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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Prevention of Dental Caries in Children from Birth Through Five Years of Age: Recommendation Statement

This summary is based on the Recommendation Statement published in the American Family Physician journal by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Prevention of Dental Caries in Children from Birth Through Five Years of Age: Recommendation Statement (February 2015) Context Dental caries is the most common chronic disease in children in the United States.1 According to the 1999–2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 42% of children two to 11 years of age have dental caries in their primary teeth. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found adequate evidence that oral fluoride supplementation, also known as dietary fluoride ...

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Does the sugar found in medications increase the risk of caries?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association: Sugar content, cariogenicity, and dental concerns with commonly used medications (February 2015) Mark Donaldson, BSP, RPH, PharmD, FASHP, FACHE Jason H. Goodchild, DMD Joel B. Epstein, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C), FDS, RCS(Edin) Courtesy of the American Dental Association, you can access the full-text article for the next 3 months here (PDF) Context Oral adverse events such as cariogenicity are often overlooked as drug-associated effects because the sugar content of many medications may be negligible compared with the patients’ overall dietary intake of sugar. There are, ...

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Are more conservative root canal preparations and smaller tapered files better in preserving tooth structure during endo?

This question was submitted by a general dentist:  Are more conservative root canal preparations and smaller tapered files better in preserving tooth structure during endo? The trend seems to be shifting from large tapers(0.8.0.6) occlusally, plus large size files(30, 35) in order to facilitate access of irrigants and flushing into the depths back to keeping the canals narrow in order to preserve tooth structure and prevent fractures etc.  Do please advise. Dr. Mary Dabuleanu from Dabuleanu Dental and Dr. Suham Alexander provided this quick initial response:  It has been suggested that smaller access preparations and smaller tapered rotary files allow for more ...

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Conversation Opener: The latest research in the field of periodontal regeneration

Drs. Bernhard Ganss and Chris McCulloch spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about their latest research in the field of periodontal regeneration.   Dr. Bernhard Ganss is Professor and Vice-Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto Dr. Chris McCulloch is Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto  Watch the video interview    

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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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Oasis Patient Resource: A healthy mouth for your baby

This video and additional materials are provided to dentists to use for patient information. If you are interested in using the video in your own practice, please email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca and we will gladly provide you with the original Powerpoint presentation as well as the video file. You will then be able to customize it with your own logo and office information.  Download the PDF version  Watch the video presentation      

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Cancer screening and detection in high-risk communities: A conversation opener with Dr. Ajit Auluck

Dr. Ajit Auluck, dentist and oral cancer researcher, spoke with Dr. John O’keefe about early cancer detection and screening in the communities most at risk to developing oral cancer.                Watch the video of the conversation   Watch Dr. Auluck’s PPT Presentation: Oral Cancer Trends in B.C.   Dr. Auluck is a post-doctoral student with the LiVWELL research group at Simon Fraser University. He also works as a clinician scientist in the British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program. A component of his research focuses upon risk factors for developing oral cancers, among ethnic minorities and underprivileged communities ...

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Digital Impressions: A conversation opener with Dr. Effie Habsha

In this conversation opener, Dr. Effie Habsha, from Prosthodontics Associates, speaks to Dr. John O’Keefe about digital impressions and the latest systems available to dentists. Dr. Habsha also gives a brief overview of how the 3M True Definition Scanner works.  If you have questions about this topic or would like to ask Dr. Effie Habsha a question, please send us an email at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or directly email Dr. Habsha at ehabsha@buildyoursmile.com Dr. Effie Habsha is a prosthodontist at Prosthodontics Associates and holds various academic positions. Dr. Habsha’s bio      Watch the video conversation    

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