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In the law of Defamation, a formal recanting of the libelous or slanderous material.

Retraction is not a defense to defamation, but under certain circumstances, it is admissible in Mitigation of Damages.


Libel and Slander.


n. 1) to withdraw any legal document in a lawsuit or other legal proceeding, or withdraw a promise or offer of contract. 2) in defamation, particularly libel, the correction of any untruth published in a newspaper or magazine or broadcast on radio or television usually upon the demand of the person about whom the damaging false statement was made. A clear and complete retraction will usually end the right of the defamed party to go forward with a lawsuit for damages for libel. In most states a retraction must be demanded before the suit is filed, in order to cure the problem without litigation. (See: defamation, libel)


noun abjuration, abolishment, cancellation, contradiction, countermand, disannulment, disavowal, gainsaying, negation, nullification, palinode, recall, recantation, recision, repeal, repudiation, rescindment, retractation, reversal, revocation, taking back, unsaying, voidance, withdrawal
Associated concepts: retraction of erroneous or defamatory statements
See also: abjuration, abolition, ademption, annulment, breach, cancellation, change, correction, countermand, defeasance, denial, negation, renunciation, repudiation, rescision, reversal, revocation
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A search of the literature on PubMed and Google Scholar reveals that most of the articles published globally on gingival retraction techniques are in vitro studies or studies comparing the efficacy of various retraction techniques.
The results are, however, in contrast to those reported by Al-Ani et al10 who found that 82% of dentists in New Zealand used surgical methods to achieve gingival retraction around natural teeth while cords were used by 62% of the dentists.
1 Do you think gingival retraction is necessary to provide optimal dental restorations in the cervical/gingival third?
4 How often do you employ gingival retraction methods in your practice?
8 Do you feel any impediment to the routine use of gingival retraction cords in your daily practice?
Gingival retraction - techniques and materials: A review impregnated with 100% alum.
According to Benson et al17, gingival retraction measures fall into one of four major categories: (1) simple mechanical methods, (2) chemo-mechanical methods, (3) rotary gingival curettage, and (4) electro-surgical methods.
The use of a single retraction cord often provides inadequate gingival retraction.
They cause less bleeding and hence the gingival retraction is minimal.
30-31 Owing to the amount of tissue destruction, this method of gingival retraction is best avoided.
Gingival retraction materials can be broadly classi-fied into three groups based on the method of applica-tion: gingival hemostatic agents, gingival retraction cord/caps and gingival retraction paste/gels of the material.