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The Management of Localised Tooth Wear by Mehta et al. 2011

This second of the four part series of articles on the current concepts of tooth wear management will focus on the provision of active restorative care, where the implementation of a preventative, passive approach may prove insufficient to meet the... Continue Reading →

The Management of Generalised Tooth Wear by Mehta et al.

Paper 3 of this series on the current concepts of tooth wear management will focus on the provision of active restorative intervention for cases presenting with generalised tooth wear. The use of both contemporary adhesive and traditional conventional techniques applied... Continue Reading →

Overview of dental materials and techniques used in the management of toothwear

This final article of the four part series on the current concepts of tooth wear will provide the reader with an evaluation of the data available in the contemporary literature with regards to the survival analysis of differing restorative materials,... Continue Reading →

Occlusion: is there a third way? A discussion paper by Davies et al.

This paper does not set out to describe the reasons why a new concept of dental care should be deemed as acceptable and recognised as mainstream. Rather, the starting point of this paper ibelief that some dentists who are increasing... Continue Reading →

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 →

British Society for Restorative Dentistry Tooth Wear guidelines

The BSRD have published guidelines on tooth wear which we as a profession will be managing indefinitely and more commonly as patients live longer and retain their teeth. Adolescants drinking more energy drinks, the stressed grinding more often and so... Continue Reading →

Assessment and Treatment Planning of the Tooth Wear Patient

The aim of this series of four articles on tooth wear management is to provide the reader with the necessary information in order to be able to successfully manage cases of tooth wear, regardless of the cause, severity and location... Continue Reading →

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.

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 →

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 →

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