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Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice

Prajna P Shetty, Makam Gangaiah, Ramesh Chowdhary
INTRODUCTION: Every patient needs a comprehensive treatment planning. Dentists must consider the advantages and disadvantages of the available implant prosthetic options and match them to patient's expectations. Hybrid denture prosthesis is one, i.e., fabricated and retained by screw threaded into implant abutments, most of the time on four implants. Sometimes due to failure of an implant, the prosthesis needs to be replaced with a newer casting to accommodate the existing implants. Clinical consideration: This article presents a novel technique, wherein the existing framework of the fixed prosthesis can be used to convert the fixed prosthesis to removable prosthesis on the existing implants, without recasting...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Sophie Doméjean, Julie Rongier, Michéle Muller-Bolla
The aim of this systematic review was to assess the in vivo scientific evidence regarding the ability of a recently developed light fluorescence device, SoproLife(®) (Sopro-Acteon group, La Ciotat, France) in detecting occlusal carious lesions. The PubMed database was searched for in vivo trials that evaluated the validity of the SoproLife(®) camera for the detection of occlusal carious lesions. Among the 11 articles originally identified with the keyword "Soprolife," only three articles were included. The three included surveys used the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS)-II criteria as gold standard for the assessment of SoproLife(®) compared or not to other detection devices (DIAGNOdent(®) and Spectra Caries Detection Aid(®))...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Edna Perez, Linda S Behar-Horenstein, Marcio Guelmann
Children with intellectual and physical disabilities including autism are susceptible to dental trauma as a sequela from falls due to poor muscular coordination. In addition, their altered muscle tonus often results in an open bite with labial flaring of the maxillary incisors and lip incompetence, predisposing these teeth to fractures. This case report describes an alternative approach of restoring a fractured maxillary permanent central incisor with a composite strip crown during surgical repositioning of the periodontium on an autistic patient...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Shweta Thakare, Amit Mhapuskar, Darshan Hiremutt, Versha R Giroh, Kedarnath Kalyanpur, K R Alpana
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of the position of mental foramen aids in forensic, surgical, endodontic, as well as diagnostic procedures. Thus, in view of this, the present study was conducted among the population of Pune, a central part of India, to determine the most regular location of the mental foramen and to estimate difference in position of mental foramen based on gender. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present retrospective study was commenced on 200 digital panoramic radiographs of dentate patients...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Abhishek Singh, Abhishek Nagpal, Salil Pawah, Chetan Pathak, Gaurav Issar, Pankaj Sharma
INTRODUCTION: In an attempt to minimize wear damage to the enamel of antagonist teeth, new low and medium fusing ceramic materials have been developed. Manufacturers usually claim that these ceramics are wear-friendly because of their lower hardness, lower concentrations of crystal phase, and smaller crystal sizes. This study aimed to quantitatively analyze the wear strength of various commercially available dental porcelain with tooth enamel as well as the surface hardness of these dental porcelain...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Soni Kottayi, Sham S Bhat, K Sundeep Hegde, Faizal C Peedikayil, T P Chandru, Sukumaran Anil
INTRODUCTION: Overweight and obesity are growing health-related problems worldwide, and it is currently the most prevalent nutritional disorder among children and adolescents. The objective of this study was to assess the association between overweight and dental caries among 12- to 15-year-old schoolchildren in Mangaluru district, Karnataka, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from 2000 school-going children aged 12 to 15 years. The children were categorized as overweight and normal-weight group by assessing the body mass index (BMI)...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Ksa Anzil, J Mathews, A G Sai, M Kiran, S Kevin, S Sunith
INTRODUCTION: Fishing is an occupation associated with uneven diet, strain, drunkenness, tobacco use, and deleterious habits. The physical state of laborers on a large scale will also be influenced by conditions at their work site. Oral mucosal lesions can occur as a result of infections, local shock or infuriation, systemic diseases, and uncontrolled usage of tobacco, betel quid, and alcohol. The aim of the present study is to assess the prevalence of deleterious oral habits and oral mucosal lesions among fishermen population of Mahe, South India...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
K H Awan, Q A Hussain, Shankargouda Patil, Mahesh Maralingannavar
INTRODUCTION: Tobacco and tobacco-related products have been attributed to be causative factors for oral cancer. Newer, chewable, and commercially available smokeless tobacco (ST) products, such as gutka pose further threat in this direction. The aim of the study was to evaluate the risk of oral cancer associated with gutka and other ST products. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study of 134 cases and 134 controls, over a period of 6 months (July-December 2014), was carried out at the Baqai University, Karachi, Pakistan...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Mohammed E Sayed, Mohammed E Sayed, Bandar Ma Al-Makramani, Fuad A Al-Sanabani, Mohamed S Mohamed
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intermixing brands of addition silicone impression materials on the dimensional accuracy of stone models using two-step putty-wash technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two common brands of addition silicone impression material (Express and Aquasil) were used in this study. A total of 40 impressions of a stainless steel model simulating a three-unit bridge were made, 10 impressions for each group. Accuracy was assessed by measuring two dimensions (inter-abutment and intra-abutment) on stone models obtained from impressions of the stainless steel model...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Fernanda P Bragatto, Mariliani Chicarelli, Amanda Vb Kasuya, Wilton M Takeshita, Liogi Iwaki-Filho, Lilian Cv Iwaki
INTRODUCTION: The golden proportion has been used in dentistry in an attempt to improve facial function and, possibly, esthetics by simplifying the diagnosis of facial and dental disharmony. The aim of this study is to analyze pre- and postoperative cephalometric tracings of lateral cephalograms of patients with class II and III deformities submitted to orthognathic surgery, and verify if the 13 dental-skeletal patterns (ratios), as defined by Ricketts, moved closer to or further away from the golden proportion...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Fabiana Bt Alves, Denise S Wambier, Jenny Ha Alvarez, José Cf da Rocha, Thais R Kummer, Vanessa C de Castro, Howard Cabral, Vitoldo A Kozlowski
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the expression of nonnutritive sucking habits and the presence of malocclusion in children using day nurseries' facilities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 195 children (7-40 months) attending 18 public day nurseries were evaluated clinically in Ponta Grossa, Brazil. Statistical package software was used for descriptive, univariate, bivariate, and multiple logistic regressions of the data about the socioeconomic condition, educational family status, malocclusions, and prevalence of nonnutritive sucking habits among the children...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Osmar A Cuoghi, Francielle Topolski, Lorraine P de Faria, Marcos R de Mendonça
AIM: To evaluate the correlation between pain and tissue damage in response to orthodontic tooth movement (OTM), such as hyalinization and external apical root resorption (EARR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The literature review was used as a methodological strategy, following the knowledge development process - constructivist (ProKnow-C). Study axes were defined and keywords that best represented each axis were selected. The terms were submitted to an adherence test and validation, resulting in 12 keyword combinations...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Seyed Amir Danesh-Sani
The dental implant is a predictable way of restoring fully and partially edentulous patients and has shown high success rate for managing a broad range of clinical conditions. Improving implant surfaces has revolutionized the osseointegration of implants and changed the focus of implant research from osseointegration more toward the risk factors associated with the failure of implants in the long-term.
September 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
A Nagaraja, N Govindraj Kumar, B Jambukeshwar Kumar, Raghavendra M Naik, Y Jyoti Sangineedi
Pathological conditions can give rise to calcifications within oral mucosa representing either a local or systemic disturbance. Inflammation, trauma, debris acting as nidus and vascular lesions have been attributed as principal causes for occurrence of calcifications within the oral mucosa. Occurrence of multiple calcified thrombi (phleboliths) is considered pathognomonic for hemangiomas and vascular malformations in the oral and maxillofacial region. Isolated occurrence of phlebolith in oral mucosa though very rare, especially without any underlying vascular lesions, can be diagnostically challenging...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Sara Nader Marta, Roberto Yoshio Kawakami, Claudia Almeida Prado Piccino Sgavioli, Ana Eliza Correa, Guaniara D'Árk de Oliveira El Kadre, Ricardo Sandri Carvalho
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is an inherited autosomal dominant genetic disorder presenting variable penetrance and expressivity, with an estimated prevalence of 1:42,000. Clinical characteristics of WS include lateral displacement of the internal eye canthus, hyperplasia of the medial portion of the eyebrows, prominent and broad nasal base, congenital deafness, pigmentation of the iris and skin, and white forelock. A 24-year-old male patient, previously diagnosed with WS, was referred to the Special Needs Dental Clinic of Sacred Heart University, Bauru, Brazil...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Farzaneh Agha-Hosseini, Nafiseh Sheykhbahaei, Maryam-Sadat SadrZadeh-Afshar
AIM: Many studies have suggested that a lesion originally diagnosed as oral lichen planus (OLP) has different possibilities of undergoing malignant transformation in time, although these findings remain a controversial issue; for example, some studies reported different values of potential malignancy of OLP. INTRODUCTION: World Health Organization (WHO) classifies OLP as a "potentially malignant disorder" with unspecified malignant transformation risk, and suggests that OLP patients should be closely monitored...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Shipra Sepolia, Atul Ps Kushwah, Amanpreet Singh Natt, Lipika Vashisht, Sushil Kumar Sahoo, Santosh Kumar Subudhi
INTRODUCTION: New design of brackets have been introduced in the field of orthodontics in the recent past, and one of such advancement is the self-ligating brackets. These brackets are said to have less friction, with a shorter period of treatment. Better patient acceptance and good treatment results are some of the other advantages offered by self-ligating brackets. Hence, we comparatively evaluated root resorption of anterior teeth by self-ligating and conventional preadjusted brackets in cases of severe anterior crowding in class I patients...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Amandeep Kaur, Amanpreet S Natt, Simranjeet K Mehra, Karan Maheshwari, Gagandeep Singh, Amanjot Kaur
INTRODUCTION: The position of the condyle in the glenoid fossa plays an important role in the stability of occlusion after orthodontic treatment. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) provides an optimal imaging of the osseous components of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and give a full size truly three-dimensional (3D) description in real anatomical size. The present study aimed to visualize and compare the position of condyle in the glenoid fossa for different occlusions by using CBCT Materials and methods: Cone beam computed tomographic images of 45 subjects, aged 18 to 42 years, were evaluated...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Ravish Ahuja, Bhuvan Jyoti, Vinod Shewale, Shridhar Shetty, Santosh Kumar Subudhi, Manpreet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Behavioral management of patients forms one of the foremost components of pediatric dental treatment. Some children readily cooperate with dental treatment, while others require general anesthesia as a part of treatment protocol for carrying out various dental procedures. Hence, we evaluated the pediatric patients with and without mental retardation, who underwent dental treatment under general anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study analyzed the record of 480 pediatric patients reporting in the department of pedodontics from 2008 to 2014...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Kajal Yadav, Abhishek Nagpal, S K Agarwal, Aarti Kochhar
INTRODUCTION: Dental implants are one of the common lines of treatment used for the treatment of missing tooth. Various risk factors are responsible for the failure of the dental implants and occurrence of postoperative complications. Bruxism is one such factor responsible for the failure of the dental implants. The actual relation between bruxism and dental implants is a subject of long-term controversy. Hence, we carried out this retrospective analysis to assess the complications occurring in dental implants in patients with and without bruxism...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
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