December/January 2016 Archive

Dentists united on issue of child oral health

The Department’s response to IDA figures on waiting lists for children with chronic dental infections was extremely disappointing, as was the failure of Budget 2016 to address dental cutbacks.

Overcoming the problem of residual microbial contamination in dental suction units left by conventional disinfection using novel single component suction handpieces in combination with automated flood disinfection

Decontaminating dental chair unit (DCU) suction systems in a convenient, safe and effective manner is problematic.

Room to grow

For this edition we spoke to Dr Iseult Bouarroudj, who works with the HSE in Longford/Westmeath, and is a HSE Committee member and former HSE Group President.

The application of indirect composite onlays in the restoration of severely broken down posterior teeth

Increasing interest has developed among dentists regarding alternatives to traditional full-coverage crowns for the restoration of extensively broken-down teeth that are both aesthetic and less destructive of remaining tooth structure.

A review of the use of intranasally administered midazolam in adults and its application in dentistry

Dental treatment for adults with a severe learning disability can be complicated due to lack of co-operation.

Digital vs. conventional implant prosthetic workflows: a cost/time analysis

The aim of this prospective cohort trial was to perform a cost/time analysis for implant-supported single-unit reconstructions in the digital workflow compared to the conventional pathway.

Platelet rich fibrin combined with decalcified freeze-dried bone allograft for the treatment of human intrabony periodontal defects: a randomised split mouth clinical trial

Polypeptide growth factors of platelet rich fibrin (PRF) have the potential to regenerate periodontal tissues.

Medical emergencies in the dental surgery. Part 1: preparation of the office and basic management

Preparation for, and basic management of, medical emergencies occurring in the dental surgery are discussed. Prompt recognition and management can result in a successful outcome.

Gingival retraction

In fixed prosthodontics we use many impression methods to capture the detail of our tooth preparations, from traditional impression techniques to digital scanning of the tooth preparation. Either way, one step in the process is often crucial: gingival retraction.

It’s what you say and how you say it!

How the right words can help you to communicate with patients when their expectations become unrealistic.