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Present status and future directions—Vital pulp treatment and pulp preservation strategies

Therapeutic strategies focussed on the pulp preservation, are important when managing vital teeth with deep caries and an exposed pulp. These vital pulp treatments (VPTs); however, are not new, with indirect and direct pulp capping procedures being described as a... Continue Reading →

The dental demolition derby: bruxism and its impact – part 1: background by Thayer and Ali

Bruxism may lead to changes or damage to the oral and perioral tissues. Bruxism may occur during sleep or when awake. Many patients will not require active management; however, for some, intervention is required. Control of bruxism may be difficult,... Continue Reading →

Present status and future directions –Managing discoloured teeth by Kahler

Managing tooth discolouration involves a range of different protocols for clinicians and patients in order to achieve an aesthetic result. There is an increasing public awareness in the appearance of their teeth and management of tooth discolouration may be inter-disciplinary... Continue Reading →

Present status and future directions –Guided endodontics Connert et al.

Luxation injuries and other stimuli may lead to a pulp canal obliteration (PCO). Even though the apposition of tertiary dentine is a sign of a vital pulp, in some cases root canal treatment is indicated in the long term due... Continue Reading →

Present status and future directions: Endodontic management of traumatic injuries to permanent teeth by Krastl et al

The prognosis of traumatized teeth depends largely on the fate of the pulp and its treatment. This review aims to update the present status on the endodontic management of traumatic injuries to permanent teeth and to identify relevant research areas... Continue Reading →

Clinical guidelines for dental erosion Diagnosis, prevention and management of dental erosion 2021 by Royal College of Surgeons England

Toothwear is recognised as a major dental problem in both children and adults. The triad oferosion, attrition and abrasion has been known for many years, and the contribution of erosion totoothwear is increasing. Dental erosion is the irreversible softening and... Continue Reading →

Tooth Wear Guidelines for the BSRD

Tooth wear (TW) is a common condition affecting patients who often require advice and treatment from dentists. Physiological TW is normal and accepted by most patients. Pathological TW, by virtue of symptoms or rapid wear, will prompt the need for... Continue Reading →

Should implants be considered for patients with periodontal disease? by King et al.

Dental implants are seen as a good option for replacing missing teeth. The success and survival rates for implants are very high. Concerns are developing about the problem of peri-implantitis. The reports of its prevalence vary but it is noted... Continue Reading →

A personal perspective and update on erosive tooth wear – 10 years on: Part 2 – Restorative management by Bartlett

The management challenge with erosive tooth wear is that the condition involves erosion and contributions from attrition and abrasion, both of which impact on the longevity of restorations. Severe erosive tooth wear results in visibly shorter teeth, exposure of dentine... Continue Reading →

A personal perspective and update on erosive tooth wear – 10 years on: Part 1 – Diagnosis and prevention by Bartlett

Tooth wear has been recognised as an increasing problem over the past 10 years. Recent data from epidemiological studies indicate that the condition is common with prevalence of dentine exposure in adults ranging between 2% and 10% and visible surface... Continue Reading →

The restorative management of microdontia by Laverty

Microdontia is a dental abnormality that will often present to the dental practitioner due to the aesthetic concerns of the patient. Treatment is therefore aimed at addressing the aesthetics issue of the patient and this can present a number of... Continue Reading →

Shading concepts and layering techniques to master direct anterior composite restorations: an update by Dietschi & Fahl

Creating perfect direct composite restorations has been for long time a strict challenge due to many materials’ limitations impacting either shade integration or surface quality, and possibly colour stability. Next to technological drawbacks, a certain complexity and lack of predictability... Continue Reading →

Class II composite resin restorations:faster, easier, predictable by Jackson

Composite resin continues to displace amalgam as the preferred direct restorative material in developed countries. Even though composite materials have evolved to include nanoparticles with high physical properties and low shrinkage stress, dentists have been challenged to efficiently create quality,... Continue Reading →

Direct Composite Resin for the Management of Tooth Wear: A Systematic Review by Vajani

Qualitative evaluation of the studies proved difficult because of the nature of case series but reporting improved in the later studies. Despite the generally short duration of studies, small sample sizes in terms of patient numbers and composite restorations, the... Continue Reading →

Implant placement postextraction in esthetic single tooth sites: when immediate, when early, when late? by Buser etal.

Implant placement in post-extraction sites of single teeth in the esthetic zone has been a topic of great interest in the field of implant dentistry since 1990. Triggered by the development of guided bone regeneration, the concept of immediate implant... Continue Reading →

Patient-Centered Perspectives and Understanding of Peri-Implantitis by Insua et al.

Adequate patient understanding of the potential complications of dental implants, such as peri-implantitis, is imperative to prevent poor decision-making and manage unrealistic expectations. This study included 135 patients (411 implants) undergoing peri-implant maintenance. 70.4% of patients agreed that 'implants are... Continue Reading →

Orthodontics and veneers to restore the anterior guidance. A minimally invasive approach by Faus-Matoses

Tooth wear is defined as the progressive loss of a tooth’s surface due to actions other than those which cause toothdecay or dental trauma. It is a pathological condition with an increasing prevalence among young people. Theaim of this article... Continue Reading →

Clinical decision making – choosing between intuition, experience and scientific evidence by Nalliah

Intuition usually results in poorer decisions than an evidence-based decision-making process. However, research has shown there are certain circumstances when intuition is equivalent or superior to evidence based decision-making. The first pre-requisite is domain expertise and being a dentist is... Continue Reading →

Restorative Management of Severe Localized Tooth Wear Using a Supraoccluding Appliance: A 5-Year Follow-Up by Wong et al.

This case report illustrates a novel conservative restorative management of a patient with bulimia nervosa who presented with severe localized upper palatal tooth wear and an anterior reverse overjet. This was achieved by using a localized bite raising or supraoccluding... Continue Reading →

Treatment planning in restorative dentistry and implant prosthodontics by Rodrigues

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Assessing restored teeth with pulp and periapical diseases for the presence of cracks, caries and marginal breakdown by Abbott 2004

To determine whether clinical examinations and periapical radiographs provide sufficient information to assess the cause of pulp and periapical diseases, the status of teeth when restored and their further treatment needs. Other aims were to determine whether restorations should be... Continue Reading →

Comparison of long-term survival of implants and Endodontically treated teeth by Setzer & Kim

The outcomes of both dental implants and endodontically treated teeth have been extensively studied. However, there is still a great controversy over when to keep a natural tooth and when to extract it for a dental implant. This article reviews... Continue Reading →

Oral Diagnosis By Birnbaum & Dunne

A comprehensive book on oral diagnosis, likely to be useful for undergraduates and DCT's in units where there are rotations on Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial surgery and Restorative Dentistry. https://www.teethrelief.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ORAL-DIAGNOSIS.pdf https://videopress.com/v/chQ8aJ3A?resizeToParent=true&autoPlay=true&preloadContent=metadata https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/key-topics-in-restorative-dentistry-presents-the-restorability-symposium-tickets-154123578773

‘The painful tooth’ by Allison et al.

Pain arising for the teeth and supporting structures is a very common complaint, affecting around 9% of adults in the UK, and it can sometimes be difficult to determine the exact cause. In this narrative review, we explore the underlying... Continue Reading →

Canine guidance on crowned teeth: time for a rethink? by Burke et al.

This paper aims to discuss the concept of canine guidance in light of recent research with regard to time to extraction of the restored canine tooth, with crowns representing the worst performing restoration at 15 years (66% cumulative survival). Given... Continue Reading →

Clinical performance of direct composite resin restorations in a full mouth rehabilitation for patients with severe tooth wear: 5.5-year results by Mehta et al.

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A guide to managing tooth wear: the Radboud philosophy by Loomans & Opdam

This paper explains a conservative, pragmatic and minimally invasive intervention concept for the treatment of severe tooth wear patients based on the Radboud Tooth Wear Project in the Netherlands. Guidelines and flowcharts for management of severe tooth wear patients and... Continue Reading →

Case Report: A Predictable Technique to Establish Occlusal Contact in Extensive Direct Composite Resin Restorations: The DSO-Technique by Opdam et al.

This paper describes the application technique of direct shaping by occlusion (DSO) for large composite restorations including the entire occlusal surface. For this technique, matrix bands and wedges are inserted without interference with antagonists in the desired occlusion. The final... Continue Reading →

Stepwise full gold crown preparation by Adarve

The full gold crown is a commonly prescribed commonly provided restoration. Due to advantages largely associated with the materials properties and the minimal nature of the preparation outcomes are good and predictable as well as having good prognostic indicators. This... Continue Reading →

Aesthetic crown lengthening: Classification, biologic rationale, and treatment planning considerations by Lee et al.

The rationale for crown lengthening procedures has progressively become more aesthetic-driven due to the increasing popularity of smile enhancement therapy. Although the biologic requirements are similar to the functionally oriented exposure of sound tooth structure, aesthetic expectations require an increased... Continue Reading →

How to make a well-fitting stabilization splint by Moufti et al.

This article demonstrates the clinical step by step approach to constructing stabilization splints. These splints can be invaluable for many restorative procedures and TMD management. To help the busy practitioner we have included tips on trouble shooting problems encountered during... Continue Reading →

Clinical applications of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tape in restorative dentistry by Sattar et al.

 Restorative dental procedures are ever developing; one reason for this can be attributed to newer materials with better handling properties and our ability to manipulate them more effectively. As a result various techniques have been described to aid clinicians in... Continue Reading →

Restorative complications of orthodontic treatment

The complications of elective orthodontic treatment are numerous. Patients need to be aware, in advance, of possible problems including resorption, instability, caries, recession and failure to deliver optimal tooth position. The investment of time and resources by all concerned is... Continue Reading →

Management of Anterior Crossbite due to Splinting for Dental Trauma: A Case Report with 4-year Follow-up by Nunez et al.

This report describes the sequelae and subsequent management of a 7-year-old boy who failed to attend follow-up visits after a dental trauma and was initially managed with an active splint. The splint was maintained for 9 months, resulting in an... Continue Reading →

Clinical Management of Type 3 Recession Defects With Immediate Implant and Provisional Restoration Therapy A Case Report by Tarnow and Chu

Type 3 extraction sockets present a unique challenge in that they possess gingival recession indicative of facial hard- and soft-tissue loss. When teeth present with prior disease requiring removal and implant replacement, the treatment strategy incorporates palatal implant positioning as... Continue Reading →

Is Metal Particle Release Associated With Peri-Implant Bone Destruction An Emerging Concept by Fretwurst et al.

Peri-implant diseases affecting the surrounding structures of endosseous dental implants include peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. The prevalence of peri-implantitis ranges between 15% and 20% after 10 y, highlighting the major challenge in clinical practice in the rehabilitation of dental implant... Continue Reading →

A New Definition of Attached Gingiva Around Teeth and Implants in Healthy and Diseased Sites by Tarnow et al.

There is a need to modify the definition of attached gingiva (AG) as it applies to healthy and diseased teeth and implants. There are two parts to this new definition: Part A is when the biologic width is supracrestal (epithelial... Continue Reading →

European Society of Endodontology position statement: Surgical extrusion, intentional replantation and tooth autotransplantation

This European Society of Endodontology (ESE) position statement on surgical extrusion, intentional replantation and tooth autotransplantation represents the consensus of an expert committee, convened by the ESE. A narrative review (Plotino et al. 2020,international Endodontic Journal, 53, 1636–52) formed the... Continue Reading →

Dens Invaginatus as a Microsymptom of Canine Ectopia: A Case Series by Alani et al.

Abstract: Canine ectopia is a frequently occurring orthodontic problem that has been previously linked to a variety of dental anomalies. We report a case series where the presence of ectopic canines has occurred in the presence of different severities of... Continue Reading →

Deep Margin Elevation-Magne & Spreafico

Localized subgingival margins can complicate the use of indirect adhesive restorations (isolation, impression taking, and delivery) and subsequently hinder their durability and relationship with the periodontal tissues. This article proposes a technique involving placement of a modified Tofflemire matrix followed... Continue Reading →

A selection of papers on Resin Bonded Bridges

Resin bonded bridges, if provided under the right circumstances and designed appropriately are a very predictable option for the replacement of tooth units. I have gathered some literature that I felt would provide a good overview below. AA. Clinical Considerations... Continue Reading →

The restoration of root filled teeth: a review of the clinical literature by Bhuva et al. 2021, International Endodontic Journal

Clinicians often face dilemmas regarding the most appropriate way to restore a tooth following root canal treatment. Whilst there is established consensus on the importance of the ferrule effect on the predictable restoration of root filled teeth, other factors, such... Continue Reading →

Association between Periodontitis and severity of Covid-19 infection by Marouf et al.

COVID‐19 is associated with an exacerbated inflammatory response that can result in fatal outcomes. Systemic inflammation is also a main characteristic of periodontitis. Therefore, we investigated the association of periodontitis with COVID‐19 complications. Open Access paper below PERIODONTITIS&COVID19Download https://videopress.com/v/44vslZPy?preloadContent=metadata

The use of mineral trioxide aggregate in one-visit apexification treatment: a prospective study

Fifty-seven teeth with open apices on 50 patients referred for root canal treatment received an apexification procedure in one appointment withMTA by the same operator. Patients were recalled at 6 months, 12 months and every year thereafter. Blind to the... Continue Reading →

Experiencing the failing dentition: what dentists do by Hellyer

The heavily restored, failing dentition, often associated with older patients, is one of the clinical challenges of our time. Patients tend to have high hopes for definitive, comfortable solutions and dentists may struggle to meet those expectations. In his autobiographical... Continue Reading →

Root perforations: aetiology,management strategies and outcomes. The hole truth by Saed et al. in the BDJ

The purpose of this clinical article is to emphasise that root perforations can occur both during and after endodontic treatment. These reduce the chance of a successful treatment outcome and can jeopardise the survival of the tooth. The aetiology and... Continue Reading →

Removal techniques for failed implants by Bowkett et al. in the BDJ

The use of dental implants is an accepted and predictable way of replacing missing or lost teeth. However, implants can and will fail and there are a variety of reasons why this occurs, which the practitioner should understand. In some... Continue Reading →

Sectional matrix: Step-by-step directions for their clinical use by Del a Pena et al. BDJ

The sectional matrix is the best way to achieve a strong contact point in Class II restorations with composite resin in the posterior dental sector. The pre-wedging is essential to get a separation between teeth which avoid the matrix deformation... Continue Reading →

The Endo-Restorative Interface: Current Concepts by Ree & Schwartz

The primary goals of endodontic treatment are straightforward: to debride and disinfect the root canal space to the greatest possible extent, and then seal the canals as effectively as possible. The materials and techniques change somewhat over time, but not... Continue Reading →

Rethinking ferrule a new approach to an old dilemma by Jotkowitz & Samet

The ‘ferrule effect’ is a long standing, accepted concept in dentistry that is a foundation principle for the restoration of teeth that have suffered advanced structure loss. A review of the literature based on a search in PubMed was performed... Continue Reading →

Minimal intervention dentistry II: part 6. Microscope and microsurgical techniques in periodontics by Sitbon & Attathom in the BDJ

Different aspects of treatment for periodontal diseases or gingival problems require rigorous diagnostics. Magnification tools and microsurgical instruments, combined with minimally invasive techniques can provide the best solutions in such cases. Relevance of treatments, duration of healing, reduction of pain... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Root Canal Treatment by Al Ma’Aita et al.

Root canal treatment is a frequently performed procedure aimed to address pulpal and peri-radicular disease. It comprises a number of clinical steps regardless of the initial diagnosis. The emphasis of each step varies according to whether there is a vital... Continue Reading →

Treatment planning for the heavily compromised tooth by Stephen Franks

Before the era of dental implants, the only alternatives to restoring a heavily compromised natural tooth were either dentures or a bridge. Neither of these are without their drawbacks; dentures at best are not terribly pleasant, and bridges are destructive... Continue Reading →

Full-mouth Minimally Invasive Adhesive Rehabilitation to Treat Severe Dental Erosion: A Case Report

Dental erosion is increasing, and only recently are clinicians starting to acknowledge the problem. A prospective clinical trial investigating which therapeutic approach must be undertaken to treat erosion and when is under way at the University of Geneva (Geneva Erosion... Continue Reading →

Acute endodontic and dental trauma provision during the COVID-19 crisis by Ayub & Alani

COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) has had a profound impact on dentistry, with all elective treatment grinding to a halt initially and a slow phased return to normal services. The guidance available regarding treating dental emergencies is currently advice, analgesia... Continue Reading →

Adhesion, layering, and finishing of resin composite restorations for class II cavity preparations by Ferraris

The increasing knowledge of microhybrid composite materials has offered clinicians multiple restorative options. The use of products that guarantee a high adhesive capacity, isolation via rubber dam, and anatomic shaping with thin layering and adequate cyclic polymerization are the bases... Continue Reading →

Good occlusal practice in simple restorative dentistry by Gray et al.

Many theories and philosophies of occlusion have been developed. The difficulty in scientifically validating the various approaches to providing an occlusion is that an ‘occlusion’ can only be judged against the reaction it may or may not produce in a... Continue Reading →

Case Presentation by Finlay Sutton, Maxillary free end saddle opposing implant supported complete denture.

FINLAY'S CASE PRESENTATION Welcome to my August 2020 Newsletter Case Presentation This newsletter describes in step by step detail the provision of an upper free end saddle partial denture in a patient with a high smile line and lower implant... Continue Reading →

Periodontal Plastic Surgery as an Adjunctive Therapeutic Modality for Esthetic Restorative Dentistry Pasquinelli

Aesthetic dental problems are often multifactorial in nature and may not be satisfactorily resolved by restorative treatment alone. An interdisciplinary approach to these situations offers the greatest potential for an outstanding treatment result. The better versed the restorative dentist is... Continue Reading →

Current aspects on bonding effectiveness and stability in adhesive dentistry, A review by Cardoso et al.

Improved dental adhesive technology has extensively influenced modern concepts in restorative dentistry. In light of minimal-invasive dentistry, this new approach promotes a more conservative cavity design, which basically relies on the effectiveness of current enamel-dentine adhesives. Nowadays, the interaction of... Continue Reading →

The Delivery of Restorative Dentistry-A lecture by Jimmy Steele RIP

With the current corona crisis there has been the inevitable talk of NHS dental contract reform. Professor Steele RIP was quite unique in that he was an academic in Restorative Dentistry but was also adept on health economics and dental... Continue Reading →

Clinical complications in fixed prosthodontics by Goodacre et al.

The purpose of this article is to identify the incidence of complications and the most common complications associated with single crowns, fixed partial dentures, all-ceramic crowns, resin-bonded prostheses, and posts and cores. A Medline and an extensive hand search were... Continue Reading →

Dentures-How to manage the transition from hopeless teeth, a case by Finlay Sutton

Please view images to view this email correctly or click here to view in your browser FINLAY'S CASE PRESENTATION Welcome to my January 2020 Newsletter Case Presentation This newsletter describes in step by step detail the transition from acrylic based immediate dentures to metal... Continue Reading →

Treatment Strategy for Guided Tissue Regeneration in Combined Endodontic-Periodontal Lesions: Case Report and Review by Oh

Endodontic-periodontal combined lesion is a clinical dilemma because making a differential diagnosis and deciding a prognosis are difficult. Methods: Twenty-six cases from 14 articles involving the successful management of endodontic-periodontal lesions with concurrent regenerative procedures were reviewed. This article also... Continue Reading →

Advanced Techniques for Diastema Closure by Clark et al.

Nice paper illustrating diastema closure with resin. "In dentistry, much of what we do and read is anecdotally driven. Additionally, most clinical assessments over the past century were done with little or no magnification, meaning they were based on incomplete... Continue Reading →

Implant placement post extraction in esthetic single tooth sites: when immediate, when early, when late? Buser et al.

In the first 25 years of modern implant dentistry based on the concept of osseointegration (15, 96), implant placement was predominantly performed in healed sites of fully edentulous patients (1, 16). Most of these patients had been edentulous for years... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus and dentistry

Click here for the full paper A novel β-coronavirus (2019-nCoV) caused severe and even fetal pneumonia explored in a seafood market of Wuhan city, Hubei province, China, and rapidly spread to other provinces of China and other countries. The 2019-nCoV... Continue Reading →

The relationship of Endo-Perio lesions by Simon et al.

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Royal College of Surgeons Guidance on Periradicular Surgery 2020

pical periodontitis is predominantly managed by non-surgical root canal treatment with predictably high success rates.1,2 The presence of signs and symptoms such as pain, swelling and periapical radiolucency post-treatment may indicate persistence of microbial infection. In these cases, periradicular surgery... Continue Reading →

Flap Advancement: Practical Techniques to Attain Tension-Free Primary Closure

Flap advancement is required as part of certain surgical procedures (e.g., ridge augmentation) to attain tension-free primary closure along the incision line. Flap advancement may also be an integral part of other surgical procedures, such as root coverage. When coapting... Continue Reading →

Factors Determining Post Selection, Foundation Restorations and Review of Success & Failure Data

The longevity of endodontically involved teeth has been greatly enhanced by continuing developments made in endodontic therapy and restorative procedures. It has been reported that a large number of endodontically treated teeth are restored to their original function with the... Continue Reading →

Interactions between the gingiva and the margin of restorations by Padbury et al.

An adequate understanding of the relationship between periodontal tissues and restorative dentistry is paramount to ensure adequate form, function, esthetics, and comfort of the dentition. While most clinicians are aware of this important relationship, uncertainty remains regarding specific concepts such... Continue Reading →

Prevention of Coronal Leakage by Ree

The concept of coronal leakage has been bandied around over and over again when it comes to restorability of teeth and ensuring bacteria and their toxins do not get to the apex of a tooth and cause apical disease. This... Continue Reading →

Restorative Considerations in Deciding Whether to Restore or Remove Endodontically Treated Teeth by Spear

The interdisciplinary team is often confronted with the decision of whether to retain or remove questionable teeth that have already been treated endodontically. The purpose of this article is to review the restorative criteria that must be met in order... Continue Reading →

“Biological Restoration”: Root Canal and Coronal Reconstruction by Correa-Faria et al.

Anterior tooth fracture, as a result of traumatic injuries, frequently occurs in dentistry. Proper reconstruction of extensively damaged teeth can be achieved through the fragment reattachment procedure known as “Biological Restoration.” This case report refers to the esthetics and functional... Continue Reading →

To Graft or Not to Graft? Evidence-Based Guide to Decision Making in Oral Bone Graft Surgery Pommer et al. 2012

Rehabilitation of the incomplete dentition by means of osseointegrated implants represents a highly predictable and widespread therapy. Advantages of oral implant treatment over conventional non-surgical prosthetic rehabilitation involve avoidance of removable dentures and tooth structure conservation of the remaining dentition.... Continue Reading →

Restoration of endodontically treated teeth: The seven keys to success Baba et al.

Preservation of tooth integrity and strength is important for the long-term survival of endodontically treated teeth. Endodontic treatment and post space preparation requires reduction of the remaining supportive tooth structure. Restorative modalities following root canal therapy must provide sufficient strength... Continue Reading →

The Endo-Restorative Interface: Current Concepts Ree & Schwartz

The primary goals of endodontic treatment are straightforward: to debride and disinfect the root canal space to the greatest possible extent, and then seal the canals as effectively as possible. The materials and techniques change somewhat over time, but not... Continue Reading →

Coronal reconstruction of severely compromised central incisor with composite resin-A case report by Newton Fahl

This article presents the reader with factors to consider when restoring maxillary anterior dentition with direct composite resin veneers. In particular, the restoration of a severely discoloured and fractured maxillary central incisors is demonstrated with the use of a direct... Continue Reading →

Protrusive Dental Podcast on Restorablity with Jasneet Gulati

IS IT RESTORABLE ? SHOULD I SAVE OR EXTRACT ? HOW SHOULD WE RESTORE ? I suppose we need to ask ourselves are these easy questions to answer ! Definitely not...we are at the mercy of the limitations of the... Continue Reading →

A Service Evaluation on Tooth Restorability by Shaikh et al.

Methodology Clinical features and parameters of 20 teeth examined across three general practices which had questionable prognosis, were documented by three Foundation Dentists using a data capture form together with intraoral photographs and radiographs. A piloted questionnaire was developed and... Continue Reading →

Composite palatal veneers to restore a case of severe dental erosion, from minimally to non invasive dentistry: a 5-year follow-up case report

In this case report a conservative approach for the management of dental erosion is described. The restorations are based only on adhesive techniques. A 46 years-old patient presented at the Geneva Erosion Study at Geneva University for diffused dental erosion... Continue Reading →

Double veneer technique, Foley & Evans

The present case describes the management of significant tooth wear in a 13-year-old boy who presented following excessive consumption of carbonated drinks, accompanied by a “frothing” habit. The case demonstrates an alternative approach to the management of tooth wear, using... Continue Reading →

Effects of mechanical and chemical procedures on root canal surfaces Gulabivala et al.

Root canal treatment may be performed on teeth with irreversibly inflamed dental pulps to prevent apical periodontitis or on teeth with apical periodontitis to treat it. The presenting condition of the root canal surface may therefore vary from that of... Continue Reading →

Periodontal care in general practice: 20 important FAQs – Part two Reena Wadia

This is the second in a two-part series that aims to summarise answers to common questions facing dentists in general practice. The first part of this series is entitled ‘Periodontal care in general practice: 20 important FAQs − Part one’... Continue Reading →

Screw retained vs. cement retained implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis

A fixed dental prosthesis can be secured to an endosseous implant via cementation (using a provisional or definitive cement) on an implant abutment that is screw retained to the implant or directly in the implant via screw retention. The clinical... Continue Reading →

The Dalhousie Removable Partial Denture Manual

This undergraduate manual for removable prosthodontics provides a comprehensive and systematic guide to the assessment, design and delivery of the partial prosthesis. AA Click here for the manual CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE RESTORABILITY SYMPOSIUM

The ‘rationale’ behind occlusal adjustment

It seems as though occlusion is having its second...third or even fourth renaissance. Key Topics in Restorative Dentistry is one of many platforms that have provided teaching or lecturing on the somewhat expansive subject. One aspect of 'occlusal theory' is... Continue Reading →

Step-by-Step Approaches for Anterior Direct Restorative Challenges by Fahl

This article, the second in a two-part series, continues the discussion of a conservative, effective, and artistic philosophy for performing esthetic direct anterior composite restorations based on the principles of emulating the proper form, color, and function of natural dentition.... Continue Reading →

Dental Implant Fractures – Aetiology, Treatment and Case Report by Goiato

This study aimed to investigate the etiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment options of dental implants fractures through a literature review and to relate a clinical report. Click here for the paper CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE RESTORABILITY SYMPOSIUM

Root end surgery UR1 and cyst removal by John Rhodes

An informative video with some brilliant footage of the management of a upper right central incisor. https://youtu.be/EaMxV8kNCWo CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE RESTORABILITY SYMPOSIUM

Immediate implant placement: treatment planning and surgical steps for successful outcome

The methods and modes through which we place implants vary greatly from the classic studies conducted by Branemark and colleagues-these were largely delayed and the prosthesis had a distinct design with highwater cylinders allowing good access for oral hygiene. As... Continue Reading →

Ferrule Effect – Literature Review

Preserving intact coronal and radicular tooth structure, especially maintaining cervical tissue to create a ferrule effect, is considered to be crucial for the optimal biomechanical behavior of restored teeth. The ferrule effect has been extensively studied and still remains controversial... Continue Reading →

Continued apexogenesis of immature permanent incisors following trauma by Welbury & Walton

Two cases of trauma to immature teeth are described which differed significantly in their initial severity. However, both subsequently presented with continued apical root formation. In the two cases a histological examination after tooth removal confirmed continued apical development ot... Continue Reading →

Endodontics and the ageing patient

Patients are living longer and the rate of edentulism is decreasing. Endodontic treatment is an essential part of maintain-ing the health and well-being of the elderly. Retention of natural teeth improves the quality of life and the overall healthand longevity... Continue Reading →

Clinical guide to periodontology: Reconstructive periodontal treatment by Floyd et al.

Regeneration of the lost tissues of the periodontium is an ideal therapeutic goal and has been the subject of much research and ingenious clinical techniques. Reconstructive or regenerative techniques are used either singly or in combination for three main purposes:... Continue Reading →

Ultra-conservative approach to the treatment of erosive and abrasive lesions by Colon & Lussi

The therapeutic management of tooth wear lesions does not require the removal of diseased tissue. Nevertheless, diverse etiological factors may be associated with the condition and they could be difficult to eliminate; this has to be considered when planning therapy.... Continue Reading →

A clinical guide to periodontology: Pathology of periodontal disease by Hasan and Palmer

An appreciation of dental plaque and the host response provides an essential basis from which to understand the disease process and treatment rationale. This information will help the reader to understand not only the way that plaque may have an... Continue Reading →

A practical guide to endodontic access cavity preparation in molar teeth by Patel & Rhodes

The main objective of access cavity preparation is to identify the root canal entrances for subsequent preparation and obturation of the root canal system. Access cavity preparation can be one of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of endodontic treatment,... Continue Reading →

Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries: 2. Avulsion of Permanent Teeth

Avulsion of permanent teeth is one of the most serious dental injuries, and a prompt and correct emergency management is very important for the prognosis. The International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) has developed a consensus statement after a review... Continue Reading →

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