Introduction Obesity is a global epidemic, increasing the risk of many associated health issues.Aim The aim of this clinical study was to investigate the acceptability and tolerability of an intraoral […]» Read more
Introduction As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, teledentistry has been used more frequently due to social distancing regulations to minimise the need for face-to-face attendances. Aims Evaluate uses of […]» Read more
Rationalisation and ‘McDonaldisation’ in dental care: private dentists’ experiences working in corporate dentistry.
Introduction This study examines how dentists experience the corporatisation of dentistry and the impacts of rationalisation. The emergence of corporate dentistry in the early twenty-first century has introduced greater competition […]» Read more
The healthcare industry is commonly compared to the aviation industry with emphasis on human factors and the decision-making processes undertaken by pilots and clinicians alike. The authors have been given […]» Read more
Evaluation of the information provided by UK dental practice websites regarding complications of dental implants.
Introduction Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing teeth. When searching for information regarding dental implants, patients may first look to their dental practice website. The aim of […]» Read more
Introduction Dentistry is progressing into person-centred care and away from a paternal approach. Effective verbal and written communication are crucial to allow this collaboration; however, misunderstanding of terminology can lead […]» Read more
Modern partial dentures – part 2: a review of novel metal-free materials and innovations in polymers.
New materials are continuously being developed and advanced for the provision of partial dentures. However, the rate at which they are developing makes it hard for the clinician to discern […]» Read more
Tray tooth bleaching involves the use of carbamide peroxide in a custom-fitted tray to bleach teeth. One of the most difficult stains to bleach is tetracycline. This paper will present […]» Read more
The gender balance on boards is an important issue because any imbalance represents gender inequality and is not acceptable. We describe data that we have gathered on the current balance […]» Read more
An internet-mediated investigation into the reported clinical use of rubber dam isolation by GDPs in the UK – part 1: factors influencing rubber dam use.
Aims To investigate the reported use of rubber dam isolation by UK general dental practitioners (GDPs), utilising an internet-mediated (SurveyMonkey) questionnaire reporting the demographic profile of respondents and the attitudes […]» Read more
Introduction Local authorities in the North East of England plan to conduct a public consultation on community water fluoridation. Monitoring public opinion is an important consideration.Aims To measure public attitudes […]» Read more
Introduction Across healthcare, there is an urgent call to action to address systematic gender bias impeding equity for women. Gender imbalance exists for speakers at medical conferences. This research presents […]» Read more
Comparative study of bacterial microfiltration in the implant-abutment interface, with straight and conical internal connections, in vitro.
to determine the presence of marginal bacterial microfiltration in the IAI in different implant/abutment systems, in vitro.Fifty-six implants from seven different brand names, 4 with cone and 3 with straight […]» Read more
The South Australian Dental Service’s Special Needs Network was established to support oral health professionals working within their statewide government-funded dental service to treat patients with special needs. This study […]» Read more
The effect of bleaching on the optical and physical properties of externally stained monolithic zirconia.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of bleaching on the color, translucency, surface roughness, and surface hardness of monolithic zirconia with external stainin .In this experimental study, 32 specimens […]» Read more
Clinical evaluation of a novel radiofrequency-based toothbrush for teeth whitening and reduction of teeth stains: A pilot study.
To evaluate the effect of a novel radiofrequency (RF)-utilizing toothbrush on reduction of stains and improvement of teeth shade.This was an open label, prospective study, including six clinical visits that […]» Read more
The shapes of gubernaculum tracts (GTs) in molars as accessional teeth remain unidentified. To elucidate imaging peculiarities of GTs in molars with aging on multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT).This retrospective study […]» Read more
Guidelines for routine antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) before dental procedures to prevent periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) have been hampered by the lack of prospective clinical trials.To apply value-of-information (VOI) analysis to […]» Read more
The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of symptoms indicative of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in an adult population in Troms County in Northern Norway, as well as […]» Read more
Comparison of preemptive ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and placebo administration in reducing peri- and postoperative pain in primary tooth extraction: A randomized clinical trial.
The management of pain resulting from anesthesia injection, tooth extraction and in the period after extraction is of great importance in pediatric dentistry.The aim of this study was to compare […]» Read more
Orthodontic retention remains one of the great challenges in orthodontics. In this article, we discuss what is on the horizon to help address this challenge, including biological approaches to reduce […]» Read more
Careful orthodontic treatment planning should involve the delineation of clear treatment objectives within each dental arch. Treatment planning decisions are underpinned by aesthetic goals, dental health considerations and the prospect […]» Read more
This article provides an overview of removable orthodontic retainers, discussing their history and the different types available, and compares the two most popular removable retainers. Practical information on consent and […]» Read more
Patient adherence to removable retainer wear is integral to the long-term success of retention regimes. We discuss the factors influencing removable retainer wear, the methods of gauging wear levels, approaches […]» Read more
Retention may be particularly challenging after the correction of specific malocclusion features, such as tooth rotations, open bite and expansion, which are all inherently unstable. In this article, some indications […]» Read more
Retaining teeth in their corrected positions following orthodontic treatment is one of the most challenging aspects of orthodontic practice. Despite much research, the rationale for retention is not entirely clear. […]» Read more
The retention phase has become an accepted part of orthodontic therapy. Irrespective of the patient’s age, underlying malocclusion or the type of mechanotherapy, an orthodontist will use some retention method […]» Read more
Bonded retainers may play an important role in reducing unwanted tooth movements following orthodontic treatment, with an open-ended perspective on retention now established. The importance of planning for bonded retention […]» Read more
Long-term stability of orthodontic treatment results is problematic. Long-term or even lifelong retention with bonded retainers is being increasingly used among clinicians. Bonded retainers can provide an efficient and attractive […]» Read more
Introduction Long-term orthodontic retention using removable or fixed retainers is needed to maintain the outcome of orthodontic treatment. The aim of this article is to describe how long-term retention is […]» Read more