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Issue: Volume 48 Number 5 - May 2021

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P341  Editorial:  FAQs by T Burke

One would have thought that someone as old as I, would know exactly how long a given lecture would take to present! Apparently not, given that, at a recent lecture for the BDIA virtual meeting, I over-ran and agreed to respond to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by publishing my responses later....  Read more

P343  Restorative dentistry:  McNamara’s Fallacies in Dentistry. 2: Tooth Surface Loss Fallacies by M Kelleher

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Given the number of perceived myths and fallacies in relation to tooth substance loss, this article seeks to address these using a wide variety of clinical cases as examples and by way of scientific references.   Read more

P359  Cariology:  Milk alternatives. What advice should dental professionals be giving? by I Thalukder, H Torofdar, M Collard

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Drinking milk-like fluids made from plant-based materials, such as soya, nuts and peas, is an increasing trend within the population, and regular consumption of these non-dairy alternatives may increase the risk of developing caries. This article focuses on current research relating to caries risk...  Read more

P369  Restorative dentistry:  Radiosurgery: a forgotten tool? by T Brown, M Donachie

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Radiosurgery allows precise tissue cutting with simultaneous haemostasis, providing a clearer surgical field. Variation in waveform, power settings and handpiece tip shape allow for a wide variety of clinical applications, making it one of the most versatile pieces of surgical equipment in the...  Read more

P379  Oral medicine:  Stressful life events as a trigger for autoimmune disease? A case report on mucous membrane pemphigoid by R Devine, M Simms

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This case discusses the acute presentation of a patient with mucous membrane pemphigoid to an emergency dental department. Mucous membrane pemphigoid is a rare condition, but its presentation can be severe and concerning for both the patient and clinician. The case presents the manifestations of...  Read more

P385  Orthodontics:  Fiddly fives: management of impacted second premolars by O Hameed, E Crawford, NG Taylor

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Second premolars are the third most likely teeth to be affected by impaction after third molar and maxillary canine teeth. Although the presence of an impacted second premolar is relatively common, and is a situation that often presents to general dentists in practice, there is relatively little...  Read more

P394  Oral medicine:  Calcifying odontogenic cyst: reappraisal and a case report by P Dhanrajani

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The fourth edition of the World Health Organization classification of head and neck tumours summarizes changes in odontogenic and maxillofacial tumours and reintroduces a chapter on odontogenic cysts that reclassifies calcifying odontogenic cystic tumours as calcifying odontogenic cysts based on...  Read more

P399  Paediatric dentistry:  Double trouble: rare presentations of molar dens evaginatus by M Chung, C Coyle

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Prevalence of dens evaginatus (DE) is very rare in molars, with only nine previous cases described, and all involving patients of Asian heritage. This article presents two unique cases of molar DE in European patients of 10 and 5 years of age, and a review of the current literature. The aim of the...  Read more

P409  Orthodontics:  Fibrous dysplasia: dental and orthodontic implications by H Ali, A Ali, O Malik

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Fibrous dysplasia is a benign condition characterized by replacement of bone by a fibro-osseous tissue. This article describes the aetiology, diagnosis and classification of the condition. We discuss the clinical presentation of fibrous dysplasia along with its craniofacial effects. The...  Read more

P418  COVID-19:  COVID-19: oral manifestations by L Samaranayake, K Sadia Fakhruddin, N Bandara

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The grim milestone of three million deaths due to the global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was reached a few weeks ago. COVID-19 is a multi-system all-pervasive disease with protean manifestations, and its...  Read more

P424  Technique Tips:  Practical alternatives to MTA formulations for root-end plug procedures by S Pai

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MTA may often be considered the material of choice for the management of wide apices not conducive to conventional root canal treatment.   Read more