Influence of Artificial Aging on the Vickers Hardness of Milled and 3D Printed Provisional Materials
Ana Luiza C Souza, DDS, Jorge Luiz de Oliveira Cruvinel Filho, DDS, MSc and Sicknan Soares da Rocha, DDS, MSc, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2024/02/01
Three resins were tested: Evolux PMMA (milled resin), Cosmos Temp (3D-printed resin) and Structure 2 SC (bis-acrylic resin, as a control). Specimens were prepared in a disc shape (n = 9) and the Vickers hardness was measured under a load of 20 N for 10 s at two time points: 24h and 60 days after storage in distilled water at 37 ℃ in an incubator. The data were analysed using the Shapiro-Wilk test followed by the non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test (p < 0.05)....
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.  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...
Self-Reported Systemic Diseases and Periodontal Status: A Cross-Sectional Study from Turkey
Özlem Daltaban, DDS, PhD and Zhala Vatankha Sain, DDS
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 25, 2023
A total of 800 randomly selected dental files were evaluated among patients who had attended the periodontology department of a university hospital between January 2021 and January 2022. Demographic data (age and gender), self-reported medical history, smoking habits, daily tooth-brushing frequency, periodontal status, and the number of missing teeth were recorded....
Magnetic Therapy of Tooth Diseases
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 28, 2022
In my paper I describe the magnetic therapy of tooth problems, occurring after extraction of a tooth, and I explain the physical processes underlying this therapy. The objective of my paper is to describe the magnetic therapy of tooth diseases. The methods are theoretical investigations, and the materials are magnetic processes. The results are that there is a very effective magnetic therapy of tooth diseases....
Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis as a Complication of Cerebro- Rhino Orbital Mucormycosis Associated with Covid-19: A Case Report
Nicolás Solano, DDS, Enmanuel Parra, DDS, Betsabe Sarcos, DDS and Patricia Lopez, DDS
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 24, 2022
Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a life-threatening condition that arises as a complication of facial infection, sinusitis, orbital cellulitis, pharyngitis, or otitis of fungal or bacterial origin or after traumatic injury or surgery. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is an aggressive infection that, depending on its level of extension, affects nasal passages, paranasal sinuses and the orbital region and, in the worst-case scenario, invades the brain....
Prevalence of Dentoalveolar Trauma in Patients at Barros Luco Trudeau Hospital
Hilda Moris Vidal, Joaquin Vazquez de Ponson Du Terrail, Alfio Secchi Alvarez, Nicolas Reyne Silva, Felipe Astorga Mori, Jorge Moreno Vasquez and Pablo Amorin Torres
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 22, 2022
Dentoalveolar Trauma is a condition that requires immediate emergency management. The revision of its prevalence is the basis for the allocation of resources focused on its management, which differs between health centers....
Localization of the Mandibular Foramen for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block In a Sample of Egyptians Using Cone-Beam Computed Tomographic-A Retrospective Study
Aya Elsaid Abou Elfetouh Metwaly, BDS, Fatma Mostafa Elbadawy, BDS, MD, PhD and Mary Medhat Farid, BDS, MD, PhD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 15, 2022
In the present study, statistically significant differences in the location of the MF were found between males and females. However, there is no need to change needle insertion in IANB because females have overall smaller mandibles....
Dental Caries among Pregnant Women in Basrah
Hala Nadhim Kadhim
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 18, 2022
Two hundred pregnant women were invited to participate in this study. Their ages ranged between 18-40 years. They were inspected at Maternal and Child Hospital as well as the College of Dentistry during the period from January to October 2021....
Long-Term Retrospective Survival of Dental Implant Therapy
Didem Özkal Eminoğlu, Sema Nur Sevinç Gül, Tuğba Aydin and Gurbet Alev Öztaş Şahiner
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 31, 2022
The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of implants with progressive bone loss after a 5-year follow-up. A total of 437 patients with 1814 dental implants placed at XXX University Dentistry Faculty, YYY, ZZZ; between 2014-2019 has included to study. Implants with radiographic bone loss of 2 mm or more were assessed as peri-implantitis (PI). Longitudinal data were collected retrospectively from digital dental records. SPSS 20.0 package program was used to analyze the collected data. ...
Assessment of the Perception of Aesthetics and Smile Attractiveness among Dental and Health Students
Nayef H Felemban and Bhari Sharanesha Manjunatha
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 14, 2022
The attractiveness and aesthetics of a good smile is the main reason to seek the orthodontic treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the perception of smile aesthetics and attractiveness among dental students and health students aged 20-22 and 23-25 years groups. A modified intraoral smile image of an orthodontic patient having seven different clinical cases along with the questionnaire to among dental students and other health collages at Taif University, Kingdom of Sau...