April/May 2014 Archive

OLCHC needs stainless steel crowns

For children and adolescents with gross breakdown of their permanent incisors, stabilisation with stainless steel crowns is often the only realistic treatment option. Unfortunately, due to lack of a global market demand, the manfacturers (3M, Masel) have discontinued them. Our supplies are low, and we are now

Overhaul of dental legislation sought

At a recent meeting with the Department of Health, the Association emphasised its support for an overhaul of the legislation regulating the practice of dentistry. Chief Executive, FINTAN HOURIHAN, reports. The Department of Health is now meeting the major stakeholders before the heads of a new Dental

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Gerry Collins

Dear Sir, Gerry Collins died on March 2, 2014.  He left a legacy of achievement in many areas of his life – most recently in the area of increasing awareness about cancer in Ireland. Gerry was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2008. Following his recovery from this

Futurabond U – Dual-curing universal adhesive

In recent years, the advances in adhesive dentistry have been tremendous. With Futurabond U, Voco claims the market’s only true universal adhesive in a disposable applicator. Futurabond U offers practitioners a range of options for application, as much with regard to indications as to selection of the

Faculty of Dentistry RCSI ASM to be held in October

The Faculty of Dentistry RCSI’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 2014 will be held in Dublin on October 30-31, 2014. The title of this year’s ASM is ‘Controversies in Dentistry’, and will include lectures on: caries management (including “seal or save”); orthodontics (including “six month smiles”); the role

Case report: Sublingual epidermoid cyst in an elderly patient

Stephen Anderson  BDSMFDSRCSEd Lecturer in Emergency Dental Care Leo FA Stassen  FRCS (Ed) FDSRCS MA FTCD FFSEM(UK) FFDRCSI Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Address for correspondence: Stephen Anderson Division three, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. 0864465966 E: Steve85a@gmail.com Abstract The occurrence of epidermoid cysts

Policy and practice

Honorary Editor, PROFESSOR LEO STASSEN, announces a new series of clinical articles, and comments on the contents of this edition, including an interview with the Chief Dental Officer/National Oral Health Lead.

Members save a fortune

Association members save more than the cost of membership on insurance, legal fees, CPD activities, and much more. ELAINE HUGHES explains the business case for membership.

The effect of one-step vs two-step impression techniques on long-term accuracy and dimensional stability when the finish line is within the gingival sulcular area

Levartovsky, S., Zalis, M., Pilo, R., Harel, N., Ganor, Y.,Brosh, T. Purpose To evaluate the effect of two putty-wash impression techniques on the long-term accuracy and dimensional stability of poly(vinyl siloxane) (PVS) in the gingival sulcus area. Materials and methods Impressions were taken from a master cast

Comparison of the anaesthetic efficacy of epinephrine concentrations (1:80,000 and 1:200,000) in 2% lidocaine for inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial

Aggarwal, V., Singla, M. , Miglani, S., Kohli, S. Aim The aim of this randomized controlled, double-blind trial was to comparatively evaluate the anaesthetic efficacy and injection pain of 1.8 mL of 2% lidocaine with different concentrations of epinephrine (1:80,000 and 1:200,000) in patients with symptomatic irreversible