Dens invaginatus in paediatric dental patients presents both patient management and technical challenges for the general dental practitioner. Awareness of clinical features and preventive strategies is essential.
A canine ramp is a useful technique when a patient has a flattened canine and the teeth that are involved in lateral excursion are weakened with large restorations or have undergone endodontic treatment.
In recent years, dental practice has become increasingly challenging. Patient expectations have never been higher, both in terms of clinical outcomes and service levels.
Ageing may be defined as the age-progressive decline in intrinsic physiological function. However, due to advances in medicine, the rate of mortality has reduced and the older population is ever increasing.
Prof. Albert Leung, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, noted Association President Dr Caroline Robins’ comments on the shortage of dentists in Ireland in our last edition and says that this problem must be addressed urgently.
The Dental Complaints Resolution Service (DCRS) launched its Annual Report at the start of August. The Report covers both 2020 and 2021, and is the first presented by new Facilitator Mary Culliton.