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P5  Editorial:  A sorry failure by T Burke, S Hawkins

Observant readers will have noted the absence, in the past two issues, of the feature 'I Iearnt from dentistry from that'.  Read more


P6  Thank you:  Thank you to our Reviewers by FJT Burke

Every paper in Dental Update is considered by two reviewers. I would like to thank all those on the list below for giving their time and expertise in checking the validity of the papers published in Dental Update in 2019 and making suggestions on how papers might be improved. FJ Trevor Burke  Read more

P7  Guest Editorial:  50 Lashes by the GDC – Time for Change at the GDC? by C O'Malley

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I graduated from Glasgow University in 1995 and after a VT year in Maryhill, in 1996, I joined a large family practice with nine surgeries in Hamilton, just 12 miles south-east of Glasgow. The practice was established in the 1930s and most of our patients had been with us for many years.  Read more

P14  Restorative dentistry:  Removable Dentures and the Worn Dentition by R Ali, C Cowan, AJ Leven

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For patients presenting with more severe forms of tooth wear, removable dentures offer an alternative means of prosthodontic rehabilitation. The use of overdentures, onlay dentures or overlay dentures to restore severely worn teeth can achieve excellent aesthetic and functional results. This...  Read more

P22  Conscious Sedation:  The Establishment of an Intravenous Conscious Sedation Service for Adult Patients in a Primary Dental Care Setting by RSL Binnie, ND Robb, SL Manton, SJ Bonsor

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Dental anxiety is common within the population and can detrimentally affect the delivery of dental care for those patients affected. Non-pharmacological-based behaviour management techniques are available to the clinician but may not be sufficient or applicable for every patient. In such cases,...  Read more

P38  Restorative dentistry:  Denture Adhesives – Best Practice by R Jagger, E King

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Looseness of dentures is a common complaint and can cause patients embarrassment and distress. Looseness is often associated with ill-fitting dentures, but some patients with technically excellent dentures may complain of looseness as a result of, for example, severely resorbed alveolar ridges,...  Read more

P43  Orthodontics:  Arthodontics: the Search for ‘Ultimate Beauty’ in Philosophy, Classicism and Orthodontics by A Alkadhimi, F Motamedi

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The nature of beauty is one of the most imperishable and controversial themes in Western philosophy, and is a fundamental issue in philosophical aesthetics. Beauty has classically been counted among the ultimate values, with goodness, truth and justice. It is a primary theme among ancient Greek,...  Read more

P51  Oral surgery:  Accidental Administration of Auto-Injectable Adrenaline into a Digit by C Wanis, H Jawad

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General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) and Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) have a duty of care to ensure that patient safety is at the forefront of their clinical practice. Medical emergencies, although rare, can occur in the dental setting, and early, effective management of these emergencies can,...  Read more

P54  Paediatric dentistry:  Space Maintenance in the Mixed Dentition − a Necessary Intervention or a Step Too Far? by M Dave, C Dixon, P Jones, S Chadwick, S Barry

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Primary teeth provide aesthetics and function whilst maintaining arch length and also space for their permanent successors. Unplanned, early loss of primary teeth can result in unwanted migration of permanent teeth, causing loss of arch length, crowding, displacement of teeth and therefore...  Read more

P62  Dental Anatomy:  A Review of Head and Neck Clinical Anatomy for the General Dental Practitioner by R Wali, T Halai, S Koshal

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Knowledge of structures of the head and neck is an important aspect of safe and effective daily clinical practice. This article will review the relevant anatomy for the assessment of the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and associated structures, delivery of local anaesthesia, understanding routes...  Read more

P71  Oral Pathology:  A Sialolith and a Megalith: a Report of Two Cases by J Ahmed Asif, P Ahmad, T Yusuf Noorani

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Sialolithiasis is considered as one of the most frequently encountered diseases of the salivary glands. The most susceptible site is the submandibular gland and its duct. However, megaliths have been sparsely reported in the literature. This article portrays management of a sialolith and a megalith...  Read more

P75  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Glandular Odontogenic Cyst – a Case Report by S Manouchehri, A Amini

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A Glandular Odontogenic Cyst (GOC) is a rare developmental cyst of odontogenic origin. Occurrence rate is low, with less than 150 cases reported in the literature thus far.1 GOCs can be misdiagnosed due to clinicopathological similarities to other odontogenic cysts, including those of a benign and...  Read more

P78  '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

P79  Technique Tips:  PTFE Tape: The Trick You May Have Been Missing by K Prajapat, L Mackenzie

This article describes the creative ways in which PTFE (Polytetrafluoroeythlene) tape can be utilized in dental practice.   Read more

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