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Saudi Dental Journal

A Sumathi Felicita
The aim of this paper is to evaluate the efficacy of forced extrusion using the sling shot elastic. A 21 year adult patient reported with an Ellis Class VIII fracture of the maxillary right lateral incisor. Root canal treatment followed by a fiber reinforced composite post was placed and core build up was done. A metal button was bonded to the tooth. Begg brackets were placed from the second premolar on one side to the second premolar on the opposite side. 0.016″ × 0.025″ stainless steel was placed in ribbon mode...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Rahul G Morankar, Ashima Goyal, Krishan Gauba, Aditi Kapur
Meier-Gorlin syndrome (MGS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the triad of microtia, absent or small patellae and short stature. The other associated clinical features may include developmental delay, congenital pulmonary emphysema, gastro-esophageal reflux, urogenital anomalies, such as cryptorchidism and feeding problems. The facial characteristics during childhood are typical, comprising of a small mouth with full lips and micrognathia/retrognathia. The condition is rare affecting about one to nine individuals per million...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Mansour Al-Askar, Duaa Alsaffar
Purpose: This case report demonstrates the feasibility of using allograft bone with a resorbable collagen membrane to correct an alveolar ridge defect and achieve a highly esthetic restoration. Case presentation: A 30-year-old woman with generalized aggressive periodontitis and advanced periodontal vertical bone loss in periodontally hopeless upper left right premolar which required a fixed restoration. A staged surgical strategy was devised. First, a resorbable collagen membrane and allograft bone grafts were used to guide bone regeneration in the vertical alveolar defect...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Faisal Al Sineedi, Yasin Alavi Aruveetil, Abdul Majeed Kavarodi, Shawqi Osman Harbi
Unicystic ameloblastoma is a less encountered variant of the ameloblastoma that usually presented as unicystic lesions of jaw occurring in 3rd and 4th decades of life. It shows a typical ameloblastomatous epithelium lining the cyst cavity, with or without variable tumor proliferations. The case presented here is of a 9 yr old boy who was referred to our center for the management of a large diffuse swelling on the right side of the face. Clinical and radiologic evaluation showed two interconnected cystic lesions in the right body and the symphyseal regions of the mandible associated with impacted canines bilaterally...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Samar Al-Saleh, Ebtissam M Al-Madi, Balqees AlMufleh, Al-Hanoof Al-Degheishem
Objectives: Main objectives of the present study were to develop a baseline information about dental students' perception of their educational environment at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh; and to investigate the role of four different variables on the students' perception. Methods: Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) questionnaire was distributed among 497 undergraduate dental students, in the second week of the first semester of the academic year, from second year students to interns studying in the College of Dentistry of King Saud University (KSU)...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Ahmed Hesham Eweis, Adrian U-Jin Yap, Noor Azlin Yahya
Objective: This study investigated the effect of dietary solvents on flexural strength and modulus of bulk-fill composites. Materials and methods: One conventional composite (Filtek Z350 [FZ]), two bulk-fill composites (Filtek Bulk-fill [FB] and Tetric N Ceram [TN]) and a bulk-fill giomer (Beautifil-Bulk Restorative [BB]) were evaluated. Specimens (12 × 2 × 2 mm) were fabricated using customized stainless steel molds. Specimens were light-cured, removed from their molds, finished, measured and randomly divided into six groups...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Abed Al-Hadi Hamasha, Abeer Alshehri, Aljazi Alshubaiki, Fatimah Alssafi, Hoda Alamam, Renad Alshunaiber
Aim: To explore variations in males' and females' oral health beliefs and behaviors and to assess the influence of oral health beliefs on their related behaviors within each gender. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was designed to obtain information from patients attending outpatient clinics of King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Of the 553 self-reported questionnaires, 519 were filled comprising 251 males and 268 females. The questionnaire consisted of two parts: six demographic questions and 25 questions assessing oral health beliefs and behaviors...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Iman Ibrahim ElSayad
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of staining and bleaching on color and translucency of finished and unfinished nano-filled resin composite and giomer. Materials and methods: Twenty specimens (ten finished + ten unfinished) were fabricated from each material, then an initial color and translucency measurement was taken. Specimens were stained in coffee for 48 h at 37 °C, rinsed and dried. After which the second color and translucency measurement was taken. After in-office bleaching with 40% H2 O2 Opalescence boost, a third color and translucency measurement was taken...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Ibrahim Alshahrani, Shreyas Tikare, Zakirulla Meer, Abdelbagi Mustafa, Mohammed Abdulwahab, Syed Sadatullah
Background: Dental caries had been studied by several studies in Saudi Arabia among different age groups and at various places. According to World Health Organization (WHO), assessment of caries at 15 years of age is more meaningful. The objective of this survey was to assess the prevalence of dental caries among 15-17-year teenage students in Abha, Saudi Arabia. Results of the present study can be used as baseline data for future oral health interventions for the population. Methods: A stratified cluster random sampling was followed in selecting the students...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
S Al Balushi, W M Thomson, L Al-Harthi
Dental age plays a significant role in forensic dentistry, orthodontics and paediatric dentistry, as well as in general diagnosis and treatment planning. Different methods have been developed to determine dental age. One of the most commonly used methods is Demirjian's method, which was developed in 1973 from research on a large number of French-Canadian children. It is based on the degree of tooth mineralisation by examining the radiological appearance of the lower mandibular left quadrant. The purpose of this study was to assess the dental age of Omani children using Demirjian's method and evaluate the applicability of the method in dental age estimation for Omani children...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Inês Alexandra Dias Lopes, Paulo Jorge Vaz Cardoso Monteiro, José João Baltazar Mendes, João Miguel Rua Gonçalves, Francisco Jorge Fernandes Caldeira
Objectives: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of four finishing and polishing protocols in Surface Roughness (Ra) and Surface Gloss (Ga) of two different nanocomposites. Materials and Methods: In total, 50 disc samples of a nanofilled resin and a nanohybrid resin were prepared. The samples were assigned randomly to one of the five groups to which different polishing protocols were applied. Analysis of surface roughness was performed using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), with the gloss evaluated using a gloss meter...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Hassan Suliman Halawany, Abid Al Badr, Salwa Al Sadhan, Mashaiel Al Balkhi, Nassr Al-Maflehi, Nimmi Biju Abraham, Vimal Jacob, Gehan Al Sherif
Objective: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of oral health intervention on the improvement in knowledge and self-reported oral health behavior among 6-8 year old female primary school children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Materials and methods: The sample consisted of 1661 girls in primary schools who are 6 to 8-year-olds (first, second and third graders). The children's level of knowledge was assessed by a self-administered questionnaire that was formulated for this specific age and divided into two parts; oral health knowledge and self-reported oral health behavior...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Shaik Sameera, Medandrao Nagasri, Pavuluri Aravind Kumar, Pantareddy Indeevar, Kalapala Raviraj, S V V S Musalaiah
Aim: The aim of this study is to compare semilunar vestibular incision technique with pouch and tunnel technique in combination with A-PRF and L-PRF for treatment of Miller's class I and II multiple gingival recessions. Method: This is a randomized, controlled, double-blinded, split mouth study which consists of 16 systemically healthy patients with 96 sites and a mean age of 34.2 years, and divided randomly into 2 groups, Group A consists of semilunar vestibular incision technique sandwiched with A-PRF and L-PRF and Group B consists of Pouch and tunnel technique sandwiched with A-PRF and L-PRF...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
W Al Ayyan, M Al Halabi, I Hussein, A H Khamis, M Kowash
Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence and severity of dental caries in pre-school children in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area. Methods: A search of literature was conducted to identify articles of dental caries in primary dentitions published during the period from January 1st, 1992 to June 30th, 2016. PubMed, Google Scholar search, and hand searching of journals was conducted to identify relevant articles. The search strategy employed both dental subject headings and free-text terms...
July 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Naif A Almosa, Ted Lundgren, Anas Al-Mulla, Dowen Birkhed, Heidrun Kjellberg
Objectives: To (1) analyze caries-related factors and (2) evaluate caries risk using the Cariogram model for governmental and private orthodontic patients at de-bonding and 4 years after de-bonding. Materials and methods: Forty orthodontic patients with mean age of 26.4 years were recruited from a governmental (G) group (n = 20) and private (P) group (n = 20) and were examined at de-bonding (T1) and 4 years after de-bonding (T2). The examination included a questionnaire, plaque scoring, caries examination, bitewing radiographs, and assessment of salivary secretion rate, buffering capacity and cariogenic microorganisms...
April 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Imran Farooq, Saqib Ali, Khalifa Sulaiman Al-Khalifa, Khalid Alhooshani
Objective: The aim of this pilot study was to perform chemical analysis and investigate the total and soluble fluoride concentrations in various brands of children toothpastes. Materials and methods: Three samples of five different commercial brands of children toothpastes were collected and divided into five groups; group A - Biorepair Oral Care toothpaste containing no fluoride (control), group B - Signal Kids Strawberry toothpaste having 500 ppm fluoride, group C - Aquafresh Milk Teeth toothpaste having 500 ppm fluoride, group D - Aquafresh Little Teeth toothpaste having 500 ppm fluoride, and group E - Siwak F Junior having 400 ppm F...
April 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Naji Ziad Arandi, Shockry Mustafa
Objective: This study aims to estimate the prevalence of congenitally missing lateral incisors in a sample of 2662 dental patients in Palestine. Methods: A total of 2662 digital panoramic radiographs were retrospectively examined for the presence of congenitally missing permanent lateral incisors. The radiographs were obtained from the archival records of patients attending a local dental center at the city of Nablus in Palestine. Results: The prevalence of missing lateral incisors among the examined population (n = 2662) was found to be 1...
April 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Galal Omami
Objective: To investigate the prevalence and pattern of calcification of the stylohyoid complex in Libyan population. Material and methods: Archived digital panoramic radiographs of 3343 patients were collected; 181 images were excluded for underage or poor image quality. Thus, the images of 3162 patients (1081 men, 2081 women; women-to-men ratio, 2:1; age range, 16-68 years; mean age, 36.7 years) retrieved and assigned to one of four morphological patterns of the stylohyoid complex: regular, elongated, calcified, and undetected...
April 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Alizae Marny Mohamed, Kiong Hung Wong, Wan Jen Lee, Murshida Marizan Nor, Haizal Mohd Hussaini, Tanti Irawati Rosli
Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of resin infiltration on colour changes and surface roughness of artificial white spot lesions (WSLs) on maxillary and mandibular premolar. Materials and methods: Sixty (60) extracted sound Maxilla (Mx) and Mandibular (Mn) premolars were randomly divided into 2 groups (test and control). Artificial WSLs were produced on buccal surface of teeth and were immersed in artificial saliva for 8 weeks. Colour components (L∗ , a∗ , b∗ ) and surface roughness (Sa∗ ) were assessed on 40 teeth using colour difference meter RD-100 and Alicona® Infinite Focus profilometer respectively...
April 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
Rupandeep Kaur Samra, Shreenivas Vasant Bhide
Objectives: It was to analyse and compare the effect of different disinfectant systems on the dimensional stability of commonly used irreversible hydrocolloid and addition silicone impression materials from developing countries as compared to materials from developed countries. Material and methods: Disinfectant systems used were glutaraldehyde, sodium hypochlorite and ultraviolet chamber. The stability after disinfection of commonly used alginate and addition silicone of native origin (Algin-Gum & Ad-Sil) was compared with similar impression materials from developed countries (Vignette and Aquasil) and results compared...
April 2018: Saudi Dental Journal
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