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Issue: Volume 48 Number 1 - January 2021

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P5  Editorial:  True by T Burke

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‘I want the truth to be said, I want the truth to be known’ True (Gary Kemp)  Read more

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P8  Guest Editorial:  Cariology: Why is the 2018 Soft Drinks Levy Important to Dentistry? by AMG Parr

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The link between sugar and caries is a well-established relationship and the efforts to reduce patient sugar intake is part of daily practice for a holistic clinician. Sugar taxation has been employed by many countries in an attempt to deal with the worldwide concern of non-communicable diseases....  Read more

P13  Restorative dentistry:  The biomimetic restorative approach by DN Shah

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Significant changes in prosthodontic considerations, with a movement away from traditional restorations and an emphasis on preservation of tooth structure, have led to the development of the concept of biomimetics in restorative dentistry. The idea of being able to design restorations, which are...  Read more

P22  Radiography:  Dental intra-oral radiography: the tricky bits exposed by H Anderson

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Dental radiography is usually straightforward; however, a few patients do offer a greater challenge to the dentist aiming to achieve diagnostic images. Ironically, it is frequently these tricky patients where a good quality radiograph will be of greatest use when treatment planning. This article...  Read more

P30  Oral medicine:  Diagnostic dilemma of periapical cemento-osseous dysplasia presenting as a multilocular mandibular radiolucency by F Khan, B Castling

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Cemento-osseous dysplasia (COD) is a condition that, radiologically, can appear as a radiolucency, a radio-opacity, or a combination of the two. It is important for GDPs to recognize COD, as apical radiolucency can lead to unnecessary endodontic treatment. COD is a self-limiting condition and does...  Read more

P34  Restorative dentistry:  A practice-based evaluation of a novel resin luting material and dentine bonding agent by P Sands, RJ Crisp, O Thompson, FJT Burke

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This study evaluated the handling of a recently introduced resin luting material and its associated universal bonding agent by a group of practice-based researchers. Eleven evaluators from the practice-based research group, the PREP Panel, were sent explanatory letters and a pack of the materials...  Read more

P42  Paediatric dentistry:  Management of anterior crossbite due to splinting for dental trauma: a case report with 4-year follow-up by C Corral Nuñez, A Veliz Ramirez, S Schade, C Navarrete, H von Mühlenbrock

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This report describes the sequelae and subsequent management of a 7-year-old boy who failed to attend follow-up visits after a dental trauma and was initially managed with an active splint. The splint was maintained for 9 months, resulting in an anterior cross-bite, caused by retroclination of the...  Read more

P48  Paediatric dentistry:  The impact of meningococcal septicaemia on the developing dentition by S Kassam, C Forbes-Haley

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Meningococcal septicaemia is an acute bacterial infection with high morbidity and mortality. The infection can cause multiple systemic manifestations including disseminated intravascular coagulation, haemorrhage, infarction and necrosis of internal organs and bone abnormalities. Children with...  Read more

P54  Paediatric dentistry:  Dental management of a patient with a left temporal brain abscess: a case report by A Hasan, M Tisdall, K Harley

Cerebral abscesses of odontogenic origin are uncommon. Cerebral abscesses are often caused by cardiac and pulmonary disease or infections such as skin or abdominal infections. However, there have been some reported incidences of cerebral abscesses caused by odontogenic infection. This paper aims to...  Read more

P58  Endodontology:  Significance of the coronal pulp chamber floor anatomy in the human dentition: a narrative review by AM Pawar, Shishir Singh

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In root canal treatment, the foundation on which all surgical procedures are performed is a thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the pulp chamber and the root canal system. The endodontic triad comprises biomechanical preparation, microbial control and complete obturation of the root canal space....  Read more

P62  Restorative dentistry:  Individually formed glass fibre reinforced composite posts for compromised teeth with oval and flared endodontic canals by A AL-Oulabi, Y Hin Beh, Z Ariffin, Y Johari

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Potential excessive removal of tooth structure during retreatment, and canal preparation for a post will weaken the tooth substantially. An alternative to prefabricated or cast metal and fibre posts, is a soft and flexible fibre-reinforced composite post that can be used to aid a good adaptation...  Read more

P69  Orthodontics:  An orthodontic spring coil and soft tissue complication by BK Nandra, BS Thind

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This case report describes a scenario where a 14-year-old patient during orthodontic treatment at Solihull Hospital, West Midlands, presented with a rare soft tissue orthodontic complication. On routine examination, the spring coil from the orthodontic appliance was found to be located in the...  Read more

P72  Prosthodontics:  Palatal lift appliance in a case of palatal incompetence secondary to motor neurone disease by A Daly

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Velopharyngeal deficiencies are challenging conditions to manage, often requiring input from a number of different specialties including restorative dentistry. Palatal incompetence, that is, the inability of a structurally intact palate to elevate and close the nasopharynx from the oropharynx can...  Read more

P76  COVID-19:  COVID-19 vaccines and dentistry by L Samaranayake, K Sadia Fakhruddin

Transplant pioneer, Peter Medawar, once said that a virus is ‘simply a piece of bad news wrapped in protein’. One could opine then, that the new COVID-19 vaccines are ‘Bits of corona viral proteins in gift wrapping.’ For, most of the COVID-19 vaccines are based on the principle that pre-exposure of...  Read more

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