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Root Canal Treatment 100 years ago

How much has really changed in 100 years in clinical practice? This video shows root canal treatment from 1917...as you can see rubber dam was used, as was sodium hypochlorite, Gutta Percha and the recognition that the canal system needed... Continue Reading →

Periodontal diagnosis in the context of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions – implementation in clinical practice

The 2017 World Workshop Classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions was developed in order to accommodate advances in knowledge derived from both biological and clinical research, that have emerged since the 1999 International Classification of Periodontal Diseases.... Continue Reading →

Rationale for Socket Preservation after Extraction of a Single-Rooted Tooth when Planning for Future Implant Placement by Irinakis

After tooth extraction, the alveolar ridge will commonly decrease in volume and change morphologically. These changes are usually clinically significant and can make placement of a conventional bridge or an implant-supported crown difficult. If bone resorption is significant enough, then... Continue Reading →

The socket-shield technique: A new approach to immediate implant placement by Gluckman et al.

Bucco-palatal collapse of the postextraction ridge is a signi cant challenge in restorative and implant dentistry. A variety of ridge preservation techniques using tissue and augmentative materials have been proposed in the literature. A slightly different approach is to use... Continue Reading →

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

BACKGROUND: 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 →

Fractured metal ceramic bridge repair

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Assessment and Treatment Planning of the Tooth Wear Patient

The aim of this series of four articles on tooth wear management is to provide the reader with the necessary information in order to be able to successfully manage cases of tooth wear, regardless of the cause, severity and location... Continue Reading →

Decoding the pulp floor

Case by John Rhodes www.rootcanals.co.uk

Sodium Hypochlorite accident and complications

Aqueous sodium hypochlorite (bleach) solution is widely used in dental practice during root canal treatment. Although it is generally regarded as being very safe, potentially severe complications can occur when it comes into contact with soft tissue. This paper discusses the... Continue Reading →

Cracked tooth syndrome. Part 2: restorative options for the management of cracked tooth syndrome by Banerji

Cracked tooth syndrome is not only difficult to diagnose it is also difficult to manage. This paper focus' on the available methods for the immediate, intermediate and definitive management of patients affected by this condition. Included in this article is... Continue Reading →

Endodontic management of a horizontally root fractured central incisor

Case by John Rhodes www.rootcanals.co.uk  

Cracked tooth syndrome. Part 1: aetiology and diagnosis by Banerji et al. 2010

Symptomatic, incompletely fractured posterior teeth can be a great source of anxiety for both the dental patient and den- tal operator. For the latter, challenges associated with deriving an accurate diagnosis together with the ef cient and time effective management... Continue Reading →

Restorative aspects of oral cancer reconstruction by Barclay et al. 2018

The oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients is a vital and pivotal part of their care pathway, helping to restore function, aesthetics and improve patient well-being and quality of life. Patient-reported outcome data demonstrates that such patients consider... Continue Reading →

Top Tips for Splinting Traumatised Teeth by Leith and O’Connell

A splint is required when teeth are mobile or need to be repositioned following a traumatic injury. The aim of splinting is to stabilise the injured tooth and maintain its position throughout the splinting period, improve function and provide comfort.... Continue Reading →

Risk Management in Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment, like any aspect of general dentistry, exposes the clinician to the risk of malpractice and litiga- tion. While for orthodontists this issue has not been a major concern over the last century, risk management has, over the last... Continue Reading →

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 →

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