Clinical Articles

Sep 2017
What material do I use? - Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
Confusion sometimes exists with some clinicians regarding the choice of materials to employ in clinical situations. This summary article outlines guidelines for various materials available and preparation principles.

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Mar 2017
Dental Management in Older Adults - Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
For older adults, the normal alterations in the aging mouth may require variations to the usual treatment plans proposed (McGrath, C. and Bedi, R., 1999).

This article features the decision making, fundamentals and the models of treatment planning for older adults.

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Nov 2016
Case Studies In General Practice - Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
A diversity of clinical situations present to the practitioner. Two interesting case studies are reviewed in the following article.

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Nov 2016
Case Studies In General Practice - Implant Dentistry Today

Dr Brenda Baker
A diversity of clinical situations present to the practitioner. Two interesting case studies are reviewed in the following article.

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Jul 2016
Case Studies for Implant Replacement Following Anterior Trauma - Implant Dentistry Today

Dr Brenda Baker
Dental implants offer an effective and predictable way to replace teeth. Function, aesthetics and phonetics are regained. The long-term success clinically and aesthetically depends upon the appreciation and management of the peri-implant tissues.

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May 2016
The Oral Physician Part 3 - Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
This is part III of the discussion of the oral physician and will detail the approach to patient management. Dentists are already skilled in the assessment of many systemic diseases. Part III will focus on the stages considered essential for comprehensive case evaluation and treatment.

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Mar 2016
Oral Health Part 2 - Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
This is the second part in a series of articles on the concept of the Oral Physician which embraces the medical, psychological and dental aspects to treatment in order to provide complete and comprehensive care.

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Dec 2015
The Oral Physician Part 1 - Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
This is the first article in a series that will explore the concept of the oral physician and ways in which the practice structure can support the ideology. The growing presence of corporate structures in dentistry, oversupply within the profession and altered patient expectations have irreversibly changed the ways in which the dentist and the dental team operate.

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Oct 2015
Sleep Dentistry Part II - Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
This is the second part of a two-part discussion on the diagnosis, medical and dental evaluation and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders. Part 2 of this discussion will focus non surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnoea.

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Aug 2015
Sleep Dentistry Part 1 - Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
This is the first part of a two-part discussion on the diagnosis, medical and dental evaluation and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders. Part I of this discussion will focus on the medical implications of this disorder and the diagnostic tools available for analysis.

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Jul 2015
Xerostomia Management Part II – Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
The general philosophy when looking after patients with hyposalivation and xeros­tomia is focused at treatment to relieve symptoms and prevent oral complications.

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Jul 2015
Treatment Considerations for Implant Restoration of the Edentulous Patient - Implant Dentistry Today

Dr Brenda Baker

Dental implants replace missing teeth and maintain alveolar bone. After a tooth is removed, there is a reduction in the trabeculation of the bone. Once an implant is placed and in function,this process is reversed and there is an increase in the bone trabeculation and density.

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Mar 2015
Xerostomia Management Part I – Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
The general philosophy when looking after patients with hyposalivation and xeros­tomia is focused at treatment to relieve symptoms and prevent oral complications.

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Nov 2014
The Digital Domain – Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
Dentistry uses computerized radiographs, practice management software with a computerized databases and scan documents to create digital records. Other technologies which provide information to clinical practice include digital cameras, intraoral cameras, digital impression units, caries detection units and tooth colorimetric devices.

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Jul 2014
Dental Implant Treatment – Implant Dentistry Today

Dr Brenda Baker
The practice of implant dentistry has greatly expanded so that it can enhance the clinician’s ability to restore dentitions and improve the patient’s quality of life.

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Sep 2014
Infection Control Practices in a Dental Laboratory – Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
An understanding of the potentially infectious nature of all blood and body substances is critical for the implementation of infection control practices and policy.

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May 2014
Treatment Planning and Restorative Management – Australasian Dentist

Dr Brenda Baker
The advent of the internet has caused an explosion in the ability to access knowledge. There is so much information available that both clinicians and ever more frequently patients who google are overwhelmed by available resource.

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