To show our appreciation to our amazing referring offices and patients, Dr. Liszka and Dr. McKenzie hosted our first Stampede party this year. As a result a large donation was made to Wood's Homes, a charity that Dr. Liszka and Dr. McKenzie are very passionate about and support regularly. It was a great evening full of amazing food, entertainment and dancing. We were also able to give away a ton of great prizes. Thank you to all who attended!
Introducing our new office toy - the Trios 3D scanning system!
Conventional impression materials are a thing of the past. The Trios provides increased accuracy while taking quick scans with minimal discomfort.
Digitally scan implants right to the lab for quick turn around and less office visits!
Thank you to all of the Hygienists who attended our annual appreciation night. Such a great group within our industry and we are privileged to be able to host you as often as we do. Dr. Luke Liszka lectured on indications for immediate implant placement while Dr. Erin McKenzie spoke on procedural advancements in Endodontic microsurgery. We finished off with a passionate presentation on Oral Cancer screening by Debbie Zafiropolous. Already looking forward to next year!
A big thank you to all the Calgary and area Hygienists who attended this years event, the turnout was amazing. Dr. Luke Liszka's lecture 'Treating Gingival Recession with Tissue Grafting' and Dr. Erin Mckenzie's lecture 'Root Canal Emergencies and When to Refer' were a great end to the evening. We hope to expand this event even further next year and look forward to hosting many of you at our upcoming Hygiene Study Club.
Enjoy the photos of our night together!
During the month of December, we had the privilege of having one of Santa's helpers deliver some Christmas joy to dental offices around Calgary. He drove around in his red sleigh to over 95 offices to express our gratitude to the offices we work closely with. We truly appreciate the relationships we have with dentists in the Calgary area, and look forward to a great 2017! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Endo Perio Calgary.
Please enjoy some photos of Santa's trip:
There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body. A root canal is a safe and effective procedure.
Myth—Root canal treatment causes illness.
Myth #2—Root canal treatment causes illness.
The myth: Patients searching the Internet for information on root canals may find sites claiming that teeth receiving root canal (endodontic) treatment contribute to the occurrence of illness and disease in the body. This false claim is based on long-debunked and poorly designed research performed nearly a century ago by Dr. Weston A. Price, at a time before medicine understood the causes of many diseases.
In the 1920s, Dr. Price advocated tooth extraction—the most traumatic dental procedure—over endodontic treatment. This resulted in a frightening era of tooth extraction both for treatment of systemic disease and as a prophylactic measure against future illness.
The truth: There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body. A root canal is a safe and effective procedure. When a severe infection in a tooth requires endodontic treatment, that treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth.
· The presence of bacteria in teeth and the mouth has been an accepted fact for many years. But the presence of bacteria does not constitute "infection" and is not necessarily a threat to a person's health. Bacteria are present in the mouth and teeth at all times, even in teeth that have never had a cavity or other trauma. Research shows that the healthy immune system takes care of bacteria in a matter of minutes.
· Tooth extraction is a traumatic procedure and is known to cause a significantly higher incidence of bacteria entering the bloodstream; endodontic treatment confined to the root canal system produces much less trauma and a much lower incidence and magnitude of bacteria entering the blood stream.
· There is no adequate replacement for the natural tooth - it should be saved whenever possible. Root canal treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost effective way to treat infected teeth because it is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of an implant. In most cases, endodontic treatment allows patients to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.
But what about Dr. Price? This is a good example of how the Internet can give new life to long-dispelled theories. Believe it or not, the misinformation about roots canals that is found on the Internet is still based on Dr. Price’s century-old, discredited research. Dr. Price’s research techniques were criticized at the time they were published, and by the early 1930s, a number of well-designed studies using more modern research techniques discredited his findings. In 1951, the Journal of the American Dental Association took the extraordinary step of publishing a special edition reviewing the scientific literature and shifted the standard of practice back to endodontic treatment for teeth with non-vital pulp in instances where the tooth could be saved. The JADA reviewed Dr. Price’s research techniques from the 1920s and noted that they lacked many aspects of modern scientific research, including absence of proper control groups and induction of excessive doses of bacteria.
As recently as 2013, research published in JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, found that patients with multiple endodontic treatments had a 45 percent reduced risk of cancer.
Over the September 30th weekend, Dr. Luke Liszka, Dr. Erin McKenzie, Dr. Leah Mortimer, Erin Derraugh, and Wade Klimpke attended the "Straumann VIP Experience". This was a trip that included a lecture by Dr. Robert Vogel on Precision, Productivity and Profitability of Implant Prosthetics in Private Practice, a tour of the Straumann manufacturing facility, and plenty of opportunities to learn more about implant technology. Our doctors were invited to this event because Dr. Liszka is the leading dental implant specialist for Straumann in Canada.
On September 22nd 2016, a group of 30 dentists from around the Calgary area gathered at Trolley 5 for a "Spear Study Club" party hosted by Dr. Liszka and Dr. McKenzie. We all enjoyed a brewery tour, great food, and a very informative lecture on Implant Opportunities in Hygiene by Dr. Liszka and Dr. McKenzie. We want to thank all who came, and look forward to all the new members! For those who could not make it, and want information about the club, please contact Sean Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all have nasty habits that can damage our teeth. Some are fairly obvious, like chewing on ice, grinding our teeth (either while awake or asleep), or chewing hard candy, but some are more subtle. Here are a few things you may be doing that could send you to the dentist more often than necessary.
Tooth discoloration can be easily treated with our in-office whitening system. We offer free consultations for in-office whitening!
Tongue piercings often cause damage to teeth and can create significant recession. This can often be corrected with a simple gum graft!
Teeth whitening can be fun! Just ask our amazing dental assistants! Contact our office today for a free whitening consultation!
Thank you all for coming to our hygiene appreciation night! We appreciate you all coming. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about Dr. Erin McKenzie's lecture "Root Canal Therapy: Diagnosing Endodontic Symptoms" or Dr. Luke Liszka's lecture "Treatment of Periodontal Defects with Enamel Matrix Derivative" or would like to come by for a tour of our facility.
A new study shows that tooth loss is linearly associated with increasing rates of death and stroke in coronary heart disease patients. Researchers at Uppsala University, Duke University Medical Center and other institutions examined patients from 39 countries with stable CHD, which included prior myocardial infarction, prior revascularization, or multivessel CHD. READ MORE
Another reason to keep your teeth. Between Dr. McKenzie and Dr. Liszka, we've got you covered.
We are happy to announce our first Hygiene Appreciation Night! Hosted at Marquee Beer Market, Wednesday, February 10th, starting at 6 pm. Dr. Liszka and Dr. McKenzie will each speak for 1 CE credit. Oh yea, and don't forget about the Cupid Specialty cocktail, massage therapist and hair styling all available as a huge thank you to all of the wonderful hygienists in our Calgary and surrounding areas. We hope to see you there! Don't forget to RSVP! email@example.com