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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

September 13, 2016 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental CareOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Resolving Colour and Crowding

by Tyler Wynne, DDS

Introduction For some of our patients, esthetics is not a chief concern as lip posture accommodation has enabled them to hide their smile. A precipitating event, such as an accident resulting in dental trauma or critical comment from a stranger

Soft tissue modification
September 13, 2016 Feature Dental TechnologyDentistryOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Diode Laser for Implant Uncovery and Soft Tissue Modification

by Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI, DADIA

Abstract Diode lasers have become more widely used in dental clinical practice and have demonstrated a safe effective method for treatment in and around implants that require soft tissue modification to either expose the implant for the restorative phase or

September 13, 2016 Feature DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Digital Dentistry Series: Digital Orthodontics

by Bobby Chagger, BSc, DDS

Digital dentistry has been embraced in our daily practice from the use of digital radiography to the fabrication of CAD/CAM restorations. The transformation in office economics, treatment philosophy, staff productivity and case presentation which accompany this shift in practice are

September 13, 2016 Feature DentalDentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

2016 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards Including Roundtable Interview

by Oral Health

This year, the most prestigious award for dental industry companies, will transition sponsorship from the Pride Institute to the newly launched Cellerant Consulting Group, founded by Dr. Lou Shuman. The Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award, formerly known as The

September 13, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOrthodontics

DIY Orthodontics For Just $60!

by Dr. Randy Lang

Responding to an exponentially increasing number of online tutorials and websites, that claim to teach consumers how to straighten their own teeth, the American Association of Orthodontics has issued a series of television and radio public service announcements warning about

August 22, 2016 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentalDentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Guide: How to Whiten Teeth

by Oral Health

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August 4, 2016 Feature Dental CareImplantologyPublic Health

Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry: “Patient Related” Risk Factors

by Murray Arlin, DDS, Dip. Perio, FRCD(C)

This article is the second in a series for Oral Health. The first article was published in the August 2015 issue, with the title “Surgical Risk Factors in Implant Dentistry: Influence on Failures and Bone Loss”. Table 1 in this

August 4, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral Surgery

Dynamic Surgical Guidance to Facilitate Dental Implant Placement: A Case Report

by Jill Bashutski, DDS, MS, FRCD(C); Stéfan M. Piché, DMD

Introduction The long-term success of dental implant surgery is dependent, in part, on accurate planning and placement of the implant.1 Currently, there are many digital planning systems available to aid the clinician in pre-operative treatment planning, although the main challenge

August 4, 2016 Feature DentalImplantology

Innovation Comes to Life: Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2016

by Oral Health

Waldorf Astoria, NYC A continuous increase in demand for dental implant treatments as a result of growing consumer awareness, an ageing population, growing accessibility as well as greater product availability, has accelerated the demand for education in this field.Advertisement With

August 4, 2016 Feature EditorialImplantology

Advances in Implant Dentistry

by Dr. Mark Nicolucci

I am honoured to have been selected as an editor for the implantology issue of Oral Health. My father, Blake Nicolucci, has had an extensive career full of accolades and I can only hope to achieve some of what he

August 4, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral Surgery

An Updated Approach to Ridge Preservation

by Raman Kohli, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

In a perfect world, after the extraction of a tooth, there would be complete preservation and restoration of the original ridge volume via the natural process of tissue modeling, which is ideal for future implant placement. Commonly, and unfortunately, this

August 4, 2016 Feature Dental CareImplantologyOral Surgery

CAD-CAM Surgical Guides for Implantology: The New, The Old and The Essential

by Yvan Poitras, DMD; Alex Pena, DMD

Introduction The use of a surgical guide is nothing new or revolutionary as clinicians have always had a need to more precisely position implants during surgery. Nearly 25 years ago, we at the Institut Canadien d’Implantologie developed a surgical guide.

August 4, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral SurgeryRestorative Dentistry

Predictable Enhanced Esthetics in Implant Restorations

by Robert S. Rosenfeld, DDS

Much has evolved about the placement protocols and usage of endosseous dental implants. Early on, the osseointegration of dental implants was imagined as a way to restore patients with total or near-total edentulism, through the stabilization of a removable prosthesis.