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Does animal-assisted therapy help reduce dental anxiety?

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In this blog Rebecca Manson considers a systematic review assessing whether the use of animal-assisted therapy helps reduce anxiety during dental care in children and adolescents.

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Restorative survival rate -self-adhesive resin cement versus selective-etch, total-etch and self-etch adhesives

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This review assessing the durability of self-adhesive resin bonding, postoperative sensitivity, and the overall survival rate of indirect restorations compared to total-etch, selective-etch, and self-etch adhesives includes 9 RCTs.

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Autogenous dentine graft for implant placement

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This review comparing autogenous dentine graft (ADG) to other bone graft materials for implant placement included 9 studies five of whihc were RCTs. The findings suggest that ADG has similar outcomes to other bone graft material howevr the limited number and quality of the availabel studies means tha findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Mandibular overdentures – stud or ball retained?

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This review of the clinical performance and self-reported patient outcomes of ball and stud attachments as mandibular overdenture retainers included 17 studies. While greater patient satisfaction was seen with the stud type almost all of the included studies were considered to be at high risk of bias so the findingas should be interpreted cautiously.

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Inferior alveolar nerve block 2% mepivacaine versus 4% articaine – trial

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This well conducted randomised controlled trial assessed inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) success of 2% mepivacaine and 4% articaine in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP) in mandibular molars during access cavity preparation and instrumentation.

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Top Dental Elf blogs Oct – Dec 2022

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Our most read blogd in October, November and December 2022 covered treatments for burning mouth syndrome, recurrent oral aphthous stomatitis and preformed metal crowns on primary molars

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Top Dental Elf blogs Apr – Jun 2022

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Traumatic dental injuries, hypomineraised primary molars and links between iron-deficiency and early childhood caries were the topics of our most read blogs in April , May and June of 2022.

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Preformed metal crown on primary molars – Conventional or Hall techniques?

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This review of the outcomes of preformed metal crowns placed on primary molars using conventional and Hall techniques included 5 studies. The findings suggest similar overal sucess and survival rates for both techniques.

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Global prevalence of edentulism in the over 45s

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This review summarising global data on the prevalence of edentulism and dental caries of people aged ≥45 years living in the community included 86 studies. The estimated global prevalence of edentulism in those ≥45 years was 22% (95%CI; 19 to 24%).

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Peri-implantitis – How common is it?

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This review aiming to estimate the overall prevalence of peri-implantitis included 57 studies (18 cross-sectional,18 longitudinal, 17 cohort studies, 3 RCTs and 1 case-control). Meta-analysis found an ooverall patient level prevalence of 20% (95%CI; 16.6 to 23.7%). However most of the studies used convenience samples and there was a marked heterogeneity in the diagnostic criteria used so the findings should be viewed cautiously.

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