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Using LED Lights in Your Office: Are Your Eyes at Risk?

By Dr. Richard Price In 2011 researchers at Dalhousie University highlighted the potential ocular damage to dental professionals from dental curing lights. ‘Evaluation of Ocular Hazards from 4 Types of Curing Lights
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Supporting Canadian Researchers: Highlights from the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research

In its first full year of operation, the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) achieved significant milestones towards its mission to build capacity in the Canadian oral health research community. Highlights from the year are published in NCOHR’s 2013 annual report. CDA talked with Dr. Debora Matthews, Director of NCOHR, to get her thoughts on the year.

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Does periodontal disease impact oral health-related quality of life?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Dental Journal: Impact of periodontal disease and periodontal therapy on oral health-related quality of life (June 2013) Fabian Brauchle, Michael Noack and Elmar Reich

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Sodabriety: intervening against the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of School Health: Piloting ‘‘Sodabriety’’: A School-Based Intervention to Impact Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Rural Appalachian High Schools (March 2014)

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IADR Scientific Facts (2013): Universal Adhesive Strength

This scientific fact is adapted from the 3M ESPE compilation of IADR 2013 scientific facts.

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How would you manage sleep bruxism in special needs patients?

This summary is based on the article published in Research in Developmental Disabilities: Treatment of bruxism in individuals with developmental disabilities: a systematic review (September 2009) Russell Lang, Pamela J. White, Wendy Machalicek, Mandy Rispoli, Soyeon Kang, Jeannie Aquilar, Mark O’Reilly, Jeff Sigafoos, Giulio Lancioni, Robert Didden Context  Individuals with developmental disabilities experience more oral and craniofacial diseases and injuries than the general population. (1)  Bruxism is a serious psycho-physiological disorder and a common clinical issue in dentistry. (2)  Although data are limited, bruxism appears to be more common in individuals with developmental disabilities, specifically, profound/severe mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, and Down’s syndrome than other ...

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AADR/CADR Annual Meeting 2014: Water Fluoridation: Safety, Effectiveness and Value in Oral Health Care

On Friday March 21st, 2014, the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) will hold a symposium on Water Fluoridation: Safety, Effectiveness & Value in Oral Health Care. Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Dr. Stephen H. Abrams, about the significance of bringing the issue of water fluoridation to the general practitioner’s attention in order to start an informed dentist-patient and community-wide conversation. Context  Community water fluoridation (CWF) and other fluoride modalities historically have been and remain the cornerstone for the prevention and control of dental caries. There is extensive evidence on the efficacy and cost‐effectiveness of these interventions as well as assessments of the risks associated ...

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What’s recommended for invasive dental treatment in patients using oral antithrombotic medication, including novel oral anticoagulants?

This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology: Management recommendations for invasive dental treatment in patients using oral antithrombotic medication, including novel oral anticoagulants (December 2013) Denise E. van Diermen, MD, PhD, Isaäc van der Waal, DDS, PhD, and Johan Hoogstraten, PhD Context  Oral antithrombotic medication (OAM) has long been used successfully to treat a variety of thrombotic diseases, such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and deep venous thrombosis, and to prevent cardiovascular diseases.(1-4) For decades, doctors and patients have worried about the adverse side effects of these medicines, mainly consisting of bleeding complications, either spontaneously or ...

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