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June 7, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and, indeed, all of the dental profession have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for over sixteen months. The first few months were particularly difficult. Oral and maxillofacial surgical care, and dental care in general, was

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June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Re: Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

I wish to thank Joan Hutchings for her timely article but perhaps not for the reasons that she might think. She offers a quote from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) which states adamantly that, “…dental offices

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

In Memoriam: Dr. Howard I. Holmes 1947-2021

by Oral Health

As you enjoy this issue of Oral Health, I would ask that you all observe a moment to honour and celebrate the life of a champion of our Profession. An Oral Health consultant and contributor for over a decade, Dr.

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Burnout in Canadian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

by Tania P. Pynn, BScN, MHS; William J. Montelpare, PhD; Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Studies on occupational stress in healthcare professionals are not new, however limited information is available on stress impact and ultimately burnout in oral and maxillofacial surgeons and residents.1,2 Occupational stress is the outcome of the clash between job-related factors

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Desmoid Fibromatosis of the Maxillofacial Region: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

by Razan Baabdullah, BDS; Jordan Gigliotti, DMD, MD, CM, FRCD(C); Nicholas Makhoul, DMD, MD, FRCD(C), FACS; Sungmi Jung, MD

Introduction: Desmoid tumor (DT), desmoid fibromatosis (DF) or aggressive fibromatosis, is a rare, benign, but locally aggressive, soft tissue tumor.1 The most common sites are the abdominal wall, mesentery, and chest wall.2 Approximately 7-15% of DTs occur in the head

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June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

The Future of Cannabis/Cannabinoid Medicine and Orofacial Pain

by Hance Clarke, MD PhD; Yuvaraj Kotteeswaran, MD

Cannabis and cannabinoid medicine has been around for centuries. A growing number of countries have created a legal framework within which cannabis and its plant extracts are now legally accessible. Although it would be great to embrace cannabis today as

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Keys to the Successful Management of Patients with Pathologic Lesions of Oral Soft Tissues

by Chad Robertson, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Dental professionals must consider themselves the experts in pathological conditions of the oral cavity. This includes not only the teeth, but also the soft tissues and bone surrounding the teeth. There are no medical specialties that have comparable training and

June 7, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Scientists Say They’ve Created Candy That Heals Tooth Enamel

by Dan Robitzski, Neoscope

A team of scientists say they have developed an experimental lozenge, kind of like a breath mint, that could regrow your tooth enamel and strengthen your teeth. Researchers from the University of Washington are preparing to launch clinical trials to

May 31, 2021 News NewsOral Health

WHO World Health Assembly Approves ‘Historic’ Resolution on Oral Health

by FDI World Dental Federation

The 74th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA74) is being held this year from 24 May to 1 June 2021. As a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), FDI ensures oral health is included when

May 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Fanshawe to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Oral Health Clinic

by Fanshawe College

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, Fanshawe College will virtually celebrate the grand opening of its state-of-the-art oral health clinic. The clinic is a learning lab for students in the College’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs. Students will provide quality,

May 26, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dr. Matthew Burton Invents Revolutionary Matrix Wedge Technology to Help Ensure Flawless Class II Composite Restorations; Secures Exclusive Distribution with Young Specialties

by Young Specialties

BurtonBands and VursaWedge solve age-old Class II procedural inefficiencies, eliminating flash while promoting properly formed emergence profiles and impeccable gingival margin seals Frustrated with the limitations of available Class II matrix systems, Illinois practicing dentist Dr. Matthew Burton spent countless

May 26, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Fluoride Expected to Return to Windsor Water Supply in the Fall, Health Unit Says

by CBC

Region’s top doctor says oral health has suffered without fluoride If all goes to plan, fluoridated water will be flowing from local taps this fall for the first time in years, according to the top public health doctor for Windsor and Essex County.

May 20, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry to Host Global Oral Health Event in Support of WHO World Health Assembly—May 26

by NYU College of Dentistry

NYU College of Dentistry’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center, together with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health, will host a virtual event on Wednesday, May 26 on integrating oral health and global health. The meeting will take place on the

May 19, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

A Gentler Strategy for Avoiding Childhood Dental Decay

by University of Pennsylvania

The combination of a carb-heavy diet and poor oral hygiene can leave children with early childhood caries (ECC), a severe form of dental decay that can have a lasting impact on their oral and overall health. A few years ago,

May 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The Pandemic Was Bad for Our Teeth. Will It Change Oral Health Forever?

by The New York Times Magazine

There are early indications that the pandemic is taking a serious, and potentially long-lasting, toll on our oral health. In September, even before the winter coronavirus surge in the United States, an American Dental Association survey found that more than

May 17, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry to Host Oral Health Policy and Research Symposium–June 11

by NYU College of Dentistry

Virtual Event Marks Inaugural Symposium for NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management The NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management will host the PROHmotion Symposium—Policy & Research in Oral Health: Moving Forward—on Friday, June 11,

May 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Face Equality Week 2021

by AboutFace

Today marks the start of Face Equality Week! This global, annual campaign highlights the issues encountered by people with facial differences, and advances advocacy for a better, fairer world for the facial difference community. This year’s theme is education. During the week

May 12, 2021 News NewsOral HealthOverall Health

Study Examines Connection Between Oral and General Health in Patients with Diabetes

by American Academy of Family Physicians

Individuals with diabetes are at greater risk of developing oral health issues, like gum disease, yet care for these linked health issues are usually disconnected, split between primary care and dental care. A research team from the University of Amsterdam

The Best Defence to COVID-19 is a Healthy Mouth
May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Best Defence to COVID-19 is a Healthy Mouth

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

This past year has been a challenge and we have all felt the impact that COVID-19 has played in our lives, both professionally and personally. Anxiety levels are at an all-time high. There is fear for contracting the virus for

Pandemic Dental
May 10, 2021 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

The Impacts of the Pandemic on Dental Practice: A Shift in the Oral Health Paradigm

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, dental practices continue facing unprecedented challenges on both personal and professional levels. We have had to cope with the universal concerns about health risks to our patients, families, and ourselves. Added to our