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March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Airway Orthodontics: An Argument for Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Dr. Barry Raphael

This article is not about the “how” of airway orthodontics. It’s about the “why”. But it does suggest that a regard for the rationale of airway orthodontics will spur a change in the way we do things in orthodontics altogether.

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Mouth Breathing: Physical, Mental and Emotional Consequences

by P. McKeown; M. Macaluso

Breathing is one of the most vital functions of the human body. Every breath we take can have a positive or negative impact on our bodies depending on how it is performed; and it has been well established that normal

March 9, 2017 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Editorial: Don’t Get Left Behind

by Janice Goodman

The FDIC has a new definition of the term “oral health”; it “includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Book Review: GASP! Airway Health – The Hidden Path to Wellness

by Janice Goodman

The Book GASP Is A Game Changer I was in dire need of a tool to help me explain to patients that some dental symptoms can be tracked back to an underlying airway issue and that there were solutions to

Steam Sterilization
February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Editorial: Doctor, Doctor… Teach Me, Teach Me

by Catherine Wilson

US-based The Pew Research Group has a special unit following oral healthcare. Recently, it released a blog on three issues facing Americans (yes, it translates to us) oral healthcare: affordability, affordability, affordability. Dental care is one of the most unmet

January 5, 2017 Feature DentistryOral Health

At the Root: Happy New Year, 2017 Edition

by Catherine Wilson

As many of you know, Fall, 2011 saw the 100th anniversary of Oral Health, the publication for all practicing dentists in Canada, as well as 3rd and 4th year dental students and dental labs. That first issue was sent to

January 5, 2017 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

White Lesion Eradication Using Resin Infiltration

by Linda Greenwall, BDS, MGDS, RCS, MSc, MRD, RCS, FFGDP

Introduction Over the last decade it has been noted that there is an increasing incidence of white marks on erupting teeth. Some of this is due to a condition called Molar Incisor Hypoplasia (MIH) where both erupting incisors and first

January 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Aesthetic Restoration of the Primary Anterior Dentition

by Lawrence Yanover, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)

One of the greatest challenges in paediatric dentistry is aesthetic restoration of the primary maxillary dentition. We are faced with both a restorative and behaviour management challenge due to the lack of cooperation often exhibited by young children. These patients

Mandibular Crowding
January 5, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPaediatric Dentistry

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Mandibular Crowding in the Mixed Dentition

by Bruno L. Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD(C); Tracey J. Hendler, DDS, D. Ortho, MSD, FRCD(C)

Crowding, or tooth size arch length deficiency, is one of the most common reasons that people seek orthodontic treatment for themselves or their children. As permanent mandibular anterior teeth erupt a primary tooth may become over-retained leading to a double

January 5, 2017 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Editorial: The Stainless Steel Crown Revisited

by Keith Titley, BDS, Dip Paedo, MSD, FRCD(C) and Alison Sigal, B.H. Kin, DDS, MSc (Ped Dent), FRCD(C)

Sixteen years ago, Titley and Farkouh (2001) published a paper in this journal entitled “The Stainless Steel Crown – An Underused Restoration in Paediatric Dentistry.” A review of the current literature indicates that stainless steel crowns (SSC’s) continue to be

December 2, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Heroic Dentistry – Courage or Folly?

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

Every day we come to the rescue of our patients by taking them out of pain, combating the results of an accident, reversing the ravages of time or simply getting them ready for a special day in their lives. We

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Evidence-Based Dentistry: How to Find Answers to Apply in Clinical Practice

by Eduardo B. Moffa, DDS, PhD1-2; Bella Luna Colombini Ishikiriama, DDS, PhD2; Yuliya Mulyiar, DDS, Student1; Harinder H. Sandhu, DDS, PhD1; Thais Marchini de Oliveira, DDS, PhD2; Maria Aparecida A. M. Machado, DDS, PhD2; Walter L. Siqueira, DDS, PhD1*

Evidence-Based Medicine Since the 1980s, when McMaster Medical School in Canada termed the process of integrating scientific information into medical practice, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), it was formally adapted by the Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, and a new paradigm for medical

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProactive Intervention Dentistry

How to Navigate the Complexities of Implant Treatment for Patients on Bisphosphates

by Diana Bronstein, DDS, MS, MS; Dmitriy Kravchenko, MPH; Cameron Lee, DMD, MD, PHD; MBA; Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

Introduction & Background Bisphosphonates are a class of medications that prevent the loss of bone mass. Not only are they used extensively in the treatment of metabolic bone disease such as osteoporosis, but they have been shown to decrease risk

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Prescribing Hydrogen Peroxide in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease

by Tanya Dunlap, PhD

Antibiotics used for the treatment of periodontal disease have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. One concern lies in the rise of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, complicating treatment and posing general health risks. Some patients want to avoid antibiotics

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProsthodontics

Grafting with Biomaterials – Did You Get Consent?

by Tina Kokosis, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), FICOI Certified Specialist in Periodontics

I remember my first days as a new dentist and my introduction to the great debate over amalgam restorations vs. composite restorations. Today, we no longer place an amalgam or resin restoration without having a discussion with our patients over

November 23, 2016 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Modern Biomaterials: What, Where, When and Why

by Brenton Winnett, CD, MSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); Slawek Bilko, RDT

Lifelike aesthetics in prosthodontics has been a moving target since the dawn of modern dentistry. The definition of what meets the contemporary understanding of a clinically acceptable prosthesis has always been dependent upon what is considered possible and practical at the

November 23, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

The Rule of 3 “P”s

by Dr. Mark H. E. Lin

As a long time devout Christian, I have listened to many inspiring sermons by numerous Pastors over the years. One particular Pastor’s sermon style stands out in my mind with a transferrable concept that is very practical and relative to

October 1, 2015 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Controlling Excess Cement During the Process of Intra-Oral Prosthesis Cementation: Overcoming the Gingival Effects

by Emil L.A. Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Implant treatment has greatly improved the level of care we can offer our patients. According to Misch 2015, many implant retained prosthetics are being installed by a means of intra-oral cementation. 1 The other main fixed prosthesis installation process is