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Pot Pourri – Managing Dental Erosion

Every year, the team at Prosthodontic Associates organizes a session called Pot Pourri, where they answer questions that they receive from their colleagues, general dentists and specialists. We present to you the first topic Managing Dental Erosion as presented by Dr. Effie Habsha.  The question Dr. habsha received reads as follows: “I’ve got a patient with an erosive wear problem that she reports is now under control. Teeth are sensitive. Can you give me an opinion on how you might suggest treating her?” We would like to hear from you and know your thoughts and questions about this topic. If ...

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Peri-implantitis Due to Excess Cement

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Bruce Edwards about the management of a case where peri-implantitis was caused by excess cement.  Dr. Edwards is graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in 2010. He completed a Periodontics and Implant Dentistry residency at the University of Michigan in 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Edwards practices in Northern Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Petoskey, Michigan.   If you wish to leave a comment, ask a question, or make a suggestion to improve the content on our ...

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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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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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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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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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What is the Role of resin-Bonded Bridges in the Dental Practice?

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Neena DSouza about the literature review they did on resin-bonded bridges, their longevity, success rate and appropriateness. Their conversation evolved around a case that Dr. DSouza recently treated using a resin-bonded bridge.   Dr. Neena DSouza is a Prosthodontist in a multi-specialty practice in Mississauga, Ontario. She has kindly volunteered to answer your questions and you can reach her by email: neena.dsouza@bellnet.ca We hope you enjoy the presentation and we welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions. You can always email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or call our toll-free number 1-855-716-2747. Until next time! Highlights Resin-bonded bridges are ...

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