Chlorhexidine mouthwash after periodontal or implant surgery

shutterstock_20760106 - mouthwash

This review of the benefits of chlorhexidine rinsing after periodontal or implant surgery included 11 small RCTs which provide very low quality evidence of a benefit.

[read the full story...]

Peri-implantitis: Is periodontal disease a risk factor?

shutterstock_112057412

This review to assess whether dental implants placed in patients with periodontitis have a higher risk of peri-implantitis included 19 mainly cross-sectional studies providing very low quality evidence to suggest a link.

[read the full story...]

Ameloblastoma: Radical or conservative surgery?

CT_Scan_of_ameloblastoma

20 retrospective studies were included in this review of surgical approaches for ameloblastoma . The finding suggest fewer recurrences with radical approaches.

[read the full story...]

Ameloblastoma: how common is it?

Ameloblastoma_-_high_mag

This review of the global incidence of ameloblastoma included 49 studies with just 7 studies contributing to the pooled incidence rate estimate of 0.92 per million person‐years.

[read the full story...]

Dental implants: Does crown-to-implant ratio influence treatment outcomes?

shutterstock_70163050 dental implants

This review of the influence of crown-to-implant ratio on single-tooth,non-splinted implant outcomes includes 8 observational studies and suggests no impact with crown-to-implant ratios ranging from 0.86 to 2.14.

[read the full story...]

Palatal canines: open or closed surgical approaches?

shutterstock_95774107

Two surgical approaches ( open and closed) for palatally displaced canines were compared in this multi-centre RCT. No differences in operating time was seen between the two approaches but those in the open group had more pain.

[read the full story...]

Dental general anaesthesia in children: Impacts on the family

This review suggests that children in kinship foster care may do better than those in traditional foster care, in terms of their behavioural development, mental health functioning, and placement stability

21 quality of life studies were included in this review of the family impacts following children’s dental treatment under general anaesthesia. The findings suggest a significant positive impact on parental emotions, activity, and conflict.

[read the full story...]

Dental implants: immediate placement in infected sockets and survival rates

shutterstock_112057412

9 observational studies were included in this review comparing the immediate placement of implants in an infected site compared to a health site. The findings suggest no difference although the quality of the evidence is low to very low.

[read the full story...]

Nano-hydroxyapatite for dentine hypersensitivity?

shutterstock_7431811

8 RCTS were included in this review of the clinical effectiveness of nano-hydroxyapatite (n-HAP)-based desensitising agents with the findings suggesting a benefit.

[read the full story...]