This review of metastatic neoplasms in the oral cavity included 217 observational studies from 33 countries. The 348 cases identified arose from 29 primary sites the most common being lung (21%) and breast (12%).[read the full story...]
Pulp capping carious exposures in adults: calcium hydroxide or MTA?
This small but well conducted RCT compares the effectiveness of MTA and calcium hydroxide for direct pulp capping material in adult molars with carious pulpal exposure finding better performance for MTA at 3 years.[read the full story...]
Fibre-reinforced composites fixed partial dentures – survival rates
9 studies were included in this review of fibre-reinforced composites fixed partial dentures. Only 3 of the included studies were prospective and were considered to be moderate quality. Good survival rates were seen at 4-5years.[read the full story...]
Dental Implants: survival rate in irradiated patients
40 studies were identified for this review of dental implants in irradiated patients. While survival rates were good, they were lower than in non-irradiated areas. As the majority of the included studies were retrospective the findings should be viewed cautiously.[read the full story...]
Ferrule effect improved outcomes in endodontically treated teeth?
The majority of the included studies in this review of the ferrule effect in-vitro studies ( 32 out of 37) and while they indicate greater longevity in teeth with ferrules further information is needed from clinical studies.[read the full story...]