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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.

June 8, 2022 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Joint Statement from the Oral Health Professions Regulators

by College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

The CDHO has partnered with Ontario’s oral health regulatory Colleges to produce the following statement on fallow times and closed operatories. This statement is endorsed by: Glenn Pettifer – Registrar/CEO, CDHO Roderick Tom-Ying – Acting Registrar/CEO, CDO Dan Faulkner –

June 8, 2022 News News

Russian-born Dentist Does Pro Bono Dental Work for Ukrainian Refugee


On a recent morning in Solana Beach, Olena Vorobiova sat down for a dental procedure delayed by the war in Ukraine. “We are in a very serious and heartbreaking situation,” Vorobiova said in translated Russian. “We have nothing other than

June 7, 2022 News NewsOral Health

ODA Calling on Newly Elected Government to Fix Ontario’s Dental Programs

by ODA

For more than 30 years, Dr. Lisa Bentley has been providing dental care to thousands of people in Mississauga and has seen first-hand how badly underfunded Ontario’s dental programs are. As the new president of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA),

June 6, 2022 News DentistryNews

Inside the Corporate Dash to Buy Up Dentists’ Offices, Veterinary Clinics and Pharmacies

by The Globe and Mail

Jordyn Hewer had a plan: Go to veterinary school, get a decade of experience under his belt and then buy his own practice. The first two steps went off without a hitch. He graduated from the University of Montreal’s veterinary

June 1, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Study May Explain Why People with Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are Prone to Tooth Decay

by Rutgers University

People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are prone to tooth decay, and a new study from Rutgers may explain why: reduced strength and durability of enamel and dentin, the hard substance under enamel that gives structure to

May 25, 2022 News DentistryNews

Path to Sustainable Dentistry Needs Industry-Wide Change

by Cam Buchan, Western News

When Dr. Les Kalman learned of the dental industry’s global initiative to develop a statement on sustainability for the oral health-care profession, he felt the call to contribute. “I think we can all agree that human activity has negatively affected

May 25, 2022 News News

Ontario Dental Association Calls on Province to Fix Existing Dental Programs, Before Launching Any New Ones

by CBC

All three of Ontario’s main parties are promising to provide dental care to more people should they form government after the election, but the president of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) said the province should fix its existing dental programs

May 25, 2022 News NewsOral Health

In a Bid to Improve Accuracy, U of T Students Give Wikipedia’s Dental and Oral Health Content a Checkup

by University of Toronto

Many students use Wikipedia as a source of information multiple times a week, if not every day. But what happens when that information lacks accuracy and proper citations? It’s a problem the Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools (WCODS) aims to address in

May 24, 2022 News DentistryNews

Thousands of Dentists Stop Providing NHS Services

by Gazette

Thousands of high street dentists in England are “severing ties” with the NHS, which could leave millions of patients “with no options,” leading dentists have warned. The British Dental Association (BDA) said that if the current trend continues “this is

May 18, 2022 News NewsRoot Canal

Tooth Survival After Root Canal Varies Widely Across U.S. Regions

by McKnights

Tooth longevity can range from nine to 20 years after a root canal procedure, depending in part on where one lives, a new study has found. The study is the first of its kind to include community dental clinics, where

May 18, 2022 News DentistryNews

USask Collaboration Establishes First Dental Therapy Degree Program in Canada

by University of Saskatchewan

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has given its support for a new national dental therapy educational program and approved $2.1 million in funding to establish the program, which will be run collaboratively through a partnership between the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority

May 16, 2022 News DentistryNews

Dentist Treated Patients During Lockdown, Faces Disciplinary Charge

by NZHerald

A “renowned” dentist allegedly flouted lockdown rules and performed extractions and dental implants on patients in the early months of New Zealand’s Covid-19 outbreak. The treatments did not qualify as urgent or emergency care, the Dental Council argued before the

May 12, 2022 News Community outreachNews

Bakery Donates $8,000 for New Dental X-ray Machine at Windsor Regional Hospital

by CTV News

A bakery has “doughnated” $8,000 toward a new machine for Windsor Regional Hospital’s paediatric unit. COBS Bread made the donation to the hospital on Tuesday after collecting funds through March and April for its “Doughnation Day” campaign for a new

May 11, 2022 News Dental StudentsDental TechnologyImplantologyNews

NYU Dentistry Performs First Dental Student-led Robot-assisted Dental Implant Surgery

by NYU College of Dentistry

Robotic technology enhances dental education and clinical practice Dental students at NYU College of Dentistry became the first in the U.S. to perform dental implant surgery using state-of-the-art robotic technology. NYU Dentistry is one of only three dental schools in

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