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The dental demolition derby: bruxism and its impact – part 2: early management of bruxism by Thayer and Ali.

Bruxism is a term that encompasses a range of presentations of rhythmic and repetitive muscular activity. For many, this is not a significant problem but for some, the behaviour leads to significant problems and extensive tissue damage. This is different... Continue Reading →

Management of acute traumatic dental injuries in the orthodontic patient by Patel et al.

Knowledge of managing traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) is imperative for all dental practitioners. With the number of adults undertaking orthodontic treatment increasing, and children and adolescents alike continually being treated for orthodontics under the NHS in the UK, it is... Continue Reading →

Present status and future directions—Vital pulp treatment and pulp preservation strategies

Therapeutic strategies focussed on the pulp preservation, are important when managing vital teeth with deep caries and an exposed pulp. These vital pulp treatments (VPTs); however, are not new, with indirect and direct pulp capping procedures being described as a... Continue Reading →

The dental demolition derby: bruxism and its impact – part 1: background by Thayer and Ali

Bruxism may lead to changes or damage to the oral and perioral tissues. Bruxism may occur during sleep or when awake. Many patients will not require active management; however, for some, intervention is required. Control of bruxism may be difficult,... Continue Reading →

Present status and future directions –Managing discoloured teeth by Kahler

Managing tooth discolouration involves a range of different protocols for clinicians and patients in order to achieve an aesthetic result. There is an increasing public awareness in the appearance of their teeth and management of tooth discolouration may be inter-disciplinary... Continue Reading →

Present status and future directions –Guided endodontics Connert et al.

Luxation injuries and other stimuli may lead to a pulp canal obliteration (PCO). Even though the apposition of tertiary dentine is a sign of a vital pulp, in some cases root canal treatment is indicated in the long term due... Continue Reading →

Present status and future directions: Endodontic management of traumatic injuries to permanent teeth by Krastl et al

The prognosis of traumatized teeth depends largely on the fate of the pulp and its treatment. This review aims to update the present status on the endodontic management of traumatic injuries to permanent teeth and to identify relevant research areas... Continue Reading →

Clinical guidelines for dental erosion Diagnosis, prevention and management of dental erosion 2021 by Royal College of Surgeons England

Toothwear is recognised as a major dental problem in both children and adults. The triad oferosion, attrition and abrasion has been known for many years, and the contribution of erosion totoothwear is increasing. Dental erosion is the irreversible softening and... Continue Reading →

Tooth Wear Guidelines for the BSRD

Tooth wear (TW) is a common condition affecting patients who often require advice and treatment from dentists. Physiological TW is normal and accepted by most patients. Pathological TW, by virtue of symptoms or rapid wear, will prompt the need for... Continue Reading →

Should implants be considered for patients with periodontal disease? by King et al.

Dental implants are seen as a good option for replacing missing teeth. The success and survival rates for implants are very high. Concerns are developing about the problem of peri-implantitis. The reports of its prevalence vary but it is noted... Continue Reading →

Shading concepts and layering techniques to master direct anterior composite restorations: an update by Dietschi & Fahl

Creating perfect direct composite restorations has been for long time a strict challenge due to many materials’ limitations impacting either shade integration or surface quality, and possibly colour stability. Next to technological drawbacks, a certain complexity and lack of predictability... Continue Reading →

Implant placement postextraction in esthetic single tooth sites: when immediate, when early, when late? by Buser etal.

Implant placement in post-extraction sites of single teeth in the esthetic zone has been a topic of great interest in the field of implant dentistry since 1990. Triggered by the development of guided bone regeneration, the concept of immediate implant... Continue Reading →

Clinical decision making – choosing between intuition, experience and scientific evidence by Nalliah

Intuition usually results in poorer decisions than an evidence-based decision-making process. However, research has shown there are certain circumstances when intuition is equivalent or superior to evidence based decision-making. The first pre-requisite is domain expertise and being a dentist is... Continue Reading →

‘The painful tooth’ by Allison et al.

Pain arising for the teeth and supporting structures is a very common complaint, affecting around 9% of adults in the UK, and it can sometimes be difficult to determine the exact cause. In this narrative review, we explore the underlying... Continue Reading →

Restorative complications of orthodontic treatment

The complications of elective orthodontic treatment are numerous. Patients need to be aware, in advance, of possible problems including resorption, instability, caries, recession and failure to deliver optimal tooth position. The investment of time and resources by all concerned is... Continue Reading →

The restoration of root filled teeth: a review of the clinical literature by Bhuva et al. 2021, International Endodontic Journal

Clinicians often face dilemmas regarding the most appropriate way to restore a tooth following root canal treatment. Whilst there is established consensus on the importance of the ferrule effect on the predictable restoration of root filled teeth, other factors, such... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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