August/September 2014 Archive

A comparison of cone beam computed tomography and periapical radiography for the detection of vertical root fractures in nonendodontically treated teeth

Brady, E., Mannocci, F., Brown, J., Wilson, R., Patel, S. Aims: To compare in an ex vivo model, the diagnostic accuracy of periapical radiography and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for the detection of artificially induced incomplete and complete vertical root fractures (VRFs), and to determine whether

Pulpal response to sensibility tests after traumatic dental injuries in permanent teeth

Bastos, J.V., Goulart, E.M., de Souza Côrtes, M.I. Background/aim: The assessment of pulp vitality is one of the major challenges in dental traumatology due to the temporary loss of sensibility after trauma and because of the limitations of conventional pulp tests. The aim of this study was

Complication and failure rates with implant-supported fixed dental prostheses and single crowns: a 10-year, retrospective study

Wittneben, J.G., Buser, D., Salvi, G.E., Bürgin, W., Hicklin, S., Brägger, U. Purpose: Clinical studies related to the long-term outcomes with implant-supported reconstructions are still sparse. The aim of this 10- year retrospective study was to assess the rate of mechanical/technical complications and failures with implant supported

Periodontal pathogens and associated factors in aggressive periodontitis: results 5 to 17 years after active periodontal therapy

Meyer-Bäumer, A., Eick, S., Mertens, C., Uhlmann, L., Hagenfeld, D., Eickholz, P., Kim, T.S., Cosgarea, R. Abstract: To assess the association between presence of periodontal pathogens and recurrence of disease in patients with aggressive periodontitis (AgP) after active periodontal therapy (APT) and further influencing factors. Material and

Reading a panoramic radiograph

Dr Andrew Bolas BDS FFDRCSI FDSRCS(Ed) MSc Oral surgeon Part-time lecturer in dental radiology Dublin Dental Hospital Address for correspondence: Dr Andrew Bolas HSE West Dental Department Markievicz House, Sligo Poor-quality radiographs make diagnosis difficult or sometimes impossible. Rather than try and formulate a diagnosis or treatment

Management of primary molar infraocclusion in general practice

Infraocclusion of primary molars is common. Appropriate management will be dictated by the patient’s age, presence of a permanent successor, severity, and rate of progression.

Ethics and dentistry

Dr ELEANOR O’HIGGINS answers questions from the Journal about ethics and dentistry.

Swapping scrums for scrubs

Former Irish rugby player and current Southern Trust dentist Dr Paddy Johns spoke to our reporter RÓISÍN TREACY about rugby, dentistry, and his work for Plan Ireland.

WiDEN launches

The WIDEN (women in dentistry) committee launched their group with a very successful evening in the Dublin Dental Hospital in April. The aim of the group is to widen the network of female colleagues around the country through professional, social and educational events. The topic for the

Donation to Centre

Miriam Cleary presented a cheque on behalf of all the presenters of the CPD Roadshow 2013/2014 to Brother Kevin from the Capuchin Day Care Centre recently. A dental clinic has been set up by a group of volunteer dentists to provide some oral healthcare to users of