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P181  Editorial:  Yesterday, now, or tomorrow? by T Burke

While researching a recent editorial1 on contemporary cavity design and, in particular, the designs suggested by Richard Elderton,2 I happened upon volume 13 of Dental Update, published throughout 1986. Of particular interest to me was the discovery of the occasional series entitled ‘Dentistry in...  Read more


P183  Guest Editorial:  Work Experience – Why should we bother? by J Batt

Gaining work experience in a healthcare field such as Dentistry is essential for any potential Dental student.   Read more

P186  Restorative dentistry:  Composite Build-Ups: a Review of Current Techniques in Restorative Dentistry by S Bhola, D Barker

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Composite build-ups are a widely used technique in Restorative Dentistry, typically for tooth wear cases. A patient who requires dental rehabilitation may have composite build-ups on anterior teeth in order to increase vertical dimension, improve appearance, and provide protection to their...  Read more

P199  Restorative dentistry:  Root Caries Part 2: the Restorative Challenge by S Burrows

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With the increasing prevalence of root caries of varying complexity, clinicians will face challenges in deciding how best to manage such lesions. Non-operative caries control should be used whenever possible. In this paper factors that can affect success when restoring root caries are discussed.   Read more

P213  Oral surgery:  Intraligamentary Local Anaesthesia for Posterior Mandibular Extractions by RC Olley, TF Renton, PM Frost

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This article reviews research and author experience behind Intraligamentary Local Anaesthesia (ILA) and Infiltration Local Anaesthesia (IFA) with Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block (IANB). In particular, the use of ILA with 4% articaine is discussed as an effective anaesthetic technique to replace both...  Read more

P218  Periodontics:  Gingival Veneers by S Venugopal, M Garnett, G Seong Lim

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This paper aims to present information about the provision of gingival prostheses or gingival veneers. These appliances are most commonly provided for patients with gingival recession and attachment loss. The paper will highlight the indications and advantages for providing prostheses, and inform...  Read more

P231  Orthodontics:  Short-Term Orthodontics: Reasons for Treatment and their Associated Risks, Precautions in Patient Selection by H-A Ismail, S Misra

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Short-term orthodontics (STO) is a concept that is being utilized principally on adult patients to correct minor dental irregularities. It is a cosmetically motivated treatment that is being increasingly sought as an alternative to conventional orthodontic treatment (COT). Although general dental...  Read more

P238  Prosthodontics:  Art and Science of Shade Matching by M Khalid, M Ali Chughtai

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Shade selection is an important step in restorative procedures. The objective of this step is to provide aesthetically pleasing restorations which blend in with the existing dentition of the patient. This article highlights clinical difficulties which may hinder proper shade selection and a number...  Read more

P247  Orthodontics/Dental Anatomy:  A Case of Mistaken Identity of a Mesiodens by Q Ong, A Flett

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This case report discusses the characteristics, sequelae and management of the supernumerary tooth in a developing dentition, particularly the mesiodens. The case describes when an eruption of a mesiodens was misdiagnosed as a microdont maxillary central incisor, leading to ectopic and late...  Read more

P253  Restorative dentistry:  A Clinical Case: Restoration of Toothwear by J Patel

This paper presents a case demonstrating treatment of localized severe toothwear and generalized moderate toothwear, in a previously bulimic and anorexic patient. The treatment plan and rationale for treatment is discussed. The case shows the analytical diagnostic steps taken to formulate the...  Read more

P264  Endodontics:  Eucalyptus Extrusion Injury: not such an Essential Oil? by Z Mustufvi, B Veale, K Tkacz, A Adams, A Al-Khayyat

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Eucalyptus oil is an essential oil commonly used as a solvent to remove old gutta-percha when performing endodontic re-treatment procedures. Although commonly used by dentists, evidence for its safety is lacking. This report outlines a previously undocumented case of a 44-year-old male who attended...  Read more

P268  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by M Dungarwalla, D Judith Jones, D Kiran Prashar, BTH Devonald, D Martin, D Mela

We read with interest Manouchehri and Ali’s case report of a glandular odontogenic cyst affecting the LR67 region.1 We too present a recent case of a glandular odontogenic cyst presenting in an otherwise healthy 61-year-old male.  Read more

P272  'I Learnt About Dentistry From That':  Do Not Assume makes an ‘Ass’ of ‘U’ and ‘Me’ by N/A

Here are a couple of dental situations where my assumptions have landed me in various temperatures of hot water! 1. Years ago I was fitting 2 upper central incisor porcelain veneers. I thought about the treatment, had everything ready, laid out all the materials myself and reviewed the cementing...  Read more

P275  Technique Tips:  The Post-operative Bitewing – a Solution to an Ambiguous Bitewing Radiographic Finding: is it Recurrent Caries or Partial Caries Removal? by R Lilleker

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Bitewing radiographs are commonly carried out for several reasons,1 one of which is to detect recurrent caries underneath restorations, typically in proximal regions.  Read more