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Issue: Volume 44 Number 8 - September 2017

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P689  BDIA Dental Showcase:  Why Dental Update subscribers should attend the BDIA Dental Showcase by T Burke

Readers will not be aware that the publisher of Dental Update has expanded its dental publishing portfolio to the running and organisation of the BDIA Dental Showcase which adds a wonderful opportunity for readers to participate in live events as well as read our journal.  Read more

P690  Editorial:  Minamata four years on by T Burke

Readers will be aware that The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty, signed by the UK and over one hundred countries from all over the world in October 2013, with the intention of protecting human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, for example, by limiting...  Read more

P694  Guest Editorial:  Change Brings Opportunity by F Sandom

In our lives we experience many elements of change. In fact, if we didn’t experience change or things didn’t evolve where would we be? I guess what matters is, firstly our ability to adapt to change, and also to recognize when it’s time to make a change personally or professionally.  Read more


P692  Updates from America:  American Dentists Now Required to Use Amalgam Separators by C John Palenik

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a standard to reduce discharges of mercury from dental offices into Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). The Rule requires emitting dental offices to use amalgam separators and the ADA’s Best Management Practices for amalgam waste  Read more

P695  Implantology:  What’s New from the IADR Part 2: Implantology Research by K Gurzawska

The previous issue of Dental Update reviewed the recent developments in restorative dentistry reported at the IADR 2017.1 It is the aim of this article to review the clinically-relevant papers presented on dental implants at the same meeting.  Read more

P697  Dental Anatomy/Restorative Dentistry:  Tooth Anatomy: A Practical Guide Part 1: Drawing Posterior Teeth by L Mackenzie

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Understanding the anatomy of anterior and posterior teeth is important as the main aims of restorative dentistry are to restore the form, function and the aesthetics of damaged teeth. The anatomy of individual teeth is complex and infinitely variable, making it difficult to learn and challenging to...  Read more

P713  Paediatric dentistry:  Immediate Management of Avulsion Injuries in Children by J Kirby, H Rogers, M Agel, F Gilchrist

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Avulsion is the complete displacement of a tooth from the socket and is considered a dental emergency. The pulp is severed from the neurovascular supply apically and the periodontal ligament is ruptured or torn. Expedient management of avulsion injuries is required, including appropriate telephone...  Read more

P724  Oral Pathology:  A Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Oral Pathology using Virtual Microscopy - the Glasgow Experience by Z Makki, J Bagg

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This paper describes a student-centred, integrated teaching model in which oral pathology and oral medicine staff members jointly deliver tutorials in a combined online and face-to-face format. Students are provided with clinical and histopathological information, which they must review and use to...  Read more

P731  Restorative Dentistry/Applied Dental Materials:  Contemporary Strategies and Materials to Protect the Dental Pulp by SJ Bonsor

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After cavity preparation, the aim of the restorative dentist is to protect the dental pulp. In the past this was done using cements, but without any understanding of the role of micro-organisms. In contemporary practice, lining materials and dentine-bonding agents are placed with the intention of...  Read more

P742  Prosthodontics:  That First All Important Meeting with your Patient! by S Jayachandran, AD Walmsley

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Understanding patient desires during prosthodontic management in the general practice setting may be challenging. Careful recognition of the clues from the patient in the initial few appointments will ease the subsequent treatment for both the dentist and the patient. This article discusses...  Read more

P753  Immunology:  The Immune System: Basis of so much Health and Disease: 6. Cytokines by C Scully, EA Georgakopoulou, Y Hassona

The immune system is the body’s primary defence mechanism against infections, and disturbances in the system can cause disease if the system fails in defence functions (in immunocompromised people), or if the activity is detrimental to the host (as in auto-immune and auto-inflammatory states). A...  Read more

P762  Special Care Dentistry/Mental Capacity/Consent:  Consent and Capacity – Considerations for the Dental Team Part 2: Adults Lacking Capacity by S Burke, A Kwasnicki, S Thompson, T Park, A Macpherson

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Assessment of capacity is a fundamental part of everyday clinical dental practice in all settings. The legal and ethical principles underpinning assessment of capacity, and our responsibility to act in our patients’ best interests must be understood by the dental team. The dental team must be aware...  Read more

P774  Communication in Dentistry:  The Importance of Communication in Dentistry by A Waylen

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Good communication between patient and dentist is associated with increased efficiency and more accurate diagnosis, improved patient outcomes and satisfaction and less likelihood of complaints or litigation. Communication is also a complex (and clinical) skill but, interestingly, its importance is...  Read more

P781  Clinical Audit:  An Audit on the Professional Intervention of Smoking by J Moore

Smoking accompanies recognized health risks. It is the dental practitioner’s duty to provide professional intervention as recommended by Public Health England. This article describes an audit that aimed to measure the professional intervention provided by dentists, compare this to standards and to...  Read more

P787  Orthodontics:  A Case of Five Mandibular Incisors by M Natarajan, B Rao, AS Urala

Supernumeraries in the mandible is a rare phenomenon with a prevalence of 1% and varied aetiology. An additional mandibular incisor is a common clinical finding. Diagnosis is purely by clinical evaluation and a decision to extract or retain such teeth is critical in treatment planning. This is a...  Read more

P793  Case Study/Restorative Dentistry:  Two Resin-Bonded Bridges – 30 Years On by FJ Fisher

A clinical comment on two resin-bonded bridges placed 30 years ago, now still in place with notes suggesting how this success was achieved.  Read more

P796  Technique Tips:  Technique Tips - Constructing a Provisional Crown for a Broken Down Tooth by R Dubal

Cuspal coverage restorations are indicated for teeth which have been endodontically treated, or have been structurally compromised either due to large restorations being present within them or some traumatic incident.  Read more