Issue 1 Volume 9 (2021)

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Pediatric Dentists Towards Silver Di Amine Fluoride
Written by Baian Yasser Azzawi   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is topically applied to treat tooth hypersensitivity (label indication). Considerable literature exists on the safety of SDF as used to treat cavitated lesions. While the evidence supporting the use of SDF is overwhelming, to the best of our knowledge, dentists’ usage is not commensurate. Learning experiences of the dentist, commercial availability, and type of clinical practice, are some of the factors that may have a bearing on the adoption of SDF in clinica
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Evaluation of Bond Strength on Surface Treated Denture Teeth to Injection Molded PMMA Denture Base
Written by Lokesh ShanmugaSundaram   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
This study aimed at comparing the shear bond strength between high-impact injection-molded denture base and ridge lap surface-treated PMMA teeth. A total of 51 samples were scribed with a black line 1mm above the ridge lap area. Samples were grouped into Group A as the control group, Group B sandblasted ridge lap samples, and Group C with diatoric cavity ridge lap samples. Then, the samples were placed in a mold of dimension 7.5×7.5mm. The wax patterns were processed through injection mold
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Teledentistry Application During Covid -19 Pandemic In Saudi Arabia: An Overview
Written by Nishath Sayed Abdul   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
The current COVID-19 pandemic is a global concern. This outbreak is a reminder of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which has spread rapidly in the Middle Eastern regions in 2012, with 871 deaths and a fatality rate of 39%. Coronavirus disease 2019 is also called COVID-19 or SARS-CoV2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). The current COVID-19 was declared by the world health organization (WHO) as public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) on Janu
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Medicinal Methods for Prevention and Treatment of Alveolar Osteitis
Written by Nikolai V. Muravev   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
The review carried out a retrospective analysis of scientific sources devoted to clinical and experimental studies on the use of various drugs in the treatment of patients with alveolitis to determine the most effective and modern method of therapy for this nosology for the period 2000 to 2020. The selection of scientific literature was done in the electronic medical library eLIBRARY.RU, as well as the database of PubMed medical publications, Google Scholar. According to the literature, various
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Implementation of Teledentistry in Postgraduate Dental Education During COVID-19 Pandemic in Saudi Arabia
Written by Fatmah AlAssad   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
Access to dental treatment, is still a big concern in this extraordinary situation owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, non-conventional approaches such as teledentistry can help to overcome the problem. This study aims to measure the levels of knowledge, awareness, attitudes, and practices of teledentistry among postgraduate dental students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional descriptive survey using an online google form was conducted to assess the knowledg
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Clinicopathological Evaluation of Oral Submucous Fibrosis - A Retrospective, Single Institute Study
Written by Karishma M Desai   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
Oral su bmucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a fibrotic, potentially malignant disorder of the oral cavity. The prevalence of OSMF in the south-east Asian population and the role of the areca nut in its pathogenesis are well documented. However, to understand the pathophysiology of the condition, it is necessary to study the risk factors and population characteristics of individuals affected by the condition. Thus, the present retrospective study aimed to evaluate the clinicopathological features of OSMF.
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Extracurricular Activities Among Undergraduate Dental Students in Dental Colleges in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Written by Aljoharah A Alsinaidi   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
The study aimed to determine the current extracurricular activities among undergraduate dental students from different dental colleges in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and their perceptions towards these activities. A self-administered questionnaire with close-ended questions was distributed to undergraduate dental students from different governmental dental colleges in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The data were entered and analyzed by descriptive analysis using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
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The Role of Oral Hygiene in The Effectiveness of Prosthetics on Dental Implants
Written by Anna Alexandrovna Remizova   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
The article presents for the first time indicators of the state of peri-implant tissues and oral hygiene in users of prosthetic implants, depending on the clinical and operational conditions: compliance with the terms of medical examination, the presence of periodontal diseases, the level of individual oral hygiene. Long-term clinical and radiological indicators of the effectiveness of prosthetics on implants, index indicators of hygiene, and condition of periodontal and peri-implant tissues wer
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Role of Various Stakeholders in Application of Artificial Intelligence to Forensic Odontology- A Potential Perspective
Written by Jigna Pathak   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
Globally, an advance of field of technology that is rapidly gorwing is Artificial intelligence (AI). It is a breakthrough in digital science and deals with several complex difficulties that currently exist. The meta-analysis of the metaknowledge available can be simplified in a very short time and an understandable language. AI may, therefore, have a significant role to play in Forensic Odontology (FO). FO involves the examination, evaluation, management, and presentation of dental evidence in c
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Evaluation of the Clinical Performance of Different Bulk-Fill Composites According to Clinical Evaluation Criteria
Written by Özlem Akyüz Begeç   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
This study aimed to evaluate the clinical performance of three bulk-fill composites with a conventional composite of microhybride according to two different clinical evaluation criteria. 120 restorations were performed. A doctor restored the randomly selected 30 teeth with the selected 4 materials (GC Posterior-Group 1, Tetric Evo Ceram Bulk Fill-Group 2, Sonic Fill System-Group 3, and Filtek Bulk Fill-Group 4). Patients were called to the clinic for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. Using FDI and USPHS c
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Effect of Laser Application on Pain Control During Orthodontic Tooth Movement
Written by Mohamed El-Bialy   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of applying LASER on pain perception in orthodontic patients during molar distalization. After sample size calculation, eighteen patients (age 13-18 years) were selected from Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University, Egypt. After the application of the eligibility criteria, only fifteen patients remained requiring bilateral molar distalization. Pain-experience for molar distalization with control group over LASER
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The Effect of Submucosal Injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Maxillary Canine Retraction: Split-Mouth Randomized Controlled Trial
Written by Reham Ibrahim El Gazzar   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
Different methods have been introduced for acceleration of orthodontic tooth movement. Because it is less invasive with minimal side effects, Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is one of the most recently used techniques. To evaluate the effect of submucosal injection of PRP on maxillary canine retraction and to report any associated pain. Twenty patients were selected and randomly assigned in a split mouth trial designed to obtain PRP injection in one side (study side) while the other received no injec
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Knowledge of Dental Professionals About the Management of Food Impaction Associated with Fixed Partial Denture Prosthesis
Written by Ammar Muslih AlShamrani   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
One of the most common complaints about fixed partial denture (FPD) prostheses is food impaction. However, these complaints are often neglected by the dental practitioner leading to pain for the patient in the long term. This cross-sectional study was carried out among the dental professionals in Riyadh using an online survey. Dental clinics and hospitals in Riyadh were contacted and participants were asked to fill up the survey. This cross-sectional study was carried out among the dental profes
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Evaluation of the Role of Botox in the Management of TMJ Disorders, Literature Review
Written by Abdulaziz Fahad K Alsharari   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
Temporomandibular joint disorders are a group of conditions that affect a large portion of the general public. It is characterized by orofacial pain that increases in intensity with jaw movement. The diagnosis is purely clinical. Self-care and NSAIDs have been a huge part of the management of this condition. In addition, due to the musculoskeletal nature of the condition, Botulinum injection has been theorized to have a role in the management of this condition. We aimed to review the literature
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An Overview on Periodontal – Endodontic Lesions Diagnosis and Management: A Literature Review
Written by Raneem Jebril Shrwani   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
The relationship between the periodontium and pulp can be traced back to embryonical, anatomical, and functional origins. Dental papilla and follicle are products of the proliferation of ectomesenchymal cells. Clinicians need to recognize the importance of this communication and its consequences on disease development and later management. Therefore, in this paper, we will review the proper literature discussing the Periodontal – endodontic lesions. The literature search was carried out wi
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Efficacy of Calcium Silicate-Based Sealers in Root Canal Treatment: A Systematic Review
Written by Hattan Mohammed Omar Baismail   Published On Issue 1 Vol 9, 2021
The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of calcium silicate-based sealers using a systematic review methodology. The literature search was done online, focusing on websites such as Google Scholar, Biomedical Central, Science Direct, Pub Med, CINAHL, and Medline. There is a need for future research to pay attention to these areas. The included sources need to be peer-reviewed journals. The articles should be reports arising out of primary research. The articles of priority were full-
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