Josh Sharpling and Zo Ali

Josh Sharpling and Zo Ali

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Prosthodontips – unstuck: composites

This month Josh Sharpling and Zohaib Ali discuss the difficulties over choosing the correct composite material for your restorations. Composites have quickly become a mainstay of the restorative dentist’s arsenal over the past decade. With the phase out of amalgam in many countries and practices, there are lots of composite courses out there to help … Continued

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Prosthodontips – canine guidance or group function?

In this month’s Prosthodontips, Josh Sharpling and Zohaib Ali cover the thorny subject of occlusion and whether to restore by canine guidance or group function. In the last columns, we have discussed treatment options for rehabilitating patients with tooth wear. Today we are going to very lightly step into a huge dental topic, which can … Continued

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Prosthodontips – managing toothwear

Josh Sharpling and Zo Ali explore toothwear, why patients may seek treatment and the different ways clinicians can help. In the previous columns we introduced toothwear and how to recognise it. Diagnosis is closely followed by stabilisation using dietary modifications, optimising eating habits, appropriate oral hygiene practices and working with the patient’s GP. Along with … Continued

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Prosthodontips – toothwear

In this month’s Prosthodontips, Josh Sharpling and Zo Ali discuss toothwear, how to diagnose it and how to treat it. Toothwear, tooth surface loss, erosion, attrition, abrasion, abfraction. There are many ways to describe the non-carious loss of enamel and dentine (Figure 1). The terminology has evolved as our understanding of the microprocesses involved has … Continued

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Prosthodontips – digital dentistry in complex cases

In the first of a regular series, Josh Sharpling and Zo Ali give readers their prosthodontips. In the first column they discuss digital dentistry, or more specifically, CAD/CAM. Digital technology is now commonplace in dentistry including: Practice management software Patient tracking Radiographs Cameras. However, when most talk about ‘digital dentistry’, they mean the use of … Continued

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