Oral Health Group


November 1, 2015 Feature Dentistry

“Train The Brain”

by Dr. Mark H. E. Lin

I feel honoured to have been chosen as one of the editorial board members for the November (Prosthodontic Specialty) issue of Oral Health. Please allow me to extend a special thank you to my predecessor, Dr. Bruce Glazer for his

November 1, 2015 Feature Dentistry

Risk Management Advice And Guarantees In Dentistry An Interview With Ms. René Brewer

by Oral Health

All practicing dentists should be armed with practical risk management knowledge to minimize exposures to patient lawsuits and or College complaints. As such, this article will highlight some of the important information in a question and answer interview format with

November 1, 2015 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentalMaterials & Technology

Mise à jour des connaissances scientifiques sur les facettes dentaires en porcelaine

by Francine Albert

La demande pour des facettes en porcelaine a beaucoup augmenté depuis les dix dernières années (Stappert et al. 2005). Historiquement, la façon la plus prévisible de corriger l’esthétique des dents antérieures était de poser des couronnes. Les avances en techniques

November 1, 2015 Feature Dentistry

Full Mouth Rehabilitation with Dental Implants and Fixed Dental Prostheses

by Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C)

Advances in dental implant research, design and their clinical application have greatly changed dental care. Improved protocols in implant therapy over the last several decades have made implant supported restorations biologically and mechanically predictable.1-5 However, there is still a role

November 1, 2015 Feature Dentistry

With A Little Help From My Friends A Case Report

by Dennis D. Yokota, DDS, MS

I am envious of those of you that practice with other practitioners – generalists and/or specialists. Why? Because you can easily discuss your challenging treatment plans with someone to gain another perspective. Fortunately, I practice in the midtown of a

October 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

A Cup of Green Tea for Periodontal Health?

by Wendy E. Ward, Professor & Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University

When did you last have a cup of tea? Besides water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage worldwide. In Canada, tea is increasingly popular among younger age groups. Specialty tea – tea that is not a typical black tea

October 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine

by Dr. Peter Birek

The other day my son called me and said: “Dad I remember what I wanted to give you for your recent birthday.” Yes – I had one of those birthdays you want to ignore but your loved ones refuse to

October 1, 2015 Feature Dentistry

Clinical Management Of Peri-Implantitis And Periodontitis: Are There Differences In Treatment Protocols?

by Eugene Kryshtalskyj, DDS, Dip. Perio., MSc (Perio), FRCD(C); Eugene Gerald Kryshtalskyj, BSc(hons); Alexander Matthew Kryshtalskyj, HBSc, BSc(hons)

IntroductionDental implants have evolved significantly over time. Four thousand years ago root form bamboo pegs were tapped into the jawbone to replace lost teeth, which changed to similarly shaped pegs made of precious metals or ivory in Egypt 2000 years

October 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Suturing in Medicine and Dentistry

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), Certified Specialist in Periodontics

There is a fuzzy line between surgery in the mouth and the rest of the body. Many principles are the same, however, there are certain elements of suturing that we can take from medicine and apply to dentistry providing a

October 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

Addressing the Inflammatory Response in Periodontal and Related Systemic Disease

by Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD; Jo-Anne Jones, RDH; Lorne M. Golub, DMD, MSc, MD (Honorary); Ying Gu, DDS, PhD; Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD

Periodontal disease is among the most common inflammatory diseases and the major cause of tooth loss in adults. For years, the etiology of periodontal disease was thought to be bacterial plaque currently known as the microbial biofilm. Accordingly, therapy was

October 1, 2015 Feature DentistryPeriodontics

78th Annual Winter Clinic

by Oral Health Group

The 78th Annual Winter Clinic will take place on November 6th, 2015, at the Toronto Sheraton Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Winter Clinic is the largest one-day comprehensive dental meeting in North America, where dental professionals come

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

The Surprising Absence of Disease Transmission From Infection Control Disasters

by John Hardie BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

IntroductionFrom the mid- 1980s and throughout the early 1990s there was an explosion of infection control recommendations from dental regulatory agencies, national and provincial dental associations and various speciality disciplines. This excess had as its primary function the prevention of

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Palatally Displaced Canines Is There A Way To Prevent Impaction Of These Teeth?

by Harold Rosenberg, BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C); Austin Chen, BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C); Shervin Abbaszadeh, BSc, DDS, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C)

IntroductionEctopic eruption is defined as a disturbance in which a tooth does not follow its usual path of eruption.1 Maxillary canines are one of the most common ectopically erupting teeth, second only to third molars,2 and of importance, once displaced

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Bad Memories Of The Chalk Carving Admission Test

by Dr. Randy Lang

I can still vividly remember when I and over 100 other trembling students sat for the dreaded chalk carving dental admission test at the University of Toronto. It was a stifling hot summer day and we were all marched into

September 1, 2015 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Why After 30 Years is the Cause of AIDS Still Being Questioned?

by John Hardie BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

A major new report provides the reasons.

August 1, 2015 Feature DentistryImplantologyImplantology

The Checklist – Sign Up Or Lose

by Dr. Blake Nicolucci, BSc, DDS

Dental implants can be a challenge at the best of times, although if everything is planned out ahead of time, most of these challenges can be either overcome or eliminated. One of the best ways to overcome these challenges is

August 1, 2015 Feature DentistryImplantologyImplantology

Re: The Perceived Issue of Oversupply of Dentists, Roundtable Discussion, May Oral Health

by Letter to the Editor

“Perceived” as opposed to real? Please note the following statistics reported in R.K. House and Associates Ltd., Economic Report to the Dental Profession, Ontario Dental Association, November 2014): 1. In Ontario, the ratio of population to GP dentists plus hygienist decreased

August 1, 2015 Feature DentistryImplantologyImplantology

Implants Used As An Adjunct To Full Mouth Rehabilitation

by Blake Nicolucci, BSc, DDS

The following is a case study that involves a patient who has lost vertical dimension, lost posterior teeth, worn down his anterior teeth from bruxing and attrition, and with a diet that became almost completely liquid. Although it seemed like

August 1, 2015 Feature DentistryImplantologyImplantology

Surgical Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry: Influence on Failures and Bone Loss

by Murray Arlin, DDS, Dip. Perio, FRCD(C)

Implant failures, peri-implant bone loss and other complications do occur, so it is vital for dentists to be aware of the risk factors that may be significant. This article will be the first of a series to be published in

August 1, 2015 Feature DentistryImplantologyImplantology

Implant Supported Overdentures

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

In 2009, the Canadian government published a summary report on the findings of the oral health component of the Canadian Health Measures Survey 2007–2009.1 They reported that 6.4 percent of the Canadian population was edentulous between 2007 and 2009. Thus,