July 1, 2020
What do dentists want to know about occlusion? Occlusion may appear complicated because of the multiple factors involved, such as teeth, muscles and the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). It can also be confusing, owing to imprecise terminology and philosophies of occlusion.
April 8, 2020
In our clinical practices, dentine hypersensitivity (DH) has always been a challenge. Our best approach was to suggest at-home solutions such as sensitivity toothpaste or mouthrinse, but often there was no significant relief experienced by our patients. Last year, we met Richard Whatley, CEO of BioMin Technologies, who gave us some samples of BioMin F toothpaste for provision of relief from DH, and he explained the technology behind the effectiveness of this novel bioactive glass-based toothpaste. The bioglass particles contained in BioMin F toothpaste adhere to dental hard tissue and then slowly dissolve in saliva to release calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions, which precipitate on nucleation sites as fluorapatite crystals to occlude open dentinal tubules.
November 29, 2019
A 76-year-old female patient visited our clinic owing to pain in the left maxilla. She had a fistula in the buccal gingiva between tooth #25 and position #24. There were implants in positions #24 and 23. Tooth #25 already had a crown. The tooth had been affected by secondary caries earlier and had been repaired. A periapical radiograph showed an active inflammatory process in progress from the endodontically treated tooth that greatly worsened the prognosis and could have adversely affected the implants. The prognosis was therefore considered poor and we decided to extract the tooth.
June 3, 2015
Nowadays, most people will associate forensic dentistry primarily with identification and bite mark analysis. These areas do indeed form the majority of an odontologist’s workload. There are, however, other aspects of the discipline that are just as important but perhaps less well known. These include cranio-facial trauma analysis, age estimation for both living and deceased individuals, dental manifestations of child abuse, dental malpractice investigations, as well as dental insurance fraud.
September 12, 2012
In dental restorations, it is desirable to have durable and strong bonding between resin composite and dental restorative materials. Weak bonding at the interface can be dramatically enhanced with a coupling agent. An overview by Christie YK Lung, Hong Kong, and Jukka Pekka Matinlinna, Finland.