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Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium: Regenerative Endodontics & Pain Management

Dr. Anibal Diogenes is a speaker at the the inaugural Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium & Alumni Weekend to be held on June 7 to 9, 2018. The event is hosted by  the U of T Endodontic Alumni & Friends. Dr. Diogenes joined me to give our viewers more information about his two sessions at the symposium.  Dr. Anibal Diogenes received his D.D.S. from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil, his M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Diogenes is an associate ...

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Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium: Nanoparticle Guided Endodontics: A major paradigm shift

Dr. Anil Kishen is a speaker at the the inaugural Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium & Alumni Weekend to be held on June 7 to 9, 2018. The event is hosted by  the U of T Endodontic Alumni & Friends. Dr. Kishen joined me to give our viewers more information about his session at the symposium.  Dr. Kishen is  is Professor of Endodontics and Principal Investigator of the Nanoparticle Guided Functional Tissue Engineering Lab at the University of Toronto. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles with over 10 invention disclosures to his credit. Dr. Kishen has pioneered novel technologies for endodontic treatments and is a ...

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Composite Resin Versus Amalgam for Dental Restorations: A Health Technology Assessment

I had the pleasure to host Chris Kamel, Director of Health Technology Assessments and Rapid Response, Medical Devices at CADTH. CADTH recently published a Health Technology Assessment that compared amalgam to composite resin for dental restorations. The report is available for download here: Composite Resin Versus Amalgam for Dental Restorations: A Health Technology Assessment. CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for providing Canada’s health care decision-makers with objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of drugs and medical devices in our health care system. Learn why we are a trusted pan-Canadian source of credible health care evidence. I ...

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View from the Chairside: Teeth in a Day…Really?

Once again, I had the pleasure to work with and host Dr. Paul Belzycki, dental surgeon from Toronto. He continues his series of mentorship posts, presenting valuable clinical expertise gathered over four decades in private dental practice. As usual we are very grateful and thankful for his valuable contribution and continued support. I hope you enjoy watching the case. We always welcome your feedback, thoughts, suggestions, and questions. Email us at oasisdsicussions@cda-adc.ca or if you would like to call us, our toll-free number is 1-855-716-2747. Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Dr. Belzycki’s Thoughts Teeth in a day…really? Accurately fitting crowns ...

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Welcome to the Inaugural Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium & Alumni Weekend

Dr. Bettina Basrani is one of the organizers of the inaugural Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium & Alumni Weekend to be held on June 7 to 9, 2018. The event is hosted by  the U of T Endodontic Alumni & Friends. Dr. Basrani joined me to give our viewers more information about the event, the scientific program and the social program.  Dr. Basrani is associate professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Endodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the Univ. of Toronto.  I hope you enjoy the conversation and attend the symposium, if you can. As always, we welcome your feedback, questions, and ...

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If Not Tooth Decay Then How About Liver Decay!

I had the privilege of attending the International Association of Dental Research and the Canadian Association of Dental Research conference in March 2018. In the multitude of clinical sessions, I attended a keynote speaker session that was quite interesting. It was an invitation to revisit how we think about sugar-triggered tooth decay, dentistry, and health in general. The eminent speaker was Dr. Robert Lustig, who was kind enough to accept my invitation to speak about his session on CDA Oasis.  Dr. Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist. He is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, ...

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The CDA Seal Program: Validating Industry’s Claims

The CDA Seal Program independently validates specific oral health benefit claims made by the manufacturer of a product. The CDA Seal, and its accompanying statement, are found on products that have successfully completed the CDA review process. For the Canadian consumer, the CDA Seal provides reassurance that the product can improve their oral health in the ways specifically claimed by the manufacturer. For the manufacturer, the CDA Seal differentiates its products in the marketplace by highlighting their validated oral health benefits. To obtain the CDA Seal for a product, manufacturers are required to state the oral health benefit(s) that they ...

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Rethinking the Oral Signs of Leukemia

My guest, Dr. Erin Watson is a general dentist practicing at Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto. She presented the findings of a study that she and other colleagues conducted about the oral manifestations of leukemia and recently published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The article is titled: Prevalence of oral lesions in and dental needs of patients with newly diagnosed acute leukemia. Dr. Watson and her colleagues posed the hypothesis of whether or not the traditional thinking about oral manifestations of leukemia in patients still holds true or if oral health care providers should rethink how they ...

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