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View from the Chairside: Comprehensive Management of Restorative Endeavour of a Patient with a Cleft Lip and Palate

It is always a pleasure to welcome Dr. Paul Belzycki, general dentist from Toronto, who volunteered a number of clinical cases that will be presented on Oasis Discussions. Dr. Belzycki’s experience spans over 38 years of clinical practice in which he treated several complex cases that have required a combination of periodontal, endodontic, and prosthodontic treatments.  Dr. Belzycki shared his thoughts about the art and science of dentistry in a previous post that you can view by following this link. I hope you find the case presentation valuable. Should you wish to ask Dr. Belzycki a question or to share ...

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Practical How To: NeoMTA

This post was prepared in collaboration with Endo/tech On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.   NeoMTA from Avalon Biomed is a bioactive tricalcium silicate-based cement. This bioceramic material delivers a wide range of therapeutic clinical applications. It has been proven to provide superior results in both direct ...

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A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Acute Dental Infections in Emergency Departments

Highlights To understand the impact of the study and collaboration undertaken by Dr. Connors and Dr. Rabie, it is essential to recognize the current role that emergency medical care plays in dental infection management. Oftentimes, untreated dental abscesses are triaged and acute medical care in the form of analgesics and antibiotic therapy is initiated in emergency rooms. In North America: The number of dental cases presenting for emergency medical care and their severity has been significantly increasing. In Canada: 1/20 Canadians have accessed urgent/emergency care for dental issues over, of which ~50% were dental infections ~50% of Canadians do not ...

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From the Chairside: The Art and Science of Dentistry: Days of Reflection

This is not a customary CDA Oasis post. Although this feature presentation is about the practice of dentistry, the post is more reflective in nature than based on a clinical inquiry. The idea started when Dr. Paul Belzycki agreed to collaborate with us on a series of posts in which he shares his extensive experience treating complex dental cases. Dr. Belzycki considered it helpful to share his own philosophy on the profession of dentistry; how he became a dentist, how he acquired his knowledge, solidified his clinical experience, and why dentistry for him is an amalgamation of art and science. ...

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Squid Ink in Photoacoustic Imaging for Periodontal Probing

Dr. Jesse Jokerst is Assistant Professor in the Department of NanoEngineering at the University of California in San Diego and the co-author of a very recent study that examined the use this food-grade cuttlefish ink as a contrast medium in photoacoustic ultrasound for imaging of probing depths. The study was published in the Journal of Dental Research (September 2017) and is titled: Photoacoustic Imaging for Noninvasive Periodontal Probing Depth Measurements.  He kindly accepted my invitation to speak about his study and shed some light about a promising bourgeoning technique. He also prepared a very informative presentation to further explain the new ...

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Where there’s efficiency, there’s success! Tips on how to run a super efficient dental practice

The following video segment is part of another project that we at CDA are working on. We thought the information that our valued contributor David Chong Yen presented, is so valuable that we wanted to share it with our CDA Oasis viewers. The Two dentists present were part of the CDA project and provided their consent to be featured and present the video.  David harnessed the long-time experience he has working with dentists and provided these excellent tips on creating a super efficient dental practice.   I hope you enjoy the conversation and that you share your feedback with us ...

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Oral Complications during Cancer Therapy: Bacterial Infections

Submit your question or share your feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Highlights In this Oasis Discussions segment, Dr. Deborah Saunders and Dr. Joel Epstein discuss the management of bacterial infections in oncology patients undergoing treatment. Periodontal and odontogenic infections are commonly found worldwide. However, Periodontal pathogens may cause serious problems in cancer patients. As such, dentists play a crucial role in decontaminating patients and ensuring safe treatments for these patients. All patients should be examined prior to the cancer treatment. It is important to understand his his/her cancer diagnosis and the type of treatment he/she will be having. The work-up ...

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To Graft or Not? The Effect of Placing a Bone Replacement Graft with Immediate Implants

I had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Mariano Sanz, Professor in the Faculty of Odontology at the University Complutense in Madrid. our conversation was about whether or not to use a bone replacement graft in combination with immediate implants. I hope you will find the interview informative and will share your feedback and questions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The aim of the study was to assess the added value of using a bone replacement graft in combination with immediate implants in reducing the bone dimensional changes occurring in the residual ridge. Material and methods Randomized ...

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