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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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View from the Chairside: Why I love Cast Post-Cores & You Should Too!

We are certainly very grateful to Dr. Paul Belzycki for the amount of time and effort he put in developing today’s presentation. Although you may find it long, the presentation is packed with valuable clinical information about complex cases that were restored using cast post-cores. In his hands, this technique has proven very successful at delivering restorations that continue to defy the test of time even after many years.  Dr. Belzycki is a dental surgeon from Toronto. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1979 and has kindly accepted to share four decades of ...

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Can Silver Diamine Fluoride Arrest Post-Radiation Caries? Case Report

Dr. Jessica Metcalfe prepared an Oasis presentation about the possibility of using silver diamine fluoride to arrest post-radiation caries. Silver diamine fluoride is fairly new in Canada; and to date its efficacy has only been proven with children and older adults. Through these cases, Dr. Metcalfe is exploring the possibility of helping patients who undergo radiation and experience dry mouth and subsequent caries. Dr. Metcalfe is staff dentist in the Department of Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre. I hope you find the information valuable and we always welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca ...

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Clinical Case: Managing Post-operative Complications Following Connective Tissue Graft

In June 2016, Dr. Peter Halford presented the first part of a clinical case that involved post-operative complications following connective tissue graft. I have invited Dr. Aditya Patel to present how the case was managed and resolved.  Dr. Patel is a Periodontist and a registered Fellow in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is part-time clinical instructor in the Graduate Periodontics department at Dalhousie University, Co-Director of the Perio By The Ocean Study Club for periodontics and implantology; and he practices in Halifax, Truro, and Sydney, Nova Scotia. As usual, I hope that you find the information valuable ...

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CE Showcase: Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in Pediatric Patients

Dr. Juan Yepes, Associate Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his upcoming session at the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver in March.  Dr. Yepes’ presentation will cover the most common radiographic diagnosis in children and adolescents. The first block of the session will review the basic of differential interpretation with practical application. Other topics included in the lecture are radiation safety and the use of cone beam CT in pediatric dentistry. Case-presentation will be the frame that guide the presentation. Attendees will:  Understand the basic principles of radiographic interpretation. Describe the most common radiographic ...

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DX Horribilis: What Went Wrong?

My sincere thanks go to Dr. Joel Fransen who took the time to prepare and share this important case with our Oasis audience. Such unfortunate situations happen and it’s great to be able to share them and learn from them.  Dr. Fransen is a seasoned endodontist in Richmond, BC and a frequent contributor to CDA Oasis.  I hope you find the information presented valuable. Please share your thoughts, questions and suggestions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Please email us (see email address above) to get the code to view the case.  Dr. Fransen’s ...

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