Rachel Symons summarises a qualitative study that explores the relationship between autism and social anxiety in male adults.[read the full story...]
Dentures: techniques and materials for final impressions
9 RCTs were included in this Cochrane review of different final-impression techniques and materials for complete and removable partial dentures. The available evidence for the relative benefits of different denture fabrication techniques and final-impression materials is limited and is of low or very low quality.[read the full story...]
Dentures: 1 or 2 step impressions?
This review compare single step impressions verses two step impression techniques for complete denture construction. 7 RCTs were included and they suggests that a two step approach is not necessary for technical quality, user satisfaction or quality of life.[read the full story...]
Digital impressions for fixed prosthodontics?
This review of Intraoral digital impressions suggest they provide similar accuracy to conventional elastomeric impressions. However only 2 of the 11 studies included are clinical and these are both small, so the results should be interpreted cautiously.[read the full story...]
Intraoral scanners for digital impressions
8 small studies were identified for this review of intra-oral scanners for digital impressions. Very little evidence of their validity, repeatability and reproducibility is available to guide practitioners, so further high quality studies are needed.[read the full story...]
Limited available evidence suggests that a one-step impression technique is sufficient for the majority of edentulous patients
Obtaining an accurate impression of the potential denture supporting area is a key stage in the construction of complete dentures. Traditionally a two-stage procedure has been recommended. The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness of different impression materials and techniques used in complete denture construction. Medline/PubMed and the Cochrane Library were searched together [read the full story…]