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How safe is gingivectomy in the disto-lingual area without the risk of traumatising/severing the lingual nerve?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: 15-year old patient with partially erupted 37, 47. Deep pockets 6 mm, small residual pericoronal flap and slight inflammation. How safe is it to do gingivectomy (laser/electrocautery) in this disto-lingual area without the risk of traumatising/severing the lingual nerve? Dr. Gordon Schwartz from GumDocs provided this quick initial answer:  1. Evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth as that might be the underlying cause. 2. Make sure to stay in the area of keratinized tissue. 3. As long as one stays towards the occlusal, it should be safe. 4. Our experience is primarily with scalpels (we ...

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When is a composite filling contraindicated?

This case is presented by Dr. Ian Furst, Coronation Dental Specialty Group Check out “Ask Dr. Spindel”, a dentist and prolific blogger from Manhattan. In an age of mercury-free practices Dr. Spindel tackles the question of “when is a composite filling contraindicated”.  I’m interested to see if anyone/everyone agrees with his point of view, both on patient selection and options.

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What was the first article published in the JCDA?

Have you ever wondered about the history of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association? The modern bilingual JCDA was formed in 1935 from an amalgamation of the Dominion Dental Journal and La Revue Dentaire Canadienne. The Dominion Dental Journal was founded by Dr. George Beers (from Montréal and the “Father of Lacrosse”). He authored the first article in January 1889 titled “A unique case of regulating teeth” (an early article on orthodontics) where Dr. Beers moves a supernumerary tooth into the place of the central, over the course of a day, using silk ligature! The first volume also includes ...

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Did you know: The majority of dental school graduates in North America are female?

From Dr. Hans Skariah Did you know the majority of dental school graduates in North America are female?  As of 2010, the majority of dental school graduates in North America were female.  In Canada, as of 2008, 6 of 10 dental schools had a female majority. Source: J Can Dent Assoc 2012; 78; c1

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Did you know: Dentistry's top rated blog on Google is from Mississauga, Ontario?

Did You Know? Dr. Hans Skariah of Mississauga, Ontario has the top rated dental blog on the internet.  He has kindly agreed to share some of the links that he finds. Lack of brushing and dementia hits mainstream.  A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and summarized in the National Post newspaper showed that those reporting to brush less that once a day had a 65% increase in the incidence of dementia versus those who brushed daily. Source: National Post Online, http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/08/21/good-oral-health-linked-to-reduced-risk-of-dementia/, read and published on August 21, 2012.

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Have you seen this article at JCDA.ca?

Have you seen this article at jcda.ca?: Revascularization of Immature Permanent Incisors after Severe Extrusive Luxation Injury. Drs. Cehreli, Sara and Aksoy discuss the revascularization of an immature permanent incisor after a severe extrusive luxation injury.  

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Drive the JCDA OASIS agenda forward

(Please send us your “burning” clinical questions)  In the response box at the end of this message, please submit the most critical questions relating to your everyday practice. Or, call our toll-free line at 1-855-71-OASIS and submit your questions. Our goal is to have JCDA Expert Panellists answer your questions as quickly as possible and share them through JCDA. We welcome a broad range of questions about diagnosis and treatment, in relation to techniques, materials, instruments, devices or therapeutic agents. We encourage you to send us your questions as they arise. Here are a couple of questions of my own ...

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A great way to showcase excellent clinical content

I believe that this blog site can offer JCDA expert panels, Canadian dental schools, specialty organizations, educational academies, and study clubs an exciting new way to showcase excellent clinical content and invite discussion that can help develop this content further. Dr . Richard Price of Dalhousie University is a JCDA editorial consultant and a renowned dental researcher who takes a great interest in researching and teaching about dental curing lights. He has created a 27-minute YouTube video about light curing that should be of interest to most in the dental community. Through blog posts like this, I believe we can answer ...

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