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Digital versus conventional impressions for fixed prosthodontics: A systematic review and meta-analysis

This summary is based on the article published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry: Digital versus conventional impressions for fixed prosthodontics: A systematic review and meta-analysis (August 2016) Context  In the fabrication of fixed multi- or single unit dental restorations, the accuracy of marginal and internal fit are integral to the long-term success of the crowns. Discrepancies in the internal fit can adversely affect the seating of the crown as well as the marginal fit. Typically, an impression captures the restorations’ margins and their internal aspects. Nowadays, impressions can be made using conventional impression materials such as polyether or polyvinyl siloxane or ...

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The European Invasion: Toronto’s Next Digital Dentistry Summit

Dr. Bobby Chagger spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the upcoming digital dentistry summit that will take place October 14 and 15, 2016 in Toronto.  Highlights Dr. Bobby Chagger spoke to Dr. Suham Alexander about an upcoming event in Mississauga, Ontario in mid-October: “European Invasion”. This inaugural conference will bring speakers from various countries in Europe as well as Canada and the United States together where digital technologies and dentistry will be the focus. Watch the video interview Dr. Bobby Chagger graduated from the University of Waterloo and obtained a DDS from the University of Toronto.  He is focused on enhancing ...

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Defining and Coping with Stress in the Dental Office

Illona McLay, high-team performance and dental business coach, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about stress management in the dental office.  To contact Illona, please click here Link to Dr. Steve Peter’ book: The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness Highlights Dr. Illona McLay speaks to Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about her presentation at the Scottish Dental Conference titled, “Control Your Chimp, Check, Challenge, Change Your Behaviour to Reduce the Stress in Your Life”. Dental practitioners universally feel stressed about running their dental businesses. As an example, in Britain, dentists balance running their private practice ...

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Dr. Gazelle Crasto – Winner of the IADR Hatton Award

Dr. Gazelle Crasto, recently received her PhD. from the University of Toronto, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about her winning of the prestigious IADR Hatton Award.  Learn more about to Dr. Gazelle’s thesis  The Hatton competition is designed to give junior and senior student researchers the opportunity to present their research at the annual IADR, held this year in Seoul, Korea, June 22-25, 2016. To compete at this international competition, student competitors are nominated by their country of origin. Crasto was selected as the Canadian nominee after presenting her work at the Canadian Association of Dental Research annual meeting and ...

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When Should You Take the First Radiograph of Kids’ Teeth?

Dr. Reza Nouri is a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry, and has been a Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia since 1994. Highlights In this video, Dr. Reza Nouri gives practitioners advice about prescribing and taking dental radiographs in pediatric patients. While there are published guidelines from the AAPD, for each patient, the timing, number and type of Xrays may vary based on his/her individual needs and dental history. However, radiographs do help to establish a baseline for patients and are important for diagnosis as illustrated by the different situations described by Dr. ...

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AAE and AAOMR Joint Position Statement on CBCT

Dr. Rob Roda, Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics and the Endodontic Consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about his lecture during the CARDP meeting and which evolved around the updated guidelines on Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Highlights 3-D imagery has revolutionized diagnosis and decision-making and currently, is widely used in endodontics. New guidelines recommend that CBCT should be used correctly but, judiciously. These guidelines are clinically-based compared to those of other organizations. To this effect, they discuss clinically-relevant situations where CBCT would enhance clinical and patient outcomes. Guidelines Summary Recommendation 1: Intraoral radiographs ...

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From the Chairside: Diagnosing and Managing Bleeding during Endodontic treatment (Part 2)

This information is presented by Dr. Farzad Danesh, DDS, FRCD(C), Specialist in Endodontics, Richmond Hill, Toronto Watch Part 1 of the Presentation Download the PPT Presentation (PDF)  

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From the Chairside: Diagnosing and Managing Bleeding during Endodontic treatment (Part 1)

This information is presented by Dr. Farzad Danesh, DDS, FRCD(C), Specialist in Endodontics, Richmond Hill, Toronto Watch Part 2 of the Presentation Download the PPT Presentation (PDF)

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