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Lift the Lip: Uncovering the dangers of early childhood caries

Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, spoke with Dr. Olva Odlum, senior scholar in the Department of Preventive Dentistry at the University of Manitoba, about the issue of extreme early childhood caries and their link to systemic health.       Listen to the audio interview   Interview Highlights The number of children between the ages of 2 and 5 presenting in hospitals every year with obvious signs of malnutrition is staggering. These are children with extreme early childhood caries. It is important for Canadian dentists to know about this issue because current research shows that broken and abscessed teeth in very ...

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What are the immediate and long-term considerations for the GP dentist providing dental care to children who have undergone cancer therapy or bone marrow transplantation?”

This question was submitted by a general dentist: What are the immediate and long term considerations for the GP dentist providing dental care to children who have undergone cancer therapy or bone marrow transplantation?” Dr. Carol Janik and Caroline Fulop provided this initial response.  The focus of this article is to provide practitioners with guidance on the clinical considerations for pediatric patients who have undergone cancer therapy or bone marrow transplantation. For more information on patients who have been diagnosed and are planned to initiate treatment or those patients currently undergoing therapy please consider referral to a hospital pediatric dentist and ...

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“Failure to Erupt Syndrome”: Myth or Reality?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: Three siblings have been diagnosed with “failure to erupt syndrome.” The oldest had removal surgery and implants. How rare is this syndrome and how common for all three to have it?  Dr. Ian McConnachie, pediatric dentist at Woodroffe Pediatric Dentistry, provided the following initial and quick response. I am unaware of any condition called “Failure to Erupt Syndrome.” There is a small list of conditions where one finds a failure of at least several teeth to erupt. The one we all remember from our dental student days is cleidocranial dysplasia and the slide of ...

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How are bisphosphonates used in children? Review of the literature and guidelines for dental management

This summary is based on the article published in the Australian Dental Journal: The use of bisphosphonates in children: review of the literature and guidelines for dental management (March 2014)

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Audio File: What is the emergency treatment of an avulsed tooth?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: What is the emergency treatment of an avulsed tooth?   Dr. Suham Alexander interviewed Drs. Rodrigo Sanches Cunha, DDS MSc PhD FRCD(C) and Scott Leckie DMD about the treatment of the emergency scenario of avulsed tooth. 

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Intrusive luxation of permanent teeth: what are the important factors for treatment decision-making? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Dental Traumatology: Intrusive luxation of permanent teeth: a systematic review of factors important for treatment decision‐making (June 2014)

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Pre-eruptive caries by Dr. Ian McConnachie

Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, interviewed Dr. Ian McConnachie, pediatric dentist at Woodroffe Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Ian McConnachie is a pediatric dentist practicing in Ottawa as well as on staff at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He is currently the consulting editor for the YourOralHealth.ca magazine of the Ontario Dental Association and member of the Editorial Board for Ontario Dentist. Dr. McConnachie is a member of the Expert Panel of Reviewers and Advisors of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. In the summer of 2008, Dr. McConnachie participated as a speaker at a symposium on Designing Dental Programs for ...

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What can you do to prevent early childhood caries?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Ross Anderson about the prevalence of early childhood caries, also known as “the silent epidemic” and what dentists can do to help. 

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