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December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Prescribing Hydrogen Peroxide in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease

by Tanya Dunlap, PhD

Antibiotics used for the treatment of periodontal disease have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. One concern lies in the rise of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, complicating treatment and posing general health risks. Some patients want to avoid antibiotics

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention DentistryPublic Health

Oral Clinical Manifestations of Patients Infected with Zika Virus

by Walter L. Siqueira; David Zuanazzi; Zohaib Khurshid; Rabia Sannam Khan; Thais Marchini de Oliverira; Paula K. Jorge; Yuliya Mulyar; Maria Aparecida A. M. Machado

Few studies have described ZIKV manifestations in the mouth of infected patients. Recently, Brasil et al. reported local hyperemia and petechiae on the hard palate of an infected patient. 1 Some viruses are transmitted through saliva, including herpes simplex virus

November 23, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Implant Screws: What Every Dentist Should Know

by Peter McDermott, BA, MA, DDS, MSc. Prosthodontics, FRCD(C)

It is important for the clinician who is restoring an implant, whether it be with a single crown, a fixed or removable prosthesis, to understand the mechanics of a threaded fastener or a screw and why screws may become loose.

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProsthodontics

Treatment Planning: The Full Mouth Reconstruction

by Antonio Mancuso, DDS, MAGD

Every patient with extreme tooth wear has unique treatment needs, and all of these needs may not be addressed specifically in this article. The general guidelines for treatment of these patients include the following: 1. A comprehensive examination, including a

November 23, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Predictable Immediate Implant Prosthetics: Part 2

by Natalie Y. Wong

Introduction This article discusses a novel protocol to deliver a full-arch immediate fixed provisional prosthesis, which is clinically accurate and predictable. Detailed steps are outlined and documented that enables conversion of the provisional into a fixed screw-retained final prosthesis after

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProsthodontics

Forward to the Past: Dentistry in the Information Age

by René Brewer

A Crisis of Trust In a Gallup poll taken in November 2012, Americans were asked to rate service providers, including dentists, on ethical standards and honesty. Among health professionals, nurses came out on top with 85 percent of respondents rating

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProsthodontics

Grafting with Biomaterials – Did You Get Consent?

by Tina Kokosis, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), FICOI Certified Specialist in Periodontics

I remember my first days as a new dentist and my introduction to the great debate over amalgam restorations vs. composite restorations. Today, we no longer place an amalgam or resin restoration without having a discussion with our patients over

November 23, 2016 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthProsthodontics

Synergy of Aesthetics and Biomechanics

by Mark Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C); Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C), FACP

The following article will illustrate a comprehensive full mouth reconstruction therapy with treatment objectives for Aesthetics and Biomechanics. Our patient (N.B.) presented to the office with the pre-existing dental treatment done from another country as illustrated in photos 1 and

November 23, 2016 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Altering Vertical Dimension with Bonded Composite

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract This case report demonstrates the importance of careful diagnosis and treatment planning to effectively treat a worn dentition in a conservative manner while maximizing the long-term prognosis. The patient presented having completed orthodontic treatment with a significantly worn dentition

November 23, 2016 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Modern Biomaterials: What, Where, When and Why

by Brenton Winnett, CD, MSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); Slawek Bilko, RDT

Lifelike aesthetics in prosthodontics has been a moving target since the dawn of modern dentistry. The definition of what meets the contemporary understanding of a clinically acceptable prosthesis has always been dependent upon what is considered possible and practical at the

November 23, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

The Rule of 3 “P”s

by Dr. Mark H. E. Lin

As a long time devout Christian, I have listened to many inspiring sermons by numerous Pastors over the years. One particular Pastor’s sermon style stands out in my mind with a transferrable concept that is very practical and relative to

Face Masks
October 18, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryOral HealthPeriodonticsPractice Operations

Update: Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review

by Oral Health

If you are looking for “Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review” by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC, it has been removed. The content was published in 2016 and is no longer relevant in our current climate. Please note

October 18, 2016 Feature ImplantologyMaterials & TechnologyOral SurgeryPeriodonticsRestorative Dentistry

A Stepwise Approach: Restoring a Failed Maxillary Anterior Tooth

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

Introduction This case report will discuss a staged approach for the delivery of implant therapy in the upper anterior jaw. A crown-down surgical approach was used to help determine the ideal prosthetic location for implant placement. Cone beam CT imaging

Superfood
October 18, 2016 Feature DentistryOral HealthPeriodonticsPublic Health

“Superfood”: A Connection with Periodontal Health?

by Wendy E. Ward, Professor & Canada Research Chair Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University

“Superfood” – a term we are increasingly exposed to in our daily life. From food packaging, trendy beverage vendors and cafes, books promising a way to lose weight or live longer, or in the broader media, the term is everywhere.

Sinus Lift
October 18, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPeriodontics

Sinus Lift: An Update

by Hendrik Doering

The sinus lift is a recognized method for augmentation if the bone volume for implantation at first seems inadequate in posterior aspect of the maxilla. When the practitioner plans for such a procedure, the question is often as to whether

October 18, 2016 Feature Dental TechnologyImplantologyOral SurgeryPeriodontics

Case Report: The Titanium Smile

by Daniel Kobric, BSc, DMD, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Achieving ideal esthetics in addition to restoring the patient’s function is every clinician’s goal. Successful outcomes in restorative dentistry are well documented in publications and readily displayed in practice promotional materials. Although most patients are happy with the treatment outcomes,

granuloma
October 18, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPatient ManagementPeriodontics

Careful Communication Cuts the Cost of Complications

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA, Certified Specialist in Periodontics; Assunta Piccini, CDAII; Stephanie Klok, BA, RDH

A 72-year-old female patient was referred to our office by her physician with the chief concern of a large granuloma on her lower lip. The patient had a medical history positive for hypertension, thyroid disease, hypercholesterolemia, osteopenia, sinusitis and eczema.

October 18, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthOral SurgeryPeriodontics

Dental Implant Prosthetics: Using a Modified Installation Technique

by Emil L. A. Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Abstract Many clinicians prefer to install implant prosthetics by the screw-in method because they believe that this method allows for prosthesis retrievability. However, retrievability does not result from the prosthesis installation method, but relates to “Retrievability Features” created by the

October 18, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneEditorialPeriodontics

The (Best Available) Evidence-Based Dentistry – “Go ahead, make my day and don’t floss!”

by Dr. Peter Birek

Well, it’s more accurate to say that an investigative journalist from Associated Press (AP) looked at the evidence about the effectiveness of flossing, and came to the conclusion that flossing does not help humanity. Since then, every patient and their

September 13, 2016 Feature DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

SIROWORLD 2016: An Overview

by Oral Health

Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company ™, concluded 2016’s SIROWORLD: The Ultimate Dental Meeting on Saturday, Aug 13. The event closed after three days of countless networking opportunities, comprehensive and educational clinical content, a wide-ranging trade show floor and exceptional