Issue: Volume 47 Number 7 - July/August 2020

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P545  Editorial:  Enhancing adhesive restoration effectiveness by T Burke

In the current era, with anxieties over aerosol generating procedures (AGPs), it has been suggested1 that the use of adhesive (and, by inference, minimally invasive) procedures could facilitate a majority of dental treatments, with crown preparations, removal (rather than repair) of large...  Read more

Articles

P548  Restorative dentistry:  Splendid Isolation: a Practical Guide to the Use of Rubber Dam Part 1 by L Mackenzie, M Waplington, S Bonsor

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Rubber dam isolation is generally considered to be the optimal method of moisture control in dentistry and is taught at the majority of dental schools worldwide. Unfortunately, undergraduate training does not always translate into use in dental practice, with the majority of clinicians never using...  Read more

P560  MASKS AND RESPIRATORS IN DENTISTRY:  Surgical Masks and Filtering Facepiece (FFP) Respirators – a Guide by J Rafelt

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As the dental profession return to practice following the recent lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be essential to comply with Government guidelines and help prevent further spread of the coronavirus. At the time of writing, it is...  Read more

P565  COVID-19:  The Tooth About Nightingale: a Reflection on Redeployment to Nightingale Hospital London by E Louise Johnson, J Smith, C Fflur Arwel, R Pancholi

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare professionals were redeployed to an environment outside of their normal day-to-day practice. Being immersed in a different environment from dentistry, in this case the Nightingale Hospital London, allowed us to reflect upon which skills we could bring...  Read more

P570  Restorative dentistry:  Cracked Tooth Syndrome Management Part 2: Integrating the Old with the New by O Bailey

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This article follows on from Part 1 which looked at the pathogenesis and diagnosis of cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). It combines a review of the available evidence with a discussion of established and more modern concepts of management, aiming to provide a clear, rational approach to the predictable...  Read more

P584  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  The Maxillary Sinus: What the General Dental Team Need to Know Part 4: Dental Implant Treatment and the Effect on Maxillary Sinus Function by C Campbell, GW Bell, I MacLeod, JC Darcey

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This paper, the last of a 4-part series, will discuss the impact of dental implant treatment on the health of the maxillary sinus. The need for assessment of maxillary sinus health and function, both clinically and radiographically, will be discussed. Strategies for implant planning that can reduce...  Read more

P594  Telemedicine:  How to Conduct a Telephone Consultation; an Informative Guide by D Coffey, A Begley

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Telemedicine is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. The advantages of telemedicine include reduced travel time/cost and enhanced access to healthcare. The coronavirus pandemic in 2020 has necessitated the rapid implementation of remote...  Read more

P600  COVID-19:  COVID-19 and Dentistry: Aerosol and Droplet Transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and Its Infectivity in Clinical Settings by L Samaranayake

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In the last inaugural issue of the Commentary we discussed the origins of the SARS-CoV-2, the probable reasons for its emergence, and how the virus spreads due to the rapid, inter-continental, mass transportation, as well as the human behaviour leading to deforestation and massive urbanization and...  Read more

P604  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by A Ubhi, K Nandhra, S Kumar, A Malik, R Glaskie, B Lander

We are Oral and Maxillofacial (OMFS) Dental Core Trainees who proudly volunteered to work on the COVID-19 medical wards.   Read more

P611  'I Learnt About Dentistry From That':  'I learnt about Dentistry from that' by N/A

Readers are encouraged to submit clinical experiences, good and bad, in a culture of open reporting, so that other clinicians will learn from these experiences. Unlike articles in Dental Update, in which published articles are peer reviewed by two experts in the field of the article, this page is...  Read more

P612  Technique Tips:  Temporary Adhesive Bridges by A Ray-Chaudhuri, E Ray-Chaudhuri, F Banki

Temporary adhesive bridges (TABs) are a short-term fixed solution for missing teeth in the aesthetic zone. They are commonly used for patients who are unwilling or unable to wear a denture or maintain an edentulous space, prior to definitive tooth replacement.  Read more

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