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June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Metastatic Colorectal And Lung Adenocarcinoma To The Oral Cavity: A Report Of Two Cases

by Johnson Cheung, DDS, MSc, BMSc; Nicholas Emanuele, DDS, BBA; Amy Suhr, DDS, BA, Diplomate ABOMS; Guy Barzan, DDS, MD, MSc; Martin Bullock, MD; Chad Robertson, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Metastatic dissemination to the jaws and oral cavity is a rare phenomenon for the natural course and progression of cancer. Amongst all oral malignancies, metastatic tumors account for only 1% of cases.1 However, in up to 25% of cases,

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Vigilance Is Subject To Fatigue

by Kevin McCann

From 30 May until 1 June 2019, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons from across Canada will convene in Calgary, AB for the 66th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS). The meeting is an excellent

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – What is That?

by Bruce R. Pynn

The Internationally recognized specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) has its historic origins through innovations arising from the care of the wounded in theatres of global conflict. The combined skills of Medicine and Dentistry that were acquired through these

May 18, 2019 News News

Dental Assistant Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Minor During Surgery

by Abigail Constantino, WTOP

A dental surgical assistant from Montgomery County, Maryland, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager during oral surgery. Mervin Alexander Rivas-Chang, of Germantown, could face years in jail for sexually abusing a then-17-year-old girl. His sentencing is scheduled

April 22, 2019 News News

Osteoporosis Drugs Shouldn’t Prevent Getting Oral Surgery

by Harvard Women's Health Watch

A dentist refers a woman to an oral surgeon because she needs a tooth pulled. But upon reviewing her chart, the oral surgeon turns her away. The reason? She’s taking a common medication to treat her osteoporosis, a condition that

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Improved Long-Term Treatment Outcomes of Teeth with Deep Pockets and Reduced Periodontal Support by Periodontal Regenerative Surgery

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Mary Dabuleanu, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Introduction Periodontal regenerative medicine encompasses a spectrum of procedures that restore lost tooth-supporting hard and soft tissue, thereby reversing some of the damage caused by periodontal disease. This is in contrast with repair of periodontal tissues that was the staple

October 11, 2018 Product Spotlight

Planmeca Introduces Next Generation of Dental Imaging Technology – Viso

by Planmeca

Oral surgeons will be among the first dental professionals to experience the new Planmeca Viso™, which debuts at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons meeting in Chicago this week.  Attendees can view Planmeca’s latest entry in digital technology

August 30, 2018 News NewsOral Surgery

Oklahoma Oral Surgeons Help Patients Preserve Stem Cells

by Jessica Bruno, Oklahoma's News

Local oral surgeons are now offering a new, innovative way for patients to preserve their stem cells through their wisdom teeth. Dr. Robert Bryan and Dr. Jeremy Goodson of Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, near Meridian and Memorial, are offering

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Early Identification and Aggressive Intervention Improve Survival in Necrotizing Head and Neck Infections

by Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

NOTE: GRAPHIC IMAGES Introduction Necrotizing soft tissue infections of the head and neck constitute a small proportion of all head and neck infections, but have significant morbidity and historically mortality rates of up to 50%. 1-4 Necrotizing infections may be

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Correction of Temporomandibular Ankylosis

by Johan P. Reyneke, BChD, MChD, FCMFOS, PhD; Carlo Ferretti, BDS, MDent, FCD(SA)MFOS

Trauma to the mandibular condyle or infection in the temporomandibular joint (e.g. septicaemia or chronic mastoiditis) in a paediatric patient can have a marked impact on facial development, particularly in the small percentage of patients that develop ankylosis. Ankylosis implies

Hematoma
June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Development of a Rare Deep Temporal Space Hematoma Secondary to Blunt Facial Trauma in a Pediatric Patient

by Johnson Cheung, BMSc, MSc, DDS; Bradley Fisher, BMedSc, MSc, DDS, MD; Benjamin Davis, DDS, BSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction A hematoma is an abnormal collection of blood outside of a vessel that is still confined within a tissue space. A common cause of a hematoma is traumatic injury to a blood vessel wall. The location of the blood

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Lingual Nerve Injury: Surgical Anatomy and Management

by Yasser Alali, DDS MSc (candidate); Harshdeep Mangat, BSc, MD, DMD, MSc; Marco F. Caminiti, BSc, DDS, Med, FRCD(C)

Introduction The Lingual nerve (LN) is a branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve (V3) that is responsible for general somatic afferent (sensory) innervation. It supplies the mucous membranes of the mandibular lingual gingiva, floor of the mouth

crown and bridge
June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Aesthetic Crown and Bridge Restorations Using a Fully Digital Workflow

by Marc Mollot, BSc, DMD

Introduction: The Digital Revolution in Dentistry Whether or not a clinician is working under the model of an in-house chairside milling solution or a more traditional lab-based relationship, digital scanner capture for crown and bridge restorations offers significant advantages over

CAOMS
June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

How Ransomware and Data Theft will Change the Face of Dentistry

by Ian Furst, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Ian Thornton-Trump, CD, CEH, CNDA, CSA

If you have never heard of the Wannacry virus, it’s a story you need to know. On March 14, 2017, Microsoft issued a patch for a flaw in their operating system. A flaw that could allow a malicious actor to

Orbital and Ocular Trauma
June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

The Role of the Dentist in Recognizing Orbital and Ocular Trauma

by Matthew D. Morrison, DMD, MD, MSc; Henry J. Lapointe, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C); Jerrald E. Armstrong, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction General dentists and dental specialists alike are often called upon by Emergency Department (ED) physicians to assess patients with dental injuries and concomitant maxillofacial trauma. Whether the assessment occurs in the ED, the hospital ward, or the private dental

June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

State-Of-The-Art Geriatric Dental Centre Now Part of Baycrest Campus

by Oral Health

 As part of a recent centennial celebration, Baycrest revealed the latest donor-funded renovations and new spaces on campus, created to better serve the aging population. Among these spaces is the new Alpha Omega Dental Centre for Geriatric Care, a dental

CAOMS
June 4, 2018 Feature Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral HealthViewpoint

CAOMS Update

by Catherine Dale, Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

The Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS) is a not-for-profit organization that serves the needs of hundreds of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons across Canada. It is designed to support the ongoing practise requirements of OMFS and ensure that

CAOMS
June 4, 2018 Feature EditorialOral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral Health

Wisdom Tooth Removal: 25 Years Smarter?

by Dr. Tim Sands, Dr. Bruce Pynn

In 1993, we wrote an editorial for Oral Health entitled “Wisdom Teeth: To Extract or Not?” and our accompanying two-part review on the current concepts and controversies involving third molar surgery. The articles provided a discussion of the indications for

June 15, 2017 Product Spotlight

BEGO Semados® Trays Optimised for Safe Handling

by BEGO Implant Systems

The new plastic surgical trays are manufactured in a two-component injection moulding process. The silicone stoppers for retaining the instruments are firmly attached to the tray base as a result. This considerably reduces the time needed for processing because it

June 5, 2017 Feature OcclusionOral Surgery

Not All Occlusal Splints Are Created Equally

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

Splint therapy has become one of the most prevalent aspects of dentistry over the last number of years. Patients are presenting with multiple reasons for needing this type of dental intervention. From TMJ pain to severely wearing away the enamel