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Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

My Stint as a Pizzaiolo

by Bruno Vendittelli

I have a newfound respect for the simplicity of a perfectly made pizza. When done correctly there is total harmony between the definite crunch of the charred crust, the subtle chew of the soft and pillowy centre and the perfect

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

An Historical Overview of Clear Aligner Therapy The Evolution of Clear Aligners

by Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCDC (Ortho); Anthony Mair DDS, MClD

Although the clear aligners may seem like a relatively new modality of treatment in orthodontics, the initial concept dates as far back as the early 20th century. It began with the “Flex-O-Tite” appliance by Remensnyder2, from this, Kesling4 in 1945

Non consonant (flat) and Consonant Smile Arc.
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Facially Driven Treatment Planning to Manage the Adult Patient with Severe Wear: Virtual Smile Design and Key Diagnostic Components

by Robert Elliott, DDS, MCID

The adult patient with deep anterior overbite and extensive anterior tooth wear is especially challenging. Treatment involves many diagnostic questions to which correct answers must be found to ensure successful management and treatment. This type of case is a perplexing

September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Orthognathic Surgery with Clear Aligner Therapy

by Dr. Marco Caminiti DDS, MEd, FRCDC (OMFS); Dr. Tiantong Lou DMD, MSc, FRCDC (Ortho)

The rise of the digital age has transformed orthodontics as we know it.1 Due to its increasing popularity, Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT) has become a mainstay of contemporary orthodontics.2 This trend is largely due to the growing demand among prospective

TMJ
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

TMJ Internal Derangements

by Tom Shackleton, DDS, MS

Dentists are commonly confronted with the diagnostic and treatment challenges associated with a person who has TM joint pain, TM joint clicking and limited opening resulting from certain TM joint conditions. Paramount in our approach is the paradigm to “do

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Pre-Orthodontic Periodontal Considerations: Establishing a Rationale and Timeline for Periodontal Intervention

by Yair Lenga, DDS

Introduction: The proliferation of novel appliances in modern orthodontics, that are discreet or even completely undetectable, has encouraged a growing number of patients from adolescents to adults to seek out treatment. While referrals to an orthodontist are often made to

September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

With So Many Materials to Choose, What is the Best Choice for a Single Crown?

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

Fixed restorations have come a long way since the early days of cast gold restorations with pyroplast (acrylic) facings. New materials are being developed, techniques simplified, making these advances more economical and user friendly for the dental profession. Beautiful, life-like

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Can Plant-Based Really be High-Tech?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS and Thais Carter of Cellerant Consulting Group

In Combining Botanical Foam with the Latest in LED Innovation, PhotoDynamic is Poised to Revolutionize Home-Based Oral Hygiene for Ortho Patients Moving from research and development to an operationalized business is a milestone for any company but in the case

marketing
July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyEditorialMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthProduct Report

Following the Money

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD

COVID-19 (the SARS-CoV-2 virus originating in Wuhan, China) has devastated the world. By July 2020, more than 11 million cases worldwide resulted in over 500,00 deaths. Untold misery, families shattered, businesses shuttered. Canadian dentists have faced practice- and career-threatening disruptions

bioactivity
July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Bioactivity: Why Should I Care?

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

Dental clinicians are primary oral care providers, focused on optimal health outcomes for their patients. The progression of oral disease is multifactorial and can present a downward spiral if left unchecked. This is not inevitable, however, if there is a

Bioflavonoids
July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Plant Based Bioflavonoids: Preventing Common Colds, Influenza and Other Respiratory Infections

by Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD

We are in the midst, or hopefully the tail end, of the worst pandemic most of us have experienced during our lifetimes. The common cold (and more severe respiratory diseases and disorders) are caused by certain respiratory viruses: Parainfluenza Viruses,

Full Mouth Rehabilitation
July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Minimal Invasive Prosthetic Procedures (MIPP) in Full Mouth Rehabilitation

by Florin Lazarescu, DDS, FSSER, FIADFE, FASDA

The severely worn dentition is one of the most challenging circumstances for oral rehabilitation. Due to severe dental abrasion, the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) is decreased, dentinal surfaces are exposed, and there is a lack of functional occlusion. Functional

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Simplified Chairside Restorations: Scan and Fill with Rayo 3DToothFill

by Pirkko-Liisa Tarvonen, DDS, PhD; Kirsi Sipila, DDS, PhD; Kenneth Tarvonen, M.Sc. (Econ.); Reijo Lappalainen, PhD

Dental Caries as a Disease Oral diseases have negative consequences on the overall health and well-being of individuals. Concurrently, they form one of the major public health challenges globally.1 The Global Burden of Disease Study (2016) found dental caries in

July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Robotically-Guided Dental Implant Placement: Extending Surgical Expertise

by Ryaz Ansari, DDS

Successful dental implant surgery and subsequent prosthetic restoration require careful consideration and precise execution, whether replacing a single tooth or rehabilitating a full arch. Successful implants can function reliably for many years, effectively replacing natural teeth. Poorly positioned implants, on

July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Positioning Digital Impression Technology in Today’s Dental Practice

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD, FIADFE, FASDA

Introduction: Masterful Final Impressions The excellence and marginal fit of definitive laboratory restorations can only be as good as the master dies and impressions from which they are created. The precision of the master impression cannot be compromised. Marginal detail

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Bad Bounces and Broken Teeth: Treating Sports-Related Dental Injury

by Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASD, FASDA, FICD, ABAD

Many dental patients lead active lifestyles and their participation in athletic activities of all types continues to rise. The driving factor seems to be a societal focus on wellness, nutrition, and health. One study found considerable consistency across both sport

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

Marginal Gaps of Porcelain Crowns by Manufacturing Technique: A Literature Survey

by Fernanda Zegarra, DDS

Introduction Over the past 40 years, dental ceramics have evolved dramatically. Ceramics are defined as non-metallic, inorganic materials manufactured by heating crystals at high temperatures. They are widely used for dental prosthetic treatments because their high resistance to compression and

marketing
July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyMarketing strategiesMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Maximize Your Online Presence, Minimize Your Stress

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

Experts offer advice to navigate the ever-changing “best practices” in marketing to potential patients. When evaluating the latest cone beam unit, caries detection device or milling machine – these innovations come down to whether they are the right choice for

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July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthTooth whitening

Tooth Whitening and Sealing: An Innovative Concept for the Retention of Destaining Results

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD; Fay Goldstep, DDS, BSc, FIADFE, FASDA; Edward Lynch, PhD, Lond, MA, BDentSc, TCD, FDSRCSEd, FIADFE, FDSRCSLond, FASDA, FACD, Specialist in Endodontics, Specialist in Prosthodontics, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry; and Patrick C. Hardigan, PhD, MBA, BS.

Two studies were undertaken to evaluate the retention of tooth whiteness, both objective and subjective, and the perceived smoothness of the treated tooth surfaces with a single application of an innovative product that incorporates both a tooth whitening gel and

July 24, 2020 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral Health

ART (Atraumatic Restorative Treatment): Modified for Dental Clinics During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic and Beyond…Using Biodentine

by Mark Roettger, DDS

Introduction: December 31, 2019: Chinese medical authorities announced a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology. January 9, 2020: The Chinese Center for Disease Control reported that a novel coronavirus was the causative agent. February 10, 2020: The virus and