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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.

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.

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.

Hypersensitivity-Winter is coming

Dentine Hypersensitivity a consensus document on diagnosis and management by Pashley and colleagues 2008

Operative Dentistry Basics: dental adhesion and composite bonding

A great video on dental adhesion.

Mental health and oral health-distant association or inextricably linked ?

Mental health problems are on the increase, and have of late become quite topical within the NHS through recent funding pledges by the Health Secretary.¬† The increase in prevalence of these issues are taking place in the young and adolescents... Continue Reading →

The ‘need’ for Canine Guidance-myth or reality ?

Occlusion is one of those funny things, you either obey every rule to the nth level, you are sensible with how you manage it or you are just a rogue and fly in the face of occlusal disaster....or so it... Continue Reading →

Erosive tooth surface loss-a short film

A group of European experts in tooth wear have released a consensus statement on the management of the condition. The abstract can be found¬†here. The guideline defines physiological vs pathological tooth wear and provides guidance in the diagnosis, treatment planning... Continue Reading →

Useful online Dentistry papers and resources

Restorative Dentistry RCS Diagnosis, prevention and Management of Dental Erosion RCS Management of Temporomandibular disorders RCS The Oral Management of Oncology patients RCS NHS Implant guidelines RCS Restorative Dentistry needs complexity assessment BSRD Crown and Bridge Guidelines McGill Consensus on... Continue Reading →

Diploma in Operative Dentistry at Kings

The ‘Dahl Concept’ A short film

The Dahl Concept-Past, Present and Future, Poyser et al. 2005

Factors needing consideration prior to planning root canal treatment-A revision infographic

There are numerous factors that need considering prior to providing root canal treatment these have varying importance depending on presentation. Important factors include patient related issues, periodontal status, the endodontic difficulty, the amount of remaining tooth structure and the history... Continue Reading →

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