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CARDP Meeting: From Implant Healing Abutment To Long Term Maintenance, Pitfalls To Avoid For Success: An Evidence Based Guide

Dr. Chandur Wadhwani, will be a speaker at the upcoming CARDP meeting, which will take place in Halifax in September 2016. Highlights Research has shown that peri-implant health in the long term is affected by the soft tissue (epithelium and connective tissue) seal which develops around implants and not the bone. The prevalence of peri-implantitis is unknown but data suggests that up to 50% of implants may have problems associated with them. Some believe that peri-implantitis could be as high as 50% in patients that had previous periodontal disease. Disease processes with implants may occur as a “cluster” effect at immediate ...

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CE Showcase: Periodontal health for a better life with Dr. Iain Chapple

Dr. Iain Chapple, speaker at the 2016 British Dental Association meeting, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his presentation.  Highlights Dr. Iain Chapple recently spoke at the British Dental Association’s conference and his lecture was titled “Periodontal Health for a Better Life”. Over 90% of the population, 65 years and older, has at least one chronic non-communicable disease such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease etc. and ~80% of these patients have 2 or more such conditions or co-morbidities. Chronic periodontitis is also categorized as a chronic non-communicable disease and in its most severe form is the sixth most common ...

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Culture issues: a make or break for dental practices

Dr. Hoda Wassif, Principal Lecturer, Portfolio Lead Medical and Dental Education and Course Lead in Dental Law and Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about her recent participation at the British Dental Association Conference with a lecture titled: Culture issues… a make or break for dental practices. Highlights Does culture impact the way we interact with our patients, team and colleagues? In this video, Dr. Hoda Wassif gives us an overview of her lecture “Culture Issues: A Make or Break for Dental Practices ” from the British Dental Association conference. Culture encompasses several aspects of life including language, ...

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Contemporary Management of Periodontal Diseases

Dr. Ian Needleman, President-elect 2017 of the British Society of Periodontology; Specialist in Periodontics; Professor and Honorary Consultant in the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about how periodontal health impacts a person’s life. Dr. Needleman was recently a speaker at the 2016 British Dental Association’s Conference in Manchester, UK. Highlights In this video, Dr. Ian Needleman, shares with us some of the highlights from his recent presentation, “Contemporary Management of Periodontal Diseases”, at the British Dental Association conference from May 2016. Most importantly, a patient-centred approach to periodontitis is essential in developing a relationship with the ...

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Implant maintenance: a team effort

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Claire McCarthy, Dental Hygienist and currently PhD student at Kings College London and Visiting Professor at New York University, about issues surrounding implant maintenance.  Ms. McCarthy was a speaker at the recent British Dental Association Conference in Manchester, UK.  Claire’s Bio           Additional Resources Implant maintenance: a team effort (PDF) Dental Implants: To probe or not to probe ADI GUIDELINES On Peri-implant Monitoring and Maintenance ADI GUIDELINES On the Management of Peri-implant Diseases      

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Recognising Occlusal Problems with Dr. Gary DeWood

Dr. Gary DeWood, Executive vice president of curriculum and clinical education at Spear Education, joined Dr. Suham Alexander to speak about his very recent participation at the British Dental Conference in May 2016. Dr. DeWood lectured on 3 topics:  Facially Generated Treatment Planning Designing an occlusion Recognising occlusal problems Highlights Dr. DeWood discusses the relevance of facially generated treatment plans in dentistry, the varying philosophies regarding occlusion and how no one philosophy is the “right” one in every situation. Dr. DeWood also speaks about wear as one of the biggest signs of occlusal problems and its potential causes.   Additional ...

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Life-Changing Dentistry with Dr. Miguel Stanley

Dr. Miguel Stanley was recently a speaker at the British Dental Association 2016 Conference. He led a motivational lecture where he spoke to his audience about how to run a successful practice and why choosing the best products and technical solutions is the foundation of success. He also put forward the concept that the most important part of building a successful practice is knowing your patient and their case from day one and providing diligent and empathic care to patients. Dr. Stanley spoke with CDA Oasis Manager, Dr. Chiraz Guessaier. Highlights  Dr. Stanley runs an interdisciplinary practice with a large team that ...

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Bridging the Generation Gap in Dentistry

Ms. Suzanne Balcom, speaker at the upcoming annual meeting of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics  in Halifax, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about how to communicate with the different generations that dentists and dental team encounter in the dental office. Ms. Suzanne Balcom has been managing dentists for over 30 years from Vancouver, BC to Wolfville, NS. In 2003, she co – founded  the East Coast Endodontic Study Club, a private hands on training program at Dalhousie University serving  Atlantic Canadian general dentists which she continues to run. A former TV Actress ( Neon Rider ), she is a ...

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