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March 3, 2020 Feature General Dentistry

Small Particles, Big Possibilities: Understanding the Implications of Nanoscience in the Dental Profession

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Innovation is a term that gets tossed around quite a bit, but it is a rare privilege to bear witness to truly pioneering technology.1 Nanodentistry –the application of nanotechnology to dentistry – is one such technology, and one that I

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March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Molecular Iodine: Could This Be a Game Changer for Dentistry?

by Herb Moskowitz, DDS; Janice Goodman, DDS, MS Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain

It looks like 2020 is bringing the Canadian dental profession a gift, in the new selection of molecular iodine (I2) products from ioTech International. These products, surpass all of the existing gold standard disinfectants. Coming out of the gate, these

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

The MINIETM Laser Approach to Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Excellent Aesthetics!

by Preety Desai, BSc, DDS, Dip. Periodontics, MSc Laser Dentistry

One of the most gratifying, yet often overlooked procedures, in dentistry today, is the treatment of excessive gingival display (EGD), or the “gummy smile”. A multi-disciplinary approach to treatment includes: the general dentist; the periodontist; and perhaps the treating orthodontist.

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

Apicoectomy Performed Using the Er,Cr:YSGG Laser System: A Case Report

by William H. Chen, DMD, MAGD

Introduction Er,Cr:YSGG laser has been chosen to perform the apicoectomy1,9,13 as an alternative for the use of a scalpel and rotary instruments due to the laser’s precision, lack of vibration16,17 and lack of microfracture occurrence on hard tissues, such as

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March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Photography Essentials in Dentistry

by Fred Peck, DDS, FAACD

As the saying goes, “do you know what the best camera is?” It’s the one that you have with you. Photography usage in dentistry is an essential part of proper documentation of a patient’s current condition. Just as a dentist

Activa Bioactive Cement
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cementing Crowns with Activa Bioactive Cement

by Marty Zase

Pulpdent’s dual-cure ACTIVA BioACTIVE-CEMENT is a game changer. As a bioactive product, the cement not only is a superb adhesive agent but also mimics nature and utilizes saliva as a source of minerals to aid in the natural development of

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOverall Health

Are You Saving Lives or Saving Teeth?

by Jeffrey J. Harrison, DDS

These are exciting times in dentistry. We have technology available today which allows us to complete dental surgery with greater precision and more comfort for our patients than we ever could before. More and more general practitioners are performing what

Acute pain management
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Use of Photobiomodulation for Oral Mucositis in Patients Receiving Chemoradiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer: A University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center Experience

by Annette Quinn, RN, MSN; David Clump, MD; Karen Holeva, MS; Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO

Introduction Oral mucositis (OM) is an acute complication resulting from chemoradiotherapy in the management of head and neck malignancies causing pain, decreased oral intake, risk of infection, and modifications to a patient’s treatment regimen. Over the last decade, the prevalence

Dentures and Orofacial Pain
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Dentures and Orofacial Pain: A Case Report

by Sherif M. Elsaraj, DMD, MS; Mervyn Gornitsky, DDS, FRCD; Ana Miriam Velly, DDS, MS, PhD

Abstract Orofacial pain can pose a diagnostic challenge to a practitioner who is examining a patient with history of facial pain. Known and unknown aetiologies can contribute to pain symptoms. There are often problems arising from the subjective nature of

Acute pain management
March 3, 2020 Feature Geriatric DentistryOral Health

The Opioid Crisis and Dentistry: Alternatives for the Management of Acute Post-Operative Dental Pain

by Andrew Lombardi; Sarah Lam; Dr. Aviv Ouanounou

Abstract The dental profession represents a significant player in the future trajectory of the current opioid crisis. Exercising sound clinical judgement and adhering to evidence-based principles of pain management are essential. The aim of the present report is to review

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March 3, 2020 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

The Opioid Crisis

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Remember a few years back, when a new regulation came into effect that required us to ask our patients for a piece of ID when we wanted to prescribe something as common as Tylenol #3? Personally, I thought, “Oh sure,

airway dentistry
March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

Root Cause Netflix Movie: Fighting Mythical FIRE, with Scientific FACT

by Gary Glassman, Chief Dental Officer, dentalcorp; Ian Watson, DDS, MScD, FRCD(C)

It has often been said that to bring attention to a controversial matter simply affirms its existence, memorializes it and gives it credibility. The corollary is to ignore it and allow wrong and negligent statements to pass as science. Instead

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March 12, 2019 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Organized Dentistry Takes a Turn Toward the Airway

by Barry Raphael, DMD; Steve Carstensen, DDS; Mark Cruz, DDS; Jerald Simmons, MD; Jill Ombrello, DDS; Glennine Varga

When the American Dental Association ratified its “Policy on the Role of Dentists in the Treatment of Sleep-related Breathing Disorders” in 2017, the intention was to clarify the boundaries between medicine and dentistry to make sure dentists didn’t overreach into

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Mouth Breathing and the Dentist

by Janice Goodman DDS, MS Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain; Mark Webb, BSc

As humans, we are obligate nasal breathers but mouth breathing has become prevalent and almost the norm. The dentist can play an important role in reversing this trend by both diagnosing and treating. Mouth breathing has been considered a factor

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

2019 – The Year of Airway and Collaboration for Optimal Health

by Howard Hindin

Dentists wield enormous power over their patients’ medical outcomes – positive and negative – and it starts with our intimacy with people’s airways. 2019 will be remembered as a seminal moment for dentistry. Are you and your practice prepared? The

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Largest Nasopalatine Duct Cyst: A Case Report and Literature Review

by Abdalgader I. Alhozgi1, BDS, MS, Faculty of Dentistry, Alasmarya University (Zliten, Libya); Abdusalam E. Alrmali, DDS, MS, Faculty of Dentistry, Tripoli University (Tripoli, Libya), Sherif M. Elsaraj, DMD, MS, GumDocs (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada),

Abstract The nasopalatine duct cyst is the most common non-odontogenic developmental cysts. This case report presents a nasopalatine duct cyst in a patient with a history of orofacial pain over one year with multiple doctor visits and only limited success.

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cannabis: Pharmacology, Medical Usage and Oral and Dental Implications

by Matthew Choi; Kester Ng, BHSc, DDS; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO, FICD

Introduction Cannabis refers to drug products produced from plants of the genus Cannabis. 1 One of the most commonly used recreational drugs, 2 cannabis is capable of producing feelings of euphoria and relaxation in users. 3 While historically cannabis has

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Computer Controlled Mandibular Positioner in Conjunction with a Level III Sleep Study

by Dr. Michael Parchewsky, BSc (Hons), DMD, FAGD; Ross McKercher, BSc

A Systematic Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A workflow using SICAT and Zephyr Sleep Technologies: SICAT Air and the MATRx plus in Tandem Introduction: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent chronic disease seen by both doctors

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Importance of Breastfeeding

by Michael Gelb

Breastfeeding goes back thousands of years, as in other mammalian species for good reason. At birth, the infant is nourished by breastfeeding which coordinates the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and orofacial reflexes. There is obligate nasal breathing in the human

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Top 25 Biological Functions of the Mouth

by G. P. Greenacre

Following over 50 years of study and listening to experts, I want to share with you why good growth and good functioning of the mouth is so important. Let me explain why the Mouth is the Mirror of your Life.