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Penetrating Injury
June 5, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportOral SurgeryRadiology

Radiofrequency Ablation for Management of Mental Nerve Neuropathy

by Dr. Foad Elahi and Dr. Robert Green

Often referred to as “numb chin syndrome”, mental nerve neuropathy is a sensory neuropathy characterized by an altered sensory perception along the distribution of the mental nerve. Patients may present with anesthesia, paresthesia, dysesthesia, neuropathic pain or a combination of

Penetrating Injury
June 5, 2017 Feature Oral SurgeryViewpoint

CAOMS, An Acronym: What’s In It?

by Dr. Pierre Eric Landry

It behooves me to talk about CAOMS as a recently appointed executive director to the organization. Let me first mention I’ll be as excited as uncomfortable trying to walk in shoes quite larger in size than my small footprint. So

Penetrating Injury
June 5, 2017 Feature EditorialOral Surgery

Editorial: Complications & Communication

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

As I gathered the submissions to this month’s Oral Surgery issue, I could not help but notice that most of the papers submitted dealt with complications following extractions or a related procedure. I did a search of the world literature

Bioceramics
May 2, 2017 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

by Lita Dipucchio

Have we gone too far with rating our health care providers?   I am an otherwise lovely middle-aged woman, who is going through menopause. What that means is that on good days I wake up merely hating most people. Bad

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

NiTi Goes Gold “Ten Clinical Distinctions”

by John West, DDS, MSD

The purpose of this article is to specifically evaluate the new ProTaper Gold: “A One Year Clinical Performance Retrospective.” Nickel titanium (Ni-Ti) file systems have come and gone. Mostly gone. Since the introduction of the first files around 1993, 1

Internal Cervical Resorption
May 2, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportEndodonticsOral Health

Successful Endodontic Treatment of Internal Cervical Root Resorption

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Lasers in Dentistry

 Using Er,Cr:YSGG 2780nm and Diode 940nm Laser Systems: A Three-Year Follow-Up Case Report Abstract Endodontic therapy for teeth diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis has been in use for many years, and continues to be the standard of care in the dental

May 2, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportEndodonticsOral Health

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics: A Case Series

by Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MSc; Ali Fatemi, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Clinical examination and radiographic imaging are the key steps in diagnosis and treatment planning in endodontics. Up until recently, intraoral, panoramic, and occlusal radiographs were the only imaging modalities available to dentists to rely on. These radiographs are two-dimensional (2D)

Full Mouth Reconstruction
May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Improving Predictability of Final Outcomes in Full Mouth Reconstruction

by H. Brian Tuvel, BSc, DDS

Chief Complaint A 35-year-old female patient was referred to our office by her husband on an emergency basis. The veneer on the upper left first premolar had fractured off. At that time all remaining residual cement was removed and the

May 2, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportEndodonticsOral Health

Enhanced Properties of a Classic Material: Clinical Case Report

by Dr. Fábio Duarte da Costa Aznar

Female patient, 47 years old, presented with a clinical picture of extensive iatrogenic perforation of the furcation region of the dental element 36 (Fig. 1), associated with radiographic bone loss, vestibular fistula and pain on palpation. The patient reported history

Bioceramics
May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Pharmacological Management of Dental Caries

by Geoffrey M. Knight, MSc, MBA, PhD, FICD, FADI

Every two years, IDS in Cologne showcases the latest in dental technology and points to the future direction of dentistry. About 75 percent of the products on display this year indulged in high-tech manifestations of operative dentistry that were predicated

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

At the Root: You Never Forget Your First

by Les Rykiss, DMD

By Dental tradeshow standards, arguably within North America, either the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting, or the Greater New York Meeting would be the largest. In Canada, most likely the Pacific Dental Conference is the largest. Imagine if you will, five

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

Editorial: Who Owns the Face?

by Dr. Les Rykiss, DMD

Boy time flies! A year ago I was given the privilege of becoming the editor of the April Aesthetic issue of Oral Health. Taking over for Dr. Elliot Mechanic is not an easy task and one that I have not

March 9, 2017 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

At the Root: Best Advice From Some the Oral Health Editorial Advisory Board

by Oral Health Editorial Advisory Board

Jordan Soll If you look up the word experience in the dictionary it says “see Mistakes.”Advertisement     Janice Goodman My dad gave me the best advice I’ve ever received the day I graduated in Dentistry. The most valuable asset

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthSleep apnea

Pre-orthodontic Intervention for Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing: A (R)evolutionary Solution to a Modern Problem

by Kevin Boyd; Marianna Evans

Malocclusion (HM) is a rising public health epidemic that is seen mainly within industrialized/industrializing cultures. To date, there is no published evidence that malocclusion had ever been a significantly observed human trait prior to the Industrial Revolution in Europe and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Airway Centric® Dentistry: Past, Present and Future – A Paradigm Shift

by Howard Hindin, DDS, Michael Gelb, DDS

There is an Airway Centric paradigm shift in dentistry. We are excited that this edition of Oral Health is being devoted to Airway Health and Airway in Dentistry. The term AirwayCentric® was created to give healthcare practitioners and consumers and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Growth Guidance

by Douglas Musseau

As parents, we absolutely want what is best for our children in every way. Many parents are well aware of the specific milestones that our children should reach during the first 18-months of life, however, there are several important growth

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Three Weeks, Days and Minutes; Airway Trumps Everything

by Mark T. Murphy, DDS, FAGD

Ten years ago, I took a weeklong survival class in the SE Utah high desert with my son. No food, water, tent, sleeping bag or phone, just you, your clothes, a knife and a compass. There were two guides and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthRestorative Dentistry

Physiological Dentistry and Heart Rate Variability

by Howard Hindin, DDS

The future of dentistry involves evaluation of the patient providing collaborative optimal care alongside other healthcare practitioners. The increased interest and involvement with sleep, pain and airway requires the dentist to view their patient with new and expanded vision and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Airway Centered Dentistry: (The A, B, C’s of Treatment for Chronic Face Pain/OSA and Closing Anterior Openbite Without Ortho)

by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABDSM, DAAPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO

Bullet points: 1. Definition-orthopedic/functional breathing 2. Comorbidity of orthopedic and facial pain and breathing 3. Answers to our questions 4. Method or technique-paradigm shift 5. Integrating myofunctional techniques This article defines “Airway Centered Dentistry”, explains the mechanism of chronic face/jaw

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthSleep apnea

The Next Step in Sleep Dentistry: Is There Anything We Can Do for the Ones Who Don’t Have Apnea?

by Stasha Gominak, MD

Dentists have become involved in the treatment of sleep apnea for several reasons. An oral appliance is usually less uncomfortable than sleeping with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask, so dentists offer a welcome alternative for CPAP intolerant patients.