“Treat me with respect”. What happens before, during and after coercion?

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John Baker takes a look at a recent systematic review and thematic analysis, which explores psychiatric patients’ reported perceptions of the situations associated with the process of coercion.

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Dentine hypersensitivity: do mouthwashes help?

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This review of mouthwashes for the management of dentine hypersensitivity included 7 small studies all at high risk of bias. While minor benefits in patients’ subjective perception were seen the limited quality of the study means these findings should be interpreted with caution.

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Dental implants: evidence on patient expectations mainly cross-sectional

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There is a growing interest in patients’ expectations of dental implants. This review found 10 mainly cross sectional studies with variable quality of reporting. Expectations with respect to aesthetics and function predominated.

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Study finds that non-conventional caries management approaches are acceptable to children, parents and dentists

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We are seeing a move towards more conservative methods of managing caries and also an increasing need to consider the patients perspectives of treatment. This study aimed to compare children’s behaviour and pain perception when approximal dentinal caries lesions in primary molars (in children aged 3–8 years old) were managed with three treatment strategies; conventional [read the full story…]

What motivates patients to seek orthognathic treatment?

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Satisfaction with orthognathic treatment for dentofacial deformity is generally high. However, an important minority of patients are dissatisfied with the outcome, often despite technically good results.  The aims of this study were to qualitatively explore and analyse the full range of impacts of dentofacial deformity, and to understand patients’ motivations for seeking orthognathic treatment. The [read the full story…]

Four types of orthognathic patient; metamorphosizers, pragmatists, shedders, and evolvers

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Abnormalities of the jaws and dentition that may constitute a hazard to the maintenance of oral health, and interfere with general well-being of the individual by adversely affecting dentofacial aesthetics, mandibular function, or speech can be defined as dentofacial deformities.  Treatment ( orthognathic ) usually involves combination of orthodontic and surgical treatment.  Satisfaction rates are [read the full story…]

Do I need orthodontic treatment – professionals and patient opinions vary

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The number of orthodontic treatments carried out has risen steadily. The reasons patients and parents seek treatment may well differ  from that of the professional who is likely to prioritise function and occlusion. There are systems that have been used to quantify the severity of malocclusions and orthodontic need in an objective manner one of [read the full story…]