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May 9, 2017 News Dental CareHealth screeningsNews

Does it Make Sense to Check Blood Pressure at Dental Check-Ups?

by Annals of Family Medicine

Integrating oral health and primary care has long been a goal for many health care organizations, including Federally Qualified Health Centers. The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) has recently built upon this principle through an initiative that makes

May 4, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Dramatic Need for Change in Rural Communities’ Access to Dental Care

by PR Newswire

The DentaQuest Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting optimal oral health through efficient, effective and high-quality care, today issued its new white paper, “MORE Care: Narrowing the Rural Interprofessional Oral Health Care Gap.” Developed by five authors and reviewed

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthViewpoint

Dental Tourism: Caveat Emptor

by Dr. Joel Fransen

Many of our patients are attracted to the allure of cheaper dental treatment abroad. Tooth #36 in the accompanying radiograph (Fig. 1) and photo (Fig. 2) is an example of such a case. Unfortunately in this case, almost every possible

Bioceramics
May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Increasing Use of Bioceramics in Endodontics: A Narrative Review

by Jeffrey Wen Wei Chang; Chonrada Praisarnti; Prasanna Neelakantan

Abstract Successful outcomes of root canal treatment, in addition to a multitude of factors, also depends on the prevention of reinfection of the root canal space. The ultimate goal of root canal treatment is prevention or healing of apical periodontitis.

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

NiTi Goes Gold “Ten Clinical Distinctions”

by John West, DDS, MSD

The purpose of this article is to specifically evaluate the new ProTaper Gold: “A One Year Clinical Performance Retrospective.” Nickel titanium (Ni-Ti) file systems have come and gone. Mostly gone. Since the introduction of the first files around 1993, 1

Bioceramics
May 2, 2017 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

by Lita Dipucchio

Have we gone too far with rating our health care providers?   I am an otherwise lovely middle-aged woman, who is going through menopause. What that means is that on good days I wake up merely hating most people. Bad

Bio-Minimalism
May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Bio-Minimalism: Trends and Transitions in Endodontics

by Martin Trope, Ken Serota

Extract Preservation of natural tooth structure during an endodontic procedure is paramount in order to ensure predictable clinical success. In the past, access cavity preparation, instrument design and taper as well as spatial accommodation for obturation techniques has inadvertently induced

Internal Cervical Resorption
May 2, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportEndodonticsOral Health

Successful Endodontic Treatment of Internal Cervical Root Resorption

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Lasers in Dentistry

 Using Er,Cr:YSGG 2780nm and Diode 940nm Laser Systems: A Three-Year Follow-Up Case Report Abstract Endodontic therapy for teeth diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis has been in use for many years, and continues to be the standard of care in the dental

May 2, 2017 Feature Clinical case reportEndodonticsOral Health

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics: A Case Series

by Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MSc; Ali Fatemi, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Clinical examination and radiographic imaging are the key steps in diagnosis and treatment planning in endodontics. Up until recently, intraoral, panoramic, and occlusal radiographs were the only imaging modalities available to dentists to rely on. These radiographs are two-dimensional (2D)

Two Different Shaping Systems
May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Histological Analysis of the Cleanliness Produced by Two Different Shaping Systems

by Ivan Olivares, DDS; Jorge Vera, DDS; Edgar Mendez, DDS, MSc; Ana Arias, DDS, PhD; Jose-Luis Jacome-M

In The Apical Third Of The Mesial Roots Of Mandibular Molars: An Ex Vivo Study Abstract Introduction: Current preparation techniques leave a different amount of unprepared root canal wall and consequently do not achieve complete cleanliness. The objective of the

Full Mouth Reconstruction
May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Improving Predictability of Final Outcomes in Full Mouth Reconstruction

by H. Brian Tuvel, BSc, DDS

Chief Complaint A 35-year-old female patient was referred to our office by her husband on an emergency basis. The veneer on the upper left first premolar had fractured off. At that time all remaining residual cement was removed and the

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