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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin August 2010
38 AUGUST 2010 • Wider indication for use • Predictable, tight contacts • Unmatched anatomical features • Disposable /single use (no need to sterilse) • Minimal finishing • Wedge perfect for cavity prep • Anatomical shape sectional matrix (V-Shape) • Simple to use • Use rubber dam forceps, no need to buy new clamp ORDERS: 1300 882 228 WWW.VDENTAL.COM.AU All you need to perform high-quality restorations that closely replicate the anatomy of the tooth. Create better Class IIs and achieve perfect contacts. V-Shaped Matrices Included Contact Clamps 32 MINIMAL INTERVENTION CANTILEVER BRIDGE Sir, I am usually entertained and interested in the Aesthetic update compiled by Geoffrey Knight in the News Bulletin. The July 2010 issue shows a bonded cantilever bridge with three teeth cantilevered off the central incisors. Justify this as you like but this is not good or sensible dentistry. There are times when we should just say "no" to a patient's request and this is clearly such a time. My fear is that someone will actually try this procedure. I am sorry to be so negative about this as I respect Dr Knight and recognize the importance of articles which push the boundaries but this is, to my mind clearly a step too far. Andrew Freelander Wahroonga 2076 AUTHOR'S RESPONSE Sir, Forty years ago Neiman and Loe were constructing full arch fixed prostheses supported by three or four periodontally involved teeth. However, no dentistry works all the time on all the people. I appreciate Dr Freelander's concerns, but would like to point out that someone actually has tried this procedure and many like it for over 20 years with a high level of clinical success. Patients have to be fully aware they too are a pioneer in the process and accept the consequences of treatment. However, minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry involves considerably less time and cost than alternative procedures and the option of reversibility if an unsuccessful outcome occurs. Geoff Knight Brighton 3186 Letters to the Letters are published at the Editor's discretion and customary editorial rights are reserved. We request that letters be brief, of interest to the general membership and signed. Letters published are an expression of a personal point of view of the writer and are not necessarily representative of the policies or opinions of the Australian Dental Association Inc. feedback Editor
ADA News Bulletin September 2010