Issue 2 Volume 9 (2021)

Treatment of Oral Submucous Fibrosis with Lycopene, Beta-Carotene, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, and Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate
Written by Kumar Nilesh   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
This study was carried out to examine the efficacy of multi-drug therapy with the combination of lycopene, betacarotene, zinc, selenium, copper, alpha-lipoic acid, and alpha-tocopheryl acetate in the management of oral submucous fibrosis. 46 patients with OSMF were divided into three categories; group 1 (inter-incisal opening >35 mm), group 2 (inter-incisal opening 25 to 35 mm), and group 3 (inter-incisal opening 15 to 25 mm). Inter-incisal distance and burning sensation (scored using the vis
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Parental Oral Health Education Through Social Media and Its Impact on Oral Health of Children
Written by Mohammed Almarshad   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Parents play a vital role in developing and improving a sense of oral healthcare behavior among their children. Habits such as tooth brushing, mouth rinsing, and flossing have to be incorporated in children with the help of parents.This is an observational study, with the before and after effects of educational video. The first step was an examination of children to measure plaque index and oral hygiene index. The second step included sending pre-questionnaire and video links to parents on Whats
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Effect of Oral Hygiene Practices on Dental Caries Risk Factors Among Adolescents
Written by Heba Ashi   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Oral hygiene practice is known for its significant importance in lowering dental caries risk. To assess the risk factors affecting dental caries, including gender and oral hygiene practices such as regular tooth brushing, use of fluoridated toothpaste, and use of mouthwash. This comparative cross-sectional study included 300 participants visiting a dental clinic in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A questionnaire was used to assess demographic data and oral hygiene habits. Tests were conducted to measure s
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Study of the Possibilities of Using Augmented Reality in Dentistry
Written by Maksalina Ikhvanovna Yusupova   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Using augmented reality glasses with the HoloDoctor program for implantological treatment, a new method of simulating implantological and surgical treatment in the maxillofacial region demonstrated good visualization of the anatomical features of the implant placement area, the possibility for the surgeon to carefully study the intervention area before the operation, performing surgery in the conditions of the real anatomy of the patient including the use of navigation in augmented reality, whic
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Outcomes of Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy by Undergraduate Dental Students at King Saud University, A Longitudinal Study
Written by Aljoharah Abdullah Alsinaidi   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
This study aimed to assess the outcomes of nonsurgical therapy of chronic periodontitis patients performed by undergraduate dental students at King Saud University. Subjects who were >18 years old and had severe or moderate chronic periodontitis were eligible for the study. 33 patients constituted the study sample and received nonsurgical periodontal therapy by undergraduate students who were supervised by experienced periodontists. At reevaluation and maintenance visits, the mean values of p
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Fracture Force Evaluation, Deflection, and Toughness on Three Repaired Injection Molded Pmma Denture Base Resins
Written by Arun K Ch Sivakala   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
To date, the management of fractured dentures made from high-impact acrylic polymers is challenging . Hence this study is aimed to evaluate fracture force, toughness, and deflection on three types of repaired injection-molded polymethyl methacrylate thermoplastic denture base resins. In this in-vitro study, the sample size was estimated to 20 samples per group (group A, B, and C) using G*power 3.0.10 software with power 80% and alpha error of 5%. So, a total of 60 high-impact injection-molded ac
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Dental Students and Dentists’ Awareness in Handling Pediatric Patients Having Systematic Diseases In Riyadh
Written by Amirah Nidhal Almisfer   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
It is a well-known fact that maintenance of oral health is a particularly important aspect to have a good general health and having a better quality of life. The oral cavity can be responsible for showing the symptoms of the systemic disease and maybe affected by the same, thus it can help in raising an early alarm. This is a cross-sectional study performed among the dental students and dentists in Riyadh using an online survey. Dental universities, hospitals and clinics in Riyadh were contacted
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Validation of Diagnostic Efficiency of Digital Panoramic Radiographs in Predicting Osteoporosis by Female Undergraduate Students
Written by Cristalle Soman   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Decrease in bone density, severe pain, and often associated with an increased risk of fractures are factors that define osteoporosis as a disease. Studies worldwide have revealed that a high relationship between the development of osteoporosis and the density of the bone can be assessed using 2D radiographs that are used in dentistry from the mandibular bone analysis. Thus, in identifying patients at risk for the development of osteoporosis or detecting early osteoporosis, dental radiographs mig
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The Considerations of Mandibular Incisor Extraction in Orthodontic Treatment: A Systematic Review
Written by Nancy Ajwa   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
In orthodontics, extraction remains a controversial and multidisciplinary choice. In some instances, the understanding of the treatment outcomes and relapse rate has its importance. However, different literature needs to be assessed on the effectiveness of mandibular incisal extraction (MIE) among non-growing patients as an alternative treatment modality. This review was done following a particular focus question: "Is mandibular incisor extraction being a common choice in orthodontic treatm
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Phytoadaptogenic Cocktail Use "Biorithm-E" in the Complex Treatment of Odontogenic Inflammatory Diseases of the Maxillofacial Region
Written by Galina A Kotsoeva   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Over the past decades in Russia, the most common form of proinflammatory diseases of the maxillofacial region (MFO) has remained odontogenic inflammatory diseases, accounting for 26% of the total number of inflammatory diseases. The question of the diagnosis and treatment of abscesses and phlegmons, leading to a large number of formidable complications, remains quite relevant. The development of new approaches in the treatment of inflammatory diseases with the use of phytoadoptogenic was the aim
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The Morphological Difference Between Maxillary Posterior Teeth in Saudi Population
Written by Ahmed Elhejazi   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
We can avoid many complications before endodontic treatment by knowing the variation between maxillary right and left premolars and molars regarding canals, roots length, and roots numbers. The data collected and were compared between right and left maxillary premolar and molar teeth by using CBCT. All the maxillary first and second molars had three roots. The average root length of maxillary second right molar (meso buccal) was 13.19 mm, (Disto buccal) was 12.22 mm, and (palatal) was 13.13 mm.
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Success Rate of Miniscrew Anchorage for Miniscrew Anchored Maxillary Protraction
Written by Ahmed Kamel Elmorsy   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Different bone anchored maxillary protraction (BAMP) protocols were introduced in the last few years for the treatment of growing Class III. Mini-implant stability is the most critical point controlling the success of bone anchorage in orthodontics. To evaluate the success rate of miniscrew anchorage for bone anchored maxillary protraction. Twenty patients (11.4±1.3 years; range, 9.5-13.2 years) with maxillary hypoplasia without clefts or craniofacial anomalies were recruited in this stud
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Accuracy of Teledentistry in Dental Caries Detection - A Literature Review
Written by Mohammad AlShaya   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Dental caries causes significant physiological, financial, and social burden. It negatively affects the quality of life and healthcare economics. Many factors contributed to the creation of this burden. Amongst the most significant is the lack of efficient early caries detection and access to dental care. Teledentistry is an effective approach to increase access to dental services sustainably. Additionally, teledentistry is being used extensively in dental caries detection. This review aimed to
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Oral Hygiene Status of Bell’s Palsy and Diabetic Patient: A 23-Months Implants Follow-Up Case Report
Written by Ghazal H. Anbar   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Bell’s palsy disorder may have a bad significance on oral infections and dental caries predominantly in diabetic patients, mainly through xerostomia experience and facial muscles weakness which were highly associated with food impaction in the vestibule between cheeks and teeth. In addition to that fact of neuromuscular disorders patient’s disability to perform good oral hygiene. Moreover, literature has shown that well-controlled diabetes has no or little effect on dental implant su
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Self- Reported Oral Care and Oral Health Among Women During Pregnancy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Written by Kawkab Al-Turck   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Gingivitis and periodontal infection are one of the primary conditions faced during pregnancy. Good oral hygiene practices can minimize gingival disease during pregnancy. To assess self-reported daily oral care, dental care during pregnancy, and its impact on oral health among women in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. An online structured questionnaire was constructed included; demographic data, medical condition, pregnancy status and complications, daily oral care, dental visits during pregnancy, and an A
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Comparative Evaluation of Fracture Resistance of Root Dentin to Different Intracanal Medicaments: In-Vitro Study
Written by Anita Sanap-Tandale   Published On Issue 2 Vol 9, 2021
Intracanal medication reduces micro-organisms after cleaning & shaping a root canal. Long-term exposure to some intra-canal medicament decreases fracture resistance of radicular dentin due to its strong alkalinity in long-term exposure. We studied the resistance of human root dentin to fracture following the application of intracanal medicament on the 7th and 10th days. Thirty-six human permanent extracted teeth with singleroot  were collected. They were cleaned and shaped till Hand Pro
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