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In safe hands

Trudie Dawson considers the role of the dental nurse in safeguarding

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They wear it well

The amount of tooth wear seen among our patients is currently considerably greater than in the past due to the fact that more people are now retaining their natural teeth into old age. Tooth wear is caused by three phenomena: erosion, attrition and abrasion. Anna Middleton reports

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DUWL infection control

Peter Bacon has a tried and tested protocol for maintaining the water quality of dental unit waterlines that should at least tick that off your list.

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Protecting vulnerable groups

Linda Walker considers this important topic in relation to General Dental Council (GDC) Standards and the introduction of GDPR

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Hidden messages

Trudie Dawson discusses the art of active listening and the skill of reading body language

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Fluoride

Christine MacLeavy considers the effective application of fluoride varnish in this peer-reviewed CPD article

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A clear alternative

Marie Bones shares her experience of Invisalign – and consider the role of the dental nurse

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Oral care for head and neck

When a patient is diagnosed with head and neck cancer, their oral health will likely be the last thing on their mind. Dentist Francesca Capaldi and dental nurse Catriona Arnott explain the best approach

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Use of clinical photography

Kelly Henderson considers how photography as a dental record can aid your practice, clinical skills and become your indisputable evidence should you need it.

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Calming a storm

Lesley Redman considers the importance of oral desensitisation in relation to dementia and additional needs