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P97  Guest Editorial:  A consensus of opinion by D Croser

It’s not what you know but who else knows it.  Read more

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P98  Restorative dentistry:  Management of the Single Discoloured Tooth Part 1: Aetiology, Prevention and Minimally Invasive Restorative Options by AJ Barber, PA King

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The single discoloured tooth is commonly encountered in general practice. This is the first of two articles covering the broad range of management options for the single discoloured tooth. This first part outlines the common causes of discoloration and possible methods of prevention. Minimally...  Read more

P111  Medicine in Dentistry:  A Guide to Skin Cancer of the Face for the Dental Team by B Main, A Felstead, C Hughes, S Thomas

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The incidence of skin cancer in the United Kingdom is increasing and is associated with an ageing population and increasing lifetime exposure to sunlight. The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma, all three of which may...  Read more

P119  Cariology:  The State-of-the-Art of ART Sealants by JE Frencken

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Sealing caries-prone pits and fissure systems is an effective caries-preventive measure. There are basically two types of sealant materials: glass-ionomer and resin-based materials. Low- and medium-viscosity glass-ionomers were initially used and showed a low level of retention. With the advent of...  Read more

P126  Dental Radiography:  Quality Assurance Tests for Digital Radiography in General Dental Practice by C Greenall, N Drage, M Ager

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Quality assurance (QA) is essential in dental radiography. Digital radiography is becoming more common in dentistry, so it is important that appropriate QA tests are carried out on the digital equipment, including the viewing monitor. The aim of this article is to outline the tests that can be...  Read more

P137  Removable Prosthodontics:  Implant-Supported Mandibular Denture: Planning to Delivery – A Case Report by US Patel, AD Walmsley

Restoring the edentulous mandible with a removable prosthesis can be a challenging prospect for both the dentist and patient during and after treatment. Poor retention and support are the major problems reported with a mandibular complete denture and these can be significantly improved with the use...  Read more

P144  Primary Care Dentistry:  Diabetes Mellitus: Considerations for the Dental Practitioner by K Mohamed, J Yates, A Roberts

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The prevalence of diabetes is increasing significantly and, therefore, dental practitioners are having to manage diabetic patients on a more regular basis. Alongside the systemic effects on the various tissues and organs of the body, diabetes can adversely affect oral health and all clinicians...  Read more

P156  General Dental practice:  What Makes a Good Dentist? A Pilot Study by PV Chandarana, KB Hill

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This study investigates the attributes of a ‘good dentist’ with respect to the opinions of dental patients, dental students and qualified dentists and determines whether the dental profession and its patients are in agreement with the standards published by the General Dental Council (GDC) in 2005....  Read more

P161  Dento-legal Aspects of Dentistry:  Aspects of Dento/Medico-Legal Report Writing by GD Wood

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This paper offers some guidance on aspects of dento/medico-legal report writing, citing anonymized examples from the author’s caseload for clarification of the points made, and also serves to illustrate that sometimes not everything is as straightforward as it may initially appear. It provides...  Read more

P168  Risk Management:  The Management of Risk Part 1: Why Complaints Happen and How to Prevent Them by A Collier

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There is increasing concern amongst dentists, and dental care professionals (DCPs), about the risks associated with complaints from patients and the possibility of escalation to legal action or referral to the General Dental Council (GDC). This is the first of a series of four articles considering...  Read more

P174  Optical Technology:  An Update on Optical Coherence Tomography in Dentistry by DM Clarkson

An update and overview of the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in dentistry is described. Specific aspects discussed include the evolution of the technology and the basic process of light beam interference used to obtain OCT images. In addition, aspects of the optical properties of dentine...  Read more

P182  Oral medicine:  Oral Medicine: 15. Radiolucencies and Radio-opacities. B. Odontogenic Diseases and Cysts by DH Felix, J Luker, P Crispian Scully

This series provides an overview of current thinking in the more relevant areas of Oral Medicine, for primary care practitioners. The series gives the detail necessary to assist the primary dental clinical team caring for patients with oral complaints that may be seen in general dental practice....  Read more

P185  Technique Tips:  Technique Tips – Dynamic working length determination by V Antonio Malagnino, L Canullo, G Rossi-Fedele

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