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February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialPharmacology

Prepare to Win

by Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Anes.

“It’s been too hard living/But I’m afraid to die/’Cause I don’t know what’s up there/Beyond the sky” – A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke. According to Bill Bryson’s book, The Body, there are about 8,000 things that can

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Case Report: Use of Intramuscular Glycopyrrolate Bromide for Hypersalivation

by Amanda Vincci Chiu DDS, PGY-1 Dental Anesthesia; Carilynne Yarascavitch, DDS, MSc (Dental Anesthesia)

Summary This case report provides a review of the use of the intramuscular (IM) injection of glycopyrrolate bromide as an antisialagogue. In this case, copious saliva interfered with the ability to obtain an accurate impression of the tooth preparation. Glycopyrrolate

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Opinion: Dentists Who Do Not Provide Sedation Should Not Be Required to Carry Naloxone

by Derek Decloux, BSc, DMD, MSc (Dental Anesthesia)

No, it was not a copy editor who wrote the title of this opinion piece. It was I, Derek, a practising dentist anesthesiologist, who wrote this after having contemplated writing a piece on something rather the opposite. I thought it

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

A Brief History of Propofol and the Introduction of Remimazolam as a Potential Heir Apparent

by Paul Azzopardi, MSc, DDS

Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) is an intravenous (IV) sedative-hypnotic agent commonly used for the IV induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.1 It has a rapid-onset, provides a rapid recovery even after multiple bolus doses or continuous infusion, and has anti-emetic properties which

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Diphenhydramine as a Local Anesthetic: Case Report

by David Charrette, BMSc, BDS; Jason Wong, BSc, DMD; Michael Shimizu, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRDC

Keywords: local anesthetic, allergy, diphenhydramine, emergency treatment Abstract Allergy to local anesthetics is a rare condition which poses a unique challenge for dental treatment. In this article, we present a case of suspected allergy to conventional local anesthetics which was

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyOral Health

Tobacco Cessation and Dentistry

by Dr. Abbass Saleh, DMD

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has made people more conscious about their overall health. It is a good moment to discuss tobacco smoking cessation with our patients. Tobacco smoking has overall devastating effects on health. It continues to be the number

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Lipid Emulsion Treatment for Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity

by Dr. Cameron Goertzen, DDS

Local anesthetics are used by dentists extensively and when used erroneously, such as intravenously or above the maximum dose, life-threatening local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) can result. The signs and symptoms of LAST can appear immediately after injection if injected

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

The Problems with the COVID-19 Test: A Necessary Understanding

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Viewpoint: Introduction On August 26th, 2020 Professor Mark Woodhouse, a senior scientific advisor to the UK Government stated the following, “We couldn’t think of anything better to do. Lockdown was a panic measure and I believe history will see that

February 8, 2021 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry: Simple Techniques to Improve Results with Dental Bonding

by Shannon Hobbs, DMD

The 21st century has proven to be a very interesting time for dentistry. Gone are the days when patients would only pay a visit to their dentist when in considerable pain or if a tooth had fractured. The trend has

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDental TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Get Things Straight: Introducing OrthoFX, a Company Ready to Realign Your Approach to Orthodontics

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

Are there limits to the convenience culture? In a world where a click of an app can keep you well read, well fed and cozy in bed, all without leaving the house, consumers have come to not just prefer just-in-time

January 11, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Autism On the Rise: Coping in the Dental Office

by Robert Carmichael BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

The U.S. Department of Education reports on its website that an astonishing 1 in 59 children in the United States are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a far cry from the figure of 1 in 2,500 that had

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

A Virtual Reality Visit to the Dentist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

by Molly Friedman, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a wide range of conditions that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges.1 There has been a significant increase in the number of people with ASD over the past few decades with

Maximizing the Lifespan of Dental Implants Placed in Young Individuals: The Role of Oral Neutrophils in Peri-Implant Diseases
January 11, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Maximizing the Lifespan of Dental Implants Placed in Young Individuals: The Role of Oral Neutrophils in Peri-Implant Diseases

by Ramandeep Sandhu, BDS, MDS; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip. Perio.; Robert P. Carmichael, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Introduction Dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment choice in young individuals with dento-facial anomalies characterized by missing teeth such as oligodontia and cleft lip and palate. Although dental implants may represent a predictable treatment option in the short term,

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Managing Hemifacial Microsomia with Total Custom TMJ Replacement

by Briceno WX, DDS, MSc; Kang B, DDS; Caminiti MF, DDS, MEd, FRCDC

Introduction: The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Toronto supports the Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in numerous ways. The program’s director, residents and the Temporomandibular Joint and Orthognathic Surgery

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Green Teeth? The Many Shades of Congenital Syphilis

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Heather Dreise, MD, FRCPC

It is a disease that you will learn about in dental school, but rarely see in actual practice. And given the many, varied features of congenital syphilis, when you do encounter your first case, you may need to review this

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Interceptive Treatment for Patients with Maxillary Dysplasia

by Sean E. V. Chung, DMD, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Orthodontic treatment can be described in 3 main groups based on the timing of treatment delivery as follows: 1) interceptive treatment, 2) comprehensive treatment, 3) adjunctive/limited treatment. Interceptive orthodontics describes orthodontic treatment that occurs during the mixed dentition stage of

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Smart Dentistry for the Kids in Your Practice – Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique Co-Cure Method

by Carla Cohn, DMD

Saving irreplaceable tooth structure is invaluable. It is even more important for the kids in your practice as they and their teeth have a lifetime ahead. Several methods to preserve tooth structure exist. Among such methods is incomplete caries removal.

January 11, 2021 Feature Dental TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Plugged in for Success: Electric Handpieces are the Future. Here’s Why.

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

I know that quite a number of dentists remain committed to air-driven handpieces. It was what you used in school. You have established clinical workflows in place with equipment you trust. What I also know is that no matter how

Neutrophils
December 14, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Neutrophils – The Missing Link

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

What a crazy and upside-down world we live in! But if you slow down and pay attention, things may start to come together… About a year ago I decided to make the theme of this issue of Oral Health –

Immune Response to Implanted Bone Replacement Graft Materials
December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Immune Response to Implanted Bone Replacement Graft Materials

by *Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, Dip.Dh, MSc, PhD; *Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Haider Al-Waeli1, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip. Perio, PhD. * Both authors equally share the first authorship.

Graft materials are used to restore the physiological and anatomical function of diseased or damaged bone tissues via repair and/or regeneration.1-4 There are various graft options available for maxillofacial bone grafting which are divided into natural tissue transplants (autografts from