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(locked)Varicella Zoster of the Hard Palate after an Uncomplicated Extraction Procedure: A Case Report

September 1, 2017

Aamir Sheikh, D.D.S., Derrick Eiland, D.D.S., Harlene D. Sanders, D.D.S., and Ronald S. Brown, D.D.S., From the September-October Issue of Northwest Dentistry Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is one of eight herpes viruses known to infect humans. Primary infection causes varicella (chickenpox), after which the virus becomes latent. Once an individual is infected, the virus continues to live within the nerve ganglions. VZV reactivation, also known as zoster […] Read More »

(locked)CBCT Analysis of Mandibular Posterior Teeth: Impact on Endodontic Microsurgery

July 1, 2017

By Daphne Chiona, D.D.S., M.S.,Tyler Koivisto,. DD.S.,Laura L. Milroy, D.D.S., M.S., Samantha H. Roach, D.D.S., M.S., Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S., Mansur Ahmad, Ph.D., B.D.S.,and Walter R. Bowles, Ph.D.,D.D.S., M.S., B.Pharm. From the July/August Issue of Northwest Dentistry Knowledge of root thickness and the cortical bone thickness over the roots is beneficial to the endodontist performing mandibular posterior […] Read More »

(locked)Periodontal Tissue Regeneration: Management of Periodontal Defects

May 1, 2017

By Georgios Chatzopoulos, D.D.S.* From the May-June Issue of Northwest Dentistry The authors report a case of a 42-year-old woman with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) undergoing dialysis therapy with the relative loss of tooth root lamina dura and several mandibular radiolucencies. Secondary hyperparathyroidism related to End Stage Renal Disease may result in the loss of bone density and radiolucent lesions, […] Read More »

(locked)Oral Radiographic Evidence of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in an End-Stage Renal Failure Patient: A Case Report

March 1, 2017

By Barry Pass, D.D.S., Ph.D., Janis Mercer, D.D.S., Nima Moradi Majd, D.D.S., Alison Glascoe, D.D.S., M.S., and Ronald S. Brown, D.D.S., M.S. From the March-April Issue of Northwest Dentistry The authors report a case of a 42-year-old woman with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) undergoing dialysis therapy with the relative loss of tooth root lamina dura and […] Read More »

(locked)Oral Cancer Update: 2017

January 1, 2017

By Nelson L. Rhodus, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.I.C.D From the January-February Issue of Northwest Dentistry Oral cancer includes a variety of malignant neoplasms that occur within the oral cavity. More than 90% of cases are attributed to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). About 9% are carcinomas that arise from salivary gland tissues and other tissue types such as sarcomas and lymphomas. The remaining 1% are […] Read More »

(locked)Low Shrinkage Silorane Composites

January 1, 2017

By Thomas D. Larson, D.D.S., M.S.D. From the January-February Issue of Northwest Dentistry Polymerization shrinkage of methacrylate composites utilizing bisphenol-A glycidal methacrylate or urethane dimethacrylate has typically been about 3-3.5% by volume. Though adjustments have been made to filler loading, filler size, filler particle distribution, and improved silanization, the polymerization contraction still creates some significant clinical […] Read More »

(locked)The Decline of Precious Metal Demand in Dentistry

September 1, 2016

By John Maguire From the September-October Issue of Northwest Dentistry The Golden Age of Dentistry is over in the sense that gold demand has peaked and continues to fall. From records going back to 1969, U.S. and worldwide dental gold demand peaked in 1978. Dental gold demand would not approach that lofty level again until the year 2000. Since 2000, precious metal demand […] Read More »

(locked)Xerostomia and Depression

June 1, 2016

By Satbir S. Grover, M.S., M.B.A., and Nelson L. Rhodus, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.I.C.D. From the May-June 2016 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Xerostomia is considered a subjective dry-mouth sensation and generally refers to an oral symptom felt primarily by the patient rather than observed by a dentist or physician. Almost all drug classes used in our day-to-day […] Read More »

(locked)A Case for Orthodontic Involvement in Temporomandibular Disorders

March 1, 2016

By Wayne O. Sletten, D.D.S., M.S.D. From the March-April 2016 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Orthodontic involvement in temporomandibular disorders is a perspective that calls upon many aspects of that specialty to address patients every dentist will have in the chair at some point in his or her professional journey. The whole patient, and the whole […] Read More »

(locked)Smoking, Smokeless Tobacco, and Alcohol Consumption as Contributing Factors to Periodontal Disease

January 1, 2016

By Georgios Chatzopoulos, D.D.S. From the January-February 2016 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Smoking has been found to play a crucial role in the onset, progression, and treatment outcome of periodontal disease. Limited studies have evaluated the effect of cigar and pipe smoking on tooth loss and alveolar bone loss. However, pipe and cigar smokers may exhibit […] Read More »

(locked)Root Caries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

November 1, 2015

By Thomas D. Larson, D.D.S., M.S.D. From the November-December 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry This paper will describe the causes of root caries, including the various bacteria thought to create the lesions as well as the mechanisms of action in lesion development. There will be a description of various prescriptions for preventing root caries, including the most […] Read More »

(locked)Amalgam Restorations: To Bond or Not

September 1, 2015

By Thomas D. Larson, D.D.S., M.S.D. From the September-October 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry This article will review the use of various liners used to eliminate microleakage in amalgam restorations. It will review the literature about whether amalgam restorations are improved by using a bonding process and if so specifically how it improves the patient outcome. Read More »

(locked)Dens Evaginatus: Just Another Cusp?

September 1, 2015

By Shelly S. Stecker, D.D.S., M.S., Vacharee S. Peterson, D.D.S., Soraya Beiraghi, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.S., Sandra L. Myers, D.M.D., and Walter R. Bowles, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. From the September-October 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Dens evaginatus (DE) presents as an extra cusp or tubercle projecting from the occlusal or lingual surface of the tooth, and was […] Read More »

(locked)Differential Diagnoses for Persistent Pain Following Root Canal Treatment: A Study in the National Dental PBRN

July 1, 2015

By Donald R. Nixdorf, D.D.S., M.S., Alan S. Law, D.D.S. Ph.D., Mike T. John, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., Radwa M. Sobieh, D.D.S., M.S., Richie Kohli, B.D.S., M.P.H., and Ruby H.N. Nguyen, Ph.D., National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group From the July-August 2015 issue of Northwest Dentistry Pain present six months following root canal treatment (RCT) may be […] Read More »

(locked)Outreach, Prevention, and the Urgent Chair

July 1, 2015

By Cindy Shirtcliff, M.S.W. and Terie Dreussi-Smith, M.A.Ed. From the July-August 2015 issue of Northwest Dentistry Each member of Northwest Dentistry’s Editorial Advisory Board brings his or her individual experience and interest to the journal, and our brainstorming is a pretty lively and heartfelt process. When one of our members told us about the topic […] Read More »

(locked)Modern Trends in Indirect Restorations

May 1, 2015

Use of lost wax investment and casting came into use as a modern industrial process in the late 19th century, when dentists began using it to make crowns and inlays, as described by Dr. D. Philbrook of Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1897. Dr. William H. Taggart of Chicago, whose 1907 paper described his development of the technique, accelerated its use. Read More »

(locked)Recent Update on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Prosthetic Joints for Dental Patients

March 1, 2015

By Nelson L. Rhodus, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.I.C.D. From the March-April 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry A potential long-term complication of chronic rheumatoid arthritis (as well as osteoarthritis1 and other types, including fractures that do not heal and avascular necrosis) is the ultimate destruction of particular joint structures to the degree that the joint must be replaced with synthetic materials. Patients with prosthetic […] Read More »

(locked)The Incidence of Furcation Region Patency in Molars Before and After Simulated Periodontal Therapy

March 1, 2015

By Sandra Shambarger, D.D.S., M.S., Deborah Johnson, D.D.S., Daranee Versulius-Tantbirojin, D.D.S., Ph.D., Walter R. Bowles, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., and Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S. From the March/April 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Purpose: To determine if there is increased bacterial communication through the furcation region in molar teeth after simulated periodontal therapy. Methods: Sixty-five extracted first and […] Read More »

(locked)Understanding Passion Fatigue

March 1, 2015

By Francoise Mathieu From the March-April 2015 issue of Northwest Dentistry For caregivers, and those who choose the caring professions in particular, a companion word often heard is “selfless”. Does this sound familiar: If I don’t care, who will? If I don’t do it, who will? This is my job, my work, my calling, my […] Read More »

(locked)Focus on Strengths for Greater Practice Health

January 1, 2015

By Matt Swenson From the January-February 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry As the owner of a dental practice, you, the dentist, are both a leader and a producer — arguably making you the single most important success factor in your practice. You set the tone for your practice’s culture (key word), putting a lot of pressure squarely on your shoulders. If you […] Read More »