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P621  Editorial:  Is prevention more important now than ever? & Unhelpful advice by T Burke

Discussion on how to achieve a preventive mindset among clinicians has been taking place for, it seems, decades. It is the ultimate in minimally invasive dentistry, which has been much talked about/written about since the COVID-19 crisis caused a rethink on dental operative procedures.   Read more


P623  Dentistry In The Year 2000:  Restorative Dentistry: 2. Prospects for the Future by RJ Elderton

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Current thinking on cavity design revolves around an increased understanding of the need for extremely conservative cavity preparations that are determined mainly by the extent of the caries at the enamel-dentine junction, rather than upon preconceived ideas embraced by the term ‘outline form’.  Read more

P629  Guest Editorial:  Fake News and Oral Healthcare by M Antonio Dias da Silva, A Damien Walmsley

Fake news is a recurrent issue in healthcare. Dentistry is not immune to its influence. Patients might find it more convenient to use the Internet to learn more about their oral and dental problems. However, online content may often be misleading and potentially harmful. The advent of COVID-19 has...  Read more

P633  Restorative dentistry:  Splendid Isolation: a Practical Guide to the Use of Rubber Dam Part 2 by L Mackenzie, M Waplington, S Bonsor

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Rubber dam isolation is generally considered to be the optimal method of moisture control in dentistry and is taught at the vast majority of dental schools worldwide. Unfortunately, undergraduate training does not always translate into use in dental practice, with the majority of clinicians never...  Read more

P644  COVID-19 and Facial Protection:  COVID-19: Unmasking the Facial Protection Paradigms by L Samaranayake, D Tik Shun Li

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A number of facial protection measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is available to clinicians. Here, we comprehensively explore the pros and cons of different types of face masks including N95 respirators, face shields, and powered, filtering-facepiece respirators (FFRs) currently used to...  Read more

P652  Paediatric dentistry:  Children’s Dentistry in Secondary Care during COVID-19 by KB Patel, F Fong, R Kaur, J Davies, R Whatling

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a unique set of challenges to assessing and treating paediatric dental patients in the secondary care setting. These children often present with high disease burdens and high levels of anxiety. In addition, they may have medical conditions which add to their...  Read more

P662  Caries Management:  COVID-19 – Time to Use Silver Diamine Fluoride for Caries Arrest in General Dental Practice? by L Timms, C Deery, C Stevens, H Rodd

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Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is applied topically to arrest caries and has an increasing evidence base to support its efficacy, both in the primary dentition and to arrest root caries in older patients. It can be used as a non-aerosol generating procedure and is a simple technique. It has a...  Read more

P670  Restorative dentistry:  The Restoration of Structurally Compromised Endodontically Treated Teeth: Principles and Indications of Post and Core Restorations by R Ahmed, R Dubal

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The use of posts to retain indirect restorations in structurally compromised teeth is a technique that has been used for many years. There are many factors that need to be considered prior to the provision of post- and core-retained crowns to reduce the risk of failure. This includes case selection...  Read more

P679  COVID-19:  Supporting Urgent Dental Care as the New Normal by A Truman, C Forbes-Haley, C Bell, M Jerreat

Across healthcare systems stringent measures have been introduced to prevent the sustained transmission of COVID-19. With the ease of lockdown the provision of all routine, non-urgent dental care will continue to be affected in England for some time. The provision of urgent dental care (UDC) via a...  Read more

P682  COVID-19:  Chemosensory Dysfunction in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by L Samaranayake, K Sadia Fakhruddin, N Bandara

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‘Smell and taste are in fact but a single composite sense, whose laboratory is the mouth and its chimney is the nose’ Jean Anthelms Brillat-Savarin (18th century French Writer)  Read more

P687  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by S Thakkar et al

I wish to stress the crucial importance of CPR and highlight the key changes that have been introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

P690  'I Learnt About Dentistry From That':  Treating the patient and not just the disease by N/A

Within a busy NHS practice it can sometimes be challenging to take a moment to be holistic with our care. With examination appointments pushing a mere 10 minutes, efficiency is key when it comes to examination, diagnosis and treatment planning. Restraints are understandable, but what if we were to...  Read more

P692  Technique Tips:  Customized Cushion Technique for Rubber Dam Isolation by M Kothari, N Shah, A Arora

Rubber dam represents the indispensable ‘gold standard of care in isolation’ in endodontic and restorative dentistry.   Read more