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June 8, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

Out of Africa: Surgical Skills & Life Experiences

by Dr. Bruce R. Pynn

In the 1990s, I initiated a resident exchange between our program at the University of Toronto and the same Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical program at the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (RSA). The registrar (resident) from their university

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgerySleep apnea

COVID-19 Increases Value of Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

by John Viviano, DDS, D, ABDSM

Viewpoint: Everyone knows that breathing is mandatory to sustain life, yet we rarely think about it, and often take it for granted! However, the current Flu Pandemic has certainly made us all too aware of its importance.Advertisement Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Prophylactic Antibiotics: Do They Prevent Postoperative Complications Following Impacted Third Molar Removal?

by Robert A. Green, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Daniel M. Laskin DDS, MS, DSc (hon)

The removal of impacted third molars has become a standard procedure for oral and maxillofacial surgeons as well as for some general dentists. Generally, their surgical removal is completed without difficulty; however, there sometimes can be intraoperative as well as

June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Treatment of a Large Mandibular Osteochondroma With Secondary Malocclusion With a Hybrid TMJ Custom Prosthesis and Orthognathic Surgery

by Jakob Nickerson, BSc, DDs; Peter Ta, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Thomas Kertesz, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Fred Murrell, BSc, MSc, DDS, Cert. Ortho; Walter Montanera, MD, FRCP(C); Ian J. Witterick MD, MSc, FRCSC; Marco Caminiti, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); David J. Psutka DDS, FRCD(C)

Osteochondroma (OC) is also known as osteocartilaginous exostosis. It arises from the bone cortex as an exophytic lesion with a hyaline cartilaginous cap. It is one of the most common benign tumors of the axial skeleton. It accounts for approximately

June 8, 2020 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral HealthOral Surgery

OMFS Academic Collaborative and Surgical Mission to Addis Ababa University

by Michael Laschuk, DDS; Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); Marco Caminiti, BSc, DDS, MEd, FRCDC(OMFS)

On October 12th 2019, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry embarked on its first mission to Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. The goal of this mission was not only to provide direct

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June 8, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthOral Surgery

From Alexa to Ava: Meet the Virtual Assistant Who is Ready to Revolutionize Your Practice

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

For years, the conversation about technology was built around an emphasis on specific tools and functions. It was necessary justifying something new required specificity. That’s why, when I first became aware of the company MMG Fusion, the most efficient way

June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Socket Grafting Using a Large Particulate Xenograft as a Prelude to Implant Placement: A Case Report and Histology

by Lanka Mahesh BDS, MBA; Gregori M. Kurtzman DDS, MAGD, DICOI, DADIA, DIDIA; Meenu Taneja Bhasin, MDS and Saurabh Juneja, MDS

Abstract Immediately following tooth extraction, a sequence of events takes place that often results in both alveolar ridge resorption (loss of volume and geometry) and a soft tissue defect. This can impact the correct 3D positioning of the implant when

November 3, 2019 News News

Saskatchewan Spending $10 Million For More Surgeries, Including Dental

by National Post

The Saskatchewan government says it will spend $10 million to help reduce wait times for some surgeries. The province says the cash will go toward 1,700 additional surgeries that will be performed before the end of March 2020. The procedures

June 10, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthOral Surgery

Optimal Canal Disinfection: Concepts, Materials And Evidence-Based Protocols

by Richard Mounce, DDS; David McCarty, DDS

Canal disinfection, controlled memory nickel titanium, CBCT imaging, surgical microscopes, among other advances, have changed the clinical practice of endodontics dramatically in the past 20 years. CBCT provides a three-dimensional pre-operative guide to canal anatomy, which is subsequently interpreted through

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Management of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery

by Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, BDS, MSc, PhD; Jordan Prince, BSc, DDS; Yasser Alali, DDS; Marco F. Caminiti, DDS, MEd, FRCD(C) (OMFS)

Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. OSA has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates as well as decreased quality-of-life. Certain patients with

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Maxillofacial Hardware – A Review Of Techniques And Radiographic Appearance For The General Practitioner

by Nadir Elias, Iain A. Nish, Bruce R. Pynn

The general dentist may often encounter patients that have undergone maxillofacial surgery at some point in the past. These patients may present with findings that include the presence of fixation hardware that is placed during surgical procedures. This hardware may

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

The MINIE™ Laser Extraction – A Novel Approach To Removal Of Teeth!

by Preety Desai, BSc, DDS, Dip. Periodontics, MSc Laser Dentistry

Introduction Dentists are bombarded with numerous products from our dental suppliers’ trying to sell us on the fantasy of an “atraumatic tooth extraction”, promising to improve on what we were taught in dental school. This is all in an effort

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Implant Surgery With Robotic Guidance – Digital Workflows For Patient Care

by Bao-Thy N. Grant, DDS

Dental implant therapy has made progress toward a truly digital workflow via cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging and fabricated physical guides.1,2 The latest development, however, toward an ultimately digital implant therapy workflow is robotic assistance. Robotic assistance has spread

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Temporal Space Abscess Misdiagnosed As Temporal Arteritis: A Case Report

by Gordon B. Wong, BSc, BEd, MSc, DDS, Dip. Oral Surg., MRCD(C), Bed

Introduction Temporal space abscesses are rare deep neck infections1 that can easily create challenges in diagnosis. Early presenting symptoms of persistent and unrelenting facial pain and trismus have been misdiagnosed as temporomandibular joint dysfunction,2,3,4,5 parotitis,2,3,5,6 trigeminal neuralgia5,7 and diabetic neuropathy

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Metastatic Colorectal And Lung Adenocarcinoma To The Oral Cavity: A Report Of Two Cases

by Johnson Cheung, DDS, MSc, BMSc; Nicholas Emanuele, DDS, BBA; Amy Suhr, DDS, BA, Diplomate ABOMS; Guy Barzan, DDS, MD, MSc; Martin Bullock, MD; Chad Robertson, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Metastatic dissemination to the jaws and oral cavity is a rare phenomenon for the natural course and progression of cancer. Amongst all oral malignancies, metastatic tumors account for only 1% of cases.1 However, in up to 25% of cases,

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – What is That?

by Bruce R. Pynn

The Internationally recognized specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) has its historic origins through innovations arising from the care of the wounded in theatres of global conflict. The combined skills of Medicine and Dentistry that were acquired through these

May 18, 2019 News News

Dental Assistant Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Minor During Surgery

by Abigail Constantino, WTOP

A dental surgical assistant from Montgomery County, Maryland, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager during oral surgery. Mervin Alexander Rivas-Chang, of Germantown, could face years in jail for sexually abusing a then-17-year-old girl. His sentencing is scheduled

April 22, 2019 News News

Osteoporosis Drugs Shouldn’t Prevent Getting Oral Surgery

by Harvard Women's Health Watch

A dentist refers a woman to an oral surgeon because she needs a tooth pulled. But upon reviewing her chart, the oral surgeon turns her away. The reason? She’s taking a common medication to treat her osteoporosis, a condition that

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Improved Long-Term Treatment Outcomes of Teeth with Deep Pockets and Reduced Periodontal Support by Periodontal Regenerative Surgery

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Mary Dabuleanu, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Introduction Periodontal regenerative medicine encompasses a spectrum of procedures that restore lost tooth-supporting hard and soft tissue, thereby reversing some of the damage caused by periodontal disease. This is in contrast with repair of periodontal tissues that was the staple

October 11, 2018 Product Spotlight

Planmeca Introduces Next Generation of Dental Imaging Technology – Viso

by Planmeca

Oral surgeons will be among the first dental professionals to experience the new Planmeca Viso™, which debuts at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons meeting in Chicago this week.  Attendees can view Planmeca’s latest entry in digital technology