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October 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Green Shield Canada Grants $450,000 to Boost Oral and Mental Health

by Windsor Star

Refugees and newcomers to Canada often have many barriers to overcome, but thanks to a $95,000 grant from Green Shield Canada, oral health should not be one of them. “The money will allow us to provide navigation and accessibility to

October 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Oral Science Presents the EMS AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master and Guided Biofilm Therapy at the Journées dentaires internationales du Québec

by Oral Science

At Oral Science, we are very proud to have recently established a premier partnership with EMS to introduce this new and revolutionary component of EMS offerings in Canada; Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT). Guided Biofilm Therapy is a therapeutic 8 step

October 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Researchers Develop New Technique to Improve Understanding of How Acid Damages Teeth

by University of Surrey

The University of Surrey and the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham have developed a new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth at the microstructural level. The researchers performed a technique called “in situ synchrotron

October 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Nine-Year-Old Girl Left in Tears By Long Wait for Dental Treatment

by BBC

A girl has been left “crying in the night” after waiting nine months to have a tooth removed. Grace, nine, from Leicestershire, was put on a list in January but needs a general anaesthetic to have it extracted. Her mother,

October 8, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

Power of Partnerships and Perpetual Reinvention

by Peter Fritz, DDS, PhD, MBA, LLM (C)

It’s been over a year since we have been asked to lead our teams through the crisis and attempt to dismantle the disruption. Much progress has been made, but it’s never made alone and no one can forecast exactly how

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor Response: COVID-19 and its Effect on Surgeons

by David J. Psutka, D.D.S., F.R.C.D.(C)

I read with great interest the response letter written by Dr. Mark Antosz to my editorial published in Oral Health in the June issue of this year. Dr. Antosz’s letter appeared in the August issue. The purpose of my editorial

October 8, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Chandan Advani

by Oral Health

Dr. Chandan Advani Co-CEO of Brush Dental Clinics, Toronto, Ontario What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? The one thing I appreciate now is just how valuable and

October 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Host-Modulation Therapy for Peri-Implantitis: Current Systemic and Future Medical Applications Recognizing the Potential Systemic Impact of Peri-Implantitis on Systemic Disease

by Steve Chang, DDS, MSc; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD, FRCD(C); Lorne Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc, MDSc; Joseph Bacigalupo, DDS; Timo Sorsa, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD; Philip M. Preshaw, BDS, FDSRCSEd, PhD, EDS; Hsi-Ming-Lee, PhD Howard C. Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip Perio, PhD, FRCD(C)

Introduction It is well known that current strategies for managing peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis are highly varied, and in many cases, unpredictable. This is an important issue since evidence suggests that the prevalence of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis range from

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October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Physical Activity to Support Periodontal Health

by Hannah E. Young, BKin, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD

Providing patients with proper oral hygiene instruction is recognized as an important part of dental hygiene appointments – but should we also be encouraging patients to exercise for oral health benefits? The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines recommend adults accumulate at

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Plant-Based Diet and Periodontal Health

by Larissa J. Rowdon, BHK, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BAS, MSc, PhD

ERIODONTAL DISEASE AND A PLANT-BASED DIET What is a ‘plant-based diet’? Essentially, this is an umbrella term that describes a diet characterized by a focus on food sources from plants with a lower, although not necessarily eliminated, consumption of animal

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Novel Simplified Stepwise Approach to Diagnosing Periodontal Diseases and Conditions

by Braedan R.J. Prete, BSc (Honours); Siavash Hassanpour, DDS, MSc, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C); Jim Y. Lai, DMD, MSc (Perio), EdD, FRCD(C); Ryan Schure, DDS, MSc (Perio), FRCD(C)

Abstract Background: The classification system for periodontal diseases and conditions was revised in 2017. Evidence-based criteria were developed, and extensive revisions made, to reflect advancements regarding the etiology and progression of periodontal diseases. Among the many updates made to the

October 8, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPeriodontics

A New Tool for Cleaning Excess Resin Cement

by Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD PhD; Bushra Nizami, BDS, Krisha Shah BDS

Cleaning excess cement after cementation of a crown is a tedious but important clinical procedure. Failure to remove excess cement can lead to plaque accumulation, gingival inflammation and possibly even bone loss.1 Removal of cement is even more difficult when

October 8, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Rehabilitation of Both Failing Implants and Remaining Dentition with Implant Overdentures: A Case Report Part 2: Prosthetic Treatment

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

Introduction This publication is a continuation of the case report published in 2020, on rehabilitation of both failing implants and remaining dentition with implant overdentures. Prosthetic treatment was delayed last year due to COVID-19.Advertisement Prosthetic Treatment The patient’s provisional upper

Red-stained smile in adolescent from daily use of BQ. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Prior.
October 8, 2021 Feature Oral cancerOral HealthPeriodontics

Oral Cancer as a Result of Betel Quid Use: An Interventional Analysis of Betel Quid Prevention and Cessation in Papua New Guinea Adolescents and the Role of Dentists as Global Citizens

by Meagan J. Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN, MN, CSRS, NP(c); Jordan M. Mackenzie, BSc, DDS IV

Ared-stained smile, often observed in Asia-Pacific populations, is the hallmark of betel quid (BQ), a carcinogenic seed chewed by an estimated 600 million people globally (Ping-Ho et al., 2017). This practice is deeply rooted in Asia-Pacific culture; however, BQ is

October 8, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral HealthPeriodontics

Removal of Impacted Third Molars: High Speed Bur or Piezosurgery?

by Robert A. Green, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C); Daniel M. Laskin DDS, MS, DSc (hon); Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

Approximately 20 percent of the general population have impacted teeth, the majority of which are third molars.1 Therefore, the removal of impacted teeth is one of the most common procedures to be performed in oral surgery practices.2 It is also

October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPractice management

Online Scheduling Becomes a Must-Have for Dental Practices

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

If you’re depending on patients to call your practice to schedule an appointment, you’re missing out. More people than ever want to be able to book an appointment directly from your website, social media sites, and Google My Business page.

October 7, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Niagara Falls Community Health Centre and Green Shield Canada Partner to Create Innovative Dental Public Health Program

by The Niagara Falls Community Health Centre

The Niagara Falls Community Health Centre (NFCHC) and Green Shield Canada (GSC) are partnering to create the Green Door Oral Health Fund – an innovative dental public health program – that will offer access to dental care throughout the region,

September 30, 2021 News NewsOral HealthPediatric dentistry

How We Can All Help Improve Standards of Care for Children with Clefts to Optimize Their Oral Health

by FDI World Dental Federation

Globally, every three minutes a baby is born with a cleft, that’s 540 babies every day. Babies born with a cleft often struggle to eat, breathe, hear, speak, and thrive. Every child has the right to good oral health, which

September 30, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dental Care: The Best, Worst and Unproven Tools to Care for Your Teeth, According to a University at Buffalo Study

by The University at Buffalo

Study suggests interdental brushes and water picks work best to prevent gum disease, finds no extra power in powered toothbrushes, lists best mouth rinses and more Do probiotics prevent gum disease? Is flossing necessary? Many patients are unable to confidently

September 16, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Cetacaine Non-Injectable Topical Anesthetic is Available Through Oral Science

by Oral Science

Cetacaine is a non-injectable liquid topical anesthetic that will allow you to treat your patients with a profound, long-lasting and cost-effective anesthesia. Mechanism of Action The combination of benzocaine (short duration for a quick onset in 30 seconds), tetracaine hydrochloride (slow