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This post was created in collaboration with VOCO On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with “Practical How To” answers to clinical questions/dilemmas. 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. Profluorid Varnish (PFV) is a white transparent, great tasting 5% NaF varnish. It is indicated for desensitization as the varnish seals off dentinal tubules to relieve hypersensitivity. Additionally, as with other fluoride varnishes, ...

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What happens when a gutta percha is extruded and broken beyond the apex?

Dr. Joel Fransen, Endodontist in Richmond BC, responded to a question submitted by a general dentist. Q: What happens when a gutta percha is extruded and broken beyond the apex? To share your comments, feedback or to ask a question, please email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  

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Silver Diamine Fluoride in Caries Management

Dr. Flavia Lamberghini, Pediatric dentist in Chicago, spoke with Dr, Suham Alexander about silver diamine fluoride and its use in caries management.  Highlights Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), although not currently available in Canada, is a safe and effective topical agent which helps to arrest tooth decay in patients with high caries risk who are unable to tolerate conventional care from the very young to the elderly. It is currently being used in the United States and has been used in Japan for more than 80 years. SDF, a colourless solution with a pH of 10, is composed of silver, fluoride and ...

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What are the 2017 Tax Changes?

David Chong Yen from DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Accountants, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about tax changes that took effect at the beginning of 2017. Highlights What’s new as of January 1, 2017? Students Elimination of Education and Textbook tax credit (Federal) Tuition tax credit is still in place (Federal) Starting Sept 1, 2017, tuition, education, textbook tax credit will be eliminated (Provincial) Families Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly amount that families will receive if they meet the criteria Corporations With respect to costs involved in setting up a professional corporation (PC), the first $3000 is fully tax deductible ...

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Patients with Eating Disorders: Challenges for the Oral Health Professional

Dr. David Clark, Director of Dental Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his upcoming session at PDC 2017.  Highlights Dr. Clark’s session runs on March  March 9, 2017 between 1:30 and 4:00 pm. Eating disorders represent a serious, life threatening illness. The etiology of eating disorders is complex, involving an intricate interplay among biological, psychological and social issues as well as possible genetic predispositions. While food appears to be the central issue, it is really the characterization of food-related problems that become an outlet for the expression of a variety ...

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The Prospect of a Cavity-Free Future with Dr. Nigel Pitts

Dr. Nigel Pitts spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the prospect of a cavity free future, a concept he presented to the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. Highlights The concept of a cavity-free future is pivotal to dentistry. There is evidence caries can be prevented by improving and changing what dental professionals can do. Much emphasis has been placed on early detection of caries using clinical detection, assessment and diagnostic treatment aids. Caries management is important from infancy through to adulthood/geriatric population. The ICDAS system stages dental caries. The goals of caries management are: Prevent new lesions from appearing. Prevent ...

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CE Showcase: What is Immediate Dentistry?

Christien Kopas  CDA, Chief Client Officer at Perfit Dental Solutions, and George Cowburn, Co Founder at Perfit Dental Solutions, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about a new concept: Immediate Dentistry.  Highlights Christien Kopas and George Cowburn present a session at the Pacific Dental Conference on March 11, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30. The session examines the changing ways dental professionals communicate with labs and explores the advantages and limitations of emerging technologies. The presenters will explore the pros and cons of historical and new methods of data acquisition and how they influence treatment planning. They hope to review past methods of data acquisition and compare them ...

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CE Showcase: From Pain to Wellness, Opioids and Beyond

In an effort to keep you informed about CE opportunities available in Canada and worldwide, we are pleased to offer a series of videos presented by prominent speakers who will lead CE sessions at the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, BC between March 9 and 11, 2017. Dr. Mark Donaldson spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about this session at PDC on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:30 – 11:00. The session is presented by the College of Dental Surgeons of BC with the participation of Dr. Cathy McGregor and Dr. Paul Farnan. Highlights What is the role of the dental profession in responding ...

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