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Smile design and the pink hybrid restoration: the prosthetic solution for ridge deficiency

Christian Coachman, Marcelo A Calamita and Eric Van Dooren present a realistic and practical treatment plan. Part one: background, case objectives and treatment plan The ‘new world’ of aesthetic dentistry has created a great burden for the practising clinician. Media-centred advertising would have one believe that anyone and everyone can buy the ‘perfect’ smile. Although

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The NHS evolution and your options

Nigel Jones discusses NHS dentistry, its evolution and what it could mean for NHS practitioners and their options for the future. Although a precedent exists for a significant change to NHS dentistry in the run up to a General Election, with the infamous July 1992 fee cut, no one is seriously expecting anything dramatic to

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The buck stops there

Kevin Lewis looks at the current scapegoats in dentistry and how the news broke about the dentist who allegedly breached infection control procedures. It is probably just as well that Harry S Truman, the US President who served two terms at the end of and following World War II, is no longer with us. There

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One-to-one training

Luke Barnett discusses the benefits of one-to-one training. How do most people learn new skills in the most effective manner? When you have learned a new technique or process, what works best for you? I suppose that everyone is different but there must be some common elements as to what makes education more effective. What

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Strengthening the economy with Trailblazer

Trailblazer in Dental Health’s standards have been approved by the Government. Read on to find out why the scheme’s organiser, Mustafa Mohammed, thinks it can work so well. The standards that were developed by the Trailblazer in Dental Health have been approved under phase two of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ Trailblazers apprenticeship

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Intraoral vision in dentistry

Tony Beale describes two new simple products that can improve intraoral vision for dental operatives. In order to achieve optimum results in all dental procedures, whether these are routine examinations, or complex surgical operations, the prime concern of the operator must be to maximise quality of vision. As it is impossible to arrest the onward

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The challenge of new patient acquisition

Software of Excellence discusses its findings from its recent white paper that reveals how the most successful practices attract new patients, month after month. Did you know that 60% of dentists are unaware of the number of lapsed patients in their practice, 40% don’t track where new patients come from and 30% are unaware of

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It’s just an illusion

Nikunj Sondager takes a look at how cavities can often be made unnecessarily larger because of a false perception. Do dentists make larger holes than they need to? One of the most important tools for dentists are the eyes; they help us look for signs of disease and conduct treatment. Unfortunately, visual illusions have the

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How brochures could drive new patients through your door

Chloe Bradbury goes back to basics by discussing the benefits of a brochure and explaining how going digital can make it cost effective. As mundane as it may sound, it may be beneficial to consider the humble brochure, a well-used marketing tool but one not so prevalent in our constantly digitalised age. The beautiful brochure

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The view from up there

Geoff Newman looks back on the history of dentistry and how things have changed since. On the whole, the dental profession is quite a young profession, certainly compared to the profession I joined back in the 70s. This fact gives me something of an advantage over almost everybody practising in that I have a much