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COHN Webinar: What a real pain! Appropriately prescribing opioid analgesics in dentistry

I had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Thomas Viola, pharmacist, clinical educator, published writer and professional speaker. Dr. Viola’s hosted a webinar on the Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Development and Education, titled: what a real pain! Appropriately prescribing opioid analgesics in dentistry. We hope you enjoy the interview and share your feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Management of dental pain is accomplished with the use of opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Since the treatment of such pain relies heavily on individual factors, it is essential for the dental professional to not only assess ...

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Practical How To: Professional Dental Photography Made Easy – Smile Lite MDP

This post was prepared in collaboration with Bisco Canada 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. Highlights After 5 years of experimentation with the use of smartphones in dental photography, Dr. Louis Harden had the opportunity to begin the development of Smile Lite MDP with the community Style Italiano and ...

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How Successful are Stainless Steel Crowns as Interim Restorations for Pediatric Patients?

Adult stainless-steel crowns are used as interim restorations on young permanent teeth until a permanent restoration can be placed. However, there is little known about the longevity of these crowns. I reached out to Dr. Keri Discepolo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Craniofacial Sciences in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center, since she had recently published an article about the topic in the International Journal of pediatric Dentistry titled: Investigation of adult stainless-steel crown longevity as an interim restoration in pediatric patients. I hope you find the interview informative and please share your feedback with ...

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The Paradox of Pain in Periodontal Diseases

Dr. Andy Grant accepted my request for an interview although he is not a dentist 🙂 Nevertheless, his interest in studying pain in general coupled with a suggestion made by his colleague, a dentist, brought about two articles related to pain in dentin hypersensitivity and periodontal diseases. He joined from London to tell our viewers more about the findings of the two studies. I hope you find the interview interesting and that you share your feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights TRPA1 and TRPV4 Activation in Human Odontoblasts Stimulates ATP Release The mechanism of pain in ...

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Oral Complications during Cancer Therapy: Viral Infections

Submit your question or share your feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Highlights Dr. Joel Epstein and Dr. Deborah Saunders return to Oasis Discussions to discuss viral infections and how they may present in cancer patients. Diagnosis of these infections requires asking the correct questions of the patient to determine if the patient may be a carrier of the virus, clinical presentation, nature and timing during cancer therapy and the appropriate tests. In some instances, prophylactic management may be considered. Most viral infections are reactivation of viral infections that are latent in the host. The virus uses the host’s DNA or ...

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Optimal Smile Line Esthetics

It is always a pleasure to host Dr. George Priest, who has kindly prepared a second presentation for us on Oasis Discussions. In this interview, Dr. Priest defines what an optimal smile line is and how to achieve it.  Dr. Priest is a Prosthodontist practicing in South Carolina. He is a prominent dental speaker and has educated dentists in the U.S. and abroad for more than 20 years, and is published in many peer-reviewed dental journals. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and I hope you do too. if you would like to share your feedback with us, please do so at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA ...

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Managing the Pain in Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou returns to Oasis Discussions to highlight valuable information he and his fellow authors, Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Haas, recently published related to the pharmacological management of patients suffering from temporomandibular disorders. He spke with Dr. Suham Alexander, CDA Oasis Clinical Editor.  Submit a question or share your feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Highlights Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are prevalent in patients aged 20 – 40 years of age. It is estimated that approximately 30% of population exhibits at least 1 TMD symptom, while approximately 3 – 7% of population have TMD with more severe symptoms. Anxiety, stress and ...

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CAPD 2017: Treatment of Facial Injuries in Children and Adolescents

I had the pleasure to meet and speak with Dr. Leland McFadden about his participation in the upcoming meeting of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Winnipeg, September 14 to 16, 2017. His session is titled: Treatment of Facial Injuries in Children and Adolescents.  if you are interested in attending the conference, you can find more information on how to register by visiting the CAPD meeting webpage.  Enjoy the conversation! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights This talk will discuss the etiology and incidence of facial trauma in children and adolescent patients. Clinical and radiographic assessment of the injured patient ...

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