International Journal of

Oral and Dental HealthISSN: 2469-5734

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 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:10.23937/2469-5734/1510145

Immunohistochemical Expression of Bcl-2 in Fibro Epithelial Polyp, Oral Epithelial Dysplasia and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Hajar Alazemi, Bobby K Joseph and Devipriya B Sundaram

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2022/06/17

Increased expression of Bcl-2 protein has been demonstrated in various cancerous and precancerous lesions. The B-cell lymphoma-2 gene is a proto-oncogene that inhibits apoptosis, therefore keeping the cell alive. Bcl-2 Mutations leads to an overexpression of Bcl-2 products leading to apoptosis impairment resulting in neoplastic changes as a consequence. Hence, the objective of the study was to investigate the expression of Bcl-2 in fibro epithelial polyp (FP), oral epithelial dysplasia (OED) and...

 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....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510137

Clinical Effectiveness of Diode Laser as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Periodontitis

Bra’ah D Al Shbool, Rola A Habashneh, Dafi S Ta’ani and Majdi M Alzoubi

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 31, 2021

This randomized clinical trial aimed at evaluation of the clinical effects of a 810-nm diode laser as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP). Twenty-eight patients with 37.5 years as mean age with periodontitis were selected for the split-mouth clinical study. Two treatment cohorts for SRP alone and for DL and SRP (810 nm, 2 W, pulsed mode 20 Hz, for 20 seconds) were used for random assigning of patients through a split mouth design. Measurement of clinical parameters that included plaque ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5734/1510136

Comparative Analysis of the Lip’s Soft Tissue by Using 3D Stereophotogrammetry: Age and Gender

Mirela Cristina da Silva, Juliana Rodrigues Rozatto, Ana Maria Bettoni Rodrigues da Silva, Marco Antônio Moreira Rodrigues da Silva and Laís Valencise Magri

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 31, 2021

The facial identification of each human being is performed by analyzing individual characteristics related to dental occlusion, harmony, musculature, shape and the anatomical configuration of structures. The identification is related to the set of procedures and techniques to individualize a person or an object. This form of identification must be carried out by professionals trained in Legal Dentistry and Legal Medicine. One of the areas of study of Legal Dentistry is the facial identification ...

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