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Using LED Lights in Your Office: Are Your Eyes at Risk?

By Dr. Richard Price In 2011 researchers at Dalhousie University highlighted the potential ocular damage to dental professionals from dental curing lights. ‘Evaluation of Ocular Hazards from 4 Types of Curing Lights
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What can you do to prevent early childhood caries?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Ross Anderson about the prevalence of early childhood caries, also known as “the silent epidemic” and what dentists can do to help. 

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Between Gluma, Duraflor and other 1.1% fluoride toothpastes, what works best for dentin hypersensitivity?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: Between Gluma, Duraflor and other 1.1% fluoride toothpastes, what works best for dentin hypersensitivity?

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How do you prepare primary molars for stainless steel crowns? Video Presentation

This question was submitted by a general dentist: How do you prepare primary molars for stainless steel crowns and how do you crimp and cement these crowns? Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Discussions Editor, provided this quick initial response

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Your opinion: How would you treat this case?

By Dr. Emad Girgis A female patient in her 50, with no medical conditions and is not taking any medications, had CTG done 8 months ago. Now she complains of burning sensation from the donor site in the palate, the tissues look normal, but she says she experiences a burning sensation when her tongue touches the area. She says she sometimes has to take Advil. Any advice????  

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WHO opens public consultation on draft sugars guideline

The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a public consultation on its draft guideline on sugars intake. When finalized, the guideline will provide countries with recommendations on limiting the consumption of sugars to reduce public health problems like obesity and dental caries (commonly referred to as tooth decay). Read the draft guideline 

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What is the link between periodontal disease and obesity?

This summary is based on the review article published in the International Journal of Stomatology and Occlusion Medicine: Periodontal disease and obesity (March 2013) P. Aravind Kumar, P. Mohan Kumar, A. Krishna Rao, G. Krishna Dileep

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Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) 2014 Recommendations

This summary is based on the 2014 Recommendations of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program

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