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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

Periodontal Health
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

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontics

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 8)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care. Once

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