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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325532/effectiveness-of-binaural-beats-in-reducing-preoperative-dental-anxiety
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B K Isik, A Esen, B Büyükerkmen, A Kilinç, D Menziletoglu
Binaural beats are an auditory illusion perceived when two different pure-tone sine waves are presented one to each ear at a steady intensity and frequency. We evaluated their effectiveness in reducing preoperative anxiety in dentistry. Sixty patients (30 in each group) who were to have impacted third molars removed were studied (experimental group: 20 women and 10 men, mean (range) age 24 (18-35) years, and control group: 22 women and 8 men, mean (range) age 28 (15-47) years). All patients were fully informed about the operation preoperatively, and their anxiety recorded on a visual analogue scale (VAS)...
March 18, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292344/an-analysis-of-pediatric-dentistry-residents-productivity-in-the-operating-room
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Oscar Arevalo, Daniel M Saman, Rosie Roldan, Andre Ballard, Adi Suta, Gabriel Brocha
PURPOSE: To analyze productivity of pediatric dental residents (PDRs) in the operating room (OR) and to determine predictors of case length. METHODS: Service-mix for OR cases completed between 2010 and 2013 were converted to relative value units (RVUs). Additional information, including patients' age, gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) status, number of teeth, and operation time was retrieved. Analysis entailed descriptive, correlational, and multivariable techniques...
January 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286398/-bone-mapping-sketching-in-management-of-anterior-table-frontal-sinus-fracture
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Anshul Rai, Adesh Shrivastava, Manal M Khan
PURPOSE: The aim of this present article was to know the efficacy of bone mapping/sketching in management of anterior table frontal sinus fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective clinical study includes 10 patients who reported to department of dentistry, AIIMS Bhopal with anterior table frontal sinus fracture. Sterile plain white paper or a glove cover was used for mapping/sketching. The patients were evaluated for post-operative contour of the fractured frontal sinus defect and any mucocele formation...
March 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250037/the-relationship-between-dental-students-assessment-ability-and-preclinical-and-academic-performance-in-operative-dentistry
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Cliff Lee, Sheetal R Asher, Supattriya Chutinan, German O Gallucci, Hiroe Ohyama
Self-assessment is a critical skill for health care professionals. Because these professionals must be lifelong, self-directed learners and self-regulating practitioners, the ability to self-assess is essential for them. The aims of this study were to measure how dental students self-assessed and peer-assessed their performance in preclinical operative procedures and to evaluate any relationship between their assessment ability and preclinical skills or academic performance. The study was conducted from 2015 to 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210454/managing-patients-taking-edoxaban-in-dentistry
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Adrian Curto, Daniel Curto, Jorge Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation therapy is used in several conditions to prevent or treat thromboembolism. A new group of oral anticoagulants with clear advantages over classic dicoumarin oral anticoagulants (warfarin and acenocoumarol) has been developed in recent years. The Food and Drug Administration has approved edoxaban, dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban. Their advantages include: predictable pharmacokinetics, drug interactions and limited food, rapid onset of action and short half-life...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209003/comparative-evaluation-of-immediate-post-operative-sequelae-after-surgical-removal-of-impacted-mandibular-third-molar-with-or-without-tube-drain-split-mouth-study
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Barun Kumar, Kalyani Bhate, R S Dolas, Sn Santhosh Kumar, Pushkar Waknis
INTRODUCTION: Third molar surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in general dentistry. Post-operative variables such as pain, swelling and trismus are major concerns after impacted mandibular third molar surgery. Use of passive tube drain is supposed to help reduce these immediate post-operative sequelae. The current study was designed to compare the effect of tube drain on immediate post-operative sequelae following impacted mandibular third molar surgery. AIM: To compare the post-operative sequelae after surgical removal of impacted mandibular third molar surgery with or without tube drain...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194533/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-laser-fluorescence-device-and-digital-radiography-in-detecting-approximal-caries-lesions-in-posterior-permanent-teeth-an-in-vivo-study
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R Menem, I Barngkgei, N Beiruti, I Al Haffar, Easter Joury
The aim of this in vivo study was to test the diagnostic accuracy of a pen-type laser fluorescence (LFpen) device in detecting approximal caries lesions, in posterior permanent teeth, at the cavitation and non-cavitation thresholds, and compare it with that of digital bitewing radiography. Thirty patients (aged 18-37), who attended the Faculty of Dentistry at Damascus University for a dental examination, were consecutively screened. Ninety approximal surfaces of posterior permanent teeth without frank cavitations, enamel hypoplasia or restorations were selected and examined using the LFpen (DIAGNOdent pen) and digital bitewing radiography...
April 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179193/light-curing-procedures-performance-knowledge-level-and-safety-awareness-among-dentists
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S E Kopperud, H V Rukke, H M Kopperud, E M Bruzell
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate dentists' exposure to curing light and to obtain information about the dentists' knowledge on practical use and technical features of their curing lights as well as their safety awareness. METHODS: A pre-coded questionnaire was sent electronically to all dentists (n=1313) in the Public Dental Service (PDS) in Norway in 2015. RESULTS: The Response rate was 55.8%. The dentists spent on average 57.5% of their working days placing restorations, ranging from 1 to 30 (mean 7...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159507/impact-of-the-consort-statement-endorsement-in-the-completeness-of-reporting-of-randomized-clinical-trials-in-restorative-dentistry
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Rafael Sarkis-Onofre, Victório Poletto-Neto, Maximiliano Sérgio Cenci, Tatiana Pereira-Cenci, David Moher
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess if journal endorsement of the CONSORT Statement is associated with improved completeness of reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in restorative dentistry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RCTs in restorative dentistry published in two journals that have (Journal of Dentistry and Clinical Oral Investigations) and have not (Operative Dentistry and Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry) endorsed the CONSORT Statement were selected...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120635/challenging-the-arbitrary-cutoff-score-of-60-standard-setting-evidence-from-preclinical-operative-dentistry-course
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M K Yousef, L Alshawwa, A Tekian, Y S Park
INTRODUCTION: This paper conducted standard setting (SS) (Angoff and Hofstee methods) to determine cutoff scores for summative examinations and to compare the derived passing levels to the existing fixed passing score of 60% in the Faculty of Dentistry at King Abdulaziz University. METHODS: Historic performance data for final examinations in preclinical Operative Dentistry course were used by four raters to conduct both Angoff and Hofstee methods to determine the cut off scores for three academic years (2012, 2013, and 2014)...
January 25, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110990/quick-sofa-scores-predict-mortality-in-adult-emergency-department-patients-with-and-without-suspected-infection
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Adam J Singer, Jennifer Ng, Henry C Thode, Rory Spiegel, Scott Weingart
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score (composed of respiratory rate ≥22 breaths/min, systolic blood pressure ≤100 mm Hg, and altered mental status) may identify patients with infection who are at risk of complications. We determined the association between qSOFA scores and outcomes in adult emergency department (ED) patients with and without suspected infection. METHODS: We performed a single-site, retrospective review of adult ED patients between January 2014 and March 2015...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049684/the-benefit-of-a-switch-answer-changing-on-multiple-choice-exams-by-first-year-dental-students
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Sarah E Pagni, Anna G Bak, Steven E Eisen, Jennipher L Murphy, Matthew D Finkelman, Gerard Kugel
The aim of this study was to determine if dental students would benefit from changing their initial responses to what they have deemed to be more suitable answers during high-stakes multiple-choice examinations. Students are often advised to stay with their first answers despite evidence from other fields suggesting this is not the best course for obtaining optimal final exam scores. Data were collected for 160 first-year DMD students in fall 2013 for three operative dentistry and four biochemistry exams at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine...
January 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049683/predicting-performance-in-technical-preclinical-dental-courses-using-advanced-simulation
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Riki Gottlieb, Mary A Baechle, Charles Janus, Sharon K Lanning
The aim of this study was to investigate whether advanced simulation parameters, such as simulation exam scores, number of student self-evaluations, time to complete the simulation, and time to complete self-evaluations, served as predictors of dental students' preclinical performance. Students from three consecutive classes (n=282) at one U.S. dental school completed advanced simulation training and exams within the first four months of their dental curriculum. The students then completed conventional preclinical instruction and exams in operative dentistry (OD) and fixed prosthodontics (FP) courses, taken during the first and second years of dental school, respectively...
January 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049682/effect-of-a-pilot-preclinical-incentive-program-on-dental-students-performance-on-a-clinical-competency-exam
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Gregory M Schuster, Ronald J Hunt, Harold J Haering
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a pilot preclinical incentive program on dental students' performance on a clinical competency (mock board) exam at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona. To assess the effect of preclinical grade incentives in a program called SUCCEED, scores from a clinical competency exam administered during the fall quarter of the fourth year were compared between the graduating classes of 2014 and 2015 (pre-SUCCEED curriculum) and the graduating class of 2016 (post-SUCCEED curriculum)...
January 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049673/dental-students-reflections-on-quality-of-periodontal-care-in-dental-school-clinics
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Sangeetha Chandrasekaran, Charles Powell, Laurice De la Rosa, Anuj Mittal, Lonnie Johnson
The aim of this study was to analyze dental students' descriptions of and reflections on the periodontal care they provided for their patients in dental school clinics. All students enrolled in the final year of the DDS program in 2011-14 at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine were required to complete a self-assessment of the periodontal care they provided for patients. Assessments from 263 students were compiled and qualitatively analyzed. The key reasons given for not providing good care were identified and then stratified as student/school-dependent or patient-dependent factors...
January 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032046/parents-satisfaction-with-pediatric-dental-care-provided-by-dental-college-riyadh
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Manal A AlMutairi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the level of parents' satisfaction with pediatric dental care provided by dental students at the College of Dentistry and explore the factors associated with various parents' demographics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among parents (n = 150) whose children received dental care in dental colleges in King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh. The parents were asked to fill a self-administered dental satisfaction questionnaire between Februry and April 2016...
November 2016: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028971/assessment-of-pain-when-uncovering-implants-with-er-yag-laser-or-scalpel-for-second-stage-surgery
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Jacek Matys, Marzena Dominiak
BACKGROUND: Different methods aimed at decreasing pain during some soft tissue procedures in dentistry are still under research. Modern devices as lasers could be a method to reduce the pain and duration of second stage implant surgery. OBJECTIVES: To assess the pain and the impression quality when uncovering implants with a laser and with a scalpel. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis included 60 implants (Dentium SuperLine, Suwon, Korea) in 30 patients (23 women and 7 men) aged 25-69...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000038/management-of-pulps-exposed-during-carious-tissue-removal-in-adults-a-multi-national-questionnaire-based-survey
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Lina Stangvaltaite, Falk Schwendicke, Christopher Holmgren, Marion Finet, Marisa Maltz, Karim Elhennawy, Eero Kerosuo, Sophie Doméjean
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate and compare the management of pulps exposed during carious tissue removal by French, German, and Norwegian general dental practitioners (GDPs). We further aimed to assess possible dentist- and patient-related factors associated with these management decisions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A structured questionnaire was send via mail to a simple random sample of dentists. RESULTS: The analyzed sample consisted of 661 (33%) French GDPs, 622 (25%) German GDPs, and 199 (34%) Norwegian GDPs...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975042/predictive-values-derived-from-lower-wisdom-teeth-developmental-stages-on-orthopantomograms-to-calculate-the-chronological-age-in-adolescence-and-young-adults-as-a-prerequisite-to-obtain-age-adjusted-informed-patient-consent-prior-to-elective-surgical-procedures
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Reinhard E Friedrich, Kirsten Schmidt, András Treszl, Jan F Kersten
Introduction: Surgical procedures require informed patient consent, which is mandatory prior to any procedure. These requirements apply in particular to elective surgical procedures. The communication with the patient about the procedure has to be comprehensive and based on mutual understanding. Furthermore, the informed consent has to take into account whether a patient is of legal age. As a result of large-scale migration, there are eventually patients planned for medical procedures, whose chronological age can't be assessed reliably by physical inspection alone...
2016: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958250/a-novel-quantitative-light-induced-fluorescence-device-for-monitoring-molar-incisor-hypomineralization
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B Durmus, A Durhan, B Gökkaya, B Kıtıki, F Yanıkoğlu, B Kargül
BACKGROUND: The FluoreCam system is based on an innovative approach to the quantification of enamel health termed fluorescence enamel imaging (FEI). Enamel is both highly mineralized and semi-translucent. Because of its mineral composition, enamel will fluoresce when exposed to certain light wavelengths. The semi-translucent nature of enamel results in different enamel densities emitting different levels of fluorescence. As a result, with FEI technology, one can measure the density of tooth enamel by measuring its fluorescence when subjected to specific light wavelengths...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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