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To Retain or Extract a Tooth? Endo vs. Implants

Dr. Rakan Baaj presents a case where a decision had to be made to extract or retain a tooth for an implant.  Dr. Baaj is a board certified Prosthodontist. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Fellow-Elect of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He teaches at the University of Toronto and he is a reviewer for a few journals in his field. I hope you find the presentation useful. We always welcome your feedback, suggestions, and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager HIghlights The question of whether or ...

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Tooth Wear and Medical Conditions: The Role of the Dental Team

Two distinguished experts from King’s College in London were my guests for this posts. They spoke about a recent article they coauthored in the British Dental Journal, titled: Medical conditions and erosive tooth wear.  Dental professionals can identify signs and symptoms that suggest that an individual’s erosive tooth wear may be linked to a broader medical problem than just poor diet. As such, they play an important role in identifying underlying medical causes for erosive tooth wear and help prevent the likelihood of further deterioration in the individual’s oral health.  Dr. Rebecca Moazzez is Director of the Oral Clinical Research Unit and ...

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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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View from the Chairside: Why I Love Amalgam…And You Should Too!

Once again, I welcomed Dr. Paul Belzycki, dental surgeon from Toronto, to continue our series of clinical mentorship presentations. Dr. Belzycki presents a few interesting cases to show why he likes to use amalgam and why you should too. His premise follows research findings on the biochemical stability and durability of dental resin composites and is based on a clinical career that spans over close to four decades.  We hope that you enjoy the presentation and benefit from the clinical tips that he shares with you. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Until next time! ...

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What is the Clinical Relevance of Bond Strength?

Dr. Rick Carvalho is Professor in the Department of Biomaterials at the University of British Columbia. He joined me to speak about the relevance of laboratory research on bond strength and how it translates into clinical practice. Oftentimes, the durability of adhesive restorations is estimated from laboratory bond strength testing, and there is an equivocal assumption that higher bond strength indicates longer survival in the clinic. However, there are several and significant limitations to such association that need to be understood before relevant predictions can be made. I hope the interview sheds some light on questions that you might have ...

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View from the Chairside: Holy “Bleep” or the Anatomy of a Misadventure

Look for the password to watch the presentation in the Dec 20th CDA Oasis Bulletin or email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca to receive the password.   I was approached by Chiraz from CDA Oasis to present a case requiring extensive treatment to correct dental problems that resulted from clinical mismanagement by a previous clinician. In this post, it is not my intention to disparage any one individual, but to emphasize a Philosophy of Treatment that should not be obscured by the new technical wizardry and materials that are nowadays available to dentists. The main messages of this case presentation evolve around ...

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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: Root Resection Technique to Solve a Unique Clinical Dilemma

Continuing the series of cases that Dr. Paul Belzycki shared with us on CDA Oasis, here he is today presenting a case, using the root resection technique.  Dr. Paul Belzycki is a general dentist from Toronto, who has 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 welcomes your feedback and suggestions which you can share with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca We hope you find the case ...

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