Valerie Clerehugh

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OBJECTIVES To review the prevalence and current concepts of the mechanisms and aetiology of gingival recession and present the principles of assessment and management of the patient with gingival recession. DATA AND SOURCES The literature was searched for review and original research papers relating prevalence, mechanisms, aetiology, assessment, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the periodontally significant diagnostic information obtainable from radiographs and the stages during periodontal therapy when the information may influence patient management and treatment outcomes. DATA Confined to studies involving conventional radiography, as this remains the commonest imaging method in clinical dental practice(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of an electric toothbrush with a specially designed orthodontic brush head compared with a manual toothbrush in controlling plaque and gingivitis in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances over an 8-week period in a dental practice setting. METHODS This was a randomised controlled,(More)
Multivariable analysis is a widely used statistical methodology for investigating associations amongst clinical variables. However, the problems of collinearity and multicollinearity, which can give rise to spurious results, have in the past frequently been disregarded in dental research. This article illustrates and explains the problems which may be(More)
In advanced periodontal disease alveolar bone crestal loss is readily apparent on radiographs. However, in incipient disease there is a lack of consensus regarding what constitutes crestal bone loss on a radiograph. To properly assess crestal bone loss radiographically requires an appropriate base of reference indicative of the absence of destructive(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge diabetic patients have of their risk for periodontal disease, their attitude towards oral health and their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQL). One hundred and one consecutive patients (age range 31-79 years) recruited from a diabetic outpatient clinic participated in the study. Twenty-seven per(More)
BACKGROUND Although interdental cleaning is an integral component of home plaque control for periodontally involved patients, limited data exist on the periodontal benefits of commonly used interdental cleaning methods before definitive root surface debridement is undertaken. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the effects of a customized(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the primary reasons for the extraction of permanent teeth in adults and to validate the dentists' reasons for extraction. METHODS Twenty-one dentists in the Greater Manchester area took part in the study. These dentists provided extracted teeth stored in 10% buffered formal saline together with details of the patient's age, sex,(More)