February/March 2013 Archive

Dental implants and single implant-supported restorations

Abdulhadi Warreth BDS MDS PhD Clinical Supervisor, Division of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, Dublin Dental University Hospital Emma McAleese Fifth-year undergraduate dental science, Dublin Dental University Hospital Peter McDonnell Fifth-year undergraduate dental science, Dublin Dental University Hospital Roumaissa Slami Third-year dental technology, Dublin Dental University Hospital Suna

Patients acclaim their dentists

After a huge entry, judges in the Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year came to a unanimous decision about the winner and the highly commended dentists. PAUL O’GRADY reports.

New exclusive member benefits

The Irish Dental Union (IDU) is delighted to announce a range of new business advice, tax audit and counselling services available. These new services should provide peace of mind and security to dentists in these difficult times when membership of the IDU has never been more important,

New mouthguard guidelines

The Irish Dental Association has issued new guidelines on the use of mouthguards and urged gaelic football referees and coaches to strictly enforce new rules on their mandatory use by juvenile players. From January 1, 2013, it is compulsory for juvenile gaelic footballers to wear mouthguards in

Brighten up

In the latest article in our ongoing series from Dental Protection, JULIA DENSEM considers the issues that dentists need to be aware of if they intend to offer tooth whitening to their patients. The dark winter nights have been brightened by the new law on tooth whitening,

Inferior alveolar nerve injury associated with implant surgery

Juodzbalys, G., Wang, H.-L., Sabalys, G., Sidlauskas, A., Galindo-Moreno, P. Objectives: The inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is the most commonly injured nerve (64.4%) during implant treatment. At present, no standardised protocol exists for clinicians to manage IAN injury related to implant surgery. Therefore, the purposes of the

In-office treatment for dentin hypersensitivity: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Lin, P.-Y., Cheng, Y.-W., Chu, C.-Y., Chien, K.-L., Lin, C.-P., Tu, Y-K. Aim: Dentin hypersensitivity, caused by the exposure and patency of dentinal tubules, can affect patients’ quality of life. The aim of this study was to undertake a systematic review and a network meta-analysis, comparing the

Electronic dental record use and clinical information management patterns among practitioner-investigators in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network Schleyer

Schleyer, T., Song, M., Gilbert, G.H., Rindal, D.B., Fellows, J.L., Gordan, V.V., et al. Background: The growing availability of electronic data offers practitioners increased opportunities for reusing clinical data for research and quality improvement. However, relatively little is known about what clinical data practitioners keep on their

Traumatic dental injuries and their association with malocclusion in the primary dentition of Irish children

Norton, E., O’Connell, A.C. Aims: This study sought to establish the prevalence of traumatic dental injuries in the primary dentition of Irish children and to investigate the relationship between dental trauma and non-nutritive sucking habits. Materials and methods: Following ethical approval, a variety of schools and crèches

A century of dental education: the Cork University Dental School and Hospital, 1913-2013

DR JOHN BORGONOVO and PROFESSOR DENIS O’MULLANE take us through the fascinating history of one of Ireland’s great dental institutions.