CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN DENTAL TECHNOLOGY ASSIGNMENT 14/15 Submission date 02/11/14 9pm General information which applies to each task Layout guidelines • Each disciplines word count is 415 ( 1250 for whole assignment). See assignment brief in Unit Handbook for penalties regarding overlong submissions • Each discipline should be on its own page. • DO NOT DOUBLE SIDE PRINT • Write in the style of a report • Use Arial font size 12 with double line spacing • Use MMU Harvard style for referencinghttp://libguides.mmu.ac.uk/aecontent.php?pid=484964&sid=4325239 • Pictures/diagrams must inform the text and be referred to within the text. If pictures are you’re your own these must be referenced at point of use. Marking • Each discipline is worth 30% of the overall mark. • 10% is for referencing and presentation. Submission Please submit a hardcopy via the Coursework Receipting Office and an electronic copy via Turnitin Link on the Moodle Page. Late submission will mean a zero grade. CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN REMOVABLE PARTIAL PROSTHODONTICS Background In the last decade, there has been a rise in the number of flexible resin removable partial dentures (FRPD) appearing in dental publications and being offered by dental laboratories. A 2008 article suggests that these devices violate the design principles of proper removable partial denture design. However, observations and indications of these devices in use has been somewhat successful but only if they are treated as a completely different treatment option and are designed with a different set of principles (Kaplan, 2008). There are clearly differing views on where the ‘Flexible Resin Denture’ fits into modern partial denture provision. Task Critically appraise FRPD’s by first performing a comprehensive search of articles, reports and commercial promotional material to compare them with conventional hard resins. Discuss the reasons for the growing popularity of FRPD’s and aspects of them that challenge conventional design principles. What would encourage a clinician to prescribe a flexible resin denture? Reference Kaplan, P. (2008) ‘Flexible removable partial dentures: design and clasp concepts.’ Dent Today, 27(12), Dec, pp. 120, 122-123. CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN FIXED PROSTHODONTICS Background A 20-year-old female patient has suffered a sporting accident that has resulted in the loss of her upper left central incisor (FDI 21). Her remaining teeth are in good health. The dentist has requested an ‘IPS e-max‘ all-ceramic bridge restoration.. http://www.ivoclarvivadent.us/en-us/download-center/instructions-for-use-for-dental-technicians/#I Task Critically appraise why e-max/pressable ceramics would be the preferred choice for an anterior restoration, rather than the conventional porcelain bonded to metal crown. Explain the key concepts in the clinical preparation of the abutment teeth for an IPS e-max, all-ceramic bridge. Explain what information the dentist should provide to the laboratory for IPS e-max crowns Determine what alternative treatment this patient could have had as a restorative option An aesthetic incisal translucency is required for the anterior teeth. Briefly discuss how this can be achieved with a pressable ceramic restoration You may use diagrams / illustrations to help answer the questions. CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN COMPLETE PROSTHODONTICS Background In recent years, the Hybrid Implant Prostheses have become more fashionable to treat edentulous mandibles. It used to be known as an implant denture supported on a screw retained beam. The denture can only be removed by the clinician. Task Discuss the technological advances that have enabled this treatment option to become more fashionable. The discussion is to cover the rehabilitation /provision of the prosthesis rather than details on the surgical procedures. Consider reasons for this treatments popularity. Reference Drago, C. and Howell, K. (2012), Concepts for Designing and Fabricating Metal Implant Frameworks for Hybrid Implant Prostheses. Journal of Prosthodontics, 21: 413–424. ========================================= ========================================= Reference must be on Manchester Metropolitan University Harvard or MMU Harvard. On the other hand, I have number of references for this assignment which is in bottom of the assignment in the name of REFERENCE. They are journals. Could you please put graph, picture or table or chart in every three sections and brifely explain about them with references based on MMU Hravard.