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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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