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Video Presentation: How are implant abutments placed?

This video presentation is available through the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan The video is presented by Dr. Jeffrey Shotwell, Associate Professor Emeritus of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry Context Determine and mark the physical location of the implants on the model. Block the model art to make the x-ray and surgical guides. The barco aspect of the redraft guide is contoured to simulate where the final gingival margin is preferred to end up on the restoration.    Watch the video   Do you need further information on this topic? Do you have any comments or ...

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How do I manage traumatic pulp exposure of primary tooth in very young children?

This Urgent Care Scenario is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in Collaboration with Dr. Sahza Hatibovic. It is also available on Oasis Help Definition Upper incisors missing mesial or distal corner of the tooth with pulp exposure. Oral trauma is an unpredictable, painful, and stressful event for the child and family. Behaviour management is crucial: a calm soothing approach by the dental team can minimize stress for the entire family. A child with oral trauma seeing a dentist for the very first time may be uncooperative and may need to see a pediatric dentist. Resources American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. ...

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In mixed-dentition patients, what is the short-term effectiveness of functional appliances (FAs) compared to untreated controls on mandibular dimensions?

This Systematic Review Summary is adapted from the article published on the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry website: The effects of functional appliances on mandibular growth during mixed dentition are unlikely to be of clinical importance Read the full commentary Clinical Question In mixed-dentition patients, what is the short-term effectiveness of functional appliances (FAs) compared to untreated controls on mandibular dimensions? Main Results Four RCTs met the inclusion criteria (338 participants, of which 168 were in the treatment group and 170 in the control group). Heterogeneity in age, interventions, and outcomes were observed, and follow-up times ranged from 15 to 18 months. Two ...

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How do I manage pain accompanied with dental caries in primary teeth?

This Urgent Care Scenario is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Alan Milnes. It is also available on Oasis Help Definition Pain usually associated with a carious lesion that is obvious clinically or radiographically Resources American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Reference Manual. Guideline on pulp therapy for primary and immature permanent teeth. Pediatr Dent. 2011; 33(6):212-9. Coll JA. Indirect pulp capping and primary teeth: Is the primary tooth pulpotomy out of date? Pediatr Dent. 2008;30(3):230-6. Coll J, Sadrian R. Predicting pulpectomy success and its relationship to exfoliation and succedaneous dentition. Pediatr Dent. 1996;18(1):57-63. Huth K, Paschos E, Hajik-Al-Khatar N, Hollweck R, Crispin A, ...

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Quick Response: Why do I have to wash my hands, if I am wearing gloves?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: Why do I have to wash my hands, if I am wearing gloves? Dr. Nita Mazurat, representing the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) has provided this quick initial response Hand hygiene is performed because hands are a potential source of contamination to the patient, when placing gloves or during treatment. Microorganisms grow exponentially in the warm moist environment of the glove. If a glove becomes compromised during treatment, there is more protection to the patient, if the hands have been washed and perhaps even more if they were washed using an antimicrobial ...

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Video Procedure: What is a connective tissue graft?

This video procedure is available on the Dental Procedure Education System (DPES) of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto The video was developed by Drs. Jim Lai and Romanita Ghilzon Context When a patient develops recession of the gums, it is important to have it examined by a dentist in order for her or him to determine the best treatment options to correct this problem and/or to prevent further recession. There are different root coverage procedures that can be used in the treatment of recession. One such technique is the placement of a connective tissue graft. In this ...

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What Is Pericoronitis and How Is It Treated?

This Urgent Care Scenario is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Samer Nuwwareh. It is also available on Oasis Help Definition Acute or chronic infection of the enveloping mucosa and gingiva of an incompletely erupted tooth. The bacteria commonly associated with pericoronitis are a-hemolytic streptococci such as Prevotella, Veillonella, Bacteroides, and Capnocytophaga. Untreated, it can progress from a local infection to a significant life-threatening infection. Resources Pogrel A, Dodson TB, Swift JQ, Bonine FL, Rafetto LK, Kennedy JE, et al. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons White paper on third molar data. 2007. Available from: www.aaoms.org/docs/thirdmolarwhite_paper.pdf Peltroche-Llacsahuanga H, Reichhart E, Schmitt W, Lutticken R, Haase G. Investigation of infectious organisms causing pericoronitis ...

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Video Presentation: How does resin chemistry and composite formulation affect the photocuring process?

This short video (7:15) is presented by Dr. Jeff Stansbury. The video discusses how resin chemistry and composite formulation affect the photocuring process  Dr. Jeffrey Stansbury is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Director of the Biomaterials Research Center at the University of Colorado  Composite Photopolymerization Adding filler reduces the resin phase and reduces potential reaction exotherm Filler dramatically affects light transport Light reflection, scattering and absorption lead to significant attenuation Extend path length Absorb light energy to provide heating effects as well as a heat sink that retains elevated temperatures Effective cure temperature and the reaction rate affect ...

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