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Video Presentation: What is the effect of root canal therapy on peri-operative pain?

This summary is based on the study conducted by the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network on peri-operative pain and root canal therapy. Donald Nixdorf, DDS, MS and Deborah Knaup, DDS, MS     Watch the Video   Severe pain most often occurs within the first 2 days following root canal therapy (RCT). Clinical Questions  What portion of patients experience severe pain following RCT? How does RCT affect the patients’ pain? Conclusion  On average, RCT reduces tooth pain intensity, duration, and interference in daily life.   Do you have any particular question on this topic? Do you have any comments or ...

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How effective is preemptive analgesia on postoperative pain following third molar surgery? Review of literatures

This summary is based on the article published in the Japanese Dental Science Review: Effectiveness of preemptive analgesia on postoperative pain following third molar surgery? Review of literatures (November 2013) Akira Yamaguchi and Kimito Sano  Context  Surgery to remove the mandibular third molar is relatively invasive and is often associated with postoperative pain, swelling and trismus, which are frustrating for both patients and surgeons. In particular, postoperative pain increases the patient’s suffering and anxiety, and can disrupt the homeostasis of the circulatory and endocrine systems (1—3). Since it is also reported that postoperative pain can have a negative influence on wound healing, reliable and fast-onset analgesia is ...

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When is it a good time to manage facial fractures? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The effect of treatment timing on the management of facial fractures: a systematic review (August 2014) M. J. L. Hurrell, M. D. Batstone   Context Facial fractures are a common presentation to hospitals worldwide. Their treatment has evolved dramatically in recent decades, particularly since the introduction of open reduction and internal fixation. However, many uncertainties remain. The relevance of delay from injury to treatment is commonly disputed amongst surgeons and in the literature. Intuitively, delaying the treatment of facial fractures could increase the risk of infection, the likelihood of technical difficulties, and the discomfort experienced ...

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How successful are implants for orthodontic anchorage and what are the reasons of their failures?

This summary is based on the article published in Implant Dentistry: Implants for Orthodontic Anchorage: Success Rates and Reasons of Failures (April 2014) Juan C. Rodriguez, DDS, Fernando Suarez, DDS, Hsun-Liang Chan, DDS, MS, Miguel Padial-Molina, DDS, PhD, and Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD Context In orthodontics, controlled forces are applied in specific directions to move teeth from improper locations into what is considered an “ideal” physiologic/esthetic location. To provide the movement, a steady and strong support known as orthodontic anchor is required. Anchorage, by definition, is a resistance to displacement provided by a static object. The most common anchor used is the patient’s own dentition; however, in some cases, the anchorage is limited or ...

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Video Presentation: How important is patient satisfation? Study Findings

This is the summary of the findings of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network’s study of satisfaction of patients who received a restorative treatment. Watch the video   Patient satisfaction is important due to its: Impact on the likelihood of a patient choosing a dentist, making, and keeping appointments. Impact on the patients’ oral healthcare and on maintaining regular dental care. Study Purpose Determine patient satisfaction with components of a restoration visit. Identify factors associated with greater patient satisfaction. Examine whether dentists are aware of their patient’s satisfaction. Study Findings The highest levels of satisfaction were seen for the friendliness of the ...

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Video Presentation: Repair or Replace a Defective Restoration? Study Findings

This is the summary of the findings of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network’s study on repair or replacement of defective restorations.  Watch the video   Purpose of the Study Determine whether dentists in practices in the Dental PBRN are more likely to repair rather than replace a restoration that they diagnose as defective. Quantify the specific reasons for repairing or replacing restorations. Test the hypothesis that certain dentist-, patient-, and restoration-related variables are associated with the decision between repairing and replacing restorations. Study Findings Dentists were more likely to replace rather than repair by a 3-fold difference. Dentists who placed ...

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The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: The Newest Oasis Discussions Contributor

We are pleased to announce that the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network has joined Oasis Discussions as a contributor.  Canadian dentists are welcome to enroll in the network to receive information and communication regarding the network’s studies and study results.  Although primarily devoted to providing health care services, the network is a group of outpatient care practices that has affiliated as a group and with an academic health center to investigate research questions and to share experiences and expertise. The network constitutes an organization that transcends any single research project. The network is an effort to help dental professionals directly improve ...

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How effective is antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in the treatment of oral fungal infections? A systematic review of currently available evidence

This summary is based on the article published in the Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences:  Treatment of oral fungal infections using antimicrobial photodynamic therapy: a systematic review of currently available evidence (May 2014)

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