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September 15, 2022 News CancerDentistryNews

Understanding Oral Health in HPV-related Oropharyngeal Cancer in People with HIV

by Emory University

Little is known about why people living with HIV have a much higher rate of oral human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) than the general population. And it’s not only those with advanced untreated HIV infection, known

oral cancer
September 12, 2022 Feature CancerCancerDental HygieneOral cancer

Oral Cancer: Screening and Early Discovery

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

A vast amount of my career has been spent on defining our powerful role as dental hygienists in the earlier discovery of an abnormal lesion through effective visual and tactile examination of the structures of the head, neck and oral

September 12, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health

Honouring Tradition

by James Posluns, DDS, D Ortho, MEd, FRCD(C)

There are times when tradition is to be embraced – a marriage ceremony, a parade or a graduation.  And there are times when doing things the way they have always been done just doesn’t cut it.Advertisement If you are a

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

U of T Alumni: Defy Gravity Pace Setting Campaign is Building the Future of Good Oral Health

by Selina Esteves

Now that Defy Gravity, the University of Toronto’s new campaign, has been launched, the faculty has put together a Campaign Cabinet of alumni who want to help the school achieve its goals.Advertisement This volunteer group is made up of nine

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Periodontal Health and Maintenance for Clear Aligner Therapy

by Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Periodontal diseases are a diverse family of inflammatory conditions that affect the periodontium and negatively impact our oral health.1,2 Orthodontic appliances, such as traditional brackets and wires can create numerous plaque retention sites, increasing the patients’ risk of developing

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors and Considerations for Treatment Plans

by Aura Sofia C. Manfio, DDS, Cert Ortho, MSc, FRCDC; Anthony Mair, DDS, MCID

The congenital absence of one or more teeth is the most common anomaly of dental development in humans. Several terms have been used in the literature to describe this anomaly. Agenesis is considered to be the most suitable term, since

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Treatment of a Class II Subdivision Type 2 Malocclusion with Customized Lingual Brackets and a Simple Distalizer Appliance

by Gabriele Floria, DDS; Iris Floria

Introduction Class II subdivision malocclusions can be difficult to treat because of their asymmetric occlusal relationships. An accurate diagnosis, etiologically based when possible, is essential to perform a correct and efficient orthodontic treatment. The aim of this article is to

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Presurgical Maxillary Segmented Orthodontics: A Simple Concept to Prevent Relapse of Segmented Lefort 1 Osteotomy for Maxillary Expansion

by Daniel Ricard, DMD, FRCDC

Keywords: Palatal constriction Maxillary constriction Segmented Lefort 1 osteotomy Maxillary expansion Palatal expansion stabilityAdvertisement INTRODUCTION: Insufficient transverse palatal dimension is a major component of several types of malocclusion.1 This skeletal anomaly is rarely isolated. Most of the time it is

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPractice management

The DSO Model: Your Questions Answered

by Paul Helpard, DDS, MSOrtho, BSc; Nick Korhonen; Vawn Himmelsbach

In North America, there’s a trend toward consolidation of individual orthodontic practices as the specialty evolves – from people and operations to technology and the business model itself.Advertisement Some have predicted this change, seeing other medical professions consolidating in recent

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPractice management

7 Confessions of a Working Orthodontist Mom

by Tracey Hendler, DDS, MSD, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C)

People often ask me how I “do it all” and if I have any balance in my life. Being a working mom with a busy practice isn’t easy. But I’ve discovered that the key to finding work/life balance is to

September 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthTooth whitening

Conservative Esthetic Management of White Spot Fluorosis Lesions: A Case Report

by Ahmad Alkhazaleh, BDS, MSc; Akimasa Tsujimoto, BDS, PhD, FIADFE

Dental fluorosis is an enamel anomaly that adversely affects inorganic phase deposition and organization causing enamel hypomineralization.1 Despite the essential effect of fluoride in remineralization of dental hard layers when used topically, a direct relationship has been established between the

Head and Neck Cancers
September 12, 2022 Feature CancerOral cancerOral Health

Time to Re-evaluate the Role of Dentists in Preventing Head and Neck Cancers

by Michelle Budd, DDS; Julian Perez, JD

Oral and pharyngeal cancer, also known as head and neck cancer, poses a significant (if somewhat underappreciated) global public health issue, with over 50,000 North Americans diagnosed each year.1 The 2019 Canadian Cancer Statistics report indicated that 5,300 Canadians were

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral Health

Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders: Helpful Resources

by Richard Cook, BDS, FDS, PhD; Rui Albuquerque, DMD, FDS (OM), PhD

There has long been much debate around the concept and management of oral mucosal lesions and conditions that have the potential to turn into malignant lesions over time. To address this and to try to establish a route to disseminate

September 6, 2022 Video Dental VideoDentistryOral Health

Weekly Wisdom: The Management of Broken Root Tips

by Oral Health

  In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Ramez Salti discusses when you may come across broken root tips and how to manage them.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to

August 25, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Tooth Fairy Tradition Remains Strong Across the United States Finds the 2022 Original Tooth Fairy Poll® Released by Delta Dental

by Delta Dental Plans Association

According to findings of the 2022 Original Tooth Fairy Poll® released by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy visited 79% of homes across the country with children ages 6-12 who have lost teeth. Most kids are demonstrating patience for the Tooth

August 9, 2022 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Trusting Nature

by Luisa Schuldt, DDS MSc FRCD(C)

The opportunity to learn many lessons has been hurled upon us over the last two and a half years. We have seen storms come and go and temperatures rise to new limits. We have also witnessed almost every aspect of

August 9, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Neil Vora

by Oral Health

Dr. Neil Vora Vivo Dental, Calgary, Alberta What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? Dental treatment is for the patient, not for me. There have been, and still

August 9, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Exploring Blockchain in Dentistry

by Peter C. Fritz, B.Sc., D.D.S., F.R.C.D. (C), Ph.D. (Perio), M.B.A., LLM

The information flowing along a blockchain is like a river that knows no country borders, is as unregulated as nature, and forever carries upstream pollution. Everyone paddling on the water can agree on the river’s depth at any point along

Intraoral photo showing frontal view of the patient in MIP with implant healing abutment.
August 9, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Digital Workflow for Implant Provisionalization in the Aesthetic Zone

by Faisal Al Assadi, BDS, PGCert HPE

Dental implants have been the recommended treatment of choice as a conservative approach in replacing missing teeth while preserving adjacent tooth structure when compared to fixed dental prostheses.1 The ability of the implant supported crown to replicate natural tooth like

August 9, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Removal of Osseointegrated Dental Implants

by Reza Termei, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C), Dip ABP

Implant therapy has become a predictable treatment option for tooth replacement with a 5-year survival rate of 97.1%.1 Despite this high survival rate, implant failure can still happen which would necessitate removal, or better said, explantation of the unsuccessful implant.