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Saudi maxillofacial

Mahmood Samman, Syed Waheed Ahmed, Hassan Beshir, Turki Almohammadi, Santosh R Patil
Objectives: The objective of the study is to study the incidence and pattern of mandible fractures in the holy city of Madinah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over a retrospective period of 3 years from 2013 (1434H) to 2016 (1436H) and to compare the results with those from other regions of Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. Materials and Methods: Relevant data of patients admitted to the King Fahad Hospital, Madinah with a fracture of the mandible during the study were collected from their medical records and radiographs...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
Yazan R Aljohani, Khalid H Alfaifi, Samaa K Redwan, Dania A Sabbahi, Mohammed H Zahran
To assess the incidence and awareness of taekwondo athletes in Saudi Arabia regarding oral and maxillofacial (OMF) injuries and their prevention. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, an online questionnaire about the incidence and awareness of OMF injuries and their prevention was developed and distributed to taekwondo athletes in Saudi Arabia via their coaches.  Results: Sixty-eight responses were collected. The mean age of the participants was 29.3±9.1 years and 97% of them were males. Most of the participants (83%) believed that they are vulnerable to OMF injuries during practice...
November 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
Nada O Binmadi, Soulafa A Almazrooa
To investigate the awareness and usage of oral and maxillofacial pathology (OMFP)  subspecialty services among pathologists in Saudi Arabia. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we conducted an electronic questionnaire survey of pathologists in all regions of Saudi Arabia. The study was conducted between July 2015 and August 2016.  The questionnaire comprised 19 questions to evaluate the knowledge of pathologists regarding microscopic OMFP and their perceptions towards this subspecialty. Results: Most of the pathologists surveyed (94...
August 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
Sanaa M Saleh, Ali M Idris, Nandimandalam V Vani, Faisal M Tubaigy, Fahd A Alharbi, Abubakr A Sharwani, Nabil T Mikhail, Saman Warnakulasuriya
To report the prevalence and types of biopsied oral and maxillofacial lesions (OMLs) in South-Western (Jazan Province) region, , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methods: This retrospective study was based on the retrieval of clinicopathological data for a period of 6 years between January 2009 and December 2014. These  data were obtained between October 2014 and June 2015 from the histopathology records of King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, KSA, which is the only referral center for biopsy services. Results: Out of the 32149 biopsies received, 714 (2...
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
Nandimandalam Venkata Vani, Ali M Idris, Sanaa M Saleh, Faisal M Tubaigy, Fahd A Alharbi, Abubakr A Sharwani, Nabil Tadrus, Saman Warnakulasuriya
AIM: The aim of the present study was to analyze the prevalence of benign tumors of the orofacial region at a tertiary referral center in the south-western region of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Cases from 2009 to 2014 were retrieved from October 2014 to June 2015 from the archives of the histopathology department of the center. Demographic and clinical details of the patients were recorded. RESULTS: Of the 714 oral and maxillofacial biopsy specimens, 78 (10...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
Mohammed A Al-Qarni, Nasim Vahid Shakeela, Mohammed Abdullah Alamri, Yahya A Alshaikh
INTRODUCTION: Eco-friendly or green dentistry can be a reality by effectively designing dental clinics and using more eco-friendly materials in the clinical practice. AIM: To determine the awareness of eco-friendly dentistry among dental faculty and students in preparation for future implementation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Assessment of knowledge regarding eco-friendly dentistry was done using an 18 item self-administered questionnaire among 160 participants...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Mahmoud Al-Dajani
PURPOSE: The aim was to understand dental students' experiences with oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) teaching, their confidence levels in performing routine dento-alveolar operations, and the relationship between the students' confidence level and the number of teeth extracted during the clinical practice. METHODS: The survey questionnaire was distributed to 32 students at Aljouf University College of Dentistry, Saudi Arabia during their fourth and fifth year in 2015...
2015: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
Saleh A Al-Bazie
AIM: The aim of this paper was to report a case of orthognathic surgery successfully done in a patient with multiple sclerosis. BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system affecting young adults, characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the brain and spinal cord leading to demyelination and focal axonal damage. Clinically, MS patients present with reversible neurological dysfunction in the early stages, which progresses to irreversible neurological disability and deficit...
June 1, 2015: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Walid A Abdullah
AIM: This study was conducted to measure the impact of orthognathic surgery on quality of life in Saudi patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a discrepancy of 5 mm or more who underwent orthognathic surgery either single jaw or bimaxillary at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, between September 2007 and June 2013 were included in the study. They were asked to complete the Arabic version of the 22-item Orthognathic Quality of Life Questionnaire (OQLQ) preoperatively and postoperatively...
July 2015: Saudi Dental Journal
Hassan S Halawany
AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine the career motivations, perceptions of the future of dentistry and preferred postgraduate specialties of Saudi dental students. METHODS: A pretested, self-administered, 16-item questionnaire was distributed to first- through fifth-year dental students at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Descriptive statistics were calculated, and the level of significance was set at 5%. RESULTS: Of the 530 potential participants, 329 students (198 male and 131 female respondents) completed the questionnaire...
2014: Open Dentistry Journal
Mohammed Asif Shaik, Naheeda, Sultan Mohammed Kaleem, Abdul Wahab, Shahul Hameed
OBJECTIVE: The study was performed to investigate the prevalence, morphology and calcification pattern of elongated styloid process in Saudi population of Aseer (Southern) region and its relation to gender and sub-age groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was analyzed digital panoramic radiographs of 1,162 adults. Any radiograph with questionable styloid process was excluded from the study. The apparent length of the styloid process was measured by a single experienced dental and maxillofacial Radiologist...
October 2013: European Journal of Dentistry
Mazen Almasri
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the causality and severity of maxillofacial trauma (MFT) among patients referred to a tertiary heath care center in the Southern Aseer region of Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The charts of all MFT patients referred to the tertiary care center from September 2010 to November 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Pertinent data, including patient age, gender, and cause of injury, were obtained from 101 selected charts...
July 2013: Saudi Dental Journal
Walid A Abdullah, Khaled Al-Mutairi, Yasser Al-Ali, Abdullah Al-Soghier, Abdullah Al-Shnwani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to study the etiologies and patterns of maxillofacial fractures in patients treated in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia, between 2007 and 2011. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were obtained through a retrospective review of 237 patients admitted to the King Saud Medical City Dental Department with a diagnosis of maxillofacial trauma. After excluding patient files with incomplete or unclear records, and cases in which computed tomography showed no evidence of fracture, the files of 200 patients with a diagnosis of maxillofacial fracture were included in the study...
January 2013: Saudi Dental Journal
Yousef H Al-Dlaigan, Sahar F Albarakati, Fadheelah Al-Habeeb, Manar Al-Hulaily
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to investigate the number of female bachelor of dental surgery graduates who earned postgraduate education degrees from King Saud University, their specialties, degrees of qualification, and countries of graduation. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was conducted through face-to-face or phone interview among 677 female dentists who graduated from the College of Dentistry at King Saud University between 1984 and 2006. RESULTS: Five hundred forty-five (81%) graduate female dentists responded, of whom 54% had completed postgraduate dental education...
January 2012: Saudi Dental Journal
Ahmed O Al Yamani, Maisa O Al Sebaei, Lojain J Bassyoni, Alaa J Badghaish, Hussam H Shawly
This study was conducted to present a comprehensive view of the most common head and neck pathologies among the pediatric and adolescent population of the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Data were collected from the oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) records at King Abdulaziz University Hospital and King Fahad Hospital Jeddah (KFHJ) from the period 1998 to 2009. All patients who were 18 years of age and younger were included in the study. Identified lesions were classified into four categories: cystic, neoplastic, vascular and fibro-osseous...
October 2011: Saudi Dental Journal
Yousef H Al-Dlaigan, Ra'ed Al-Sadhan, Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Al-Shahrani
OBJECTIVES: To study the career development of male graduates of King Saud University (KSU), College of Dentistry in terms of pursuit of postgraduate dental education, higher degrees or Board Certification, choice of universities and countries of study, and place of work after qualification. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was carried out through face to face or telephone interview among 666 KSU graduates of 1982-2004. RESULTS: 80% (532 graduates) response rate...
April 2011: Saudi Dental Journal
Irfan Dawoodbhoy, Elsa K Delgado-Angulo, Eduardo Bernabé
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between malocclusion severity and quality of life in children. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Two hundred and seventy-eight children aged 11 to 14 years were recruited voluntarily from the Dental and Maxillofacial Centre of the Almana General Hospital in Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia. The children were asked to fill out the Arabic version of the Child Perception Questionnaire for 11- to 14-year-old children (CPQ11-14) and were then clinically examined to determine the severity of their malocclusion using the Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI)...
November 2013: Angle Orthodontist
Abdullah I Alatel, Emtenan A Al Majid
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a unique newly modified non-invasive surgical technique of genioplasty, where the mentalis muscle is advanced surgically for some selected indicated patients. METHODS: This technique was carried out at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From January 2009 to December 2011, 20 medically fit patients with acceptable facial profile, and age range from 18-25 years were selected as candidates for chin advancement, approximately 3-5 mm based on their lateral cephalometric tracings followed by mentalis muscle tightening...
December 2012: Saudi Medical Journal
Tina D Alkhudhairi, Eman A Alkofide
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the correlation and heritability values of craniofacial variables between parents and their offspring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample comprised 24 Saudi families; each family consisted of father, mother, son, and daughter. Lateral cephalometric radiographs were taken for each family member. Twenty-eight angular, linear, and proportional cephalometric variables were measured. Interfamilial correlations and heritability (h(2)) values were estimated among father-son, father-daughter, mother-son, and mother-daughter pairings...
November 2010: Angle Orthodontist
Abdullah M Aldrees, Manal A Shamlan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the pre-treatment cephalometric features in Saudi adults with bimaxillary protrusion and to develop cephalometric standards to clarify the overall presentation of this malocclusion for clinicians. METHODS: A descriptive retrospective study was designed in which lateral cephalometric radiographs of 60 individuals with Class I skeletal and dental relationship and decreased interincisal angle were collected between June 2007 and December 2008 at the Orthodontic Clinic, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
May 2010: Saudi Medical Journal
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