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April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

3D Digital Smile Treatment Plan: What are Advantages for Patient and Dentist?

by Marc Robert

Abstract Digital dentistry has existed for over 30 years, but many dentists are still reluctant to incorporate this technology into their practice. To many colleagues, digital techniques are only a marketing tool to impress patients. Yet, digital technology provides us

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

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Beyond the Teeth

by Jack D. Griffin Jr.

It’s easy for us dentists to minimize our own significance in overall patient health. We drill holes, we fill holes. We grind, we restore. We clean, we re-clean. Rewarding work but often becomes just routine for some of us. Instead

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryOral Health

The Use of Digital Smile Design for Everyday Dentistry

by Paresh Shah, MS, DMD, Cert. Esthetic Dent.

The use of a diagnostic wax-up has always been beneficial in the planning and execution of restorative and surgical procedures. It serves multiple purposes from treatment planning, communication with the interdisciplinary team and showing patients what possibilities exist for treatment.

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Treatment of Tetracycline Discoloured Teeth with Full Ceramic Restorations

by Luc Vandenborght, LTH

Tetracylines were introduced in 1948 and are broad-spectrum antibiotics that may be used in very different cases of infections. Every dental practitioner has seen several cases of tetracycline stained teeth. The effects of Tetracycline antibiotics on teeth are well documented.

Orthodontic
April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Smile Enhancement in the Most Conservative Fashion: An Orthodontic, Restorative Perspective

by Jordan L. Soll, BSC, DDS; Bruno Vendettelli, DDS, Dip. Ortho, FRCDS

Abstract In 1987 dentistry changed profoundly when Fusayama introduced the world to “total etch, total bond” and the beginning of current cosmetic dentistry was born. By 1991 John Kanca began his uphill battle to gain acceptance of this ground-breaking technique

April 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthViewpoint

White to Black

by Jordan Soll, BSc (Hon.), DDS, Dip. ABAD

“If you look you up the word experience in the dictionary, it says see mistakes” and at 60 years old you, feel that you have mastered a lot over the years. Consequently, at this stage in life most of us

April 5, 2017 News Dental CareNews

April is National Facial Protection Month

by National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month, and five dental organizations are teaming up to educate the public about how to protect against facial injuries while participating in sports. According to a study in the journal Sports Health, more than 5

April 4, 2017 Video

Pacific Dental Conference 2017 Best Advice

by Oral Health

While at this year’s Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver Oral Health’s editorial board members shared some of the best advice they’ve been given and how you can directly use it to impact your career and practice. Watch last week’s video: Pacific Dental

April 4, 2017 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareNews

Missing Teeth Should Be Treated as Chronic Medical Condition

by American College of Prosthodontics

Tooth loss can lead to poor nutrition and is linked to systemic diseases such as diabetes and coronary heart disease. Missing teeth also affects a person’s psychological well-being and ability to function in the workplace. According to the Centers for

April 4, 2017 News CancerDental CareNewsOral Health

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Hopes to Educate Public on Risks

by Vigilant Biosciences

According to a recent survey released today from Vigilant Biosciences, in collaboration with the Oral Cancer Foundation, HNCA and SPOHNC, more than 60% of consumers know very little or nothing about oral cancer – a disease that nearly 50,000 people

March 31, 2017 News CharityEndodonticsNews

Oral Health’s Dr. Gary Glassman Spreading Smiles in Jamaica

by Robert Sarner, The Times of Israel

If many people in Jamaica are smiling easier today, it’s thanks, in no small part, to Dr. Gary Glassman, a Jewish endodontist in Toronto whose philanthropic work has raised the level of oral health significantly in the Caribbean nation. Each

March 29, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Children with Type 2 Diabetes Proven to Have Poorer Oral Health

by The University at Buffalo

The first study of oral health in children with Type 2 diabetes, including those who are obese, has found that these children tend to have poorer oral health than children who do not have Type 2 diabetes. Published earlier this

March 29, 2017 News Chronic DiseaseNewsOral Health

Patients with Inflammatory Diseases Need Education in Medicinal Options

by The Arthritis Society

2.25 million Canadians are living with inflammatory diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis. And as a new report released today makes clear, many of them lack the critical information necessary to

March 27, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

“Oral Health for Total Health” Focused During Dental Hygienists Week

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada.  During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth,

March 27, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Poor Dental Care Major Contributor to Malnutrition in Seniors

by University of North Carolina Health Care

UNC School of Medicine researchers led a study to determine risk factors associated with malnutrition among older adults receiving care in the emergency department. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggests that food scarcity and

March 23, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Data Shows Numbers on Tooth Extractions for Children Increasing

by Andrew Gould, Medical XPress

The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons has obtained and published data which show a shocking 24 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under in the

March 22, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Good Dental Hygiene and Nutritious Diet are Directly Linked

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

During National Nutrition Month this March, dental hygienists—your partners in prevention—remind everyone of the important link between proper nutrition and oral health. Dental hygienists see first-hand how poor diet and nutrition can affect a person’s oral and overall health.  Foods

March 21, 2017 Product Spotlight

Dentsply Sirona to Offer Full-Range Service for Dental Professionals

by Dentsply Sirona

“We no longer think in individual products or modules, but in intelligent solutions. This enables us to support dentists and dental technicians to provide better, safer, and faster dental treatments. That is our mission and the reason why we call