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  • Insider Knowledge: The lowdown on mouthguards

    Insider Knowledge: The lowdown on mouthguards

    This is how the discussion usually goes whenever NHL team dentists hold one of their formal meetings, such as the…

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  • Raptors’ dentist preps for NBA All-Star Game: “When they’re hit, they’re hit hard”

    Raptors’ dentist preps for NBA All-Star Game: “When they’re hit, they’re hit hard”

    “Teeth go through lips, teeth get broken or knocked out,” Peter Nkansah says. He’s a U of T alumnus with…

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  • Antibiotics for Patients with Prosthetic Joints

    Antibiotics for Patients with Prosthetic Joints

    Historically, orthopedic surgeons have requested that their patients take antibiotics 1 hour before their dental appointments in order to avoid…

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  • Healthy, White Teeth: Your Ultimate Guide

    Healthy, White Teeth: Your Ultimate Guide

    Be honest, when was the last time you went to the dentist? If it wasn't in the past two years…

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  • Even Dentists Differ on the Best Tooth-Brushing Method

    What's the best way to brush your teeth? Dentists disagree, and no one can say for sure, according to a…

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  • Understanding Gwyneth Paltrow’s oil pulling regime

    Understanding Gwyneth Paltrow’s oil pulling regime

    Faculty of Dentistry expert explains practice Blame it on Gwyneth Paltrow. The newly single actress has been credited by celebrity…

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  • Preparation is key to coping with medical emergencies

    Being prepared in advance for worst-case medical emergencies is the optimal way to prevent any bad outcomes, according to a…

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  • Q&A: Paediatric Dentistry for children and youth with ASD

    Q&A: Paediatric Dentistry for children and youth with ASD

    The following questions and answers summarize an interview with Dr. David Isen, who has experience in providing Paediatric Dentistry services…

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  • Tips for a successful anaesthesia appointment

    Tips for a successful anaesthesia appointment

    Sleep for Dentistry offers the following tips for achieving a successful experience before and after your anaesthetic/sedation appointment. Steps To…

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  • Syringes without the needle

    Syringes without the needle

    The Injex system may be getting the attention of patients who are afraid of needles. Pauline Chan has all the…

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  • The Risks of Dental Anesthesia

    The Risks of Dental Anesthesia

    Dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman joins The Doctors to discuss the risks of sedatives and anesthesia during dental procedures. Plus, learn…

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  • The controversy surrounding dental amalgam (“silver fillings”)

    The controversy surrounding dental amalgam (“silver fillings”)

    Dental amalgam (“silver fillings”) has been used in dentistry for more than 165 years. Controversies around this material have periodically…

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  • A History of Patient Comfort (Part III): Comfortably Numb

    One of the facets of dentistry that makes it unique in the field of healthcare is the ability to anaesthetize…

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  • King Pyrrhus and Dental Anaesthesia

    In 280 BC and 279 BC, King Pyrrhus led his army to victories against the Romans in two separate battles…

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  • A family toothbrushing fight, a duck attack and the silliest 911 calls received by a southwest Ontario police force in 2012

    A family toothbrushing fight, a duck attack and the silliest 911 calls received by a southwest Ontario police force in 2012

    A toothbrush may be a perfectly reasonable addition to any emergency kit, but police in Chatham, Ont., would like to…

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  • The Grossest Thing in the Bathroom: Your Toothbrush

    The Grossest Thing in the Bathroom: Your Toothbrush

    “If you have your toothbrush too close to the toilet,” microbiologist Charles Gerba, PhD, tells WebMD, “you are brushing your…

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  • A Case for a Dental Anesthesia Specialty

    In 1985, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA) Past President and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) Norman Trieger quoted…

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  • Dental Phobia: Is your fear of dentists harming your oral health?

    Dental Phobia: Is your fear of dentists harming your oral health?

    Dental phobia can be devastating. It has been estimated that 10%-20% of the North American population is dental phobic and…

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  • A History of Patient Comfort (Part II): Passing Gas (1540-1847)

    The story of inhalational anaesthesia leading up to Ether Day is as much about personalities as it is about science.…

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  • Doctors referring patients to us

    Doctors referring patients to us

    We appreciate your business! Sleep for Dentistry has been fortunate over the years to have had many dentists, near and…

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  • Crazy

    As a child, I would spend the first half of each Saturday with my father (the second half was all…

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  • Safety-Engineered Needles for Dentistry: Some Clinical Impressions

    The Needle Safety Regulation (O. Reg. 474/07) under Ontario’s Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was extended to include dental…

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  • Is It Dangerous?

    All professionals in their interactions/interviews with patients/clients, have to prepare for “The Question“. The Question is a question that when…

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  • In the Teeth of the Action

    In the Teeth of the Action

    RCDSO member Peter Nkansah jokingly gives the Raptor mascot’s incisors an inspection during a recent match with the New York…

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