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For: restorative dentistry

Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART)- factors affecting success rate

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This review of the factors that affect the success rate of atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) restorations in children included 47 studies. THe findings suggest that the operator and and type of restoration are significant factors influencing the success.

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Direct pulp capping in permanent teeth

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This review the outcome of direct pulp capping (DPC) in mature permanent teeth with a cariously exposed pulp and a clinical diagnosis of reversible pulpitis included 14 studies. The findings suggest that direct pulp capping is generally a clinically effective procedure in teeeth with reversible pulpitis.

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Obstructive sleep apnoea–Effectiveness of different mandibular advancement devices

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This review of the the effectiveness of different mandibular advancement devices for obstructive sleep apnoea included 50 RCTS. While the findins suggest that mono-bloc MADs are more effective duo-bloc devices the quality of the available evidence is very low.

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Digital or conventional workflow for single implant crown impressions?

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Thibault Colloc takes a look at this review comparing digital and conventional workflows for the placement of single crowns on dental implants. Ten studies were included involving 214 patients and 278 crowns.

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Etching time and bonding of adhesive systems to dentine of primary teeth

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This review the influence of reducing the etching time on the dentine of primary teeth for bonding with etch-and-rinse and self-etching adhesive systems included 8 laboratory studies. The findings suggest that that reductions in acid-etching and primer application did not impact the immediate bond strength.

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Effects of NSAIDs on dental implant osseointegration

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In his first blog for the Dental Elf Alex Orchard looks at a review of studies assessing the impact of non-steroidal antiflamatory drugs (NDAIDs) on dental implant osseointegration. Only a very small number of studies were identified providing insufficient information to draw any conclusions.

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Denture stomatitis: Is microwave disinfection effective?

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This review of the effectiveness of removable complete denture disinfection using microwaves for the treatment of denture stomatitis included 3 small RCTs. While the findings suggest that microwave may be effective the evidence is of low certainty so additional high quality well reported studies are needed.

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Bruxism: Are botulinum toxin injections effective in management?

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The review of the use of botulinum toxin type A injections in the management of primary bruxism in adults included 10 studies. Only 6 of the included studies were RCTs and the studies were generally small are very hetrogeneous so additional well designed and conducted RCTs are needed.

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Aerosol generating procedures: minimising production during dental procedures

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This Cochrane rapid review of the effectiveness of methods used during dental treatment procedures to minimize aerosol production and reduce or neutralize contamination in aerosols. While the studies suggest a reduction in the levels of bacterial contamination the quality of the studies means the evidence is of low certainty.

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CAD-CAM systems and removable partial dentures

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Thibault Colloc looks at a recent review of the accuracy of CAD-CAM systems for the fabrication of removable partial dentures. The availabel evidence is limited as only 7 studies were included only 2 of which were clinical.

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