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P701  Guest Editorial:  View from the North End: a model for future dental schools? by AP Magee

The opening of the School of Dentistry at UCLan in 2007 was an initiative designed to deliver a BDS degree predominantly in a primary care setting through a number of regional Dental Education Centres.   Read more


P704  Dental Sedation:  Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry: Review of the Guidelines Published in April 2015 by I Holroyd

This review article considers the development of the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD) guideline produced by the four dental faculties of the Royal Colleges and the Royal College of Anaesthetists for conscious sedation use in dentistry. An outline of the scope of...  Read more

P709  Endodontics:  Modern Endodontic Planning Part 2: Access and Strategy by J Darcey, C Taylor, R Vahid Roudsari, S Jawad, M Hunter

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Poor access and iatrogenic damage can result in failed root canal treatment. Understanding tooth anatomy improves access and ensures that the clinician is cleaning and shaping the whole root canal system. If a canal is missed treatment usually fails. This paper revisits tooth anatomy and discusses...  Read more

P721  Restorative dentistry:  Class II Resin Composites: Restorative Options by M Patel, SB Mehta, S Banerji

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Tooth-coloured, resin composite restorations are amongst the most frequently prescribed forms of dental restoration to manage defects in posterior teeth. The attainment of a desirable outcome when placing posterior resin composite restorations requires the clinician to have a good understanding of...  Read more

P735  Oral medicine:  Case Report: Beware the Silver Nitrate Stick − A Risk Factor for Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) by MC de Souza, G Stepavoi

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Topical silver nitrate may be used in oral and maxillofacial clinical settings owing to its astringent, caustic and disinfectant properties. Uses of the toughened silver nitrate pencil stick include haemostasis at bleeding points and for the management of aphthous ulcers, hypergranulation tissue,...  Read more

P744  Oral surgery:  Pain Part 5a: Chronic (Neuropathic) Orofacial Pain by T Renton, N Kahwaja

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Neuropathic pain is a significant social and economic burden. Back pain, joint pain and headaches affect over 30% of the population. Chronic orofacial pain is a common condition and is difficult to diagnose and manage. This two-part paper aims to provide an overview of novel understanding of...  Read more

P761  Dental Photography:  Minimizing Digital Data Loss by M Chande

Clinical photography has now reached all areas of dentistry, with camera equipment and photography skills being present in many practices. Whilst taking good photographs is just one part of improving record-keeping, the other part, which is arguably the more important aspect, is to store securely...  Read more

P766  Oral medicine:  Mouth Cancer for Clinicians Part 5: Risk Factors (Other) by N Kalavrezos, P Crispian Scully

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A MEDLINE search early in 2015 revealed more than 250,000 papers on head and neck cancer; over 100,000 on oral cancer; and over 60,000 on mouth cancer. Not all publications contain robust evidence. We endeavour to encapsulate the most important of the latest information and advances now employed in...  Read more

P779  Paediatric dentistry:  Ectodermal Dysplasia: A Clinical Overview for the Dental Practitioner by T Halai, C Stevens

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The term ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is used to describe a group of rare congenital disorders characterized by abnormalities of two or more ectodermal structures such as the skin, hair, nails, teeth and sweat glands. This paper will give an overview of the aetiology of ED and describe the...  Read more

P791  Book Review:  Book reviews by AD Walmsley

Dental photography is an important component of the clinical care of patients for any dental clinician. Photographs have a variety of uses including providing a clinical record to sharing your work with colleagues for the purposes of clinical review.  Read more

P792  Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 14. Facial Paralysis by P Crispian Scully, D Dimitrios Malamos

A 59-year-old woman complained of paralysis of the right side of her lip, over the previous two days, following the appearance of oral ulceration, and pain in her tongue and palate, and associated difficulty in closing her eye on the same side.  Read more

P793  Technique Tips:  Technique Tips – Finding the Ideal Surface Disinfectant by D Charles John Palenik

Contamination of gloved hands can occur through both direct patient contact as well as indirect contact by touching of environmental surfaces. There are two types of dental environmental surfaces: housekeeping and clinical contact surfaces.   Read more