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Combatting bone loss – the techniques

 Andoni Jones shares his views on techniques available to combat bone loss post extraction. It has been shown that 11-22% of vertical bone loss and approximately 32% of horizontal bone loss occurs in the first six months post extraction (Tan et al, 2012).  Immediate implant protocols have been developed to help minimise this bone loss … Continued

Clinical tips: smile line assessment

Photo – Figure 3: Average smile line Emily Clarke discusses smile and gingival display assessment Assessment of the ‘smile line’ or amount of gingiva displayed when smiling is essential for the diagnosis of aesthetic dentofacial problems and for restorative treatment planning in the aesthetic zone – and only takes a few seconds. An average smile … Continued

Clinical tips and tricks – and a cabaret show

Join Dr Martin Kelleher, consultant in restorative dentistry, for an afternoon of clinical tips and tricks in restorative dentistry on 14 November. The British Dental Association (BDA) Northern Ireland branch will be holding the event in Belfast – with dinner and a cabaret show for afters. Claudette Christie, president of the BDA NI, said: ‘This … Continued