Mark qualified from Birmingham University in 1988. After 4 years in general practice he joined the Royal Air Force Dental Branch on a Short Service Commission serving in the UK and overseas gaining his Diploma and Membership exams in general dental surgery. On leaving the RAF Mark completed his Fellowship to the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FFGDP). Mark purchased Broadway Dental Care in 1998 and provides a referral service for other dentists. He is an assessor for the Royal College of Surgeons and holds an honorary lecturer post at The University of Liverpool and is studying for an MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare at the University of Oxford, Kellogg College.
Mark-Steven Howe looks at a new review of the methodological quality of dental implant guidelines. Improvements are needed in a number of area to improve on existing guidelines.[read the full story...]
This systematic review of the ‘All-on-4®’ concept for fixed full arch restoration includes 24 studies of limited quality is considered here by Mark-Steven Howe.[read the full story...]
Mark-Steven Howe looks in detail at a recent network meta-analysis (NMA) of periodontal outcomes following third molar surgery. However the limited number of studies available for the NMA mean the reviews findings need to be interpreted with caution.[read the full story...]
Mark Steven Howe considers this review of extra-oral implant retention. 12 mainly retrospective studies were included providing limited data from which to drawn conclusions regarding the best retention system.[read the full story...]
Mark-Steven Howe assesses a systematic review looking at the impact of rigid and non-rigid connectors between natural teeth and implants on the biological, functional and/or the prosthetic complication rates. Ten mainly retrospective studies were included providing limited evidence that needs to be interpreted cautiously.[read the full story...]
Mark-Steven Howe looks at a review of complete overdentures supported on mini-implants. Although 24 studies are included the majority are small and short term so while good overall overdenture survival was seen the results should be interpreted with caution.[read the full story...]
Mark-Steven Howe writes his debut blog on an updated review by Kodoma et al on the efficacy of the mandibular 2-implant overdenture.[read the full story...]