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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181661/effect-of-social-networking-on-academic-achievement-of-dental-students-jazan-university-saudi-arabia
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E Halboub, F Othathi, F Mutawwam, S Madkhali, D Somaili, N Alahmar
We investigated the effect of social networking (SN) on academic achievement of dental students at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed during the 2015/16 academic year to all dental students and data were analysed by SPSS version 21. There were 348 participants (70% response rate) and 53% were male. Fifty-one percent of participants reported that they studied just before examinations, and 51% scored 3.5-4.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) in the last semester. Up to 98% of the participants reported using their smartphones/ computers for SN, with 93% doing so on a daily basis, and 66% reported SN during lectures, laboratories and clinics...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133693/effect-of-software-facilitated-teaching-on-final-grades-of-dental-students-in-a-dental-morphology-course
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Ahmad M Al-Thobity, Imran Farooq, Soban Q Khan
  To evaluate differences in students' performance in a dental morphology course after the introduction of a 3D software-teaching program.  Methods: This retrospective study took place at the College of Dentistry, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from Augst 2013 to January 2016. The study included 3 groups of students taking the course during 3 different academic years: group 1, 2013-14 control; group 2, 2014-2015; and group 3, 2015-2016. The total sample size was 294 (n = 294; group 1 = 94; group 2 = 100; and group 3 = 100)...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122322/third-molar-cut-off-value-in-assessing-the-legal-age-of-18-in-saudi-population
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Sakher AlQahtani, Alemad Kawthar, Ayman AlAraik, Ahmad AlShalan
: Teeth plays a major role in forensic sciences especially in age assessment of an individual, which can be used to aid in criminal or civil matters. The importance of teeth comes from their ability to survive inhumation well and because they are hardly affected by exogenous and endogenous factors. Third molars are the only teeth still developing after the age of 14 years and during the legal age of adulthood, which is 18 years. The consequences of criminal violation can strongly affect the individual's life, it is important to set different parameters to decide whether an individual is a minor or an adult in the absence of documents...
January 11, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103723/scholar-outcomes-for-dental-internship-research-program-in-saudi-arabia-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Laila A Bahammam, Amal I Linjawi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential, challenges and needs for internship research activities in achieving scholar outcomes among graduates. METHODS: A qualitative general needs assessment and evaluation of an internship research program was conducted at King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Dentistry (KAUFD), KSA, from December 2014 to February 2015 using focus groups and interviews. The participants included: administrates, faculty, and internship students. Data were transcribed and analyzed following the grounded theory...
January 20, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050981/intricate-evaluation-of-association-between-dental-caries-and-obesity-among-the-children-in-al-kharj-city-saudi-arabia
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Mohammed As Abu El Qomsan, Mohammed N Alasqah, Fahad A Alqahtani, Mohammed Aa Alobaydaa, Muteb M Alharbi, Zaheer Kola
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries and obesity are two of the most prevalent health conditions affecting children. Relative decrease in corporeal movements, escalating inactive lifestyles, and changes in dietary factors are strongly linked with the increasing incidence of overweight and obesity. Furthermore, obesity increases the risk of chronic disease and dental caries that significantly affects the quality of life of young children. The present study intends to explore the relationship between dental caries and obesity in children in Al-Kharj city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042628/the-relationship-between-periapical-lesions-and-the-serum-levels-of-glycosylated-hemoglobin-and-c-reactive-protein-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Mohammad S Al-Zahrani, Basel M Abozor, Khalid H Zawawi
To investigate the relationship between the presence of periapical lesions (PL) and levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with type 2 diabetes.  Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between September 2013 and February 2015. Medical and dental history and Sociodemographic data were obtained from participants. Dental and periodontal examinations were conducted and blood samples were obtained to determine levels of HbA1c and CRP...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042271/knowledge-and-attitudes-of-dental-interns-toward-denture-adhesives-in-king-saud-university-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Sara Mohammad Al Taweel, Huda Ahmed Al Shehri
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of dental interns at King Saud University College of Dentistry (KSUCD) regarding denture adhesives (DAs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surveys were distributed to dental interns at KSUCD (n = 100). Cross-tabulations with the Pearson-™s Chi-square test were used to compare variables using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (P ≤ 0.05). RESULTS: Approximately, 85...
October 2016: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042258/dental-prosthetic-status-and-treatment-needs-of-adult-population-in-jizan-saudi-arabia-a-survey-report
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Syed Ali Peeran, Fuad Al Sanabani, Bandar M A Al-Makramani, Elfatih Ibrahim Elamin
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate and compare the dental prosthetic status and treatment needs of adult population in Jizan, Saudi Arabia, in relation to the age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1779 people aged 35-74 years from 4 survey areas (Hay al matar, Mahata khams, Dara ut tawhid, and Suq ad dakhili) selected through convenient sampling, around Jizan University, were surveyed, using the WHO survey criteria, 1997. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Number and percentages were calculated, and univariate analysis was performed using Chi-square test at 5% level of significance...
October 2016: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032050/discrepancies-between-dental-and-medical-records-of-cardiac-patients-in-alhada-armed-forces-hospital-taif-saudi-arabia
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Sana M Al Hibshi, Rajaa M Al-Raddadi, Mansour K Assery
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to estimate the prevalence of medical information discrepancies between dental and medical records of cardiac patients at AlHada Armed Forces Hospital in Taif and to identify the factors contributing to these information discrepancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study applied a descriptive retrospective medical and dental records review of a stratified proportional sample of 289 cardiac patients, which was extracted from 1154 cardiac patients who visited both the cardiology and dental clinics at the AlHada Armed Forces Hospital between 2007 and June 2012...
November 2016: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994418/a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study-on-the-prevalence-of-hypodontia-in-a-target-population-of-al-jouf-province-saudi-arabia
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Arbaz Sajjad, Samia Subhani Sajjad, Nadeem Husain, Ahmed Maashi Al-Enezi
AIM: The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the prevalence of hypodontia and to ascertain the need of interdisciplinary treatment for ensuing esthetic and functional problems in a target population of Al-Jouf Province, Saudi Arabia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Using a dental administration software tool, a total of 1267 patients who presented to the outpatient clinics of the Orthodontic and Prosthodontic Departments between March 2015 and January 2016 were identified...
October 2016: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966771/association-between-body-mass-index-diet-and-dental-caries-in-grade-6-boys-in-medina-saudi-arabia
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A Bhayat, M S Ahmad, H T Fadel
The prevalence of obesity is increasing in Saudi Arabia and although caries is associated with obesity, this association has not been investigated in Medina. This study aimed to determine the association between dental caries, body mass index (BMI) and dietary habits of 12-year-old boys from four geographically distinct schools in Medina. Mean BMI was 22.17 kg/m² (± 5.15); 41% had normal BMI, 25% were overweight and 30% were obese. The mean Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT) score was 1.46 (± 2.04)...
December 12, 2016: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957258/prevalence-and-distribution-of-selected-dental-anomalies-among-saudi-children-in-abha-saudi-arabia
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Syed M Yassin
BACKGROUND: Dental anomalies are not an unusual finding in routine dental examination. The effect of dental anomalies can lead to functional, esthetic and occlusal problems. The Purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence and distribution of selected developmental dental anomalies in Saudi children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was based on clinical examination and Panoramic radiographs of children who visited the Pediatric dentistry clinics at King Khalid University College of Dentistry, Saudi Arabia...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891464/awareness-of-eco-friendly-dentistry-among-dental-faculty-and-students-of-king-khalid-university-saudi-arabia
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874156/prevalence-of-obesity-in-elementary-school-children-and-its-association-with-dental-caries
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Deema J Farsi, Heba M Elkhodary, Leena A Merdad, Najat M A Farsi, Sumer M Alaki, Najlaa M Alamoudi, Haneen A Bakhaidar, Mohammed A Alolayyan
To investigate the prevalence of obesity among elementary school children and to examine the association between obesity and caries activity in the mixed dentition stage. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between September 2014 and June 2015 using a multi-stage stratified sample of 915 elementary school children (482 boys, 433 girls) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Anthropometric measurements, consisting of height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference (WC), were obtained...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872550/waterpipe-smoking-among-health-sciences-university-students-knowledge-attitude-and-patterns-of-use
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K H Awan, A Alrshedan, M Al Kahtani, S Patil
INTRODUCTION: Although waterpipe smoking is common in Gulf counties, its prevalence in Saudi Arabia is uncertain. The purposes of this study were (a) to assess the prevalence of waterpipe smoking among healthcare university students in Saudi Arabia and (b) to determine their attitudes and practices of waterpipe smoking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among university students of three different health sciences colleges, namely medical, dental, and pharmacy, of a public university, through random cluster sampling...
October 2016: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872549/tooth-numbering-system-in-saudi-arabia-survey
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Sulieman S Al-Johany
OBJECTIVE: There were four aims of the current study: (1) to find the most commonly used Tooth Numbering System (TNS) in Saudi Arabia in both academic and non-academic institutions, (2) to identify the most commonly taught TNS in dental colleges, (3) to understand the reasons why dental practitioners prefer to use a specific TNS, and (4) the consequences of using more than one TNS. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Between May 2014 and May 2015, a self-administered questionnaire containing 21 questions was randomly distributed to 121 individuals (20 deans of dental colleges and 101 heads of governmental dental centers)...
October 2016: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855718/attitudes-of-dentists-and-interns-in-riyadh-to-the-use-of-dental-amalgam
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Fahad Alkhudhairy
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the attitudes of Saudi dentists to the use of amalgam for restorations are relatively rare. Considering the goals set forth by the Minamata Convention on Mercury, it appears prudent to investigate the attitudes of experienced dentists and fresh dental graduates to the use of amalgam. The aim of this study was to assess the attitudes of Saudi dentists and interns working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to the use of amalgam. Using a convenience sampling methodology, a total of 400 Saudi dentists and interns were contacted to request their participation in this cross-sectional questionnaire-based study...
November 17, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843351/orthodontic-treatment-need-among-young-saudis-attending-public-versus-private-dental-practices-in-riyadh
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Asma M Al-Jobair, Laila F Baidas, Anfal A Al-Hamid, Sara G Al-Qahtani, Amani T Al-Najjar, Huda M Al-Kawari
OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the severity of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need among young Saudis receiving free treatment at public dental practices versus those paying for treatment at private practices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated the records of 300 patients (179 females, 121 males; age 13-21 years) treated at orthodontic clinics from 2013 through 2015. The public sample was selected from orthodontic clinics at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University (KSU); the private sample was selected from five private orthodontic clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809919/primary-health-care-centers-extent-of-challenges-and-demand-for-oral-health-care-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Abeer Al-Jaber, Omar B Da'ar
BACKGROUND: As primary health care (PHC) centers in Saudi Arabia provide standardized preventive and curative oral health care (OHC) services, challenges remain. In addition, evidence of determinants of OHC seeking behavior is unknown. The aim of this study was to identify common challenges faced by patients seeking OHC in PHC centers and assess determinants of demand for OHC in Riyadh. METHODS: After institutional approval and piloting, 320 adult patients were sampled at two large PHC centers in October 2015...
November 4, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801375/prevalence-and-predictors-of-hepatitis-b-in-jeddah-city-saudi-arabia-a-population-based-seroprevalence-study
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Rajaa M Al-Raddadi, Noha A Dashash, Hani A Alghamdi, Hanan S Alzahrani, Abdullah J Alsahafi, Abdullah M Algarni, Zeyad M AlRaddadi, Majed M Alghamdi, Raghad F Hakim, Abdulmohsen Hamdan Al-Zalabani
INTRODUCTION: Despite solid preventive strategies to reduce the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, recent reports about its prevalence and predictors are lacking in several Saudi cities at the community level. This study aimed to assess the seroprevalence of HBV and to identify the most important predictors among the Saudi population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 5,584 Saudi people attending primary health-care centers in Jeddah city during 2012/2013...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
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