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September 16, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Cetacaine Non-Injectable Topical Anesthetic is Available Through Oral Science

by Oral Science

Cetacaine is a non-injectable liquid topical anesthetic that will allow you to treat your patients with a profound, long-lasting and cost-effective anesthesia. Mechanism of Action The combination of benzocaine (short duration for a quick onset in 30 seconds), tetracaine hydrochloride (slow

September 13, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

Unsuccessful Outcomes

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

If you’re like me, you’ve had your share of unsuccessful outcomes and can appreciate the negative feelings that come with them. Just the other week I ruminated over the need to leave posterior spaces on a case that was progressing

September 13, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Jordan Pettigrew

by Oral Health

Dr. Jordan Pettigrew Dr. Jordan Pettigrew and Associates, Ottawa, Ontario How would you summarize your practice philosophy? Our practice philosophy is quality over quantity, coupled with a family atmosphere. We strive to create an environment where patients and staff are

3D-Printed Brackets
September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Faster and More Predictable Treatment with 100% Custom 3D-Printed Brackets from LightForce Orthodontics: Q&A

by Tim Dumore, DMD, BSc, MSc, FRCD(C), DipABO, FICD, FPFA

Last year, Dr. Tim Dumore added fully custom 3D-printed tooth moving tools from LightForce Orthodontics to his treatment options. LightForce, which is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has developed a cloud-based platform to create patient-specific 3D-printed ceramic brackets delivered in patient-specific

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Smile Design with Clear Aligners

by Vanessa E. Chong, DDS, MSD, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C)

The contemporary practice of orthodontics focuses not only on achieving ideal alignment and occlusion, but also on how the teeth relate to the soft tissues of the face. Smile arc is one of the most important factors when assessing and

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Self-Ligation has Significantly Shorter Chair Time Compared to Conventional Ligation with 8 Techniques: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Clinical Outcomes

by John C. Voudouris, (Hon) DDS, DOrth, MScD; John Dean Voudouris

Objective: To test if there are significant evidence-based differences in effectiveness between self-ligation (SL) and conventional-ligation (CL) brackets, including observation of eight daily, self-ligation clinical techniques. The clinical SL advantages are: 1) using colour elastomers upper 2-2, but converting to

September 8, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Largest Worldwide Consumer Oral Health Awareness Survey Reveals the Best Toothbrushers, Worst Habits and Most Smile Satisfaction

by Sunstar

A new worldwide consumer oral health awareness survey across 15 countries has revealed an amazing snapshot of oral health, habits, concerns and desires across the globe. In the largest survey of its kind totalling 15,000 respondents, findings range from the

September 7, 2021 News ImplantologyNewsOral Health

Study: Dental Implant Surfaces Play Major Role in Tissue Attachment, Warding Off Unwanted Bacteria

by The University at Buffalo

Research lays groundwork for improving the success of medical and dental implants When dental implants are inserted, saliva or blood plasma immediately coat them. The implants adsorb a thin layer of proteins from these fluids that help gum tissue attach,

September 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Calgary Children’s Dental Health Getting Worse Without Community Water Fluoridation

by University of Calgary

Calgary children have been without fluoride in their drinking water since 2011, and their dental health is suffering. The findings come from a University of Calgary study published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology that compares the dental health of children in

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental ProductOral Health

Toothpaste for Two and Under: The Fluoride Fill

by Rachael Straus

The use of fluoride is normally an easy topic to agree upon for evidence-based dental professionals. However, in the past year, I’ve stumbled upon an aspect of fluoride usage that seems to be rather debated between dental professionals. The issue

August 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Colgate Announces Expansion of its Oral Health Advocacy Community

by Mirage News

With the focus firmly on oral health following the ADA’s annual Dental Health Week promotion in early August and the upcoming World Cavity-Free Future Day in October, Colgate has announced an expansion of its Oral Health Advocacy Community, which includes the ADA’s

August 24, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The Tooth Fairy Continues to Instill Good Oral Health Habits in Children

by Delta Dental Plans Association

This National Tooth Fairy Day, Delta Dental reminds families and caregivers of the role the Tooth Fairy can play in teaching children about oral health. While 72% of parents surveyed said they struggle with getting their child to brush their

August 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Regina City Council Approves Community Water Fluoridation Program

by Regina Leader-Post

After decades of failed votes, city council has finally given the green light to add fluoride to Regina’s water supply. Only Coun. Landon Mohl (Ward 10) voted against the motion after three hours of delegations and discussion both for and

August 9, 2021 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Paradigm Shifts

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

Dental implants are a standard of care in dentistry but this wasn’t always true. I distinctly remember one of my dental instructors saying I shouldn’t get involved in that “voodoo” dentistry. Perhaps he had heard the ADA say in the

August 9, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by Dr. Mark Antosz

It is with a measure of disappointment that I read this editorial (David Psutka, June, 2021). Have we somehow forgotten the lessons of the past? In the mid-80s, someone discovered that they could operate on joints arthroscopically and otherwise. So,

August 9, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Amin Shivji

by Oral Health

Dr. Amin Shivji CEO and Co-Founder of 123Dentist What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I had a better understanding of how hard it is to

August 9, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

Minimally Invasive, Inter-Disciplinary Management for Cosmetic Rehabilitation in a High Smile Line Patient: A Case Report

by Sherif Said, BDS, MSd, CAGS, Dip. ABP, FRCD(C)

Introduction: The purpose of this case report is to illustrate the potential of utilizing digital technology to minimize surgical invasion and increase precision in management of compromised sites in the esthetic zone. Article In modern-day implant dentistry, the ability to

August 9, 2021 Feature Clinical case reportImplantologyOral Health

Angulated Implant Placement in the Posterior Maxilla to Avoid Sinus Augmentation and Improve Prosthesis Support: A Case Report

by Michael Pollak, DDS

Abstract The success of dental implant procedures is dependent on many factors. Overall medical status and health, and economic considerations can be limiting factors in determining which of our patients are appropriate candidates. Additionally, the time required for some implant

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Osseodensification for Implant Dentistry: Multiple Clinical Applications

by Melissa Goodman, DDS FRCD(C)

Osseodensification (OD) is a innovative technique that aims at bone preservation utilizing the collection of autogenous bone with nonsubtractive drilling within the implant site via the compaction of cancellous bone, which has good viscoelastic and plastic deformation characteristics. Unlike traditional

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Regenerative Surgical Therapy for the Treatment of Peri-Implantitis: A Case Report

by Vinay Bhide, BA Sc(Hons), DDS, MSc(Perio), FRCD(C)

Introduction Peri-implantitis is a high prevalence, biofilm-initiated pathological condition characterized by inflammation of the peri-implant mucosa with progressive loss of supporting bone surrounding a functional endosseous implant.1-3 If left untreated, peri-implantitis can lead to loss of osseointegration and ultimately, implant