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December 6, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

How Do We Know What We Know?

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

We go through life on many roads picking up information and details as we grow, mature and age. The journey of life is a journey of knowledge. How do we gain knowledge? How do we know what we know? The

December 6, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

The Neutrophil in Oral Health and Disease: The New Diagnostic Biomarker

by Noah Fine M.Sc., Ph.D.; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip. Perio, Ph.D.

Introduction Neutrophils (Polymorphonuclear neutrophils or PMNs) are a highly abundant white blood cell type, that are the first cells recruited to acute sites of infection. Through their essential role in immune surveillance and maintenance of organismal homeostasis, PMNs innately recognize

December 6, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Guided Biofilm Therapy: Why and How of Oral Biofilm Management

by Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, FPFA, FACD, FADI, DICOI, DADIA; Debbie Zafiropoulos, EFDA, RDH

Introduction Dental plaque, what has been re-termed “oral biofilm”, has long been connected with periodontal problems and to a lesser extent caries related to the bacteria contained within it. Oral bacteria have long been ignored for any effects outside the

December 6, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Surface Treatments of Non-Cavitated Proximal Lesions

by Joel H. Berg, DDS, MS; Theodore P. Croll, DDS

Introduction Most restorative dental treatment is because of dental caries, the most-prevalent disease in humans. Unchecked dental caries infection causes dentinal spread (cavitation) and destruction of tooth surfaces. Although we have been well trained as dental clinicians to diagnose caries

December 6, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Dental Implant Self-Care: Implant Supported Dentures (Second in a Series)

by Britta Magnuson, DMD; Deborah Mancinelli-Lyle, RDH, BS, MS

Implant supported dentures provide many individuals with a better quality of life, but this is not without some challenges. Specifically, what is the recommended self-care for this type of prosthesis? There are two areas for discussion: removable dentures and fixed

December 6, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Key Factors in Maintenance Protocols for Dental Implant Restorations – A Scoping Review

by Mohamed Gebril, BDS, MESc, MSc/ Dip (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C); Nader M. Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent(Perio), FRCD(C), Dipl. ABP, FDS RCPS(Glasg); Haider Al-Waeli, BDS, MSc in Periodontics, Ph.D; Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, Ph.D; Sachin Seth, DDS, MEd

Statement of Problem It has been established that maintenance is of utmost importance in the delivery of comprehensive prosthodontic treatment. Therefore, consideration of the possible factors which impact the maintenance phase is essential to take into account during the treatment

December 6, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Probiotics and Their Potential for Adjunctive Use in Periodontal Therapy

by Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Dr. Raluca Arama, BDS

The main objective in the treatment of periodontitis is removal and disruption of bacterial biofilm.1 This can be performed via non-surgical approach (scaling and root planning/SRP) or via surgical approach by employing open flap debridement (OFD) for deeper inaccessible periodontal

December 6, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Be Used as a Beneficial Adjunct to Scaling and Root Planing?

by Matthew Morris, BSc, BDS, MSc, PGCME, MFDS (RCS Ed); Amaar Hassan, BDS, MJDF, FHEA, BSc

INTRODUCTION Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the hard and soft tissues that surround the teeth and is estimated to affect 10-15% of the world population.1 Following the 2017 world workshop on the classification of the disease, a system

Dental Caries
December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Medical Treatment of Dental Caries With a New 25% Xylitol Formulation

by Jacques Véronneau, DMD, MSc, PhD

Background Even with the declining prevalence of dental caries in industrialized countries during the past decades, predominately due to fluoride use, 1 dental caries is still a major problem in most industrialized countries, affecting 60% to 90% of children, and

Fissure Sealants
December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Glass Ionomer Fissure Sealants for Proactive Intervention

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA; Cathy Delios, RDH

Occlusal decay and its consequences have a major impact on the dental health of our patients. It is the single most common chronic childhood disease world-wide 1 and its results affect our patients throughout their lives. Molars and premolars are

Silver Diamine Fluoride
December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Clinical Uses for Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

I first began using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in my private pediatric dental practice in 2015. Minimally Invasive Dentistry is a topic near and dear to my heart as a mother and advocate for improving children’s oral health and safety.

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Silver Diamine Fluoride Unstained and Liberated

by Geoffrey Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

The concept of using amputation to treat an infectious disease was last used by the medical profession to treat gangrene in the late 1800s. The pharmacological management of dental caries aims to leave most caries in situ, killing the bacteria

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Enhanced Minimal Invasive Tooth Whitening

by Dr. Andrew M. Brostek, BSc, BDSc, FICD, FPFA; Professor Laurence J. Walsh, BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FRACDS, FFOP (RCPA), FICD, FADI, FPFA

Keywords Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Tooth whitening, White spot lesion, CPP-ACP, MI Paste Abstract This article discusses the philosophy behind the clinical protocols to achieve enhanced results in tooth whitening, and the successful reversal of enamel white spot lesions. External tooth

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Psoriasin: A New Biomarker in the Identification of Cancer Risk in Oral Lesions

by M.R. Darling, BChd, MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD; A. Hassan, BMedSci (Hons Pathology) Candidate; L. McLean, DDS. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Introduction Approximately 90% or more of oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). These often begin as potentially malignant oral lesions such as a white patch (leukoplakia; Fig. 1), or red patch (erythroplakia; Fig. 2), 1 which progress to an

Dental Caries
December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

PERSPECTIVE. FOCUS. SUCCESS!

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

What an amazing world we live in – constant information at our fingertips…news…views…and more…till we plead for a break. We are constantly plugged into some device spewing data and opinion at us, so that we start to confuse opinion for

Dental Caries
November 29, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Post-Extraction Socket and Ridge Preservation

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

In order for implant therapy to be successful there is a need for the dental implant to be adequately integrated into host bone in the proper position in three dimensions. For this to be achieved, adequate height and volume of

Resin Composites
November 29, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProactive Intervention Dentistry

Effect of Toothbrushing with a Dentifrice on Eleven Resin Composites

by Richard Bengt Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD; Catherine O’Neill, MSc; Laurent Kreplak, PhD; Daniel Labrie, PhD

Keywords Composite Resin, Gloss retention, Tooth Brushing, Surface Roughness Abstract The surface gloss and average surface roughness (Ra) of eleven RBCs was measured after brushing with Colgate Optic White toothpaste. It was found that toothbrushing with a dentifrice had the least

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Incorporating Glass Ionomers into Everyday Dental Practice

by Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD, FIADFE

Introduction General dentists in private practice place numerous direct tooth colored resin restorations because of patient demand for more aesthetically pleasing restorations. In other instances, they utilize tooth colored adhesive dentistry because of its benefits of minimally invasive preparation design

January 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Bioactive Dentistry with Giomers

by Hugh Flax, DDS, AAACD, MICOI, DABAD

In years past, traditional restorative care relied on treating damaged and decayed teeth with aggressive preparation to place a strong, firm restoration. The emphasis was on the strength of the restoration, and less about the function and biomechanics of the

January 11, 2018 Feature Proactive Intervention Dentistry

Bioactivity In Restorative Dentistry: A User’s Guide

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Introduction The word “bioactivity” is one of the latest buzzwords in the dentistry. It is highlighted as a feature in many restorative products with different and conflicting claims. This has stirred up confusion and controversy surrounding the concept. This article