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Orthodontics and Implant Dentistry

Orthodontic treatment of partially edentulous patients is difficult, especially if a significant number of teeth are missing. With loss of teeth, adjacent or opposing teeth usually tip, drift or over-erupt leaving spaces that are not optimal for replacement of missing teeth. Orthodontic correction of these spatial relationships will aid prosthetic replacement of the missing teeth, function, hygiene and aesthetics.

Immediate implant placement

Diagnosis and treatment planning are key factors in achieving successful outcomes after placing and restoring implants placed immediately after tooth extraction. The efficacy of immediate implant placement has been established and shown to be predictable if reasonable guidelines are followed.

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.

An Introduction to Implant Dentistry for Students

An introduction to Implant Dentistry: A student guide

Compromised first permanent molars: an orthodontic perspective

The first permanent molar (FPM) is commonly subject to significant compromise which may arise due to caries or endodontic complication, or from developmental anomalies such as hypoplasia. Compromised teeth with questionable prognosis may result in short and long-term clinical dilemmas. This review article highlights the factors that require careful consideration when a compromised FPM is detected and the importance of timely FPM extraction. Several clinical cases are described in detail to discuss possible treatment options from the orthodontic perspective.

ITI World Symposium 2014-Lecture on short Implants Christoph Hammerle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWY1FnAa8UY Credit: Christoph Hammerle

Endodontics or Implants ? British Society of Restorative Dentistry lecture 2014, Peter Briggs

  https://youtu.be/nYmvyh2atZs

Percy pulp and the virgin tooth crown prep

       

Dental Implant Basics: Osseointegration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4K4sZ4eg-8 CREDIT: Dentsply Sirona Implants Global CREDIT: Now Media Group

Operative Dentistry Basics: dental adhesion and composite bonding

A great video on dental adhesion.

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 →

Diploma in Operative Dentistry at Kings

What are the characteristics of a peri-apical (radicular) cyst ?

Its not uncommon for practitioners to refer to specialists or secondary care units for treatment of a 'periapical cyst' or 'radicular cyst'. The only surefire way of diagnosing the presence of a cyst is through histology, although such lesions do... 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 →

Single tooth replacement options-Resin Bonded Bridges…should we stick to what we know ?

The short answer is that we know a lot more now than we did five years ago about the outcomes of these types of restoration. Clinicians who provide these routinely over the years have modified the designs from their first... Continue Reading →

How do you manage a Lateral Luxation?

Lateral luxation can be a daunting injury to manage. The issue stems from the fairly strange position the tooth presents with and the relative rigidity of the tooth. This is by and large caused by the dislodgement of the tooth... Continue Reading →

The ‘Heavy Metal’ Generation

I watched 'Logan' recently-it was a fairly emotional affair illustrating the slow demise of both Wolverine and Doctor X. The former slowly succumbing to the poisonous adamantium (rhymes with stuff we use!) and the latter to alzheimers and dementia. Wolverine... Continue Reading →

Managing the ‘pink bits’ of prosthodontics

The 'pink' part of restorations can get forgotten whilst the 'white' parts get all the attention. The presence of a realistic gingival margin, root contouring, gingival stippling and potential age related gum changes can really add to the 'aesthetics' of... Continue Reading →

Contemporary Issues in the provision of Restorative Dentistry

Contemporary issues in the provision of Restorative Dentistry At the current time there are many challenges associated with managing the need for restorative dentistry at all levels within the NHS. This is a multifactorial problem from training, funding, increased need,... Continue Reading →

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