Periodontics

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Oral and Systemic Health of the Periodontal Patient

I had the pleasure to meet and speak with Patricia Worcester, RDH, CDA and founder and clinical director of Mission Possible…Best Hygiene, as well as international speaker and published author. She spoke about her session at ASM 2017 titled: Oral and Systemic Health of the Periodontal Patient. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The presentation tackles the new etiology of periodontal disease and how the patients’ systemic health is a major influencing factor in their susceptibility to acquire periodontal disease. The presentation shows the relationship factors between numerous systemic health conditions and oral health, and vice versa. Attendees will learn how to be ...

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A Paradigm Shift in Periodontal Disease

Drs. Ian Needleman and Adam Roberts spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about a new paradigm shift in periodontal disease.  Highlights Periodontal disease is a progressive condition associated with bacteria. There has been little in terms of innovation with respect to periodontal disease. Traditional approaches have focused on eliminating bacteria; however, there may be alternative or adjunct treatments which can influence the ecology of the oral cavity. It is impossible to “sterilize” the oral cavity. This has led to new thinking about the use of probiotics as an adjunct to periodontal disease treatment. Various diseases are linked to dysbiosis in the ...

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What is the Impact of Using Antimicrobials on the Development of Bacterial Resistance in Periodontal Disease?

Drs. Ian Needleman and Adam Roberts spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the impact of antimicrobials on bacterial resistance in periodontal disease.  Highlights Antimicrobial resistance is a newsworthy item in healthcare. This is a global dilemma as bacteria are able to proliferate in the presence of antibiotics which are meant to eliminate them. Overuse, misuse and inappropriate use in farming, agriculture and healthcare has led to this phenomenon. Every single use of antibiotics increases the selective pressure wherever they are to develop resistance which can happen in an instant. Resistant phenotypes can occur whether or not an antibiotic has been ...

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CE Showcase: Periodontal health for a better life with Dr. Iain Chapple

Dr. Iain Chapple, speaker at the 2016 British Dental Association meeting, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his presentation.  Highlights Dr. Iain Chapple recently spoke at the British Dental Association’s conference and his lecture was titled “Periodontal Health for a Better Life”. Over 90% of the population, 65 years and older, has at least one chronic non-communicable disease such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease etc. and ~80% of these patients have 2 or more such conditions or co-morbidities. Chronic periodontitis is also categorized as a chronic non-communicable disease and in its most severe form is the sixth most common ...

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Systemic antibiotics and the risk of superinfection in peri-implantitis

This summary is based on an article published in the Archives of Oral Biology: Systemic antibiotics and the risk of superinfection in peri-implantitis (April 2016) Fernando Verdugo; Theresia Laksmana; Agurne Uribarri Context Peri-implantitis has emerged in the last few years as a complication difficult to resolve. The etiopathogenesis consensus is mainly attributed to bacteria. Controversy exists regarding disease initiation, namely whether specific pathogenic microbiota are indeed the true initiators of bone loss around implants or if they are secondary to a disbalanced foreign body reaction coupled with background factors, such as poorly fabricated implants placed by unqualified clinicians (Albrektsson et al., 2014; Qian, Wennerberg, & Albrektsson, ...

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Graduate Periodontology Program

September 1 is the application deadline for new Graduate Periodontology Program at the University of Alberta

Are you considering a career as a periodontist or as a researcher in the area of periodontology? If so, the new graduate periodontology program being offered at the University of Alberta might just be right for you. If you hope to begin graduate studies in 2017, you will have to get your application in before September 1, 2016. In this 3 minute video interview, the director of the new program and head of Periodontology, Dr. Liran Levin highlights some key information about the program.     September 1 will be the annual application deadline for the program which has two ...

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Case Conference: Lower Molar Extraction with Dr. Ziv Simon

Dr. Ziv Simon, Periodontist and creator of Surgical Master, presented this case in an interview with Dr. Suham Alexander.  To download Dr. Ziv Simon’s free e-book, click here To visit Dr. Ziv’s Simon’s Youtube Channel, click here           We welcome your feedback about this case. You have the option to remain anonymous in leaving your feedback. Please note that all your comments are moderated by the CDA Oasis Team and no comments go live immediately. Your feedback is sent to us in the form of an email which is accessed by the CDA Oasis Team and is not shared ...

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“Sharing my Clinical Experience as a Periodontist” with Dr. Edy Braun

In these two videos, Dr. Edy Braun shares some clinical pearls from his practical experience as a periodontist. Dr. Braun is a periodontist in the GTA. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1997 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology and  continued on at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry to obtain his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2001. Later, Dr. Braun decided to broaden his international experience by continuing his education in the United States. He entered a General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, ...

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