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Rechargeable Anticandidal Denture Material with Sustained Release in Saliva

This summary is based on the article published in Oral Diseases: Rechargeable Anticandidal Denture Material with Sustained Release in Saliva (July 2016) A Malakhov, J Wen, B-X Zhang, H Wang, H Geng, X-D Chen, Y Sun, C-K Yeh Context Candida-induced denture stomatitis is a common debilitating problem among denture wearers. Previously, we described the fabrication of a new denture material that released antifungal drugs when immersed in phosphate buffered saline. Here, we use more clinically relevant immersion conditions (human saliva; 37°C) and measure miconazole release and bioactivity. Results HPLC was used to quantify miconazole levels in saliva. Miconazole-loaded disks released antifungal drug for up to 30 days. Higher drug ...

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Rehabilitating Severely Worn Teeth: A Systematic Review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dentistry: Rehabilitation of severely worn teeth: A systematic review (May 2016) Mauro Elias Mesko; Rafael Sarkis-Onofre; Maximiliano Sérgio Cenci; Niek Johannes Opdam; Bas Loomans; Tatiana Pereira-Cenci Context Tooth wear is loss of dental hard tissue due to non-carious processes, and can be identified as attrition, abrasion, or erosion [1]. Irrespective of epidemiological concerns or even etiological factors, at an individual level, tooth wear may become severe requiring a restorative treatment to be considered, because severe tooth wear may result in loss of vertical dimension of occlusion, tooth sensitivity, decreased ...

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Antibacterial monomers used in dental adhesive system: a systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Dental Materials: A systematic review about antibacterial monomers used in dental adhesive systems: Current status and further prospects (November 2015) Alexandra Rubin Cocco; Wellington Luiz de Oliveira da Rosa; Adriana Fernandes da Silva; Rafael Guerra Lund, Evandro Piva Context There is a trend to use the minimally invasive dentistry approach to promote preservation of the tooth structure with conservative techniques in an effort to avoid damage to the dental pulp complex [1]. Incomplete removal of infected dentin is currently recommended, especially in clinical situations of deep carious lesions. However, viable bacteria that may ...

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Review of top 10 prescribed drugs and their interaction with dental treatment

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: Review of Top 10 Prescribed Drugs and Their Interaction with Dental Treatment (April 2016) Robert J. Weinstock, DDS; Michael P. Johnson, DMD The top 10 prescribed drugs and their interactions with dental treatment are reviewed.  This article demonstrates the different ways drugs may interact with dental treatment for example, side effects, drug–drug interactions.  This article facilitates analysis of any drug and what to seek out when considering relevant drug interactions with dental treatment. LEVOTHYROXINE Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone supplement. For the well-controlled hypothyroid ...

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Practical How To: How can you effectively bond to dentin using a self-etching bonding agent?

This post was prepared in collaboration with Kuraray On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. When using a two-step product such as CLEARFIL SE PROTECT, the primer portion is a water-based solution with a mild acid. This etching solution is kinder to the tooth structure than the one ...

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The Future of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Harald Heymann joined Dr. John O’Keefe on this conversation about the future of restorative dentistry. Read the highlights and enjoy the audio conversation! Highlights In this video, Dr. John O’Keefe speaks to Dr. Harald Heymann about the way restorative dentistry may be practiced in the future. While there are advances and improvements in the field of restorative dentistry with respect to adhesives, cements and restorative materials, there is little expectation that there will be any profound changes in this area. Thus far, digital technology has had the biggest impact on dentistry to date from radiography, smile design, implants, digital ...

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Culture issues: a make or break for dental practices

Dr. Hoda Wassif, Principal Lecturer, Portfolio Lead Medical and Dental Education and Course Lead in Dental Law and Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about her recent participation at the British Dental Association Conference with a lecture titled: Culture issues… a make or break for dental practices. Highlights Does culture impact the way we interact with our patients, team and colleagues? In this video, Dr. Hoda Wassif gives us an overview of her lecture “Culture Issues: A Make or Break for Dental Practices ” from the British Dental Association conference. Culture encompasses several aspects of life including language, ...

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Evidence-based advice: Re-evaluating preconceptions and habits

Dr. Fotinos Panagakos, Global Director, Scientific Affairs, at Colgate-Palmolive, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his recent participation at the British Dental Asscoiation Conference with a lecture titled: Evidence based advice: Re-evaluating preconceptions and habits. Highlights Clinical evidence is important when making responsible treatment decisions for patients. As a starting point, clinicians must know where to find good information and discriminate wisely. Presently, there are so many avenues to find information, especially online, and this can sometimes lead us astray and in other cases, create information “overload”. Patients also contribute to the clinicians’ overwhelmed state, at times, by bringing more information that ...

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