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March 1, 2018 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Biomimicry, Neuroplasticity, and Sleep: Introducing Myofunctional-Assisted Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery (MAMMA)

by Elysa Kliman; Stanley Liu

Before you were born, there were countless forces shaping your growth and development. You had your own set of prenatal conditions and a unique path to birth before your very first taste of oxygen. This inaugural breath was then shaped

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

2017 is Truly the Year to Celebrate 150 Years

by Ralph Crawford

On July 1, 2017 Canada celebrated its 150 years of Confederation. The early struggles to bring our vast country together was indeed a wonderful achievement. John A. Macdonald was the leading figure which resulted in the British North America Act

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Natural Adjunct to Post-Operative Management After Third Molar Surgery

by Walter Tatch, DDS, FACOMS, Diplomate, ABOMS, Fellow, AACS

Removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures performed in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The most common postoperative complications of impacted lower third molar extractions are extended pain, trismus and facial swelling. These symptoms slow down the

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Evaluation of Plaque Removal Efficacy of a Novel Dye-Containing Toothpaste: A Clinical Trial

by Benjamin Z. Belavsky, DDS; Carla A. Evans, DDS, DMSc; Maria Grace Viana, MSc; Christine D. Wu, MS, PhD

Background Ineffective dental plaque removal has been shown to cause demineralization, caries, and periodontal disease. 1,2 This results in physical and cosmetic damage to both oral soft and hard tissues in the form of gingivitis, white spot lesions, enamel discoloration,

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Gingival Augmentation: High Powered 970nm Diode Laser

by Scott Benjamin, DDS

Early analysis and diagnosis of soft tissue abnormalities and discrepancies enhances the clinician’s ability to attain the best possible outcomes with minimally invasive procedures. All too often, conditions are allowed to progress to their more advanced stages due to the

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Silver Diamine Fluoride: NEW in North America!

by Sylvie Martel, RDH, DipDH, Teaching Certificate NDHCB

Dental caries is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting humans. Unfortunately, we do not yet have a grip on! 1 Over the years, researchers have actively looked for methods for treating and arresting decay other than traditional restorative options.

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

One Appointment Crowns and Bridges

by Irene Valerio Alfaro, MSc; Cyrus Tahmasebi, DDS

Abstract Manual tooth preparation has not changed over the past few decades. However, new dental materials, minimal invasive dentistry techniques and new digital technologies can improve dental preparations to reduce common errors in clinical practice that are essential for the

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

In-Office Air Quality Contamination: What You Don’t Know WILL Harm You

by Mark H.E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

This is an article to alert you to a silent but insidious problem in the dental profession, one that IS harmful to you, your entire team, your patients, and your family members. Can you recall if you or one of

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

The Silver Words of a Visiting Rich Dentist

by Ankur A Gupta, DDS

While in residency at MetroHealth hospital in downtown Cleveland, my class of GPRs were visited by a very successful dentist from a nearby suburb. He felt it tremendously necessary to emphasize how lucrative his private practice was. He was, in

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Oral Health Recognizes Significant Corporate Milestones

by Oral Health

Colgate-Palmolive William Colgate opened his small soap and candle business in 1806, one of the first establishments along Dutch Street in lower Manhattan. By 1873 the company had turned its attention to oral care and commercially produced the first nice

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Oral Health Board Reflects on 150 Years

by Oral Health

Jordan Soll, BSc (Hon), DDS, Dip. ABAD As Canada celebrates it’s 150th year and reflecting back on the changes and developments in dentistry, I believe two of the greatest advancements in our profession are: 1) Total Etch–Total Bonding 2) DigitizationAdvertisement

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Editorial: Ice Cubes to Eskimos

by Catherine Wilson

Six years after celebrating the 100th anniversary of Oral Health’s launch, another reason to celebrate appeared on the horizon…2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday. As the rest of the world seems to be crumbling around us, what better place on earth

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Editorial: 150 and Growing Strong!

by Dr. George Freedman

On July 1, we celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday. Our nation, strong, free, and peaceful, is respected and admired throughout the world. Canada has made tremendous strides over the past 150 years, and the dental profession has kept pace.Advertisement In 1867,

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Accuracy and Resolution in 3D Digital Scanning

by Scott Parker, DDS, AASDA

There are many 3D intra-oral and laboratory scanners entering the market, creating a growing trend of digital scan use for impressions, and replacing traditional techniques. With so many systems available, it is time for the practitioner to begin considering the

June 5, 2017 Feature OcclusionOral Surgery

Not All Occlusal Splints Are Created Equally

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

Splint therapy has become one of the most prevalent aspects of dentistry over the last number of years. Patients are presenting with multiple reasons for needing this type of dental intervention. From TMJ pain to severely wearing away the enamel

June 5, 2017 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Surgery

A Rare Complication of a Retrobulbar Hematoma Formation

by Julia Pompura, DDS, Dip. OMFS, FRCD(C); Omar Bin Suhaym, DDS; Osama Alghamdi, DDS, FRCD(C)

Following the Extraction of an Impacted Maxillary Wisdom Tooth The on-call team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was notified to assess and treat a complication of retrobulbar hemorrhage and hematoma following the extraction of a left impacted maxillary wisdom tooth.

Penetrating Injury
June 5, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportMedical emergenciesOral Surgery

An Unusual Penetrating Injury of the Cheek

by Bruce R. Pynn, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

Foreign bodies in the cheek, face or oral cavity may be the result of traumatic injuries, self-inflicted or iatrogenic dental or surgical procedures. Penetrating pencil and pen injuries have been reported in the literature, most commonly in children, with the

June 5, 2017 Feature Medical emergenciesOral Surgery

Surgical Misadventures: The Broken Needle

by Archie Morrison, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C)

The retrieval of a broken dental needle demands a detailed knowledge of the relevant anatomy and the application of a meticulous surgical technique. These factors are emphasized in the following article. Case Report Our oral surgery office received a phone

June 5, 2017 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Surgery

Oral Injury as a Source of Tetanus Inoculation

by Brad Fisher, BMedSc, DDS; Ben Davis, DDS, Dip. OMFS & Anesthesia, FRCD(C)

Abstract Tetanus is a serious, life threatening infection caused by the bacterium, Clostridium tetani. Due to almost widespread vaccination against tetanus toxoid the incidence in the developed world is extremely low. Vaccination in childhood does not result in lifelong immunity

June 5, 2017 Feature Dental CareOral SurgeryTooth decay

Teeth Displaced: Teeth at the Time of Surgery

by Lachlan McLean BSc, DMD; Jeffery Soparlo BSc, DDS; and Jerrold Armstrong, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract Inadvertent displacement of teeth or fragments of teeth beyond the tooth socket during extraction is an uncommon occurrence. In this paper, we present two cases of displacement of impacted third molars, one maxillary and one mandibular. We outline our