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Silver Diamine Fluoride
December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Clinical Uses for Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

I first began using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in my private pediatric dental practice in 2015. Minimally Invasive Dentistry is a topic near and dear to my heart as a mother and advocate for improving children’s oral health and safety.

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Silver Diamine Fluoride Unstained and Liberated

by Geoffrey Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

The concept of using amputation to treat an infectious disease was last used by the medical profession to treat gangrene in the late 1800s. The pharmacological management of dental caries aims to leave most caries in situ, killing the bacteria

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Enhanced Minimal Invasive Tooth Whitening

by Dr. Andrew M. Brostek, BSc, BDSc, FICD, FPFA; Professor Laurence J. Walsh, BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FRACDS, FFOP (RCPA), FICD, FADI, FPFA

Keywords Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Tooth whitening, White spot lesion, CPP-ACP, MI Paste Abstract This article discusses the philosophy behind the clinical protocols to achieve enhanced results in tooth whitening, and the successful reversal of enamel white spot lesions. External tooth

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Psoriasin: A New Biomarker in the Identification of Cancer Risk in Oral Lesions

by M.R. Darling, BChd, MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD; A. Hassan, BMedSci (Hons Pathology) Candidate; L. McLean, DDS. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Introduction Approximately 90% or more of oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). These often begin as potentially malignant oral lesions such as a white patch (leukoplakia; Fig. 1), or red patch (erythroplakia; Fig. 2), 1 which progress to an

Dental Caries
December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

PERSPECTIVE. FOCUS. SUCCESS!

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

What an amazing world we live in – constant information at our fingertips…news…views…and more…till we plead for a break. We are constantly plugged into some device spewing data and opinion at us, so that we start to confuse opinion for

Dental Caries
November 29, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Post-Extraction Socket and Ridge Preservation

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

In order for implant therapy to be successful there is a need for the dental implant to be adequately integrated into host bone in the proper position in three dimensions. For this to be achieved, adequate height and volume of

Resin Composites
November 29, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProactive Intervention Dentistry

Effect of Toothbrushing with a Dentifrice on Eleven Resin Composites

by Richard Bengt Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD; Catherine O’Neill, MSc; Laurent Kreplak, PhD; Daniel Labrie, PhD

Keywords Composite Resin, Gloss retention, Tooth Brushing, Surface Roughness Abstract The surface gloss and average surface roughness (Ra) of eleven RBCs was measured after brushing with Colgate Optic White toothpaste. It was found that toothbrushing with a dentifrice had the least

Mindfulness
November 13, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

“Mindfulness” The New Science of Finding Focus & Happiness in Dentistry

by Dr. Mark H. E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); Peter Barry

As a society we are in the midst of a popular growing obsession with mindfulness as the secret to health, happiness and success in any field of human endeavour, including dentistry! What was a fringe movement in our busy society

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthetically Driven Implant Surgery: Redefined

by David Powell, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C); John P. Zarb, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Steve Bongard, DDS

Introduction Looking at online forums that discuss dental implants, one cannot help but notice a heavy emphasis on the surgical aspect of implant prosthodontics with the prosthodontic phase often overlooked or barely discussed. It is our opinion that this line

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthodontic Treatment of The Severely Worn Dentition

by Oliver Pin-Harry, DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), FACP

Introduction The severely worn dentition often poses a challenge to the restorative clinician. Diagnosis and treatment planning involve multidisciplinary and in-depth evaluation of etiological, esthetic, occlusal, functional and preventive factors. Modern dentistry has made tremendous progress in areas of decay

Mindfulness
November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Retrieval of Damaged Prosthetic Screws: A Case Series of Multiple Techniques

by Avery Donkin; Jaffer Kermalli; Beatrice Leung, DDS, MPH, Cert. Pros, Dip ABP, FACP, FRCD(C)

Introduction Dental implants are at risk of technical complications such as abutment screw loosening, stripping and fracture. If fractured, the screw must be removed without damage to the internal implant connection to preserve the implant’s prosthetic function and maintain prosthodontic

November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Dentsply Sirona World 2018: The Ultimate Dental Meeting

by Oral Health

Valued continuing education courses, exciting daily entertainment and endless networking opportunities – it was a packed three days at Dentsply Sirona World 2018 in Orlando.Advertisement The Ultimate Dental Meeting offered CE courses in 12 specialized tracks, with some of the

Immediate Implant
November 13, 2018 Feature Clinical case reportOral HealthProsthodontics

Immediate Implant: A Case Report

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS (Perio, India)

Introduction Successfully treating patients with missing or non-restorable teeth with a fixed prosthesis can be one of the finest services rendered to dental patients. This art and science of replacing missing teeth or those with hopeless prognosis requires a thoughtful

Restorative Materials
November 13, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Does Selection of Different Restorative Materials Affect the Amount of Tooth Structure Saved for Crown Preparations?

by Ashkan Ebrahimpour; Omar El-Mowafy

Introduction Aesthetic tooth-colored restorations for both anterior and posterior teeth have been in the highest demand in recent years. This increasing demand motivated the dental industries to enhance the aesthetic and mechanical properties of restorative materials. These efforts lead to

Mindfulness
November 13, 2018 Feature Dental LaboratoriesOral HealthProsthodontics

The “Silent” Dental Partner: The Laboratory Technician

by Mark H. E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

Upon insertion of a newly fabricated dental prosthesis, it drops intraorally and fits perfectly requiring minor adjustments. The patient looked in the mirror following this insertion and was delighted with the final aesthetics results. The patient states, “It looks and

dental radiography
October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Rapid Review on Radiation and CBCT in Dental Practice

by Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA

Exposure to ionizing radiation and its potential risks are often major concerns of our patients. Ambiguity and confusion exist among the general public, mainly due to the risks discussed in the media and from spurious online information. This leads to

Implant Treatment
October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

RCDSO Mandatory PET exam and Mandatory Category 1 Con Ed requirements. Why Not?

by Brian W. Eckert, Bsc, DDS, Ottawa

In 2013 the RCDSO introduced the mandatory Practice Enhancement Tool (PET) for licenced Ontario dentist to be exercised every five years: “a computer based self-assessment program … that allows members to evaluate and assess their practice, knowledge, skill and judgement”.

Implant Treatment
October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The New Global Classification System for Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases: An Executive Summary for the Busy Dental Professional

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, BSc, MSc, PhD; Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD

Editor’s note: Please click tables to see an enlarged version. These are exciting times in the world of periodontology. The 2017 World Workshop, a combined collaboration by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP),

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Improved Long-Term Treatment Outcomes of Teeth with Deep Pockets and Reduced Periodontal Support by Periodontal Regenerative Surgery

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Mary Dabuleanu, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Introduction Periodontal regenerative medicine encompasses a spectrum of procedures that restore lost tooth-supporting hard and soft tissue, thereby reversing some of the damage caused by periodontal disease. This is in contrast with repair of periodontal tissues that was the staple

Implant Treatment
October 16, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

“The Future Is Not What It Used To Be”, Or Is It?

by Dr. Peter Birek

Iran this line by ten colleagues. All – with the exception of one – interpreted it in a negative way. They felt that it referred to a gloomy future; when things have gotten worse rather than get better. In their