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  • Evidence-based dentistry in practice

    This article is the first in a series that aims to introduce the modern-day dental practitioner to evidence-based dentistry (EBD).… Read more

    April 3, 2018 / clinical

  • Justify your actions

    Mr D is a 48-year-old self-employed lorry driver. He attends the dental surgery complaining of severe pain in his lower… Read more

    February 1, 2018 / clinical

  • A rapidly growing intraoral lesion

    FIGURE 1: Pre-operative image of the lump

    Gingival swellings are one of the most frequently encountered lesions in the oral cavity 1. Many different conditions can present as… Read more

    February 1, 2018 / clinical

  • Crown-to-implant ratio

    Figure 1. Diagram representing the measurements of the implant and crown to the posterior calculation of the CI ratio: The crown was measured from the highest cuspid of molars and premolars occlusal side, to the top of the implant platform, along a perpendicular line. The implant was measured at the centre, from the platform to the end of the apex

    Short and extra-short implants are a powerful tool in oral implantology these days 1. The use of these implants facilitates the… Read more

    February 1, 2018 / clinical

  • Narrowing down the options

    Fig 3a. Post-operative X-ray at the moment of the insertion of the implants

    A narrow diameter implant is an implant with a diameter less than 3.75mm and is clinically indicated to replace maxillary… Read more

    November 24, 2017 / clinical

  • Obtaining valid consent

    As a dentist working in general practice it is imperative to ensure that valid consent has been obtained for each… Read more

    November 24, 2017 / clinical

  • Silver service dentistry

    Figure 3. Application of Riva Star potassium iodide

    The use of silver-based compounds as antimicrobial agents has been well-documented and common practice for more than 100 years in… Read more

    November 24, 2017 / clinical

  • What am I looking at?

    We are all too aware that mouth cancer is on the rise. More and more cases are being diagnosed every… Read more

    September 13, 2017 / clinical

  • Safeguarding and child protection for the dental team

    I’ve been teaching in the area of child protection and dentistry for approximately eight years and completed a masters by… Read more

    September 13, 2017 / clinical

  • Managing osteonecrosis risk

    In 2011, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) published clinical guidance on the Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed… Read more

    July 25, 2017 / clinical