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May 10, 2021 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

The Impacts of the Pandemic on Dental Practice: A Shift in the Oral Health Paradigm

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, dental practices continue facing unprecedented challenges on both personal and professional levels. We have had to cope with the universal concerns about health risks to our patients, families, and ourselves. Added to our

Pandemic Dental
May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthViewpoint

Time to Say Goodbye: Best Practices for Dismissing a Patient From Your Dental Practice

by Kiran Madesha, Legal Advisor, dentalcorp; Kristy Pilatzke, Risk and Compliance Officer, dentalcorp

The dentist-patient relationship is the core of dentistry. Just like in any relationship, there inevitably will be a negative experience, and nearly all dentists will need to dismiss a patient at some point in their careers. Dismissals can be upsetting

May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Armamentarium and Techniques For the Immediate Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth

by Bobby Nadeau, DDS, MSc; Dale Jung, DDS; Viraj Vora, DDS, MS

Introduction “Control what you can control” -Andre Agassi The standard of practice of mainstream endodontics has traditionally focused on the instrumentation, disinfection and obturation, while paying less attention to the restoration that follows root canal treatment.1 Despite many new advancements

May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Conservative Management of a Rare Type III Dens Invaginatus Associated with Immature Teeth and Large Periradicular Disease: A Case Report with 3-Year Follow-Up

by Rodrigo Sanches Cunha, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C); Alanna Junaid, BSc, DMD, BSc Dent.; Giselle Nevares, DDS, MSc, PhD.

keywords: Dens invaginatus, endodontic treatment, pulp diagnosis, cone-beam computed tomography. Abstract Dens invaginatus (DI) is a dental anomaly resulting from an infolding of the enamel organ into the dental papilla during tooth development. This article elucidates how non-surgical endodontic treatment

Consider very guarded endodontic and/or restorative prognosis for tooth #14
May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Pandemic-Minded Endodontics: Clinical Tips and Considerations

by Manor Haas, DDS, MSc(D), Cert. Endo.

INTRODUCTION The need for endodontic care during the COVID-19 pandemic has remained as important as ever. But as we face unprecedented clinical challenges due to this ongoing pandemic, we must adjust our practice by adopting certain protocols. This article will

Pandemic Dental
May 10, 2021 Feature Dental TechnologyEndodonticsOral Health

Be a Resource, Not a Salesperson: Marketing Wisdom for the Dental Practice, From One of the Industry’s Behind-the-Scenes Experts

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS

When it comes to innovation in dental marketing, I’ve watched Beth Gaddis work behind the scenes to take every organization she works with to a new level. Now, as Director of Content Marketing & Social Media at Simplifeye, she’s using

May 7, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Researchers Suggest Link Between Gum Disease and COVID Deaths

by Toronto Sun

New research suggests that poor oral hygiene can lead to COVID-19 complications. McGill University researchers have found that people with periodontitis were 8.8 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those without gum disease. Researchers say there are links

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May 3, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Name It to Tame It: Labelling Emotions to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

by Dr. Bruce Freeman, Director of Patient Experience, dentalcorp

I was so mad, I couldn’t see straight. He was blinded by love.Advertisement I have thought about where these phrases came from after enjoying a wonderful article titled Tame Reactive Emotions By Naming Them by Mitch Abblett. I do a

May 3, 2021 News NewsOral Health

AAE Declares May ‘Save Your Tooth Month’

by American Association of Endodontists

The AAE announced it has dedicated the entire month of May to saving teeth. Save Your Tooth Month, sponsored by Sonendo, Inc. and TDO Software, is a national annual initiative designed to showcase the benefits of root canal treatment from

May 3, 2021 News NewsOral Health

GC America Introduces G-CEM ONE™: The ONE That Simplifies All Cementation Procedures

by GC America

Clinicians worldwide share a common need: a simplified adhesive and self-adhesive cementation procedure using a single product that can deliver high esthetics, exceptional bond strength and effortless clean-up. G-CEM ONE™, the new self-adhesive resin cement from GC, brings together high

April 20, 2021 News CancerNewsOral Health

OraCare Partners with Dentists to Provide Vital Support to Cancer Patients

by OraCare

Free Product Provided To Help Ease the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment In response to a critical need within the dental community to help support and care for patients undergoing cancer treatments, OraCare is pleased to announce the continuation and

April 13, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Pandemic Causing More Dental Issues, Including ‘Mask Mouth’: U of A Study

by CTV News

Broken and fractured teeth issues are on the rise, according to a recent release from the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry Oral Health Clinic. “It’s a very stressful time, and we are grinding and clenching our teeth in our

April 13, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Scotland Dentists’ Move for Fluoride in the Water Supply to Combat Children’s Oral Health Crisis

by Herald Scotland

SCOTS dentists have re-ignited a decades old debate by demanding that fluoride be added to Scotland’s drinking water to beat a children’s dental crisis exacerbated by a lack of available treatment during pandemic. The British Dental Association in Scotland (BDAS) has been

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the

April 12, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: Take a Shot

by Dr. P. Markle, Toronto

It would seem that the roll-out of vaccine to combat COVID-19 in Ontario and indeed Canada is lagging behind other jurisdictions. Now that the vaccines are becoming more available, the next step is how to deliver them quickly and safely

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryDental TechnologyOral Health

Optimizing Communication Using Digital and Analog Technology with Monolithic Restorative Solutions

by Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT

The speed of advancement in the world of digital technology has made a tremendous impact in dentistry. The way we look at this advancement is quite important. With the influx of artificial intelligence powered robots, robots may perhaps augment humans

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

A Digital Workflow to Improve the Single-Unit Anterior Implant Success

by Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract The anterior single unit implant can present a challenging dilemma to both the restorative dentist and the surgeon. Several factors may present that can adversely affect the final restorative outcome of cases such as these. Appropriate planning and execution

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

3D Printing in Your Office: Better Outcomes in Minimal Time

by Susan McMahon, DMD, AAACD; Alexis Kuzemchak, Dental Student Class of 2025

Increasingly, more dental professionals are embracing digital dentistry and the technologies that accompany it. Pivoting to digital dentistry streamlines many processes while increasing convenience, comfort, and creating better clinical outcomes for patients and practitioners alike. With the inevitable march of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Case Study: Begin With the End in Mind – From Wax to Composite

by W. Johnston Rowe, Jr. DDS, AAACD

Introduction For many dental students the first-year class focused on Dental Anatomy and Morphology is their initial “real” introduction to a life-long, in-depth professional relationship with teeth. While the lecture portion of the course may closely resemble the format of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Responsible Aesthetics with Severe Discolouration: How Can Digital Help Us?

by Sunny Virdi, DMD; Murad Zaman, DMD; Amarjit Rihal, DDS

New opportunities are one of the many reasons people immigrate from Canada from all over the world. The same is true for our patient who arrived in Winnipeg in 2013 from Adama (formerly Nazareth), Ethiopia. This 37-year-old female was seen