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January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Management of Benign Odontogenic Lesions in the Paediatric Patient

by Marshall M. Freilich, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract The identification of lesions within the osseous structures in children is essential to ensure timely surgical intervention, and to minimize or correct hindrances to the development of a healthy dentition and bone structure. These lesions tend to present in

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Étude de cas : Présentation d’une Malformation Artérioveineuse à la Mandibule

by Mallory Laframboise, DMD; Audrey Lacombe, DMD

Résumé Les malformations artérioveineuses (MAV) sont des lésions vasculaires rares issues d’artères et de veines qui présentent des défauts structuraux d’origine congénitale. Leurs présentations clinique et radiographique particulières en rendent l’identification et le diagnostic complexes par les professionnels dentaires. Cette

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January 7, 2020 Feature Pediatric dentistry

Presentation of a Mandibular Arteriovenous Malformation: A Case Study Report

by Mallory Laframboise, DMD; Audrey Lacombe, DMD

Abstract Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare vascular lesions composed of arteries and veins with congenital structural defects. Their ambiguous clinical and radiographic presentations make their recognition and diagnosis challenging for dental professionals. A healthy 14-year-old male presented to The Hospital

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?
January 7, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?

by Gino Gizzarelli, BScPhm, DDS, MSc (Dental Anaesthesia)

Every day children of all ages are sedated or anaesthetized for dental treatment both in the hospital and more commonly now in the dental office. The use of physical restraint for a dental procedure in a child has largely been

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPediatric dentistry

Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Emel Arat, DDS, PhD (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Early orthodontic treatment refers to orthodontic intervention before the eruption of permanent dentition (except third molars) is complete.1 In orthodontic literature, the benefits of early orthodontic treatment have been a topic of much debate.2-10 Some clinicians may prefer to defer

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January 7, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Keep Calm and Don’t Vape

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc(Pedo), FRCDC

It is difficult these days to walk down the street and not have a cloud of smoke engulf your face from a nearby electronic vaping device. My first response to this occurrence is to hold my breath or attempt to

November 11, 2019 News News

Dental Groups Urge Nebraska Medicaid Office To Halt And Overhaul Pediatric Dental Audits

by ADA News

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Society of Pediatric Dentistry and Nebraska Dental Association are troubled by the growing number of Medicaid pediatric dental audits in Nebraska that are harming children’s access to oral care, the

August 7, 2019 News NewsOral Health

High Doses Of Vitamin D During Pregnancy Found To Help Child’s Dental Health

by CTV News

Upping vitamin D intake during pregnancy can significantly help the health of the child’s teeth long after birth, according to a new study. Danish researchers started their work in 2009, when more than 300 women were given high doses of

July 31, 2019 News NewsOral HealthPediatric dentistry

4 Groups Endorse AAP-AAPD Dental Sedation Guidelines For Children

by AAP News

Four health organizations have added their endorsements to recent guidance from the AAP and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) that aims to improve the safety of pediatric patients undergoing dental sedation. The American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society for Pediatric

April 4, 2019 News News

Dentists From Northeastern Ontario Join Larger Protest in Queen’s Park

by CBC News

Dozens of members of the Ontario Dental Association will be at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs how important it is for kids to have regular access to the dental care they need. Dr. LouAnn Visconti is a dentist from

March 21, 2019 News News

Henry Schein’s Steven Kess Honored for Pioneering Program for Children with Disabilities

by Henry Schein

American Friends of Shalva (AFOS) announced that Steven W. Kess, Vice President, Global Professional Relations, Henry Schein, Inc., and President, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, has received the Spirit of Hope Award at its 29th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The event was held

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Importance of Breastfeeding

by Michael Gelb

Breastfeeding goes back thousands of years, as in other mammalian species for good reason. At birth, the infant is nourished by breastfeeding which coordinates the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and orofacial reflexes. There is obligate nasal breathing in the human

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March 1, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePaediatric Dentistry

Atlantis Children’s Dentistry

by Jean Akerman Design Inc.

Entering this bright, playful space in Whitby, Ontario, young patients and their families are immediately immersed in the imagery of an underwater wonderland. The office environment is a testament to Dr. Arif Mamdani’s love of his profession as a pediatric

February 5, 2019 News News

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

by Children's Dental Health

Typically the month that celebrates love, history, and heart health, February is also National Children’s Dental Health month, sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA). At Children’s Dental Health, our dentists and staff are taking this opportunity to share good

January 21, 2019 News News

Quebec to Provide Dental Coverage for Children with Cancer

by Phil Carpenter, Global News

Quebec families with children who have cancer will no longer have to foot the bill for certain dental work. The province announced on Friday that medicare now cover the cost of dental care for young cancer survivors who have dental

January 17, 2019 News News

Province to Spend Almost $1 Million on Expanded Dental Coverage for Kids

by Taryn Grant, StarMetro Halifax

The government of Nova Scotia says it will now pay for more basic dental treatment for children without private insurance. In a news release Wednesday morning, the province announced an expansion to the Children’s Oral Health Program, which covers children

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January 3, 2019 Feature FinancesOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPractice management

Good News for Dentists: 2018 Economic Outlook

by DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Professional Accountants

Tax and Business Measures Federal Accelerated Investment Incentive – Dentists will be allowed to write-off capital assets (i.e. equipment, leaseholds, computers, software etc.) faster for purchases made after November 20, 2018. Provincial Proposed new Low-Income Individuals and Families Tax Credit

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

6 Exercises All Dentists Should Regularly Do To Stay Healthy

by Romelo Rodriguez CPT, MAT, RTS, HLC

The dental profession is one that can wreak havoc on your back and cause postural issues if not addressed with appropriate exercises. For all of my clients working in this profession, I begin by talking to them about what their

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Surveillance: The Foundation of Effective Infection Prevention and Control

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Introduction In 1980 the results of the SENIC Project (Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control) were published. For the first time this showed that preventing or controlling health care acquired infections was dependent on a thorough understanding of

infection prevention and control
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Current Guidelines, Considerations, and Challenges of Informed Consent in Paediatric Dentistry

by Erin Goertzen, BSc(Hons), MSc, DDS

Paediatric Dentistry and Informed Consent Informed consent is a dynamic process involving a discussion between healthcare provider and patient regarding a proposed treatment. The main goal of this discussion is to confirm that the patient understands the information necessary to