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The KATANA Zirconia Block—Clinical experiences from Italy

June 14, 2019

Earlier this year, Kuraray Noritake Dental invited dental professionals from all over Europe to a symposium in Berlin in Germany that highlighted the newest research and clinical findings on the KATANA Zirconia Block, the latest addition to the KATANA family. One of the presenters was Dr Nicola Scotti, an assistant professor at the Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry at the University of Turin’s Dental School and operator of his own private practice.

Direct resin restoration using the new V4-Ring matrix and the new Micerium Enamel Plus HRi Function composite

March 24, 2016

In restorative dentistry, as in all dentistry fields, in order to obtain a correct diagnosis it is essential to perform a proper clinical analysis, to take at least bite wings X-rays or preferably full mouth X-rays and to use a magnification system. Once a correct diagnosis has been obtained, the first treatment phase is to eliminate gingival inflammation by teaching the patient proper oral hygiene methods, followed by simple scaling, or complete non-surgical periodontal therapy. It is then possible to proceed with the removal of the carious lesion. This paper describes the most important steps in performing a correct class II restoration using the new V4-Ring matrix and the new Enamel Plus HRi Function composite (Micerium).

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Where periodontology has advanced

June 2, 2015

This afternoon, Prof. Mark Barthold from the University of Adelaide in Australia will be presenting a paper on periodontal medicine as part of the Asia Pacific session at EuroPerio8 in London. In this editorial, written exclusively for Dental Tribune Online, he discusses some of the myriad major advances in periodontology in recent times.

The importance of pretreatment dental assessments in cancer treatment

May 18, 2015

In Singapore, an average of 33 people are diagnosed with cancer daily and one in three die from some form of the disease eventually. While treatment for oral cancer, including tongue cancer, is associated with dentists (usually oral surgeons and oncologists working together), few realise that they also have an important role to play in the case of patients with other forms of cancer. These can include nose cancer (nasopharyngeal carcinoma), head and neck cancer, and even breast cancer.

The significance of radiographs in endodontic therapy

March 24, 2015

The success of any endodontic therapy depends on adequate chemical and mechanical debridement of the infected root canal. This requires basic knowledge of the canal anatomy and the ability to identify any aberration in it. Studies have shown that micro-organisms in the root canal system reside in the main canal, the canal’s ramification, the accessory or lateral root canal, and even the dentinal tubules. Therefore, optimal debridement can only be achieved if the clinician is able to identify the presence of additional canals prior to or during treatment (Table 1).

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Infection control in dentistry has never been more essential

June 3, 2014

Demand for dental treatment has been increasing in recent years as people have become more aware of their oral health and the benefits of good dental aesthetics. Maintaining and practising stringent cross-infection control procedures therefore have never been more essential to ensure the health and safety of dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, as well as other supporting staff who may be indirectly involved in the treatment process.

Computerised dental trainers are coming closer to simulating actual teeth

July 31, 2013

The term “haptics” means “relating to the sense of touch”. Haptic perception strongly relies on the forces experienced during touch and movement. While touch is considered to be the earliest sense to develop after birth, it is the least understood sense compared with other sensory modalities such as sight and hearing.

Endodontic retreatment: Achieving success the second time around

June 27, 2012

Root-canal treatment has been shown to have a success rate of 92%. However, as research methodologies move towards higher levels of substantiation, clinicians must rely on the best current evidence available to gain insight into the expected outcomes of their treatment. The highest level and best current evidence we have on the clinical success of endodontic treatment comes from a meta-analysis of the literature.

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