The latest edition of the Primary Dental Journal, the Aesthetic dentistry part 2 issue (vol.12, no.3), is now live online.

As with part 1 (vol.12, no.2), this issue is guest edited by two renowned experts in the field, Subir Banerji (Programme Director MSc Aesthetic dentistry, King’s College London) and Shamir Mehta (Professor of Aesthetic dentistry and Programme Lead, MSc Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry at CoMD/Ulster University).

In this part 2 issue, and the previous part 1 issue, the Guest Editors have selected a range of topics pertinent to the whole team of dental professionals, including discussions on the aesthetic management of tooth size discrepancies, the longevity of tooth-coloured materials in dental restoration, and an update on adhesion to enamel and dentine. A full list of part 2 papers can be found below.

Also included in this issue is the final of five domains from the College’s Career Pathways in Dentistry: Professional Framework, which describes the knowledge, skills and other attributes expected of primary care dental professionals at different career stages – from safe practitioner through to accomplished practitioner. The ‘Agency’ domain is published in this issue, and was preceded by the ‘Clinical & Technical’, ‘Professionalism’, ‘Reflection’ and ‘Development’ domains published in the Autumn and Winter 2022 and the Spring and Summer 2023 issues of the Primary Dental Journal. Every domain for all career stages can be viewed online, using the above link.

Full access to the majority of articles is reserved for College of General Dentistry members and Primary Dental Journal subscribers. For non-members / non-subscribers, individual print issues are available to purchase from £41. An annual print subscription, normally costing £125, is included with membership of the College. Membership is available from £125 for dentists, from £83 for other dental professionals, and from £42 for Dental Nurses and those eligible for a concession and also includes online access to the PDJ Archive of over 1,300 articles, and a range of other benefits.

CGDent members and PDJ subscribers should expect their printed copies to arrive in the next 2–3 weeks.

On behalf of the College, the PDJ editorial team would like to express its gratitude to all the authors and peer reviewers who have contributed to the publication of this issue.

CGDent members can view full articles by logging in via the yellow button below, then clicking ‘Access the PDJ Archive’:

At least one paper in each issue is made available online free of charge on an Open Access basis. Non-members can view all other full articles using the purchase options presented when clicking the individual article links below, or can use the links above to purchase a complete issue or an annual subscription, or become a member.

PDJ Autumn 2023 Aesthetic dentistry part 2 issue contents

The next issue of the journal will feature papers on the topic of Dental trauma, and is due out in Winter 2023. Anticipated papers include:

  • A review of the IADT Guidelines 2020
  • Prevention of traumatic dental injuries
  • How to succeed in dental trauma management
  • Assessment and management of fractures
  • Assessment and management of displacement injuries
  • Assessment and management of avulsion injuries
  • Special considerations in paediatric dental trauma
  • Monitoring and complications post-trauma

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