this article, the Check Your Mouth™ campaign is growing exponentially. The North American launch of the public campaign in February of this year has been a long awaited aspiration of the Oral Cancer Foundation and

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Strategic Systems for a Successful Practice Getting your Ducks in a Row Dynamic Teams – Attitudes and Platitudes:

by Lois Banta, CEO, President and Founder of Banta Consulting, Inc.

Okay, you have a dental practice, you have all the best equipment, a great computer system, a beautiful building, and all the protocols in place. Now what? You need a dynamic dental team to get you to the next level.

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Is Your Tongue Causing Your Health Problems?

by Pat Pine, RDH, COM™

Ever wonder what organ really controls our body? Most assume it is the heart. The heart pumps blood to the lungs, which is needed to breath efficiently. Both heart and lungs are vital to the human body’s machinery – but

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Bioceramic Dispersion Root Filling: Revision of Legacy Obturation Protocols

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

Despite the fact that degradation and dissolution of gutta-percha (GP) and sealer (SE) jeopardize positive treatment outcomes, these legacy materials are still used in diverse protocols for root filling canals. 1 This paper reviews the historical cognitive dissonance in endodontics;