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P901  Editorial:  Was fee per item really that bad? by FJT Burke

First, welcome to the first ‘themed’ issue of Dental Update. Given that over 80% of our readers are in primary dental care, and that almost all GDPs see some children as patients, it seemed appropriate to publish an issue dedicated, in the main, to paediatric dentistry.  Read more

P903  Guest Editorial:  The Hall Technique: A Paradigm Shift in our Care of Children with Caries by P Chris Deery

This is the first time Dental Update has produced a special themed issue and I am really pleased that Trevor has chosen paediatric dentistry as the subject. I am also very pleased that so many of the papers come from the University of Sheffield. Caries remains a significant problem affecting the...  Read more

P905  Paediatric dentistry:  Materials for Paediatric Dentistry Part 1: Background to the Treatment of Carious Primary Teeth by N Jenkins

Dental caries is a disease that affects many people, including children, and presents numerous challenges to healthcare providers. As clinicians it is important that we consider the advantages and disadvantages of treating carious primary teeth, and make an informed decision about when it is...  Read more

P911  Paediatric dentistry:  Materials for Paediatric Dentistry Part 2: The Evidence by N Jenkins

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Which materials should be used to restore primary teeth? The second part in this series summarizes the current evidence base relating to this question, and describes the biological approach to caries management.   Read more

P922  Orthodontics:  The Ethics of Interproximal Reduction by JH Noar, LC Kneafsey

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Interproximal reduction (IPR) has become particularly popular with the use of removable aligners. Clinical and ethical factors concerning the use of interproximal reduction to facilitate orthodontic alignment are discussed.   Read more

P927  Paediatric dentistry:  Globodontia in the Otodental Syndrome: A Rare Defect of Tooth Morphology Occurring with Hearing Loss in an Eight-Year-Old by S Enright, AK Humphrys, G Rea, JA James

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Otodental syndrome is a hereditary disorder comprising globodontia and sensorineural hearing loss. Globodontia is characterized by distinctively bulbous, enlarged crowns of molar and primary canine teeth. Anomalies including taurodontism and hypodontia also occur. We report on the dental treatment...  Read more

P933  Paediatric dentistry:  An Overview of Preformed Metal Crowns Part 1: Conventional Technique by HJ Rogers, HA Batley, C Deery

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This article details the clinical techniques for conventional preformed metal crown placement. It aims to increase the readers’ awareness of the clinical advantages of preformed metal crowns and the indications for their use. The second part will discuss the Hall Technique.   Read more

P939  Paediatric dentistry:  An Overview of Preformed Metal Crowns Part 2: The Hall Technique by AC Hyde, HJ Rogers, HA Batley, AG Morgan, C Deery

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Part 2 of this series of two articles addresses the Hall Technique for preformed metal crowns. It will discuss the need for an effective child and dentist friendly method to restore carious primary molars. The technique is described in detail and the evidence for its effectiveness and acceptance by...  Read more

P945  Paediatric dentistry:  Amelogenesis Imperfecta with Coronal Resorption: Report of Three Cases by SK Bhatia, ML Hunter, PF Ashley

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Intracoronal resorption of the permanent dentition in cases of amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a rare finding which poses an added complication to the already complex management of this condition. This paper presents three cases of AI associated with delayed eruption of permanent teeth in which...  Read more

P951  Paediatric dentistry:  Management of Opacities in Children and Adolescents by A Wallace, C Deery

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Enamel opacities can appear as white, cream, yellow or brown patches. They can result from developmental or acquired conditions. The diagnosis, severity of the opacity and patient’s desire for treatment guide the clinician when choosing the correct management option. Microabrasion is indicated for...  Read more

P960  Paediatric dentistry:  Conservative Management of Macrodontia in the Mixed Dentition Stage − A Case Report by AR Harker, S Walley, S Albadri

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Macrodontia is a rare dental abnormality, which can cause cosmetic concerns. Various management techniques for this condition have been documented in the literature. This case describes the initial management of macrodontia in the mixed dentition stage with the use of a minimally invasive approach...  Read more

P965  Dental public health:  Oral Healthcare Implications of Mass Migration by J Murphy, P Crispian Scully

Population movements, whether voluntary or forced, are an integral part of an increasingly globalized society and, while the health needs of migrant populations cannot be generalized, some migrants can have worse oral health outcomes compared with their host-country counterparts, with their first...  Read more

P972  Orthodontics:  Idiopathic Radiographic Apical Root Resorption in Wind Instrument Players by I Shafi, R Welbury

Root resorption of the permanent teeth involves an elaborate interaction among inflammatory cells resulting in loss of dental hard tissues. This report describes three clinical cases where idiopathic root resorption occurred in wind instrument playing patients. These patients produce adequate...  Read more

P977  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Case Report: An Unusual Finding of a Solitary Bone Cyst in a Patient with a Fractured Mandible by M Chell, M Idle, J Green

Solitary bone cysts are uncommon. They have a reported incidence of 0.6% and are commonest in the mandible. The case of a 16-year-old patient who attended Accident and Emergency with a fractured mandible and the incidental finding of a solitary bone cyst is presented. Solitary bone cysts are...  Read more

P979  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by T Hind, R Hazara, C Scully, C Goodman

I always look forward to articles by Martin Kelleher in the Dental Update journal, empathizing with pretty well all he has to say as vocalizing ‘common sense’ in practice, for instance, the ‘daughter test’ for treatment provision for patients, an ethic I hope I have practised myself for the...  Read more

P981  Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 16. Swelling in the Anterior Gingivae by P Crispian Scully, D Dimitrios Malamos

A 52-year-old Caucasian woman had complained of a symptomless swelling in her anterior upper left gingivae facially between the central and lateral incisor for about 2 months.   Read more

P983  Technique Tips:  Technique Tips – Access Cavity Walkthrough: Lower Mandibular First Molar by P Patel

Access cavity preparation is crucial in the success of endodontic therapy. A well designed access cavity can help identify all the canals, allow thorough chemo-mechanical debridement and reduce unnecessary tooth tissue removal. The following article will focus on how to maximize efficiency when...  Read more