Little evidence available on the effectiveness of SLA and SLActive dental implants

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In recent years a number of variations to implant surfaces have been introduced as it is considered that surface topography has an important role. Modifications have included, sandblasting, acid-etching, grit- blasting, anodisation, discrete calcium-phosphate crystal deposition, coatings with biological molecules and chemical modification. The aim of this review was to assess he survival percentage, clinical [read the full story…]

Review suggests that glass ionomers had best retention rates in non-carious cervical lesions

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The aetiology of non-carious cervical lesions  (NCCLs) has not been fully clarified but they are characterised by a slow and gradual loss of mineralized dental tissue in the absence of dental caries. This results in a saucer or wedge-shaped defect that appears along the cementum–enamel Junction.   The aim of this review was to assess the [read the full story…]

1-step bonding technique for orthodontic appliances provides modest time saving compared with 2-stage techniques

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The application of dental bonding to orthodontics had had a significant impact on with  bonded appliances replacing multi-banded systems.  With the development of bonding systems there is increasing interest in 1-step systems.  These self-etch systems (SEPs) are used by about 30% of American practitioners and are thought to reduce chair-side time.   The aim of this [read the full story…]