Issue: Volume 44 Number 7 - July/August 2017

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P590  Editorial:  What’s new from the IADR? by FJT Burke

May I start by thanking all the writers from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for the excellent, heavyweight last issue of Dental Update.   Read more

P592  Guest Editorial:  Trends in Dental Complaints 2005-2015 - Did Patients Complain More During the Recession? by C O’Malley

In the UK, dentistry has changed dramatically over the last 30 years.   Read more

Articles

P596  Implant Dentistry:  Dental Implants: An Overview by A Warreth, N Ibieyou, R Bernard O’Leary, M Cremonese, M Abdulrahim

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Dental implants are widely used and are considered to be one of several treatment options that can be used to replace missing teeth. A number of implant-supported treatment options have been used successfully to replace a single tooth and multiple teeth, as well as a completely edentulous jaw....  Read more

P623  Periodontics:  Diagnosis and Management of Chronic and Aggressive Periodontitis Part 3: Two Clinical Reports by D Chatzistavrianou, F Blair

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Although our understanding of periodontal disease pathogenesis has improved, periodontal disease remains one of the most common diseases that affects the oral cavity. Diagnosis, and therefore correct management, of chronic and aggressive periodontitis can be challenging. The first and second paper...  Read more

P631  Restorative dentistry:  Complications of an Ageing Dentition Part 3: Overview and Case Report by B Daniel Murchie

This is the third, and final, part of this three-part series. The first paper discussed the occlusal and cracked tooth aetiological factors which may be responsible for restoration failure. The second paper discussed the restorative options with regards to cracked and root-treated teeth. This paper...  Read more

P636  Endodontics:  Strategies for Intracanal Separated Instrument Removal: A Review by Z Karimi, S Chala, M Sakout, F Abdallaoui

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The successful removal of a separated instrument from the root canal depends on various factors. The location of the broken fragment must be determined because that is commonly the most important factor in determining successful retrieval of the fragment. A variety of different methods for removing...  Read more

P648  Restorative dentistry:  The Bilaminar (Dual-Laminate) Protective Night Guard by NN Longridge, A Milosevic

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Tooth wear is an increasing problem for general dental practitioners. Attrition is associated with bruxism, primarily a stress-related condition that is difficult to manage dentally. Direct composite restorations are frequently used to restore the worn anterior dentition. Soft occlusal appliances...  Read more

P655  Immunology:  The Immune System: Basis of so much Health and Disease: 5. Complement by C Scully, EA Georgakopoulou, Y Hassona

The immune system is the body’s primary defence mechanism against infections, and disturbances in the system can cause disease if the system fails in defence functions (in immunocompromised people), or if the activity is detrimental to the host (as in auto-immune and auto-inflammatory states). A...  Read more

P660  Special Care Dentistry/Mental Capacity/Consent:  Consent and Capacity - Considerations for the Dental Team Part 1: Consent and Assessment of Capacity by S Burke, A Kwasnicki, S Thompson, T Park, A Macpherson

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Consent and capacity legislation varies across the UK, however, the principles remain similar, with protective and supportive roles and responsibilities in place. Appropriate information should be shared in order to empower the patient. Every effort should be made to overcome barriers to...  Read more

P669  Oral surgery:  Surgical Emphysema Following Third Molar Extraction in a Patient with Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome by J Fuller, N Patel, J Collin

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Surgical emphysema is a rare complication of dental surgery, usually associated with the inappropriate use of an air turbine drill. We present a case of extensive subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum and bilateral pneumothorax following surgical removal of a lower third molar tooth. This...  Read more

P672  Book Review:  Book Review by L Mackenzie

Practical Procedures in Aesthetic Dentistry from publishers Wiley Blackwell is an outstanding new textbook offering readers considerably more than the title implies.   Read more

P674  Oral surgery:  Post-transplant Kaposi’s Sarcoma: An Unusual Presentation and Review of Clinical Presentation, Histology and Management by L Whitehouse, M Pring, R Przemioslo, KS Staines

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Kaposi’s sarcoma is an uncommon, vascular neoplasm associated with Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). An unusual case of PT-KS, presenting with pain from bilateral macular lesions on the palate, is discussed. As far as the authors are aware, this is the only reported case of a macular post-transplant...  Read more

P680  Technique Tips:  Technique Tips - Patient Information for Implant Maintenance by A Coleman, L Webb, P Nixon

Following dental implant treatment, patient education is important for the maintenance of dental implants.  Read more

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