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Volume 16, Issue 1
July, 2021
Smile Dental Journal - Volume 16, Issue 1
  • Editorial - Nick Olive

    It’s all in your Head

    With an astounding 87% of dentists suffering from back pain (Ball, 2015) dentistry really can be a painful profession.

    As dental professionals it isn’t just our backs we need to worry about - with musculoskeletal disorders, back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as fatigue all being commonplace within the industry.

    We all know that we should consider ergonomics and proper posture while working, but what do we mean by ‘good ergonomics’ and ‘good posture’ and what are the route causes of the issues so many of us face while working as dentists?

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  • Smile Message - Nick Olive

    Why I think the World is Rejecting the Dental Spittoon

    A lot has changed in the world over the last 18 months and the dental industry is no different. A-dec has seen the use of dental spittoons declining for years and the majority of private and government clinics in America no longer use dental spittoons.

    Why are so many dental professionals now choosing to work without spittoons? Here a 5 main reasons….

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  • Prosthodontics

    Surgical and Prosthetic Restoration of the Occlusal Plane: A Clinical Report

    ABSTRACT
    The main causes of teeth loss are either periodontal disease or advanced caries, Partial edentulism adversely affects the neighboring teeth gradually causing drifting and supraeruption of opposing arch teeth into the edentulous space. Patient may encounter difficulty in speech, inadequate mastication, altered facial features, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction resulting in poor physical and mental health. Prolonged edentulousness gradually leads to deterioration of bone morphology and supporting periodontium to an extent that makes extraction the only solution.

    In certain cases where complete dentures are indicated and in order to make the transition from partial edentulism to complete edentulism less traumatic for the patient. Immediate complete dentures can be considered as affective treatment to preserve the patient’s natural appearance.

    Through this case report, we will be presenting the steps we followed to achieve this immediate complete denture rehabilitation.

    KEYWORDS
    Immediate complete denture, Dysfunctional occlusal parameters, Aesthetic rehabilitation, Surgical treatment.

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  • Restorative

    Keys to Successful Placement of Zirconia Restorations

    ABSTRACT
    The many positive characteristics of zirconia have made this material a popular choice in indirect dentistry. This article focuses on the placement of zirconia restorations, highlighting proper principles and techniques for successful outcomes. Such issues as sandblasting, the use of primers and cleaning agents, and whether to cement or bond are discussed, and case examples are presented.

    KEYWORDS
    Zirconia restorations, Restorative, Bonding.

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  • Restorative

    Preformed Metal Crown in Permanent First Molar; A Case Report

    ABSTRACT
    Preformed stainless steel crown (PMC) in hypomineralized first permanent molar is a good choice in late presentation of defected permanent molar in child suffering from molar-incisor hypomineralization (MIH), their simple placement has often proven to be clinically and statistically superior to other restoration.

    KEYWORDS
    (FPMs) First permanent molars, (MIH) molar-incisor hypomineralization, (PMC’S) preformed metal crowns, (SS) stainless steel crown, Complex restorations, Post eruptive breakdown, (LA) local anesthesia, (GI) glass ionomer.

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