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December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

Effective Periodontal Charting Leads to Effective Periodontal Care

by Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd.

Periodontitis has now been established as a major chronic inflammatory disease. There exist significant links to systemic health conditions under the umbrella of the “oral systemic link”. Recent epidemiologic research has linked periodontal pathogens to several systemic diseases, including cardiovascular

October 13, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

Never Waste a Good Crisis: An Opportunity to Bounce Forward

by Dr. Peter Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA

Given the requirement for aerosol generating procedures to provide effective dental treatment, the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for all dental professionals. As leaders of our teams, dentists are used to being prepared for all sorts of emergencies. However,

October 13, 2020 Feature Gum DiseaseOral HealthPeriodontics

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Periodontal Disease: Is There a Link?

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

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? When young women experience infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles, it is quite common for them to receive a diagnosis of PCOS from their physician. PCOS affects 4-21% of reproductive age women and is the

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Demonstrating Resilience in a Professional Program During COVID-19: Top Five Pieces of Advice

by Meagan Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN; Jordan Mackenzie, BSc

The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected everyone in some way. The combination of stressors seems endless – the fear of contracting the virus, losing a job, losing a loved one, and increased workloads for front-line health care workers – just

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Prebiotics: Not Only For Gut Health?

by Carly A.R. Zanatta, BSc, ; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD

Our gut and oral cavity are home to the largest and second largest microbiomes, respectively, in the human body. Together, these microbiomes are intrinsically linked to our overall health in a complex relationship. While the presence of certain oral bacteria

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOverall HealthPeriodontics

The Mindful Dentist: How Incorporating This Simple Practice Can Help You Manage Stress, Improve Client Relationships and Feel Better Overall

by Madina Knight and Daniel Cordaro

Floss. Brush. Rinse. These simple instructions for healthy teeth seem easy enough. So why is it that only 4% of Canadians follow this dentist-recommended regimen? In a survey1 run by Crest and Oral B, most people cited fatigue and lack

autotransplantation
October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Use of a Three-Dimensional Printed Model for Autotransplanting a Maxillary Third Molar: A 3-Year Radiographic and Tomographic Follow-Up

by Dr. Felipe RestrepoDDS ; Dr. Paula Villa, DDS; Dr. David Arango, DDS; Jorge Vera, DDS, MEndod, PhD (Hon)

Abstract Tooth autotransplantation is defined as the surgical movement of a tooth from one alveolar socket to another in the same individual. It is a viable option to replace teeth lost or having a poor prognosis. The treatment plan included

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Malignant Transformation of an Odontogenic Cyst: Report of Two Cases

by Amanda Vincci Chiu DDS; Melanie Gilbert DMD, MSc; Nick Blanas DDS, MSc, FRCDC; Hagen B. E. Klieb DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Introduction Primary intraosseous squamous cell carcinoma’ (PIOSCC) is a rare malignancy arising centrally within the jaw with no connection to the surface oral mucosa.1 The putative source of the epithelium giving rise to the carcinoma is remnants of odontogenic epithelium

October 13, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Rehabilitation of Both Failing Implants and Remaining Dentition with Implant Overdentures: A Case Report

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

Introduction A removable overdenture prosthesis is a practical rehabilitative alternative to a conventional complete denture as it is more comfortable, retentive, and satisfying for patients. It is a cost-effective alternative to a fixed implant-supported complete denture.1 Advancements in diagnostic, surgical

Aerosols in Dentistry The bacterial contamination of the room air during an AIRFLOW® treatment
October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Aerosols in Dentistry: The Bacterial Contamination of the Room Air During an AIRFLOW® Treatment

by Marcel Donnet, Klaus-Dieter Bastendorf, Magda Mensi, Adrian Lussi

Abstract Dentists and scientists, supported by EMS, have measured bacterial contamination of room air during an AIRFLOW® treatment in two scenarios (without and with special protective measures). Although the results of this investigation cannot be transferred analogously to a possible

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Pre-Orthodontic Periodontal Considerations: Establishing a Rationale and Timeline for Periodontal Intervention

by Yair Lenga, DDS

Introduction: The proliferation of novel appliances in modern orthodontics, that are discreet or even completely undetectable, has encouraged a growing number of patients from adolescents to adults to seek out treatment. While referrals to an orthodontist are often made to

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Four Team Members, One Goal: A Transformation Story

by Jordan Soll DDS; Yair Lenga, Dip. Perio.; Emily Singer, Dip. Ortho.; Steve Somerville, RDT

ABSTRACT Quite often patients have the desire to improve their oral care and appearance but don’t know where to start. Compounding the problem is that when the patient is seeking solutions, they are often turned away or trivialized because their

DMC’s 2019 Grenada dental mission trip
October 8, 2019 Feature CharityOral HealthPeriodontics

A Love Affair: DMC’s 2019 Grenada Dental Mission Trip

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Hello soul. I see you there. No more defences.  NowhereAdvertisement for you to hide.  No cloak to wear. You can’t prepare and I shall not spare you from me. For I am self-aware. Rise up now soul.  Burn hot and flare

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening

by Dre Nancy Mouradian DMD, FRCD(C), Cert. Paro, Dip. ABP Professeure assistante, Parodontiste Faculté de médecine dentaire, Université Laval, Québec, Canada; Tal Rapoport, DMD

Introduction With the continued high demand for esthetic dentistry, gingival health is among the first fundamental esthetic objectives during treatment planning. Diseased gingival tissues will possess a negative impact on a smile. The literature is replete with articles describing cosmetic

October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The New Canada Food Guide: Considerations For Periodontal Health

by Jennifer R. Beaudette; Carly A.R. Zanatta; Wendy E. Ward

The Updated Canada Food Guide This year marked the first update to the Canada Food Guide (CFG) since 2007. The highly recognizable rainbow showing different food groups was replaced with a plate of food – known as the ‘Eat Well

A zirconia hybrid abutment in place
October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Stock Abutments Cause Problems – Preventable By A Well-Designed Prosthesis Installation System

by Emil LA Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Why do I need to use special custom abutments for the restoration of my implants? I have been using stock abutments for a long time and I have cases that are 20 years old. I am not having any problems.

October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontologyProsthodontics

Periodontal And Prosthodontic Management Of Class III Malocclusion: A Case Report

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

Introduction Modern implant dentistry has been shown to yield excellent well-documented long-term results, with 10-year success and survival rates above 95%.1 Dentists now have the choice of using an array of preoperative planning tools, both conventional and computer-aided, to help

October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontology

The Fonthill Implant Care Protocol: A Critical Update

by Peter C. Fritz; Donna M. Lavoie; Roxanne More; Linda M. Dakin; Angie Nahli; Amanda B. Longo

It has been eight years since we published our Supportive Periodontal Implant Maintenance Protocol1 which has been shared and implemented in dental practices and hygiene colleges across the globe. With the exciting new periodontal and peri-implant classifications published simultaneously by

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October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontology

Peri-Implant Diseases And Conditions: An Executive Summary Of The New Global Classification System For The Busy Dental Professional – Part II

by Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MB

In 2017, the world of periodontology was redefined with significant updates to the classification system for periodontal and peri-implant disease. The work of more than 170 leading clinicians, scientists, and educators from around the globe culminated in the publication of

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October 8, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

For Better Or Worse – Can You Tell The Difference?

by Dr. Peter Birek

Over the years our profession has managed to confuse patients by what we call ourselves. Can you tell the difference between dentists with various letters after their names? What is a bona fide (Latin for “in good face”; legal meaning