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The Paradox of Pain in Periodontal Diseases

Dr. Andy Grant accepted my request for an interview although he is not a dentist 🙂 Nevertheless, his interest in studying pain in general coupled with a suggestion made by his colleague, a dentist, brought about two articles related to pain in dentin hypersensitivity and periodontal diseases. He joined from London to tell our viewers more about the findings of the two studies. I hope you find the interview interesting and that you share your feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights TRPA1 and TRPV4 Activation in Human Odontoblasts Stimulates ATP Release The mechanism of pain in ...

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Oral Complications during Cancer Therapy: Viral Infections

Submit your question or share your feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Highlights Dr. Joel Epstein and Dr. Deborah Saunders return to Oasis Discussions to discuss viral infections and how they may present in cancer patients. Diagnosis of these infections requires asking the correct questions of the patient to determine if the patient may be a carrier of the virus, clinical presentation, nature and timing during cancer therapy and the appropriate tests. In some instances, prophylactic management may be considered. Most viral infections are reactivation of viral infections that are latent in the host. The virus uses the host’s DNA or ...

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Optimal Smile Line Esthetics

It is always a pleasure to host Dr. George Priest, who has kindly prepared a second presentation for us on Oasis Discussions. In this interview, Dr. Priest defines what an optimal smile line is and how to achieve it.  Dr. Priest is a Prosthodontist practicing in South Carolina. He is a prominent dental speaker and has educated dentists in the U.S. and abroad for more than 20 years, and is published in many peer-reviewed dental journals. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and I hope you do too. if you would like to share your feedback with us, please do so at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA ...

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Managing the Pain in Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou returns to Oasis Discussions to highlight valuable information he and his fellow authors, Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Haas, recently published related to the pharmacological management of patients suffering from temporomandibular disorders. He spke with Dr. Suham Alexander, CDA Oasis Clinical Editor.  Submit a question or share your feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Highlights Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are prevalent in patients aged 20 – 40 years of age. It is estimated that approximately 30% of population exhibits at least 1 TMD symptom, while approximately 3 – 7% of population have TMD with more severe symptoms. Anxiety, stress and ...

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CAPD 2017: Treatment of Facial Injuries in Children and Adolescents

I had the pleasure to meet and speak with Dr. Leland McFadden about his participation in the upcoming meeting of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Winnipeg, September 14 to 16, 2017. His session is titled: Treatment of Facial Injuries in Children and Adolescents.  if you are interested in attending the conference, you can find more information on how to register by visiting the CAPD meeting webpage.  Enjoy the conversation! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights This talk will discuss the etiology and incidence of facial trauma in children and adolescent patients. Clinical and radiographic assessment of the injured patient ...

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Predicting the Long-Term Success of Orthopedic Treatment in Skeletal Class III Malocclusions

Early from Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Choi joined me for a conversation on her recent article that she coauthored in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics titled: Prediction of long-term success of orthopedic treatment in skeletal class III malocclusions.  Trying to predict a treatment outcome that is relies heavily on patient characteristics is a difficult endeavor. She outlines the work they did done in the study in this interview.  I hope you enjoy the conversation! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The authors investigated the long-term success of orthopedic treatment in skeletal Class III malocclusions, established a model ...

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What is the pathophysiology of sinusitis of odontogenic origin?

Dr. Farah Asa’ad is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences at the University of Milan. She joined me to speak about her contribution in the compilation of a literature review that was published in the Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry titled: Pathophysiology of sinusitis of odontogenic origin. Farah promised to contribute more to Oasis in the future and we are happy to have her as one of our contributors. I hope you find the interview of value and if you would like to share your feedback on the interview, please do so at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca ...

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Screw-Retained Single Implant Restorations: What’s New?

Dr. George Priest is a prosthodontist in South Carolina, who recently published a literature review that he compiled over the years on the topic of screw-retained single implants. It was a pleasure for me to get to know him and to host him on CDA Oasis.  Dr. Priest promised to come back again to present other relevant clinical topics. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my interview with him!  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights There is a trend toward increased use of screw-retained single-implant restorations. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken to examine the data related to screw- ...

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