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Phentolamine: What is it & how to use it?

Dr. John O’Keefe explored the use of Phetolamine with Dr. Joonyoung Ji, dental anesthesia specialist in Ottawa, ON.  Indications  Dental procedure – Adults – Reversal of local anesthesia, Soft-tissue and pulp tissue: 0.2 mg for every 1/2 cartridge of  1:100,000 epinephrine containing local anesthetic administered, 0.4 mg for every 1 cartridge of 1:100,000 epinephrine containing local anesthetic administered, and 0.8 mg for 2 cartridges of 1:100,000 epinephrine containing local anesthetic administered; location(s) and technique(s) (infiltration or block injection) should be the same as used for the local anesthetic/vasoconstrictor. Dental procedure – Pediatric – Reversal of local anesthesia, Soft-tissue and pulp tissue: (6 yr and older or ...

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DX Horribilis: What Went Wrong?

My sincere thanks go to Dr. Joel Fransen who took the time to prepare and share this important case with our Oasis audience. Such unfortunate situations happen and it’s great to be able to share them and learn from them.  Dr. Fransen is a seasoned endodontist in Richmond, BC and a frequent contributor to CDA Oasis.  I hope you find the information presented valuable. Please share your thoughts, questions and suggestions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Please email us (see email address above) to get the code to view the case.  Dr. Fransen’s ...

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What’s New in the World of Biomaterials for Craniofacial Bone Regeneration?

I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Greeshma Thrivikraman, a young post-doctoral student working at the Bertassoni Lab at the Oregon Health and Science University. She coauthored a recent article that was published in the Dental Clinics of North America on biomaterials for craniofacial bone regeneration and she agreed to share with us details about the article and the latest in the world of biomaterials usage. I hope you enjoy the conversation and the information. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Craniofacial bone regeneration has experienced ...

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The Latest on Adjunctive Diagnostic Techniques for Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Discovery

My interview with Dr. Michaell Huber served as a review of the current status and of the latest in the area of adjunctive diagnostic techniques for diagnosing and discovering oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Dr. Huber is Professor and specialist in oral medicine in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio Dental School. He authored an article in the Dental Clinics of North America titled: Adjunctive Diagnostic Techniques to diagnose Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer. I hope you find the information valuable and enjoy the conversation. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! ...

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View from the Chairside: Why I Love Amalgam…And You Should Too!

Once again, I welcomed Dr. Paul Belzycki, dental surgeon from Toronto, to continue our series of clinical mentorship presentations. Dr. Belzycki presents a few interesting cases to show why he likes to use amalgam and why you should too. His premise follows research findings on the biochemical stability and durability of dental resin composites and is based on a clinical career that spans over close to four decades.  We hope that you enjoy the presentation and benefit from the clinical tips that he shares with you. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Until next time! ...

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Dr. Les Ennis Shares Lessons From Overseas Dental Missions

Dr. John O’Keefe invited Dr. Les Ennis to share his lessons from overseas dental missions. Canadian dentists are world renowned for their volunteer efforts aimed at providing oral care to underserved populations.  There are numerous resources available if you wish to participate in these missions. Below you will find links to some of them.  If you have a question or if you wish to share your feedback and suggestions, please get in touch with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Dr. John O’Keefe Director, Knowledge Networks, CDA Resource Australian Dental Association: Handbook for Dental Volunteer Projects.  Journey with Dr. Ennis in Kenya, in ...

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FDI Guide on Caries Risk Assessment – Dr. Stephen Abrams

Dr. Stephen Abrams spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about caries management and the recently published guide by the World Dental Federation (FDI) on caries risk assessment. The FDI guide is another important step in helping dental practitioners assess caries risk and manage this chronic disease. FDI Caries Prevention and Management Chairside Guide – Download PDF Highlights Explorers are not an acceptable method of detecting caries as it may destroy the tooth’s crystalline structure and introduce microbial contamination ICDAS is based on a visual ranking of the tooth surface ICDAS rankings are related to the size of the subsurface lesion The guide ...

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Biochemical Stability and Interactions of Dental Resin Composites and Adhesives with Host and Bacteria in the Oral Cavity: A Review

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Yoav Finer for a conversation on the recent article he published in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. The article is important due to continuous debate around the use of amalgam vs. the use of newer composite materials. Research is dearly needed to gauge the efficiency, durability, and long-term stability of the new materials compared to the time-tested and proven amalgam.  Dr. Finer is the George Zarb/Nobel Chair in Prosthodontics at the faculty of dentistry, University of Toronto, and is cross-appointed to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto. As ...

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