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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

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