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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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CDA Oasis Conversations: Finding the Missing Link: Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Drs. Liran Levin and Maria Febbraio spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest research done at the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry about the missing link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. Watch the interview Dr. Liran Levin Dr. Levin is the Head of the Periodontology Division at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Dr. Levin was the Head of Research at the School of Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine – Technion IIT Haifa, Israel. Dr. ...

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Case Conference: Managing a case of gingival recession. Case Resolution

Dr. Trudy Nwachukwu, third-year Periodontics Resident at the University of Manitoba, presents the resolution of the case on gingival recession using two grafting techniques. At the end of the video, Dr. Anastasia Cholakis discusses the dentists’ feedback that we received for this case.  We would like to thank our viewers who took the time to respond to the case questions and leave their feedback.  Click here to watch the case presentation   Dr. Trudy Nwachukwu is a 2004 graduate of the University of Benin, Nigeria. She practiced general dentistry in Dublin, Ireland before completing a Masters degree in Dental Public Health at ...

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Is weight gain associated with the incidence of periodontitis? A systematic review and meta-analysis

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology: Is weight gain associated with the incidence of periodontitis? A systematic review and meta-analysis (June 2015) Gustavo G. Nascimento, Fabio R.M. Leite, Loc G. Do, Karen G. Peres, Marcos B. Correa, Flavio F. Demarco and Marco A. Peres   Context When an unbalance between calorific intake and energy expenditure occurs, the body may excessively accumulate fat leading to overweight and further to obesity (Martinez et al. 2014). Several reports have demonstrated the adverse effects of obesity on chronic health outcomes, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, infectious ...

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What are the benefits of laser therapy?

This response summary is based on “Laser-Assisted Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy” in Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry (2nd Edition), Elsevier, 2016 Mary Lynn Smith & Angie Mott In any periodontal therapy, it is essential that contaminants be thoroughly removed from the tooth structure. Lasers have a direct damaging effect on bacteria, supporting the body’s healing response. Incorporating lasers into conventional therapies helps accomplish treatment objectives. Instrumentation in conventional non-surgical periodontal therapy focuses on the tooth structure and debridement most often is accomplished by means of manual and power scaling. In the future, lasers also will be used for root debridement. Although ...

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What are the basic types of bone-grafting materials used for the treatment of periodontal defects and what is osseous coagulum?

Grafts include autografts (intraoral, extraoral), allografts, alloplasts, and xenografts. The autografts may be harvested from the patient’s hip and rib (extraoral) or from a healing extraction socket, chin, maxillary tuberosity, or retromolar areas (intraoral). Allografts consist of freeze-dried bone and freeze-dried decalcified bone from another source (usually cadaver bone). Alloplasts are synthetic materials; the most commonly used are tricalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, and hydroxyapatite. Xenografts are typically bovine-based. Osseous coagulum is another type of grafting material, normally obtained during osseous surgery. The bone or blood shavings are collected and then packed into the defect in an attempt to promote new bone formation. Because the bone is predominantly cortical, ...

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