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Guided Surgery for Implants with Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Dr. Barzilay discusses guided surgery with respect to implant surgery.  Highlights Implant surgery has always been guided. We used to guide surgeons as to where we wanted implants placed and they would try their best to place them in those exact positions or as close to them as possible. Nowadays, “guided surgery” has become more exact with the use of information from CBCTs and digital software systems. As a result, currently, CAD/CAM guided surgeries involve very precise implant placement not possible just a short time ago. Key messages CBCT radiography should be considered the gold standard now in implant dentistry ...

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Peri-Implant Diseases with Dr. Mehdi Noroozi

Dr. Mehdi Noroozi comes back to speak to us about peri-implant diseases through the presentation of few cases. Highlights In this presentation, Dr. Noroozi talks about peri-implant disease which is often a result of improper diagnosis and treatment planning. It is important to educate our patients about the risk of peri-implant diseases. Currently, there are a significant number of implants that have inflammation or infection in practice. However, not all bone loss around implants is attributable to peri-implantitis. Bone loss could result from biologic width establishment, bone remodelling and early implant failure. Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory reaction around the tissues of ...

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Digital versus conventional impressions for fixed prosthodontics: A systematic review and meta-analysis

This summary is based on the article published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry: Digital versus conventional impressions for fixed prosthodontics: A systematic review and meta-analysis (August 2016) Context  In the fabrication of fixed multi- or single unit dental restorations, the accuracy of marginal and internal fit are integral to the long-term success of the crowns. Discrepancies in the internal fit can adversely affect the seating of the crown as well as the marginal fit. Typically, an impression captures the restorations’ margins and their internal aspects. Nowadays, impressions can be made using conventional impression materials such as polyether or polyvinyl siloxane or ...

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AAE and AAOMR Joint Position Statement on CBCT

Dr. Rob Roda, Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics and the Endodontic Consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his lecture during the CARDP meeting and which evolved around the updated guidelines on Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Highlights 3-D imagery has revolutionized diagnosis and decision-making and currently, is widely used in endodontics. New guidelines recommend that CBCT should be used correctly but, judiciously. These guidelines are clinically-based compared to those of other organizations. To this effect, they discuss clinically-relevant situations where CBCT would enhance clinical and patient outcomes. Guidelines Summary Recommendation 1: Intraoral radiographs ...

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Tips on Treating Infants and Toddlers in your Practice

In this video, Dr. Reza Nouri gives us practical advice and answers questions he commonly receives from general practitioners regarding the management and treatment of pediatric patients including: What advice do I give parents about infant oral health care? What kind of toothpaste should I use for my infant? What kind of fluoride applications should I use? How do I restore 1° teeth? Watch the video presentation  

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Clinical Tips for Everyday Pediatric and Adolescent Dental Care

Dr. Reza Nouri is a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry, and has been a Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia since 1994. Highlights Dr. Reza Nouri gives practitioners sage advice about how to help optimize dental health the in the perinatal and infant stages. Good nutrition and its effect on teeth are significant as tooth development starts as early as 5 weeks intrauterine. Similarly, premature birth and low birth weight, as well as smoking and drug abuse by the expecting mother, have detrimental effect on the dentition. Systemic fluoride has neither a preventive nor ...

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51 Million Missed School Hours: a Myth? Dr. Burton Edelstein

Highlights 51 million is an all-too often cited statistic relating to the number of missed school hours amongst the population of US children. But what does this number really reflect? The study by Edelstein and Reisine found that searching for “51 million missed school hours for children” results in a wide range of material related to pediatric oral health. This, itself, contributes to the misinterpretation or misunderstanding of the social implications of children’s oral health. With respect to missed school hours, 51 million really represents less than 1/10 of one percent of the total numbers of hours that children spend ...

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Single Implants and Occlusion with Dr. Izchak Barzilay

In this video conversation with Dr. John O’Keefe, Dr. Izchak Barzilay, from Prosthodontic Associates, presents important information about single implants and occlusion.  Highlights Single implants and occlusion is a “hot” topic these days. Although specialists and generalists alike are placing implant and restorations frequently, more education on maintenance of implants is required. Clinicians must be aware of the difference between natural teeth and implants. Natural teeth are connected to bone via the periodontal ligament; whereas, fixed and rigid implants are connected to bone through a direct connection, osseointegration. Because of the way the two entities are connected to bone, the ...

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