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Aws Alani

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 →

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 →

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