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March 1, 2021 News Oral Health

Paid Resin Infiltration: Revolutionizing the Way We Treat Early Caries, Without Drilling

by DMG America

A smile tells a story in more ways than one. It paints a picture of health that is reflected in the vibrancy of expressed emotions. But with many patients, especially younger patients, their smile isn’t telling the story they want

March 1, 2021 News Oral Health

Paid SMART DENTISTRY

by SDI (NORTH AMERICA) INC.

SILVER MODIFIED ATRAUMATIC RESTORATIVE TECHNIQUE CO-CURE METHOD Minimally invasive dentistry has been recognized as a valuable strategy to manage dental caries for nearly two decades. 1 With the continual development and introduction of new materials and technologies, it is both

February 24, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Providing a Path into Health-Care Professions for African Nova Scotian Students

by Dalhousie University

The COVID-19 pandemic presented some challenges for Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) to offer its regular camps for teens. But an unexpected grant through the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation provided the perfect opportunity to connect with

February 22, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Headaches, Toothaches Could Be Result of Stress-Induced Teeth Grinding

by CBC

If you’ve noticed more headaches, ear aches or joint pain during the pandemic, a Waterloo dentist says teeth grinding could be to blame. Since the first lockdown in March, Dr. Aadil Shamji says more patients have come to him with symptoms

February 16, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Paid 5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Social Media by Dr. Peggy Bown

by Align Technology, Inc.

In 2015, I left a group practice to start my own clinic. Although I was excited and nervous, I had a clear vision. With that, came so many questions, “How do I build this vision?”, “How do I make my

February 16, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

University of Alberta Dentistry School Partners with Métis Nation of Alberta to Improve Access to Oral Health Care

by Mirage News

Diane Valentine of Fort Assiniboine can smile broadly again thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry and the Métis Nation of Alberta. “I was chicken to go to the dentist all my life and I hadn’t been

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialPharmacology

Prepare to Win

by Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Anes.

“It’s been too hard living/But I’m afraid to die/’Cause I don’t know what’s up there/Beyond the sky” – A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke. According to Bill Bryson’s book, The Body, there are about 8,000 things that can

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Case Report: Use of Intramuscular Glycopyrrolate Bromide for Hypersalivation

by Amanda Vincci Chiu DDS, PGY-1 Dental Anesthesia; Carilynne Yarascavitch, DDS, MSc (Dental Anesthesia)

Summary This case report provides a review of the use of the intramuscular (IM) injection of glycopyrrolate bromide as an antisialagogue. In this case, copious saliva interfered with the ability to obtain an accurate impression of the tooth preparation. Glycopyrrolate

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Opinion: Dentists Who Do Not Provide Sedation Should Not Be Required to Carry Naloxone

by Derek Decloux, BSc, DMD, MSc (Dental Anesthesia)

No, it was not a copy editor who wrote the title of this opinion piece. It was I, Derek, a practising dentist anesthesiologist, who wrote this after having contemplated writing a piece on something rather the opposite. I thought it

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

A Brief History of Propofol and the Introduction of Remimazolam as a Potential Heir Apparent

by Paul Azzopardi, MSc, DDS

Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) is an intravenous (IV) sedative-hypnotic agent commonly used for the IV induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.1 It has a rapid-onset, provides a rapid recovery even after multiple bolus doses or continuous infusion, and has anti-emetic properties which

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Diphenhydramine as a Local Anesthetic: Case Report

by David Charrette, BMSc, BDS; Jason Wong, BSc, DMD; Michael Shimizu, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRDC

Keywords: local anesthetic, allergy, diphenhydramine, emergency treatment Abstract Allergy to local anesthetics is a rare condition which poses a unique challenge for dental treatment. In this article, we present a case of suspected allergy to conventional local anesthetics which was

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyOral Health

Tobacco Cessation and Dentistry

by Dr. Abbass Saleh, DMD

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has made people more conscious about their overall health. It is a good moment to discuss tobacco smoking cessation with our patients. Tobacco smoking has overall devastating effects on health. It continues to be the number

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Lipid Emulsion Treatment for Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity

by Dr. Cameron Goertzen, DDS

Local anesthetics are used by dentists extensively and when used erroneously, such as intravenously or above the maximum dose, life-threatening local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) can result. The signs and symptoms of LAST can appear immediately after injection if injected

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

The Problems with the COVID-19 Test: A Necessary Understanding

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Viewpoint: Introduction On August 26th, 2020 Professor Mark Woodhouse, a senior scientific advisor to the UK Government stated the following, “We couldn’t think of anything better to do. Lockdown was a panic measure and I believe history will see that

February 8, 2021 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry: Simple Techniques to Improve Results with Dental Bonding

by Shannon Hobbs, DMD

The 21st century has proven to be a very interesting time for dentistry. Gone are the days when patients would only pay a visit to their dentist when in considerable pain or if a tooth had fractured. The trend has

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDental TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Get Things Straight: Introducing OrthoFX, a Company Ready to Realign Your Approach to Orthodontics

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

Are there limits to the convenience culture? In a world where a click of an app can keep you well read, well fed and cozy in bed, all without leaving the house, consumers have come to not just prefer just-in-time

February 2, 2021 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: The Value of Failing

by Oral Health

  Weekly Wisdom: David Chong Yen shares the message that “the cost of fearing to fail is much greater than the lessons learned from failing.”     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to

January 29, 2021 News NewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Oral Cancer Pain Treatment Utilizing Co-delivery of DNA and RNA

by NYU

Clinician-scientists Seiichi Yamano and Brian Schmidt to further novel gene therapy strategy to treat oral cancer pain NYU College of Dentistry clinician-scientists Seiichi Yamano and Brian Schmidt have set out to develop a new class of medicines using gene therapy to effectively and

January 27, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Launches Center for Oral Health Policy and Management

by NYU

New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has announced the creation of the NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management, an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary think tank that focuses on oral health policy and management in the 21st century.

January 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

Canadian Dentists Push for Clarity About Vaccine Priority: ‘We’re Doctors Too’

by Global News

Dr. Natalie Archer knows that getting herself and her employees vaccinated against COVID-19 won’t solve everything. But as a dentist who serves more than 7,000 clients across three clinics in Toronto, Archer knows how important it is to do so, and soon.