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Issue: Volume 40 Number 2 - March 2013

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P81  Editorial:  Attitude by FJT Burke

‘It’s your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude’ James Caan1  Read more

Articles

P82  Restorative dentistry:  Posts – When It All Goes Wrong! Part 1: Case Assessment and Management Options by S Rollings, B Stevenson, D Ricketts

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Posts have been used for many years to retain restorations or cores for extra-coronal restorations in endodontically treated teeth. This article discusses the variety of post systems that are available and the incidence and reasons for failure of teeth that have been restored with posts. The...  Read more

P92  Paediatric dentistry:  Pacifiers: A Review of Risks vs Benefits by A Gederi, K Coomaraswamy, PJ Turner

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Pacifiers, otherwise known as dummies, have been around for many centuries. They have, however, taken many different forms, shapes and sizes. Their use is increasing and has remained controversial, with both potential risks and benefits identified in the medical and dental literature. The purpose...  Read more

P102  Restorative dentistry:  Internal and External Root Resorption: Aetiology, Diagnosis and Treatment Options by Z Al-Momani, PJ Nixon

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Root resorption is a pathological process that may occur after surgical, mechanical, chemical or thermal insult. Generally, it can be classified as internal and external root resorption. Depending on the diagnosis, an orthograde, surgical or a combined approach is used in management of these cases.  Read more

P114  Orthodontics:  Spontaneous Resolution of a Periapical Lesion during Orthodontic Treatment: A Case Report by M Bainbridge, RRJ Cousley

Teeth with periapical lesions can undergo successful orthodontic treatment, but conventional protocols indicate that such teeth should be endodontically stabilized prior to such treatment. A case report is presented where such endodontic stabilization was not possible, yet a chronic periapical...  Read more

P120  Oral Pathology and Medicine:  An Update on the Clinical Pathology of Oral Precancer and Cancer by KD Hunter, CM Yeoman

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The identification of oral precancerous and cancerous lesions at an early stage allows for early intervention and minimizes mortality and morbidity. A combination of risk reduction and early detection should further reduce the incidence and improve outcomes. A clear understanding of the aetiology...  Read more

P129  Education:  Advice and Guidance on the Admissions Process to UK Dental Schools by R McAndrew, M Salem-Rahemi

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Students looking to read dentistry can be overwhelmed by the information and requirements presented to them by dental schools, career advisors and the printed literature. In the UK, there are currently 16 dental schools which provide a dentistry degree. While there are variations in the specific...  Read more

P146  Oral medicine:  Oral Medicine: 6. White Lesions 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

P155  Technique Tips:  Technique Tips – The Modified Super-Closed Sandwich Technique by J Smithson

The restoration of large Class II cavities with photo-activated composite resin is technically demanding and time consuming and often results in early failure due to sensitivity, secondary caries or tooth substrate fracture. This is often a result of the net volumetric shrinkage of the resin on...  Read more

P157  Case report:  Physical Signs for the General Dental Practitioner by S Bain, D Rhydderch

‘Physical Signs for the General Dental Practitioner’ aims: 1. To increase awareness of the value of identifying general clinical signs. 2. To enable the interpretation of selected clinical signs that are visible in the clothed patient. 3. To indicate the potential relevance of these clinical signs...  Read more

Other Resources

P144  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by GP Winston, SR Jaiser, SJ Davies

Denture fixative cream and the potential for neuropathy (Dent Update 2012; 39: 575–577) Warning signs of osteoporosis The dental implant: first or last option?  Read more

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