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Putting Social Media Back on Track for Dental Practices

Jack Hadley spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his recent lecture at the University of Toronto on dental marketing and social media fundamentals. The opinion shared in this video interview is considered general advice. Please check with you provincial dental association as well as regulatory authority for applicable requirements.   What should you know? Understand the mindset of social media marketing – you are not converting strangers into new patients Effective social media dental marketing starts within the practice first Post content that is “share”-worthy What should you NOT do? Engage an outside company to manage your social media Ignore people and ...

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The burden of oral diseases in an ageing population and link with general health

Dr. Georgios Tsakos, Reader and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, at the University College London, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about the lecture he presented at the British Dental Association Conference and Exhibition in May 2016. His lecture was titled: The burden of oral diseases in an ageing population and link with general health. Highlights Oral conditions are very prevalent in the global population including restoring decayed teeth and the excessive loss of natural teeth. These diseases have an impact on the quality of life on people and present a significant financial burden as well. Research shows that not maintaining good ...

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Fundamentals of Nanofiber Reinforced Composites

Dr. Chiraz Guessaier spoke with Dr. Rick Carvalho, Professor in the Biomaterials Division at UBC about his keynote presentation at IADR, “Fundamentals of Nanofiber-reinforced Composites”. Highlights Resin composites are essential in dentistry as a restorative material. Nanofibers can be used as reinforcing agents to make resin composite stringer and tougher. Nanofiber research is important in the area of composite resins to help improve the durability and longevity of the materials. There are currently funding initiatives to develop new resin composite materials for dental applications. Nanofibers can be produced from several types of organic and inorganic polymers. Bis-GMA, TEGDMA, PMMA, etc ...

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The European Invasion: Toronto’s Next Digital Dentistry Summit

Dr. Bobby Chagger spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the upcoming digital dentistry summit that will take place October 14 and 15, 2016 in Toronto.  Highlights Dr. Bobby Chagger spoke to Dr. Suham Alexander about an upcoming event in Mississauga, Ontario in mid-October: “European Invasion”. This inaugural conference will bring speakers from various countries in Europe as well as Canada and the United States together where digital technologies and dentistry will be the focus. Watch the video interview Dr. Bobby Chagger graduated from the University of Waterloo and obtained a DDS from the University of Toronto.  He is focused on enhancing ...

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AAE and AAOMR Joint Position Statement on CBCT

Dr. Rob Roda, Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics and the Endodontic Consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his lecture during the CARDP meeting and which evolved around the updated guidelines on Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Highlights 3-D imagery has revolutionized diagnosis and decision-making and currently, is widely used in endodontics. New guidelines recommend that CBCT should be used correctly but, judiciously. These guidelines are clinically-based compared to those of other organizations. To this effect, they discuss clinically-relevant situations where CBCT would enhance clinical and patient outcomes. Guidelines Summary Recommendation 1: Intraoral radiographs ...

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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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