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CAPHD 2016 Annual Meeting with Dr. Alyssa Hayes

Dr. Alyssa Hayes gives us a brief introduction to the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry (CAPHD) as it prepares to mark its 50th anniversary this year. The CAPHD is the national voice for dental public health and advocates for improvements in oral health and equitable access to care for all Canadians. The CAPHD conference is open to all dentists and will be held at the University of Alberta from September 30-October 2, 2016 in Edmonton, AB. The keynote speaker is Dr. Nigel Pitts from Scotland who is a world renowned researcher and the founder of the Alliance for a ...

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Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Dentistry with Dr. Nicholas Makhoul

Dr. Nicholas Makhoul spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the importance and incidence of antibiotic prophylaxis.  Highlights Dr. Nick Makhoul recently spoke at the Annual Spring Meeting in Toronto in May as part of a panel. His lecture focused on antibiotic usage for common oral surgery procedures, specifically the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for the removal of wisdom teeth, alveolar bone grafts and dental implant placement. Research has shown that most practitioners when prescribing prophylactic antibiotics are not timing the dosing properly. In order for the antibiotic to prevent and reduce post-surgical infection rates, they must be taken by the ...

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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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