July 22, 2014  

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Are there any adverse effects to handling/molding unset light cured resin composites with non-latex gloves?

Drs. Stephen Ferrier and Suham Alexander provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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An EnLIGHTening look at light sources in dentistry

On the surface, light curing appears to be very easy – literally! Point the curing light, turn it on and the surface hardens almost immediately. Unfortunately, surface hardness is not indicative of the depth of cure below this top layer.

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Video Presentation: How important is patient satisfation? Study Findings

This is the summary of the findings of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network's study on satisfaction of patients who received a restorative treatment.

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Do we need further proof on the dangers of smoking?

This summary is based on the 2014 US Surgeon General's report: The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014.

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Does periodontal treatment matter for periodontitis patients with cardiovascular disease?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology: Treatment of periodontitis improves the atherosclerotic profile: a systematic review and meta-analysis (January 2014).

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A Macroeconomic Review of Dentistry in Canada in the 2000s
Drs. Chantel Ramraj, Eleanor Weitzner, Rafael Figueiredo, Carlos Quiñonez

Despite increases in the number of dental professionals, dental care spending and dental visits, questions remain about whether Canadians most in need of services have access to oral health care and whether the system is effective and efficient.

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