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Opioids: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly…

My meetings with Dr. Jose Lança, from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Medicine, are always so valuable in presenting and delivering extremely useful clinical information that supports every day clinical practice. This interview looks at the opioids crisis that is plaguing North American societies and the role of dentists in it.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Opioids bind to opioid receptors in the brain. Upon binding to these receptors, opioids have various effects including: Analgesia Sedation/sleepiness Mood changes – dysphoria, euphoria Tolerance/addiction Cough suppression Miosis Endocrine effects Dermatologic effects – itching, sweating GI motility ...

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Feaured Guidor

Practical How To: GUIDOR® easy-graft™ CLASSIC Alloplastic Bone Grafting System

This post was prepared in collaboration with Sunstar. 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. Most dimensional changes of the socket ridge occur in the first 3 – 6 months after a tooth extraction. After 6 months, the patient could have horizontal bone loss of 29-63% and vertical ...

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Featured Rumpa

Clinical Applications for ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™

This post was prepared in collaboration with Pulpdent ACTIVA BioACTIVE from PULPDENT Corporation are the first esthetic, bioactive restorative materials that penetrate and integrate with tooth structure and mimic the physical and chemical properties of the teeth. These bioactive materials stimulate apatite formation at the material-tooth interface, sealing against microleakage, secondary caries and failure. ACTIVA BioACTIVE’s patented rubberized resin absorbs shock and resists fracture and chipping. Dentists report that ACTIVA BioACTIVE appears to “melt into the tooth” and find the moisture-tolerant material easy to handle and place. In this video Dr. Rumpa Wig discusses clinical applications for ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE and provides ...

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Fedatured Richard

The Concept of Smart Tissue Regeneration with PRF

In this presentation, Dr. Richard Miron gives Oasis Discussions’ viewers an overview on the use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in regenerative dentistry. For those that would like to learn more about PRF in a full day hands on workshop, you can learn more and register at www.prfedu.com  Canadian dentists apply code CDA-Oasis to receive a $150 discount on your registration.  Highlights Blood contains various (~150) growth factors such as BMP (bone morphongenetic proteins), FGF (fibroblast grown factor), PDGF (platelet derived growth factor), IGF (insulin like growth factor) as well as VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) and each has a specific function. ...

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Featured Scott

CE Showcase ASM 2017: A Practical Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Common Oral Lesions

I had a great conversation with Dr. Scott De Rossi, Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina. Dr. De Rossi will present two sessions at ASM 2017. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager A Practical Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Common Oral Lesions This fun, informative, multimedia program will review many common oral manifestations of systemic drugs. Special attention will be paid to the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions, including bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis. May 5, 2017: 2:00 – 4:30 pm Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease: The Window to General Health The presentation will summarize known, ...

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Featured Mel

CE Showcase ASM 2017: Oral Sedation for Dentistry: Clinical “How-to” Concepts and Current Controversies

It was a pleasure to meet and speak with Dr. Mel Hawkins for this interview. Generously, he prepared these slides to tell our audience what his session on sedation will be about during ASM 2017. I hope you enjoy the conversation. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights During the session pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of oral sedation will be reviewed, including the difference between duration and halflife and importance of the first pass effect. Emphasis will be on the benzodiazepines. “How might a dentist incorporate and/or improve an office sedation protocol?” “Monitoring, complications, reversal, safety and a suggested pediatric regimen are all included ...

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Featured Mary

CE Showcase ASM 2017: Maximizing Dental Practice Efficiency From the Front Desk to the Back Door

I had the pleasure to meet Mary Govoni, internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, working with dental teams for over 40 years on clinical efficiency, infection prevention, ergonomics, and team communication. She shared with me some pearls about maximizing efficiencies in the dental office, a topic she will be presenting during ASM 2017.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights A comprehensive review of current practices in managing patient flow, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. Topics include incorporating time-saving technology for patient communication, case acceptance and patient retention, organization techniques, scheduling for maximum productivity, efficient work flow in the clinical areas and ...

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Featured Annete

CE Showcase ASM2017: Oral Implications and Prevention Strategies for Older Adults

Last week, Ms. Annette Wolfe, Academic Manager at Colgate Pharmaceuticals, joined me to speak about her session at ASM 2017. She will be speaking about oral health implications for medically compromised older adults and will present ways to prevent oral health disease in that population. I hope you enjoy the interview and that you can join Annette at ASM 2017. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights With the fertility rate declining and life expectancy increasing, older adults make up one of the fastest growing segments of the world’s population. The goal of this session is to provide the participant with ...

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