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The suction cup denture technique by Vasant & Bassi 2012

Obtaining a satisfactory outcome for a patient with a severely resorbed maxilla can be extremely challenging. This clinical report describes the treatment of a patient with a history of multiple implant failures in the maxilla. A conventional upper complete denture... Continue Reading →

Adult dental trauma: What should the dental practitioner know ? Chauhan et al. 2016

The management of adult dental trauma can be a daunting challenge for practitioners at any level. Like medical emergencies, initial management can have a large influence on prognosis. It is important that practitioners understand the basic principles of managing the... Continue Reading →

‘Moral Injury’ in healthcare

Dentists, much the same as our medical colleagues, are individuals that are resilient conscientious and hardworking. By virtue of the hurdles and challenges put before them these qualities are developed over the course of their training and later once they... Continue Reading →

Minimally invasive operative caries management: rationale and techniques by Banerjee 2013

When patients present with cavities causing pain, poor aesthetics and/or functional problems restorations will need to be placed. Minimally invasive caries excavation strategies can be deployed depending on the patient’s caries risk, lesion-pulp proximity and vitality, the extent of remaining... Continue Reading →

Why keep the canal patent ? An article by Khatavkar & Hegde

One of the major controversies in root canal concerns the apical limit of instrumentation and obturation. A number of anatomical histological studies have been carried out to determine the true termination of the root canal. The apical extent of the... Continue Reading →

Decoronating ankylosed teeth by Cohenca & Stabholz 2007

Avulsed teeth that are stored extraorally in a dry environment for >60 min generally develop replacement root resorption or ankylosis following their replantation due to the absence of a vital periodontal ligament on their root surface. One negative sequelae of... Continue Reading →

Periodontal Disease and Assessment of Risk by Corbet in the British Dental Journal 2012

Periodontal diseases are diagnosed on the basis of clinical signs, with radiographs assisting in treatment planning decisions and in the delivery of periodontal care. In the first instance, use of a screening system, to screen out patients with minimal or... Continue Reading →

Treatment planning for missing teeth by McCord and Smales British Dental Journal 2012

Although more people are retaining increasing numbers of their natural teeth into older ages, approximately 30‑40% of persons over the age of 75 years in Western countries are edentulous. The causes and significance of tooth loss vary widely among individuals and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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