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Ottawa Dentistry Expert Invests in New Antibacterial Powder for Periodontal Care
Ottawa dentist Dr. Pamela Li has incorporated an antibacterial powder into her periodontal disease treatment to improve periodontal pocketing.
By: Dr. Pamela Li
The antibiotic, Arestin, is a powder-based antibiotic that kills bacteria living in periodontal pockets. After a dentist or periodontist performs scaling and root planning (SRP) on an infected periodontal pocket to remove bacteria, Arestin is used to release an antibiotic (minocycline)
“Arestin is a great tool for dentists in that it targets the specific infected periodontal pocket,” said Ottawa, ON dentist (http://www.drpamelali.com/)
Periodontal disease is a condition in which an infected periodontal pocket forms in the gums due to bacteria. There are various stages of periodontal disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis. Effects of gum disease can range from tender, inflamed gums, bone loss, erosion of gums to loss of teeth and dentures.
“Unfortunately, gum disease can build up without any warning signs,” said Dr. Li. “The best weapon is prevention, and it only takes a visit to the dentist to check for gum disease.”
Arestin has been available in the United States for the past 10 years, but the product has only been available in Canada for the past four months commented Dr. Li.
Dr. Pamela Li’s Ottawa, ON dentistry practice provides general, cosmetic, prosthodontics, and orthodontic dental treatment. Specific services include cleanings, periodontal treatment, fillings, crowns, veneers, bonding, inlays, onlays, gum recontouring, dental implants, Invisalign, treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, TMJ relief, and more.
To learn more about Dr. Pamela Li’s periodontal treatment or the other services she provides at her Ottawa, ON practice, visit her practice at 227-267 O’Connor Street, Ottawa, Ont., K2P 1V3; browse her Web site: http://www.drpamelali.com/
About Dr. Pamela Li
Dr. Pamela Li graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1988 with a BSc in chemistry. She then completed her dental training in 1992 at the University of Toronto. Afterwards she completed a general practice residency at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital in Utica, N.Y.
Dr. Li worked at Moose Factory General Hospital on the Moose Factory Indian Reservation in Northern Ontario. She travelled up to Kasheshewan reservation monthly to service the needs of the remote aboriginal communities.
In 1994, Dr. Li returned to Ottawa, her hometown, to go into private practice. She has been practicing downtown since 1997 and has recently moved to her present location in August 2008.
She has taken extensive continuing education courses. She has attended the prestigious Las Vegas Institute (LVI) and has completed comprehensive post-doctoral courses in neuromuscular dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. She is certified in oral conscious sedation with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). She is also one of the few dentists in Ottawa certified in the Pure Power Mouthguard (PPM), the revolutionary new sportsguard.
Dr. Li is certified in Invisalign, the clear retainer alternative to braces. She is a member of the AADSM (American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine). She is also a member of the Argyle Associates and Gumdocs implant study clubs.
Dr. Li volunteered for a 2 week medical/dental mission in the Dominican Republic. She along with 3 other dentists extracted over 1000 teeth in the remote mountainous region of the Dominican Republic. She also volunteered for one month in a hospital in St. Lucia. She performed general and emergency dentistry.
When she's away from the office, Dr. Li enjoys the company of family and friends, traveling, skiing and skating.
Dr. Li has been married to Clinton for 11 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Meagan, which keep them busy with piano, dance, swimming and skating lessons.
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