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November 26, 2020 News NewsOral Health

People With Dental Problems May See Them Aggravated by Encounters with the Coronavirus, Some Experts Suggest

by The New York Times

Earlier this month, Farah Khemili popped a wintergreen breath mint in her mouth and noticed a strange sensation: a bottom tooth wiggling against her tongue. Ms. Khemili, 43, of Voorheesville, N.Y., had never lost an adult tooth. She touched the

November 24, 2020 News NewsOral Health

How Can All Canadians Get Good Dental Care? New U of T Free Clinic Aims to Figure it Out

by CBC

Up to 2,000 GTA families will soon be able to get free dental care at new clinic. At the same time, they’ll also be participating in research aimed at making sure every Canadian has access to dental coverage, and that such charity

November 24, 2020 News DentistryNews

Virtual Dentsply Sirona World: Exciting Program with Motivating Speakers and Inspirational Solutions for Efficient Workflows

by Dentsply Sirona

Exceptional circumstances require exceptional changes: Dentsply Sirona World, the ‘Ultimate Dental Meeting’, took place completely online from November 13 to 20. More than 4,500 dentists, dental technicians and practice teams registered for the over 70 courses in almost all practice-related

November 24, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Bifluorid 10: Double Fluoride Liquid Varnish for the Treatment of Dentinal Hypersensitivity

by VOCO America, Inc.

VOCO is proud to announce the release of Bifluorid 10 to the Canadian market, a unique double fluoride liquid varnish that contains 5% sodium fluoride and 5% calcium fluoride. It is indicated for the prevention of hypersensitivity, including sensitivity caused

November 20, 2020 News NewsOral Health

U of M Studying Tooth Decay Health Gap in Manitoba First Nation Communities

by Winnipeg Sun

A University of Manitoba research project has received a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to reduce the high rate of early childhood tooth decay among First Nations and Métis children in Manitoba. This new five-year

November 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mouthwash Can Kill COVID-19 in 30 Seconds, Preliminary Lab Study Finds

by CTV News

A new study has found that over-the-counter mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds of exposure in a lab setting. The study, conducted by researchers at Cardiff University, found that mouthwash containing at least 0.07 percent cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) showed “promising

November 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Can COVID-19 Damage Your Teeth And Mouth?

by Julia Ries, Huffington Post

COVID-19 was once thought to mainly affect the lungs, but throughout the pandemic we’ve learned that’s certainly not the case. Now, more anecdotal reports are surfacing that the infection may have an impact on oral health. After being diagnosed with and recovering from COVID-19,

November 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study Shows Dramatic Rise in Antibiotics Prescribed to Dental Patients in England During COVID-19 Lockdown Earlier This Year

by FDI

FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) releases new White Paper on antibiotic resistance to mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. One of the unintended consequences of the COVID-19 lockdowns in England earlier this year has been a 25 per cent increase in the prescription

November 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus New 1L Bottles, An Alternative to Chlorhexidine Oral Rinses

by Oral Science

Oral Science is pleased to announce that it is now offering, additionally to the 500 ML bottles, 1L bottles of its X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus 0.05% NaF grape flavor and 0.2% NaF mint flavor as an alternative to chlorhexidine oral rinses.

November 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona and Panthera Dental Announce Collaboration: Fully Digital Workflow for Custom-Made Sleep Devices

by Marley

Dentists now have the opportunity to use Primescan in a new area of application: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and snoring, which affects up to 3.61 billion people worldwide and is a growing market. Dentsply Sirona has therefore signed an agreement

November 11, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Oral Science Brings Its Minty Fresh Take on Oral Health Directly to Consumers

by Oral Science

The health experts at Oral Science have finally taken the leap into the B2C market. This comes after years of distributing their dental hygiene products to a customer base primarily comprised of professionals such as dental hygienists, dentists, and pharmacists

November 10, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

Valuable Lessons Learned from a Global Pandemic

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

In March 2020, as Corona virus cases grew rapidly, it was advised that routine, non-essential oral health care be delayed until there had been sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates. What followed was an almost complete global shut down of

November 10, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Dental Implants: A True Life Changing Experience for a Functionally Compromised Patient: A Case Report of a Maxillary and Mandibular Rehabilitation with a Dental Implant Retained Prosthesis

by Mark H.E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc(Prostho), FRCD(C); Dr. Joshua Shieh BDS.,MDS (Perio, India)

INTRODUCTION The goal of modern dentistry is to restore the patient to normal contour, function, comfort, esthetics, speech, and health, whether by removing caries from a tooth or replacing several teeth. What makes implant dentistry unique is the ability to

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

An Overview on Dental Wear

by Mario Rotella, DDS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD (C)

Dental wear is a general term that can be used to describe the surface loss of dental hard tissues from causes other than dental caries, trauma or as a result of developmental disorders. It is a normal physiological process that

Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia
November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of an Adult Patient with Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: A case report

by Cecilia Aragon DDS, MS, FRCD(c), FACP

Background: Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a genetic condition characterized by abnormal development of two or more structures of the ectoderm. HED is the most common form of ectodermal dysplasia, and is characterised by the cardinal features of hypohidrosis (due

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Restorative Treatment Following Canine Substitution for Maxillary Lateral Incisor Agenesis: A Case Report

by Naheed Janmohamed, DMD

Introduction Aesthetic dilemmas created by congenitally missing teeth in the maxillary anterior segment pose a challenge for dentists not only in achieving harmony between hard and soft tissues but also in producing a conservative and functional result. Maxillary lateral incisors

November 10, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

The Strategic Use of Compromised Teeth/Tooth Roots to Help Serve as Abutments for a Fixed Provisional Prosthesis During Implant Reconstruction

by Domenic Belcastro, DDS

Convenient Engineering’, a term coined by Michael Cohen ‘Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning, Quint Dec. 2011’, states that “while planning cases on ‘auto-pilot’ may save time and money and may be compatible with both the wishes of the dentist and the patient,

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

The Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient Care: Two Case Reports

by Neena L. D’Souza, BDS, MDS, Dip. (Prostho), MSc, FRCD, GCSRT (Harvard); Girish S. Deshpande, BDS, MDS (Ortho), FRCD

Abstract Patients present to us dental professionals with complex restorative problems seeking our help. These problems often do not have straight forward solutions. A seemingly innocuous restoration such as a crown is often complicated by problems such as inadequate tooth

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Alternative Verification Jig for the Assessment of Mandibular Flexure

by Jonathan C Wong B.Sc, D.D.S, F.R.C.D(C)

PATIENT: M, Age: 62, ASA II (pharmacological management of hypertension and high cholesterol). CHIEF COMPLAINT: Patient presented for the fabrication of a mandibular implant supported fixed prosthesis, with implants having been placed 6 months ago.Advertisement CLINICAL FINDINGS: Maxillary arch contained

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Provisional Restorations in Fixed Prosthodontics: An Essential Step for Success

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

Introduction Provisional restorations, by definition, have a limited lifespan of utilization in fixed prosthodontic treatments. They have alternatively been referred to as “interim” or “transitional” restorations. Some clinicians and patients alike, may be tempted to minimize and devalue their importance