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Peri-implantitis: Is it a crisis?

July 2, 2015

In the US over 500,000 implants are placed each year, whilst in the UK that figure was around 140,000 for 2010. The prevalence of peri-implantitis has been reported to be up to 29% most notably in patients whose implants are placed within a partial dentition. This yields a potentially vast number of implants, possibly as many as 185,000 in the US and UK alone that might succumb to some form of peri-implant disease on an annual basis.

Where periodontology has advanced

June 2, 2015

This afternoon, Prof. Mark Barthold from the University of Adelaide in Australia will be presenting a paper on periodontal medicine as part of the Asia Pacific session at EuroPerio8 in London. In this editorial, written exclusively for Dental Tribune Online, he discusses some of the myriad major advances in periodontology in recent times.

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Dental implantology: Evolution or the road to ruin?

June 1, 2015

Teeth are highly evolved structures that have developed progressively over millions of years in attempts to protect themselves from caries and periodontal diseases. Over the years, many advances have been made that can treat these various diseases predictably. Various strategies have been developed to prevent or slow down these problems given adequate patient compliance and appropriate personal and professional maintenance. Despite these very significant improvements, there are still instances when patients are advised that one or other tooth has to be extracted.

Why dentistry needs branding

May 27, 2015

Owning a dental practice or group has always presented challenges, but the marketplace has never been more crowded than it is now. With an ever-increasing level of choice for patients, it is more important than ever for dental businesses to stand out from the crowd. While we, of course, all know the value of providing a first-rate customer service, and that will always remain the most important factor, how many of us recognise the importance of creating and building a brand?

Get pixelated or why online dentistry needs to be more active on Facebook

May 21, 2015

It is commonly accepted that Facebook is one of the largest and most important online platforms in 2015. As it continues to dominate the social media landscape and hold a massive captive audience, the critical question is, are you utilising Facebook and, if not, why not?

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Periodontology in the UK: A mixed national picture

April 29, 2015

The UK is gearing up to host the largest conference in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry ever held with EuroPerio8 taking place on 3-6 June at London ExCel. Over 100 speakers will contribute to the main scientific programme and there are many additional sponsor sessions. Over 1500 abstracts have been accepted. Already over 7,000 periodontists, implantologists, general dentists and dental hygienists from 96 different countries have confirmed their attendance.

Understanding orofacial pain

March 19, 2015

Pain is one of the most complex health conditions encountered, as it affects not only the sufferers, but also the community in which they live. It is often associated with other co-morbidities, especially anxiety, depression and chronic pain elsewhere. In the orofacial region, the most commonly reported pain is dental, and this inevitably requires a visit to a dentist, who in most instances can provide a cure. However, there are other pains encountered in the orofacial region that can become chronic, defined as pain that has been present for over three months. These pains need to be diagnosed correctly, as their management is different.

Limited liability for dentists: What to consider

February 27, 2015

Unlike many other types of business, dental practices have historically been denied the advantages of limited liability. However, the introduction of new laws meant that, with effect from 1 August 2006, dentists could run their practices using either a company or a limited liability partnership (LLP). Amanda Maskery, Chair of the Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists in the UK and partner and head of the dental team at Newcastle law firm Sintons, details the implications of changing a dental business structure from self-employment to a limited company.

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