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What is the latest thinking on composite resin materials & adhesion?

A JCDA editorial consultant sent me a link yesterday to an article in the latest edition of the Inside Dentistry publication, titled Current Thinking on Composites and Adhesion. My respected colleague advised me to read this article and consider sharing it with you. Clinicians, researchers and industry-based scientists provide responses to the following questions. Is the new generation of bonding systems significantly better or just easier to use? What are the clinical indications for the use of glass ionomers, and what liners, if any, should be used with composites? Do low-stress composite materials provide a true clinical benefit? Prior to ...

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Does Er:YAG laser enhance the result of root planing in patients with periodontal disease?

This Systematic Review Summary is adapted from the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry Read more  Clinical Question What is the efficacy of the Er:YAG laser when used as an alternative treatment to scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of patients with chronic periodontitis? Main Results Five studies met the inclusion criteria, totaling 105 patients. Researchers evaluated 66 patients at 3 and 6 months; 19 patients at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months; and 20 patients at 1 and 2 years. The review authors judged three of the five studies to have a high risk of bias. The meta-analysis ...

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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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