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P251  Editorial:  Changes? by FJT Burke

The arrival of the first issue of Dental Update through my letter box in May 1973 came as a surprise – firstly, because I was not expecting it (as tends to happen with surprises!) and secondly, because the presentation of Dental Update was very different from other journals that I read at that time.  Read more

Articles

P253  Restorative dentistry:  Are Dentine Pins Obsolete? by SJ Bonsor

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Dentine pins have been used in operative dentistry for many years to retain a non-adhesive restorative material (such as dental amalgam) in a cavity which has little or no inherent mechanical retention. However, dentine pin placement can be a hazardous procedure and there are a number of problems...  Read more

P260  Restorative dentistry:  Dental Materials – What Goes Where? Class I and II Cavities by FJT Burke, L Mackenzie, P Sands

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Dental amalgam has helped maintain dental public health in the developed world for over a century. However, its days appear to be numbered. Notwithstanding the environmental consideration, there is an ever increasing demand from dental patients for non-metallic and tooth-coloured restorations in...  Read more

P277  Cariology:  Changing Concepts in Cariology: Forty Years On by E Kidd, O Fejerskov

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The caries lesion is a sign or symptom resulting from numerous pH fluctuations in biofilms on teeth. The lesion may or may not progress and lesion progression can be controlled, slowed down or arrested. Control of the biofilm is the treatment of caries, the most important measure being to disturb...  Read more

P289  Periodontics:  Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy by P Ower

Periodontitis is a complex disease that has both oral and systemic consequences. The treatment of periodontitis may be both surgical and non-surgical but, in recent years, there has been a shift towards managing disease non-surgically in preference to surgery. Fundamental to all types of therapy is...  Read more

P297  Restorative dentistry:  Direct Anterior Composites: A Practical Guide by L Mackenzie, D Parmar, ACC Shortall, FJT Burke

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For more than 40 years dentists worldwide have been using directly placed resin-bonded composite to restore damaged anterior teeth. While such techniques are invariably more conservative of tooth tissue than indirect procedures, operative techniques using direct composite can be challenging and are...  Read more

P319  Dental Microbiology:  Antibiotics in Dentistry – An Update by RA Seymour

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This review article considers the changes in antibiotic usage over the past 40 years. Perhaps the most significant advance is in the prophylactic use of these drugs to reduce the effect of dentally induced bacteraemia. A greater understanding of various dental infections and, in particular, the...  Read more

P325  Oral surgery:  Minimally-Invasive Tooth Extraction: Doorknobs and Strings Revisited! by D Saund, T Dietrich

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References to ‘atraumatic’ tooth extraction pervade the recent dental literature. This has been largely driven by the increasing demand for bone preservation as osseo-integrated implants increasingly become a mainstay for dental prosthetic rehabilitation. This article introduces the reader to the...  Read more

P333  Dental Photography:  Improving Your Image...Then and Now. Digital Photography in Dentistry by M Sharland

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Digital photography and its use in the busy dental practice is ever increasing. Correct choice of equipment will save many hours of staff time and expense and is essential if consistent images are to be achieved. Modern digital cameras and associated macro lenses and ringflash, can last 5–10 years...  Read more

P339  Practice-Based Research:  Twenty Years of Handling Evaluations and Practice-Based Research by the PREP Panel by FJT Burke, RJ Crisp

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Dental materials which are user friendly make clinicians’ lives simpler by facilitating their placement in patients’ teeth: accordingly, the handling of materials is of relevance to the clinician. This paper traces the history of product handling evaluations and practice-based research by the PREP...  Read more

P343  Case report:  Parotid Fistula – An Extra-Orally Draining Infected Dentigerous Cyst Associated with a Supernumerary Fourth Molar in Ascending Ramus by R Kaur Sanghera, J Jones

Dental materials which are user friendly make clinicians’ lives simpler by facilitating their placement in patients’ teeth: accordingly, the handling of materials is of relevance to the clinician. This paper traces the history of product handling evaluations and practice-based research by the PREP...  Read more

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