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Treating Patients with Thyroid Disease

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou comes back to speak about how to manage patients who suffer from thyroid disease.  Highlights Dr. Aviv Ouanounou discusses thyroid disease and its dental implications. The thyroid gland produces two important thyroid hormones, T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine). The thyroid gland has many important functions including: metabolism, growth and development, cardiovascular effects (stroke volume, heart rate etc.), memory, growth and maturation of the epidermis and the central nervous system. Thyroid disease commonly presents as either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and commonly affects women more often than men. Risk factors for thyroid disease include women aged 55+, obesity, radiation ...

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From the Chairside: Dealing with and Resolving Computer Security Issues in the Dental Office

This is one of a series of posts related to practice enhancing technology that are provided by dentists who share their thoughts and experience about a piece of technology that changed their practice for the better. Dr. Rob Joseph from Sydney, Nova Scotia, shared his experience about how he dealt with computer security issues in his newly purchased practice. We invite interested dentists to tell us on camera about one technology (it can be a material, an instrument, a device, or a system) that has really made a difference to their clinical practice. Dentists can use four default draft questions for guidance (some of ...

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Life-Changing Dentistry with Dr. Miguel Stanley

Dr. Miguel Stanley was recently a speaker at the British Dental Association 2016 Conference. He led a motivational lecture where he spoke to his audience about how to run a successful practice and why choosing the best products and technical solutions is the foundation of success. He also put forward the concept that the most important part of building a successful practice is knowing your patient and their case from day one and providing diligent and empathic care to patients. Dr. Stanley spoke with CDA Oasis Manager, Dr. Chiraz Guessaier. Highlights  Dr. Stanley runs an interdisciplinary practice with a large team that ...

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Distinct Oral Neutrophil Subsets Define Health and Periodontal Disease States

Dr. Michael Glogauer, from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, recently published an article in the Journal of Dental Research titled: Distinct Oral Neutrophil Subsets Define Health and Periodontal Disease States. In this interview Dr. Glaogauer gives further details about this research and its significance for dentistry.  Highlights Neutrophils exit the vasculature and swarm to sites of inflammation and infection. However, these cells are abundant in the healthy, inflammation-free human oral environment, suggesting a unique immune surveillance role within the periodontium. We hypothesize that neutrophils in the healthy oral cavity occur in an intermediary parainflammatory state that allows them to interact ...

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Anesthesia for an Out-of-Control Hypertension Case: Case Resolution

This is part 2 of a case conference presented by Dr. Joonyoung Ji. Dr. Joonyoung Ji is a board-certified specialist in dental anesthesia in Ottawa. In part 2 of this case conference, Dr. Ji explains how he managed a patient with high blood pressure who was referred to him for treatment under general anesthesia. He is joined by a number of dentists in a discussion about the case. To review the case presentation, click here We would like to thank those dentists who accepted our invitation to participate in the conversation and attended the session.  How did Dr. Ji manage this ...

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Helping Dentists Identify Non-Compliant Products

Mr. Bernie Teitelbaum, DIAC Executive Director, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about a useful tool that will help dentists identify non-compliant products. The checklist is available in English and French and contains 12 indicators that a products may not be approved for use in Canada. Download the Checklist in English (PDF) Download the Checklist in French (PDF)      

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Bridging the Generation Gap in Dentistry

Ms. Suzanne Balcom, speaker at the upcoming annual meeting of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics  in Halifax, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about how to communicate with the different generations that dentists and dental team encounter in the dental office. Ms. Suzanne Balcom has been managing dentists for over 30 years from Vancouver, BC to Wolfville, NS. In 2003, she co – founded  the East Coast Endodontic Study Club, a private hands on training program at Dalhousie University serving  Atlantic Canadian general dentists which she continues to run. A former TV Actress ( Neon Rider ), she is a ...

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About Digital Dentistry: A Panel Conversation

Digital applications in dentistry are increasingly more popular in the dental industry. This interview with three experts, Christien Kopas, David Chong Yen and Dr. Bernie Dolansky, outlines the considerations that practitioners should take into account when investing in these technologies. Highlights Digital technologies can increase the efficiency of the office and workflow. Open systems are more easily integrated into the office workflow because they can communicate with other applications. They can increase both patient satisfaction and practitioner satisfaction. Revenues and valuations can be enhanced with the prudent addition of digital technology but, there can be a downside if there is ...

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