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P205  Guest Editorial:  The comfort of peer review by FJT Burke

There are three broad categories of sources of information. There are articles containing news and information which are written by authors who may, or may not, be experts in the field and, as such, the information may be incorrect. The Internet comes into this category. Then there are journals and...  Read more


P206  SRRDG Poster Prize:  Spontaneous Alveolar Bone Growth in Ankylosed, Infraoccluded Teeth in Adolescents after Elective Decoronation − A Clinical Case Series by M Musaab Siddiqui, M Patel, S Shahdad

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This article considers a possible solution to prevent or manage spontaneous alveolar bone growth in ankylosed, infraoccluded teeth in adolescents after elective decoronation, allowing replacement resorption to take place, preserving the surrounding alveolar bone and enabling vertical bone...  Read more

P212  SRRDG Poster Prize:  Flexible and Sectional Complete Dentures with Magnetic Retention for a Patient with Microstomia − A Case Report by E King, J Owens

This case report describes treatment for a patient with microstomia and the development of the index of oral access for restorative dental treatment (IOA).  Read more

P214  SRRDG Poster Prize:  Rehabilitation of an Edentulous Maxilla in a Patient with Isolated Cleft Palate by B Valizadeh, SA Barzanji, M Patel, S Shahdad

This article aims to discuss the use of short dental implants in cleft patients, the construction of an implant-retained obturator and the use of a Createch® milled titanium bar with three Locator® overdenture attachments incorporated within the bar.   Read more

P218  Endodontics:  Modern Endodontic Principles Part 6: Managing Complex Situations by C Taylor, R Vahid Roudsari, S Jawad, J Darcey, A Qualtrough

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Clinicians are often faced with endodontic cases that are significantly more challenging than the primary root canal treatment of mature adult teeth. This paper outlines some of the common treatment modalities which can be employed in situations in which either primary treatment has failed, or...  Read more

P235  General Dental practice:  Relevance of Bisphosphonate Therapy in Osteoporosis and Cancer − No Cause for Alarm in Dentistry by A Elizabeth Moore, T Renton, T Taylor, S Popat, M Kris Jasani

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This report provides important background information on osteoporosis (OP) and bone complications of cancer for the dental team, and discusses why bisphosphonate (BP) therapy is vital for patients with the two conditions. It also addresses several questions, including in particular: ‘Is withholding...  Read more

P243  Restorative dentistry:  Resin-Bonded Bridges − Can We Cement Them 'High'? by S Dayanik

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Controversy exists surrounding resin-bonded bridges (RBBs), particularly with regards to abutment preparation. Should the abutments be prepared? If the abutments are prepared what design should be adopted? If there is to be no preparation, will there be space for the restoration? Many factors need...  Read more

P254  Oral surgery:  Pain Part 8: Burning Mouth Syndrome by K Beneng, T Renton

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Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a rare but impactful condition affecting mainly post-menopausal women resulting in constant pain and significant difficulty with eating, drinking and daily function. The aetiology of BMS remains an enigma. Recent evidence suggests it likely to be neuropathic in...  Read more

P267  Oral medicine:  Return of the Great Pox by C Scully, JF Setterfield

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Syphilis is on the increase globally. While recognized more frequently in patients with, HIV/AIDS, it is not unusual among immune competent individuals sometimes presenting with unusual manifestations and/or behaviour. This paper reviews the history and clinical features of syphilis and draws...  Read more

P272  Oral medicine:  Allergy to Chlorhexidine by MN Pemberton

Chlorhexidine is an effective antiseptic which is widely used in dentistry. Over recent years, it has also been used in other healthcare products as well as in cosmetics. Anaphylaxis to chlorhexidine has been increasingly reported throughout the world, including two incidents in the UK where...  Read more

P276  Oral medicine:  Mouth Cancer for Clinicians Part 9: The Patient and Care Team by N Kalavrezos, C 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

P288  Mental Wellbeing:  How Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt) could Help to Improve Psychological Wellbeing within the Dental Profession by J Taylor

This article is an exploration of some of the causes of stress within the dental profession and a discussion on how some of the models and philosophies of NLPt could help improve the levels of psychological wellbeing within the profession. Some of the fundamental concepts of NLPt are explored, with...  Read more

P294  Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 19. Multiple Nodules by C Scully, D Malamos

A 67-year-old man presented with multiple asymptomatic nodules on his face, scalp, neck and upper trunk which began to appear at the age of 20 and increased in size and number. The patient suffered from hypertension, hearing problems, chronic bronchitis and glaucoma. His daughter has similar but...  Read more

P296  Technique Tips:  Technique Tips – Fitting Hall Crowns by A Patel, E Ray-Chaudhuri, S Sood

The Hall Technique is a method for managing carious primary molars. The decay is sealed under preformed metal crowns without local anaesthesia, tooth preparation or any caries removal. There is good evidence that, if caries is effectively sealed from the oral environment, the bacterial profile in...  Read more