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July 2, 2019 Feature Community outreachOHGdata

Are You Using Online Reviews As A Marketing Strategy?

by Oral Health

You’re undoubtedly sick of hearing about how your practice needs a digital marketing strategy, to build a social media presence and why you should learn about SEO. While the dental industry relies heavily (and successfully) on patients’ word-of-mouth to refer

July 2, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeDental TechnologyEditorialGeneral DentistryMarketing strategiesOral HealthProduct ReportTechnology

The Modern Dental Revolution

by Dr. George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The July edition of Oral Health regularly highlights new products, new techniques, and new technologies. These are the innovations that improve our patients’ oral and general health, and make clinical dentistry better, faster, and easier. Inventive approaches make the practice

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryOral HealthProduct Report

Adhesion: Past, Present, And Future

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD; Adjunct Professor, Western University of Dental Medicine, Pomona CA

Bonding agents were tentatively introduced in the early 1970s. Since then, the evolution of adhesive techniques has transformed the scope of dental practice. Arguably, the high impact of bonded, appearance-transforming dental restoratives has propelled the dental profession into its greatest

July 2, 2019 Feature DentalDental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral HealthProduct Report

3D Technology In The Dental Practice

by W. Joerd van der Meer, DDS, PhD; Yijin Ren DDS, PhD

Introduction The last few years a plethora of 3D technology seems to have inundated the dental market(Fig. 1). Whereas the initial efforts to 3D scan the dentition of a patient or to convert dental impressions or study casts to 3D

July 2, 2019 Feature Dental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthProduct Report

Technology In Minimally Invasive Dentistry

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Technology is changing the way we live and work, improving our lives. Smart phones and watches keep us connected to the world, monitor our heart rates, detect and alert atrial fibrillation, check glucose levels, count our steps, record our hours

July 2, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthProduct Report

The NiTi File Revolution

by Barbara Müller, BSc, MSc, PhD

Nowhere in dentistry is technical progress as rapid as in modern endodontics. The development of flexible nickel-titanium files in the late 1980s created entirely new and hitherto unknown opportunities in the mechanical preparation of root canals. Numerous recent innovations have

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryImplantologyOral HealthOral SurgeryProduct Report

Dynamic Navigation: Predictable Implant Placement In Close Proximity To Sinus Floor

by Jim Yeganegi, BSc, DMD

The goal of the implant surgeon is to place an implant in the ideal position, that will support a prosthesis with the best long-term prognosis, while managing important anatomical landmarks. With the aid of Cone Beam CT scans the implant

July 2, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProduct Report

A Simplified Approach To Lateral Sinus Augmentation

by Arun K. Garg, DMD; Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD

Introduction Normal pneumatization of the maxillary sinus frequently when combined with the loss of teeth provides inadequate volume of bone, specifically related to height to house an implant. This process is further complicated with periodontally failing posterior teeth are to

July 2, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental CareDentistryOral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Totally Simplified Colour Matching: Single Shade Direct Composite

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Placing tooth colored direct composite restorations is a clinical challenge for even the most experienced clinician. Aside from the technique sensitivities involved in adhesive bonding, determining a shade (whether single or layered) that predictably and precisely matches the natural tooth

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryImplantologyOral HealthProduct Report

Colour Modifiers To Match An Odd Shade

by David V. Mazza, DDS, CAGS

Matching odd shades (particularly if they do not appear in shade guides) can be a challenging task for a dental professional. A skillful practitioner who is familiar with principles of colour (Value, Chroma, Hue and Translucency) and composite systems, colour

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryOral HealthProduct Report

Direct Restorations In A Compromised Setting

by Mark I. Malterud, DDS, MAGD

We are tasked to help our patients attain a more desirable cosmetic outcome; often, there is a choice between direct and indirect procedures. Direct procedures are generally less invasive; the practitioner only needs to remove old restorations and any pathology

July 2, 2019 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Zirconia – Separating Fact From Fiction

by Dr. Gary Alex, DMD

Abstract The use and popularity of both zirconia and lithium disilicate have increased dramatically over the last several years (Fig. 1). In fact, if current trends hold¹ it is entirely possible that that the escalating use of both zirconia and

July 1, 2019 Feature DentistryOral Health

Paid 4 Tips To Ace The Interview

by Christy Theobald, Director of Talent at dentalcorp

Job interviews can be a significant source of stress and anxiety for many of us. And for good reason. In today’s competitive landscape, we’re often up against equally—if not more—qualified candidates and so, it becomes all the more important to

July 1, 2019 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingOverall HealthPractice management

Dentistry’s Suicide Dilemma

by Sue Jeffries RDH, BSDH

When will the loss of life due to suicide begin to decline? In 2018 the CDCA released a study which showed an increase in suicide rates in every state except Nevada. Don’t get too excited about moving to Nevada, she

July 1, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice ManagementSocial mediaSocial Networking

Why Your Social Media Matters And How To Make The Most Of It

by Dr. Paola Ochoa

Attracting new patients and building customer loyalty are vital aspects of growing a dental practice. Although many strategies have been tested and used over the years (local advertising, newsletters, check-up reminder postcards, and e-mail), it is crucial to understand that

July 1, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Retirement – The Big Picture

by Dr. Wilson Chen BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA

July is here, and Canadians everywhere are trying to squeeze the most out of our abbreviated summer. Hopefully, we’ve all set aside time to reconnect with family and friends and to recharge our internal batteries. For many of us, the

July 1, 2019 Feature Dental equipmentDental OfficeGeneral PracticeNew dentistsOffice ManagementOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Opening A New Dental Practice: How Important Is Good Design?

by Jean Akerman, ARIDO, IDC

The task of opening a new dental office can be formidable. There are so many considerations: Is there adequate usable area for my needs? What dental equipment will best suit my practice? What are the health and safety requirements and

July 1, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

All Good Things Come From Gratitude

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Appreciation is a simple term with volumes of depth to it. Recognition and showing appreciation are proven as among the best methods of improving work motivation and employee engagement.Advertisement At the end of May, I was graciously invited to attend

June 10, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthOral Surgery

Optimal Canal Disinfection: Concepts, Materials And Evidence-Based Protocols

by Richard Mounce, DDS; David McCarty, DDS

Canal disinfection, controlled memory nickel titanium, CBCT imaging, surgical microscopes, among other advances, have changed the clinical practice of endodontics dramatically in the past 20 years. CBCT provides a three-dimensional pre-operative guide to canal anatomy, which is subsequently interpreted through

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Management of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery

by Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, BDS, MSc, PhD; Jordan Prince, BSc, DDS; Yasser Alali, DDS; Marco F. Caminiti, DDS, MEd, FRCD(C) (OMFS)

Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. OSA has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates as well as decreased quality-of-life. Certain patients with