Telehealth technologies in care homes

Bhamra, I. B., Gallagher, J. E., Patel, R. (2023) ‘Telehealth technologies in care homes: a gap for dentistry?’, Journal of Public Health, fdad258 Introduction Care home residents are often individuals who require additional care and are dependent on others for carrying out activities of daily living. Studies have found that nursing homes do not prioritise[…]

Artificial Intelligence Applications In Implant Dentistry: A Systematic Review

Revilla-León, M., Gómez-Polo, M., Vyas, S., Barmak, B. A., Galluci, G. O., Att, W., & Krishnamurthy, V. R. (2023) ‘Artificial intelligence applications in implant dentistry: A systematic review’, The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, 129(2), pp. 293–300. INTRODUCTION Artificial intelligence (AI) research refers to development of computer systems displaying intelligent behaviour. Machine learning is a subtype[…]

What is Cleft palate and the role of autogenous, alveolar bone grafting and dental implant rehabilitation.

Vuletić, M., Knežević, P., Jokić, D., Rebić, J., Žabarović, D., & Macan, D. (2014). Alveolar Bone Grafting in Cleft Patients from Bone Defect to Dental Implants. Acta stomatologica Croatica, 48(4), 250–257. Background Cleft lip and palate is the most prevalent congenital craniofacial deformity, which significantly impacts various aspects of life, including aesthetics, function, psychological well-being, dental development,[…]

The ADEPT study: a comparative study of dentists’ ability to detect enamel-only proximal caries in bitewing radiographs with and without the use of AssistDent artificial intelligence software

Devlin, H., Williams, T., Graham, J. et al. The ADEPT study: a comparative study of dentists’ ability to detect enamel-only proximal caries in bitewing radiographs with and without the use of AssistDent artificial intelligence software. Br Dent J 231, 481–485 (2021). Background Picking up enamel-only caries using bitewing radiography is difficult and often missed by dental practitioners. This research[…]

A multi-site service evaluation of silver diamine fluoride use for children

Timms, L., Bux, S., Maybin, L. et al. (2023). A multi-site service evaluation of silver diamine fluoride use for children. Br Dent J 235, 269–272 Background Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is relatively new to the UK. During the covid-19 pandemic, the introduction of SDF into standard operating procedures helped to increase its use. It is used mostly for caries[…]

Hypodontia and its impact on a young person’s quality of life, esthetics, and self-esteem

Johal A, Huang Y, Toledano S. Hypodontia and its impact on a young person’s quality of life, esthetics, and self-esteem. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2022 Feb;161(2):220-227. Introduction Hypodontia has been defined as the developmental absence of at least 1 permanent tooth (excluding wisdom teeth). With a reported prevalence of 3.5-6.5% in permanent dentition, it[…]

Association between Periodontal Disease and Cognitive Impairment in Adults

Said-Sadier, N., Sayegh, B., Farah, R., Abbas, L. A., Dweik, R., Tang, N., & Ojcius, D. M. (2023). Association between Periodontal Disease and Cognitive Impairment in Adults. International journal of environmental research and public health, 20(6), 4707. Background Periodontitis is an increasingly common severe oral disease which until recently was believed to be confined to the oral[…]

Preservation of whole antibodies in ancient teeth

Shaw, B. et al. (2023). ‘Preservation of whole antibodies in ancient teeth’, iScience, 26(9), pp. 1-11 Background Palaeoproteomics, or the study of ancient proteins, is an emerging field that intersects palaeontology, archaeology and biochemistry. Its extension into the field of dentistry and oral bioscience has remained notably limited, until now. This study reveals that teeth[…]

3D Printing In Dentistry

Dawood, A., Marti Marti, B., Sauret-Jackson, V., & Darwood, A. (2015). 3D printing in dentistry. British dental journal, 219(11), 521–529 Background As advancements in technology are being made, more frequently these have been utilised and implemented into the dental field. In previous years these had more diagnostic roles in practice, however these technologies have begun to involve[…]

Effectiveness of sensory adaptive dental environments at reducing dental anxiety in children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Reynolds, K., Chimoriya, R., Chandio, N., Tracey, D., Pradhan, A., Fahey, P., Stormon, N., & Arora, A. (2023). Effectiveness of sensory adaptive dental environments to reduce psychophysiology responses of dental anxiety and support positive behaviours in children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analyses. BMC oral health, 23(1), 769. Background Intellectual[…]