December 2014/January 2015 Archive

I didn’t expect that!

DAVID CROSER presents a case study from Dental Protection’s archives, which carries invaluable learning points.

An in vivo comparison of internal bacterial colonisation in two dental implant systems: identification of a pathogenic reservoir

The aim of this study was to compare internal bacterial colonisation in two implant systems, one screw root form (SRF) with an external hexagon connection and one plateau root form (PRF) with a Morse taper internal connection.

Risk factors associated with the longevity of multi-rooted teeth. Long-term outcomes after active and supportive periodontal therapy

Aim: To investigate risk factors for the loss of multi-rooted teeth (MRT) in subjects treated for periodontitis and enrolled in supportive periodontal therapy (SPT).

Does residual cement around implant-supported restorations cause peri-implant disease? A retrospective case analysis

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between patients with a history of periodontitis and development of cement-related peri-implant disease.

Water fluoridation, dentition status and bone health of older people in Ireland

This study used The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing to access a nationally representative sample of 4,977 people aged 50 and older.

Does the dentist have a role in identifying patients with undiagnosed diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus is a syndrome of abnormal carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism that is caused by an absolute or relative lack of insulin.

DeCare Dental partners with brokers

DeCare Dental Insurance is now partnering with ARB, a leading wholesale insurance provider in Ireland, which represents over 350 brokers nationwide. DeCare Dental CEO Maureen Walsh said: “Our key objective in the past year has been to increase access for both the consumer and corporate markets. This

Letters to the Editor

Dear Sir, It is important to reiterate the context in which my observations were made in my interview with the Journal. They related to the special responsibility of all professional service providers – financial, legal, health, etc. – who have superior knowledge to their clients/patients. This can

Change must come

Peter Gannon voices the Association’s disappointment at recent HSE announcements on dentistry. It was disappointing to read the HSE service plan for 2015 announced in November. An IDA delegation met recently with Dr Varadkar, Minister for Health. We impressed on him the benefits of prevention and regular


Submitted by Dr Iseult Bouarroudj. A seven-year-old boy presents with an avulsed UL1. The EOT was 45 minutes (20 minutes dry and 25 minutes in milk). Initial management included replantation under LA and a flexible splint was placed for two weeks. Appropriate antibiotic therapy was prescribed and