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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 →

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 →

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 →

Current controversies in maxillary implant overdentures by Dudley 2013

Mandibular implant overdentures have established and predictable benefits over traditional mucosa-borne mandibular dentures and now form part of mainstream dentistry. Maxillary implant overdentures present a number of different challenges. This selective review highlights the paucity of evidence and inconsistent findings... Continue Reading →

Increasing the occlusal vertical dimension: A review by Abduo & Lyons

When and how to increase the occlusal vertical dimension? Its one of those questions that pops up constantly. The actual process can be applied  to the majority of treatments we provide in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. What may be quite... Continue Reading →

Percy pulp and the virgin tooth crown prep

       

Prosthetic Dentistry Basics: Primary Complete Denture Impressions

Finlay Sutton Video on Compound Primary Impressions Finlay Sutton Video on  Alginate Mandibular Primary Impressions Impression making by McCord & Grant

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 →

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 →

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 →

The ‘Dahl Concept’ A short film

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

A guest blog on 3D printing as a solution for a common prosthodontic problem

This blog illustrates the use of optical scanning and digital work flow in providing an immediate denture for a patient due to the catastrophic failure of a bridge. Case presentation A patient attended a practice on a Wednesday afternoon. The patients... Continue Reading →

Key topical areas in Implant Dentistry: EAO Consensus Conference 2015

What is a consensus statement ? A consensus statement is a comprehensive analysis by a panel of experts (i.e., consensus panel) of a scientific or medical issue related to dentistry. A consensus statement is developed immediately after a consensus conference... Continue Reading →

How can you manage tooth loss in the traumatised dentition?

Tooth loss through trauma is tragic. Stu in 'The Hangover', his character being a member of the dental profession, was positively shocked that, whilst under the unfortunate influence of Rufilin (for the dentolegal gang he didn't consent to this), had his... Continue Reading →

Revision on Crowns, Bridges and Implants: British Society for Restorative Dentistry Guidelines

Click here BSRD Crown & Bridge Guidelines Planning and making crown and bridges requires an objective analysis of a number of factors. The advantages and disadvantages of fixed prosthodontic provision need to be considered, communicated to the patient in addition... Continue Reading →

Beware the Phantom !…Bite ?

We have all been there...a patient attends complaining of the bite not being 'quite right' or the occlusion not feeling 'balanced' or the 'same' or 'unnatural'. Patients may demand crowns or any type of elective treatment in order to resolve... Continue Reading →

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