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October 8, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

Power of Partnerships and Perpetual Reinvention

by Peter Fritz, DDS, PhD, MBA, LLM (C)

It’s been over a year since we have been asked to lead our teams through the crisis and attempt to dismantle the disruption. Much progress has been made, but it’s never made alone and no one can forecast exactly how

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor Response: COVID-19 and its Effect on Surgeons

by David J. Psutka, D.D.S., F.R.C.D.(C)

I read with great interest the response letter written by Dr. Mark Antosz to my editorial published in Oral Health in the June issue of this year. Dr. Antosz’s letter appeared in the August issue. The purpose of my editorial

October 8, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Chandan Advani

by Oral Health

Dr. Chandan Advani Co-CEO of Brush Dental Clinics, Toronto, Ontario What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? The one thing I appreciate now is just how valuable and

October 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Host-Modulation Therapy for Peri-Implantitis: Current Systemic and Future Medical Applications Recognizing the Potential Systemic Impact of Peri-Implantitis on Systemic Disease

by Steve Chang, DDS, MSc; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD, FRCD(C); Lorne Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc, MDSc; Joseph Bacigalupo, DDS; Timo Sorsa, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD; Philip M. Preshaw, BDS, FDSRCSEd, PhD, EDS; Hsi-Ming-Lee, PhD Howard C. Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD, FRCD(C)

Introduction It is well known that current strategies for managing peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis are highly varied, and in many cases, unpredictable. This is an important issue since evidence suggests that the prevalence of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis range from

Periodontal Health
October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Physical Activity to Support Periodontal Health

by Hannah E. Young, BKin, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD

Providing patients with proper oral hygiene instruction is recognized as an important part of dental hygiene appointments – but should we also be encouraging patients to exercise for oral health benefits? The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines recommend adults accumulate at

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Plant-Based Diet and Periodontal Health

by Larissa J. Rowdon, BHK, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BAS, MSc, PhD

ERIODONTAL DISEASE AND A PLANT-BASED DIET What is a ‘plant-based diet’? Essentially, this is an umbrella term that describes a diet characterized by a focus on food sources from plants with a lower, although not necessarily eliminated, consumption of animal

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Novel Simplified Stepwise Approach to Diagnosing Periodontal Diseases and Conditions

by Braedan R.J. Prete, BSc (Honours); Siavash Hassanpour, DDS, MSc, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C); Jim Y. Lai, DMD, MSc (Perio), EdD, FRCD(C); Ryan Schure, DDS, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Abstract Background: The classification system for periodontal diseases and conditions was revised in 2017. Evidence-based criteria were developed, and extensive revisions made, to reflect advancements regarding the etiology and progression of periodontal diseases. Among the many updates made to the

October 8, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodontics

A New Tool for Cleaning Excess Resin Cement

by Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD PhD; Bushra Nizami, BDS, Krisha Shah BDS

Cleaning excess cement after cementation of a crown is a tedious but important clinical procedure. Failure to remove excess cement can lead to plaque accumulation, gingival inflammation and possibly even bone loss.1 Removal of cement is even more difficult when

October 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Rehabilitation of Both Failing Implants and Remaining Dentition with Implant Overdentures: A Case Report Part 2: Prosthetic Treatment

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C)

Introduction This publication is a continuation of the case report published in 2020, on rehabilitation of both failing implants and remaining dentition with implant overdentures. Prosthetic treatment was delayed last year due to COVID-19.Advertisement Prosthetic Treatment The patient’s provisional upper

Red-stained smile in adolescent from daily use of BQ. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Prior.
October 8, 2021 Feature Oral cancerOral HealthPeriodontics

Oral Cancer as a Result of Betel Quid Use: An Interventional Analysis of Betel Quid Prevention and Cessation in Papua New Guinea Adolescents and the Role of Dentists as Global Citizens

by Meagan J. Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN, MN, CSRS, NP(c); Jordan M. Mackenzie, BSc, DDS IV

Ared-stained smile, often observed in Asia-Pacific populations, is the hallmark of betel quid (BQ), a carcinogenic seed chewed by an estimated 600 million people globally (Ping-Ho et al., 2017). This practice is deeply rooted in Asia-Pacific culture; however, BQ is

October 8, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

Removal of Impacted Third Molars: High Speed Bur or Piezosurgery?

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

Approximately 20 percent of the general population have impacted teeth, the majority of which are third molars.1 Therefore, the removal of impacted teeth is one of the most common procedures to be performed in oral surgery practices.2 It is also

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPractice management

Online Scheduling Becomes a Must-Have for Dental Practices

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

If you’re depending on patients to call your practice to schedule an appointment, you’re missing out. More people than ever want to be able to book an appointment directly from your website, social media sites, and Google My Business page.

September 13, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

Unsuccessful Outcomes

by Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D.ORTHO, FRCD(C)

If you’re like me, you’ve had your share of unsuccessful outcomes and can appreciate the negative feelings that come with them. Just the other week I ruminated over the need to leave posterior spaces on a case that was progressing

September 13, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Jordan Pettigrew

by Oral Health

Dr. Jordan Pettigrew Dr. Jordan Pettigrew and Associates, Ottawa, Ontario How would you summarize your practice philosophy? Our practice philosophy is quality over quantity, coupled with a family atmosphere. We strive to create an environment where patients and staff are

3D-Printed Brackets
September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Faster and More Predictable Treatment with 100% Custom 3D-Printed Brackets from LightForce Orthodontics: Q&A

by Tim Dumore, DMD, BSc, MSc, FRCD(C), DipABO, FICD, FPFA

Last year, Dr. Tim Dumore added fully custom 3D-printed tooth moving tools from LightForce Orthodontics to his treatment options. LightForce, which is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has developed a cloud-based platform to create patient-specific 3D-printed ceramic brackets delivered in patient-specific

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Smile Design with Clear Aligners

by Vanessa E. Chong, DDS, MSD, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C)

The contemporary practice of orthodontics focuses not only on achieving ideal alignment and occlusion, but also on how the teeth relate to the soft tissues of the face. Smile arc is one of the most important factors when assessing and

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Self-Ligation has Significantly Shorter Chair Time Compared to Conventional Ligation with 8 Techniques: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Clinical Outcomes

by John C. Voudouris, (Hon) DDS, DOrth, MScD; John Dean Voudouris

Objective: To test if there are significant evidence-based differences in effectiveness between self-ligation (SL) and conventional-ligation (CL) brackets, including observation of eight daily, self-ligation clinical techniques. The clinical SL advantages are: 1) using colour elastomers upper 2-2, but converting to

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Getting to the Root of the Matter – Indications for Grafting in the Ortho-Perio Patient

by Jonathan Adam, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Diplomate ABP

Introduction Orthodontic and periodontal therapy are intimately connected. To ensure a functional and aesthetically pleasing outcome the process begins with clinical assessment of many factors including periodontal probing depths, thickness of the attached gingiva, mobility, occlusion, furcation involvement and bleeding.

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health

The Rules of the Game: Why the Best of Class Award Winners Should Be on Your Short List

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

It’s hard to believe that a 13-year-old vision to make a difference has come so far. From an idea fleshed out over a breakfast meeting at Chicago Midwinter, to today, where the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards are covered

August 9, 2021 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Paradigm Shifts

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Dental implants are a standard of care in dentistry but this wasn’t always true. I distinctly remember one of my dental instructors saying I shouldn’t get involved in that “voodoo” dentistry. Perhaps he had heard the ADA say in the