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What are the adverse effects between lingual and labial orthodontic treatment? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Angle Orthodontist: Comparison of adverse effects between lingual and labial orthodontic treatment. A systematic review (November 2013)

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Case Video Presentation: Thinking out of the ‘bracket’… Is partial orthodontic treatment acceptable?

This case is presented by Dr. Asef Karim, DMD, MPH, MSc, FRCD(C)

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How do orthodontics interface with periodontics?

This summary is based on the article published by the Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics: Interfaces between orthodontic and periodontal treatment. Their current status (July 2011) Christoph Reichert, Martin Hagner, Søren Jepsen, Andreas Jäger

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Bullying and Dentistry: the effects of malocclusion on school-aged children

This summary is based on the artcile published in the British Dental Journal: Bullying in schoolchildren – its relationship to dental appearance and psychosocial implications: an update for GDPs (May 2011) J. Seehra,J. T. Newton, and A. T. DiBiase Context Bullying in school-aged children is a global phenomenon. The effects of bullying can be both short- and long-term,  resulting in both physiological and psychological symptoms. It is likely that dental care professionals will encounter children who are subjected to bullying. Clinicians should be aware that children with a malocclusion could be subjected to persistent peer victimization, resulting in a negative impact on both their ...

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What is the best method to prepare enamel on teeth surface to improve the bonding of fixed orthodontic braces?

This summary is based on the Cochrane systematic review: Preparing tooth surfaces in preparation for the bonding of fixed orthodontic braces Context  Acid etching of tooth surfaces to promote the bonding of orthodontic attachments to the enamel has been a routine procedure in orthodontic treatment since the 1960s. Various types of orthodontic etchants and etching techniques have been introduced in the past five decades. Although a large amount of information on this topic has been published, there is a significant lack of consensus regarding the clinical effects of different dental etchants and etching techniques. Purpose of the Review To compare the ...

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What are the effects of oral health education and motivation on disease prevention and health promotion?

This summary is based on the article published by the Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics: Education and motivation in oral health — preventing disease and promoting health in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment (May-June 2011) Context It is incumbent upon dentists to prevent disease, minimize risks and promote health. Patients also need to be made aware of their role in oral health care. Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment find it particularly difficult to maintain satisfactory oral hygiene owing to the presence of bands, wires and ligatures. It is therefore crucial to establish preventive motivation and guidance methods to ensure mechanical control of dental plaque. In order to promote and maintain satisfactory oral ...

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Misuse of opioid pain medication in dentistry: Fact or fiction?

Derived from the Chronic Orofacial Pain Workshop of the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research, IMHA, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Montreal, November 2013 Gilles Lavigne, DMD, PhD, FRCD,  Professor, Faculté de médecine dentaire, Université de Montreal Mary Lynch, MD FRCPC,Professor Anesthesiology Psychiatry Pharmacology,Dalhousie University, To understand the misuse of prescription opioid analgesics (POA), it is critical to examine the definitions used in the research. The Canadian Alcohol and Drug Use Monitoring Survey (CADUMS) is an ongoing national survey that examines alcohol and drug use in Canadians 15 years of age and older. CADUMS defines the nonmedical use of prescription ...

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Online Survey: the perspectives of Canadian dentists and certified orthodontists about the provision of orthodontic care

Dr. Marc-Olivier Aucoin, a graduate Orthodontic Resident from the University of Manitoba, is seeking colleagues’ support to complete an online survey for masters’ thesis. Valuable prizes are available as a Thank You for your participation.  Dear Doctor, I respectfully seek your assistance in completing an online survey for the completion of my Masters’ thesis requirement. Below you will find the link to 10-minute survey titled: The perspectives of Canadian dentists and certified orthodontists about the provision of orthodontic care. The purpose of this survey is to collect information about the current state of aspects of orthodontics practice by Canadian dentists in ...

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