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Sewering: What Shouldn’t Go Down the Drain? Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020

A recent study on the contamination of wastewater with pharmaceuticals found that the US had some of the highest levels of contaminants in drinking water worldwide. And while there has long been a concrete plan for the disposal of other biomedical waste, such as blood products, bodily fluids and other infectious materi...
News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2020/10/21... Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Can brushing your teeth prevent the spread of COVID-19? Not exactly. Coronavirus vaccine storage issues could leave 3 billion without access Emergency Room Visits for Dental Problems Cost $2 Billion a Year We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing
Listening Twice As Much As We Speak Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020

The Manitoba Dental Association Brings its Convention t... Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020

Delayed but never deterred, the Manitoba Dental Association has launched its convention CE program online. Originally scheduled for April 2020, the joint CDA-MDA convention was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The MDA Convention Committee worked diligently to convert the convention from a face-to-face meeting to...
Person-centered Care vs Patient-centered Care Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020

Despite a heavy reliance on technology, medicine and science, at the end of the day, dentistry is a people business. And though the distinction between patient and person may seem subtle, according to Dr. Christophe Bedos, Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University, it is a crucial distinction when it c...
Are There Any Precautions for Nitrous- and Sedation-Rel... Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020

In six short months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a major rethink of how dentists run their practices. From patient screening to PPE and aerosol generation, every process and procedure is now being looked at through the lens of infection control. For many general dentists, such an extensive overhaul of practice has...
Diagnosing Failed Impressions Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Taking an accurate impression for a fixed dental prosthesis is a challenge that requires a strong understanding of the anatomy surrounding the finish line, the materials used, and the correct use of the impression tray. Recent studies within a commercial dental laboratory showed that 86% of crown and bridge impressions...
Temporization Following Implant Placement Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Temporization following implant placement is more than just a throwaway step at the end of a surgical procedure, it is an integral part of the implant process and an essential factor in achieving optimal aesthetics. According Dr. Avi Shelemay, a periodontist from Ottawa, temporization is ultimately what makes an implan...
Managing Acute Apical Abscess Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Like all acute clinical scenarios, acute apical abscesses have a way of presenting themselves just when you don’t want them to. And though there is always a temptation to prescribe antibiotics and schedule the patient for a more convenient time, Dr. Rodrigo Cunha, an endodontist from Winnipeg, believes that antibiotics...
Tissue Preservation following Significant Dental Trauma... Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

The tissues of the oral cavity are notoriously difficult to preserve. And once they have been lost, it can be near impossible to restore them. For this reason, new guidelines from the International Association of Dental Trauma recommend that the primary goal in the treatment of dental trauma is to preserve natural dent...

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