Publications

Peri-Implant Diseases And Conditions

In 2017, the world of periodontology was redefined with significant updates to the classification system for periodontal and peri-implant disease. The work of more than 170 leading clinicians, scientists, and educators from around the globe culminated in the publication of 17 articles and four consensus statements summarizing a contemporary, evidence-based and clinically relevant system. This …

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The Fonthill Implant Care Protocol

This article is focused on the best evidence to prevent peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis using a systematic approach which is personalized for the patient. This critical update has eliminated several steps from our former algorithm and replaced them with innovative approaches generated from new concepts of peri-implant health. The Fonthill Implant Care Protocol adapts the …

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The Fonthill Dental Surgery Complications Classifications Scale

A lack of consensus on how to classify post‐operative complications in dentistry limits the ability for comparison of outcomes among treatments and their primary providers. Therefore, the Fonthill Dental Surgery Complication Classification Scale has been proposed as a uniform reporting tool to allow for the standardized quality assessment of dental treatment. This instrument classifies negative …

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Rapid Review on Radiation and CBCT in Dental Practice

Exposure to ionizing radiation and its potential risks are often major concerns of our patients. Ambiguity and confusion exist among the general public, mainly due to the risks discussed in the media and from spurious online information. This leads to confusion, fear, and avoidance by the patient. Therefore, this review aims to attenuate the ambiguity …

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Factors that Influence Pain and the Use of Pain Medication following Periodontal Surgery

To determine the relationship between anticipated pain and actual pain experienced following soft tissue grafting or implant surgery; to identify the factors that predict actual pain experienced and the use of pain medication following soft tissue grafting or implant surgery. Prior to dental implant placement (n = 98) or soft tissue grafting (n = 115) …

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The Dental Hygiene Periodontal Residency Program: A Novel Program Developing Future Leaders of Tomorrow

This paper describes one ecosystem that has been created to foster synergy between dentistry, dental hygiene, university research and college training as well as industry partnerships to produce the future dental hygienist leaders of tomorrow.   Written by: Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA; Carolyn Triemstra, BRLS, MEd.; Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, …

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Oral Health, Nutritional Choices, and Dental Fear and Anxiety

Oral health is an integral part of overall health. Poor oral health can lead to an increased risk of chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancer. The etiology of these diseases could be linked to the individual’s inability to eat a healthy diet when their dentition is compromised.  While periodontal …

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Dietary Flavonoids Associated with Periodontal Health

Scientific rationale for the study: Higher fruit and vegetable intake, a source of flavonoids, is associated with improved periodontal healing at 8–12 weeks post‐SRP. Whether this association is sustained at 3–4 years post‐SRP, and if flavonoid intake is also associated with periodontal health was studied. Principal findings: Higher flavonoid intake is associated with reduced probing depth and …

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