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Issue: Volume 48 Number 9 - October 2021

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P717  Editorial:  (NOT) Seeing the light by FJT Burke

I hope that readers enjoyed the excellent Dental Materials special issue, which included a comprehensive assessment of light curing by Steve Bonsor and Will Palin.1 They recommended that ‘members of the dental team using dental LCUs be aware of the potential damage to eyesight that these devices...  Read more


P719  Radiology:  Public Health England (PHE) and Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)) Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment 2020: An Update for the Dental Team by M Gribben

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PHE and FGDP(UK) co-published Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment in 2020 to encompass all relevant information to safely use and maintain radiographic equipment by dental practitioners. This guidance supersedes the first edition, previously published in 2001...  Read more

P726  Oral surgery:  Osteogenesis imperfecta: minimizing complications in oral surgery/orthodontic treatment by K Jordan, E Carter, CánP Devine, A Tsichlaki, J Jones

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition that affects connective tissue and is primarily characterized by bone fragility. Owing to the progressive nature of the disease, patients require life-long management of the adverse effects and the subsequent complications they can...  Read more

P733  Restorative dentistry:  Proximal contact tightness for Class II direct composite resin restorations: a literature review by O Hinton

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This article reviews the literature regarding factors that affect proximal contact tightness (PCT) when restoring Class II cavities with direct composite resin. The PCT between two adjacent teeth is an important factor in maintaining oral health by ensuring that tooth positions remain stable, food...  Read more

P743  Oral surgery:  An update on headaches for the dental team by P Chana, T Renton

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Pain is often the reason for which patients seek help from the dental team. Although dental pain is likely to be the most common cause, chronic pain conditions, such as headaches, may also show similar symptoms to toothache, resulting in mismanagement and a delay in diagnosis. Many patients...  Read more

P752  Patient Communication:  A patient information video for treatment under intravenous conscious sedation: considerations, challenges and prospects by H Tagar, O Modgill, J Patel, J Edwards, O Obisesan

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This article describes the use of a newly developed animation for the delivery of patient information pertinent to dental treatment performed under intravenous conscious sedation, and provides an understanding of how digital health-related information impacts upon the patient experience. This...  Read more

P761  Oral medicine:  Dry mouth by S Nayee, C Herbert, P Shirlaw, R Cook

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Dry mouth has numerous causes, including medications, radiotherapy and rheumatological conditions, such as Sjögren's syndrome. This article presents the common causes of dry mouth, and details the assessment, investigations and management required for patients with dry mouth within primary dental...  Read more

P771  Paediatric Dentistry /Oral Medicine:  Oral ulceration and vesiculobullous conditions in the paediatric patient by L Clarke, T Maroke, V Srinivasan, M Rudralingam

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Deviations from the normal appearance of pale, pink and healthy mucosa require close monitoring or intervention and may be a sign of an underlying systemic disorder. Therefore, it is important that there is timely identification of abnormalities, appropriate management in primary care and onward...  Read more

P783  Domiciliary Care:  Domiciliary dental care: considerations and challenges by A David Pal, A Farrar

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This article examines the planning that goes into successfully providing domiciliary dental care. It includes a comment on patient demand for this type of service, what dental treatment is appropriate to offer, and the impact of relevant legislation introduced over the past 15 years.  Read more

P791  Maxillofacial Surgery:  Raising awareness of acute onset of swelling and lip paraesthesia in a teenage patient by A Boscarino, SN Rogers

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We report a case of papillary renal cell carcinoma in a 19-year-old patient that manifested as ipsilateral numbness of the lower lip and swelling in the region of masseter insertion. Despite there being widespread metastatic disease at presentation, the diagnosis was delayed with false reassurance...  Read more

P796  Letters to the Editor:  Letters to the Editor by A Dziedzic et al

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Smoothing and stoning during COVID-19 Routine restorative treatment that was deferred in the vast majority of dental practices due to COVID-19 may inevitably   Read more

P800  Technique Tips:  Diagnostic method for assessing the amount of reduction in a crown preparation by S Murbay

Clinical tooth preparations are one of many routine treatments carried out in general and specialist practice.   Read more