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Issue: Volume 46 Number 4 - April 2019

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P302  Guest Editorial:  Introducing the composite issue by T Burke

Readers may be surprised to read, as I remember my thoughts when first introduced to amalgam in the phantom head room in Belfast Dental School, that I can recall asking the question, ‘Why are we filling white teeth with something that is silver?’.  Read more

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P303  Guest Editorial:  The composite issue by L Mackenzie

My (nearly) 30 years in clinical practice has coincided almost exactly with a ‘minimally invasive revolution’ in the field of restorative dentistry. In part, this has been led by innovations in adhesive technology and by continuous advances in the use of direct composite to treat a wide range of...  Read more

P304  Restorative Dentistry/Applied Dental Materials:  Resin-Based Composite Materials: A Science Update by SJ Bonsor

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Resin-based composite materials are widely used in contemporary restorative dentistry. Dental materials are constantly evolving as performance data become available and materials science advances. It is critical that the dental team is aware of changes in the science underpinning the resin-based...  Read more

P313  Restorative dentistry:  Aesthetic Management of White Lesions in the Permanent Dentition by R Field

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Tooth whitening to treat unaesthetic yellow/brown lesions has a strong evidence base and is a routine cosmetic procedure in many dental practices. The management of white lesions, however, is more challenging and is the subject of debate. As traditional whitening procedures may make white lesions...  Read more

P323  Restorative dentistry:  Posterior Composites: An Update by L Mackenzie, A Shortall, T Burke, D Parmar

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The restoration of damaged posterior teeth using direct composite materials is an integral component of contemporary dental practice. Resin-based materials are now routinely used to solve a wide range of restorative problems from the minimally invasive management of early carious lesions to the...  Read more

P344  Restorative dentistry:  Form Ever Follows Function: The Occlusal Compass and Direct Resin Composite Restorations by J Smithson

Direct composite resins in the posterior dentition are a day-to-day treatment modality for most dental practitioners. It is challenging for many operators to produce a restoration that is both aesthetic and functional in a clinically realistic timeframe. This article helps to address this.  Read more

P353  Restorative dentistry:  Restoration of Anterior Teeth using Polychromatic Layering Techniques by A Chandrapal

The philosophy and procedure of functionally guided anterior restorations is not a new one. The concept does, however, require small points of explanation and detail that the General Dental Practitioner needs to consider in order to secure success in such restorations. This article aims to explore,...  Read more

P363  Restorative dentistry:  How Visible Light Curing came into Dentistry by NHF Wilson

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This paper details the history of the introduction of visible light curing into dentistry. This history provides an excellent example of ‘out of the box’ lateral thinking translation of innovative scientific technology into dentistry. Visible light curing is an important UK contribution to the...  Read more

P371  Restorative dentistry:  Resin Luting Materials by FJT Burke

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Luting materials are a central component of indirect dentistry, with the most recently introduced types being resin-based materials. These may be classified into conventional resin luting materials, self-adhesive resin luting materials and 'smart' resin luting materials. Their physical properties...  Read more

P380  Restorative dentistry:  Fibre-Reinforced Composite Splint – Step-by-Step Instructions by J van Rensburg

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Tooth mobility is commonly seen in general dental practice, usually resulting from chronic periodontitis. A fibre-reinforced composite splint may be used to treat mobile teeth successfully. This article will concentrate on the precise steps on how to place such a periodontal splint. Minimally...  Read more

P388  Restorative dentistry:  Minimally Invasive Direct Restoration of Worn Teeth: A Simplified Technique by D Parmar

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Historically, patients presenting with tooth wear were commonly managed with partial or full coverage cement-retained indirect restorations according to traditional restorative protocols. Conventional rehabilitations are biologically and financially expensive, time consuming and rely heavily on...  Read more

P396  Technique Tips:  How to Make a Customized Shade Guide by L Mackenzie

Contemporary composite materials must have advanced colour matching properties to satisfy patient and professional demand for high-quality aesthetic restorations.  Read more

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