Issue: Volume 46 Number 11 - December 2019

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P1001  Editorial:  WARNING: Crowns are bad for the health of (incisor) teeth by T Burke

In a recent editorial,1 I strongly suggested that the results of recent publications, analysing a massive dataset, suggested that crowns could be bad for the lifespan of posterior teeth in all but patients in older age groups.   Read more

Articles

P1003  Restorative dentistry:  Solutions for Implants Placed with Prosthetic Inconvenience by G Bryce, N Diessner, K Hemmings, N MacBeth

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A prosthetically-driven approach for dental implant placement offers the most predictable means of achieving a biologically stable and aesthetic implant-supported restoration. Optimal dental implant placement may be limited by local factors and complicate the prosthetic reconstruction. This...  Read more

P1016  Caries Management:  Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF): Its Role in Caries Management by YO Crystal

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Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) combines the antibacterial properties of silver and the remineralizing actions of fluoride in an alkaline solution that creates an unfavourable environment for collagen degradation. Clinical trials have proven the efficacy of SDF as a caries-arresting agent in primary...  Read more

P1024  Removable Prosthodontics:  Denture Cleaning & Best Practice by E King, R Jagger

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Surveys have shown that many people do not clean their dentures effectively and suggest that the dental team may fail to educate patients in basic denture hygiene procedures. Poor denture hygiene can result in denture staining and malodour and is a risk factor for oral and systemic diseases....  Read more

P1031  Oral Surgery /Restorative Dentistry:  Head and Neck Cancer Part 3: Dental Management by S Hackett, O Jones, D Chatzistavrianou, D Newsum

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This is the third and final paper in the series. Oral and dental complications of head and neck cancers, and the associated treatments, can be devastating to patients. General dental practitioners are likely to encounter affected patients at various points along their treatment journey, which may...  Read more

P1041  Oral Medicine/Radiology:  See a Pin and Pick It Up … Radiographically! by A Clark, P Seenan, J Gibson, K Donaldson

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A 67-year-old female was referred to secondary care with asymptomatic foreign bodies visible on intra-oral radiographs. Clinical examination was unremarkable. Radiographic examination revealed nine pin-like radio-opaque objects throughout the face and head present on multiple previous imaging...  Read more

P1044  Cariology:  Should Dentists be more Aware of the Role of Dietary Supplements when Assessing Dental Caries Risk? by I Thalukder, A Dhunna, M Collard

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Taking sports supplements is an increasing trend within the population and regular consumption of these supplements may increase the risk of developing caries. This paper focuses on identifying current evidence relating to caries risk and sports supplements, and also aims to investigate the sugar...  Read more

P1050  Endodontics/Restorative Dentistry:  Dental Trauma: Management of Complicated Crown Root Fractures by K Ayub, J Darcey

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Trauma of maxillary incisors is frequent and dental practitioners have to be competent in managing the consequences. Complicated crown root fractures of anterior teeth can have profound aesthetic and psychological implications on patients. In younger patients, if extractions are considered, it can...  Read more

P1056  Orthodontics:  The Orthodontic-Surgical Management of a Patient with Gorlin Syndrome: a Case Report by M Storey, S Caldwell, S Watkinson, M Patel

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This case report describes the management of a patient following the incidental finding of multiple odontogenic keratocysts on an orthopantomogram by the patient’s general dental practitioner (GDP). The cysts were extensive and had caused considerable displacement of the unerupted permanent teeth....  Read more

P1062  Oral Pathology:  Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Osteomyelitis and Cemento-Osseous Dysplasia of the Mandible by A Akram, T Lidhar, K Marie Valentine, R Webb

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Chronic osteomyelitis is a severe and persistent infection of the bone including the bone marrow. Cemento-osseous dysplasias are a group of conditions arising from the periodontal ligament tissue and are categorized into peri-apical, focal and florid. A case of a patient with buccal and...  Read more

P1067  Paediatric dentistry:  Spontaneous Dental Abscesses in Hereditary Hypophosphataemic Rickets: a Preventive Restorative Approach in the Primary Dentition by SL Hughes, EJ Hingston

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Patients with Hereditary Hypophosphatemic Rickets (HHR) commonly present with spontaneous dental abscesses and are often faced with a life-long burden of multiple endodontic treatments and/or extractions. Early diagnosis and management is essential to reduce risk of infection and maintain function...  Read more

P1072  Paediatric dentistry:  Increased Primate Space in the Mandible by A Buckeridge, R Anthonappa, N King

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Primate spaces are diastemata consistent with an inherent physiological pattern rather than functional adaptation. This article presents an atypically increased primate space only in the right mandibular arch.  Read more

P1075  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Acute Onset Trismus in a 15-Year-Old by M Mohammed, A Beech, J Farrier

Trismus can be a common complaint encountered in general dental practice. A 15-year-old female presented to the Emergency Department with a history of acute onset and worsening trismus, pain and extra-oral swelling following placement of a restoration in the lower right first molar tooth. An...  Read more

P1078  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Radiology:  A Diagnostic Dilemma: a Firm Left Submandibular Node by A Shabir, T Halai, J Eyeson

A diagnostic conundrum of a firm, left submandibular node presenting in a 35-year-old female with a history of pain and persistent swelling is described. This paper aims to educate readers on the differential diagnostic dilemma that may be faced in general practice and discusses the importance of...  Read more

P1080  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by N Wilson, B Weller, J Woolley, D Martin, S Weerasinghe, Peter, F Sands

I read your editorial entitled ‘The genesis of minimal cavity design’ with great interest.  Read more

P1082  Book Review:  Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy through Adolescence 6th edn. by P Chris Deery

This is a beautifully presented book, the 41 chapters contain over 1,000 excellent photographs and diagrams.   Read more

P1083  Technique Tips:  Immediate Temporization of a Fractured Endodontically-Treated Anterior Tooth by A Jalal Al Oulabi, T Yusuf Noorani

Traumatic injuries are not uncommon in dental practice. They are one of the principal causes of emergency treatment, especially when trauma is associated with anterior teeth.   Read more

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