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Philips Sponsored In-Person Seminar, June 17, 2022
Exciting! We are back in person! Thank you to Philips for sponsoring this fantastic PD seminar on Friday, June 17, 2022, in Mississauga. ODHA members enjoyed a first-class professional development session, First on the Scene, by stellar speaker Jo-Anne Jones, RDH, and a…
MASCC/ISOO expert opinion on the management of oral problems in patients with advanced cancer
MASCC/ISOO expert opinion on the management of oral problems in patients with advanced cancer
It is essential for healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with advanced cancer to have a good understanding of the principles of oral hygiene/care and knowledge of the evidence-based management of common oral problems. However, research suggests oral problems are often…
MASCC/ISOO clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy
MASCC/ISOO clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy
Guidelines were developed by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) to facilitate the evidence-based management of mucositis.   Mucositis is characterized by erythema and ulceration of the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal (GI)…
Study analyzes tooth survival after root canal
Analyzing tooth survival after root canal in general population
  Teeth survive about 11 years after a root canal, according to new research from Regenstrief Institute and Indian University School of Dentistry. The groundbreaking study is the first to analyze records from community dental practices. "The findings of this study give deeper insight into…
Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between periodontal and kidney disease
An imbalance of the body’s oxygen producing free radicals and its antioxidant cells could be the reason why periodontal disease and chronic kidney disease affect each other, a study led by the University of Birmingham has found. Previous studies have shown a…
The incidence of COVID-19 among dentists practicing in the community in Canada: A prospective cohort study over a six-month period
This research was discussed with authors Dr. Sreenath Madathil, PhD, and Dr. Michael Glogauer, PhD in Episode 43 of Conversations with Dr. Glogauer and Kim Ivan, an audiocast exclusive to ODHA members. Additional keynotes and resources are included with the audiocast episode…
Growing evidence on periodontal and systemic disease links
Originally published in Dental Abstracts, Volume 66, Issue 1
 Background: Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease in which dysbiotic plaque biofilms cause destructive inflammatory responses, leading to destruction of the periodontal attachment and underlying bone. Mild periodontitis may affect up to half…
Sexual abuse survivors’ battle during dental care
Originally published in Dental Abstracts, Volume 66, Issue 1
 The trauma of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) can cause a wide range of health problems during adulthood, including making oral health care challenging and triggering dental anxiety. Background: Because CSA has a prevalence…
MASCC/ISOO expert opinion on the management of oral problems in patients with advanced cancer
MASCC/ISOO expert opinion on the management of oral problems in patients with advanced cancer
It is essential for healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with advanced cancer…
MASCC/ISOO clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy
MASCC/ISOO clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy
Guidelines were developed by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and International Society…