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Dr. Balevi's Publications

Dr. Balevi is actively involved in research, and publishes regularly in peer reviewed scientific journals. Being involved in research is not only a passion for Dr. Balevi, but also helps keep him and his team current with the most recent developments. It is also an important way for Ben to contribute to the growing body of evidence based knowledge in dentistry.

Following is a list of Dr. Balevi's publications. Have a look, and if you find a topic that interests you, be sure to bring it up during your next visit!

  1. Balevi, B.; Screening for Oral Disease; a probabilistic approach. Int J Evid Based Pract Dent Hyg. Accepted for publication (Dec 2016)
  2. Balevi, B.; Commentary on two reviews of anterior composite restorations. Evid Based Dent. 2016;17(3):90-1
  3. Balevi, B.; Metal of fibre post and root fractures. Evid Based Dent. 2015;16(3):80-1
  4. Balevi, B.; Two reviews of full crown restorations. Evid Based Dent. 2015;16(2):35-6
  5. Balevi, B.; Antibiotics and implants, Author response. J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Mar;146(3):146-7
  6. Balevi, B.; Clinical Practice Guidelines are relevant to dentistry. Can J Rest Dent & Prosth 2014 Winter;7(4):32-34
  7. Balevi, B.; Caries risk and number of restored surfaces have impact on the survival of posterior composite restorations. Evid Based Dent. 2014;15(4):108-9
  8. Balevi, B.; Patients who received preoperative antibiotics showed fewer early implant failures. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 Oct;145(10):1068-70
  9. Balevi, B.; Evidence-Based Dentistry; critically appraising scientific evidence. Can J Rest Dent & Prosth 2014 Fall;7(3):10-15
  10. Balevi, B.; Defective amalgam restorations - repair or restore? Evid Based Dent. 2014;15(4):54-5
  11. Balevi, B.; Lasers may reduce pain arising from dentin hypersensitivity. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 Apr;145(4):e1-2
  12. Balevi, B.; There is no one mandibular advancement device design that fits all for the management of obstructive sleep apnea. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 Mar;145(3):280-2
  13. Balevi, B.; Limited evidence on the best position for prosthetic margins. Evid Based Dent. 2013;14(4):103-4
  14. Balevi, B.; Cast or fiber posts a summary of evidence from vitro studies. Evid Based Dent. 2013;14(3):84-5
  15. Balevi, B.; In selected sites, short, rough-surfaced dental implants are as successful as long dental implants. J Am Dent Assoc. 2013 Feb;144(2):195-6
  16. Balevi, B.; Ante's law is not evidence based. J Am Dent Assoc. 2012 Sept; 143(9):1011-2
  17. Balevi, B.; Oxalates may not be effective in treating dentin hypersensitivity. J Am Dent Assoc, 2012 June; 143(6):614-5
  18. Balevi, B.; Should warfarin be discontinued before a dental extraction? Letter to Editor, Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2012 Feb;113(2):150-2
  19. Balevi, B.; Periodontally involved teeth - extract or not? Evid Based Dent. 2011;12(4):110-1. doi:10.1038/sj.ebd.6400826. [read more]
  20. Balevi B; Industry sponsored research may report more favourable outcomes. Evid Based Dent. 2011;12(1):5-6. [read more]
  21. Balevi B; Assessing the usefulness of three adjunctive diagnostic devices for oral cancer screening: a probabilistic approach. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2011 Apr;39(2):171-6.
  22. Balevi B; Should warfarin be discontinued before a dental extraction? A decision-tree analysis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Dec;110(6):691-7. [read more]
  23. Balevi B; Implant-supported cantilevered fixed partial dentures. Evid Based Dent. 10(4):107-108. (2009) [read more]
  24. Balevi B; Assessing the usefulness of toludine-blue staining, OralCDx®, and VELscope® for oral cancer screening: A Probabilistic Approach Presented at the 2nd World Congress of Oral Oncology, published in the Journal of Oral Oncology-Supplement 2009 3:230-31) [read more]
  25. Balevi B; Fine-Hybrid and nanohybrid restorative materials show similar durability in Class II cavities. Evid Based Dent. 10(4):107-108. (2009) [read more]
  26. Balevi B; Assessing the effectiveness of Toludine-blue staining, OralCDx®, and VELscope® for oral cancer screening: The mathematics behind diagnostic testing and screening. POSTER 170; 2nd World Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO); Toronto, July 8-11, 2009 [read more]
  27. Balevi B; Do preoperative antibiotics prevent dental implant complications? Evid Based Dent. 9(4):109-110. (2008) [read more]
  28. Balevi B; No difference in the 5-year survival rates between the resin-bonded cantilever bridge and the removable partial denture for the restoration of the shortened dental arch. Evid Based Dent. 9(4):51-52. (2008) [read more]
  29. Balevi B; The management of incipient or suspicious occlusal caries: a decision-tree analysis. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 2008 Oct; 36(5):392-400; doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2007.00419.x [read more]
  30. Balevi B and Shepperd S; The management of an endodontically abscessed tooth: Patient health state utility, decision-tree and economic analysis. BMC Oral Health. 2007 Dec 6;7(1):17 [read more]
  31. Balevi, B; No definitive conclusion as to the most effective method of pulp treatment of asymptomatic carious teeth. Evid Based Dent. 2007;8(3):76-7 [read more]
  32. Balevi, B; Evidence-based decision making: should the general dentist adopt the use of the VELscope for routine screening for oral cancer? J Can Dent Assoc. 2007 Sep;73(7):603-6 [read more]
  33. Balevi B; Are dental amalgams toxic to children? Comment on 2 recently published randomized controlled trials. J Can Dent Assoc. 2007 Feb;73(1):51-4 [read more]
  34. Balevi B; Patient's age and extent of coronal and root destruction predict root canal treatment subsequent to after a full-cast crown. Evid Based Dent. 2006;7(4):98-9. [read more]
  35. Melkersson - Rosenthal syndrome: Review of the literature Quintessence International, 1997
  36. Engineering Specifics of the Periodontal Curet's Cutting Edge J. Periodontal, 1996
  37. Letter to the Editor Quintessence International, 1995
  38. Making Sense of Dentin Bonding Agents Oral Health, 1995
  39. Newspaper Article The Community Press, 1994
  40. Prescription Drug Abuse Journal of the CDA, vol. 62
  41. Letter to the Editor Journal of the CDA, vol. 61
  42. Ketorolac versus Ibuprofen Journal of the CDA, vol. 60
  43. Mercury and Dentistry: the controversy continues Oral Health, 1988