November 13th, 2013   

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Primary failure of tooth eruption: what is the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment?

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental and Medical Problems journal: Primary Failure of Tooth Eruption – Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment (Issue 50 (3) 2013)

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Fifty years a dentist and still loving every minute…

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Dr. Matt Taylor, of St. Catherine’s, Ontario, who recalls with great pleasure some highlights of his career in dentistry that spans 50 years (9.11 min)

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How accurate, clinically effective, and cost-effective are light-based screening techniques for the early detection of oral cancer?

Dentists are, by way of formal education and expertise, the health care providers best equipped to detect abnormalities of the oral cavity and to provide a comprehensive diagnosis.

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Refresher: Why use local anesthetics?

This summary is based on the Clinical Info provided by the Canadian Pharmacists Association: Drugs in Dentistry (December 2012)

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Fixed Orthodontic Appliances in the Management of Severe Dental Trauma in Mixed Dentition: A Case Report
Drs. Fouad-Hassan Ebrahim and Gajanan Kulkarni

Orthodontic splinting is a simple and versatile procedure that should be considered for managing severe dental trauma in children. Read more


CAPHD Conference Examines Disparities in Oral Health

Members of the Canadian dental community gathered in Toronto for the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry (CAPHD) conference in September 2013. Read more


Canadian Forces Dental Services Renamed with Royal Designation

The dental branch of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has been renamed the Royal Canadian Dental Corps, marking a return to a name first granted by King George VI in 1947. Read more


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