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Intraoral scanning v conventional impressions – patient related outcomes

The Dental Elf

This review comparing patient-related outcomes of intraoral scanning and conventional impression methods included 13 studies. The findings indicated a patient preference for digital scanning over conventional impression techniques. Nine of the included studies were RCTs and all were considered to be at unclear risk of bias.

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The performance of two-implant overdentures in the atrophic maxilla: a case series with 1-year follow-up

Dental News and Technology

Methods In this case series, 15 consecutive patients who were eligible for maxillary implant overdenture therapy, but who had insufficient bone volume to place at least four implants and were unwilling to be treated with reconstructive surgery were asked to participate. Implant and overdenture survival rate were 89.3% and 85.7%, respectively.

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Tooth loss during supportive periodontal care: A prospective study

Dental News and Technology

Abstract Aim: To assess periodontal stability and the association between tooth- and patient-related factors and tooth loss during supportive periodontal care (SPC). Materials and methods: A prospective observational study was carried out on previously treated periodontitis patients followed up for 5 years in SPC. 2024 Feb 26.

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Clear aligner treatment among patients with compromised periodontal tissue

Dental News and Technology

New randomized clinical studies, which evaluate the effects of hygiene control and patient-related factors, may elucidate this issue. More important than the type of appliance are individual factors, including oral hygiene habits, clinical control of the periodontal condition, and the orthodontic biomechanics performed.

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CDOCS Welcomes Dr. Dan Butterman as New Faculty Chair

Dentistry Today

From mastering cutting-edge digital dentistry techniques to navigating patient relations and practice management, our aim is to offer a well-rounded educational experience that supports our members in all facets of their professional development,” Dr. Butterman elaborated.

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Splint Therapy: Time Is On Our Side

Dentistry Gone Digital

Each provider comes into their own by developing skills to have patients relate needs and eventually invite them confidently to enter appliance therapy. Time Is on Our Side Early in my career, I became frustrated with splint therapy. In the clinical area, it was working.

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Is perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in the case of routine surgical removal of the third molar still justified? A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with a split-mouth design

Dental News and Technology

Conclusions Perioperative administration of oral antibiotics neither revealed additional benefits in patient-related outcome measures nor reduced postoperative complications compared with the placebo group indicated at routine surgical removal of noninflamed wisdom teeth.