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Is your patient is on ACE Inhibitors?

This Post is adapted from the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Drug Monograph: ACE Inhibitors ACE Inhibitors Product Summary Information Drug Administration Dosage Form Strength Benazepril Oral Tablet 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg Captopril Oral  Tablet 6.25 mg, 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg Cilazapril Oral  Tablet 1 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg Enalapril Maleate Oral  Tablet 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg Enalaprilat IV Solution 1.25 mg/mL Fosinopril Oral Tablet 10 mg, 20 mg Lisinopril Oral Tablet 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg Perindopril Oral Tablet 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg Quinapril Oral Tablet ...

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What are the current options for treatment of immature permanent teeth that have had trauma leading to pulp necrosis?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: What are the current options for treatment of immature permanent teeth that have had trauma leading to pulp necrosis? Drs. Aimee Castro, Jamie Ong, Anoushe Sekhavat and Rae Varughese Drs. Aimee Castro, Jamie Ong, Anoushe Sekhavat, and Rae Varughese are second-year graduate students in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Toronto  A necrotic immature incisor can be distressing to both parents and children. Long term concerns for management of these teeth include unfavourable crown-root ratio, parallel root walls that prevent traditional treatment of the root canal space and fragile thin walls that may predispose to vertical root ...

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Intrapulpal temperature rises caused by curing lights: Is this a concern?

This video presentation is presented by Dr. Fred Rueggeberg, Professor and Section Director Dental Materials at the Georgia Health Sciences University Key points An in-vitro model can provide clinically relevant conditions for estimating the in-vivo temperature rise potential of curing lights.  Use of a directed airflow over the tooth crown prior to, during, and subsequent to light curing steps, helps to minimize the potential for causing significant intrapulpal temperature rise during a clinical restorative procedure using direct resin-based restorative materials. However, results should still be verified using in-vivo testing.  Further testing needs to made on the potential for causing soft tissue ...

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How do I manage a patient with angular cheilitis?

This Urgent care Scenario is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Drs. Eric Stoopler, Christine Nadeau, and Thomas P. Sollecito. It is also available through the Oasis Help system Dr. Eric Stoopler is Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Director of the Postdoctoral Oral Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Dr. Thomas Sollecito is Professor and Chair of the Faculty of Oral medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Christine Nadeau is a dental medicine post-graduate student in Oral Biology at the University of Pennsylvania Inflammation of the angles of the mouth, ...

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How do I manage a patient with necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (NUG)?

This Urgent Care Scenario is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Drs. Reem Atout and Sylvia Todescan. It is also available on the Oasis Help systems Dr. Sylvia Todescan is Assistant professor in the Department of Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry Dr. Reem Aout is Assistant professor in the Department of Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry NUG is Acute infection of the gingiva characterized by gingival necrosis, bleeding, and pain. NUG is diagnosed at the onset of specific clinical signs and symptoms. NUG is different from other periodontal ...

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Video Presentation: How can adverse stresses be removed during polymerization shrinkage of composites?

This short video (5.14 min) on Effects of High Irradiance on Curing Rate and Stress Generation in Dental Composites, is presented by Dr. Jack Ferracane Dr. Jack Ferracane is Professor and Chair of Restorative Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University Key Points By increasing the inhibitor concentration and the material, we can actually reduce the curing rate and therefore the contraction stress rate. It is also possible to modify the initiator that is used in the composite to slow down the contraction rate. There are a variety of stress-relieving mechanisms that could be related to how the composite is ...

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How do I treat a mandible fracture during extraction?

This Urgent Care Scenario (USC) is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Henry Lapointe. It is also available on the Oasis Help system Dr. Henry Lapointe is Chair of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario A mandible fracture is a sudden, intra-operative fracture of mandibular bone.   Do you need further information related to this subject? Do you have any comments or suggestions? Email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Your are invited to comment on this post and provide further insights by posting in the comment box which ...

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Could Botulinum Toxin A be a treatment for trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint dysfunction?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health: Botulinum Toxin A for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint dysfunction: a review of the clinical effectiveness Full Report (PDF) CONTEXT Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) is a musculoskeletal and rheumatologic disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which may result in jaw deformities, malocclusion, inflammation, and compression of the bilaminar tissue, with pain and dysfunction being the most prominent clinical features. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a disorder caused by proximal compression of trigeminal nerve root, which may bring about electric shock-like pain ...

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