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P701  Editorial:  Begonias by T Burke

In the background of the coronavirus pandemic, which puts little other than life and death into perspective, it is not easy to see beyond the current crisis. Dentists in the UK, and many worldwide, are facing financial and clinical difficulties which could never have been foreseen. In that regard,...  Read more


P703  Guest Editorial:  Dentistry and COVID-19 – Time to Rethink our Prescribing Patterns? by RL Caplin

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has forced changes in many aspects of working practices and none more so than in clinical dentistry. I would like to offer my congratulations to the Dental Update team for providing articles that are relevant to the ‘new ways of working’.  Read more

P706  Restorative dentistry:  Dens Evaginatus – ‘Addition Beats Subtraction’ by K Ayub, S Khan, M Kelleher

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This case describes the presentation of dens evaginatus on a maxillary central incisor in an 8-year-old Caucasian male, its subsequent monitoring and later management. Dens evaginatus is a dental anomaly most commonly noted as an accessory tubercle on the occlusal surface of premolars and the...  Read more

P714  Oral surgery:  Coronectomy: not just for Wisdom Teeth by B Owen, G Oliver, L Macey-Dare, G Knepil

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Coronectomy is most commonly associated with the management of impacted lower third molars where complete removal poses a high risk of inferior alveolar nerve damage. However, coronectomy may be indicated for the management of other teeth with a significant risk of morbidity. A case of a LL6...  Read more

P719  Restorative dentistry:  A Combined Digital-Conventional Workflow to Fabricate a Removeable Partial Denture for a Patient with a Severe Gag Reflex by RB O'Leary, AL Gunderman

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Introducing a novel approach to overcoming a profound gag reflex and aversion to conventional dental impression procedures when fabricating a removable partial denture. The digital workflow is becoming increasingly popular in the discipline of fixed prosthodontics. Chairside digitization of a...  Read more

P729  General Dentistry:  Supernumerary Teeth: an Overview for the General Dental Practitioner by MJ Meade

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Supernumerary teeth can develop in any location of the mandible or maxilla and may have a significant impact on the developing dentition. This paper reviews the prevalence, aetiology and classification of supernumerary teeth. It also describes their clinical characteristics and management options....  Read more

P739  Oral surgery:  Rhinosinusitis Update by C Hopkins

Rhinosinusitis is a common condition, affecting more than one in ten adults. This article will review current management strategies. While multi-factorial in aetiology, odontogenic rhinosinusitis is an important subgroup that is often misdiagnosed and recalcitrant to management. Patients with...  Read more

P747  Endodontics:  Controversies in Endodontic Access Cavity Design: a Literature Review by M Maqbool, T Yusuf Noorani, J Ahmed Asif, SD Makandar, N Bin Jamayet

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The purpose of this article is to compare and contrast the different types of endodontic access cavity designs based on the current available evidence. Four types of access cavity designs, namely, traditional endodontic access cavity design (TEC), contracted/conservative endodontic access cavity...  Read more

P755  Radiology:  Update on Ionizing Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR 2017) and Ionizing Radiation Medical Exposure Regulations 2018 (IRMER 2018) − Relevance to the Dental Team by KK Grewal, N Heath

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The introduction of the new European Basic Safety Standards Directive in 2013 outlined clear responsibilities and requirements for all professionals involved in radiodiagnostic and radiotherapeutic procedures. Its guidance has since been transcended and incorporated into the revised IRR 2017 and...  Read more

P761  COVID-19:  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Diagnostics: a Primer by L Samaranayake, N Kinariwala, RAPM Perera

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), seems to have spared no single community. Rapid and accurate identification of COVID-19 patients are the mainstay for breaking the chain of community infection and...  Read more

P767  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by M Dave, A Mahmud, M Daldry, M Kumar

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial disruptions to dental services globally. In the United Kingdom, National Health Service (NHS) dentistry was reduced to telephone consultations with Urgent Dental Care Centres established to deliver emergency dentistry, when deemed necessary, based on a...  Read more

P769  COVID-19:  Breaking News: COVID-19 and Dentistry by L Samaranayake

Mitigation of Aerosol Generating Procedures in Dentistry – A Rapid Review by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP): An Appraisal  Read more

P770  'I Learnt About Dentistry From That':  'I learnt about Dentistry from that' by N/A

Readers are encouraged to submit clinical experiences, good and bad, in a culture of open reporting, so that other clinicians will learn from these experiences. Unlike articles in Dental Update, in which published articles are peer reviewed by two experts in the field of the article, this page is...  Read more

P771  Technique Tips:  The Role of Fibre-reinforced Composite Posts in Children by A Singh Dhadwal, SJ McKaig, A Casaus

This technique tip highlights the role of fibre-reinforced composite (FRC) posts in managing fractured teeth, as well as their specific application in children, with a case-based discussion and exploration of their advantages and disadvantages.  Read more