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March 15, 2022 Feature Dental TeamEditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Staff Shortage: Yet Another Challenge to Overcome

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Just when we thought that we had the PPE shortage issue under control, had put up barriers, air purifiers and made sure our patients felt safe to come back to the office for treatment, here comes yet another hurdle we

March 15, 2022 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Toothpastes in Dentistry: A Review

by Braedan R.J. Prete, BSc (Honours); Fady Barsoum; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICD, FICO, FACD

ABSTRACT Toothpastes have evolved substantially over the past few decades. Major strides have been made in the industry with the introduction of novel formulations that have the potential to provide significant clinical benefits. The main components of toothpastes are surfactants,

March 15, 2022 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Invasive Cervical Resorption: A Dental Pandemic or an Auto-immune Disease of the Mouth?

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Laser Dentistry

BACKGROUND: Six years ago, in the May issue of Oral Health, I wrote a case report on the successful treatment of root resorption in the lower premolar with the help of Er,Cr:YSGG and diode lasers. The case was diagnosed as

March 15, 2022 Feature General DentistryOral Health

A Review of Intraoral Appliances for Temporomandibular Disorders: Effectiveness, Types, Characteristics, and Indications for Use

by Sherif Elsaraj, DMD, MSc, PhD

This article is dedicated to Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, a dear supervisor, mentor, and a friend who has served the dental community since 1953. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Gornitsky since 2015. Dr. Gornitsky served as JGH

March 15, 2022 Feature CancerGeneral DentistryOral Health

Let’s Talk About HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer: Now What? Calling the Dental Team to Action!

by Cecilia Dong, DMD, BSc (Dent), MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C); Saranjeev Lalh, BSc, DDS, MD, FRCD(C); Lee Darichuk, BSc, DMD, MDent, FRCD(C); Peter Spafford, MD, FRCS(C); James Yacyshyn, BSc, DDS, MASc; Cheryl Cable, BSc, DDS, MBA, Prosthodontic and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Cert., FRCD(C)

Gone are the days when only tobacco and alcohol were the main risk factors that needed to be discussed with dental patients during head and neck cancer screening examinations. A widespread change in how patients are educated on prevention of

February 7, 2022 Feature General PracticeOral HealthPractice management

The Top 10 Things That Keep Dentists Up at Night

by Sean Robertson, DDS; Lisa Philp

Unless you are very lucky, you’ve experienced a restless night of sleep with an overactive mind. Without rest, we burnout. Without rest, we lack the energy and clarity to set goals and grow as professionals. And in our profession, the

October 8, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodontics

A New Tool for Cleaning Excess Resin Cement

by Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD PhD; Bushra Nizami, BDS, Krisha Shah BDS

Cleaning excess cement after cementation of a crown is a tedious but important clinical procedure. Failure to remove excess cement can lead to plaque accumulation, gingival inflammation and possibly even bone loss.1 Removal of cement is even more difficult when

October 8, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

Removal of Impacted Third Molars: High Speed Bur or Piezosurgery?

by Robert A. Green, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); Daniel M. Laskin DDS, MS, DSc (hon); Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

Approximately 20 percent of the general population have impacted teeth, the majority of which are third molars.1 Therefore, the removal of impacted teeth is one of the most common procedures to be performed in oral surgery practices.2 It is also

March 9, 2021 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Orofacial Pain (OFP): The Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Sherif Elsaraj, BSc, DMD, MSc

This editorial is dedicated to Dr John Miner, a dear friend and a colleague who has served the dental community since 1966. His positive energy and intellectual input will never be forgotten. Dr Miner was an active member of the

March 9, 2021 Feature Geriatric DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

Biotensegrity

by Dr. Gavin James, BDS,MDS,FDS (Eng.), Dip. Orthodont.

Biotensegrity is a new word. An explanation of its origins opens the door to a new and unfamiliar world which seems to have nothing to do with orthodontics. Does it merit spending time on it or is just another distraction

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Are Dentists Getting the Short End of the Stick?

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Viewpoint: If you believe that everything has been just peachy in dentistry, don’t read this. This article isn’t for you. Of late, dentist owner/operators have been getting the short end of the stick. Poor public perception. Negative media attention. Threats

March 9, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

COVID-19 Enhances Mandated Abuse Recognition for the Dental Health Care Professional

by Dr. Frank Stechey, BA, DDS

Case study: January 2021 For four years, as dental students enter the four walls of their respective faculties, they are taught how to protect and save the teeth and smiles of their patients. Today, dentists continue to do what they

March 9, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral DentistryOral Health

Mouthwashes and Their Use in Dentistry: A Review

by Frank Poppolo Deus; BSc; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICD, FACD, FICO

Abstract Mouthwashes are aqueous topical medications that function by rinsing and gargling inside of the mouth. There are multiple mouthwashes available over the counter and by prescription with a wide range of active ingredients that can be used as an

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta BSc, DDS

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a product you could just paint on a tooth to stop caries, prevent caries and decrease tooth sensitivity? Well, it exists and it’s called silver diamine fluoride (SDF). It is inexpensive, easy to

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Facial Bone and Airway Changes in Adults with a Removable Orthopedic/Orthodontic Dental Appliance: A Multi Case Report

by Theodore R Belfor, DDS; Scott Simonetti, DDS; Michael Philcock

Abstract Orthodontic clinical practice has used static forces for tooth movement and to modulate osteogenesis of craniofacial sutures for more than one hundred years. However, research has demonstrated that cyclic forces at 0.2 Hz delivered for 10 min/d over 12

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

Laser Light Therapy: New and Not So New Hope for TMD Management

by Dr. Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Laser Dentistry

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the most common non tooth-related reasons for chronic orofacial pain, affecting 5-12% of the population with 75% of the population presenting at least one sign and 35% presenting at least one symptom of TMD. Women are

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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