December 2013/January 2014 Archive

Clinical and radiographic outcomes of the use of four dressing materials in pulpotomised primary molars: a randomised clinical trial with two-year follow-up

Fernández, C.C., Martínez, S.S., Jimeno, F.G., Lorente Rodríguez, A.I., Mercadé, M. Background Although multiple materials have been suggested for pulpotomised primary molars, there is no reliable evidence of the superiority of one particular type. Aim To compare the effectiveness of formocresol (FC), mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), ferric

Factors affecting treatment decisions and outcomes of root-resected molars: a nationwide study

Yuh, D.-Y., Cheng, G.-L., Chien, W.-C., Chung, C.-H., Lin, F.-G., Shieh, Y.-S., et al. Background: Treatment of furcation-involved molars presents a clinical challenge. This study retrospectively investigates the demographic parameters affecting treatment decisions and outcomes of root-resected molars using a nationwide population-based dataset. Methods:De-identified data from 471

The detection of vertical root fractures in root filled teeth with periapical radiographs and CBCT scans

Patel, S., Brady, E., Wilson, R. Aim To compare ex vivo the diagnostic accuracy of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) with periapical radiography in detecting artificially prepared incomplete and complete vertical root fractures (VRFs) in the presence of a gutta-percha root filling in human teeth. Methodology The

Impact of implantoplasty on strength of the implant-abutment complex

Chan, H.-L., Oh, W.-S., Ong, H.S., Fu, J.-H., Steigmann, M., Sierraalta, M., et al. Purpose: Implantoplasty, a procedure that is done to smooth contaminated implant surfaces, has been used in the treatment of peri-implantitis. It reduces the implant diameter, which might compromise the implant’s strength. This in

Kin Dental Hygienist of the Year

Congratulations to Theresa Kelly, who won the Kin Dental Hygienist of the Year 2013. Theresa’s case study, ‘Patient Motivation – A Key to Success’, was recognised for its high standard and strong clinical relevance.

Award for HSE orthodontist

HSE orthodontist Dr Ciara Scott was recently awarded the top prize at the OSI (Orthodontic Society of Ireland) Annual Scientific Meeting. At a seminar entitled ‘Excellence in Orthodontics for the Specialist Practitioner’, guest speakers awarded the prize for best case presentation to Dr Scott, who works at

RCSI Scientific Meeting

‘Surgical Aspects of Dental Practice’ was the theme of this year’s Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Dentistry Annual Scientific Meeting, which took place on October 24 and 25. A distinguished line-up of speakers addressed a wide range of topics, from temporomandibular joint dysfunction to

European Society for Osseointegration meets in Dublin

The impressive Convention Centre in Dublin’s Docklands played host to over 2,000 delegates from 66 countries for the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO). The meeting, which took place from October 17-19, featured a packed programme of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, competitions

Saving money on practice insurance

According to Doyle Mahon Insurances, in these challenging times it is more important than ever to ensure that you and your business have the right cover in place.

Keral added to the list of prescribable medicines

A. Menarini Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd has announced that Keral 25mg tablets (50-tablet pack) and Keral 25mg granules for oral solution (20-sachet pack) have been added to the list of prescribable medicinal products under the dental scheme. Keral tablets and Keral granules for oral solution are both indicated