From Dr. Cesare Ciavarro, Coronation Dental Specialty Group Dental patients often present while being treated with different forms of anticoagulation therapy, among which Aspirin remains one of the most commonly encountered drugs. Aspirin, or Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA), works as a cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor, thereby blocking prostaglandin and thromboxane production and ultimately preventing platelets from aggregating (1, 2). Besides its anti-inflammatory and analgesic features, this drug can also be used alone or in combination with other anticoagulants to prevent unwanted thrombi, thereby diminishing Cerebrovascular and/or Cardiovascular embolic events. (3, 4) Nonetheless, there are still many questions regarding the potential bleeding hazards associated with ...Read More »
Debating Imaging Radiation Exposure: Study Illustrates Importance of Considering Short-Term vs. Long-Term Risk.Read More »
With the explosion of cone beam CT the amount of data being generated is staggering. Anders Ynnerman gives a TED talk about how data is being stored and re-processed to help us better understand the human body. He covers the size of the data explosion, virtual autopsy, functional MRI and more. A very interesting lecture.Read More »
From Dr. Milan Madhavji of Canaray Oral Radiology and Dr. Ian Furst of Coronation Dental Specialty Group A 23 year old female presents for orthodontic consultation regarding tooth #2.3 which is rotated and has a crown that appears mildly deformed. See the 1st video below for a panorex and CT with 3D reformatting. The 2nd video has the answer and/or you can download the PDF radiology report. This link contains the final radiology report QUESTION VIDEO ANSWER VIDEORead More »
Is Atraumatic restorative treatment an option for restoring occlusoproximal caries lesions in primary teeth?
Have you seen this article? Is Atraumatic restorative treatment an option for restoring occlusoproximal caries lesions in primary teeth? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Read more: http://www.mdlinx.com/dentistry/news-article.cfm/4306281/teethocclusoproximal-caries#ixzz2DiZMfmIeRead More »
Based on scientific evidence, what is the best method of post-operative pain management following surgical extractions?
For a surgical extraction (flap, bone removal) what do you usually prescribed? Leave us your comments. Has the new legislative requirements in Ontario on narcotic prescriptions changed your practice? From Dr. Stephen Cho, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Coronation Dental Specialty Group & Staff Surgeon, Cambridge Memorial Hospital Pain management in dentistry is an important objective, necessary for patients’ comfort and trust. There are numerous medications and strategies which could be utilized for post-operative pain management following surgical extractions such as wisdom teeth extration. In his review on combination analgesic therapy in dental pain, Mehlisch suggests that monotherapy (eg acetaminophen alone) in treatment ...Read More »
Interesting debate going on in Monday’s post comments. What is the appropriate concentration of hypochlorite? 5% is used by many endodontists, .5% is often recommended in case of hypochlorite accident, 1.25% was recently recommended for in vitro studies for regenerative endo to preserve any live cells in HERS. According to the recent article in JCDA Express there are other options. What do you use?Read More »
Dr. Sarah Abitbol, Endodontist, Coronation Dental Specialty Group with Dr. Ian Furst, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Coronation Dental Specialty Group Here’s a case that involves regenerative endodontics. If you’re not sure what regenerative endodontics is or if you’d like a quick tutorial on the biologic basis for it, we’ve created an interactive backgrounder. For a flash version (desktops) click here For a non-flash version (HTML5, ipads and some phones) click here. (some phones do not support the audio), appx 9MB file Clinical Question An 11 year old girl presents with swelling and pain in the left mandible and a fistula adjacent to ...Read More »