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P805  Guest Editorial:  Light curing may not be as simple as it seems – again! by FJT Burke

In a Comment in 2011, I drew readers’ attention to a number of problems associated with Light Curing Units (LCUs), today an essential part of the dental clinicians’ armamentarium. These included deficiencies in the disinfection of LCUs, and anxieties regarding the delivery of sufficient light...  Read more


P806  Dental Anatomy:  Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal College of Surgeons by E Kidd, BKB Berkovitz, C Phillips

Connections between AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and the hallowed portals of the Royal College of Surgeons in Lincolns Inn Fields seem highly unlikely and yet they are connected. Alan Alexander Milne (1882−1956)1 is best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh. He was educated...  Read more

P812  Dental Trauma:  Dental Trauma Part 1- Acute Management of Luxation/Displacement Injuries by S Djemal, P Singh, R Tomson, M Kelleher

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Fortunately, traumatic dental injuries are a relatively uncommon occurrence in general dental practice. However, when they do present, timely diagnosis and treatment of such injuries is essential to maximize the chance of a successful outcome. This is the first part of a two-part series on...  Read more

P826  Prosthodontics:  The Use of 3D Metal Printing (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) in Removable Prosthodontics by DP Laverty, MBM Thomas, P Clark, LD Addy

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The use of 3D printing is expanding and it is envisaged that it will have an increasing presence within dentistry. Having an appreciation and understanding of such technology is therefore paramount. It is currently used to produce a variety of dental objects/prostheses. This paper briefly looks at...  Read more

P836  Medicine in Dentistry:  Hypersensitivity to Dental Composites and Resin-Bonding Agents by A Ahsan, M Ashley

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Adverse reactions to dental materials are not an uncommon occurrence, although hypersensitivity has gained much renewed interest in light of public concerns over the safety of dental materials. Hypersensitivity can affect both patients and dental professionals and may manifest as either allergic...  Read more

P844  Oral surgery:  Primary Extranodal Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in the Infra-Orbital Region – A Diagnostic Challenge by N Thanabalan, V Patel, C Sproat, M McGurk

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Lymphomas within the head and neck region (HNR) are relatively uncommon; however, they can mimic common odontogenic conditions leading to diagnostic delays and subsequently the implementation of treatment. We report a case of a chronic infra-orbital swelling which, following excision, was diagnosed...  Read more

P849  Special Care Dentistry:  Blood Tests for People with Severe Learning Disabilities Receiving Dental Treatment under General Anaesthesia by S Clough, Z Shehabi, C Morgan, C Sheppey

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People with learning disabilities (LDs) have poorer health than their non-disabled peers due to failures in reasonable adjustments. One hundred patients with severe LD and challenging behaviour attended for dental treatment under GA, during which routine blood testing was provided. Communication...  Read more

P859  Oral medicine:  Vascular Lesions of the Head and Oral Cavity – Diagnosis and Management by G Elias, K McMillan, A Monaghan

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Vascular anomalies constitute a diffuse group of conditions which can range in their significance from being completely harmless and of little clinical relevance to being potentially life threatening. It is important that dentists have a good understanding of these conditions so that the risk of...  Read more

P867  Restorative dentistry:  Relating Aesthetics to Clinical Need: Improved Aesthetics of an Ill-Fitting Crown and Anterior Toothwear by D Panchal, FJT Burke

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This case report presents a case in which a patient attended because of the poor appearance of an anterior crown, but she was unaware that she had a number of teeth affected by toothwear.  Read more

P874  Oral medicine:  Sore or Swollen Lips Part 1- Causes and Diagnosis by D Malamos, C Scully

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This series of three papers reviews the causes, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and outlines the management of sore and/or swollen lips.   Read more

P883  Dental Anxiety:  Dental Anxiety- Understanding is the Key to Effective Management by F Ahmed, IA Quddus, MO Sharif, K Ahmed

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Dental anxiety (DA) is a common problem; the latest Adult Dental Health Survey (UK) reported nearly half of the adult population experienced anxiety when visiting the dentist. Given individual differences in the experience of dental anxiety, it is important for the dentist to understand its...  Read more

P891  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by M Robert Chate, V Ketheeswaranathan Renu George, M Manisali, R Lilleker

read with some sardonic amusement the recent guest editorial on ‘The “Uberization of orthodontics” – or how low can you go?’1 Mention was made of both the growth of limited, so-called short-term orthodontics (STO), as well as the more recent development of do-it-yourself (DIY) orthodontics, namely...  Read more

P895  Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 25. White Gingivae by D Malamos, C Scully

A 40-year-old woman came for a routine dental check-up. Clinical examination of her lower anterior teeth revealed tooth surface loss (attrition) and gingival abnormalities, such as recession, ulcerations without destruction of interdental papillae, mild swelling with loss of gingival striping with...  Read more

P896  Technique Tips:  Technique Tips – A Simplified Technique of Fabricating Foldable Mandibular Complete Denture using a Custom-Made Hinge Assembly by SJ Nair, A IN, S Pradeep, D B

There are several conditions that affect the extent of mouth opening in the general population, such as oral submucous fibrosis, scleroderma, radiation therapy or surgically induced microstomia.1 Oral submucous fibrosis is a pre-cancerous condition in which palpable fibrotic bands are seen...  Read more