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I love it when researchers think outside the box

One of the key concerns of any clinician who practises surgery is the biology of healing. As a clinician who practises surgery in the bacteria-rich environment of the mouth, it’s something I have particularly good reason to fret about. Since I began dentistry,...

3D Planning

I’ve been using my computer to plan my implant treatments for a decade and a half. I use a 3D planning software called SimPlant – the first in its field and still, I think, the best. Using a sophisticated form of Xray imaging, it helps me visualise precisely where I...

‘Bumper sticker’: the filling material of the future?

Is this the filling material of the future? The mouth is a tough environment, and it’s a sad truth that fillings, even with the best care, are not likely to last longer than a decade. Modern filling materials are pretty good, though, and any advances have to meet ever...