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Case Conference: Managing a Failed Implant

This case is presented by Dr. Mehdi Noroozi, Periodontist in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Noroozi’s study club website                

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Review Article: Recent advances in bulk metallic glasses for biomedical applications

This summary is based on the article published in Acta Biomaterialia: “Recent advances in bulk metallic glasses for biomedical applications” (May 2016) H.F. Li, Y.F. Zheng, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University Context With a continuously increasing aging population and the improvement of living standards, large demands of biomaterials are expected for a long time to come. Further development of novel biomaterials, that are much safer and of much higher quality, in terms of both biomedical and mechanical properties, are therefore of great interest for both the research scientists and clinical surgeons. Compared with the ...

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From the Chairside: Implant Site Development Hard & Soft Tissue Augmentation Case

This case is presented by Dr. Trudy Nwachukwu                   Dr. Trudy Nwachukwu is a third year Periodontics Resident at the University of Manitoba. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery( 2004) from the University of Benin, Nigeria. She practiced general dentistry in Dublin, Ireland before completing a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies (2011) from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and a Masters degree in Dental Public Health(2012) at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and a member of the Canadian and American ...

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So you’re thinking of buying a practice?

David Chong Yen, from DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Accountants, offers valuable tips for dentists who are considering to buy a practice. David Chong Yen, Chartered Accountant, advises healthcare professionals and dentists in particular, on tax, estate and financial planning, valuations and accounting. The “hands-on” experience he has gained, from working with dentists to improve their income and to set up and manage their practices, enables him to understand their business. Highlights Register with all online dental brokerages letting them know about the interest in buying a practice. Speak with all dental representatives when attending conventions and dental meetings, also letting them ...

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From the Chairside: The Digital Scanner

This is the first in a series “From the Chairside” provided by dentists who share their thoughts and experience about a piece of technology that changed their practice for the better. Dr. Azhar Pardhan shares the reasons why he decided to introduce digital scanning in his office and the benefits of using this technology. He also provides some pieces of advice for dentists who are thinking of using digital scanners. 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 ...

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Articaine versus lidocaine for irreversible pulpitis treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

This summary is based on the article published in the Australian Journal of Endodontics titled: Efficacy and safety of articaine versus lidocaine for irreversible pulpitis treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (April 2016) Naichuan Su, PhD; Chunjie Li, PhD; Hang Wang, PhD; Jiefei Shen, PhD; Wenjia Liu, PhD; and Liang Kou, MD Read and Download the full-text version of the article courtesy of Wiley Publishing Context Irreversible pulpitis (IP), which is a severe damage to the pulp via bacteria in the vital dental pulp, would cause necrosis or death to pulp tissues, and thus leads to very intolerable severe spontaneous pain and forces patients to seek ...

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From the Chairside: Techniques for Improved Local Anesthetic in Patients

This is the second in a series “From the Chairside” provided by dentists who share their thoughts and experience about a piece of technology that changed their practice for the better. Dr. Joonyoung Ji shared his experience with a patient who was referred to huim because of the difficulty of instilling local anesthesia. Dr. Ji explains what he did with the patient when he discovered that he couldn’t put him under GA.  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 ...

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Case Conference: Local Anesthesia for an Out-of-Control Hypertension Case

This is part 1 of a case conference presented by Dr. Joonyoung Ji. This conversation between Drs. Ji and O’Keefe was held over the Zoom videoconferencing platform and they will be coming back to discuss next steps for the case on Friday May 27th at 1 pm (EST). Drs. Ji and O’Keefe are welcoming 20 dentists to participate in this informal and open conversation among colleagues. The session will also be held using the Zoom videoconferencing platform and will take the form of Q&As. If you are interested in participating, please send us your name and email address to oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca ...

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