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Topical and interesting educational resources on Periodontology, Endodontics and Prosthodontics

Dental Implant Basics: Impression Making by Bhakta et al. 2011

Accurate impressions provide a foundation for successful implant prosthodontics. This paper is aimed at the general dental practitioner (GDP) who would like to start restoring dental implants and demysti es the terminology, introduces the basic armamentarium and discusses the relative... Continue Reading →

Risk Management in Partial Denture provision by Stillwell in the British Dental Journal 2010

The most likely cause of complaint with prosthodontics is a denture that in some way fails to be accepted. A denture that does not perform as the patient expects can give rise to great disappointment and anger. The problem is... Continue Reading →

Dens Invaginatus is a problem from the outside in. A review by Alani & Bishop 2008

This review considers the different possible nomenclatures and concludes that dens invaginatus is the most appropriate description. The paper highlights the different reported prevalence figures and concludes that the problem is probably one of the most common of the dental... Continue Reading →

Postgraduate Diploma in Operative Dentistry

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Treatment planning the edentulous mandible Chee & Jivraj

 Most difficulty with complete denture prostheses arises from the inability to function with the mandibular prostheses. Factors that adversely affect successful use of a complete denture on the mandible include: 1) the mobility of the floor of the mouth, 2)... Continue Reading →

The Endocrown: A Different Type of All-Ceramic Reconstruction for Molars by Fages and Bennasar

The endocrown is indicated for the endodontic restoration of severely damaged molars. This monolithic, ceramic adhesive restoration requires specific preparation techniques to satisfy criteria that are primarily biomechanical in nature: a cervical margin in the form of a butt joint... Continue Reading →

Dental Implant Basics: Soft Tissue Manipulation by Alani & Corson

Achievement of optimal aesthetics on implants in the anterior region can be difficult due to inherent differences to the natural dentition. An important consideration is the peri-implant soft tissues which can be modified to create a more natural emergence profile... Continue Reading →

Are There Acceptable Alternatives to Amalgam? Mackert & Wahl

Due to the Minamata convention we will slowly see the demise of amalgam as a restoration that dentists can rely on for provision of restorations in the posterior dentition. What will be the implications of this significant change to our... Continue Reading →

Endodontic-orthodontic relationships, a classic review by Guttman and Hamilton 1999

There is a paucity of information on the concise relationship between endodontics and orthodontics during treatment planning decisions. This relationship ranges from effects on the pulp from orthodontic treatment and the potential for resorption during tooth movement, to the clinical... Continue Reading →

Treatment Options for Teeth with Open Apices and Apical Periodontitis by Raldi

Three clinical cases involving teeth with open apices and apical periodontitis were treated using different protocols. The first case was managed with intracanal calcium hydroxide paste for 12 months before obturation with gutta-percha and sealer. In the second case, an... Continue Reading →

Current controversies in maxillary implant overdentures by Dudley 2013

Mandibular implant overdentures have established and predictable benefits over traditional mucosa-borne mandibular dentures and now form part of mainstream dentistry. Maxillary implant overdentures present a number of different challenges. This selective review highlights the paucity of evidence and inconsistent findings... Continue Reading →

Apical limit and working length in Endodontics by Stephane Simon et al. 2009

Establishing the working length is an important step in endodontic treatment as inaccurate length determination may lead to failure. There is an ongoing debate regarding the extent of the apical limit of root canal preparation. This controversy is based upon... Continue Reading →

Risk Management in Endodontics by Webber British Dental Journal 2010

Endodontic procedures are challenging and technically demanding. In the UK standards of treatment have been shown to have fallen short of acceptable guidelines, laying many dentists open to litigation on questions of clinical negligence by patients who understand and know... Continue Reading →

Failures in implant dentistry

This article describes the many failures and complications that can occur when using implants to support restorations. Most of these failures can be prevented with proper patient selection and treatment planning. Implant failures can be largely classified into four main categories: 1) loss of integration,... Continue Reading →

Increasing the occlusal vertical dimension: A review by Abduo & Lyons

When and how to increase the occlusal vertical dimension? Its one of those questions that pops up constantly. The actual process can be applied  to the majority of treatments we provide in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. What may be quite... Continue Reading →

Rationale for Dental Implants

The clinical replacement of lost natural teeth by osseointegrated implants has represented one of the most significant advances in restorative dentistry. Two decades ago, a majority of dentists were sceptical about implants and rejected them entirely. Today it is rare to find a practitioner... Continue Reading →

The perio classification is about to change !

One of the biggest additions is the inclusion of peri-implant diseases. Another notable difference is better delineation between chronic and aggressive periodontitis. These represent sizeable  changes from the last classification in 1999. The classification will be officially unveiled at Europerio9... Continue Reading →

Exotic encounters with dental implants: managing complications with unidentified systems by Mattheos 2012

As the application of dental implants increases worldwide, so is the number of technical and biological complications that general dental practitioners will be called to manage, while maintaining implant patients. In addition, the greater patient mobility encountered today combined with a... Continue Reading →

Dental Resorption -Diagnosis and Management by Darcey 2013

In this second paper the clinical indicators of root resorption and their diagnosis and management are considered. While the clinical picture can be similar, pathological processes of resorption vary greatly from site to site and this paper pro- poses appropriate... Continue Reading →

Surgical Guides for Implant Dentistry

The goal of an implant supported reconstruction is to obtain optimal aesthetics and function. In order to achieve this, visualisation of the final restorative reconstruction is necessary prior to beginning treatment. The term ‘restorative-driven’ treatment planning has been used to... Continue Reading →

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