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All on four implant treatment-how good is the evidence ? Two systematic reviews by Patzelt and Soto-Peñaloza 2013/2016

The all on four concept has gained a lot of popularity as it provides an avenue for edentate patients to be restored with  a fixed restoration with 4 implants per arch whilst also avoiding vital structures and the need for... Continue Reading →

Evidence based dentistry, an overview by Derek Richards Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry, DHSRU

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Surgical guidelines for dental implant placement by Handelsman

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 →

Periodontal care in general practice: 20 important FAQs-or things we should know about ‘gum disease’ that our patients could benefit from ! By Wadia & Chapple

Excellent bitesize summaries from Reena Wadia and Iain Chapple on common popular aspects of modern periodontal disease diagnosis and management. Well worth sometime from two experts in the field. The link is below. Click here for the paper  CLICK HERE... Continue Reading →

Lets talk about Tooth Restorability…a collection of sources on an expansive subject

Restorability is a fairly nebulous term that many may consider subjective and individual to the clinician, the tooth and the patients perception of what they would accept as an outcome. I liken attempts at rationalising the process of the assessment... Continue Reading →

Occlusion, past, present and future, Aws Alani

Good occlusal practise provides an important cornerstone to optimal patient care. Occlusal problems can manifest in different areas of dentistry but these are more apparent when there are restorative aspects to the patient's problem. This review highlights areas of restorative... Continue Reading →

Cvek Pulpotomy Revisited by Bimstein & Rotstein

While some studies support the notion that the time elapsed from coronal fracture and treatment with Cvek pulpotomy in permanent teeth plays an important role in minimizing the possibility of pain and discomfort, microbial pulp invasion, and ensuring pulpand periodontal... Continue Reading →

Occlusal considerations and strategies for GDP orthodontics, Tif Qureshi

Composite has seen a strong renaissance in recent times with a large variety of materials appearing on the market packed with claimed improvements in handling strength and appearance. We do not need scientific data to appreciate that the latter claim is... Continue Reading →

Centric Relation Definition: A Historical and Contemporary Prosthodontic Perspective by Palaskar et al.

Centric relation (CR) is a core topic of dentistry in general and prosthodontics in particular. The term CR has become thoroughly confusing because of many conflicting definitions. Unfortunately definition of CR changed repeatedly over past ten decades. All the existing... Continue Reading →

Control in restoring the occlusion, Mahul Patel

Occlusal diagnosis plays an important role in the planning and subsequent delivery of predictable functional and aesthetic restorations and prostheses. Once an occlusal problem is identified there are a number of techniques and materials that can be utilised to record... Continue Reading →

Advances in materials and concepts in fixed prosthodontics: a selection of possible treatment modalities by Edelhoff et al.

The introduction of adhesive techniques in combination with translucent restorative materials has greatly influenced treatment concepts in fixed prosthodontics. Modern production technologies offer access to new polymer materials that provide innovative pre-treatment options for complex prosthetic rehabilitations. Additionally, computer-aided design... Continue Reading →

Key Topics in Restorative Dentistry presents the Occlusion Symposium, Saturday 7th September at the BDA London

Key Topics in Restorative Dentistry presents a symposium on Occlusion by experts who will provide an insight into some important aspects of diagnosing, managing and treating occlusal problems. Aws Alani will begin the day with an overview of occlusal concepts... Continue Reading →

Temporary restorations: the key to success by Basil Mizrahi

For newly graduated dentists, temporary restorations are often not seen as an important part of treatment, but rather a simple stopgap from the time the final impression is taken until the final restorations are fitted. This is due to the... Continue Reading →

Fantastic video of a partial pulpotomy with Bioceramic by John Rhodes

https://youtu.be/cwOiEolE52I Click here for Key Topics in Restorative Dentistry Symposium on Occlusion

Dental occlusion: A critical reflection on past, present and future concepts by Turp et al.

For nearly a century, the diversity of concepts about ‘normal’ and ‘ideal’ dental occlusal relationships has led to confusion in trying to describe the occlusion of any individual patient. In addition, a similar controversy arises when trying to formulate treatment... Continue Reading →

Implant studies and outcomes-A podcast with Tomas Albrektsson

Gingival recession: part 3. Surgical management using free grafts and guided tissue regeneration by Patel et al.

This paper is the third in a three part series looking at the aetiology and management of gingival recession. Part 1 in this series discussed the aetiology of gingival recession and the non-surgical management. Part 2 discussed in detail the... Continue Reading →

Gingival recession: part 2. Surgical management using pedicle grafts by Patel et al.

This paper is the second in a three part series looking at the aetiology and management of gingival recession. Part one discussed the aetiology and non-surgical management and this part aims to discuss the use of pedicle soft tissue grafts... Continue Reading →

Designing the ‘ideal’ implant system – an opinion from one of the giants of implantology Tomas Albrektsson

Tomas Albrektsson was part of the original Branemark team and has kindly given me permission to post this podcast on the blog. In this podcast Professor Albrektsson provides us some insight and wise words into the different factors he considers... Continue Reading →

Gingival recession: part 1. Aetiology and non-surgical management by Patel et al.

Gingival recession is a common finding in many patients. Some patients will not be concerned whereas others will have aesthetic concerns or complain of sensitivity. This paper highlights the aetiology of gingival recession, the treatment options available to treat any... Continue Reading →

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