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View from the Chairside: Henry Schein Back-to-School Program

By Dr. Elizabeth Vella Caruana On August 22, 2013, Henry Schein Canada’s corporate office hosted its 8th annual Back-to-School Program for children in the Niagara Region. Families registered with Community Care of St. Catherine’s and Thorold were invited to attend this special event. Each year, Henry Schein and sponsors organize back-to-school kits that include new clothes, shoes, hygiene products, school supplies, and snacks. The evening consisted of children jumping around on bouncy castles, getting pictures taken with superheroes, face painting, and a free barbecue.  Fun music played in the background while families enjoyed the beautiful summer weather. I volunteered for the ...

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View from the Chairside: The Art of Treatment Planning and Case Presentation

By Dr. Mark Venditti Dr. Venditti graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. He currently practices general dentistry and lives in Kingston, Ontario with his wife and 2 boys. He is a continuing education coordinator for the Kingston and District Dental Society. Dr. Venditti is a JCDA Clinical Practice Advisor.   I have been in general practice for 8 years. During that time, I have learned that in order to keep dentistry fun for me, it is important to regularly take interesting and informative continuing education courses. In February, I went to Scottsdale, Arizona, for a 2-day ...

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View from the Chairside: Temporary Crowns Protocol

By Dr. Mark Venditti Dr. Venditti graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. He currently practices general dentistry and lives in Kingston, Ontario with his wife and 2 boys. He is a continuing education coordinator for the Kingston and District Dental Society. Dr. Venditti is also a JCDA Clinical Practice Advisor. Until a few years ago, when making temporary crowns for my patients, I would start by taking a full-mouth alginate impression. Towards the end of the appointment, I would reinsert the impression with my temporary crown material to make the crown. Later on, I learned about ...

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