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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

November 10, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Solutions for Stress-Induced Bruxism: You Can’t Treat Patient Anxiety, But New Technology Can Help You Treat Its Symptoms

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Of all the ways that COVID-19 is rewriting our expectations for this year, new safety protocols tend to grab the most headlines. There is a story that doesn’t grab the “front page” as often, but is quietly making its way

November 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

WHO Revises Advice on COVID-19 and the Provision of Oral Health Services

by Bite Magazine

After successful representation by the FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) along with the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the WHO guideline, Considerations for the provision of essential oral health services in the context of COVID-19, now refers to ‘non-urgent’ rather

November 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mechanism Linking Gum Disease to Heart Disease, Other Inflammatory Conditions Discovered

by University of Toronto

U of T Dentistry researchers find first evidence that neutrophil immune cell activity is the missing link connecting periodontal disease with heart disease, cancer, and other inflammatory conditions The link between periodontal (gum) disease and other inflammatory conditions such as heart

November 6, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Scientists Create First Ever Biomimetic Tongue Surface Using 3D Printing

by University of Leeds

Scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures for the first time using 3D printing, opening new possibilities for testing oral processing properties of food, nutritional technologies, pharmaceutics, and dry mouth therapies. UK scientists led by the University of

November 3, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

N.W.T Dentists Frustrated with Government as Regulations Prevent Them From Going to Communities

by CBC

Dr. Pirjo Friedman hasn’t travelled to see her dental clients in smaller N.W.T. communities since March when she was in Łutselk’e, N.W.T. “We had two more patients to see but yet, we were not allowed to continue … Obviously I have worried

November 3, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study Proves How Nitrate Reduces Blood Pressure and Improves Oral Health

by Medical Life Science News

The research team has patented one prebiotic compound and several probiotics with the identified molecules and bacteria. The results, published in the journals “Scientific Reports” and “Frontiers in Microbiology,” confirm that nitrate is a factor that stimulates oral and cardiovascular

November 3, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Nobel Biocare and DOCERAM Medical Ceramics Announce Expanded Partnership in Premium Restorative Solutions

by Nobel Biocare

Nobel Biocare and DOCERAM Medical Ceramics are combining their strengths to offer more high-quality restorative solutions, and with ease and flexibility for customers in mind. Nobel Biocare is a worldwide pioneer in innovative implant-based treatment solutions, including the NobelProcera® service