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  • Quantitative analysis of particulate matter release during orthodontic procedures: a pilot study.
    Introduction Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through aerosol has been suggested, particularly in the presence of highly concentrated aerosols in enclosed environments. It is accepted that aerosols are produced during a range of dental procedures, posing potential risks to both dental practitioners and patients. There has been little agreement concerning aerosol transmission associated with orthodontics and associated […]
  • Cytotoxicity evaluation of dental and orthodontic light-cured composite resins.
    The aim of this study was to determine the cytotoxicity of light-cured composite resins (Clearfil ES-2, Clearfil ES Flow, Filtek Supreme XTE, Grengloo, Blugloo, Transbond XT, and Transbond LR) then to assess leachable components in contact with human gingival fibroblasts (GFs) and to quantity detected bisphenol A (BPA).Light-cured composite resin discs were immersed for 24 hours […]
  • UK dental care for children – a specialist workforce analysis.
    Introduction The main specialties involved with the treatment of children in the UK are paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. In December 2019, these accounted for approximately 38% of all specialists listed by the General Dental Council (GDC). Recent evidence of difficulties filling specialist NHS job posts and the absence of specialists in some UK postal areas […]
  • Management of amelogenesis imperfecta in an adult patient: a short review and clinical report.
    Objective This clinical report aims to share with general practitioners a conservative approach to treat patients with amelogenesis imperfecta (AI).Clinical considerations In relatively young patients, a conservative treatment approach is essential in order to maintain the vitality of the teeth and provide successful outcomes. In this clinical report, the diagnoses and treatment plan of an […]
  • Orthodontic-related nerve injuries: a review and case series.
    Trigeminal neuropathy secondary to orthodontic tooth movement is reported as a rare occurrence. Risk assessment is possible to prevent or immediately treat these injuries and clinicians should be aware of the risk factors. Increasingly, orthodontics is provided by non-specialists and orthodontic therapists. This paper presents cases and a review of orthodontic-related nerve injuries, where early […]
  • Management of amelogenesis imperfecta in an adult patient: a short review and clinical report.
    Objective This clinical report aims to share with general practitioners a conservative approach to treat patients with amelogenesis imperfecta (AI).Clinical considerations In relatively young patients, a conservative treatment approach is essential in order to maintain the vitality of the teeth and provide successful outcomes. In this clinical report, the diagnoses and treatment plan of an […]
  • Orthodontic-related nerve injuries: a review and case series.
    Trigeminal neuropathy secondary to orthodontic tooth movement is reported as a rare occurrence. Risk assessment is possible to prevent or immediately treat these injuries and clinicians should be aware of the risk factors. Increasingly, orthodontics is provided by non-specialists and orthodontic therapists. This paper presents cases and a review of orthodontic-related nerve injuries, where early […]
  • Evaluating compliance of dental radiography for paediatric patient assessment in specialised tertiary care units: a United Kingdom multi-centre survey.
    Aim The aim of this survey was to determine compliance towards dental radiography selection criteria for paediatric patients undergoing new patient examinations in specialised tertiary care centres in the United Kingdom.Methods Five university-associated dental hospitals were included in this study. Retrospective data was collected reviewing all paediatric patients on the new patient assessment clinics, where […]
  • Soft tissue surgery and scanners: applications and perspectives into clinical research.
    With the advent of digital dentistry, we have more accurate intraoral scanners (IOSs) than ever before. Overcoming various difficulties with conventional impression techniques, optical IOSs are now widely used within the restorative and orthodontic specialities. In recent years, IOSs have been steadily integrated into soft tissue surgery, and guided implant surgery.The aim of this review […]
  • The influence of gender on career aspirations of University of Birmingham dental students and junior trainees in the West Midlands.
    Aims To investigate the gender differences among University of Birmingham dental students and dental core trainees (junior trainees within four years of graduation) in the West Midlands, and to assess career aspirations and working patterns.Methods A questionnaire was distributed to 189 dental students in years 2, 3 and 4 and to 24 dental core trainees. […]
  • A cross-sectional study investigating patients’ preferences regarding shared decision-making in adult orthodontic patients.
    Introduction Shared decision-making (SDM) is a process by which patients and clinicians work collaboratively to make decisions about healthcare. Previously, research has shown that patients want to be more involved in decisions about their care, but more recent evidence suggests that some patients may not wish to have the level of involvement that is now […]
  • Salivary concentrations of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli during an orthodontic treatment. An observational study comparing fixed and removable orthodontic appliances.
    This study aimed to investigate salivary concentrations of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) and some Lactobacilli, and plaque index (PI) in patients wearing fixed versus removable orthodontic appliances.A sample of 90 orthodontic patients (56 males and 34 females) was included in the study: 30 subjects (aged 21.5±1.5 years) were treated with removable clear aligners (CA), while […]
  • Real-time polymerase chain reaction quantification of the salivary levels of cariogenic bacteria in patients with orthodontic fixed appliances.
    The aim was to investigate the salivary detection frequencies and quantities of caries-associated bacteria from patients with orthodontic brackets.Patients wearing orthodontic brackets (n = 40, mean age = 26 years) and healthy controls without brackets (n = 40, mean age = 17 years) were enrolled in the study. Saliva samples from each patient was collected. After DNA […]
  • Does the All Wales Universal Orthodontic Referral Form enable accurate triage of new NHS orthodontic patients? A service evaluation.
    Introduction This study was designed to investigate the accuracy of clinical information provided by referring general dental practitioners (GDPs) following the introduction of a standardised referral form across Wales (the All Wales Universal Orthodontic Referral Form [AWUORF]) and to see whether the information given could be reliably used to screen the referrals.Aim To evaluate whether […]
  • Blended learning as an adjunct to tutor-led seminars in undergraduate orthodontics: a randomised controlled trial.
    Aims To describe the use of blended learning as a method of undergraduate orthodontic teaching delivery and to assess its effectiveness in terms of knowledge gain.Design Randomised controlled trial.Setting Queen Mary University of London.Materials and methods Seventy dental undergraduate students in their fifth year were randomly allocated to receive orthodontic seminar-based teaching either using a […]
  • Cytotoxicity of orthodontic temporary anchorage devices on human periodontal ligament fibroblasts in vitro.
    The objective of this study is to test cytotoxicity of four brands of commercially available orthodontic temporary anchorage devices (TADs).Twenty-four (six for each brand, i.e., Aarhus [AO]; Dual top [RMO]; Vector TAS [ORMCO]; and Unitek TAD [3M UNITEK]) TADs were tested.Twenty-four (six for each brand, i.e., Aarhus [AO]; Dual top [RMO]; Vector TAS [ORMCO]; and […]
  • Integrating piezoresistive sensors on the embouchure analysis of the lower lip in single reed instrumentalists: implementation of the lip pressure appliance (LPA).
    It is essential to understand, characterize, and measure the embouchure mechanism of a wind instrumentalists, where the applied forces on the perioral tissues can usually promote discomfort or pain.The sample consisted of five clarinet players and five saxophone players. The embouchure force measurements at the lower lip area were assessed using a piezoresistive sensor (FlexiForceTM, […]
  • Variability of slot size in orthodontic brackets.
    The accuracy of the information incorporated into brackets is a determining factor for the efficacy of torque applied to teeth. The aim of this study was to compare the dimensions of a bracket’s slots with the nominal values announced by the manufacturer.A total of 730 maxillary right central brackets manufactured by seven companies (Dentsply Gac, […]
  • Why dentists should consider a career in orthodontic academia.
    Orthodontics, like all areas of dentistry, offers the option to pursue a career in academia. In addition to providing clinical care for patients, academic orthodontists have a role in educating dental students and the wider dental community. There is also the option to engage with and undertake research, which may advance treatment and improve patient […]
  • The role of a specialist in periodontology.
    Periodontal disease is prevalent in many patients who attend general dental practice. However, the population is generally unaware of the disease until there is either the prospect of losing their teeth, not being able to have orthodontic treatment or advanced restorative treatment. Most patients should, however, have their condition managed within primary dental care, and […]
  • A systematic review to assess interventions delivered by mobile phones in improving adherence to oral hygiene advice for children and adolescents.
    Background Mobile phones are potentially an invaluable tool in addressing the global challenge associated with dental caries as they may elicit behaviour change by incorporating numerous behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to address an individual’s capability, opportunity and motivation.Methods The methodology for this review is published on the PROSPERO database (CRD42017078414).Results Two randomised controlled trials were […]
  • Interceptive extractions for first permanent molars: a clinical protocol.
    Treatment planning for compromised first permanent molars (FPM) can be difficult. In this paper, we present a clinical protocol to support decision-making. Interceptive loss of an FPM should be considered: where the restoration required to repair the compromised FPM is likely to be large; if the FPM is compromised because of molar-incisor hypomineralisation (MIH); where […]
  • To accept, or not to accept? A service evaluation to appraise complexity assessment of orthodontic patients referred into a secondary care setting.
    Introduction Commissioners in England use the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payments mechanism to encourage the best provision of orthodontic treatment. However, CQUIN only use the patient’s orthodontic need as a measure of complexity, rather than the levels outlined in the orthodontic commissioning guide published by NHS England. A service evaluation was designed to […]
  • An email triage model for personalising paediatric permanent tooth extractions under general anaesthesia.
    It is important that dental extractions under general anaesthesia (GA) are planned appropriately to avoid a repeat GA in the future. Current guidelines recommend the input of an orthodontist when the treatment plan involves a permanent tooth extraction but the number of children undergoing GA extractions makes this challenging. A model has been developed where […]
  • Occlusal traits of 4-5-year-old Estonians. Parents’ perception of orthodontic treatment need and satisfaction with dental appearance.
    This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of occlusal traits and to assess parents’/caregivers’ satisfaction with child’s dental appearance and perception of orthodontic treatment need in 4-5-year-old Estonians. Clinical records and plaster casts of 390 children (190 girls and 200 boys, mean age 4.7 years, range 4 – 5 years) were analyzed. Assessed occlusal traits included deciduous […]
  • Restoring the unrestorable! Developing coronal tooth tissue with a minimally invasive surgical extrusion technique.
    Surgical extrusion is a recognised treatment option for teeth that have insufficient coronal tooth structure remaining due to deep caries, resorption or traumatic injury. However, the technique has not been widely adopted, arguably because extraction of a severely compromised tooth may be difficult to achieve in a gentle and predictable way. In this paper, we […]
  • Unintended changes to the occlusion following the provision of night guards. Part two: management.
    There may be unintended changes to the occlusion following the provision of guards and splints. This article describes the management of anterior open bite as an unintentional, iatrogenic occlusal change in patients who have worn a night guard or occlusal splint and one case caused by an orthodontic retainer. Click here to read the full […]
  • Morphological variation in the anterior cranial fossa.
    The anterior cranial fossa is an important anatomical landmark in clinical orthodontics consisting of the frontal, ethmoid, and sphenoid bones. The relationships between these bones remain poorly understood. The purposes of the present study were to describe the morphological relationships among the three bones and to discuss the factors contributing to individual variations in adult […]
  • Patients’ Acceptability of Computer-Based Information on Hypodontia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
    To compare patients’ acceptability of a hypodontia-specific interactive computer-based education material (ICB-EM) versus a British Orthodontic Society (BOS) hypodontia leaflet.Two-arm parallel randomized controlled trial, 1:1 allocation ratio.The study was conducted at a specialized secondary care facility in the Greater London area. Ninety-six new hypodontia patients aged 14 y and older were randomly assigned to the […]
  • Utilization and Validity of the Dental Diagnostic System over Time in Academic and Private Practice.
    To fill the void created by insufficient dental terminologies, a multi-institutional workgroup was formed among members of the Consortium for Oral Health Research and Informatics to develop the Dental Diagnostic System (DDS) in 2009. The adoption of dental diagnosis terminologies by providers must be accompanied by rigorous usability and validity assessments to ensure their effectiveness […]
  • Who is providing dental education content via YouTube?
    Introduction Online video sharing platforms are regularly visited by dental students. However, they may be accessing non-peer-reviewed content which is not officially recommended by their dental school’s curriculum.Aims To evaluate the reliability of dental education content found on YouTube.Methods A YouTube search for dental procedures content was conducted using the keywords ‘restorative dentistry’, ‘paediatric dentistry’, […]
  • Orthodontic screening and treatment timing in preschoolers.
    Dental and stomatologic problems in childhood need to be diagnosed and managed with multidisciplinary protocols focusing around the children an appropriate prevention, diagnosis, and care program. Therefore, it is paramount to avail of screening tools that provide an indication of in-depth multidisciplinary diagnostic flow. The aim of this study is to detect and evaluate malocclusion […]