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July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Veneer Temporization: A Simple Approach to Healthy Results

by Viviane Haber, DDS

Avariety of methods have been introduced to maintain veneer preparation integrity, tissue health, and overall patient comfort. While there are many approaches to the temporization process, both indirect and indirect-direct, one of the most efficient is the direct method. Most

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Improved Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Using Synthetic Monetite Based Onlay Grafts

by Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

Once teeth are lost due to trauma and/or disease, such as advanced periodontitis and not replaced, the alveolar ridge resorption begins rapidly. 1 An average alveolar bone loss of 1.5-2 mm (vertically) and 40-50% (horizontally) occurs within first six months

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Women in Dentistry Symposium

by Oral Health

The 8th annual Women in Dentistry Symposium was on Tuesday, May 15th. The night is an opportunity for women throughout dentistry to network, learn and share experiences. Hosted by Dr. Effie Habsha, founder of Women in Dentistry, the event aims

July 3, 2018 Feature EndodonticsProduct Report

Letter to the Editor

by Dr. Philip M. Walton, DDS, MMSc, FRCD(C) US Board Certified, Diplomate of Periodontics

Re: May 2018 Oral Health Editorial I’m always a tad confused with this supposed popular topic in dentistry today… Since when did it become Endo versus Implants? Doesn’t versus imply against each other? Perhaps I’m in the minority but for

July 3, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

If Only They Had Kept Their Teeth…

by Dr. George Freedman, BSc, DDS

Today’s health standards mandate the retention of functional teeth (or their substitutes) throughout adult life. This is a colossal change of expectations in just less than half a century. In the mid-20th century, partial and complete edentulousness were common in

July 2, 2018 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Accolade Dental: The Sunny Side of Yorkville

by Accolade Dental

As a Design firm, it is quite remarkable to run into a client that has the wherewithal and fortitude for bold decisions in the conception of a new practice. From the very first meeting with Dr. Jack Slome, we at

July 2, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

How We Vindicated a Falsely Accused Dentist…

by Mariana Bracic

…and Why You Should Thank Him   Michele Lancia was a 48-year-old, generously-paid Restorative Dental Hygienist. She worked for Park Dentistry for eight years (after 11 prior years for the dentist from whom Allen Park bought the practice). When she

July 2, 2018 Feature EditorialOral Health Office

Mental Illness is Not a Personal Failure

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

The best way to grab your attention for this editorial is to simply begin with the facts. One in three Canadians will experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder in their lifetime. By the time Canadians reach 40 years

July 2, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficeSocial media

Reach Out to Local Patients Through Your Dental Facebook Page

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Quite a few dental practices have set up Facebook pages in an attempt to promote their business locally. But, the majority of such pages have limited activity and an absence of social engagement. Enhancing the visibility of your practice’s Facebook

July 2, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

3 HR Mistakes Dentists and Office Managers are (Still) Making in 2018

by Alex Zlatin

Back in the day, when dentists weren’t even using gloves while treating patients, running a clinic was way simpler. It was less stressful as well. So many veteran dentists tell me they are grateful and lucky to be retiring soon

July 2, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

Caring For Your Commercial Lease

by John McMillan, LL.B.

You have successfully negotiated a Lease for your Practice, but that does not mean that you can just put it away and forget about it. Your Lease and your relationship with your Landlord require care and attention throughout the term

June 15, 2018 Feature Dental OfficeOHGdataPractice Operations

How Do New Patients Find Out About Your Practice?

by Oral Health

STANDARD Traditional marketing for your practice has stood the test of time and proven itself beneficial. It is an easy and free marketing service for your practice, which is solely based on the experience of your patients. These forms of

June 15, 2018 Feature OHGdataSocial networking

Networking 101: Why Should Dentists Care?

by Oral Health

This isn’t the be-all end-all of networking guides but considering only 75 per cent of dental professionals are frequently networking, it’s a good start. Seventy-five may sound high, but in reality, all professionals should be networking, whether online or in

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