Oral Radiology

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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 imaging techniques

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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Conversation Opener: Dental radiology tricks and tips with Dr. Anthea Senior (1)

Dr. Anthea Senior, from the University of Alberta, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about some useful radiology tricks and tips. Dr. Senior has agreed to do a series of videos on radiology and radiography techniques. If you have questions, please email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or email Dr. Senior at senior@ualberta.ca Dr. Anthea Senior is a full-time Clinical Associate professor in the radiology department. She teaches dental radiography and radiology to all years of the DDS and Dental Hygiene undergraduate programs.     Watch the video interview Additional Resources For further information on radiographic techniques from Dr. Senior, please click on the link below: ...

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A new digital resource: Dental Radiography, A quick reference guide for intraoral images, by Dr Anthea Senior

The September 9th edition of the News Bites included a news item about a new interactive radiography manual, authored by Dr. Anthea Senior, Clinical Associate professor in the radiology department in the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta. The aim of the e-book is for students to have a quick reference guide to review before lab sessions and before they would take their first radiograph on patients. We interviewed Dr. Senior about her motivation to write the book as well as the value that such a resource brings in helping students and dental professionals.   Listen to the ...

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What are some of the immunological diseases encountered in dental practice?

This summary is based on the article published in the British Dental Journal: General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners: part 5. Immunological disease and dental practice (August 2014) M. Greenwood, J. G. Meechan and C. Stroud   Context At some stage in clinical practice all dental practitioners will encounter patients with disorders of the immune system. It is therefore important that dental practitioners are aware of the potential implications for safe practice. Purpose of the Paper Provides an overview of clinical immunology and how it interfaces with dentistry. Highlights signs of possible immunodeficiency. Discusses oral conditions that may be ...

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When is it a good time to manage facial fractures? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The effect of treatment timing on the management of facial fractures: a systematic review (August 2014) M. J. L. Hurrell, M. D. Batstone   Context Facial fractures are a common presentation to hospitals worldwide. Their treatment has evolved dramatically in recent decades, particularly since the introduction of open reduction and internal fixation. However, many uncertainties remain. The relevance of delay from injury to treatment is commonly disputed amongst surgeons and in the literature. Intuitively, delaying the treatment of facial fractures could increase the risk of infection, the likelihood of technical difficulties, and the discomfort experienced ...

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