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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

dental radiography
October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

A Rapid Review on Radiation and CBCT in Dental Practice

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

Exposure to ionizing radiation and its potential risks are often major concerns of our patients. Ambiguity and confusion exist among the general public, mainly due to the risks discussed in the media and from spurious online information. This leads to

Implant Treatment
October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

Safer Implant Treatment

by Emil Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Knowledge is forever advancing. In my early days when my computer froze, I used to think “What did I do wrong now.” Today I think “What is wrong with this computer!” No, it’s not always the clinician that is to

Implant Treatment
October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Critique of the RCDSO Draft Document on: “Standard of Practice: Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office”

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Preamble Recently, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) welcomed comments on its draft document “Standard of Practice: Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office.” This critique is based on a thorough reading of the proposed Standard

Implant Treatment
October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsViewpoint

RCDSO Mandatory PET exam and Mandatory Category 1 Con Ed requirements. Why Not?

by Brian W. Eckert, Bsc, DDS, Ottawa

In 2013 the RCDSO introduced the mandatory Practice Enhancement Tool (PET) for licenced Ontario dentist to be exercised every five years: “a computer based self-assessment program … that allows members to evaluate and assess their practice, knowledge, skill and judgement”.

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The Intra-Oral Mandibular Ramus Block Autograft: Still a Relevant Procedure Today?

by Stephen J. Spano, BSc, DDS, MSc (Perio)

Introduction With advances in dental materials, instruments, imaging and minimally invasive surgical techniques, one may question the use of the intra-oral block autograft as a practical and relevant method of ridge augmentation. This article will discuss a case report outlining

Implant Treatment
October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The New Global Classification System for Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases: An Executive Summary for the Busy Dental Professional

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, BSc, MSc, PhD; Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD

Editor’s note: Please click tables to see an enlarged version. These are exciting times in the world of periodontology. The 2017 World Workshop, a combined collaboration by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP),

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

Implant Treatment
October 16, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

“The Future Is Not What It Used To Be”, Or Is It?

by Dr. Peter Birek

Iran this line by ten colleagues. All – with the exception of one – interpreted it in a negative way. They felt that it referred to a gloomy future; when things have gotten worse rather than get better. In their

October 9, 2018 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria May Kick-Start Alzheimer’s

by University of Illinois at Chicago

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

September 11, 2018 News News

Periodontal Experts Address Clinical Efficacy of Laser Usage in Patient Care

by American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the leading professional organization dedicated to the dental specialty of periodontics, has published its “best evidence consensus” (BEC) panel proceedings on the topic of laser usage. The proceedings are the result of the AAP’s