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OBJECTIVES The aim of this survey was to investigate the reasons for extraction of the various tooth types in Scotland. This study replicated one which was undertaken 15 years earlier. A further aim, therefore, was to identify any changes in the frequency of extraction of each tooth type in the 15 years between the two studies. METHODS The names of every(More)
AIMS Although Scotland has the highest proportion of edentulous adults in the UK, the frequency of edentulousness has fallen by 21% during the last 20 years. This study, carried out in 1999, was designed to establish whether the reasons for tooth loss have also changed since 1984 when they were last determined. METHODS The Scottish Dental Practice Board(More)
Aims Although Scotland has the highest proportion of edentulous adults in the UK, the frequency of edentulousness has fallen by 21% during the last 20 years. This study, carried out in 1999, was designed to establish whether the reasons for tooth loss have also changed since 1984 when they were last determined.Methods The Scottish Dental Practice Board(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic and treatment-planning decision making of cohorts of dental surgeons with different experiences and specialty backgrounds. METHODOLOGY Periapical radiographs of 20 teeth in patients referred for an opinion regarding the provision of endodontic surgical retreatment were taken using a paralleling(More)
We aimed to find out how long irradiated polyglactin 910 (Vicryl Rapide) remained in the oral tissues and to investigate the effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on absorption time and bacterial growth on sutures. Twenty-one volunteers each had two Vicryl Rapide sutures placed intraorally under local anaesthesia. Ten of these subjects used chlorhexidine(More)
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