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P353  Editorial:  What's new from IADR? by FJT Burke

The International Association for Dental Research holds one major meeting per year, with a number of (smaller) divisional meetings for Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, etc.   Read more


P354  Restorative Dentistry/Orthodontics:  The Orthodontic-Restorative Interface in Patients with Hypodontia: The Patient’s Journey by B Stevenson, D Patel, D Ricketts

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Congenitally absent teeth may pose aesthetic and functional problems for patients. Treatment is often complex and involves a multidisciplinary team. Using retrospective data, the patient’s pathway, when a combined orthodontic-restorative dentistry approach was used, will be summarized. It was found...  Read more

P362  Oral surgery:  Update on Coronectomy. A Safer Way to Remove High Risk Mandibular Third Molars by T Renton

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Decoronation of high risk mandibular third molars (M3Ms) has become common practice in parts of UK and USA. With the introduction of Cone Beam CT scanning, there has been an evolution in the practice, with avoidance of unnecessary coronectomies based on CBCT findings. Also, additional anatomical...  Read more

P370  Oral surgery:  To Retrieve or not to Retrieve the Coronectomy Root – The Clinical Dilemma by V Patel, J Kwok, C Sproat, M McGurk

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Coronectomy of mandibular third molars is a well established technique that is going through a resurgence as it seems to reduce the risk of inferior dental nerve (IDN) injury. The reservation with the technique arises because of fear that the retained root will become infected and symptomatic over...  Read more

P378  Restorative dentistry:  Decision-Making in the Provision of Extra-Coronal Restorations by A Alani, K Bishop, S Djemal

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Decision-making when choosing an extra-coronal restoration for a molar tooth is often multifactorial, requiring consideration for material properties, the underlying tooth tissue, aesthetics and functional requirements. This article reviews the various factors associated with the decision-making...  Read more

P386  Veterinary Dentistry:  Veterinary Dentistry: A Clinician’s Viewpoint by CJK Baxter

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This is a clinician’s view of the current state of veterinary dentistry at the level of the general practitioner across the different species. An indication of the work done and the hazards commonly encountered are covered.  Read more

P391  Orthodontics:  Invisible Orthodontics Part 2: Lingual Appliance Treatment by A McMullin, DT Waring, OH Malik

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The aim of this second article of the three part series is to sum up the current developments in lingual orthodontics. This article attempts to review the development, advantages and disadvantages, bonding techniques, bracket mechanics, patient factors and types of lingual appliance systems...  Read more

P403  Restorative dentistry:  Making Sense of Sensitivity by HP Beddis, P Soneji, M Ashley

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Our professional understanding of the causes and treatment options for dentine hypersensitivity should now allow the dental profession to manage this condition reliably. This paper reviews the aetiology and explains the scientific basis for what has become a confusing number of products and methods...  Read more

P412  Endodontics:  The Diagnosis and Management of Invasive Cervical Resorption by A-S SK, O O

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A 23-year-old female patient presented complaining of sensitivity relating to LR4. She had good oral health and no history of trauma. Cone beam computed tomography, however, revealed advanced invasive cervical resorption (ICR) in LR4, as well as an incidental finding of ICR in LR6.  Read more

P420  Oral medicine:  Oral Medicine: 8. Orofacial Sensation and Movement by DH Felix, J Luker, P Crispian Scully

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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

P428  Technique Tips:  ‘Richmond Crown Technique’ – A Newer Approach for Re-attachment by TS Ashwini, S Shah, S Makandar

Re-attachment is one of the most acceptable techniques followed during the management of complicated coronal tooth fractures, especially when there is an intact fracture fragment.   Read more

P429  Case report:  Physical Signs for the General Dental Practitioner by S Bain, D Rhydian Davies

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‘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