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Predicting the Long-Term Success of Orthopedic Treatment in Skeletal Class III Malocclusions

Early from Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Choi joined me for a conversation on her recent article that she coauthored in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics titled: Prediction of long-term success of orthopedic treatment in skeletal class III malocclusions.  Trying to predict a treatment outcome that is relies heavily on patient characteristics is a difficult endeavor. She outlines the work they did done in the study in this interview.  I hope you enjoy the conversation! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The authors investigated the long-term success of orthopedic treatment in skeletal Class III malocclusions, established a model ...

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What is the pathophysiology of sinusitis of odontogenic origin?

Dr. Farah Asa’ad is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences at the University of Milan. She joined me to speak about her contribution in the compilation of a literature review that was published in the Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry titled: Pathophysiology of sinusitis of odontogenic origin. Farah promised to contribute more to Oasis in the future and we are happy to have her as one of our contributors. I hope you find the interview of value and if you would like to share your feedback on the interview, please do so at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca ...

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Screw-Retained Single Implant Restorations: What’s New?

Dr. George Priest is a prosthodontist in South Carolina, who recently published a literature review that he compiled over the years on the topic of screw-retained single implants. It was a pleasure for me to get to know him and to host him on CDA Oasis.  Dr. Priest promised to come back again to present other relevant clinical topics. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my interview with him!  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights There is a trend toward increased use of screw-retained single-implant restorations. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken to examine the data related to screw- ...

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Which Polishing System & Speed Should be Used for Dental Zirconia?

In the course of my search for relevant and timely research to share on Oasis Discussions, I found the article that is the topic of today’s video conversation: Evaluation of different polishing systems and speeds for dental zirconia. The article is important because of the multitude of polishing systems that are available and the particular characteristic of zirconia, namely that it is a much harder dental ceramic that requires specialized polishing equipment. I hope you find the conversation informative.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The purpose of the study was to evaluate two polishing systems and three polishing speeds on the ...

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The Importance of Goodwill in the Valuation and Appraisal of a Dental Practice

Timothy Brown, CEO of ROICorp, returns to Oasis Discussions to shed some light on goodwill. Highlights Goodwill is an important aspect of a dental practice and contributes to the valuation or appraisal of the practice. However, do we really know what factors weigh into determining the goodwill of a practice?  Goodwill is comprised of hidden value. ROICorp uses ~250 various components (eg. # of bathrooms in an office, etc.) Traditionally, goodwill has been calculated as: # of patients x “n” amount of $. Then, it moved towards a set percentage of billings and may still be calculated this same way ...

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Sugar content, cariogenicity, & dental concerns with commonly used medications

It was a pleasure to host my friend Dr. Mark Donaldson to speak about a somewhat ‘less thought-about’ issue for dentists: sugar in commonly prescribed medications for dental patients. We don’t usually think about it much, but much of the medication prescribed today contains quite a bit of sugar, and dental practitioners need to take this fact into consideration when treating their patients, in particular those who are medically compromised.  If you have any questions, Dr. Donaldson would be happy to respond to those. Email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manger Highlights Oral adverse events such as cariogenicity are often ...

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Dental Implant Survival and Complication Rate for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

We may be in the early stages of a good news story. My interview with Dr. Thomas Oates, Professor and Chair of the Department of Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics at the University of Maryland, was about a recent study he co-authored and published in Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research journal, titled: Dental Implant Survival and Complication Rate over 2 Years for Individuals with Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The study offers hope that diabetic patients could benefit from successful implant treatment without complications. I hope you enjoy the interview!  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Background Emerging evidence ...

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Interventions for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Recommendations

As part of our collaboration with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Sachin Pendharkar, Associate Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. CADTH conducted a comprehensive health technology assessment on Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The assessment was later used as the basis to develop a set of recommendations by CADTH expert committee. Dr. Pendharkar helped develop the recommendations for the CADTH report. I hope you find the interview informative. If you have questions related to OSA, email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager ...

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