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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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Quick Fact: What are pre-eruptive caries?

This is a quick fact presented by Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor Pre-eruptive caries (also referred to as occult or hidden caries) has an unclear etiology as well as pathogenesis. As the tooth is usually encased in its crypt, it is unlikely that it is exposed to any cariogenic bacteria. Some theories hypothesize that the cariogenic process is initiated by internal resorptive processes that are precipitated by pressure exerted by abutting teeth or ectopic positioning of the tooth itself. The carious lesions are most often located at the DEJ in the occlusal surface of the tooth.

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What are the early signs of periodontal disease?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: What are the early signs of periodontal disease? Dr. Gordon Schwartz, from GumDocs, in collaboration with Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, provided this quick initial response

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Sodabriety: intervening against the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of School Health: Piloting ‘‘Sodabriety’’: A School-Based Intervention to Impact Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Rural Appalachian High Schools (March 2014)

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