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May 2, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportEndodonticsOral Health

Enhanced Properties of a Classic Material: Clinical Case Report

by Dr. Fábio Duarte da Costa Aznar

Female patient, 47 years old, presented with a clinical picture of extensive iatrogenic perforation of the furcation region of the dental element 36 (Fig. 1), associated with radiographic bone loss, vestibular fistula and pain on palpation. The patient reported history

Bioceramics
May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Pharmacological Management of Dental Caries

by Geoffrey M. Knight, MSc, MBA, PhD, FICD, FADI

Every two years, IDS in Cologne showcases the latest in dental technology and points to the future direction of dentistry. About 75 percent of the products on display this year indulged in high-tech manifestations of operative dentistry that were predicated

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

At the Root: You Never Forget Your First

by Les Rykiss, DMD

By Dental tradeshow standards, arguably within North America, either the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting, or the Greater New York Meeting would be the largest. In Canada, most likely the Pacific Dental Conference is the largest. Imagine if you will, five

April 28, 2017 Product Spotlight

Dry Mouth Spray has Natural Zerba Santa, Xylitol for Dry Mouth, Throat Relief

by Mouth Kote

What is Dry Mouth? Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) is a condition that results from less than normal saliva being produced.  It is an increasing problem as our population is aging, affecting approximately 1 in 5 Canadians.  A condition that is often

April 28, 2017 News NewsOral SurgeryPaediatric Dentistry

Backlog of Pediatric Dental Surgeries Continues to Grow

by Michael Crowe, WBIR

Children are suffering, and there’s nothing they can do — that’s the message from a group of East Tennessee dentists this week. The group, headed by Dr. Richard Myers of Western Heights Dental, is concerned that TennCare is falling behind

April 28, 2017 News DentistryNewsOral Health

ADA Releases New Releases Resources on Genetics and Oral Health

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced new resources for dental professionals and the public related to genetics and oral health. According to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs’ Genetic Testing Workgroup, the ADA body that authored the genetic and genetic

April 18, 2017 Video

Future of Dentistry

by Oral Health

Oral Health’s editorial board members take a moment at this year’s Pacific Dental Conference to discuss the future of dentistry. From digital technology to medicinal capabilities, it’s looking like a bright future. Watch last week’s video: In This Issue… See

April 18, 2017 News Dental CareNews

BRICS Oral Care Market Intelligence Report Offers Growth Prospects

by Future Market Insights

Future Market Insights (FMI) in its latest offering, “BRICS Oral Care – Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014–2020”, provides in-depth analysis and strategic recommendations on the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) oral care market. Personal care includes

April 11, 2017 Video Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

In This Issue…

by Oral Health

Dr. Les Rykiss, D.M.D. discusses some of the content available to read in the newest Aesthetic Dentistry issue of Oral Health – click here to read the issue online. Feature articles mentioned in the video: Laser-Assisted Aesthetic Osseous Crown Lengthening

April 7, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Nova Scotia Children Facing Poor Dental Care, Treatment

by The Canadian Press

A new report says 36 per cent of Nova Scotia children have cavities by the age of six due in part to a lack of proper dental care and early checkups. The study on oral health by Nova Scotia’s dentists

April 7, 2017 Product Spotlight

NuSmile NeoMTA® Launches in Canada

by NuSmile

NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its NuSmile NeoMTA is now available in Canada. NuSmile NeoMTA is the first and only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistry. The ideal treatment for pulpotomies,

April 6, 2017 News Dental TechnologyNewsOral Health

Dentists Across North America are Actively Reducing Patient Radiation Exposure

by DEXIS

As dental imaging technology has evolved, new modalities offer dentists ways to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, radiation exposure. When this kind of important technology presents itself, dental professionals and patients take notice. In the days of dental film,

April 6, 2017 Product Spotlight

Plaque HD Made With Targetol Technology

by Oral Science

Plaque HD toothpaste contains the patented TARGETOL TECHNOLOGY®, an all-natural, plant-based teal disclosing agent that colors any plaque biofilm missed. It weakens the core of the biofilm structure to help the patient visualize and more effectively remove it. Plaque HD

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

Editorial: Who Owns the Face?

by Dr. Les Rykiss, DMD

Boy time flies! A year ago I was given the privilege of becoming the editor of the April Aesthetic issue of Oral Health. Taking over for Dr. Elliot Mechanic is not an easy task and one that I have not

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Full Digital Work Flow

by Galip Gurel

The demand for aesthetic dentistry is increasing as more and more patients come to desire the perfect or natural looking smiles. The professional approach of restorative dentistry has changed significantly with the development of new techniques augmented with advanced dental

Composite Restorations
April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Creating Natural-Looking Composite Restorations Using Different Layering Techniques, Materials and the Erbium YAG Laser

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Introduction Improved materials and instruments help us to produce restorations that are natural looking. Composite systems have been developed that have optical qualities similar to the tooth structure they are replacing. 1 Composite materials with dark opacity and fluorescence are

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

No Prep Ceramic Laminates for a Beauty Queen

by Ross W. Nash, DDS

Introduction Each year I have the honor of performing a smile makeover for the winner of the Mrs. North Carolina America and Mrs. South Carolina America beauty pageants. Each of these women go on to participate in the Mrs. America

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Restoring Damaged Tooth Structure with a Novel Resilient Bioactive Restorative Material

by John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD

“Accidents will happen”. 1 They appear in our offices most every day. When they do present, our job is to help remedy the situation with the best mechanisms at our disposal. How do you approach these cases in your office?

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Laser-Assisted Aesthetic Osseous Crown Lengthening During the Crown Preparation Appointment

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc. Laser Dentistry

Introduction Once you have been in private practice long enough, you can pretty much expect the unexpected. We become very good at not allowing planning and scheduling mistakes to disrupt our office or inconvenience the patient. In cases of complicated

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Esthetics and the Mixed Dentition – A Responsible Solution

by W. Johnston Rowe Jr., DDS, AAACD

Introduction The growth and development of the adult dentition is a sequential process that can be a cause for increased self-consciousness in some children. Children are well aware of when they exfoliate their first baby tooth, and are often critical