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How to avoid problems in implant placement and/or restoration

Dental implants are the gold standard to replace missing teeth. For many patients, they provide a more comfortable and well-fitting ...
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How to avoid the dento-legal dangers of short-term orthodontics

Dental patients wanting to straighten their teeth are increasingly choosing short-term orthodontics (STO) to improve their smile. The appeal is ...
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Avoiding the pitfalls in composite bonding

Composite bonding can be a highly effective way to perform minor cosmetic adjustments such as repairing, reshaping or recolouring teeth ...
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Avoiding the pitfalls in facial aesthetics

Rapid growth in demand for facial aesthetics treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers, has led a rising ...
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Updated SDCEP guidance on dental management of patients taking anticoagulants and antiplatelets

In March 2022, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) published the second edition of its guidance on the Management ...
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New NHS contract discussions

The British Dental Association (BDA) and others have long been calling for ambitious reform of NHS dental contracts. The pandemic ...
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Whitening for under 18s: Yay or nay?

Tooth whitening represents a safe and effective treatment option for many dental practices as patient demand is growing year on ...
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Periodontal classification and the increasing risk of litigation

Unfortunately, claims alleging failure to diagnose and treat periodontal disease top the list of legal action against dental professionals. Those ...
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Infection prevention and control appendix for dental practices: New guidelines

On 24th November, the UK Health Security Agency published new guidance for infection prevention and control (IPC) in health and ...
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Smoking and periodontal disease

Despite the well-known association of smoking with cancer and cardiovascular diseases, about 7m adults in the UK are current smokers. They may not realise that tobacco smoking also damages oral ...
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Implants: the indemnity issue

Dental implants are not really taught at University. Yes, students may be given a 1-2 day course on them, practicing ...
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Oral cancer and COVID-19

Referrals for oral cancer have fallen dramatically since the start of the pandemic, raising fears that many cases have gone ...
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