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A nurse’s role—public health in dental practice

Care pathways can support a preventive approach to oral health and improve public health by encouraging patients to self-care. Ann Smith and Ravi Singh describe how a practice redesigned its services to focus on prevention, and the dental nurse’s central role in the new arrangements.

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Why only ethics can really change dentistry

Tif Qureshi, President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, looks at a way of approaching the general provision of care in the UK based on ethics, transparency and honesty with the general public

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Cracking up? Getting to grips with cracked tooth syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS) is a dental condition in which a partial crack extends into the dentin. CTS can be difficult to diagnose and complex to treat effectively. This article reviews the clinical features, diagnostic tools and management options for symptomatic, incompletely fractured posterio

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Facilitating group learning: What strategy works best?

Group learning provides an opportunity for dental nurses to meet and review their professional practice, and discuss and evaluate standards, processes and outcomes, with a view to progression and personal development. Debbie Reed discusses how to create a learning group

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Oral lichen planus: aetiology, diagnosis and treatment

Oral lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the oral mucosa. It cannot be cured but its symptoms can be controlled. Dr Anne Hegarty describes the condition, how to identify it, topical and systemic treatments and the prognosis for people affected