The sectional matrix is the best way to achieve a strong contact point in Class II restorations with composite resin in the posterior dental sector. The pre-wedging is essential to get a separation between teeth which avoid the matrix deformation... Continue Reading →
The ‘Nayyar’ core, a video by Mahul Patel and a paper on immediate core build-ups for root canal treated teeth by Southard 1999
Amalgam Build-Up from DrMahulPatel on Vimeo. One of the primary objectives of endodontic therapy is to establish an adequate seal with the root canal filling material. The placement of an immediate coronal buildup at obturation, in conjunction with the rubber... Continue Reading →
Due to the Minamata convention we will slowly see the demise of amalgam as a restoration that dentists can rely on for provision of restorations in the posterior dentition. What will be the implications of this significant change to our... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →