Prosthodontics

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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Optimal Smile Line Esthetics

It is always a pleasure to host Dr. George Priest, who has kindly prepared a second presentation for us on Oasis Discussions. In this interview, Dr. Priest defines what an optimal smile line is and how to achieve it.  Dr. Priest is a Prosthodontist practicing in South Carolina. He is a prominent dental speaker and has educated dentists in the U.S. and abroad for more than 20 years, and is published in many peer-reviewed dental journals. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and I hope you do too. if you would like to share your feedback with us, please do so at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA ...

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Recall and Maintenance of Patients with Tooth-Borne and Implant-Borne Dental Restorations

I thank Drs. Avinash Bidra and Don Curtis for taking the time to speak with me about the webinar they hosted as part of the Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Education and Development.  The webinar discusses systematic reviews on the maintenance of tooth-borne and implant-borne restorations and clinical practice guidelines as the basis for effective maintenance programs. I hope you enjoy the conversation and find it relevant to your practice! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Visit the webinar website Clinical Practice Guidelines for Recall and Maintenance of Patients with Tooth-Borne and Implant-Borne Dental Restorations (PDF) Highlights The clinical practice guidelines presented ...

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A Primer on Maxillary Defects

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Angela Wong and Dr. Ruth Aponte Wesson, maxillofacial prosthodontists, about maxillary defects. Dr. Angela Wong, DMD, MS, FRCD(C) is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist currently in private practice in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Ruth Aponte Wesson, DDS, MS, FACP is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist and Associate Professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Highlights Etiology Maxillary defects can present at birth as with cleft lip and palate or they can be acquired during life. Most acquired maxillary defects are caused by cancer, other causes include infection, trauma or other diseases. Oral cancer makes up about 3% ...

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Guided Surgery for Implants with Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Dr. Barzilay discusses guided surgery with respect to implant surgery.  Highlights Implant surgery has always been guided. We used to guide surgeons as to where we wanted implants placed and they would try their best to place them in those exact positions or as close to them as possible. Nowadays, “guided surgery” has become more exact with the use of information from CBCTs and digital software systems. As a result, currently, CAD/CAM guided surgeries involve very precise implant placement not possible just a short time ago. Key messages CBCT radiography should be considered the gold standard now in implant dentistry ...

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Peri-Implant Diseases with Dr. Mehdi Noroozi

Dr. Mehdi Noroozi comes back to speak to us about peri-implant diseases through the presentation of few cases. Highlights In this presentation, Dr. Noroozi talks about peri-implant disease which is often a result of improper diagnosis and treatment planning. It is important to educate our patients about the risk of peri-implant diseases. Currently, there are a significant number of implants that have inflammation or infection in practice. However, not all bone loss around implants is attributable to peri-implantitis. Bone loss could result from biologic width establishment, bone remodelling and early implant failure. Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory reaction around the tissues of ...

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Digital versus conventional impressions for fixed prosthodontics: A systematic review and meta-analysis

This summary is based on the article published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry: Digital versus conventional impressions for fixed prosthodontics: A systematic review and meta-analysis (August 2016) Context  In the fabrication of fixed multi- or single unit dental restorations, the accuracy of marginal and internal fit are integral to the long-term success of the crowns. Discrepancies in the internal fit can adversely affect the seating of the crown as well as the marginal fit. Typically, an impression captures the restorations’ margins and their internal aspects. Nowadays, impressions can be made using conventional impression materials such as polyether or polyvinyl siloxane or ...

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Distinct Oral Neutrophil Subsets Define Health and Periodontal Disease States

Dr. Michael Glogauer, from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, recently published an article in the Journal of Dental Research titled: Distinct Oral Neutrophil Subsets Define Health and Periodontal Disease States. In this interview Dr. Glaogauer gives further details about this research and its significance for dentistry.  Highlights Neutrophils exit the vasculature and swarm to sites of inflammation and infection. However, these cells are abundant in the healthy, inflammation-free human oral environment, suggesting a unique immune surveillance role within the periodontium. We hypothesize that neutrophils in the healthy oral cavity occur in an intermediary parainflammatory state that allows them to interact ...

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