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What Should You Consider When Making an Endodontic Diagnosis?

Dr. Joel Fransen, an endodontist from B.C, recently spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the terms used in endodontic diagnosis. Highlights Without the right diagnosis, endodontic treatment cannot be successfully performed. Reviewing the basics is important to help us become the “pulp whisperers”. Each tooth should have a diagnosis of the pulp tissue and periradicular area. Additionally, the adjacent teeth should also have similar diagnoses. Tips Ensure the reception team reminds patients to bring in their current medication list. Take a thorough medical and dental history. Use appropriate dental and endodontic terminology when communicating with dental providers. Determine if the ...

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Dentsply Sirona Merger: What does it mean for you?

Dr. John O’Keefe invited Christof Bissdorf, VP and General Manager of Canada, to speak about the recent Dentsply Sirona merger as a significant event in the global dental marketplace. Highlights With the merger, Dentsply Sirona became the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental solutions. The new company employs almost 16,000 people across the globe and represents about $3.85B in revenue. As a result, Dentsply Sirona is now able to provide dentists with workflow solutions that easily take them through every aspect of their work day. The company provides everything from some of the most trusted brands in consumables to leading edge ...

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Research Waste with Dr. Noorein Hajira

Dr. Noorein Hajira, resident in the Graduate Prosthodontics Program at the University of Toronto, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the concept of Research Waste.  Highlights Research waste is a serious problem that may occur through several mechanisms. One aspect of research waste manifests when research articles addressing a topic exist but cannot be found readily by those who seek this information. Literature search may be hampered by inconsistent manner in which articles are indexed in databases. Search strategies must consider this inconsistency. Superficial literature search may not yield the desired information or the full scope of relevant articles. A good ...

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Marijuana Use: Relevance to Clinical Practice

Dr. Jose Lança, MD. PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology  in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about the use of marijuana in dentistry as well as its impact on dental practice. Highlights The government of Canada will be legalizing the use of marijuana in the Spring of 2017. Currently, marijuana is the most frequently used illegal drug in Canada and the United States. Interesting facts Naturally occurring endocannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) can modulate the immunological responses, motor responses, and cognition and memory as well as pain and inflammation. Naturally ...

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Welcome to the Pacific Dental Conference in March 2017!

Dr. Bruce Ward, Chair of the PDC organizing committee, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about what to expect if you plan to attend PDC in Vancouver in March 2017. Visit the PDC website Register for PDC 2017 Clinical and Scientific Conference Program Social Conference Program    

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The Evolving Concept of Public Interest and Its Impact on Dentistry

Dr. Tracy Adams, Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology at Western University, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the constantly evolving concept of public interest and its impact on dentistry.  Read Dr. Adams’ article: Professional Self-Regulation and the Public Interest in Canada (PDF) Highlights The regulation of professional groups has often been justified as being in the public interest. In recent decades, policymakers in Anglo-American countries have questioned whether self-regulating professions have truly served the public interest, or whether they have merely acted in their own interests. Based on legislative records and policy reports an exploration is undertaken of meanings ...

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Case Conference Screw Retention vs. Cement Retention with Dr. Effie Habsha

Dr. Effie (Effrat) Habsha comes back with a new case conference. If you have any questions, Dr. Habsha has kindly agreed to provide brief responses. Email Dr. Habsha at ehabsha@buildyoursmile.com Highlights In this short case presentation, Dr. Habsha discusses a situation that clinicians may encounter when following patients who have had implant restorations. Final implant restorations are either screw-retained or cement-retained. This case relates to a patient who presented with a loose cement-retained crown.    

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Bridge to Health: Dentists making a Difference in Uganda

Drs. Izchak Barzilay, Elahe Behrooz, and Courtney David spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about their recent trip to Uganda within the Bridge to Health program.  Excerpt from the University of Toronto Dentistry Magazine (Summer/Fall 2016): It was during his second trip to the African nation that Barzilay decided he wanted to do more than extract teeth – he wanted to create a field denture program, shifting the health care priority from straight5 triage to recovery. And he wanted to bring students from the school along to learn and help. Under this new initiative, the 12-person team made fit thermoplastic dentures each ...

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