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P564  Editorial:  Who’s the knave? by FJT Burke

One of the joys of a (good) UK summer is to attend an outdoor event with friends, be it music, opera, the spoken word or even a simple picnic by the sea or in the countryside.  Read more

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P566  Oral medicine:  Skin Cancer and Some Common Mimics of Skin Cancer by JL Rees, L Naysmith

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Skin cancer is the commonest malignancy in most European populations, and is highly treatable. The highest density of tumours is on the face, ears and – if the patient is bald – the scalp. There are two main varieties of skin cancer with very different consequences: melanoma is uncommon but has a...  Read more

P576  Restorative dentistry:  Post Removal Techniques Part 2 by J Dickie, J McCrosson†

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Failed root canal treatment is best addressed primarily with the provision of repeat endodontic treatment with thorough irrigation under isolation. If a post is present in the root of the tooth it needs to be removed first. This paper is the second in a series of two which provide an overview of...  Read more

P586  Restorative dentistry:  Multiple Idiopathic External Apical Root Resorption: A Literature Review by K Dewan, K Fairbrother

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Multiple idiopathic external root resorption is an unusual condition that may present in a cervical or an apical form. In this paper, we review the published literature relating to root resorption and multiple idiopathic external apical root resorption (MIEARR). The article considers the types,...  Read more

P596  Paediatric dentistry:  The Management of Non-Vital Immature Permanent Incisors by JM Phillips, V Srinivasan

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The management of pulp necrosis in an immature permanent incisor can pose a significant challenge with regards to both operator technique and patient management. The main aim of this paper is to outline techniques described in the endodontic management of the immature incisor: calcium hydroxide...  Read more

P605  Dental public health:  An Introduction to Health Literacy and Oral Health: The Importance of Awareness Amongst Dental Care Professionals by CL Taylor, I Pretty

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This article introduces the concept of oral health literacy and its potential impact on patient care to the dental team. Factors which influence an individual’s level of functional oral health literacy are discussed, along with methods which have been developed to measure it. Finally, public health...  Read more

P613  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Bone Defects of the Jaws: Moving from Reconstruction to Regeneration by E Kyriakidou, N O’Connor, NJ Malden, VR Lopes

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Jaw reconstruction is necessary for a variety of reasons including neoplastic disease, traumatic injuries, infective/inflammatory lesions, and congenital defects. Such defects can be a significant handicap for patients leading to physiological and psychological morbidity. Maxillofacial bone...  Read more

P624  Case report:  Intracranial Meningioma as a Cause of Orofacial Paraesthesia: A Case Report by A Patel, V Murugaraj, M Patel

Meningiomas are the most common benign intracranial tumour and show a rising incidence with age. They present with a wide array of symptoms and, in this paper, we discuss a case report of an intracranial meningioma presenting as paraesthesia of the lower left lip and chin region. Coincidentally,...  Read more

P629  Oral medicine:  Oral Health and the Provision of Care to Panjabi Patients in the UK by A Farrukh, J Mayberry

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There is a substantial Panjabi community in the UK and its language is the second most common to be used in the country. As a result, it is critical that all practitioners concerned with oral health are aware of the dental practices of this community and of the increased risk of conditions such as...  Read more

P638  Restorative dentistry:  Restorative Aspects of Periodontal Disease: An Update Part 2 by N Puri, K Puri, S Surendra Masamatti, V Dodwad

Along with the biologic considerations regarding crown placement, restorative margin location and implications for soft tissue stability, as explained in the first part of this two part series, there are various restorative dentistry procedures and restorations which, if neglected, may aggravate...  Read more

P655  Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 3. Persistent Lip Swelling by P Crispian Scully, D Dimitrios Malamos

A 12-year-old schoolgirl complained of swollen lips. The complaint was first noticed just after orthodontic treatment in 2007–2008, about one month after she started wearing her wire retainer (July 2008).   Read more

P657  Technique Tips:  A Chair-side Correction of a Speech Problem Due to a Complete Denture by A Fadel Alkadhimi, R McCann, N Husna Kamaruzaman, M Hania, A Warreth

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With an increasing elderly population there is an increased prevalence of edentulism and a need for complete dentures.1,2   Read more

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