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P5  Editorial:  Me too 3 by FJT Burke

There is anecdotal evidence that sales of ‘own-label’ (OL) or ‘private label’ dental products is increasing, as dentists become more cost conscious in times of economic downturn. However, the purchase of such (less expensive) products could be a false economy if their performance falls below...  Read more


P7  Implant Dentistry:  An Introduction to Single Implant Abutments by A Warreth, H Fesharaki, R McConville, D McReynolds

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This article is an introduction to single implant abutments and aims to provide basic information about abutments which are essential for all dental personnel who are involved in dental implantology.  Read more

P18  Orthodontics:  Macrodont Management by A Pace, P Jonathan Sandler, A Murray

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Macrodontia is an uncommon dental anomaly that can present in both primary and permanent dentition. It has often been reported to occur concomitantly with other dental anomalies and has also been an established clinical characteristic of numerous systemic conditions and syndromes. The following...  Read more

P28  Prosthodontics:  Retention Systems for Implant-Retained Overdentures by R Vasant, MK Vasant

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There have been demographic and cultural changes in the past few decades with regards to edentulism. Conventional mucosa-borne dentures can be poorly accepted by some patients. Implant overdentures have a useful role to play in the treatment of some of these patients. Some form of attachment...  Read more

P32  Oral surgery:  An Ectopic Tooth Concealing an Odontogenic Myxoma by P Singh, H Teifion Davies

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This case report presents a 13-year-old girl who attended an orthodontic clinic for an ectopic UR5. After investigation, a diagnosis of an odontogenic myxoma was made and the tumour was excised. A panoramic radiograph taken almost two years earlier for another dental problem was found to show an...  Read more

P38  Dental Volunteering:  The Vine Trust’s Amazon Hope Boats – Providing a Dental Service on the Amazon by SMC Mason

The Vine Trust’s Amazon Hope Project is a medical and dental programme providing healthcare to communities along the Amazon River in Peru. Volunteers from the UK and other countries work alongside Peruvian staff employed by their partner organization, Union Biblica del Peru, to provide a health...  Read more

P48  Practice Management:  Calcific Metamorphosis. Literature Review and Clinical Strategies by N Malhotra, K Mala

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Calcific metamorphosis (CM) is a commonly observed phenomenon following traumatic injuries like concussion, subluxation and luxation. Depending on the severity of the injury and the developmental stage of the tooth, there can be either complete or partial obliteration of root canals. However,...  Read more

P61  Dental Training:  Training and the Dental Team – or How to Get the Best from Your Staff by AG Miller, T Kemp

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This article explores the benefits and methods of training in dental practice based on current accepted educational theories.  Read more

P68  Oral medicine:  Oral Medicine: 5. Halitosis by DH Felix, J Luker, P Crispian Scully

This series provides an overview of current thinking in the more relevant areas of Oral Medicine, for primary care practitioners. The series gives the detail necessary to assist the primary dental clinical team caring for patients with oral complaints that may be seen in general dental practice....  Read more

P72  Technique Tips:  Immediate Dentine Sealing and Adhesive Cementation of a Ceramic Crown by S Campbell

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Applying a dentine bonding agent to freshly cut dentine at the time of tooth preparation and prior to impression taking is referred to as immediate dentine sealing (IDS)  Read more

P73  Case report:  Physical Signs for the General Dental Practitioner by S Bain, D Alice Richards

‘Physical Signs for the General Dental Practitioner’ aims: 1. To increase awareness of the value of identifying general clinical signs. 2. To enable the interpretation of selected clinical signs that are visible in the clothed patient. 3. To indicate the potential relevance of these clinical signs...  Read more

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P66  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 2012 and making suggestions on how papers might be improved.  Read more