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Dental Talks 2017: The Nature of Oral Biofilms in Childhood – a Key for Health and Disease

In preparation of the Dental Talks event that is offered by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, I spoke with Dr. Svante Twetman about the topic of his keynote speech: The Nature of Oral Biofilms in Childhood – a Key for Health and Disease.  Dr. Twetman is a pediatric dentist and professor in cariology and pediatric dentistry at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  I hope you enjoy the conversation and have a chance to attend the Dental Talks 2017 in Toronto. Please share your thoughts and feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights ...

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How Successful are Stainless Steel Crowns as Interim Restorations for Pediatric Patients?

Adult stainless-steel crowns are used as interim restorations on young permanent teeth until a permanent restoration can be placed. However, there is little known about the longevity of these crowns. I reached out to Dr. Keri Discepolo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Craniofacial Sciences in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center, since she had recently published an article about the topic in the International Journal of pediatric Dentistry titled: Investigation of adult stainless-steel crown longevity as an interim restoration in pediatric patients. I hope you find the interview informative and please share your feedback with ...

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CAPD 2017: Treatment of Facial Injuries in Children and Adolescents

I had the pleasure to meet and speak with Dr. Leland McFadden about his participation in the upcoming meeting of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Winnipeg, September 14 to 16, 2017. His session is titled: Treatment of Facial Injuries in Children and Adolescents.  if you are interested in attending the conference, you can find more information on how to register by visiting the CAPD meeting webpage.  Enjoy the conversation! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights This talk will discuss the etiology and incidence of facial trauma in children and adolescent patients. Clinical and radiographic assessment of the injured patient ...

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How to Manage Grinding in Children & Is Grinding a Symptom of Other Problems?

I’d like to sincerely thank Dr. Michael Sigal, Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, who provided a response to two questions that we received following our call for questions in pediatric dentistry.  Dr. Sigal has kindly agreed to respond to other questions, so please email those to us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Questions My question is about grinding in children. I see a good number of kids that grind their teeth and sometimes their dentition is really worn down. How do we treat this and at what age is a night guard ...

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What is the Recurrence of Caries after Treatment under General Anesthesia?

Dr. Reza Nouri, Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry in the greater Vancouver area, comes back to present the following topic: the recurrence of early childhood caries after treatment under general anesthesia. Highlights Early childhood caries (ECC) is the most common chronic childhood disease which involves high expenditures from our healthcare system. Advanced cases of ECC are often treated under general anesthesia (GA) due to the young age of the patient(s). Medical management of these severe cases can cost up to $1400 per patient and this does not address the underlying dental issues. The CIH reports that approximately one third of day surgeries ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Staged Care: New Solutions in Treating Early Childhood Caries

Dr. Ian McConnachie, pediatric dentist in Ottawa, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his session at ASM 2017: Staged Care New Solution in Treating Early Childhood Caries. Highlights The new standard of care for infants and young children is initial examination by first birthday at the latest. In spite of this, many dentists do not follow this, and incidence of early childhood caries remains unacceptably high and treatment needs often require significant interventions, including general anesthesia. A new treatment algorithm will be discussed, along with specific treatment solutions which will assist the general practitioner to treat this child and enjoy doing ...

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Silver Diamine Fluoride in Caries Management

Dr. Flavia Lamberghini, Pediatric dentist in Chicago, spoke with Dr, Suham Alexander about silver diamine fluoride and its use in caries management.  Highlights Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), although not currently available in Canada, is a safe and effective topical agent which helps to arrest tooth decay in patients with high caries risk who are unable to tolerate conventional care from the very young to the elderly. It is currently being used in the United States and has been used in Japan for more than 80 years. SDF, a colourless solution with a pH of 10, is composed of silver, fluoride and ...

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Improving the Quality of Dental Trauma Care: Two Cases

Dr. Raymond Lee, Chief of Dentistry at the London Health Sciences Centre, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about some common mishaps occurring when treating children with traumatic dental injuries. Highlights Dr. Lee has learned from experience that assumptions can sometimes lead to increased pain and less desirable outcomes for young patients. Dental trauma, including fractured teeth, are frequent in young children that have not gained their balance when learning to walk for example. As such, these young children will present frequently with injuries ranging from slight extrusion to complete avulsion of the teeth as the primary teeth have short roots and ...

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