Issue: Volume 47 Number 6 - June 2020

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P469  Editorial:  The new norm, for as long as it takes: getting out of the (dental) confinement by T Burke

Somehow, to me, the term used in France, le confinement, seems to describe what we have all been going through appropriately as (other than the meaning that we previously associated it with, namely, deliverance or childbirth), it can be roughly translated to captivity, detention or indeed...  Read more

Articles

P471  Guest Editorial:  The Aerosol Generating Procedure: How a Phrase Lost Its Way Within the Maze of COVID-19 and Dentistry by D O'Hooley

‘Life, is of course a misnomer, since viruses, lacking the ability to eat or respire, are officially dead, which is in itself intriguing, showing as it does that the habit of predation can be taken up by clusters of molecules that are in no way alive.’  Read more

P476  Guest Editorial:  Counselling for Registrants facing GDC Practice Committees by R Baker

This paper argues that dentists should act in a professional manner and take a collegiate approach to establish a support system for ‘colleagues in need’ when facing General Dental Council Fitness to Practice Committees similar to that provided for doctors in comparable circumstances.  Read more

P480  COVID-19:  Getting Back to Work: Lessons from Around the World by D McNee

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Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and their implications will play a fundamental role in the phased re-introduction of clinical dentistry post COVID-19. These SOP documents will continually be updated as new scientific rationales emerge. Each individual SOP will have key themes dictating how...  Read more

P485  COVID-19:  Suggestions for Non-Aerosol or Reduced-Aerosol Restorative Dentistry (for as Long as is Necessary) by FJT Burke, L Mackenzie, P Sands

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The advent of coronavirus and the associated disease COVID-19 has led to the closure of dental practices in the UK and, indeed, in many parts of the world. In order to get dental practices operating again, it is suggested that it is necessary to adopt a new way of working. Principal among concerns...  Read more

P494  Restorative dentistry:  Cracked Tooth Syndrome Diagnosis Part 1: Integrating the Old with the New by O Bailey, J Whitworth

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This article is the first of a two-part series on cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). It seeks to aid the clinician in understanding the pathogenesis and clinical features of the condition and review established and new diagnostic tests that will allow greater confidence and predictability in diagnosing...  Read more

P500  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  The Maxillary Sinus: What the General Dental Team Need to Know Part 3: Maxillary Sinus Disease of Endodontic Origin by JC Darcey, GW Bell, I MacLeod, C Campbell

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This paper, part 3 of the series, discusses the variation in maxillary sinus mucosal thickening when seen on radiographic images and the relation to disease. The role of apical periodontitis in disease of the maxillary sinus and its lining, the stages of endodontic treatment at which problems can...  Read more

P510  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Is Less More? A Conservative Multidisciplinary Approach to Ameloblastoma by H Mohamedbhai, D Dasgupta, C Hubbett, N Ali

This case report outlines a novel conservative surgical approach to the management of a unicystic ameloblastoma with the use of marsupialisation, enucleation, cryotherapy and orthodontic extrusion to enable successful treatment without neurological damage or deformity. It has been increasingly...  Read more

P515  General Practice:  Remote Working in Dentistry in a Time of Crisis – Tools and their Uses by K Parker, M Chia

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This article provides an overview of tools which enable remote working in Dentistry. It assesses the availability of tools for use in three areas of remote working in healthcare: video conference calls between professionals, apps for patients to send photographs to clinicians and platforms for...  Read more

P527  Dental Education:  The Impact of COVID-19 on Dental Education and Training by F Doughty, C Moshkun

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COVID-19 has had a huge impact on dentistry. Dental care professionals work in close proximity with patients, they are therefore at high risk of contracting coronavirus. As of 25th March, all routine dentistry was postponed. The pandemic has led to clinic closures, university closures and...  Read more

P531  COVID-19:  COVID-19 and Dentistry: Perspectives of an Unfolding Pandemic by L Samaranayake

The first of a continuing series of articles to keep the readers abreast of the current data on COVID-19 pandemic impacting dentistry  Read more

P534  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by U Janjua, G Bahia, N Ashfa

We would like to share our reflections on the current, unprecedented COVID-19 crisis from the perspective of a Dental Foundation Trainee (DFT).  Read more

P536  Technique Tips:  Resin Infiltration Technique on Enamel Opacities and White Spot Lesions (WSLs) by S Khan, K Ayub

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Discoloration of enamel commonly occurs due to developmental defects, fluorosis and post-orthodontic treatment.   Read more

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