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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

airway dentistry
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

airway dentistry
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

airway dentistry
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

airway dentistry
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

airway dentistry
March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

High Rates of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Amongst Dentists: Peril of the High-Speed Handpiece

by Ian D. Murray, BA HIS AHIP IHS

Abstract This article will present a review of the literature regarding the high rates of hearing loss, tinnitus and related comorbidities, affecting general dentists, specialists and assistants, as a result of the excessive noise produced by the dental high-speed handpiece

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

airway dentistry
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

airway dentistry
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.

dentists economic
January 3, 2019 Feature FinancesOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPractice management

Good News for Dentists: 2018 Economic Outlook

by DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Professional Accountants

Tax and Business Measures Federal Accelerated Investment Incentive – Dentists will be allowed to write-off capital assets (i.e. equipment, leaseholds, computers, software etc.) faster for purchases made after November 20, 2018. Provincial Proposed new Low-Income Individuals and Families Tax Credit

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

6 Exercises All Dentists Should Regularly Do To Stay Healthy

by Romelo Rodriguez CPT, MAT, RTS, HLC

The dental profession is one that can wreak havoc on your back and cause postural issues if not addressed with appropriate exercises. For all of my clients working in this profession, I begin by talking to them about what their

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Surveillance: The Foundation of Effective Infection Prevention and Control

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Introduction In 1980 the results of the SENIC Project (Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control) were published. For the first time this showed that preventing or controlling health care acquired infections was dependent on a thorough understanding of

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Current Guidelines, Considerations, and Challenges of Informed Consent in Paediatric Dentistry

by Erin Goertzen, BSc(Hons), MSc, DDS

Paediatric Dentistry and Informed Consent Informed consent is a dynamic process involving a discussion between healthcare provider and patient regarding a proposed treatment. The main goal of this discussion is to confirm that the patient understands the information necessary to

New Patient Exam
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPatient educationPublic Relations - Patient Care

A Structured Approach to the New Patient Exam in Pediatric Dentistry

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

When a child is scheduled to be seen by a dentist, it is important to remember that this visit will likely involve at least two individuals: the child and his or her parents. Today, parents want to play an active

Paediatric Restorative Materials
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Restorative Materials for Your 21st Century General Practice

by Carla Cohn, DMD

In today’s fast paced world where information is available with only a few keystrokes, we must be ready to embrace new ideas, adapt and learn. As dental professionals, we live in an ever-changing discipline of new materials and techniques. Even

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProsthodontics

Letter to the Editor: The Severely Worn Dentition

by Dr. Nabil Tabbara – London, Ontario

RE: The Severely Worn Dentition by Dr. Oliver Pin-Henry – November 2018 Oral Health My thanks go to Dr. Pin-Henry for the timely article: The Severely Worn Dentition. As practicing dentists, we do see cases of worn-down dentitions very frequently.

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Take Care of Yourself!

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc (Paedo), FRCDC

Practicing in a profession where our primary focus is the well-being of others, we often don’t take the time we need for ourselves. When I was applying to dental school I repeatedly heard the comment that dentists had the highest

Dental Caries
December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Medical Treatment of Dental Caries With a New 25% Xylitol Formulation

by Jacques Véronneau, DMD, MSc, PhD

Background Even with the declining prevalence of dental caries in industrialized countries during the past decades, predominately due to fluoride use, 1 dental caries is still a major problem in most industrialized countries, affecting 60% to 90% of children, and

Fissure Sealants
December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Glass Ionomer Fissure Sealants for Proactive Intervention

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA; Cathy Delios, RDH

Occlusal decay and its consequences have a major impact on the dental health of our patients. It is the single most common chronic childhood disease world-wide 1 and its results affect our patients throughout their lives. Molars and premolars are