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P761  Guest Editorial:  Antimicrobial resistance – a major public health issue by D Ironmonger

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Antibiotics represent arguably one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine.   Read more


P763  Dental Phototherapy:  Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) for the Treatment and Management of Dental and Oral Diseases by MR Milward, MJ Holder, WM Palin, MA Hadis, JD Carroll, P R

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Low Level Light (Laser) Therapy (LLLT) is the direct application of light to stimulate cell and tissue responses (photobiomodulation) to promote healing, reduce inflammation and induce analgesia. Studies have demonstrated its application and efficacy for the treatment of a range of injuries and...  Read more

P775  Orthodontics:  Management of Patients with Non-Syndromic Clefts of the Lip and/or Palate Part 2: From Primary Surgery to Alveolar Bone Grafting by GT McIntyre

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Part 1 of this series of articles addressed the care of the child with a cleft of the lip and/or palate from antenatal diagnosis until primary surgery. The second part of this article discusses their care from primary surgery until alveolar bone grafting.  Read more

P785  Restorative dentistry:  Precision Attachments in Partial Removable Prosthodontics: An Update for the Practitioner Part 2 by MBM Thomas, G William, LD Addy

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The aims of this second paper are to address the general principles involved in treatment planning precision attachment-retained dentures, with careful consideration of the whole patient rather than just the intra-oral aspects of planning. These principles are illustrated with four cases. The...  Read more

P796  Periodontology:  Local Drug Delivery in the Management of Periodontal Diseases Part 2: Specific Agents by JE Eastham, RA Seymour

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Local drug delivery systems (LDDs) are mainly used as adjuncts to root surface instrumentation (RSI) in the management of periodontal disease. A range of antibacterial agents have been used for this purpose and include the tetracyclines, chlorhexidine, metronidazole, azithromycin, clarithromycin...  Read more

P811  Restorative dentistry:  Hypodontia: Aesthetics and Functions Part 1: Aetiology and the Problems by N Lush, R Holliday, J Chapple, F Nohl, B Cole

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Patients with hypodontia present clinical challenges in relation to function and aesthetics. In this two part series we will explore the clinical features of hypodontia in part 1 and will move on to discuss the inter-disciplinary management of hypodontia in part 2.  Read more

P816  Clinical Audit:  Can a Concise, Benchmarked Patient Survey Help to Stimulate Improvements in Perceived Quality of Care? by M Busby, FJT Burke, R Matthews, J Cyrta, A Mullins

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Second phase patient survey audit results were reviewed for 41 practices. Five of the six practices with the lowest first phase results achieved significantly improved results in the second phase. The average increase in a patient perception index between phase 1 and phase 2 for these 6 practices...  Read more

P825  Paediatric dentistry:  Comparative Case Report of Segmental Odontomaxillary Dysplasia and Regional Odontodysplasia by SL Clark, AM Cairns, KD Hunter

The clinical and radiological features of segmental odontomaxillary dysplasia (SOD) are well described but the condition is probably under recognized owing to misdiagnosis as an atypical form of regional odontodysplasia (ROD). Two cases are compared to highlight the differences between SOD and ROD....  Read more

P832  Dental public health:  Embracing an Evidence-Based Toolkit for Prevention − Personal Accounts by E Hagan-Brown, JE Gallagher

Recent changes in healthcare include a shift from mainly restorative or operative-focused healthcare towards more preventive models of patient care. Oral diseases are common and yet largely controllable, thus it is increasingly a priority for dental professionals to support patients in order to...  Read more

P840  Prosthodontics:  Complete Denture Impressions: A Simplified Impression Technique vs Conventional Technique for Edentulous Patients by R Krishna, SS Guttal, SM Shetty, V Shetty, M Singh, N B

The purpose of the study was to use a simplified impression technique, which is an alternative to the conventional method for complete denture fabrication. This was introduced to reduce the number of patient visits, operator time, as well as to compare the efficacy of a simplified impression...  Read more

P853  Technique Tips:  Three-Quarter and Full (Gold) Crowns Revisited by FJT Burke

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Three-quarter crowns are placed on posterior teeth where further prevention of fracture is indicated, be this in a root-filled tooth, or, simply, one where protection of remaining tooth substance is indicated.   Read more