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The Endo-Restorative Interface: Current Concepts by Ree & Schwartz

The primary goals of endodontic treatment are straightforward: to debride and disinfect the root canal space to the greatest possible extent, and then seal the canals as effectively as possible. The materials and techniques change somewhat over time, but not... Continue Reading →

Rethinking ferrule a new approach to an old dilemma by Jotkowitz & Samet

The ‘ferrule effect’ is a long standing, accepted concept in dentistry that is a foundation principle for the restoration of teeth that have suffered advanced structure loss. A review of the literature based on a search in PubMed was performed... Continue Reading →

Minimal intervention dentistry II: part 6. Microscope and microsurgical techniques in periodontics by Sitbon & Attathom in the BDJ

Different aspects of treatment for periodontal diseases or gingival problems require rigorous diagnostics. Magnification tools and microsurgical instruments, combined with minimally invasive techniques can provide the best solutions in such cases. Relevance of treatments, duration of healing, reduction of pain... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Root Canal Treatment by Al Ma’Aita et al.

Root canal treatment is a frequently performed procedure aimed to address pulpal and peri-radicular disease. It comprises a number of clinical steps regardless of the initial diagnosis. The emphasis of each step varies according to whether there is a vital... Continue Reading →

Treatment planning for the heavily compromised tooth by Stephen Franks

Before the era of dental implants, the only alternatives to restoring a heavily compromised natural tooth were either dentures or a bridge. Neither of these are without their drawbacks; dentures at best are not terribly pleasant, and bridges are destructive... Continue Reading →

Full-mouth Minimally Invasive Adhesive Rehabilitation to Treat Severe Dental Erosion: A Case Report

Dental erosion is increasing, and only recently are clinicians starting to acknowledge the problem. A prospective clinical trial investigating which therapeutic approach must be undertaken to treat erosion and when is under way at the University of Geneva (Geneva Erosion... Continue Reading →

Acute endodontic and dental trauma provision during the COVID-19 crisis by Ayub & Alani

COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) has had a profound impact on dentistry, with all elective treatment grinding to a halt initially and a slow phased return to normal services. The guidance available regarding treating dental emergencies is currently advice, analgesia... Continue Reading →

Adhesion, layering, and finishing of resin composite restorations for class II cavity preparations by Ferraris

The increasing knowledge of microhybrid composite materials has offered clinicians multiple restorative options. The use of products that guarantee a high adhesive capacity, isolation via rubber dam, and anatomic shaping with thin layering and adequate cyclic polymerization are the bases... Continue Reading →

Good occlusal practice in simple restorative dentistry by Gray et al.

Many theories and philosophies of occlusion have been developed. The difficulty in scientifically validating the various approaches to providing an occlusion is that an ‘occlusion’ can only be judged against the reaction it may or may not produce in a... Continue Reading →

Case Presentation by Finlay Sutton, Maxillary free end saddle opposing implant supported complete denture.

FINLAY'S CASE PRESENTATION Welcome to my August 2020 Newsletter Case Presentation This newsletter describes in step by step detail the provision of an upper free end saddle partial denture in a patient with a high smile line and lower implant... Continue Reading →

Periodontal Plastic Surgery as an Adjunctive Therapeutic Modality for Esthetic Restorative Dentistry Pasquinelli

Aesthetic dental problems are often multifactorial in nature and may not be satisfactorily resolved by restorative treatment alone. An interdisciplinary approach to these situations offers the greatest potential for an outstanding treatment result. The better versed the restorative dentist is... Continue Reading →

Current aspects on bonding effectiveness and stability in adhesive dentistry, A review by Cardoso et al.

Improved dental adhesive technology has extensively influenced modern concepts in restorative dentistry. In light of minimal-invasive dentistry, this new approach promotes a more conservative cavity design, which basically relies on the effectiveness of current enamel-dentine adhesives. Nowadays, the interaction of... Continue Reading →

The Delivery of Restorative Dentistry-A lecture by Jimmy Steele RIP

With the current corona crisis there has been the inevitable talk of NHS dental contract reform. Professor Steele RIP was quite unique in that he was an academic in Restorative Dentistry but was also adept on health economics and dental... Continue Reading →

Clinical complications in fixed prosthodontics by Goodacre et al.

The purpose of this article is to identify the incidence of complications and the most common complications associated with single crowns, fixed partial dentures, all-ceramic crowns, resin-bonded prostheses, and posts and cores. A Medline and an extensive hand search were... Continue Reading →

Dentures-How to manage the transition from hopeless teeth, a case by Finlay Sutton

Please view images to view this email correctly or click here to view in your browser FINLAY'S CASE PRESENTATION Welcome to my January 2020 Newsletter Case Presentation This newsletter describes in step by step detail the transition from acrylic based immediate dentures to metal... Continue Reading →

Treatment Strategy for Guided Tissue Regeneration in Combined Endodontic-Periodontal Lesions: Case Report and Review by Oh

Endodontic-periodontal combined lesion is a clinical dilemma because making a differential diagnosis and deciding a prognosis are difficult. Methods: Twenty-six cases from 14 articles involving the successful management of endodontic-periodontal lesions with concurrent regenerative procedures were reviewed. This article also... Continue Reading →

Advanced Techniques for Diastema Closure by Clark et al.

Nice paper illustrating diastema closure with resin. "In dentistry, much of what we do and read is anecdotally driven. Additionally, most clinical assessments over the past century were done with little or no magnification, meaning they were based on incomplete... Continue Reading →

Implant placement post extraction in esthetic single tooth sites: when immediate, when early, when late? Buser et al.

In the first 25 years of modern implant dentistry based on the concept of osseointegration (15, 96), implant placement was predominantly performed in healed sites of fully edentulous patients (1, 16). Most of these patients had been edentulous for years... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus and dentistry

Click here for the full paper A novel β-coronavirus (2019-nCoV) caused severe and even fetal pneumonia explored in a seafood market of Wuhan city, Hubei province, China, and rapidly spread to other provinces of China and other countries. The 2019-nCoV... Continue Reading →

The relationship of Endo-Perio lesions by Simon et al.

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Royal College of Surgeons Guidance on Periradicular Surgery 2020

pical periodontitis is predominantly managed by non-surgical root canal treatment with predictably high success rates.1,2 The presence of signs and symptoms such as pain, swelling and periapical radiolucency post-treatment may indicate persistence of microbial infection. In these cases, periradicular surgery... Continue Reading →

Flap Advancement: Practical Techniques to Attain Tension-Free Primary Closure

Flap advancement is required as part of certain surgical procedures (e.g., ridge augmentation) to attain tension-free primary closure along the incision line. Flap advancement may also be an integral part of other surgical procedures, such as root coverage. When coapting... Continue Reading →

Factors Determining Post Selection, Foundation Restorations and Review of Success & Failure Data

The longevity of endodontically involved teeth has been greatly enhanced by continuing developments made in endodontic therapy and restorative procedures. It has been reported that a large number of endodontically treated teeth are restored to their original function with the... Continue Reading →

Interactions between the gingiva and the margin of restorations by Padbury et al.

An adequate understanding of the relationship between periodontal tissues and restorative dentistry is paramount to ensure adequate form, function, esthetics, and comfort of the dentition. While most clinicians are aware of this important relationship, uncertainty remains regarding specific concepts such... Continue Reading →

Prevention of Coronal Leakage by Ree

The concept of coronal leakage has been bandied around over and over again when it comes to restorability of teeth and ensuring bacteria and their toxins do not get to the apex of a tooth and cause apical disease. This... Continue Reading →

Restorative Considerations in Deciding Whether to Restore or Remove Endodontically Treated Teeth by Spear

The interdisciplinary team is often confronted with the decision of whether to retain or remove questionable teeth that have already been treated endodontically. The purpose of this article is to review the restorative criteria that must be met in order... Continue Reading →

“Biological Restoration”: Root Canal and Coronal Reconstruction by Correa-Faria et al.

Anterior tooth fracture, as a result of traumatic injuries, frequently occurs in dentistry. Proper reconstruction of extensively damaged teeth can be achieved through the fragment reattachment procedure known as “Biological Restoration.” This case report refers to the esthetics and functional... Continue Reading →

To Graft or Not to Graft? Evidence-Based Guide to Decision Making in Oral Bone Graft Surgery Pommer et al. 2012

Rehabilitation of the incomplete dentition by means of osseointegrated implants represents a highly predictable and widespread therapy. Advantages of oral implant treatment over conventional non-surgical prosthetic rehabilitation involve avoidance of removable dentures and tooth structure conservation of the remaining dentition.... Continue Reading →

Restoration of endodontically treated teeth: The seven keys to success Baba et al.

Preservation of tooth integrity and strength is important for the long-term survival of endodontically treated teeth. Endodontic treatment and post space preparation requires reduction of the remaining supportive tooth structure. Restorative modalities following root canal therapy must provide sufficient strength... Continue Reading →

The Endo-Restorative Interface: Current Concepts Ree & Schwartz

The primary goals of endodontic treatment are straightforward: to debride and disinfect the root canal space to the greatest possible extent, and then seal the canals as effectively as possible. The materials and techniques change somewhat over time, but not... Continue Reading →

Coronal reconstruction of severely compromised central incisor with composite resin-A case report by Newton Fahl

This article presents the reader with factors to consider when restoring maxillary anterior dentition with direct composite resin veneers. In particular, the restoration of a severely discoloured and fractured maxillary central incisors is demonstrated with the use of a direct... Continue Reading →

Protrusive Dental Podcast on Restorablity with Jasneet Gulati

IS IT RESTORABLE ? SHOULD I SAVE OR EXTRACT ? HOW SHOULD WE RESTORE ? I suppose we need to ask ourselves are these easy questions to answer ! Definitely not...we are at the mercy of the limitations of the... Continue Reading →

A Service Evaluation on Tooth Restorability by Shaikh et al.

Methodology Clinical features and parameters of 20 teeth examined across three general practices which had questionable prognosis, were documented by three Foundation Dentists using a data capture form together with intraoral photographs and radiographs. A piloted questionnaire was developed and... Continue Reading →

Composite palatal veneers to restore a case of severe dental erosion, from minimally to non invasive dentistry: a 5-year follow-up case report

In this case report a conservative approach for the management of dental erosion is described. The restorations are based only on adhesive techniques. A 46 years-old patient presented at the Geneva Erosion Study at Geneva University for diffused dental erosion... Continue Reading →

Double veneer technique, Foley & Evans

The present case describes the management of significant tooth wear in a 13-year-old boy who presented following excessive consumption of carbonated drinks, accompanied by a “frothing” habit. The case demonstrates an alternative approach to the management of tooth wear, using... Continue Reading →

Effects of mechanical and chemical procedures on root canal surfaces Gulabivala et al.

Root canal treatment may be performed on teeth with irreversibly inflamed dental pulps to prevent apical periodontitis or on teeth with apical periodontitis to treat it. The presenting condition of the root canal surface may therefore vary from that of... Continue Reading →

Periodontal care in general practice: 20 important FAQs – Part two Reena Wadia

This is the second in a two-part series that aims to summarise answers to common questions facing dentists in general practice. The first part of this series is entitled ‘Periodontal care in general practice: 20 important FAQs − Part one’... Continue Reading →

Screw retained vs. cement retained implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis

A fixed dental prosthesis can be secured to an endosseous implant via cementation (using a provisional or definitive cement) on an implant abutment that is screw retained to the implant or directly in the implant via screw retention. The clinical... Continue Reading →

The Dalhousie Removable Partial Denture Manual

This undergraduate manual for removable prosthodontics provides a comprehensive and systematic guide to the assessment, design and delivery of the partial prosthesis. AA Click here for the manual CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE RESTORABILITY SYMPOSIUM

The ‘rationale’ behind occlusal adjustment

It seems as though occlusion is having its second...third or even fourth renaissance. Key Topics in Restorative Dentistry is one of many platforms that have provided teaching or lecturing on the somewhat expansive subject. One aspect of 'occlusal theory' is... Continue Reading →

Step-by-Step Approaches for Anterior Direct Restorative Challenges by Fahl

This article, the second in a two-part series, continues the discussion of a conservative, effective, and artistic philosophy for performing esthetic direct anterior composite restorations based on the principles of emulating the proper form, color, and function of natural dentition.... Continue Reading →

Dental Implant Fractures – Aetiology, Treatment and Case Report by Goiato

This study aimed to investigate the etiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment options of dental implants fractures through a literature review and to relate a clinical report. Click here for the paper CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE RESTORABILITY SYMPOSIUM

Root end surgery UR1 and cyst removal by John Rhodes

An informative video with some brilliant footage of the management of a upper right central incisor. https://youtu.be/EaMxV8kNCWo CLICK HERE TO BOOK THE RESTORABILITY SYMPOSIUM

Immediate implant placement: treatment planning and surgical steps for successful outcome

The methods and modes through which we place implants vary greatly from the classic studies conducted by Branemark and colleagues-these were largely delayed and the prosthesis had a distinct design with highwater cylinders allowing good access for oral hygiene. As... Continue Reading →

Ferrule Effect – Literature Review

Preserving intact coronal and radicular tooth structure, especially maintaining cervical tissue to create a ferrule effect, is considered to be crucial for the optimal biomechanical behavior of restored teeth. The ferrule effect has been extensively studied and still remains controversial... Continue Reading →

Continued apexogenesis of immature permanent incisors following trauma by Welbury & Walton

Two cases of trauma to immature teeth are described which differed significantly in their initial severity. However, both subsequently presented with continued apical root formation. In the two cases a histological examination after tooth removal confirmed continued apical development ot... Continue Reading →

Endodontics and the ageing patient

Patients are living longer and the rate of edentulism is decreasing. Endodontic treatment is an essential part of maintain-ing the health and well-being of the elderly. Retention of natural teeth improves the quality of life and the overall healthand longevity... Continue Reading →

Clinical guide to periodontology: Reconstructive periodontal treatment by Floyd et al.

Regeneration of the lost tissues of the periodontium is an ideal therapeutic goal and has been the subject of much research and ingenious clinical techniques. Reconstructive or regenerative techniques are used either singly or in combination for three main purposes:... Continue Reading →

Ultra-conservative approach to the treatment of erosive and abrasive lesions by Colon & Lussi

The therapeutic management of tooth wear lesions does not require the removal of diseased tissue. Nevertheless, diverse etiological factors may be associated with the condition and they could be difficult to eliminate; this has to be considered when planning therapy.... Continue Reading →

A clinical guide to periodontology: Pathology of periodontal disease by Hasan and Palmer

An appreciation of dental plaque and the host response provides an essential basis from which to understand the disease process and treatment rationale. This information will help the reader to understand not only the way that plaque may have an... Continue Reading →

A practical guide to endodontic access cavity preparation in molar teeth by Patel & Rhodes

The main objective of access cavity preparation is to identify the root canal entrances for subsequent preparation and obturation of the root canal system. Access cavity preparation can be one of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of endodontic treatment,... Continue Reading →

Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries: 2. Avulsion of Permanent Teeth

Avulsion of permanent teeth is one of the most serious dental injuries, and a prompt and correct emergency management is very important for the prognosis. The International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) has developed a consensus statement after a review... Continue Reading →

Restoration of endodontically treated teeth, Manocci & Cowie 2014

The restoration of endodontically treated teeth has undergone significant changes in the last 20 years. Most of these changes are associated with the preservation of tooth structure, this has been achieved first of all with the increasing use of operative... Continue Reading →

Dental implants in patients affected by systemic diseases, Donos & Calciolari

Several systemic diseases (and relative medications) have been reported to impair or in some cases complicate dental implant surgery. In broader terms, when dealing with patients suffering from systemic diseases, the monitoring of the medical condition and of the related... Continue Reading →

The restorative management of the deep overbite, Beddis et al. 2014

A deep overbite is where the vertical overlap of the upper and lower incisors exceeds half of the lower incisal tooth height. Problems associated with the deep overbite can include soft tissue trauma, lack of inter-occlusal space and tooth wear,... Continue Reading →

Guidelines for management of sodium hypochlorite extrusion injuries by Farook et al. 2014

Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is the most common irrigant used in modern endodontics. It is highly effective at dissolv- ing organic debris and disinfecting the root canal system due to the high pH. Extravasation of NaOCl into intra-oral and extra-oral tissues... Continue Reading →

Guidance on the standards of care for NHS-funded dental implant treatment

I was quite flattered to be asked to re-draft the Royal College of Surgeons Guidance on implants in the NHS in 2011. This was something I felt at the time required a lot of responsibility and gave me some kudos... Continue Reading →

Occlusion in implant dentistry. A review of the literature of prosthetic determinants and current concepts, Gross 2008

Today the clinician is faced with widely varying concepts regarding the number, location, distribution and inclination of implants required to support the functional and parafunctional demands of occlusal loading. Primary clinical dilemmas of planning for maximal or minimal numbers of... Continue Reading →

Has MTA had its day ?

I have used MTA since my MSc in Endo some 15 years ago. At that time there were not many other alternatives, especially when considering the non-vital open apex cases. Prior to that I remember as an undergraduate seeing post... Continue Reading →

British Society for Restorative Dentistry Tooth Wear guidelines

The BSRD have published guidelines on tooth wear which we as a profession will be managing indefinitely and more commonly as patients live longer and retain their teeth. Adolescants drinking more energy drinks, the stressed grinding more often and so... Continue Reading →

Recording the retruded contact position: a review of clinical techniques

The retruded contact position (RCP) is an important maxillomandibular relation in restorative dentistry. This review will describe RCP and consider its importance and use in the restorative dental treatment of the dentate and edentulous subject. A comparative account of the... Continue Reading →

An endodontic conundrum: the association between pulpal infection and periodontal disease by Heasman

This paper reviews the classification of periodontal-endodontic lesions and considers the pathways through which inflammatory lesions or bacteria may communicate between the pulp and the periodontium. Such communications have previously underpinned the classification of periodontal-endodontic lesions but a more up-to-date... Continue Reading →

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 →

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

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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 →

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 →

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 →

Post-and-cores: Past to present by Terry & Swift

For more than 250 years, clinicians have written about the placement of posts in the roots of teeth to retain restorations. As early as 1728, Pierre Fauchard described the use of “tenons,” which were metal posts screwed into the roots... Continue Reading →

Over 100,000 views restorativedentistry.org – The top 6 Blogs

To celebrate over 100K reads on Restorativedentistry.org since its release in January 2017 I have compiled the top 6 blog posts over the last two years or so. Please enjoy. Maxillary Molar Root Canal Morphology and Anatomy Useful online Dentistry... Continue Reading →

Precise root canal location with dynamic navigation: case study

Its a common problem we face when we have a tooth requiring root canal treatment that is severely sclerosed. We all love a challenge but how will our determination to locate the canal effect the remaining residual tooth tissue? How... Continue Reading →

Restoration of the root canal treated tooth by Eliyas et al.

When considering endodontically treated teeth, the quality of the restoration is important from the outset. It sheds light into possible causes of pulp necrosis or failure of endodontic treatment and influences the outcome of future endodontic treatment. A tooth undergoing... Continue Reading →

Contemporary endodontics – part 1 by Barnes & Patel

This is the first of two review papers which aim to update the general dental practitioner on contemporary endodontic practice. This first paper reviews advancements in knowledge of endodontic infections, case selection and diagnosis. An overview is given of contemporary... Continue Reading →

Interdisciplinary management of severe intrusion injuries in permanent incisors: a case series by Nazzal et al.

Intrusion injuries to the permanent dentition are amoung the most severe types of dental injuries, occurring in 0.3‐1.9% of all dental trauma cases. The current clinical guidelines in the management of intrusion injuries are based on level B evidence due... Continue Reading →

Contemporary obturation of the root canal system by Tomson

This article will provide an overview of the rationale behind taking a contemporary approach to obturation of the root canal system. It will outline a broad range of obturation materials including those traditionally used and newer, advanced ones that are... Continue Reading →

Utilising combined CBCT and intraoral scanning with dynamic navigation for implant placement by Burgess

With the developments in digital technology and the need for accuracy in implant placement the utilisation of scanning technology to aide placement of implants is inevitable. This article provides some insight into recent developments in this exciting field of guided... Continue Reading →

The three step technique for adhesive rehabilitation by Vailati

The technique of 'double veneering' teeth for tooth surface loss is not a new one. This was first described in 1996 by Bishop and colleagues in the British Dental Journal. Interesting how good ideas get recycled and rejuvenated over the... Continue Reading →

Nonvital Tooth Bleaching: A Review of the Literature and Clinical Procedures by Plotino

Tooth discoloration varies in etiology, appearance, localization, severity, and adhesion to tooth structure. It can be defined as being extrinsic or intrinsic on the basis of localization and etiology. In this review of the literature, various causes of tooth discoloration,... Continue Reading →

Prosthodontic rehabilitation of a patient using a swing-lock lower denture after segmental mandibulectomy by McKenna

A swing-lock denture is useful in partially dentate patients where the configuration of the remaining teeth means that either the retention or stability available for a conventional removable partial denture is compromised. Such removable prostheses can also prove to be... Continue Reading →

Contemporary crown-lengthening therapy A review by Hempton

Periodontal crown lengthening can be used for esthetic enhancement in the presence of delayed passive eruption. Moreover, for teeth with subgingival caries, fractures or both, this treatment can establish a biological width and, if needed, a ferrule length facilitating prosthetic... Continue Reading →

Beautiful documentation by John Rhodes of microsurgical endodontics

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The Dahl Concept-A short video

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The Ferrule Effect-A short video

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Micro-surgical endodontics by Eliyas et al.

Non-surgical endodontic retreatment is the treatment of choice for endodontically treated teeth with recurrent or residual disease in the majority of cases. In some cases, surgical endodontic treatment is indicated. Successful micro-surgical endodontic treatment depends on the accuracy of diagnosis,... Continue Reading →

The aetiology and management of labial and vertical migration of maxillary incisors: ‘Do you catch my drift?’ by Taylor et al.

Labial and vertical migration of maxillary incisors is a common complaint seen in general and specialist practices alike. Tooth movement in the aesthetic zone may cause significant concern to the patient, and a challenging management case for the dental team.... Continue Reading →

Peri-implantitis. Part 3: Current modes of management

Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory condition fuelled by the presence of bacteria on the implant surface. As such, in a similar manner to periodontal disease management, the removal of biofilm from the implant surface should result in regression of the disease... Continue Reading →

Zygomatic Implant Options for the Atrophic Maxilla: Case Report

The use of zygomatic bone for implant placement can be a predictable alternative to certain other treatment tech- niques when rehabilitating the atrophic maxilla. Despite the high success rates of zygomatic implants, there is no consensus in the literature about... Continue Reading →

Sclerosed premolar management by John Rhodes

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Peri-implantitis. Part 2: Prevention and maintenance of peri-implant health by Alani & Bishop

The prevention of any disease process should be the cornerstone of any healthcare provision. This ethos is well established in dentistry with plaque associated disease such as periodontitis and caries but is at the current time less developed for peri-implantitis.... Continue Reading →

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