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September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

A Multidisciplinary Approach for An Aesthetic Rehabilitation

by Jordan Soll, BSc, DDS, Dip. ABAD; Bruno Vendettelli, DDS, D. Ortho, FRCD(C); Yair Lenga, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Dip. ABP, Periodontist

Abstract Depending on the obstacles that may present, creating a beautiful smile can take on many different scenarios. Moreover, patient demands and the pseudo self-educated using the internet as a reference can add to the challenges of insuring a seamless

TMD
September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

TMD: Eliminate All the Confusion with Proper Diagnosis (An Evidenced Based Approach)

by Harold Menchel, DMD

Introduction The single most controversial topic in dentistry is temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Because of the associated controversy and confusion most dentists are not prepared to deal with these patients when they appear in their practice. Proper diagnosis is the key.

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Predictable Open Bite Correction

by Mohammad R. Razavi, DDS, MSD, FRCD(C)

Introduction Since the mid-2000s, Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) have given orthodontists a helpful tool to move teeth in ways that were previously impossible. One such movement in the vertical dimension is the intrusion of the posterior dental segments to aid

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Presurgical Infant Orthopedics for Cleft Lip and Palate – Nasoalveolar Molding at The Hospital for Sick Children

by Richard J.H. Lee, BDSc (Hons), BSc Dent (Hons), DClinDent (Orthodontics), Clinical Fellow – Orthodontics; Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. Ortho, FRCD(C), Staff Orthodontist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Introduction and Background Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common craniofacial defects involving the face and jaws with a worldwide frequency of 1 in 700. 1 While cleft lip and palate rarely results in mortality, the associated

U of T Dentistry
September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry Opens World-Class Research Space

by University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry

University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry launched an exciting new era with the official opening of its leading-edge lab and research space on the top two floors of 124 Edward Street. The May 25th celebration, hosted by U of T

Technology in Dentistry
September 11, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

The Highs and Lows of Magnification Technology in Dentistry

by Dr. Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD (C)

Greetings fellow colleagues! I hope that all of you have had a great summer and are looking forward to fall. I am honored to be the new Orthodontic Editor for the Oral Health Journal. I follow in the footsteps of

Lasers
September 5, 2018 Feature EditorialLaser DentistryOral Health

One Must Open The Window To Let The Light In…

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Lasers in Dentistry

We all remember graduating dental school and thinking to ourselves: “What’s next?” The future is full of possibilities; we must make decisions which will ultimately affect the rest of our careers and lives. Some of us knew right away that

September 5, 2018 Feature EndodonticsLaser DentistryOral Health

Managing Refractory Endodontic Disease With Radial Apical Cleansing (Report Of Two Clinical Cases)

by Justin Kolnick, DDS

Keywords Refractory endodontic disease, endodontic, radial apical cleansing, Er,Cr:YSGG, diode, laser, biofilm bacteria. Introduction One of the defining attributes of an astute endodontist is the ability to successfully treat refractory endodontic disease. Refractory disease is defined as disease that is

September 5, 2018 Feature Clinical case reportLaser DentistryOral Health

A Novel Approach to Veneer Removal: A Clinical Case Report Using Er,Cr:YSGG Laser

by Amir Azzat, DDS, MSc

Introduction In the last decade, as a result of patients’ desires to get the HOLLYWOOD SMILE, full-ceramic restorations have become more popular due to their superior aesthetic appearance and are frequently used in the restorative and prosthetic fields. The development

September 5, 2018 Feature Clinical case reportLaser DentistryOral Health

Peri-Implantitis Solea CO2 Laser: Clinical Case Report

by Ed Kusek, DDS

Introduction According to the Seventh European Workshop, 15-30% of all implants placed will develop peri-implantitis. Three million people have implants and this number is growing by 500,000 a year. Thus, peri-implantitis cases will grow up to 450,000 with an additional

September 5, 2018 Feature Laser DentistryOral Health

An Underutilized Treatment Modality in the Dental Industry Low Level Laser Therapy

by Gerry Ross, DDS; Alana Ross, BScH

Imagine a tool that could reduce pain, improve wound healing, relieve muscle tension and regenerate nerves without the use of pharmaceuticals and achieved without any side effects. Although it may sound like magic, it is actually a therapeutic technology that

September 5, 2018 Feature Clinical case reportLaser DentistryOral Health

Laser Treatment of Benign Vascular Lesion: A Clinical Case Report

by Andre Chartrand, BSc, DMD

For some years now, dentistry has shaped people’s lifestyles. The well-being, the self-esteem and the image that we project have become very important. Television, increasingly present in our homes, is helping to boost our confidence through series and beauty programs.

August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Power of Healing

by Houman Abtin, BDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Diplomate American Board of Endodontics

To view figures, click on figure mentions throughout the article. Too often teeth are extracted merely due to the presence of apical periodontitis. The size of the apical radiolucency is not an indication for tooth extraction. Bacteria play the main

August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry: Operator Related Risk Factors

by Murray Arlin, DDS, Dip. Perio, FRCD(C)

To view figures, click on figure mentions throughout the article. This article is the fourth in a series by the author submitted to, and published exclusively by Oral Health. The first article of the series was published in the August

August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

When to Take a CBCT Scan for Implant Placement

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

To view figures, click on figure mentions throughout the article. Implant dentistry has a particular need to assess the three-dimensional structure of the jaw bones. Traditionally two-dimensional radiographs have sufficed for most dentists’ needs such as with restorative or endodontics.

August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Peri-Implantitis and The Risk Factors

by Leya Bahlou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C); Nancy Mouradian, DMD, FRCD(C), Cert. Paro, Dip. ABP; Reginaldo Bruno Gonçalves, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C), Cert. Paro, Dip. ABP

To view figures, click on figure mentions throughout the article. Keywords peri-implantitis, implant, diagnosis, etiology, risk factors Abstract This review paper is to enable a better understanding of the biological complications that can occur after osseointegration on an implant. Inflammation

implant survival
August 1, 2018 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Implant Survival

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

The success of implants has been tremendous. Never before have we had a treatment option to replace missing teeth or stabilize dentures that performs so well. But just how successful are dental implants? In the May 2018 edition of Oral

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Tissue Management in Restorative Dentistry: The “Super Pulsed” Diode Laser

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADFE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Diode Lasers as a Tool in Tissue Management Diode lasers have been used for many years as an effective adjunct for management of the gingival tissues in many areas of restorative dentistry. Prior to the development of diode lasers, electrosurgery

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Teeth Whitening & Skin Rejuvenation: Combined Therapy

by Myles Holt, BDS, LLM, FIADFE

Over the last few decades, teeth whitening has become the foundation of cosmetic dentistry, representing one of the most cost effective, minimally invasive, entry level options for patients wishing to enhance the appearance of their smile. When looking at developing

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Communicating Oral Appliance Hygiene

by Lorin Berland, DDS

Oral appliance homecare has a major impact on continuing compliance, treatment success, and the patient’s overall experience with the process. Individuals utilizing dentures, sleep devices, retainers, aligners and mouth guards are at a significantly greater risk of developing oral infections.