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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: A contemporary review of white spot lesions in orthodontics (April 2013) Context White spot lesions (WSL) associated with ﬁxed orthodontic appliances are a common adverse effect of orthodontic treatment and represent a signiﬁcant challenge to achieving esthetic excellence. Purpose The purpose of this article is to review the current evidence regarding diagnosis, risk assessment, prevention, intratreatment management, and post-orthodontic treatment of WSL and to provide clinical recommendations useful for both the orthodontist and the general dentist. Key Messages White spot lesions associated with orthodontic treatment are a ...Read More »
This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Orthodontics and Cranofacial Research: Metabolic changes of human dental pulp after rapid palatal expansion (August 2013) F. L. Wei; J. Geng; J. Guo; Q. Y. Guo; H. Wang; D. X. Liu; B. J. Zhang; C. L. Wang. Metabolic changes of human dental pulp after rapid palatal expansion. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2013 Aug;16(3):185-92. Context Rapid Palatal Expansion is (RPE) is an orthopedic technique frequently used to correct maxillary constriction and posterior cross-bite. High forces are produced during active expansion of the mid-palatal suture by RPE. Recently, the response of dental pulp tissue to orthodontic treatment ...Read More »
This summary is based on the position paper published by the Canadian Sleep Society on the role of dentistry in managing obstructive sleep apnea: Position paper by Canadian dental sleep medicine professionals regarding the role of different health care professionals in managing obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliances Full Text (PDF) Context The present Canadian position paper contains recommendations for the management by dentists of sleep-disordered breathing in adults with the use of oral appliances (OAs) as a treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The recommendations are based on literature reviews and expert panel consensus. OAs offer an effective, ...Read More »