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View from the Chairside: An Anatomical Approach to Endodontic Access

Anecdotally, this great presentation happened as a coincidence. Dr. Andrew Moncarz was featured in Dr. Paul Belzycki’s recent clinical presentation as the treating endodontist who completed the root canal for the patient. To record the segment, Dr. Moncarz prepared a fantastic presentation on the approach he follows to achieve endodontic access. I thought the information was very pertinent and important that I suggested we would share it in a separate post. And, thankfully Dr. Moncarz agreed.  Here is a compilation of tips, advice and thoughts presented by Dr. Andrew Moncarz, Endodontist in Toronto. He received his DDS from U of ...

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CDA Convention in PEI: Dentistry, uncertainty, and our aging communities

It promises to be the event of the summer! The Dental Association of PEI is holding its joint convention with the Canadian Dental Association in Charlottetown August 22nd to 25th, 2018. A great scientific as well as social  program awaits PEI guests along with a sizeable number of exhibitors who are showing their latest and brightest products and technologies.  Professor MacEntee is past-president of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, the Geriatric Oral Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research, the International College of Prosthodontists, and the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. He also received the Distinguished Scientist Award for his research ...

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Effect of composite type and placement technique on cuspal strain

Dear colleagues, I thought you might enjoy reading this recently-published free access article of great pertinence to everyday general practice dentistry. Effect of composite type and placement technique on cuspal strain Vilhelm G. Ólafsson DDS, MS  André V. Ritter DDS, MS, MBA  Edward J. Swift DMD, MS Jr. Lee W. Boushell DMD, MS  Ching‐Chang Ko DDS, MS, PhD  Gabrielle R. Jackson DDS Sumitha N. Ahmed BDS, MS  Terence E. Donovan DDS Link to free access full text of this article in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry is here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jerd.12339 Abstract Objective To compare the cuspal strain in Class ...

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Will dental practice ownership still be attractive in future?

Key message: I invite dentists, at different parts of the career life cycle, who are willing to share advice about the different practice options (associateship / ownership / involvement in a large network) facing young dentists today, to contact me please. All information will be treated in confidence. Please contact me at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 5000.   Dear colleagues, What practice options will face the young graduates coming into our profession in the foreseeable future? That was the subject of some very persuasive presentations at the conference of the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations in Toronto in January. ...

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Periodontal & Peri-Implant Diseases & Conditions – the latest

Colleagues, An important publication in the field of periodontology has just come across my desk and, at this early stage, I simply want you to be aware of its existence. Over time, we look forward to working with experts to put the various elements of new knowledge in this field into their proper context for Canadian oral health professionals. If you are interested in the latest developments in periodontology, this publication is a must read for you. The publication I refer to is the Proceedings of the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri‐Implant Diseases and Conditions, which ...

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CDA Convention in PEI: Introduction to Laser Assisted Endodontics and Periodontics

It promises to be the event of the summer! The Dental Association of PEI is holding its joint convention with the Canadian Dental Association in Charlottetown August 22nd to 25th, 2018. A great scientific as well as social  program awaits PEI guests along with a sizeable number of exhibitors who are showing their latest and brightest products and technologies.  Dr. Marina Polonsky graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1999, with the Dean’s Gold Medal of Achievement, and is a member of Omega Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society and Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. Since 1999, Dr. Polonsky maintains ...

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Leveraging Digital Technology to Provide Optimal Dental Care

We reached out to Canadian dentists with a call for speakers; dentists who would like to try out or enhance their speaking abilities, by presenting a topic of their choice, clinical or professional, on our website CDA Oasis. Dr. Mark Venditti, general dentist from Kingston, Ontario, responded with a clinical presentation on the role of digital technologies in providing optimal dental care.  Dr. Venditti earned his DMD from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry in 2005. He practiced in Toronto and Lindsay, ON before joining Dr. Warren in Kingston in 2007. He is a member of several dental associations, including the Canadian ...

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Managing Implant-Related Soft Tissue Problems: Case Presentation

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Dan Kobric about a case that involved the management aesthetic soft tissue problems associated with an implant. Dr. Kobric obtained his dental degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry for three years, then completed specialty training in Periodontics at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Kobric focuses on periodontal and reconstructive procedures, including bone regeneration and periodontal plastic surgery. He is also trained in a variety of dental implant devices and procedures, including bone grafting, sinus lifts and treatment of peri-implant disease. Dr. Kobric is also a ...

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