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Dental Showcase Focus
Denosumab is a new alternative to bisphosphonates, and dental professionals have either already encountered or will soon encounter patients who have been prescribed this medication. That is why this month's research summary is focusing on this new drug and how it affects dental care.
With the announcement that National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are to review their guidelines on Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis given the recent research showing an increase in the incidence of infective endocarditis in the UK, this months research summary is a review of the current position.
This article will aim to outline the risk factors, types of injury along with emergency management of traumatic dental injury and guidance on chair side support for splinting of teeth. Advice for the prevention of traumatic dental injuries will also be discussed
There has been little contemporary published evidence concerning the current and future dental care professional (DCP) (and, in particular, dental nurses) workforce alone. This article will discuss some of the implications for dental nurses from the findings of the contemporary research
This article argues the consequence of this consent-led approach as the manner in which we respect patients can cause us to overlook matters of concern in dentistry. For that reason it may well be necessary to develop a bespoke model of patient interaction for the dental profession
Osteoporosis, a condition where bones become weak and fragile, is usually treated by bisphosphonate medication. These drugs can cause osteonecrosis of the jaw, which has significant implications for dental care
This article aims to review the introduction of close support dentistry in the undergraduate curriculum for dental science and dental nursing students by improving their understanding of the benefits of a fully trained and well integrated dental team
The advent of bonding agents has led to major changes in practical dentistry. As bonding agents continue to evolve rapidly, it becomes increasingly important to identify different types of adhesives, their purposes, and the differing techniques required for their efficient placement
Working as a team prevents medical errors and increases patient safety, hence the importance for the dental nurse and their team to understand how to maximise patient safety and minimise medicolegal consequences. This article focuses on the legal ramifications of preventable nerve injuries