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.
An audit of external referrals to the periodontology department in an Irish university dental hospital
An audit indicated that referral letters submitted to the periodontology department of a university dental hospital frequently failed to provide sufficient information.
Dental information on the internet is unregulated and varies in quality, accuracy and readability. This paper aims to assess the quality of the information online relating to third molars.
The ‘open door’ policy adopted by the Dublin Dental University Hospital appears to be efficient in reducing delay in the clinical pathway to treatment for oral cancer.
Diagnostic pathway of head and neck cancer patients in Ireland: audit of patterns of first attendance 1983-2019
Many Irish head and neck cancers (66%) are advanced at diagnosis. General medical practitioners are generally (75%) the first healthcare professional attended. The dental referral pathway remains under utilised.
Unmasking the impact of face masks on communication between healthcare professionals and patients during the Covid-19 pandemic
The increase in personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements has both physical and psychological impacts on patients and healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals should use virtual and visual aids to overcome barriers to effective communication.
Dental fluorosis is a form of hypomineralisation, which is caused by ingestion of excess amounts of fluoride during enamel formation. Resin infiltration (Icon; DMG, Germany) can be used to treat mild to moderate forms of fluorosis yielding a more homogenous colour of the tooth.
Prosthetic rehabilitation of unilateral congenital microtia with an implant-retained auricular prosthesis – a case report
This case report describes the application of CAD/CAM technology in the prosthetic rehabilitation of unilateral congenital microtia with an implant-retained auricular prosthesis.