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June 8, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

Lessons Learned

by Ben Davis, DDS, FRCD(C)

I’m sitting at my desk on a Sunday afternoon in March, contemplating the past 24 months. It was around this time in 2020 that I travelled to Malaysia for an annual academic meeting at IMU, our partner university in Kuala

June 8, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Edmund Wong

by Oral Health

Dr. Edmund Wong South Point Dental Centre, Surrey, BC How would you define or summarize your practice philosophy? My practice philosophy is simple. I’m treating more than just a mouth – I’m caring for a person. By keeping this vision

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOral Surgery

Altered Facial Sensation: Diagnostic Considerations

by Andrew Lombardi, BSc, DDS; Christopher Bernard, BSc, DDS; Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Altered sensation in the head and neck can be associated with a broad array of local, regional, and systemic etiologies. Though there are multiple cranial and cervical peripheral nerves supplying the craniofacial region, neurosensory disturbance of the inferior alveolar

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Medication-related Osteonecrosis in the Oncology Patient: Inter-professional Communication in Addressing Lesion Stability May Be More Important in Management Than Lesion Resolution

by Deborah Saunders, DDS

Abstract Patients who are diagnosed with MRONJ while being treated with bone modifying agents(BMAs) at oncologic doses, there is insufficient evidence to support or refute the discontinuation of BMAs. Administration of the BMA may be deferred at the discretion of

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Tumors and Pseudotumors of the Temporomandibular Joint

by Bruce R Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Iain A. Nish, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Susanne Perschbacher, DDS, MSc, Dip. ABOMR, FRCD(C); Kelsey Won, DDS; David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

The mandible is the only movable bone of the facial skeleton, as the condyle portion articulates with the temporal bone to form the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A myriad of benign and malignant lesions (Tumours/Pseudotumours) may affect the TMJ, and many

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

The Micro-Scrub Applicator: A Little Tool That Can Make a Huge Difference in Your Final Restoration

by Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD; Krisha Shah, BDS

In order to achieve long-lasting adhesive restorations, each detail in the bonding process must be considered. One often over-looked aspect of bonding is the step in which the bonding agent is agitated while being placed on the tooth. Manufacturers of

June 8, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Congenitally Missing Teeth: A Prosthodontic Case Report

by Kaveh Seyedan, DDS, MSc, FICD, FADI, DICOI, FIADFE

Introduction The maxillary lateral incisors are the most common congenitally missing teeth after the upper and lower second premolars. Gender differences are negligible, with women slightly more affected than men.1 Agenesis of the maxillary lateral incisors presents a significant challenge

June 8, 2022 Feature CancerOral HealthOral Surgery

Oral Cancer Prevention: An Important Free Learning Resource

by Richard Cook, BDS. FDS, PhD

The prevention of oral cancer has been a key topic in oral health care for many years, as many oral cancer patients still present de novo at an advanced stage, often thereby jeopardising their ultimate prognosis. Lesion size at presentation

June 8, 2022 Feature General DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

A Dentist in the Mozambican Revolution – Noma, Civil War and More

by Joel Rosenbloom, DDS

My journey to Mozambique began at an early age with a fascination for Africa. I read what I could about the region and memorized all the African capital cities. I always had this dream to work there as a dentist.

May 10, 2022 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Confidence vs Competence in Dentistry

by Bruce V. Freeman, DDS, DOrtho, MSc; Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Definitions Confidence and competence are two words that are neither synonymous nor interchangeable. Confidence must be earned, as when it is simply imagined it can lead to a false sense of security in one’s abilities, which results in, you guessed

May 10, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Sam Kherani

by Oral Health

Dr. Sam Kherani Chief Dental Officer at 123Dentist What are the two key qualities you look for in a new team member? Attitude and good self-esteem. Attitude cannot be taught, but an individual who already has a good attitude can

. This endodontically treated tooth is failing apically and laterally. Auxiliary Finishers produce deep shape, promoting complete treatment and healing.
May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthRoot Canal

The Ultimate Shaping System: An Opening for 3D Cleaning and Filling Root Canals

by Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, FICD, FACD

New and potentially disruptive technologies come to market each year, proclaiming to improve on what came before. Many of these newcomers have virtually no evidence-based research to support claims of better, easier, or faster. Oftentimes, these new brands are merely

Shooting seal bullets.
May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Endodontic Triad: Dead or Alive?

by John West, DDS, MSD

INTRODUCTION “Change is the only constant.” The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited for speaking one of nature’s absolute rules about time and change. However, perhaps because events and things like inventions were slow to change 2,500 years ago, Heraclitus did

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Treatment of Compromised Teeth: The Usual Suspects

by Robert E. Grover, DDS; Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

The unceasing innovations and iterations in dental technologies and materials has taken the sophistication of treatment modalities to an historic level. However, when we are focused on the newness, the thrill of the outcome, we fail to pay attention to

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthRoot Canal

Identifying Clinical Parameters Used by Clinicians to Determine the Need for Biopsy During Surgical Root Canal Procedures

by Lisa Johnson, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Isabel Mello, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

keywords: surgical root canal procedures, histopathology, biopsy, non-endodontic lesions, guidelines Abstract The aim of this study was to identify clinical parameters used by endodontists to determine the need for histopathological assessment of periapical tissues collected during surgical root canal procedures,

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Treatment of Dental Sensitivity

by Akram Gad, DDS; Krisha Shah, BDS; Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a clinical symptom experienced due to exposed dentin from either enamel loss (erosion, abrasion, abfraction) or removal of cementum exposed through gingival recession. DH is seen commonly in patients with gingival recession, dental erosion, toothbrush abrasion,

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Endodontics Through the Looking Glass

by Reza Farshey, DMD, CAGS

Endodontics has changed considerably over the past 60 years, yet the core principles remain unchanged: Instruments are still sequentially used to shape canals, irrigation is still passively delivered into the canals, and canals are still obturated with gutta-percha (GP). As

April 13, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Successful and Efficient Complete Restoration of an Abrasion Dentition

by Cary Brown, DDS; Frankie Acosta

New technologies and modern concepts require close cooperation of the individual partners in dentistry, dental technology and also dental industry. Dr. Cary Brown and dental technician Frankie Acosta, both from California, USA, have worked together for seven years now and

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

The Dawn of a New Day

by Dr Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FICD, FIADFE

Doom and Gloom. That is all that we have been consistently living with for the last 2 years. It’s time for all of this to end. We cannot possibly live comfortably with all of this negativity around us. Is life

April 12, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Mark Hamanishi

by Oral Health

Dr. Mark Hamanishi Chief Orthodontic Officer at 123Dentist How would you define or summarize your practice philosophy? As a digital orthodontist, I’ve made it our goal to consistently deliver dream smiles using some of the most advanced technology available to