Motivational interviewing (MI) training contributes to practitioner confidence and professionalism. Improved dental outcomes in patients were noted. Further research is recommended into developing optimal MI training delivery.
A necrotic orofacial lesion presenting in an immunocompromised patient in the UK: case review with features of noma
Noma in the ‘developed world’ is rare. An awareness of the condition is essential for clinicians, as oral hygiene and antibiotics can prevent severe morbidity.
Oral complications and dental management of childhood cancer: how does the dentist support integrated care?
Cancer is one of the leading causes of childhood mortality. Dentists should be aware of the orofacial complications and management of children who receive a cancer diagnosis or have a history of cancer.
Prescription of antibiotics for the prevention of failures and postoperative infections in oral implantology: a literature review
The evidence does not support routine antis. Clinicians should consider the local, systemic and procedural risk factors for each patient before deciding to prescribe prophylactic antibiotics.
Oral candidiasis is a relatively common infection, which can significantly impact on patient quality of life. While clinicians are aware of the common presentations of candida, we highlight an atypical presentation.
Oral and peri-oral piercings have been well documented to have destructive effects on both the dental hard tissues, and the oral and periodontal soft tissues. This paper presents two case reports, which highlight the effects of such piercings on the gingival tissues and possible treatment options available.
This report highlights the oral manifestations of leukaemia. It illustrates the classification, the signs and symptoms, and the differential diagnoses of leukaemia that are relevant for a dental practitioner. There is also an example of a case report, which highlights some of the intra-oral presentations of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
To evaluate evidence on pit and fissure sealants available since the publication: Pit and fissure Sealants: Evidence-based guidance on the use of sealants for the prevention and management of pit and fissure caries (2010) and assess whether there is a need to adapt current practice, considering the Covid-19 pandemic.
The management of the deep carious lesion is a topic of keen interest to the dental profession with many and varied treatment modalities advocated in the scientific literature.