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September 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

DENTALEZ® Continues Focus on Smart Monitoring and Announces Newest Addition to Their Aeras Intelligent Platform

by DENTALEZ®

Aeras™ Vacuum by Ramvac® With renewed focus on applying innovative technology to solve real, everyday dentistry challenges, DENTALEZ has now launched three new smart products: the Aeras 500 Elite Handpiece by Star®, the Aeras Compressor by Ramvac®, and now, the

September 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mental Stress Can Lead to Dental Stress, and Some Alberta Dentists are Seeing the Signs

by CBC

Some Alberta dentists are worried the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a surge in dental issues like broken teeth and jaw problems. Mintoo Basahti, president-elect of the Alberta Dental Association and College, says bruxism — the clenching and

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

My Stint as a Pizzaiolo

by Bruno Vendittelli

I have a newfound respect for the simplicity of a perfectly made pizza. When done correctly there is total harmony between the definite crunch of the charred crust, the subtle chew of the soft and pillowy centre and the perfect

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

An Historical Overview of Clear Aligner Therapy The Evolution of Clear Aligners

by Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCDC (Ortho); Anthony Mair DDS, MClD

Although the clear aligners may seem like a relatively new modality of treatment in orthodontics, the initial concept dates as far back as the early 20th century. It began with the “Flex-O-Tite” appliance by Remensnyder2, from this, Kesling4 in 1945

Non consonant (flat) and Consonant Smile Arc.
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Facially Driven Treatment Planning to Manage the Adult Patient with Severe Wear: Virtual Smile Design and Key Diagnostic Components

by Robert Elliott, DDS, MCID

The adult patient with deep anterior overbite and extensive anterior tooth wear is especially challenging. Treatment involves many diagnostic questions to which correct answers must be found to ensure successful management and treatment. This type of case is a perplexing

September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Orthognathic Surgery with Clear Aligner Therapy

by Dr. Marco Caminiti DDS, MEd, FRCDC (OMFS); Dr. Tiantong Lou DMD, MSc, FRCDC (Ortho)

The rise of the digital age has transformed orthodontics as we know it.1 Due to its increasing popularity, Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT) has become a mainstay of contemporary orthodontics.2 This trend is largely due to the growing demand among prospective

TMJ
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

TMJ Internal Derangements

by Tom Shackleton, DDS, MS

Dentists are commonly confronted with the diagnostic and treatment challenges associated with a person who has TM joint pain, TM joint clicking and limited opening resulting from certain TM joint conditions. Paramount in our approach is the paradigm to “do

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Pre-Orthodontic Periodontal Considerations: Establishing a Rationale and Timeline for Periodontal Intervention

by Yair Lenga, DDS

Introduction: The proliferation of novel appliances in modern orthodontics, that are discreet or even completely undetectable, has encouraged a growing number of patients from adolescents to adults to seek out treatment. While referrals to an orthodontist are often made to

September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

With So Many Materials to Choose, What is the Best Choice for a Single Crown?

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

Fixed restorations have come a long way since the early days of cast gold restorations with pyroplast (acrylic) facings. New materials are being developed, techniques simplified, making these advances more economical and user friendly for the dental profession. Beautiful, life-like

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Can Plant-Based Really be High-Tech?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS and Thais Carter of Cellerant Consulting Group

In Combining Botanical Foam with the Latest in LED Innovation, PhotoDynamic is Poised to Revolutionize Home-Based Oral Hygiene for Ortho Patients Moving from research and development to an operationalized business is a milestone for any company but in the case

September 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

With Silver Diamine Fluoride, Some Dentists are Obliterating Cavities with a Few Brushstrokes

by The Washington Post

Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist’s office. But until recently, if she found a cavity, there was little she could do. “I can’t drill. I can’t pull teeth,”

September 14, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Introducing Axeos™ and Schick AE: Dentsply Sirona’s Imaging Solution for Exceptional Patient Experiences and Greater Practice Success

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona’s reimagined imaging solutions drive patientcentered experiences, greater practice efficiency, and the opportunity for procedural expansion. To help deliver on such a promise, Dentsply Sirona introduces the new Axeos 3D/2D imaging system and Schick AE intraoral sensors, setting a

September 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘Teeth Are Taking a Beating’: Dentists Say Cracked Teeth Are More Common Post-Lockdown

by CTV News

Dentists have seen a surge in patients with cracked or damaged teeth over the course of the pandemic, a phenomenon some believe may be related to an increase in jaw clenching and grinding due to stress. Toronto-area dentist Dr. Kal

September 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Massachusetts Company Partners with Bisco Dental Products Canada to Introduce an Innovative Disinfecting Solution to Canadian Dental Community

by Bisco Dental Products Canada

Force of Nature Disinfectant System – EPA Registered, Green Seal Certified Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses with Zero Toxic Chemicals  HCl Cleaning Products LLC, a Massachusetts company, has partnered with Bisco Dental Products Canada Inc. to introduce their product,

September 8, 2020 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: The ALARA Rule

by Oral Health

  In this week’s episode of Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Mark Lin reminds us of the importance of following the ALARA rule in radiology.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox

September 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19: Amended Guidance on Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care

by RCDSO

The College has revised its Guidance on managing infection risks during in-person dental care. That document is available on their website by clicking here. Key changes include: A new introductory section that reflects recent developments related to COVID-19, including the Province’s

September 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Governments of Canada and Manitoba Announce Nearly $400,000 to Support Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Winnipeg

by Western Economic Diversification Canada

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will invest $399,647 in support of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre, to help improve the supply chain of medical devices in Canada, in the fight against COVID-19. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, MP for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, and Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, along

September 3, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Landmark Study Pits AI Against Human For Dental Diagnosis

by AIT News Desk

Research Confirms That AI Diagnostic Systems Can Identify Tooth Decay in X-Rays With More Accuracy and Consistency Than Human Clinicians Pearl announced the results of a landmark study comparing the diagnostic performance of three experienced human dentists to the performance of

September 2, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Ontario Expanding Seniors Dental Care Program

by Ontario

The Ontario government is providing $25 million to expand access to the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program. The funding will be used to support 78 infrastructure projects across the province, including building new dental clinics and renovating existing facilities. The

September 2, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Philips Launches New Innovations to Help People Stay on Top of Their Health

by Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today presented new approaches to health and healthcare, and the shift to health-at-home, at its virtual consumer health press event. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, the need for