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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 →

Screw versus Cement Retained Implant restorations by Chee and Jivraj

Implant supported restorations can be attached to implants with screws or can be cemented to abutments which are secured to implants with screws. Screw retained implant restorations are generally the preferred method of securing restorations to implants. This article is... Continue Reading →

What causes a file to fracture ? How can we prevent it ?

Endodontic file fracture has traditionally been considered an uncommon event; however, a recent perception of increased fracture incidence with rotary nickel-titanium (NiTi) instruments has emerged.

Review and maintenance of Restorations by Smales & Yip in the British Dental Journal

The oral environment is hostile to dental materials and to dental treatments. Microorganisms, warmth, moisture and high stresses impose severe limitations on the ability to maintain the initial results of dental treatment. Therefore, continuous periodic reviews and maintenance of oral health are required to retain the restored dentition.

Risk management in dental ‘enhancement’ procedures by Ahmad in the British Dental Journal 2010

After the demise of the Industrial Age, we currently live in an 'Information Age' fuelled mainly by the Internet, with an ever-increasing medically and dentally literate population. The media has played its role by reporting scientific advances, as well as... Continue Reading →

Orthodontics and Implant Dentistry

Orthodontic treatment of partially edentulous patients is difficult, especially if a significant number of teeth are missing. With loss of teeth, adjacent or opposing teeth usually tip, drift or over-erupt leaving spaces that are not optimal for replacement of missing teeth. Orthodontic correction of these spatial relationships will aid prosthetic replacement of the missing teeth, function, hygiene and aesthetics.

Immediate implant placement

Diagnosis and treatment planning are key factors in achieving successful outcomes after placing and restoring implants placed immediately after tooth extraction. The efficacy of immediate implant placement has been established and shown to be predictable if reasonable guidelines are followed.

Abfraction: separating fact from fiction

Non-carious cervical lesions involve loss of hard tissue and, in some instances, restorative material at the cervical third of the crown and subjacent root surface, through processes unrelated to caries. These non-carious processes may include abrasion, corrosion and possibly abfraction, acting alone or in combination.

An Introduction to Implant Dentistry for Students

An introduction to Implant Dentistry: A student guide

Dental Implant tourism

This paper presents five cases where complications have arisen in the setting of dental tourism.

Russian Red Paste

Paper on Russian Red Paste

Risk Management in Periodontology

A sizeable proportion of patients in clinical practice will have some form of periodontal disease and most of these patients can be well managed in primary care. Unfortunately, dento-legal claims regarding inappropriate periodontal care are increasing rapidly and are now one of the most common reasons for litigation in dentistry. In this paper we will look at aspects of contemporary management of periodontal disease in clinical practice and offer guidance for examination, management and referral.

Compromised first permanent molars: an orthodontic perspective

The first permanent molar (FPM) is commonly subject to significant compromise which may arise due to caries or endodontic complication, or from developmental anomalies such as hypoplasia. Compromised teeth with questionable prognosis may result in short and long-term clinical dilemmas. This review article highlights the factors that require careful consideration when a compromised FPM is detected and the importance of timely FPM extraction. Several clinical cases are described in detail to discuss possible treatment options from the orthodontic perspective.

Microsurgical endodontic retreatment of a maxillary molar with a separated file: a case report by Kahler ADJ 2011

Microsurgical endodontic retreatment of a maxillary molar with a separated file: a case report

Dental Resorption-Pathology, Classification and Aetiology by Darcey 2013

This paper will explore the pathological process involved in dental resorption as well as its classifications and aetiology. The second subsequent paper will look at its diagnosis and management.

Prevention and treatment planning for dental caries by Yip & Smales in the British Dental Journal 2012

The practice of operative dentistry continues to evolve, to reflect the many changes occurring in society and in dental diseases and conditions. However, the belief that all questionable and early carious lesions should be restored still persists.

Clinical decision making after endodontic file fracture McGuigan et al. British Dental Journal, 2013

When a file fractures during root canal treatment there are several treatment options available to the clinician. The definitive management should be based on a thorough knowledge of the success rates of each treatment option, balanced against potential risks of removal or file retention. Although integration of modern techniques into endodontic practice has improved the clinician's ability to remove fractured files, removal may not always be possible or even desirable.

ITI World Symposium 2014-Lecture on short Implants Christoph Hammerle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWY1FnAa8UY Credit: Christoph Hammerle

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