Dental Review of the Week – part 51
As every Friday, we encourage you to read our review of the most important news from the world of dentistry in recent days.
The Medical Council reports on as yet unofficial reports that the deadline for the mandatory exchange of electronic medical records and reporting of medical events has been postponed until next January.
Dentist Agnieszka K. She performed a breast augmentation procedure on her patient using gel. After the procedure, the woman developed serious complications, m.in. loss of breast shape, and the case went to court. The Supreme Court has ruled that a dentist exceeded her authority by performing such a procedure.
The pandemic period in almost every corner of the world has taken a toll not only on the oral health of patients, but also on the condition of dental offices, which have been subjected to numerous restrictions and have been unable to operate as before. Some advice on how to improve the situation is given by the American website Dentistry iQ.
A rapidly aging population is a serious problem for much of the world, m.in. European countries – both affluent and less developed ones. The consequences of the increasing average age of the population have and will continue to have serious social, economic, but also health consequences in the future – including in terms of oral health.
Steel crowns – also available on the Polish market – are recommended in the prosthetic treatment of young patients for molars heavily damaged by caries, fractures and teeth with developmental disorders. Despite these recommendations, they are not often followed by general dentists – as these prefer extractions or more conventional restorations.
Dentists usually recommend that you brush your teeth after every meal or at least twice a day. However, not all patients follow these recommendations. A recent survey shows that nearly one in four UK adults only brush their teeth once a day.
What it takes to provide aesthetic medicine services in a dental office? – Investments are practically only the materials used – says in an interview with Dentonet Dr. Pawel Ponichtera – a dentist who has been involved in aesthetic medicine for years.