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November 30, 2016 News AnnouncementDental HygieneNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Jill Malmgren Takes Top Leadership Role with America’s ToothFairy

by Dental Tribune America

America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation recently announced the retirement of Fern Ingber, founding president and CEO. The Board of Directors has appointed Jill Malmgren, former chief operating officer, as her successor. Malmgren assumed leadership of America’s ToothFairy as

November 29, 2016 News Dental OfficeDental TeamNewsPractice management

Calgary Dentists Forced to Cut Staff Due to Poor Economy

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

Thousands of layoffs that have hollowed out many of Calgary’s downtown office towers are translating into tough times for health-care businesses that offer services covered by workplace insurance plans. Dentists, massage therapists and optometrists say they’re cutting staff and getting

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProsthodontics

Forward to the Past: Dentistry in the Information Age

by René Brewer

A Crisis of Trust In a Gallup poll taken in November 2012, Americans were asked to rate service providers, including dentists, on ethical standards and honesty. Among health professionals, nurses came out on top with 85 percent of respondents rating

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

Altering Vertical Dimension with Bonded Composite

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract This case report demonstrates the importance of careful diagnosis and treatment planning to effectively treat a worn dentition in a conservative manner while maximizing the long-term prognosis. The patient presented having completed orthodontic treatment with a significantly worn dentition

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

November 18, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Support Children’s Rights to Oral Health Care

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On November 20, dental hygienists will celebrate Universal Children’s Day, reminding us all of the importance of protecting and promoting children’s rights, including the right to good oral health. As Gerry Cool, president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA),

November 16, 2016 News Dental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyNews

St. George Technology Develops First Hi-Impact Cold Cure Dental Acrylic

by Oral Health

St. George Technology, developer and manufacturer of performance polymers and supplier of the Excel Formula™ range of high quality dental products, today announces that it has developed the world’s first hi-impact cold cure acrylic for dental use, which will improve

November 15, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Romantic Relationships Impact Patients’ Oral Health Habits

by Medical Xpress

Being struck by Cupid’s arrow can be good for your teeth. According to University of Queensland researcher Grace Branjerdporn, finding a soul mate puts a smile on your face in more ways than one. “We studied how the dynamics of

November 14, 2016 Video Dental FAQDentistryEditorialImplantology

FAQ #8: Screws vs Cement

by Oral Health

Click to watch more Dental FAQ videos. With implants comes a decision: screws or cement? In the eighth instalment of the FAQ videos Dr. Mark Lin discusses each option, including their advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Mark Lin has given numerous

November 9, 2016 Feature Clinical case reportCosmetic / AestheticDental Laboratories

Prep”Less” Veneers: Treating Tooth by Tooth Instead of Case by Case

by Dr. med.dent. Holger P. Meiser DDS, MAGD Holger Dental Group

Abstract The patient treated in this report was not pleased with the appearance of his smile and his confidence to smile was affected. He desired ‘bigger’ and ‘whiter’ teeth. As with any elective cosmetic restorative procedure, a minimally-invasive approach providing

November 8, 2016 News AnnouncementNewsOrthodontics

3Shape TRIOS Orthodontics and EasyRx Announce Integration

by Oral Health

3Shape announces the integration of TRIOS Orthodontics and EasyRx universal orthodontic lab prescription software. Orthodontists and labs use EasyRx to create, manage, and submit orthodontic prescriptions. The integration now enables EasyRx users to access TRIOS intraoral scans and related patient

November 7, 2016 Video Dental FAQ

FAQ #7: A Guide to Surgical Guides

by Oral Health

Click to watch more Dental FAQ videos. In this FAQ Dr. Mark Lin looks at the three types of surgical guides and what each one brings to the table: Lab Fabricated Conventional Surgical Guide Computer Guided Surgery Dynamic Surgical Guide

October 31, 2016 Video Dental FAQ

FAQ #6: Cone Beams

by Oral Health

Click to watch more Dental FAQ videos. Do we require cone beams for all of our patients? Dr. Mark Lin weighs the pros and cons of this method for you and your patients in the latest FAQ installment. Dr. Mark