Clinical Terminology: Cavosurface Margin

PNU: “Cavosurface Margin:  The junction where the external tooth surface and a restoration wall meet.  I frequently use this description with the appropriate surface locations M,D,B,L, O,(mesial, distal, buccal, lingual & occlusal) it is useful when describing recurrent caries.”


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Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)

This course will provide the scientific basis for caries (dental decay) risk assessment and practice interventions. You will immediately be able to apply “caries management by risk assessment” into your clinical setting or into your personal health care.

Lead Exposure to Dental Operators & Clients

Did you know that radiographic (not digital) intraoral films have a lead oxide on the lead foils that adheres to both gloves and hands? Apparently this inorganic lead is easily dissolved in human saliva which is a concern for both practitioners and clients, especially children. The environmental impact of dental office lead waste has been studied but I found it extremely difficult to find current research, especially on the occupational health impact of this lead exposure. What is also alarming is that the radiograph packaging does not have a warning or instructions about the proper handling and very little about the disposal of the lead foils. See the full article titled: Foil Backing Used in Intraoral Radiographic Dental Film: A Source of Environmental Lead. J. Canadian Dental Association 2005; 71(1):35-8 Authors: Leonard J.S. Tsuji, BSc, DDS, PhD • Bruce C. Wainman, BSc, MSc, PhD • Ruwan K. Jayasinghe, BSc, MSc • Eric Van Spronsen • Evert Nieboer, BSc, MSc, PhD.

Navigate your 2015 @ #Oneword365

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Perio NexUs has a Purposeful tribe with others @ #OneWord365! here you post Your one focal word to navigate You this year. Find meaning in your vocation, plan your career in addition to your health, finances and family. Set a career goal with steps on how you can get there, then each year set an annual goal. Focus on something you wish to accomplish this year that will get you closer to your dream or your projected goal. The Great Wall was a bold idea, then it became a plan with thoughts and notes, it seemed impossible, which it was in one life time but it would have been nothing until the first stones were physically place and those stones inspired more stones to be laid by others for hundreds of years. What legacy can you leave or inspire ?

PNU Introduction !

Welcome to my newest members that have been populating throughout B.C. and the island the last couple days! I do miss my home land 🙂 Thank you for your interest, I hope between You and I we can grow and learn together! I will do my best to provide you with some quality information such as useful clinical definitions  and continuing education resources plus both evidence AND experience based knowledge, which I hope you will contribute your stories to. Everyone has a story to share and we can all learn from those stories.  Watch for my new page about the #Sulcabrush use and the success I have had with it for addressing #sensitive teeth.  Have a “smooth” day!

Webinar: Pride and Joy Beyond Competencies, Knowledge, and Abilities

Find out why competencies, knowledge, and abilities form only part of the picture. Discover a simple way of integrating what comes naturally, what is learned, and what is chosen … for yourself and with others.

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Date: every 3rd month on the 4th Tuesday (check the calendar here for actual dates)
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Public Relations Position Nov 18-23. Diversify your resume, enhance you communication skills and expand your network !!

Position: Across Canada, Dental Care Education Event Nov18-23, 2014

Job Description: Working with one of the biggest oral care brands in the world using your expertise, interpersonal and clinical skills to help educate shoppers about proper oral care regimen.

Job Qualifications:

– Dental background
– Strong communication & interpersonal skills
– Results-driven and detail oriented
– Must be flexible
– Sales experience is preferred

The dates of this program are from November 18 – November 23 and there are positions available all across Canada.
If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to and please share that Perio Nexus referred you.

Please note only qualified candidates will be contacted. Thank you