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Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium: Regenerative Endodontics & Pain Management

Dr. Anibal Diogenes is a speaker at the the inaugural Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium & Alumni Weekend to be held on June 7 to 9, 2018. The event is hosted by  the U of T Endodontic Alumni & Friends. Dr. Diogenes joined me to give our viewers more information about his two sessions at the symposium.  Dr. Anibal Diogenes received his D.D.S. from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil, his M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Diogenes is an associate ...

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Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium: Nanoparticle Guided Endodontics: A major paradigm shift

Dr. Anil Kishen is a speaker at the the inaugural Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium & Alumni Weekend to be held on June 7 to 9, 2018. The event is hosted by  the U of T Endodontic Alumni & Friends. Dr. Kishen joined me to give our viewers more information about his session at the symposium.  Dr. Kishen is  is Professor of Endodontics and Principal Investigator of the Nanoparticle Guided Functional Tissue Engineering Lab at the University of Toronto. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles with over 10 invention disclosures to his credit. Dr. Kishen has pioneered novel technologies for endodontic treatments and is a ...

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View from the Chairside: Teeth in a Day…Really?

Once again, I had the pleasure to work with and host Dr. Paul Belzycki, dental surgeon from Toronto. He continues his series of mentorship posts, presenting valuable clinical expertise gathered over four decades in private dental practice. As usual we are very grateful and thankful for his valuable contribution and continued support. I hope you enjoy watching the case. We always welcome your feedback, thoughts, suggestions, and questions. Email us at oasisdsicussions@cda-adc.ca or if you would like to call us, our toll-free number is 1-855-716-2747. Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Dr. Belzycki’s Thoughts Teeth in a day…really? Accurately fitting crowns ...

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To Retain or Extract a Tooth? Endo vs. Implants

Dr. Rakan Baaj presents a case where a decision had to be made to extract or retain a tooth for an implant.  Dr. Baaj is a board certified Prosthodontist. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Fellow-Elect of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He teaches at the University of Toronto and he is a reviewer for a few journals in his field. I hope you find the presentation useful. We always welcome your feedback, suggestions, and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager HIghlights The question of whether or ...

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Tooth Wear and Medical Conditions: The Role of the Dental Team

Two distinguished experts from King’s College in London were my guests for this posts. They spoke about a recent article they coauthored in the British Dental Journal, titled: Medical conditions and erosive tooth wear.  Dental professionals can identify signs and symptoms that suggest that an individual’s erosive tooth wear may be linked to a broader medical problem than just poor diet. As such, they play an important role in identifying underlying medical causes for erosive tooth wear and help prevent the likelihood of further deterioration in the individual’s oral health.  Dr. Rebecca Moazzez is Director of the Oral Clinical Research Unit and ...

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Healthy Smile Happy Child: Lift the Lip Program

Highlights Although the tooth decay rate has improved in Canada in the last 40 years, one-quarter of children are still affected by tooth decay and it is two to three times worse for children within vulnerable populations. A recent report from the Canadian Institute of Health Information revealed that the rate of dental surgery to treat severe Early Childhood Caries in Canada is 12.5/1000 children aged 1 to 5.  Tooth decay is a chronic and infectious disease that is 100% preventable. Daniella DeMaré and Lisette Dufour spoke to Dr. Suham Alexander about the “Lift the Lip” videos which were produced ...

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How Important Is It to Treatment Plan for the Patient with Oral Cancer?

I had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Lauren Levi to a CDA Oasis conversation about treating patients with head and neck cancer. Oral cancer therapy is associated with a multitude of head and neck sequelae and dentists are pressed to come up with a treatment plan that not only minimizes the risk of these sequelae but also help educate the patient about oral hygiene instruction and methods to help reduce risk for developing these conditions. Dr. Levi is is Clinical Instructor in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.  My hope is that you find the information ...

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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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