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June 7, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and, indeed, all of the dental profession have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for over sixteen months. The first few months were particularly difficult. Oral and maxillofacial surgical care, and dental care in general, was

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June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Re: Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

I wish to thank Joan Hutchings for her timely article but perhaps not for the reasons that she might think. She offers a quote from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) which states adamantly that, “…dental offices

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

In Memoriam: Dr. Howard I. Holmes 1947-2021

by Oral Health

As you enjoy this issue of Oral Health, I would ask that you all observe a moment to honour and celebrate the life of a champion of our Profession. An Oral Health consultant and contributor for over a decade, Dr.

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June 7, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral HealthOral SurgeryOverall Health

Burnout in Canadian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

by Tania P. Pynn, BScN, MHS; William J. Montelpare, PhD; Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Studies on occupational stress in healthcare professionals are not new, however limited information is available on stress impact and ultimately burnout in oral and maxillofacial surgeons and residents.1,2 Occupational stress is the outcome of the clash between job-related factors

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Desmoid Fibromatosis of the Maxillofacial Region: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

by Razan Baabdullah, BDS; Jordan Gigliotti, DMD, MD, CM, FRCD(C); Nicholas Makhoul, DMD, MD, FRCD(C), FACS; Sungmi Jung, MD

Introduction: Desmoid tumor (DT), desmoid fibromatosis (DF) or aggressive fibromatosis, is a rare, benign, but locally aggressive, soft tissue tumor.1 The most common sites are the abdominal wall, mesentery, and chest wall.2 Approximately 7-15% of DTs occur in the head

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June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

The Future of Cannabis/Cannabinoid Medicine and Orofacial Pain

by Hance Clarke, MD PhD; Yuvaraj Kotteeswaran, MD

Cannabis and cannabinoid medicine has been around for centuries. A growing number of countries have created a legal framework within which cannabis and its plant extracts are now legally accessible. Although it would be great to embrace cannabis today as

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Keys to the Successful Management of Patients with Pathologic Lesions of Oral Soft Tissues

by Chad Robertson, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Dental professionals must consider themselves the experts in pathological conditions of the oral cavity. This includes not only the teeth, but also the soft tissues and bone surrounding the teeth. There are no medical specialties that have comparable training and

Pandemic Dental
May 10, 2021 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

The Impacts of the Pandemic on Dental Practice: A Shift in the Oral Health Paradigm

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, dental practices continue facing unprecedented challenges on both personal and professional levels. We have had to cope with the universal concerns about health risks to our patients, families, and ourselves. Added to our

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May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthViewpoint

Time to Say Goodbye: Best Practices for Dismissing a Patient From Your Dental Practice

by Kiran Madesha, Legal Advisor, dentalcorp; Kristy Pilatzke, Risk and Compliance Officer, dentalcorp

The dentist-patient relationship is the core of dentistry. Just like in any relationship, there inevitably will be a negative experience, and nearly all dentists will need to dismiss a patient at some point in their careers. Dismissals can be upsetting

May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Armamentarium and Techniques For the Immediate Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth

by Bobby Nadeau, DDS, MSc; Dale Jung, DDS; Viraj Vora, DDS, MS

Introduction “Control what you can control” -Andre Agassi The standard of practice of mainstream endodontics has traditionally focused on the instrumentation, disinfection and obturation, while paying less attention to the restoration that follows root canal treatment.1 Despite many new advancements

May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Conservative Management of a Rare Type III Dens Invaginatus Associated with Immature Teeth and Large Periradicular Disease: A Case Report with 3-Year Follow-Up

by Rodrigo Sanches Cunha, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C); Alanna Junaid, BSc, DMD, BSc Dent.; Giselle Nevares, DDS, MSc, PhD.

keywords: Dens invaginatus, endodontic treatment, pulp diagnosis, cone-beam computed tomography. Abstract Dens invaginatus (DI) is a dental anomaly resulting from an infolding of the enamel organ into the dental papilla during tooth development. This article elucidates how non-surgical endodontic treatment

Consider very guarded endodontic and/or restorative prognosis for tooth #14
May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Pandemic-Minded Endodontics: Clinical Tips and Considerations

by Manor Haas, DDS, MSc(D), Cert. Endo.

INTRODUCTION The need for endodontic care during the COVID-19 pandemic has remained as important as ever. But as we face unprecedented clinical challenges due to this ongoing pandemic, we must adjust our practice by adopting certain protocols. This article will

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May 10, 2021 Feature Dental TechnologyEndodonticsOral Health

Be a Resource, Not a Salesperson: Marketing Wisdom for the Dental Practice, From One of the Industry’s Behind-the-Scenes Experts

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS

When it comes to innovation in dental marketing, I’ve watched Beth Gaddis work behind the scenes to take every organization she works with to a new level. Now, as Director of Content Marketing & Social Media at Simplifeye, she’s using

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the

April 12, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: Take a Shot

by Dr. P. Markle, Toronto

It would seem that the roll-out of vaccine to combat COVID-19 in Ontario and indeed Canada is lagging behind other jurisdictions. Now that the vaccines are becoming more available, the next step is how to deliver them quickly and safely

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryDental TechnologyOral Health

Optimizing Communication Using Digital and Analog Technology with Monolithic Restorative Solutions

by Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT

The speed of advancement in the world of digital technology has made a tremendous impact in dentistry. The way we look at this advancement is quite important. With the influx of artificial intelligence powered robots, robots may perhaps augment humans

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

A Digital Workflow to Improve the Single-Unit Anterior Implant Success

by Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Abstract The anterior single unit implant can present a challenging dilemma to both the restorative dentist and the surgeon. Several factors may present that can adversely affect the final restorative outcome of cases such as these. Appropriate planning and execution

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

3D Printing in Your Office: Better Outcomes in Minimal Time

by Susan McMahon, DMD, AAACD; Alexis Kuzemchak, Dental Student Class of 2025

Increasingly, more dental professionals are embracing digital dentistry and the technologies that accompany it. Pivoting to digital dentistry streamlines many processes while increasing convenience, comfort, and creating better clinical outcomes for patients and practitioners alike. With the inevitable march of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Case Study: Begin With the End in Mind – From Wax to Composite

by W. Johnston Rowe, Jr. DDS, AAACD

Introduction For many dental students the first-year class focused on Dental Anatomy and Morphology is their initial “real” introduction to a life-long, in-depth professional relationship with teeth. While the lecture portion of the course may closely resemble the format of

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryOral Health

Responsible Aesthetics with Severe Discolouration: How Can Digital Help Us?

by Sunny Virdi, DMD; Murad Zaman, DMD; Amarjit Rihal, DDS

New opportunities are one of the many reasons people immigrate from Canada from all over the world. The same is true for our patient who arrived in Winnipeg in 2013 from Adama (formerly Nazareth), Ethiopia. This 37-year-old female was seen