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Issue: Volume 38 Number 5 - June 2011

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P294  Gerodontology:  Bleaching and Bonding for the Older Patient by S Djemal, AS Al-Khayatt, AJ Ray-Chaudhuri, PFA Briggs, RWJ Porter

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Older people who remain reasonably well may wish to maintain or enhance their dental and oral appearance, preferably at minimal biologic and financial costs. Bleaching and bonding represents a very good treatment option and a sensible strategy for this group. Bleaching addresses the discoloration,...  Read more

P304  Restorative dentistry:  Clinical Procedures to Avoid the ‘Dark Halo’ in Restorations with Direct Composite Resins (Introducing the Concept of Destructive Interference in Restorative Dentistry) by A Heller

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The ‘dark halo’ present in the enamel surrounding anterior composite restorations spoils the appearance of the restoration and is very difficult to control. This article offers an explanation for its causes and proposes clinical solutions. The behaviour of the transmitted light may be handled...  Read more

P313  Oral surgery:  Practical Considerations for Treatment of Patients taking Bisphosphonate Medications: An Update by G Brock, K Barker, CJ Butterworth, S Rogers

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Osteonecrosis of the jaw - bisphosphonate-related (ONJ-BR) is an established clinical entity associated with both oral and intravenous (IV) bisphosphonate therapy. An update for the general practitioner on the indications for bisphosphonate therapy and both risk assessment and prevalence of ONJ-BR...  Read more

P327  Oral surgery:  Schwannoma Presenting in the Soft Palate of a Nine-Year-Old Boy by O Chawla, S North, JM Yates

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Swellings and tumours within the oral cavity are a common finding, however, benign intra-oral schwannoma or neurolemma is relatively uncommon, especially in younger patients. Involvement of the palate is a rare presentation although there have been a few reported cases relating to the lingual and...  Read more

P329  Oral surgery:  Suturing: An Update for the General Dental Practitioner by MO Sharif, P Coulthard

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Sutures are routinely used to achieve haemostasis and to approximate soft tissues after extractions, periodontal procedures, implant surgery and soft tissue biopsies. This paper provides the general dental practitioner with the knowledge and understanding of sutures to select the most appropriate...  Read more

P336  Oral surgery:  Conservative Management of a Case of Plexiform Ameloblastoma by V Chacko, S Kuriakose, Sreejith K

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Ameloblastomas are locally aggressive, benign odontogenic neoplasms having a wide variety of histologic patterns. It is essential to distinguish between the three clinical types of ameloblastomas – the intra-osseous solid lesion, the unicystic type and the extra-osseous lesion, as they differ in...  Read more

P341  Accident and Emergency:  Splinting – When and How? by Arathi R, Ashwini R, Ramya S

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The prognosis of a tooth following trauma is critical. This depends on various factors, including the type of splint used for immobilization and the immobilization period. This article discusses the above factors with an added note on splint removal.  Read more

P348  General Dental practice:  The ‘Secret’ of Success Part 4 by M Busby

Practice success is defined across the four ‘dimensions’ of oral health, patient satisfaction, job satisfaction and financial profit. It is suggested that the ‘secret’ of success in dental practice is to make patient (customer) satisfaction the primary focus. Not a very earth shattering or...  Read more

P354  Cancer of the mouth for the dental team:  7. Staging and Diagnostic Clinical Aids by C Scully, P Diz Dios

This series aims to enhance the healthcare team’s awareness of the importance of early detection by recognizing signs and symptoms of orofacial cancers and their management , and of prevention. It discusses treatment complications from surgery, radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy (CTX), summarizing...  Read more

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