Oral Radiology

Incidental Radiographic Findings: Why You Should Never Ignore Them!

Dr. John O’Keefe welcomed Dr. Bob Wood to speak about a clinical case that shows important incidental radiographic findings. Dr. Wood is a dental radiologist and a forensic dentist. He is also Chief of Dentistry at Princess Margaret Hospital.  The radiograph shown and shared in this video presentation is courtesy of our valuable CDA Oasis contributor Dr. Jessica Metcalfe.  We hope you find the information valuable and we always welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Important Principles of radiographic Interpretation An essential first step is to ensure that there ...

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Can Silver Diamine Fluoride Arrest Post-Radiation Caries? Case Report

Dr. Jessica Metcalfe prepared an Oasis presentation about the possibility of using silver diamine fluoride to arrest post-radiation caries. Silver diamine fluoride is fairly new in Canada; and to date its efficacy has only been proven with children and older adults. Through these cases, Dr. Metcalfe is exploring the possibility of helping patients who undergo radiation and experience dry mouth and subsequent caries. Dr. Metcalfe is staff dentist in the Department of Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre. I hope you find the information valuable and we always welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca ...

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CE Showcase: Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in Pediatric Patients

Dr. Juan Yepes, Associate Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his upcoming session at the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver in March.  Dr. Yepes’ presentation will cover the most common radiographic diagnosis in children and adolescents. The first block of the session will review the basic of differential interpretation with practical application. Other topics included in the lecture are radiation safety and the use of cone beam CT in pediatric dentistry. Case-presentation will be the frame that guide the presentation. Attendees will:  Understand the basic principles of radiographic interpretation. Describe the most common radiographic ...

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Practical How To: Carestream’s 4-in-1 CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system

This post was prepared in collaboration with Carestream On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Highlights The 4-in-1 CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system combines true 2D panoramic and cephalometric imaging with powerful and easy-to-use 3D imaging, and also the ability to digitize patient impressions and models. The system ...

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AAE and AAOMR Joint Position Statement on CBCT

Dr. Rob Roda, Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics and the Endodontic Consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his lecture during the CARDP meeting and which evolved around the updated guidelines on Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Highlights 3-D imagery has revolutionized diagnosis and decision-making and currently, is widely used in endodontics. New guidelines recommend that CBCT should be used correctly but, judiciously. These guidelines are clinically-based compared to those of other organizations. To this effect, they discuss clinically-relevant situations where CBCT would enhance clinical and patient outcomes. Guidelines Summary Recommendation 1: Intraoral radiographs ...

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What are the Applications and Limitations of Conventional Radiographic Techniques?

This resource is provided courtesy of Wiley Publishing. Read and download the resource in PDF   Watch the video presentation Source: Clinical maxillary sinus elevation surgery, Wiley Blackwell, 2014

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Update for dentists: Osteonecrosis of the jaw

This paper is an adaptation, with permission, of the recent systematic review published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research by the International Task Force on Osteonecrosis of the Jaw. Archibald Morrison, DDS, MS, FRCD(C); Aliya Khan, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACE; Sotirios Tetradis, DDS, PhD; Edmund Peters, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C) Read the full article (PDF)   This work provides a systematic review of the literature from January 2003 to April 2014 pertaining to the incidence, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), and offers recommendations for its management based on multidisciplinary international consensus. Purpose of the ...

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In case your patient asks you about x-rays and the risk of meningioma…

The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) provided this statement in response to a study published two years ago in the journal Cancer and which claimed there’s a link between dental x-rays and the risk of developing a brain tumour called a meningioma. Read the AAOMR Statement (PDF) Key Considerations A number of irreconcilable data collection and consistency problems highlight serious flaws in the study and render the conclusions invalid. One major weakness of this study was the requirement for subjects to recall their dental radiography history from decades ago when they were children. As recall is known to ...

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