Clinical feature Archive

Articulators, face bows and interocclusal records

Management of articulation in the dentition is one of the most important aspects of modern dentistry.

Dental decontamination in pictures

This article presents in sequence the processing of dental instruments in an LDU (local decontamination unit). The

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.

Understanding the IOTN

A summary of the HSE guidelines for eligibility for orthodontic treatment so that dentists have a visual guide to which cases should be referred to a specialist.

Tips to avoid instrument separation in endodontics

In the practice of endodontics, clinicians may encounter a variety of unwanted procedural accidents and obstacles to normally routine therapy, at almost any stage of treatment.

Management of an anxious child in the dental setting – a step-by-step approach

One of the most challenging situations for all dentists is the arrival of an anxious child into the waiting room.

Extraction of a maxillary molar tooth

Introduction Simple extraction of maxillary first and second molar teeth that are heavily restored can often be difficult. Teeth with large restorations or root canal fillings can fracture during a forceps extraction and a surgical technique must then be used. These extractions are further complicated by the

Delivering painless and effective inferior alveolar nerve block anaesthesia

Dr Dermot Canavan BDentSc MGDS MS Diploma in Conscious Sedation Address for correspondence: 69 Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 E: Introduction The ability to provide painless and effective local anaesthesia is a critical aspect of pain control in dentistry. The success of any practice is at

Reading a panoramic radiograph

Dr Andrew Bolas BDS FFDRCSI FDSRCS(Ed) MSc Oral surgeon Part-time lecturer in dental radiology Dublin Dental Hospital Address for correspondence: Dr Andrew Bolas HSE West Dental Department Markievicz House, Sligo Poor-quality radiographs make diagnosis difficult or sometimes impossible. Rather than try and formulate a diagnosis or treatment

A build-up impression technique for the edentulous mandible using various viscosities of silicone impression material

Dr. Maurice Fitzgerald B.A. B.Dent.Sc. M.F.D.S. (RCSI) D.Ch.Dent (Prosthodontics) Dublin Specialist Dentistry Address for correspondence: 402 Q House, Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18. Tel: 01 2933664 Mailto: The mandibular edentulous arch can be a most difficult impression to make during complete denture construction. Ill-fitting lower