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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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

The perio classification is about to change !

One of the biggest additions is the inclusion of peri-implant diseases. Another notable difference is better delineation between chronic and aggressive periodontitis. These represent sizeable  changes from the last classification in 1999. The classification will be officially unveiled at Europerio9... Continue Reading →

Risk Management in Periodontology

A sizeable proportion of patients in clinical practice will have some form of periodontal disease and most of these patients can be well managed in primary care. Unfortunately, dento-legal claims regarding inappropriate periodontal care are increasing rapidly and are now one of the most common reasons for litigation in dentistry. In this paper we will look at aspects of contemporary management of periodontal disease in clinical practice and offer guidance for examination, management and referral.

Hypersensitivity-Winter is coming

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

Undergraduate Society Prizes Index

British Society of Prosthodontics-Kulzer Undergraduate Award British Endodontic Society Student Essay Prize-The Harty Prize British Endodontic Society Elective Period Prize British Endodontic Society Foundation Dentist Prize British Society for Periodontology-Frank Ashley Undergraduate Prize British Society of Paediatric Dentistry The National... 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 →

Periodontology Revision: The BSP Good Practitioners Guide to Periodontology

When we compare and contrast between periodontology, endodontology and prosthodontics there are few similarities. Endo deals with the bugs on the inside of the root, perio on the outside and prostho groups together restoration of teeth and the replacement of... Continue Reading →

Aggressive Periodontitis…why is it so different to chronic ?

Aggressive_Periodontitis_Alani_Seymour Aggressive periodontitis is a difficult and challenging condition to treat. Due to the relative speed at which attachment loss can occur the key to treatment outcome is early detection. In the main the treatment is similar to that of... Continue Reading →

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