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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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Case Conference: How would you manage this case of gingival recession?

Dr. Trudy Nwachukwu, third-year Periodontics Resident at the University of Manitoba, is presenting a case of gingival recession using two grafting techniques.  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 the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She is currently a third year Periodontics Resident at the University of Manitoba.   Click here to watch how this case was resolved.   Watch the Case Presentation (6 mins)   We welcome your responses to this clinical case. You have the option ...

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What is the role of hyperlipidemia in the interrelationship between diabetes and periodontitis?

This summary is based on the article published in Archives of Oral Biology: Interrelationship between diabetes and periodontitis: Role of hyperlipidemia (April 2015) Xiaodong Zhou, Wenyi Zhang, Xiaoli Liu, Wu Zhang, Yiming Li Context Diabetes mellitus and periodontitis are both common, chronic diseases. It is generally accepted that the inter-relationship between diabetes mellitus and periodontitis is a two-way relationship, i.e. the presence of one condition tends to increases the risk and severity of the other, and vice versa. Mechanisms for this two-way relationship are largely unknown. Hyperlipidemia is a group of disorders characterized by an excess of lipids in the ...

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Conversation Opener: The latest research in the field of periodontal regeneration

Drs. Bernhard Ganss and Chris McCulloch spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about their latest research in the field of periodontal regeneration.   Dr. Bernhard Ganss is Professor and Vice-Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto Dr. Chris McCulloch is Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto  Watch the video interview    

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