This chairside guide provides a strategy for endodontic treatment in the general dental practice. Emphasizing the importance of prevention, early intervention and patient-centred care to achieve optimal outcomes, it gives an overview of the key considerations for general dentists when faced with endodontic disease. In addition, it also provides easy-to-use tools for reaching an endodontic diagnosis and selecting the appropriate treatment.
Derived from the Seattle Care Pathway, the Lucerne Care Pathway identifies different levels of dependency that will influence interventions according to older adults' pre-assessed level of dependency to secure oral health in older patients.
This chairside guide provides recommendations based on the Lucerne Care Pathway to support targeted service-delivery strategies that avoid under- and over-treatment and foster a life-course approach to oral health.
Up to 70% of oral cancers are preceded by premalignant oral lesions, such as persistent red or white patches in the mouth. This chairside guide focuses on the most common sites of oral cancer: the tongue, the insides of the cheeks, and the floor of the mouth.
Oral health professionals are well-placed to screen high-risk patients for early signs of oral cancer. Survival rates can be improved with early detection and timely referral to multi-disciplinary treatment centres.
Periodontal diseases are chronic inflammatory diseases of bacterial aetiology that affect the tooth-supporting soft and hard tissues:
Plaque-induced gingivitis is a gingival inflammation without attachment loss and bone loss.
Periodontitis is an inflammatory lesion of periodontal tissues resulting in loss of attachment and alveolar bone.
This chairside guide helps oral health professionals with patient risk assessment by categorizing the patient’s risk profile as either LOW, MEDIUM or HIGH.
This chairside guide advises clinicians on restorative interventions with their patients. It is a visual support to the White Paper on Dental Caries Prevention and Management, with easy-to-follow guidelines suitable for the dental practice.