International Journal of

Oral and Dental HealthISSN: 2469-5734


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510160

Infiltration of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors for the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A Comprehensive Review

Werner Flores Sebastian, Herrera Juan José and Badilla Monasterio Rodrigo

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/12/30

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a common cause of pain and dysfunction in the orofacial region. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRFC) as a potential therapeutic option for the management of TMJ disorders. This comprehensive review aims to provide an overview of the biology and current status of PRFC as a therapy for symptomatic internal derangements and inflammatory pathology of the TMJ. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510159

A Call to Address the Persistence of Barriers to Oral Health Care for Low-Income Groups in America

Sara Mojtahedi, MS, DMD, AsherLev T Santos, PhD, MPIA

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/12/17

According to a study by Jang, et al. [1] on the Korean population, virtually all barriers barring low-income groups from accessing dental care can be resolved through increased insurance coverage. The authors considered all other critical aspects that may influence the frequency of oral care access, such as education, social trends, and Korean population growth. Still, the findings indicated that dental insurance coverage is essential in determining access to precautionary periodontal maintenanc...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510157

Unusual Pathogen Isolated in Patient with Ludwig's Angina

Sabrina Bernardo

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/10/19

Physical exam will reveal a tender, woody, and indurated submandibular area. The lingual area may also be erythematous and swollen. The tongue may be displaced posteriorly secondary to inflammation and the outer neck may be tender and edematous with or without focal lymphadenopathy....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510156

Evaluation of the Stability of Permanent Teeth of Students of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaoundé I

Jules Julien Ndjoh, Metogo Ntsama Junie Annick, Romaric Onana, Zilefac Brian Ngokwe, Sandra Lydie Akena Ndeng, Réné Ngoulma, Lawrence Essama Eno Belinga and Vicky Ama Moor

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/10/19

Stability in implantology and periodontology can be assessed by both subjective and objective means. As the use of subjective measures can be biased, objective means such as the periotest and Ostell have been developed. However, its application in normal clinical therapy is ineffectual due to the absence of dental reference values. The objective of this study was to provide stability values for natural permanent teeth that could serve as benchmarks in periodontics and implantology....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510154

Incidence of Mouth Cancer in Iraq

Hala Nadhim Kadhim, BSc, MSc and Nadham Kadham Mahdi, MSc, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/07/26

Adults and children of both sexes are infected. All authors in Iraq indicated that tongue is the most common site for mouth cancer among Iraqi people. Implementing a national control program should include a primary health care, health education, well-balanced diet, environmental sanitation and health education to stress the important of the hazard of tobacco and alcohol. The knowledge about mouth cancers considerably increased when the subjects received information from their dentists....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510155

Incidence of Tricomonas tenax in Diseased Mouth

Hala Nadhim Kadhim, BSc, MSc and Nadham Kadham Mahdi, MSc, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/07/26

Its frequency was 9% among the examined swabs. There were 50% infection rates for both males as well as females. The highest incidence (11.25%) was found among 21-40 years-old while the lowest (6.66%) in 41-60 years-old. There were no significant variations in relation to residency. The association between T. tenax infection and dental caries was noticed at a rate of 66.7%. In addition, different rates for T. tenax were observed among patients with some other oral diseases as bleeding gum, gingi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510153

Prior Treatment for Tuberculosis is Associated with Salivary Gland Dysfunction in People with HIV

Precious Kefilwe Motlokwa, Billy M Tsima and Robert Gross

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/05/03

Cross-sectional study was conducted from February 2021 to June 2021 at an HIV clinic in Botswana to determine the prevalence and risk factors of salivary gland hypo function among people with HIV. Salivary hypo function was defined as whole unstimulated saliva of < 0.1 ml/minute using the University of California School of Dentistry guidelines for saliva collection....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510152

Factors Influencing Oral Health-Seeking Behaviour among Adult Dental Patients at the Dental Training School, in the Lusaka District of Zambia

Lukulula Enock Mwanza, Ronald Fisa and Bassim Birkland

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/05/03

The burden of oral diseases has been identified as one of the major public health problems globally. Like many other African nations, Zambia faces a high burden of oral diseases. This study aimed to identify factors that influence oral health-seeking behaviour among adult dental patients at the Dental Training School in the Lusaka District of Zambia....

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