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FDI World Dental Federation: Summary of Mid-Year Meetings

Dr. Jack Cottrell, Canadian dentist from Port Perry ON, is Treasurer at FDI World Dental Federation. Dr. Cottrell attended the recent FDI mid-year meetings and agreed to tell us about them.  We would like to hear from you and know your thoughts and questions about this topic. If you wish to reach us, it’s quite easy: email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc,ca or call our toll-free number 1-855-716-2747. Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programmes, speaking as a unified ...

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The CAPHD 2018 Conference & Annual General Meeting

Dr. Mario Brondani has over 20 years of experience as a dentist both in private practice and in community clinics. He is currently the President of the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He joined me to invite our viewers and interested dentists to attend the CAPHD upcoming conference and annual meeting in Vancouver, September 21 and 22, 2018.  After working as a clinician within the Brazilian Army, private practice, and non-for-profit clinics in Brazil, Dr. Brondani came to Canada to pursue a PhD in Dental Sciences (2002-2007) and a MPH (2010-2012) at UBC Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, respectively. Dr. Brondani ...

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Pot Pourri – Managing Dental Erosion

Every year, the team at Prosthodontic Associates organizes a session called Pot Pourri, where they answer questions that they receive from their colleagues, general dentists and specialists. We present to you the first topic Managing Dental Erosion as presented by Dr. Effie Habsha.  The question Dr. habsha received reads as follows: “I’ve got a patient with an erosive wear problem that she reports is now under control. Teeth are sensitive. Can you give me an opinion on how you might suggest treating her?” We would like to hear from you and know your thoughts and questions about this topic. If ...

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Water Fluoridation and Dental Caries in U.S. Children and Adolescents

Dr. Gary Slade accepted my invitation to speak about his recent article on the benefits of water fluoridation on dental caries for US children and adolescents. The article clearly states if community water fluoridation were extended to 4.8 million children, and they experienced the prevented fractions found in the study, it would translate to 6.2 million fewer primary tooth surfaces developing caries and 1.4 million fewer permanent tooth surfaces developing caries. The interview further explores the findings of the same study.  Dr. Slade is is the John W. Stamm Distinguished Professor of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ...

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Are Lichen Planus & Lichenoid Lesions Precursors to Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas?

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Prof. Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko, Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Helsinki, about her article on the high incidence of oral lichen planus and lichenoid lesions in oral squamos cell carcinoma patients. Prof. Seppänen-Kaijansinkko graduated from the University of Helsinki in 1986 as a dentist; and in 1996 as a doctor in medicine. She has practised as a specialist in the Oral and Maxillofacial Clinic and as is a university lecturer in the department of dental medicine. Prof. Seppänen-Kaijansinki has a doctorate in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a doctorate in biomaterials.  We would ...

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Peri-implantitis Due to Excess Cement

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Bruce Edwards about the management of a case where peri-implantitis was caused by excess cement.  Dr. Edwards is graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in 2010. He completed a Periodontics and Implant Dentistry residency at the University of Michigan in 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Edwards practices in Northern Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Petoskey, Michigan.   If you wish to leave a comment, ask a question, or make a suggestion to improve the content on our ...

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20th World Congress on Dental Traumatology

On August 15th, 2018, the International Association of Dental Traumatology in collaboration with the American Academy of Endodontists will hold the 20th World Congress on Dental Traumatology. It promises to be the most comprehensive, wide-ranging and educationally diverse conference on dental trauma ever held anywhere in the world. We have invited 3 members of the organizing committee to tell us more about the congress scientific and social program: Dr. Fabricio Teixeira is Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Iowa and co-chair of the congress organizing committee. Dr. Melissa Drum is Professor and Director of ...

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View from the Chairside: An Anatomical Approach to Endodontic Access

Anecdotally, this great presentation happened as a coincidence. Dr. Andrew Moncarz was featured in Dr. Paul Belzycki’s recent clinical presentation as the treating endodontist who completed the root canal for the patient. To record the segment, Dr. Moncarz prepared a fantastic presentation on the approach he follows to achieve endodontic access. I thought the information was very pertinent and important that I suggested we would share it in a separate post. And, thankfully Dr. Moncarz agreed.  Here is a compilation of tips, advice and thoughts presented by Dr. Andrew Moncarz, Endodontist in Toronto. He received his DDS from U of ...

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