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Issue: Volume 48 Number 11 - December 2021

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P901  Editorial:  Voleurs by T Burke

Dentists have never been the most popular folk, given that a percentage of our patients don’t actually want to be sitting in our chairs, hence we have become thick-skinned regarding adverse publicity. However, the scale of this has risen during and after the first pandemic lockdown.  Read more


P907  Paediatric dentistry:  Dental Care for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for the Dental Practice Team by Séad Brosnan, E Ray-Chaudhuri, J Parry

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Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and increases the risk of a range of medical problems that may have implications for oral health. Children diagnosed with Down syndrome should be signposted to dental services as part of their schedule of health checks. To...  Read more

P915  Restorative dentistry:  Dental Implants for the general dental practitioner. Part 1: overview and assessment by O Jones, P Hoyle, R Patel

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Dental implants have become an increasingly prevalent treatment option for the replacement of missing teeth. Multiple studies have reported survival rates for implant supported restorations above 90% after 10 years. However, dental implants are not without complications and with their increasing...  Read more

P926  Pharmaceuticals in Dentistry:  Pharmaceutical waste: Where’s the harm? by A Burke, A Hutchinson, B Johnstone, M Varma, H Husain, H Porter, F R

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Increasingly, healthcare practitioners need to be concerned not only with the type and dose of the medication prescribed to dental patients, but also to how waste is managed. This article discusses the results of a literature review on the harm both to the environment and population health caused...  Read more

P932  Endodontics:  When to consider the use of CBCT in endodontic treatment planning in adults by N Patel, A Gemmell, D Edwards

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With the recent publication of European Society of Endodontology (ESE) position statements, newly proposed three-dimensional (3D) classification for external cervical resorption and new techniques such as guided access using 3D printed splints, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has never been...  Read more

P942  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  A pain in the neck: cervical lymphadenopathy in metastatic disease by J Virdee, R Hazara, M Amin

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Cervical lymphadenopathy can serve as a silent progressive indicator of systemic pathology and metastatic disease. Incidental or asymptomatic cervical lymphadenopathy can present a clinical dilemma when deciding on appropriate referral pathways and in specialist investigations. Metastasis to the...  Read more

P946  Periodontics:  Vitamin D and periodontitis: shedding the light by V Rattu, J Parmar, D Raindi

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Periodontitis results from dysbiotic periodontal microbiota eliciting an exaggerated host immune-inflammatory response within susceptible individuals. With traditional biofilm management only partially effective, it became apparent that the individual’s host response played a pivotal role in the...  Read more

P957  General Dental practice:  The impact of drug therapy on minor oral surgery procedures by K Saleem, P Ahmad, M Isaqali Karobari, J Ahmed Asif, T Yusuf Noorani

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Some advanced and slightly more invasive treatments require the use of certain drugs before, during and after the treatment like local anesthetics, vasoconstrictors, anxiolytics, analgesics and antibiotics. All of these can possibly interact with medications a patient is already taking and can also...  Read more

P966  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by L Matthews, et al

Movember is over ... get ready for Flossuary! As a dental hygienist in general practice for 18 years, I’ve spent many hours sitting on my stool trying to think of new ways to motivate patients, especially those troublesome ones I’ve seen for years but whose compliance with oral hygiene advice is...  Read more

P968  Technique Tips:  Matrix Revolutions by L Mackenzie

Matrix technique has been demonstrated to be the most important determinant in the restoration of tight, anatomically correct proximal contacts and contours.  Read more