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Clinical Case: When would you consider serial extraction? (VIDEO SOLUTION)

A 9-year old girl presents to your office for routine examination when you notice that teeth 5.3 and 6.3 have exfoliated prematurely and the 1.4 is erupting very near the 1.2. Your assessment from examination, xrays and models is that she is a young girl in mixed dentition with a hypoplastic maxilla characterized by a shalllow overbite and crowding. You consider serial extraction. How severe is the crowding? What allows you to make the diagnosis of crowding? What are the indications for serial extraction in this case and are there any contraindications? From Drs. Austin Chen, Vaughan Orthodontics and Ian ...

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What was the first article published in the JCDA?

Have you ever wondered about the history of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association? The modern bilingual JCDA was formed in 1935 from an amalgamation of the Dominion Dental Journal and La Revue Dentaire Canadienne. The Dominion Dental Journal was founded by Dr. George Beers (from Montréal and the “Father of Lacrosse”). He authored the first article in January 1889 titled “A unique case of regulating teeth” (an early article on orthodontics) where Dr. Beers moves a supernumerary tooth into the place of the central, over the course of a day, using silk ligature! The first volume also includes ...

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oasisimage of the Week: What would you do with these highly impacted canines?

We’re adding a new feature this week called “Image of the Week”. Each Wednesday, an image (some xrays, some clinical shots and some random stuff) will be posted to the blog. In each case, a question will be posed, the answer to which will appear in the comments section a day or two later. Enjoy the video and please participate in the discussion. In this case, an 11 year old girl presents with unerupted 1.3 and 2.3. The height of them, on panorex, is extraordinary and you decide to get a cone beam CT. See the CT below and tell ...

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What material is the best choice for a short span fixed partial denture?

From Dr. Berge Wazirian, Prosthodontist, Clinique de Prosthodontie & McGill University With the advancement of dental technology, dentists today are confronted with many different options when it comes to choosing a material for fixed partial dentures (FPDs). The wide array of materials range from multilayered systems to monolithic systems. Monolithic methods include: 1. Full contour metal restorations 2. Full contour zirconia restorations 3. Full contour lithium disilicate restorations (i.e. E.max) 4. Full contour Lucite reinforced restorations (i.e. Empress) Multilayered methods include: 1. Ceramo-metal restorations 2. Ceramo-zirconia restorations 3. Layered lithium disilicate restorations (i.e. E.max) 4. Alumina based restorations (i.e. In ...

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What causes endo failures?

From Ian Furst, Coronation Dental Specialty Group When confronted with a failing endo the big question is, “how is the bacteria getting in?”. Was residual bacteria left during the original endo, is there a vertical root fracture or is there coronal leakage? Dr. Jason Hales, at The Endo Blog, reviews a case of a separated instrument where cleaning and shaping was still completed. Jason’s been posting this blog for years, and it’s a must read for endo.

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A case of failing implants and crowns; how would you manage the aesthetic challenge? Un cas de défaut implants et des couronnes; comment voulez-vous gérer le défi esthétique?

Crowns on teeth #1.1 and 2.1 are overcontoured and failing.  The mini-implants in the 1.2 and 2.2 areas have failed.  How will you manage the aesthetic challenge?  See the question video below (bilingual videos this week) followed by a review of the case by Dr. Wazirian in the next video.  Please leave us your comments about what you would do. Couronnes sur dents # 1.1 et 2.1 sont surcontour et défaillants. Les mini-implants dans les zones 1,2 et 2,2 ont échoué. Comment allez-vous gérer le défi esthétique? Voir la vidéo question ci-dessous (vidéos bilingues cette semaine) suivie d’un examen du ...

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Should Aspirin therapy be stopped for Routine dental procedures?

From Dr. Cesare Ciavarro, Coronation Dental Specialty Group Dental patients often present while being treated with different forms of anticoagulation therapy, among which Aspirin remains one of the most commonly encountered drugs. Aspirin, or Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA), works as a cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor, thereby blocking prostaglandin and thromboxane production and ultimately preventing  platelets from aggregating (1, 2).     Besides its anti-inflammatory and analgesic features, this drug can also be used alone or in combination with other anticoagulants to prevent unwanted thrombi, thereby diminishing Cerebrovascular and/or Cardiovascular embolic events.  (3, 4) Nonetheless, there are still many questions regarding the potential bleeding hazards associated with ...

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Have you seen this article at medGadet.com?

Debating Imaging Radiation Exposure: Study Illustrates Importance of Considering Short-Term vs. Long-Term Risk.  

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