February 2017 Issue of the British Dental journal, Volume 222 No 4 pp223-316 is already online, in this Issue we can find Stephen Hancocks's editorial where he wonders "If general anaesthesia is still the easiest option?". Among the letters sections Norton analyse the potential relationship between dental implants, periimplantitis and cancer. News sections reports Dental students work with inner city kids, new award set to inspire next generation of NHS leaders and more. This month includes 2 interesting articles with Verifiable CPD, one for oral surgery and the other one for endodontics. 
1. Managing direct oral anticoagulants in patients undergoing dentoalveolar surgery - pp245 - 249 ( With OPEN ACCESS), writen by J. P. Patel, S. A. Woolcombe, R. K. Patel, O. Obisesan, L. N. Roberts, C. Bryant & R. Arya. from King's College, London. In this study, the authors describe their experience of managing a cohort of adult patients prescribed direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) undergoing dentoalveolar procedures between November 2012 and May 2016. In their conclusion they state: "the majority of patients prescribed DOACs can undergo dentoalveolar procedures safely. 
 
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2- A practitioner's guide to gutta-percha removal during endodontic retreatment - pp251 - 257 (Members only access), this article was writen by S. S. Virdee & M. B. M. Thomas. In this study the authors analyze how untidy and time consuming is the process to remove gutta-percha (GP), from within obturated canals. This places teeth at a greater risk of iatrogenic injury and inhibits the operator achieving the necessary chemical disinfection required to eliminate the persistent apical disease. Therefore the following article aims to aid practitioners, particularly those who are unfamiliar, with accessing and removing GP from endodontically treated teeth. 
 
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