February 12, 2014  

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CDA adjusts position on antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis

Recently the AHA published “Corrections” to the 2007 guidelines that clarified the language in the guideline. In particular, a change was made to the wording of the list of cardiac conditions associated with the highest risk of adverse outcome from endocarditis for which antibiotic prophlylaxis with dental procedures is reasonable.

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From Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre blog: Do people with artificial hips and knees need antibiotics before a dental visit?

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AADR/CADR Annual Meeting 2014: Water Fluoridation: Safety, Effectiveness and Value in Oral Health Care

Community water fluoridation (CWF) and other fluoride modalities historically have been and remain the cornerstone for the prevention and control of dental caries.

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Providing oral health care: a pain in the ‘back’?

The Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA) provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a dental hygienist. A resource pamphlet is included in the post.

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View from the Chairside: Could Xylitol prevent dental caries?

By Dr. Elizabeth Vella Caruana

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that has attracted much attention as an alternative sweetener.

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What’s recommended for invasive dental treatment in patients using oral antithrombotic medication, including novel oral anticoagulants?

This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology: Management recommendations for invasive dental treatment in patients using oral antithrombotic medication, including novel oral anticoagulants (December 2013)

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How would you manage sleep bruxism in special needs patients?

This summary is based on the article published in Research in Developmental Disabilities: Treatment of bruxism in individuals with developmental disabilities: a systematic review (September 2009)

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Management of a Vital, Irreversibly Inflamed Tooth with Unstoppable Bleeding
Dr. Brian Jafine

Advice for dentists when faced with a vital, irreversibly inflamed tooth with unstoppable bleeding.

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The Impact of Removing Fluoridation from Municipal Water Supplies in Canada: a Tale of Two Cities

Questions about the effectiveness of municipal water fluoridation in preventing tooth decay have polarized scores of communities across Canada. A researcher from the University of Calgary, along with a team of experts in public health and dentistry, is aiming to enrich the debate by examining whether Calgary’s city council decision to stop fluoridating its water in 2011 has affected the oral health of children living in that city.

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Is Your Exit Strategy Well Crafted?

After decades of tireless work and diligent saving, your retirement date is finally on the horizon: in the next 3 to 5 years, you’ll be embarking on a new, exciting stage of your life!

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