Periodontics

View from the Chairside: Teeth in a Day…Really?

Once again, I had the pleasure to work with and host Dr. Paul Belzycki, dental surgeon from Toronto. He continues his series of mentorship posts, presenting valuable clinical expertise gathered over four decades in private dental practice. As usual we are very grateful and thankful for his valuable contribution and continued support. I hope you enjoy watching the case. We always welcome your feedback, thoughts, suggestions, and questions. Email us at oasisdsicussions@cda-adc.ca or if you would like to call us, our toll-free number is 1-855-716-2747. Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Dr. Belzycki’s Thoughts Teeth in a day…really? Accurately fitting crowns ...

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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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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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View from the Chairside: Artistic Interpretation and Smile Design

Highlights In the anterior segment, as the number of guiding landmarks to determine restorative tooth anatomy decreases, the need for artistic interpretation to create new landmarks increases. In this presentation, Dr. Paul Belzycki recounts his personal clinical experience in attaining that artistic vision. In his opinion, only so much can be acquired didactically, much of it is a result of trial and error, learned by personally contouring extensive restorations in the provisional phase to ensure the achievement of a mutually agreed upon design with the patient. Once established, that design must be effectively communicated with laboratory to guide that phase ...

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View from the Chairside: Comprehensive Management of Restorative Endeavour of a Patient with a Cleft Lip and Palate

It is always a pleasure to welcome Dr. Paul Belzycki, general dentist from Toronto, who volunteered a number of clinical cases that will be presented on Oasis Discussions. Dr. Belzycki’s experience spans over 38 years of clinical practice in which he treated several complex cases that have required a combination of periodontal, endodontic, and prosthodontic treatments.  Dr. Belzycki shared his thoughts about the art and science of dentistry in a previous post that you can view by following this link. I hope you find the case presentation valuable. Should you wish to ask Dr. Belzycki a question or to share ...

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Squid Ink in Photoacoustic Imaging for Periodontal Probing

Dr. Jesse Jokerst is Assistant Professor in the Department of NanoEngineering at the University of California in San Diego and the co-author of a very recent study that examined the use this food-grade cuttlefish ink as a contrast medium in photoacoustic ultrasound for imaging of probing depths. The study was published in the Journal of Dental Research (September 2017) and is titled: Photoacoustic Imaging for Noninvasive Periodontal Probing Depth Measurements.  He kindly accepted my invitation to speak about his study and shed some light about a promising bourgeoning technique. He also prepared a very informative presentation to further explain the new ...

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The Paradox of Pain in Periodontal Diseases

Dr. Andy Grant accepted my request for an interview although he is not a dentist 🙂 Nevertheless, his interest in studying pain in general coupled with a suggestion made by his colleague, a dentist, brought about two articles related to pain in dentin hypersensitivity and periodontal diseases. He joined from London to tell our viewers more about the findings of the two studies. I hope you find the interview interesting and that you share your feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights TRPA1 and TRPV4 Activation in Human Odontoblasts Stimulates ATP Release The mechanism of pain in ...

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Perforated Barrier Membrane to Enhance Guided Tissue Regeneration of Periodontal Defects

Dr. Fady Genedy is a member of a US-Egyptian team who developed an enhancement to occlusive collagen membranes in an effort to improve guided tissue regeneration. The team included Professors Vincent Iacono and Ahmed Gamal. Dr. Genedy spoke with me from Cairo, Egypt, about how the project came about and presented a brief clinical case of how the perforated membrane works.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Gamal AY, Aziz M, Salama MH, Iacono VJ. Gingival crevicular fluid bone morphogenetic protein-2 release profile following the use of modified perforated membrane barriers in localized intrabony defects: a randomized clinical trial. J Int Acad Periodontol. 2014 Apr;16(2):55-63. Access the full article Gamal ...

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