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Why has antibiotic prescribing by dentists increased? A Canadian Study

This is a summary of an article that has just been published by the Journal of the American Dental Association on trends of antibiotics prescription in British Columbia, Canada. At a time, when antibiotics use should be declining due to increased antibacterial resistance, dentists are prescribing antibiotics at a higher rate.  Access the full text of the article html PDF Background Although the overall rate of antibiotic prescribing has been declining in British Columbia, Canada, the authors conducted a study to explain the increased rate of prescribing by dentists. Discussion The absolute increase in dental prescribing [of antibiotics] was sufficient ...

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What Are the Uses, Advantages, and Disadvantages of Composite Resins?

Composite resins are  excellent esthetic restorative materials. Composite materials are available in various shades to match the esthetic requirements of individual restorations. Even though, composite restorations are highly technique sensitive, they demonstrate good clinical longevity if placed with care. The various uses of composites include: Esthetic tooth-colored restoration in the anterior region Diastema closure Improving/modifying tooth size and shape Masking discolored teeth via composite veneering For luting and core build-up Orthodontic bracket adhesive Advantages The advantages of composite restorations are: Excellent esthetics Conservation of tooth structure Good longevity Can be repaired Bonds to tooth structure Complex tooth preparation needed Economic ...

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Case Conference: How would you manage this fistula beside a crown?

This case is presented by Dr. Effie Habsha from Prosthodontics Associates,Toronto.   We welcome your feedback about this case. You have the option to remain anonymous in leaving your feedback. Please note that all your comments are moderated by the CDA Oasis Team and no comments go live immediately. Your feedback is sent to us in the form of an email which is accessed by the CDA Oasis Team and is not shared by a third party. You can safely leave your name and email allowing us to contact you, if needed, and that information will remain confidential at all times.  ...

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CDA Oasis Resource: Planning a Flap for a Free Gingival Graft with Dr. Ziv Simon

Dr. Ziv Simon, Periodontist and creator of Surgical Master, speaks with Dr. Suham Alexander about planning a flap for a free gingival graft. Dr. Simon presents his treatment suggestions for a case that was shared with him.  If you have any questions or if you would like to get in touch with Dr. Ziv Simon, you can reach him at zivsim@hotmail.com     Recession on lower incisors. FGG or CT? (PART1) Recession on lower incisors. FGG or CT? (PART 2) Recession on lower incisors. FGG or CT? (PART 3)  

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Panel Conversation: The Manitoba Dental Association Free First Visit Program

Drs. Joel Antel, Carla Cohn, and Cory Sul joined Dr. John O’Keefe to share their experiences and thoughts about the Manitoba Dental Association’s Free First Visit Program.   

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What should one consider when preparing a tooth for an all-ceramic restoration? How do I cement an all-ceramic restoration?

Preparation for all ceramic restoration requires sufficient tooth reduction to provide adequate space for porcelain, a definite finish line and smooth and rounded line angles to reduce stress concentration within the ceramic material. Adequate tooth reduction can be achieved by utilizing a silicone putty reduction guide, depth grooves, known dimension burs and measurements of temporary restorations. All-ceramic restoration margins can be placed either supragingival or equigingival as they areexcellent tooth-colored esthetic materials. Tooth preparation guidelines Axial reduction of 0.8-1mm. Occlusal reduction 2mm. Incisal reduction 1.5-2mm. Chamfered or rounded shoulder finish line. Maximum taper of 6 degree. No undercuts. No box ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: What are the Value Drivers of Today’s Dental Practices?

Dr. Bernie Dolansky, past ODA and CDA President and current partner and consultant at Tier Three Brokerage, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the main drivers that make a dental practice valuable to buyers. Among these drivers, maintaining a dental hygiene department is of utmost importance.    Dr. Bernard Dolansky B.A, DDS, MS, practiced Endodontics in Ottawa for 37 years. He is a past President of the Ottawa Dental Society, ODA, CDA, and the Dentistry Canada Fund. A principal of Tier Three Brokerage, after 16 years and dozens of transitions, he assists dentists with transition/retirement planning; evaluations/practice purchase and sale; associateship/partnership arrangements, ...

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Case Conference: Restorative Dentistry in Behaviorally Challenging Children

This case is presented by Dr. Kiran Kulkarni Dr. Kiran Kulkarni is Pediatric Dentistry Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto Watch the case presentation We welcome your feedback about this case. You have the option to remain anonymous in leaving your feedback. Please note that all your comments are moderated by the CDA Oasis Team and no comments go live immediately. Your feedback is sent to us in the form of an email which is accessed by the CDA Oasis Team and is not shared by a third party. You can safely leave your name and ...

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