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The Restorative Dentistry Blog

A blog on topical and hopefully interesting bits of Perio, Endo and of course Prostho

What are the aetiology and risk factors for dental trauma injuries ? A summary of a study by Ulf Glendor

Below is a summary of the main risk for dental trauma injuries as per a review by Ulf Glendor. Oral predisposing factors Patients with an overjet of over 5mm Lip incompetance Protrusive nature of incisor position Unintentional traumatic dental injuries... Continue Reading →

What are the characteristics of a peri-apical (radicular) cyst ?

Its not uncommon for practitioners to refer to specialists or secondary care units for treatment of a 'periapical cyst' or 'radicular cyst'. The only surefire way of diagnosing the presence of a cyst is through histology, although such lesions do... Continue Reading →

Lateral luxations-a short animation on management

Graduation: A minefield for the younger generation of dentists 

Common reasons for choosing dentistry as a vocation in the UK include having a fulfilling career where, after five hard years invested at dental school, one could be rewarded with a high probability of employment and the opportunity to marry... Continue Reading →

The ‘Dahl Concept’ A short film

The Dahl Concept-Past, Present and Future, Poyser et al. 2005

Lets talk about sugar…

The sugar tax is finally upon us, but are corner shops or supermarkets for that matter likely to worry about this potentially threatening change to their flagship product line? The tax targets all drinks and equates to a tax of... Continue Reading →

A guest blog on 3D printing as a solution for a common prosthodontic problem

This blog illustrates the use of optical scanning and digital work flow in providing an immediate denture for a patient due to the catastrophic failure of a bridge. Case presentation A patient attended a practice on a Wednesday afternoon. The patients... Continue Reading →

Factors needing consideration prior to planning root canal treatment-A revision infographic

There are numerous factors that need considering prior to providing root canal treatment these have varying importance depending on presentation. Important factors include patient related issues, periodontal status, the endodontic difficulty, the amount of remaining tooth structure and the history... Continue Reading →

Endodontic Microsurgery: A new paradigm in apical disease management by Daniel Flynn

The advent of predictable implant technology has challenged endodontists to adopt more techniques into their armamentarium. Endodontists need to be able to provide high quality predictable treatments. Gone are the days of the clumsy apicectomy and amalgam retrograde fillings. Like all... Continue Reading →

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