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VK Prashanth, HC Jadhav, AS Dodamani, GA Dodamani, Minal M Kshirsagar, AP Vishwakarma

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices regarding Awareness of Biomedical Waste Management among Health Care Personnel: A Cross-sectional Survey

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:1] [Pages:22] [Pages No:8-12][No of Hits : 2084]


Introduction: Waste generated due to health care practice is a subset of hazardous biomedical waste (BMW). Health care practices generate large amounts of cotton, plastic, latex, glass, sharps, extracted teeth, and other materials, which may be contaminated with body fluids.

Objectives: The objectives are to assess knowledge, attitude, and practices of health care personnel regarding BMW management and to determine awareness regarding needle-stick injury among different categories of health care professionals.

Materials and methods: The present cross-sectional study includes health care personnel in A.C.P.M. Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India. A structured, self-administered questionnaire consisting of 15 closed-ended questions was employed to 100 staff (nurses, lab technicians, and class IV employees). Among all, 80 responded and willingly participated in the survey and filled the questionnaire.

Results: The results of the present study showed that there is remarkable difference between the knowledge, attitude, and practices of nurses, laboratory technicians, and class IV employees regarding BMW management. Also, there is lack of awareness regarding needle-stick injuries.

Conclusion: Present study showed lack of knowledge and awareness toward BMW management. As a consequence, there is an inappropriate practice of BMW handling and management, thus exposing themselves and the general public to health and environment hazards.

Keywords: Biomedical waste management, Class IV employees, Health care personnel, Laboratory technicians, Nurses.

How to cite this article: Prashanth VK, Jadhav HC, Dodamani AS, Dodamani GA, Kshirsagar MM, Vishwakarma AP. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices regarding Awareness of Biomedical Waste Management among Health Care Personnel: A Cross-sectional Survey. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):8-12.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Rakesh Mittal, M Singla, H Aggarwal

Healing Effect of Botox in Dental Office

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:1] [Pages:22] [Pages No:13-18][No of Hits : 968]


In this era of passion to look beautiful, various new technologies are emerging to enhance and improve the physical appearance of people. Botox is emerging as one such popular treatment to improve various facial anomalies. Minimally invasive treatment can be done by botox, which can expand our therapeutic options for the benefit of our patients. The aim of this article is to elaborate the healing aspect of this toxin, i.e., botox.

Keywords: Botulinum toxin, Bruxism, Gummy smile, Hypertrophy.

How to cite this article: Mittal R, Singla M, Aggarwal H. Healing Effect of Botox in Dental Office. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):13-18.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

A Suma Bindu, V Hirekalmath Sushanth, PG Naveen Kumar, GM Prashant, Mohamed Imranulla

Basic Life Support Knowledge, Awareness, and Attitude among Dental Students in Davangere City, Karnataka, India: A Cross-sectional Study

[Year:2017] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:23-28][No of Hits : 844]


Introduction: According to the World Health Organization, heart disease is the world’s largest killer claiming 17.5 million lives every year. Every 29 seconds, an Indian dies of heart problem. It is important that every member of our community including dental practitioners be trained in high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as it is a basic medical skill, which can save many lives if implemented timely.

Aim: The aim of the study was to determine basic life support (BLS) knowledge, awareness, and attitude among clinical dental students (III and IV year students), interns, and postgraduate students in the dental colleges of Davangere city, Karnataka, India.

Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted by using a close-ended, validated questionnaire comprising 17 questions pertaining to demographic details, knowledge, awareness, and attitude toward BLS among clinical dental students in Davangere city. Descriptive, chi-squared test and Logistic regression were used to analyze the data using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 20.

Results: After excluding the incomplete response forms, the data were analyzed for 495 responders with a response rate of 96.6%. In the present study, only 23.2% of the responders answered that the rate of chest compression is 100/minute in adults and children and 62.2% of the students were not aware of Heimlich maneuver. About 68.5% students had not attended previous BLS workshops.

Conclusion: The present study highlights that the overall knowledge, awareness, and attitude among dental students regarding BLS is not satisfactory in Davangere. This study emphasizes the fact that undergraduate course in dentistry must be regularly updated on the knowledge and skills regarding BLS along with practical courses.

Keywords: Basic life support, Cross-sectional study, Dental students.

How to cite this article: Bindu AS, Sushanth VH, Kumar PGN, Prashant GM, Imranulla M. Basic Life Support Knowledge, Awareness, and Attitude among Dental Students in Davangere City, Karnataka, India: A Cross-sectional Study. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(2):23-28.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

VN Shankar, Ashwini

Prevalence of Maxillofacial Fractures in Southern Provinces of India

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:1] [Pages:22] [Pages No:5-7][No of Hits : 645]


Objective: The study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of maxillofacial fractures in southern provinces of India.

Materials and methods: Data of a total of 2,037 patients were analyzed retrospectively over a period of 3 years, i.e., from 2010 to 2013, from various maxillofacial trauma centers of Karnataka, India.

Results: Study revealed that the maxillofacial fractures had male (87.5%) preponderance and its peak incidence was during 20 to 30 years of age. Isolated mandibular fractures were the most common type of fractures with 1,035 patients (50.81%), followed by isolated midface fractures in 526 patients (25.82%). Among midface fractures, zygomatic bone and arch were most frequently involved.

Conclusion: Mandible was the frequent site involved. Among maxillary fractures, zygomatic bone and arch were more often involved.

Keywords: Fractures, Mandible, Maxillofacial fractures, Prevalence.

How to cite this article: Shankar VN, Ashwini. Prevalence of Maxillofacial Fractures in Southern Provinces of India. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):5-7.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Neetu Gupta, Charu Mohan Marya, Abhijeet Kadu, Ruchi Nagpal, Sukhvinder Oberoi, Vandana Dahiya

Congenitally Missing Permanent Mandibular Central Incisors and Maxillary Second Molars in Conjunction with a Supernumerary Mandibular Central Incisor

[Year:2017] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:44-47][No of Hits : 642]


Congenitally missing teeth are one of the most common dental anomalies which may be termed as dental agenesis. Polygenesis, the formation of one or more supernumerary teeth, occurs much less frequently than agenesis. Hypodontia and hyperdontia are regarded as the opposite dental developmental anomalies. However, their simultaneous presence in the same individual is a rare condition. A case of concomitant hypo-hyperdontia (CHH) is presented here, wherein a 20-yearold female has missing mandibular central incisors, maxillary second molars, and all the third molars. In addition, she has a malformed supernumerary tooth in the mandibular left anterior region. Documentation of such rare case reports is necessary as it helps in minimizing the clinicians’ challenge in diagnosing such cases and thus helpful in providing a multidisciplinary approach in treating such patients.

Keywords: Hyperdontia, Hypodontia, Polygenesis, Supernumerary tooth.

How to cite this article: Gupta N, Kadu A, Marya CM, Nagpal R, Oberoi S, Dahiya V. Congenitally Missing Permanent Mandibular Central Incisors and Maxillary Second Molars in Conjunction with a Supernumerary Mandibular Central Incisor. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(2):44-47.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Priyanka P Madhu, PG Naveen Kumar, GM Prashant, V Hirekalmath Sushanth, Mohamed Imranulla, Arun R Nair

Dental Informatics: A Click to the Future

[Year:2017] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:38-43][No of Hits : 559]


Biomedical informatics is one of the upgrading maturing disciplines. One of its subdisciplines, dental informatics, is beginning to emerge as its own entity. While there are numerous trained dental informaticians, dental faculty, and administrators, in general, they are not very familiar with dental informatics as an area of scientific inquiry. Scientific investigations in informatics center primarily around model formulation, system development, system implementation, and the study of effects. Informatics draws few of its scientific methods mainly from information science, computer science, cognitive science, and telecommunications. Dental informatics provides many types of research questions and methods from its parent discipline, biomedical informatics. However, there are indications that certain research questions in dental informatics require concrete solutions that have not yet been developed in other informatics fields. This article provides an overview of the unique features of biomedical and information sciences.

Keywords: Dental informatics, Health informatics, Research discipline, System implementations.

How to cite this article: Madhu PP, Kumar PGN, Prashant GM, Sushanth VH, Imranulla M, Nair AR. Dental Informatics: A Click to the Future. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(2):38-43.

Source of support: Nil

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Kumar U, Rath SK

Dental Management for Patients in ICU

[Year:2016] [Month:September] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:3] [Pages:21] [Pages No:80-86][No of Hits : 777]


The essence of multi disciplinarity is that professionals from different areas acting on the same patient in intensive care do not rely on the environment or special equipment but on the decision making process, based on the full understanding of the patient’s physiological, psychological conditions and of new therapies. It is mandatory that ICU patients receive sufficient oral hygiene care during their stay, for the purpose of preventing oral pathologies and possible complications of already existing oral diseases.
There is real need for the effective participation of dentists and the nursing staff in the instructions, professional qualification, and motivation of health professionals working in the ICU in order to create specific routines to promote oral health in ICU patients. Multifaceted interventions to improve oral care nursing practices are required to reduce the incidence of life threatening conditions in mechanically ventilated patients, thereby improving patient safety

Key Words : Pneumonia, Oral hygiene, COPD, Chronic Renal Insufficiency

Gupta V, Singh AK, Gupta B

Assessment of Oral Hygiene Practices and Awareness of Periodontal-Systemic Health Interrelationship Amongst the Local Population of Kanpur Region – A Cross Sectional Study

[Year:2016] [Month:January] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:1] [Pages:64] [Pages No:1-8][No of Hits : 525]

Dhingra S, Marya CM, Jnaneswar A, Kumar H, Dahiya N, Dahiya V

Role of Sugar Free Chewing Gums in Oral Health

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:35-39][No of Hits : 530]

Shailaja S, Suresh BS

Endodontic Microflora- A Review

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:160-165][No of Hits : 916]

Mehta R, Kumar A, Goel M, Kumar V, Arora T, Pande S

Shade Selection: Blending of Conventional and Digital Methods - An Updated Review

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:109-112][No of Hits : 694]

Yadav NR, Garla BK, Reddy VK, Tandon S, Prasad S

Antimicrobial Effect of Honey on Streptococcus Mutans of Dental Plaque

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:72-75][No of Hits : 592]

Gupta A, Duhan J, Hans S, Goyal V, Bala S

Non Surgical Management of Large Periapical Lesions of Endodontic Origin: A Case Series

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:172-175][No of Hits : 579]

Datana S, Londhe SM, Kumar P, Mathur V

Orthodontic Guidance of an Impacted Maxillary Canine: A Review

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:101-103][No of Hits : 528]

Chand S, Gulati P, Dhingra S, Swatika

Estimating the pH of Commercially Available Dentifrices and Evaluating its Effect on Salivary pH After Brushing

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:12-16][No of Hits : 691]

NM Roshan, Shruti G Virupaxi, KP Bharath, P Poornima, NB Nagaveni, IE Neena

A Comparative Study of Filmed Modeling and Tell-show-do Technique on Anxiety in Children undergoing Dental Treatment

[Year:2018] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:1] [Pages:40] [Pages No:20-24][No of Hits : 439]


Introduction: Dental appointment has been considered a stressful situation in children with elevated anxiety and avoidance behavior, which if not effectively managed will possibly continue to adulthood. There are various techniques of managing anxious children in dental clinics like communicative, pharmacologic, and nonpharmacologic interventions, but recently the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has recommended to conduct more studies on nonpharmacologic interventions.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two nonpharmacologic behavior management techniques, filmed modeling (FM) and Tell-Show-Do (TSD) technique, on dental anxiety in children and to compare them based on heart rates and modified Venham’s anxiety scale.

Materials and methods: Twenty children aged between 6 and 9 years who were on their first dental visit were split into groups I and II. Group I children were conditioned for restorative treatment by TSD technique, whereas group II with FM. The anxiety levels were recorded at different intervals for the two techniques using heart rate and modified Venham’s anxiety rating scale. Student’s t-test was done to compare heart rate between two groups at various time intervals, and Pearson’s correlation coefficient was done to measure the relation between heart rate and Venham’s score.

Results: No statistically significant differences were seen in heart rate measures, clinical anxiety scores of children between the two groups. The p-values for both the treatment groups at various time intervals were H1—0.660, H2—0.665, H3—0.835, H4—0.483, and H5—0.681 respectively. Student’s t-test shows that there was no significant difference in both the treatment groups, and Pearson’s correlation coefficient test shows that there is highly positive correlation at different time intervals, which means that as the heart rate increases, the modified Venham’s score also increases.

Conclusion: Filmed modeling can be an efficient alternative method to TSD technique in preparation of the 6- to 9-year-old children during dental treatment.

Keywords: Behavior management techniques, Dental anxieties, Film modeling, Phobia, Tell-show-do.

How to cite this article: Roshan NM, Virupaxi SG, Bharath KP, Poornima P, Nagaveni NB, Neena IE. A Comparative Study of Filmed Modeling and Tell-show-do Technique on Anxiety in Children undergoing Dental Treatment. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(1):20-24.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Raveena Makker, Vivek Choukse

Prosthodontic Management of Completely Edentulous Patient with Unilateral Facial Paralysis

[Year:2018] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:1] [Pages:40] [Pages No:31-36][No of Hits : 412]


Rehabilitation of compromised patients has always been a challenge to the medical field. Prosthodontic management of completely edentulous patient with unilateral facial paralysis is a difficult task to accomplish. This requires alteration of conventional procedures.
This article presents a case report of a completely edentulous patient with facial paralysis of left side since 3 years. To enhance function and esthetics, a liquid-supported denture was planned for maxillary arch and neutral zone technique for mandibular arch.

Keywords: Facial paralysis, Liquid-supported denture, Neutral zone.

How to cite this article: Makker R, Choukse V. Prosthodontic Management of Completely Edentulous Patient with Unilateral Facial Paralysis. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(1):31-36.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Arun Kumar, Anita Hooda, Joginder Gulia, Deepali Agarwal, Vijay Kumar

Measurement and Evaluation of the Normal Range of Maximal Mouth Opening and Its Correlation with Age, Body Height, Weight, and Gender in the Young Indian Population

[Year:2018] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:1] [Pages:40] [Pages No:14-19][No of Hits : 345]


Aim: To measure and evaluate the normal range of maximal mouth opening (MMO) in young children aged 3 to 12 years from Indian population and to examine the possible influence of age, gender, height, and body weight on MMO.

Materials and methods: The assessment of MMO is accomplished with a modified Vernier caliper by measuring the distance between the incisal edge of upper and lower incisor during MMO up to the painless limit. Participants of the study were healthy children selected among regular students from local schools. Age, gender, height, and body weight of each child were also recorded at the same time.

Results: The results of the present study revealed that MMO in Indian children was 41.61, 44.9, and 46.81 mm for boys and 40.09, 44.22, and 46.2 mm for girls at age of 3, 4, and 5 years respectively. In mixed dentition, the MMO in Indian children was 46.04, 48.53, and 52.38 mm for boys and 45.95, 47.27, and 52.05 mm for girls at age groups of 6 to 8, 8 to 10, and 10 to 12 years respectively. Further significant associations were noted between age, height, body weight, and MMO. However, no gender difference was observed.

Conclusion: A definite relationship exists between MMO, age, height, and body weight in Indian children with primary dentition as well as in mixed dentition.

Keywords: Age, Body height, Body weight, Children, Gender, Mouth.

How to cite this article: Kumar A, Hooda A, Gulia J, Agarwal D, Kumar V. Measurement and Evaluation of the Normal Range of Maximal Mouth Opening and Its Correlation with Age, Body Height, Weight, and Gender in the Young Indian Population. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(1):14-19.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Anand Tavargeri, Sapna S Kudtarkar

Evaluating the Oral Health Knowledge and the Status of Visually Impaired Children using Braille

[Year:2018] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:2] [Pages:31] [Pages No:41-46][No of Hits : 329]


Introduction: Oral health has great impact on the overall health and well-being of an individual. The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 states that there is need to ensure removal of all the barriers to dental care for this group of individuals and provide equal access for all. Hence, the present study aimed to create awareness on the importance of the oral health care needs among visually impaired children.

Objectives: To assess the oral health knowledge, attitude and awareness using Braille-scripted questionnaire and to evaluate and correlate the influence on oral hygiene practices following oral health education using Braille-formatted material.

Materials and methods: A total of 100 visually impaired children were selected randomly from two residential blind institutes. Twenty open-ended Braille-formatted questions were scripted in regional language (Kannada) and were distributed to all the children. At baseline, simplified oral hygiene index (OHI-S) was recorded. Children were provided with oral hygiene instructions verbally and in Braille-formatted material individually. At the end of 2 months, the OHI-S index was rerecorded. Data collected were statistically analyzed.

Results: Basic oral health knowledge was fair as evidenced by many children. The study revealed that 67% of children were aware of the importance of health of mouth and teeth over the health of body. In the present study, 78% of children cited that mother was the one who takes care of teeth. These dental visits were mostly reported either as attending the dentist whenever they had dental problems (38%) or as never having visited dentist 36%. The OHI-S scores before and after intervention showed highly statistically significant results (p = 0.001).

Conclusion: Visually impaired children showed acceptable improvement following Braille-scripted oral hygiene instructions with the key factor being the repetition and reinforcement of those instructions.

Keywords: Attitude, Awareness, Health, Knowledge, Oral, Visually impaired children.

How to cite this article: Tavargeri A, Kudtarkar SS. Evaluating the Oral Health Knowledge and the Status of Visually Impaired Children using Braille. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(2):41-46.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Sarita Parihar, Naresh Kumar, Atul Bhatnagar, Ajit V Parihar

Evaluating the Effect of Periodontal Therapy on Hematological Parameters among Subjects with Chronic Periodontitis: An Interventional Study

[Year:2018] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:1] [Pages:40] [Pages No:25-30][No of Hits : 306]


Aim: With advancements in science and technology, our knowledge and understanding about the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and its impact on systemic health of humans has increased. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of periodontal therapy on hematological parameters among subjects with chronic periodontitis.

Materials and methods: A total of 42 systemically healthy male patients with chronic periodontitis with age group between 30 and 55 years were included in the study. Hematological parameters evaluated from peripheral blood samples at baseline were hemoglobin (Hb) level, erythrocyte count [red blood cells (RBC)], erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC). Periodontal parameters like plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), probing pocket depth (PPD), and clinical attachment loss (CAL) were recorded at baseline. Periodontal therapy including surgery, if required, was carried out in all the patients. Periodontal clinical parameters were repeated at 6 and 12 months. The hematological parameters again were recorded at the end of 12 months.

Results: Data analyses showed statistically significant improvements in Hb levels and erythrocyte counts after periodontal therapy. Decreased value of ESR after treatment indicated resolution of periodontal inflammation. There was nonsignificant improvement in MCV value, and much lesser improvement in MCH and MCHC values.

Conclusion: The result of the present study shows that periodontal therapy leads to an improvement in hematological parameters in chronic generalized periodontitis patients. It can also conclude that chronic periodontitis can lead to anemia, like other chronic diseases.

Keywords: Anemia, Cytokines, Hemoglobin, Periodontitis.

How to cite this article: Parihar S, Kumar N, Bhatnagar A, Parihar AV. Evaluating the Effect of Periodontal Therapy on Hematological Parameters among Subjects with Chronic Periodontitis: An Interventional Study. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(1):25-30.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Afra H Elrashid, Rawan K Al-Kadi, Mohammad A Baseer, Ghousia S Rahman, Abdulrahman D Alsaffan, Rabiya B Uppin

Correlation of Sociodemographic Factors and Oral Health Knowledge among Residents in Riyadh City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

[Year:2018] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:1] [Pages:40] [Pages No:8-13][No of Hits : 289]


Objective: First, to assess the basic oral health knowledge of residents attending shopping malls in Riyadh city, and second, to determine the correlation between sociodemographic factors and oral health knowledge.

Materials and methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study evaluated correlation between sociodemographic conditions and oral health knowledge among Saudi residents shopping in various malls of Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Structured, close-ended, self-administered questionnaire consisting of 20 items was distributed to 377 shoppers and 349 questionnaires were filled and returned back. Collected data were analyzed by using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), version 21. Mean and standard deviation scores were calculated and compared between different sociodemographic groups. Pearson’s correlation tests were applied.

Results: Overall mean knowledge score of 12.53 ± 3.38 was observed among the study subjects. Comparisons made between different age groups, gender, education, occupation, marital status, and nationality have shown statistically significant difference in oral health knowledge. Moreover, oral health knowledge showed significant positive correlation with various sociodemographic variables.

Conclusion: Residents attending shopping malls in Riyadh city showed gaps in oral health knowledge. Sociodemographic factors, such as age, gender, education, occupation, nationality, and marital status have shown significant differences and positive correlation with oral health knowledge.

Keywords: Correlation, Knowledge, Oral health, Sociodemographic factors.

How to cite this article: Elrashid AH, Al-Kadi RK, Baseer MA, Rahman GS, Alsaffan AD, Uppin RB. Correlation of Sociodemographic Factors and Oral Health Knowledge among Residents in Riyadh City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(1):8-13.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Ramaa Balkaran, Avind Harracksingh, Nicoli Rajcoomar, Keiron Jackson, Sarah Deosaran, Nadeline Gaffoor, Diana Haripersaud, Racquel Lutchmedial, Amy Maharaj, Amit Ramharacksingh, Vanesha Sewalia

Prevalence of Medical Conditions among Dental Patients at a Community-based Dental Clinic, Trinidad: A Preliminary Investigation

[Year:2018] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:2] [Pages:31] [Pages No:51-55][No of Hits : 275]


Objective: To describe the prevalence of medication used by patients of a community-based dental clinic and the prevalence of their various medical conditions.

Materials and methods: Hundred patients attending a community-based dental clinic were invited to participate in this study. Data were collected via a self-administered questionnaire which was distributed to a convenience sample. Descriptive data, such as age, gender, medical conditions, and medication used were recorded. The patients’ medical conditions were then classified into general groups and analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22.

Results: The participants had a mean age of 42. The majority (58%) were female. Most (49%) participants were Afro-Trinidadians. The vast majority (83%) did not have a dentist. Some (17%) participants had been hospitalized for either illness and/or surgery in the past. Most (56%) participants were not taking any form of medication, while 44% of participants displayed a wide range of medication use. Some (30%) had only one medical condition present, and 14% were on a combination of medical drugs, in order to treat multiple medical conditions. The medical conditions with the highest prevalence were hypertension (14%), diabetes (11%), and ophthalmic disease (7%).

Conclusion: These findings emphasize the array of medical conditions which must be taken into consideration in the dental setting as systemic health issues and their associated medications play an important role in treatment planning.

Keywords: Dental patients, Medical conditions, Medication usage.

How to cite this article: Balkaran R, Harracksingh A, Rajcoomar N, Jackson K, Deosaran S, Gaffoor N, Haripersaud D, Lutchmedial R, Maharaj A, Ramharacksingh A, Sewalia V. Prevalence of Medical Conditions among Dental Patients at a Community-based Dental Clinic, Trinidad: A Preliminary Investigation. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(2):51-55.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Olaniyi O Taiwo, Raymond M Panas

Evaluation of Oral Health Treatment Needs encountered by Community Pharmacists in Plateau State, Nigeria

[Year:2018] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:1] [Pages:40] [Pages No:1-7][No of Hits : 268]


Aim: In Nigeria, alongside other developing countries, the pharmacy is the first resource for people with varied health conditions. It is likely that individuals suffering from toothache would contact the community pharmacist (CP) first rather than the dentist. This is because most illnesses are treated by self-medication. This study looks at the types of oral health conditions and treatment needs encountered by CPs in Plateau State, Nigeria.

Materials and methods: A quantitative cross-sectional study on CPs spanning all 17 local government areas (LGAs) in Plateau State was conducted. Data collection was survey method using paper-based self-administered questionnaires.

Results: Community pharmacists (113) participated in the study. In all, per week, about 534 patients requiring oral health care were seen by the CPs; 25% of the CPs encounter these patients daily. There was a positive correlation between these patients (534) and the average daily patient traffic to the pharmacies (7,018), Pearson’s correlation coefficient, r was 0.443 (p = 0.000). Toothache (94.7%) was the most common oral health advice requested followed by bad breath (69.9%) and teething (69%). Nearly all (96.5%) the CPs provide some form of service to clients who approach them with oral health problems.

Conclusion: Community pharmacies by virtue of their locations and services make them a facility frequently visited by patients with oral health complaints. A lot of patients contact them regularly for different oral health needs.

Clinical significance:The vantage position of CPs in the community makes them viable sources of oral health information. Thus, CPs can be engaged in oral health-promotion activities complementing the functions of oral health care workers. This might help reduce oral health disparities by increasing oral health awareness, improving oral health-seeking behavior, better oral hygiene practices, and improving the quality of life via costeffective delivery of pharmacy-based oral health care services.

Keywords: Community pharmacist, Oral health, Treatment needs.

How to cite this article: Taiwo OO, Panas RM. Evaluation of Oral Health Treatment Needs encountered by Community Pharmacists in Plateau State, Nigeria. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(1):1-7.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Muath K Alotaibi, Mohammad A Alansari, Jarallah M Alqahtani, Abdullah A Alduhaymi, Ahmad Assari, Mohammad A Baseer

Evaluation of Greater Palatine Foramen and Incisive Canal Foramen among Saudi Patients using Cone Beam Computed Tomography Scans

[Year:2018] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:2] [Pages:31] [Pages No:56-61][No of Hits : 258]


Introduction: The greater palatine foramen (GPF) and incisive canal foramen (ICF) play an important role in administering the local anesthetics.

Aim: To evaluate the anatomic and morphologic variability of GPF and ICF in relation to age and gender of Saudi dental patients using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans.

Materials and methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study evaluated the 182 CBCT scans of Saudi dental patients who were examined for GPF (n = 364) and ICF (n = 182) who had attended a private dental school. The relationship of GPF and ICF to the surrounding structures, midline maxillary suture (MMS) to the posterior border of the maxilla, dimensions and opening direction of ICF, and the dimensions of the canals were evaluated. Chi-square test, independent Student’s t-test, and analysis of variance (ANOVA) tests were applied to elicit statistical significance.

Results: Findings revealed that the gender variations were significant in lateral to medial diameter GPF, GPF distance to midline, GPF distance to posterior maxilla, and distance between ICF to GPF. Similarly, age groups showed differences in GPF distance to midline, and distance between ICF and GPF. A significant positive correlation between age and distance of IC to GPF was observed (r = 0.14, p = 0.007). Age showed a significant positive correlation with IC length (r = 0.151, p = 0.041).

Conclusion: Age and gender differences were obvious with regard to dimension and morphology of the GPF, ICF, and other adjacent structures among Saudi dental patients as revealed by CBCT scans.

Keywords: Anatomy, Cone beam computed tomography, Greater palatine foramen, Incisive canal, Incisive canal foramen, Morphology, Saudi.

How to cite this article: Alotaibi MK, Alansari MA, Alqahtani JM, Alduhaymi AA, Assari A, Baseer MA. Evaluation of Greater Palatine Foramen and Incisive Canal Foramen among Saudi Patients using Cone Beam Computed Tomography Scans. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(2):56-61.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

M Kshirsagar Minal, Jagdishchandra Vathar, Harshal Bafna, Kapil R Sonawane, Sandhya Naik, Suryakant Powar

Occupational Hazards in Oral Healthcare Professionals

[Year:2018] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:2] [Pages:31] [Pages No:62-66][No of Hits : 257]


Introduction: Occupational hazards are disorders which are induced due to work-related conditions. Oral healthcare providers are continuously getting exposed to a number occupation-related disorders. This may cause various occupation-related disorders which then develop and increase with years. Unawareness or ignorance makes oral healthcare professionals more vulnerable to occupationrelated disorders. So health of oral healthcare professionals, especially effect of dental activities on it, is important in the present day, and as a matter of fact, not a well-documented subject also.

Aim: To summarize the important side of occupation-related disorders influencing oral healthcare professionals and to present its preventive measures.

Results: Previous literature suggests evidence of high vulnerability of oral healthcare professionals to certain work-related disorders.

Conclusion: It is therefore, important that all the oral healthcare professionals remain constantly informed regarding occupational hazards and implementation of preventive strategies to provide a safe working environment. Continuous education and appropriate interventions are needed to reduce the complications of these hazards.

Keywords: Dentistry, Musculoskeletal disorders, Occupational hazards, Oral healthcare professionals.

How to cite this article: Minal MK, Vathar J, Bafna H, Sonawane KR, Naik S, Powar S. Occupational Hazards in Oral Healthcare Professionals. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(2):62-66.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Rajani A Dable, Sheeba H Sharma, Kuldeep, Puneet Mutneja, Shyam U Jadhav

Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Cleft Palate and Oronasal Fistula

[Year:2018] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:1] [Pages:40] [Pages No:37-40][No of Hits : 245]


Maxillofacial defects like oronasal fistulae present a functional problem due to the unsuccessful surgical reconstructive and repair attempts. The only option that remains with the patient is to go for maxillofacial obturation of the same. Prosthodontic rehabilitation of maxillary palatal defects in the anterior region is a crucial job for every prosthodontist as esthetics is of paramount importance here. Oronasal fistula results from congenital malformations or it can be an acquired defect resulting from surgery for oral neoplasms or trauma. The cleft palate patient is mainly characterized by the presence of an oronasal communication, malformation or agenesis of the teeth close to the cleft, and deficient sagittal and transverse growth of the maxilla. Prosthodontic rehabilitation depends on the conditions available, such as size and location of fistula, age of the patient, psychological status, and demand for esthetics. The present case report is about a patient with cleft lip and palate with an oronasal fistula (communication) that had recurred following the cleft reconstruction surgery. Out of various available prosthetic treatments, emphasis is being placed on the approach chosen to make it acceptable to the patient.

Keywords: Cleft lip, Modified Andrew’s bridge, Oronasal communication, Oronasal fistula, Palate patient.

How to cite this article: Dable RA, Sharma SH, Kuldeep, Mutneja P, Jadhav SU. Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Cleft Palate and Oronasal Fistula. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(1):37-40.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Meenakshi S Iyer, Sanjana Madarapu, KN Raghavendra Swamy

Geriatric Nutrition in Denture Wearers: Revisited

[Year:2018] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:2] [Pages:31] [Pages No:47-50][No of Hits : 239]


The prevalence of malnutrition increases with age because of many factors. Presence of edentulous jaws leads to avoidance of many types of food. Shifts in food selection patterns result from impairments in masticatory ability. In most of the instances, prosthodontic treatment alone, such as complete dentures, implant overdentures, or other prosthetic treatment for elderly patients in the absence of proper dietary instructions, is inadequate to attain a significant progress in nutritional levels. Thus, to achieve a successful therapy, most researchers imply on giving a dietary instruction as a part of treatment procedure. An attempt has been made to review the dietary requirements for geriatric denture wearers which would benefit them from untoward consequences of malnutrition.

Keywords: Dentures, Food pyramid, Geriatric denture wearers, Minerals recommended daily allowance, Nutrition, Vitamins.

How to cite this article: Iyer MS, Madarapu S, Swamy KNR. Geriatric Nutrition in Denture Wearers: Revisited. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(2):47-50.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Arun Kumar, Saumil Mogre

Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding in a Neonate with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate

[Year:2018] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:2] [Pages:31] [Pages No:67-72][No of Hits : 212]


The innate fissure of lip and hard palate represents the most common inborn craniofacial oddity originated by unusual facial development through gestation. It varies in form and severity. The rehabilitation amounts to a committed approach of care for the afflicted child since its detection. The craniofacial team works together to arrange the complex surgical and nonsurgical treatment plan. The diverse stratagem has been endeavored to lessen the cleft space and achieve esthetic results postsurgically. The presurgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) technique represents an essential part of the treatment of child with orofacial split. It ameliorates the orientation of the palatal ridges and decreases the distance between the cleft lip segments, provides symmetry to severely disfigure nasal gristle. The case report presents a concise insight concerning PNAM approach in unilateral cleft lip and palate (CLCP) patient with excellent presurgical outcome.

Keywords: Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Congenital, Presurgical nasoalveolar molding, Unilateral.

How to cite this article: Kumar A, Mogre S. Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding in a Neonate with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2018;12(2):67-72.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Charu Mohan Marya

National Oral Health Policy for India – A Necessity

[Year:2018] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:12 ] [Number:1] [Pages:40] [Pages No:iv][No of Hits : 162]


Oral health is indispensable for the wellbeing and good quality of life. Poor oral health affects growth negatively in all aspects of human development. Historic evidence suggests that dental care existed in India about 3000 years ago during the times of great Indian surgeon Sushruta. Oral diseases remained still a public health problem for developed countries and a burden for developing countries like India.

Les Kalman

Identifying the Spatial Distribution of Dental Outreach Program in London, Ontario

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:1] [Pages:22] [Pages No:1-4][No of Hits : 488]


The impact of oral health on total health and personal wellbeing has been well documented. Unfortunately, many individuals suffer from the effects of poor oral health and cannot seek dental care due to financial limitations. The Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, functions to provide free dentistry to those individuals within an educational context. This report looks at the spatial distribution of family income and the spatial representation of the DOCS program in London, Ontario, between 2008 and 2015. A DOCS spatial distribution map has been generated to illustrate the association.

Keywords: Dental, Education, Income, Outreach, Spatial.

How to cite this article: Kalman L. Identifying the Spatial Distribution of Dental Outreach Program in London, Ontario. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):1-4.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Nidhi Agarwal, Aakansha Sharma, Ashish Anand

Dental Manifestations of Congenital Syphilis in a 12-year-old Girl

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:3] [Pages:26] [Pages No:75-77][No of Hits : 478]


Introduction: Congenital syphilis, which is an infectious disease, is transmitted to the newborn by an infected mother during pregnancy and primarily caused by the microorganism Treponema pallidum. Late congenital syphilis is a very infrequent clinical finding acknowledged 2 or more years after birth, and its early diagnosis and treatment are necessary.

Case report: This case report highlights a case of late congenital syphilis presenting itself with mulberry molars at an age of 12 years. The present clinical findings, the medical history, and reports given at the time of birth are indicative of the disease.

Conclusion: Thus, the case report highlights the fact that dentists should be well versed with the systemic conditions and its dental implications for the right treatment of the disease.

Keywords: Congenital syphilis, Dental manifestations, Mulberry molars.

How to cite this article: Agarwal N, Sharma A, Anand A. Dental Manifestations of Congenital Syphilis in a 12-year-old Girl. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(3):75-77.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Kundendu A Bishen, A Singh, M Limaye, K Mishra

Bilateral Plunging Ranula due to Habitual Etiology

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:1] [Pages:22] [Pages No:19-22][No of Hits : 476]


Plunging ranulas are pseudocysts in which mucous have extravasated either around or through the mylohyoid muscle to escape the confines of sublingual space to involve the submandibular and inferior aspect of parapharyngeal spaces. We describe a rare case of extensive bilateral plunging ranula in which involvement of multiple tissue spaces was well illustrated by magnetic resonance imaging. Clinical and histologic features and pathogenesis have been concisely discussed. The ranulas mostly occur unilaterally and to the best of our knowledge, the development of two discrete ranulas/bilateral presentations in the same patient is especially rare and very few cases have been reported until now. Although the cause of extravasations remains unclear, this case report is significant because of its characteristic possible habit-related etiology.

Keywords: Bilateral ranula, Plunging ranula, Ranula.

How to cite this article: Bishen KA, Singh A, Limaye M, Mishra K. Bilateral Plunging Ranula due to Habitual Etiology. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):19-22.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Sira S Owibingire, Fatma Salehe, Karpal S Sohal

Oral Health-related Knowledge of Nursing School Students in Zanzibar

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:3] [Pages:26] [Pages No:55-60][No of Hits : 454]


Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the level of knowledge of oral health care among nursing students.

Materials and methods: This was a descriptive crosssectional study that was conducted at the College of Health Sciences, Mbweni Zanzibar, Tanzania, involving nursing students. Data were obtained using a self-administered openended questionnaire with questions concerning the knowledge, attitude, and practices of oral health care. The students were grouped into two groups: The junior students and the senior students. Data were summarized in the form of proportions and frequency tables for categorical variables.

Results: The study incorporated 210 nursing students, of which 67.1% were female and 52.9% of the participants were in the junior year of studies. Of all the participants, 80.5% were found to have an overall knowledge regarding dental caries, while only 26.7% of the study participants were found to have an overall knowledge regarding periodontal diseases. Almost all the participants, 96.7% agreed that having oral health knowledge is necessary for general patient care.

Conclusion: The participants had some knowledge on oral health care but they lacked its important elements expected of a nursing student. The most information they had was virtually through experience from clinical rotations in their senior years.

Clinical significance: By determining the oral health-related knowledge and practices among nursing students, this study gives insight of competence and dependability of future nurses in oral health promotion and preventive information dissemination, since nurses meet children and their parents regularly in primary health care.

Keywords: Knowledge, Nursing students, Oral health.

How to cite this article: Owibingire SS, Salehe F, Sohal KS. Oral Health-related Knowledge of Nursing School Students in Zanzibar. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(3):55-60.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Adapa Sumabindu, V Hirekalmath Sushanth, PG Naveen Kumar, GM Prashant,Mohamed Imranulla

Parental Oral Health Literacy and Child Oral Health Impact Profile among 15-year-old Schoolchildren in Davangere City, Karnataka, India

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:3] [Pages:26] [Pages No:61-67][No of Hits : 369]


Introduction: The public can encounter an overwhelming amount of complex health information in everyday life. The growth in information and the rapid advances in dental scientific knowledge require that the public should have an understanding of oral health to make good decisions about their own and their children’s oral health. Studies have reported that parental education has a direct impact on oral health of children.

Aim: To determine parental oral health literacy (OHL) and children oral health impact profile among 15-year-old schoolchildren in Davangere city, Karnataka, India.

Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using health literacy in dentistry (HeLD) dental scale to assess the OHL of parents, and their children’s oral health-related quality-of-life (OHRQoL) was assessed using child oral health impact profile (COHIP) among 15-year-old schoolchildren. Questionnaire was distributed to the children and their parents for collecting the data. This was followed by a clinical oral examination of children to record the number of decayed, missing, and filled components of their permanent dentition. Chi-squared test and linear logistic regression were used to analyze the data using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.

Results: The present study showed that 57.5% of parents have educational qualification below intermediate level and 36% were not able to pay to consult a dentist. However, only 17.1% of students in the present study agreed that they had pain in their teeth and 73% of students expressed that they were confident of their teeth. The mean number of decayed, missing, or filled teeth (DMFT) of the students in the study was 1.43 ± 1.64.

Conclusion: The relation of parental OHL and child OHRQoL is not a direct cause-and-effect connection, but rather a more elusive relationship. These results suggest that education and counseling of parents with low OHL levels may be an important component for the oral care of their children.

Keywords: Child oral health impact profile, Health literacy in dentistry, Schoolchildren.

How to cite this article: Sumabindu A, Sushanth VH, Kumar PGN, Prashant GM, Imranulla M. Parental Oral Health Literacy and Child Oral Health Impact Profile among 15-yearold Schoolchildren in Davangere City, Karnataka, India. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(3):61-67.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Sattam A Alshiha, Hessa M Alwayli, Mohammed A Hattan, Yazeed K Alfraih, Abdullah A Alamri, Mohammed S Aldossary

Prevalence of Dental Caries among Elementary School Girls in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Cross-sectional Survey

[Year:2017] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:29-33][No of Hits : 359]


Aim: To assess caries prevalence among 6- to 9-year-old female children in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and compare between results based on nationality and age levels.

Materials and methods: A total of 17,891 female students from 120 public female elementary schools in Riyadh city were examined according to the World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic criteria. The decayed [dt], missing due to caries [mt], and filled [ft] primary teeth (dmft) index and its components were measured. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Student’s t-test, and Chi-squared test were used to determine the significance differences, at α = 0.05.

Results: The overall mean [dt] for all children was 3.89 [standard deviation (SD) 3.38], which increased to 5.0 (SD 3.02) when excluding children without active caries. The mean dmft was 5.69 (SD 4.0). However, excluding children with dmft = 0, the mean dmft was raised to 6.41 (SD 3.65). The caries prevalence was 88.82%. The non-Saudi children showed slightly higher values compared with Saudi children. However, statistically, there were only significant differences in values of [dt] mean, dt = 0, and [ft] mean (p < 0.05). The dmft index was higher for 7- to 8-year-old group (5.81, SD 3.98) followed by the 8- to 9-year-old group (5.79, SD 3.79) and the 6- to 7-yearold group (5.47, SD 4.18). However, there were no statistically significant differences (p > 0.05) between 7- to 8-year-old and 8- to 9-year-old children. The 6- to 7-year-old children were statistically different from the 7- to 8 and 8- to 9-year-old children.

Conclusion: The dental caries prevalence among the study population was high, with the majority of children having untreated caries. This highlights the need for initiating deliberate community-based preventive measures for improvement in public health education and services provided.

Keywords: Caries prevalence, Cross-sectional survey, Dental caries, Dental health, Oral health, Schoolchildren.

How to cite this article: Alshiha SA, Alwayli HM, Hattan MA, Alfraih YK, Alamri AA, Aldossary MS. Prevalence of Dental Caries among Elementary School Girls in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Cross-sectional Survey. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(2):29-33.

Source of support: The study was funded by the Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Conflict of interest: None

Prashant Rajput, Subha S Dany, Pradeep Tangade, Choubarga Naik, Manu Batra, Aasim F Shah

Cash in Hand may wane Your Health: A Retrospective Cohort Study

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:3] [Pages:26] [Pages No:51-54][No of Hits : 346]


Aim: To assess the effect of handling currency notes on the health of bank cashiers.

Materials and methods: Currency notes which were taken from 20 randomly selected nationalized banks of Moradabad, India, were subjected to microbiological profile. On a sample of 45 cashiers and 45 general staff of those banks, a retrospective cohort study was conducted. Absentees of both the cohorts were calculated from the attendance register and the reason behind taking each leave was asked, then the leaves taken due to sickness, such as common cold, throat infection, fever, stomach cramps, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, skin infection, eye flue, urinary tract infection, were calculated separately. Calculations were done to get percentage of contamination of currency notes. Mean and standard deviation for each variable for the cohorts were calculated, and unpaired t-test was used for comparing between the cohorts. Statistical significance was set at p ≤ 0.05.

Results: When the two groups were analyzed, more cashiers were found to be absent from their duties due to sickness as compared with the general staff, and the difference between the two is statistically significant (p = 0.039). On comparing between the two groups, a statistically significant difference was observed for the leaves taken due to throat infection and fever.

Conclusion: Because of their profession, cashiers are at high risk of developing communicable infections. So they need to be aware of their vulnerability to get infected and should be provided with proper knowledge to maintain their health while doing justice to their profession.

Keywords: Currency notes, Escherichia coli contamination, Microbiome, Public health.

How to cite this article: Rajput P, Dany SS, Tangade P, Naik C, Batra M, Shah AF. Cash in Hand may wane Your Health: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(3):51-54.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Shilpi G Gupta, Rajendra B Hallikerimath, Nirmala Pasam, Aman Arora, Puneet Gupta

Evaluation of Relative Accuracy of Three Commercially Available Removable Die Systems of Different Configurations: An in vitro Study

[Year:2017] [Month:September-December] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:3] [Pages:26] [Pages No:68-74][No of Hits : 330]


Introduction: The positional shift observed in removable die systems before and after sectioning the master cast may result in a cast restoration with improper occlusal and proximal contacts and marginal fit, thereby requiring time-consuming chairside adjustments.

Aim: This study was done to evaluate the relative accuracy of three commercially available removable die systems with different configurations by measuring the average die displacement before and after sectioning of the cast.

Materials and methods: A total of 60 impressions were made of the standardized brass master model using polyvinylsiloxane. Impressions were divided into three groups. For each group, a different removable die system was used. Group I: cross pin; group II: M R pin; and group III: conventional brass dowel pin. The presectioning measurement both in the horizontal and vertical directions of all the 60 casts obtained were made using profile projector. The casts were then sectioned and removed and replaced 30 times, and the postsectioning measurements were made using the same references. The differences between the presectioning and the postsectioning measurements were calculated Statistical analysis used: The data were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey’s multiple comparison test.

Results: All the three die systems exhibited displacement both in the horizontal and vertical directions before and after sectioning the casts. Brass dowel pin exhibited the greatest amount of displacement both in the horizontal and vertical directions.

Conclusion: The use of more than one pin and the presence of metallic or plastic sleeves can result in improved accuracy and stability of the die system.

Keywords: Conventional brass dowel pin, Cross pin, Dental die, Displacement, Fixed partial denture, M R pin.

How to cite this article: Gupta SG, Hallikerimath RB, Pasam N, Arora A, Gupta P. Evaluation of Relative Accuracy of Three Commercially Available Removable Die Systems of Different Configurations: An in vitro Study. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(3):68-74.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Arun R Nair, GM Prashant, PG Naveen Kumar, V Hirekalmath Sushanth, Mohamed Imranulla, Priyanka P Madhu

Dental Education: Challenges and Changes

[Year:2017] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:34-37][No of Hits : 233]


The aim of dental health education is to impart knowledge on the causes of oral diseases and providing the ways and possibilities of their prevention and adequate treatment. Health education would highlight the necessity of proper nutrition, maintenance of oral hygiene with the use of fluoride products, and other regimen as well as drive attention toward the significance of regular check-ups with a dentist. Public health dentistry in India has become the only key toward future dental workforce and strategies. There have been numerous challenges which exist for expanding oral health care in India, in which the biggest challenge is the need for dental health planners with relevant qualifications and training in public health dentistry. There is a serious lack of authentic and valid data for assessment of community demands, as well as the lack of an organized system for monitoring oral health care services to guide planners. Based on the aim for sustained development, human resource planning and utilization should be used along with a system of monitoring and evaluation. Hence, both demand and supply influence the ability of the dental workforce to adequately and efficiently provide dental care to an Indian population which is growing in size and diversity.

Keywords: Challenges, Changing concepts, Dental education, Future dental workforce, Promotion of oral health.

How to cite this article: Nair AR, Prashant GM, Kumar PGN, Sushanth VH, Imranulla M, Madhu PP. Dental Education: Challenges and Changes. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(2):34-37.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

CM Marya


[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:1] [Pages:22] [Pages No:iv][No of Hits : 187]


Oral health is related to the practice of maintaining the oral cavity, teeth, and other oral tissues in fine fettle to prevent orodental problems. Oral health covers a burgeoning array of orodental pathologies, including dental caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, and halitosis. However, it is not limited to these.

Neha Sikka, Shashi Bala, Meenu Dhiman, Rachit Khatana, Balram Garg

Role of Pressure Therapy in the Management of Earlobe Clefts

[Year:2017] [Month:May-August] [Volumn:11 ] [Number:2] [Pages:27] [Pages No:48-50][No of Hits : 181]


Congenital cleft of earlobe is a rare malformation showing a wide range of severity. The surgical closure of the cleft is an indispensable treatment modality but the treatment should be customized according to the situation. The postsurgical cosmetic results are not always satisfactory as they are dependent on the location and amount of deficient tissues. Predictable esthetic results can be achieved by adopting comprehensive treatment protocol including a staged surgery and pressure therapy. The case report describes the provision of pressure therapy with an esthetically pleasing, inexpensive, custommade ear pressure clip for a patient with recently operated congenital cleft earlobe.

Keywords: Ear pressure appliance, Earlobe clefts, Pressure therapy.

How to cite this article: Sikka N, Bala S, Dhiman M, Khatana R, Garg B. Role of Pressure Therapy in the Management of Earlobe Clefts. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(2):48-50.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Hosing A, Hiremath AM, Vadavadagi V, Bansal A, Kahar A

Oral Hygiene Practices in Dental Students

[Year:2016] [Month:January] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:1] [Pages:64] [Pages No:30-34][No of Hits : 475]

John JR, Raghavelu R, Selvakumar R, Rajendran G

Oral Health Awareness Among School Teachers in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu

[Year:2016] [Month:January] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:1] [Pages:64] [Pages No:26-29][No of Hits : 464]

Bhatsange A, Meshram EP, Karibasappa, Waghamare A, Lalitha S, Japatti S

Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour of Tobacco Chewers Towards Oral Health Visiting Dental Institution in Dhule City, Maharashtra

[Year:2016] [Month:January] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:1] [Pages:64] [Pages No:20-25][No of Hits : 432]

Tavane P, Gundappa M, Dibyendu M, Agrawal A, Gupta S, Dimri S

Selfiedontics: The Art Of Selfies Combining Cosmetic Dentistry

[Year:2016] [Month:September] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:3] [Pages:21] [Pages No:87-90][No of Hits : 382]


Cosmetic dentistry has gone through potential transformations over the years. Various techniques have now been established to analyze the smile digitally and, to simulate the “Before and After” in a particular case. Selfiedontics defines the amalgamation of selfie-culture with clinical practice of dentistry. Use of selfie should not only be restricted to social platform, but also to educate the patient about his own dental status, and even in treatment planning. This article focuses on the combination of digital dentistry with that of the cosmetic or esthetic dentistry.

KEYWORDS: Cosmetic dentistry, Ideal smile, Selfiedontics, Selfie-dentistry

John JR, Kesavan P, Sridharan P, Rajendran G


[Year:2016] [Month:May] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:2] [Pages:33] [Pages No:35-39][No of Hits : 351]


Introduction: The aim of this study was to analyse the oral health status, behaviours and treatment needs of drivers employed in Jeeva Transport Corporation located in Erode district of Tamil Nadu.

Materials and methods: A total of 360 workers aged 35 to 60 years were recruited in the study to evaluate their oral health status using a detailed closed-ended questionnaire.

Results:Among 360 study subjects, there was 4-5 mm loss of attachment seen in 261 (44.7%) and 6-8 mm loss of attachment was seen in 17 drivers (4.7%).265 of them (76.1%) had smoking habits. Of these 117(33.6%) used smoking tobacco and 126(36.2%) used smokeless tobacco.

Conclusion: The sample of transport workers provides a good opportunity to survey a population of diverse geographic and socio-economic backgrounds. It is critical to implement oral health policies that prevent, intervene and rehabilitate tobacco consumption habits and promote oral health among them.

KEYWORDS: Oral health, Road transport workers, Periodontal Status, Oral Lesions.

Razdan M, Degenholtz HB, Rubin RW

Oral Health Outreach Programs - Can they Address the Disparities in Access to Dental Care?

[Year:2016] [Month:January] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:1] [Pages:64] [Pages No:14-19][No of Hits : 292]

Kshirsagar Minal M, Dodamani Arun S, Prashanth VK, Dodamani Girija A, Jadhav Harish C, Deshmukh Chetan V


[Year:2016] [Month:May] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:2] [Pages:33] [Pages No:52-58][No of Hits : 275]


Terror is a Latin word which means to frighten. Terrorism usually refers to killing of innocent people by antisocial groups with the vested interest of their own. Terrorism is practiced by collecting people from different regions, religions, of different age groups, by keeping objectives like social, economic or political. Sometimes terrorists stop or discriminate their activities once they achieve their goal. Bioterrorism is the intentional use of biological agents or their products to cause harm. Sometimes such attacks might be done to create a publicity or media spectacle. It is the unlawful use of force and violence against people. Biological weapon can strike suddenly without any warning and cause hazardous effects for longer duration. The effectiveness of the attack not lies in the act itself but also in the reaction of public and Government. Delivery of the biological agents can be through letters, parcels, toys, food items, books or anything. It is easy for bioterrorist to transfer the agents through these media or environment.

Key words: Biological agents, Bioterrorism, Dentist, Oral health, Terrorism.

Sharma AK, Bansal P, Kaur M, Shabnam


[Year:2016] [Month:May] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:2] [Pages:33] [Pages No:59-64][No of Hits : 269]


ERGONOMICS is a way to work smarter - not harder by designing tools, equipment, workstations and tasks to fit the job to the worker-NOT the worker to the job.

In the dental profession, dentists spend their work days in an awkward static position performing extremely precise procedures in a 2”× 2 ½ workspace-the patient’s mouth. Therefore, they are at a greater risk of workrelated usculoskeletal disorders than is the general population. These disorders can result in pain and dysfunction of neck, back and hands and fingers. This article is aimed at providing some interventions that can considered by the dentists in light of their own experience and needs. It also discusses the important issues of posture and offers different exercises to work with comfort, efficiency and ease. A broad research of published literature was performed using the keyword ergonomics, MSD’s and stretches from 1983- 2016 in google scholar, internet and text books.

KEYWORDS: Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal disorders, Static postures, Work efficiency, Workplace.

Gayathri Devi Kumaresan, Saravana Kumar

Awareness Among School Going Children’s In Chennai About Dental Health Care

[Year:2016] [Month:September] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:3] [Pages:21] [Pages No:74-79][No of Hits : 262]


Background: Oral health is integral part of general health and well-being. Tooth decay and gum disease are most widespread conditions affectingschool children’s and documentation of children’s dental healthis limited.

Aim: The aim of the following study is to create awareness on dental health care and knowledge among school children’s in Chennai using a questionnaire.

Materials and Methods: The subjects for this study were randomly selected in the age group of 8-16 years. A total of 200 children were selected, of which 92 were males and 108 were females.

Results: The results showed that 55.50% of children brush their teeth twice daily, 100% of the participants use tooth brush and paste to clean their teeth, 66.50% of the participants change their tooth brush once in a month, 20.25% of participant change their brush once in 2 month, 9.25% of participant change their brush once in 3 month. 39.50% of participant cleans their tongue regularly by using tooth brush and tongue cleaner. 26.50% of children’s wash their mouth after eating sticky foods and chocolate. 10.5% of children visit dentist regularly for dental checkup. 99.5% of participant knew that tobacco cause ill effects on oral and general health.

Keywords: Awareness, Tobacco, Dental health care, Child dental health.

Bansal S, Juneja R, Kumar V


[Year:2016] [Month:May] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:2] [Pages:33] [Pages No:65-68][No of Hits : 186]


Tooth loss, especially in anterior region, precipitates psychological distress to the affected individual. Providing an immediate definitive restoration is sometimes not possible and, in some specific clinical situations, a delay of few months may even be desirable before providing a final restoration. Natural tooth pontic is a simple and time-saving alternative for interim rehabilitation in anterior tooth region which restores the esthetics to near normal in a single appointment. This article discusses two cases where it was not possible to place an implant or any other definitive prosthetic restoration in immediate future. Excellent esthetic results were obtained with natural tooth pontic used as an interim restoration in these cases.

Keywords: Interim restoration, Natural tooth pontic, Ribbond, Trauma

Lakshmi PK


[Year:2016] [Month:May] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:2] [Pages:33] [Pages No:40-47][No of Hits : 178]


Objective:. The aim of this study was to determine attitude of children towards their dental appearance and to compare same among rural and urban areas of Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, India.

Methods: A total population from 2 randomly selected schools ( urban-522 and rural- 498) comprising of 1020 children between the age group of 8yrs - 14yrs were provided with questionare containing objective questions to be filled by them . Chi-square test was used to analyze the data. The level of significance was set at P<0.05.

Results: Significant difference was noticed in the attitudes towards their dental appearance among rural and urban children of Dakshina Kannada district (p=<0.001). Girls were more bothered about esthetics than boys both in rural and urban regions. A definite difference in the attitude was found between rural girls and boys and also between rural and urban boys.

Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study it can be concluded that attitudes of children towards their dental appearance differ in rural and urban areas in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, India.

Keywords: Dental appearance, Esthetics, Children

Dandekeri S, Hegde C, Zunjarrao BV

A Survey To Evaluate Attitude Towards Replacemet Of Missing Teeth In Patient Among South Costal Area Of Karnataka

[Year:2016] [Month:September] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:3] [Pages:21] [Pages No:69-73][No of Hits : 140]


As years are passing attitude towards the dental treatment of each individual is changing not only the aesthetic is their prime concern but also, they demand for a prosthesis which is biomechanical in function and long lasting. Therefore, a prime concern should be given to patient’s attitude and their expectations towards the treatment which will in all lead to patient’s satisfaction. However, there are generally no accepted rules about how to estimate need, demand or utilization of prosthodontic services in most situations, since individual preferences play a very important role.The awareness of patient regarding dental treatment is of prime importance and should be looked upon. This study was done to assess the patients attitude and concern towards missing teeth and rehabilitating it with the artificial teeth.

Key words: Attitude, Replacement, Socioeconomic Status, Patient Education.

Taufan Bramantoro, Yayi Suryo P, Djauhar Ismail, Udijanto Tedjosasongko

Applying Children’s Quality of Life Assessment to Promote the Reliability of Children Dental Health Services Quality

[Year:2016] [Month:January] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:1] [Pages:64] [Pages No:9-13][No of Hits : 120]

Navik N, Billur SS, Tejashiwini MA, Sanglikar V, Dhyani A, Kasodekar A, Shivakumar SA, Shirahatti R


[Year:2016] [Month:May] [Volumn:10 ] [Number:2] [Pages:33] [Pages No:48-51][No of Hits : 74]


BACKGROUND: Majority of adults are aware of health hazards of tobacco, children and adolescents continueto get exposed to tobacco and many develop cancer in later years.

AIM: To document the smoking and tobacco consumption habits in adolescents in an English Medium school of age group between 17-18 years in the city of Belgaum.

METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional survey was carried out by self-administered questionnaire to document the smoking and tobacco consumption among representative sample of 40 adolescent students selected by cluster sampling method.

RESULTS: In the School, 10% of students were using tobacco and cigarettes, 90% of students were not using them, 92.5% of students were aware of harmful effects of tobacco, supari and smoking, 92.5% of students saw other children using tobacco.

CONCLUSION: Health education should be given at school level to raise awareness about the use of tobacco, its related products and its consequences.

Keywords: Adolescents, Tobacco use, Self-administered questionnaire

Ramya R, Ajithkrishnan CG, Thanveer K

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Preventive Dentistry Among Private Dental Practitioners in Vadodara, India

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:69-80][No of Hits : 396]

Goel M, Batra J, Kamal M, Attresh G, Agrawal A

Contemporaneous Impaction of Primary Maxillary Second Molar and Its Succedaneous Tooth - A Rare Occurrence

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:47-49][No of Hits : 326]

Kumar A , Dahiya A, Hooda A, Goel M, Kumar V

Trigeminal Neuralgia: The New Medicinal Treatment Modalities

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:149-152][No of Hits : 302]

Hiremath V, Bhandari V, Patil AG, Kumar S

Prevalence of Dental Caries Among Residents of Bhopal City

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:64-68][No of Hits : 287]

Bodh M, Jain M, Dutta S, Namdev R, Kumar A

Preterm Birth Complications On Oro-Dental Structures: An Updated Review

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:85-89][No of Hits : 275]

Singhal DK, Acharya S, Thakur AS

Dental Caries Experience Among Pre-School Children Of Udupi Taluk, Karnataka, India

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:5-9][No of Hits : 264]

Kumar A, Dahiya A, Hooda A, Goel M, Kumar V, Sharma A

Trigeminal Neuralgia: The New Surgical Treatment Modalities

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:40-43][No of Hits : 258]

Duggal N, Bhayana G, Juneja A, Puri M, Kumar A, Dahiya A, SharmaV

Peri-Implantitis In Dental Implants: An Updated Review

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:81-84][No of Hits : 235]

Leelavathi. L, Preetha Elizabeth Chaly

Erosive Potential Of Various Commercially Available Lollipops

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:126-131][No of Hits : 207]

Raj A, Sugavanesh P, Kumar PDM, Sivasamy SS, Balan IN

Adult Oral Health Literacy Among Urban And Peri-Urban Population In And Around Chennai, India - A Comparative Study

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:50-54][No of Hits : 201]

Gupta A, Duhan J, Sangwan P, Hans S, Goyal V

The Effectiveness of Three Different Plant Extracts Used as Irrigant in Removal of Smear Layer: A Scanning Electron Microscope Study

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:16-22][No of Hits : 191]

S Vaishnavi , Preetha Elizabeth Chaly, P Shalini, V Indra priyadarshni, S Srinidhi

Dentition Status, Periodontal Status, Dentofacial Anomalies and Treatment Needs Among Differently Abled Children in Chennai

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:120-125][No of Hits : 184]

Khairnar MR, Dodamani AS, Karibasappa GN, Naik RG, Deshmukh MA

Knowledge, Attitude And Behavior Towards Preventive Dentistry Among Health Care Students In Dhule City

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:115-119][No of Hits : 178]

Haloi R, Ingle NA, Roy BK, Kaur N, Gupta R

Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs Among Government and Private Primary School Teachers in Mathura City

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:10-15][No of Hits : 175]

S, Dhupar V, Dhupar A, Akkara F, Mittal HC

Management of Acquired Bilateral Masseteric Hypertrophy- A Case Report

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:92-95][No of Hits : 174]

Tabassum N, Ahmed S, Al-abdulwaheed M, Al-hammad H, Al-habbib E, Al-khudaimi Z, Al-megran S, Al-basheer A

Dental Pain Perception In Different Genders : Pscychological Evaluation And Pain Control Strategy

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:108-114][No of Hits : 161]

Maheshwari R, Hans S, Mittal S, Aneja S, Duhan J

Implant Supported Mandibular Overdenture with Bilateral Balanced Occlusion: A Case Report

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:44-46][No of Hits : 142]

Enabulele JE, Chukwumah NM

Socio-Demographic Determinants Of Utilization Of Dental Services Among Secondary School Students

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:55-59][No of Hits : 139]

Kirti S, Khuller N, Bansal P, Bhatia A, Mehta A

Glucometer As A Chairside Diagnostic Device To Assess Blood Glucose In Chronic Periodontitis Patients With And Without Diabetes

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:132-137][No of Hits : 121]

Talabani RM, Al-Zahawi A, Ibrahim RO

Prevalence And Distribution Of Dental Caries Experience According To GV Black Classification For Patient Attending To Dental School

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:60-63][No of Hits : 104]

Adaki S, Karagir A, Shah K, Marathe K

Assessment Of Effectiveness Of ‘Anti-Tobacco Compaign’ In Sangli District Of Maharastra, India - An Epidemiological Survey

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:105-107][No of Hits : 103]

Andiappan M, Hughes FJ, Dunne S, Gao W, Donaldson ANA

Adjusting the Oral Health Related Quality of Life Measure (Using Ohip-14) for Floor and Ceiling Effects

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:99-104][No of Hits : 100]

Lyssikatos A

Compound Odontoma – A Representative Case Report

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:153-154][No of Hits : 93]

Upadhyay Y

Management Procedures Pain Used by Dental and Maxillofacial Surgeons: An Investigation With Special Regard To Odontalgia

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:1-4][No of Hits : 86]


Oral Health Care Behind The Bars (A Review on Dental Department of Tihar Jail, Delhi, India)

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:90-91][No of Hits : 79]

Sirohi R, Kaur N, Ingle NA, Siwach A

Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Adult Population Attending Outpatient Department of KD Dental College and Hospital, Mathura

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:30-34][No of Hits : 78]

Kumar PD, Devadiga S, Agrawal R, Mahabaleshwar CH

Odontogenic Keratocyst Associated With Supernumerary Tooth: A Case Report

[Year:2015] [Month:May] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:2] [Pages:49] [Pages No:96-98][No of Hits : 71]

Van Harten MT, Lawrence HP, Quiñonez C, Goodman D

Predictors Of Dental Disease Among Youth Incarcerated At A Toronto-Area Youth Centre

[Year:2015] [Month:September] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:3] [Pages:56] [Pages No:138-148][No of Hits : 63]

Jain M, Akhilandan S, Sharma A, Jain V, Arora K, Sohlot US

Views of Indian Dental Students on Tobacco Cessation Counseling and Their Skills as Counselors

[Year:2015] [Month:January] [Volumn:9 ] [Number:1] [Pages:49] [Pages No:23-29][No of Hits : 57]

Rathee M, Aneja S

Immediate Implant Loading – A Paradigm Shift

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:43-46][No of Hits : 478]

Oremosu OA, Uti OG

Prevalence of Tooth Loss in A Community in The South-West of Nigeria

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:154-159][No of Hits : 469]

Rastogi S, Jatti RS, Keluskar KM

Assessment of Awareness and Social Perceptions of Orthodontic Treatment Needs in Adult Age Group: A Questionnaire Study

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:95-100][No of Hits : 443]

Mehta R, Dahiya A, Mahesh G, Kumar A, Wadhwa S, Duggal N, Pande S

Influence of Delayed Pours of Addition Silicone Impressions on The Dimensional Accuracy of Casts

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:148-153][No of Hits : 395]

Kumar A , Dutta S, Namdev R, Mehta R, Hooda A, Goel M

Prevalence and Relationship Between Dental Caries, Diet and Nutrition, Socioeconomic Status and Oral Hygiene Habits in Children Using Laser Fluorescence Device (Diagnodent)

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:16-23][No of Hits : 388]

Punitha VC, Sivaprakasam P

Association of Malnutrition and Socioeconomic Status in Dental Caries – A Cross Sectional Study

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:12-15][No of Hits : 373]

Bhalla M, Ingle NA, Kaur N, Gupta R, Ingle E

Estimation of Fluoride Concentration in Municipal Water Supply and Commercially Available Packaged Drinking Water in Mathura City. A -Comparative Study

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:131-134][No of Hits : 356]

Bele AD, Jain D, Gautam A

Reattachment of Fractured Tooth Fragment in Maxillary Anterior Teeth: An Esthetic Approach

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:184-187][No of Hits : 347]

Ngari FW, Wanjau RN, Njagi EN, Gikonyo NK

Herbal Materials Used in Management of Oral Conditions in Nairobi, Kenya

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:36-42][No of Hits : 316]

Goel M, Mehta R, Kumar A, Kumar V, Bhayana G, Wadhwa S

Implant Surface Modification and Osseointegration-Past, Present and Future

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:113-118][No of Hits : 298]

Purohit P, Vashishtha A, Sharma S, Trehan M

Management of Plexiform Ameloblastoma: A Case Report

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:122-124][No of Hits : 288]

Dhingra C, Anand R, Prasad S

Reflection Over Doctor Patient Relationship: A Promise of Trust

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:104-108][No of Hits : 286]

Kannan A, Sumathy C, Bojan A, Sathasivasubramanian S

Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumour of the Maxilla - A Case Report with Review

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:55-57][No of Hits : 283]

Ahuja A, Ahuja V, Yadav S

Garlic: A Miraculous Herb for Oral Diseases – A Review

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:51-54][No of Hits : 266]

Yadav R, Yadav A, Oberoi SS

Knowledge, Attitude and Aesthetic Perceptions about Dental Fluorosis among 12-15 Years Old Government School Children in Farukh Nagar, Haryana

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:1-5][No of Hits : 265]

Krishnan CS, Archana A

Evaluation of Oral Hygiene Status and Periodontal Health in Mentally Retarded Subjects with or without Down’s Syndrome in Comparison with Normal Healthy Individuals

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:91-94][No of Hits : 264]

Chaudhary A, Ingle NA, Dhanker K, Kaur N

Prevalence of Tobacco use Among the Students in Professional and Non-Professional Colleges of Mathura City

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:30-35][No of Hits : 240]

Kumar V, Devi A, Bhargava R

Comparative Evaluation of Microleakage in Class 2 Cavities Restored with A Nanohybrid Composite Using Three Different Increment Techniques- An in vitro Stereomicroscopic Study

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:143-147][No of Hits : 236]

Goel M, Puri P, Agarwal A, Kumar A, Priya K

Management of Intraoral Gunshot Injury – A Case Report

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:58-61][No of Hits : 214]

Shetty MS, Bhat V, Shenoy KK

Oral Health Awareness Among Non Teaching Staff of A Dental Institution in Dakshina Kannada

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:76-78][No of Hits : 213]

Singh S, Chandra R, Rahman H, Tripathi S, Mohan M

Asymptomatic Impacted Supernumerary Maxillary Parapremolar

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:70-71][No of Hits : 199]

Kamboj M, Shreedhar B, Srivastava G, Verma D

Dentigerous Cyst Associated with Mesiodens: A Symbiotic Existence

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:119-121][No of Hits : 184]

Shodan M, Prasad KVV, Javali SB

School-Teachers Knowledge about Prevention of Dental Caries and Malocclusion in India

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:6-11][No of Hits : 183]

Suchetha A, Apoorva SM, Mundinamane DB, Bhopale DP, Bharwani A, Prasad R

An Insight into the Role of Benefical Bacteria in Periodontal Pocket Recolonization: A Literature Review

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:47-50][No of Hits : 158]

Dubey HV, Ingle NA, Kaur N, Gupta R, Ingle E

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards Personal Protective Measures Adapted by Dental Practitioners in Agra City - A Cross Infection Control Measure

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:128-130][No of Hits : 158]

Agarwal A, Bhattacharya HS, Manjunath RG Shiva, Gokhle ST

Pyogenic Granuloma – Red Mass Lesion: A Case Report

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:169-171][No of Hits : 156]

Singh J, Bharti V

Tooth Pontic As An Immediate Replacement For Periodontally Compromised Tooth Adopting Polyethylene Fiber Reinforced Composite Technology: A Case Report

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:176-180][No of Hits : 149]

Gupta P, Gupta SG, Ankola AV, Jindal V

Computer Use Among Post Graduate Dental Students in India

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:135-142][No of Hits : 144]

Khurana A, Kaur P, Chauhan AK, Sen R, Singh S

Small Cell Neuroendocrine Tumor of Base of Tongue - Treatment Strategies of A Rare Entity

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:181-183][No of Hits : 129]

Ajithkrishnan CG, Thanveer K, Singh RP

An In-Vivo Evaluation of the Effect of Fennel Seeds Chewing on Salivary pH

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:79-81][No of Hits : 112]

Narwal A, Bala S , Hooda A, Gupta R

Cheiloscopy – An Adjunct in Identification of Familial Lineage

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:82-85][No of Hits : 108]

Sulabha AN, Sameer C

Mesiodens with Facial Talon Cusp- A Rarity

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:62-64][No of Hits : 95]

Suchetha A, Garg A, Lakshmi P, Sapna N, Mundinamane DB, Apoorva SM

Povidone Iodine vs Tetracycline Fibers- To Analyse the Therapeutic Effect

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:24-29][No of Hits : 87]

Shylaja M, Vidhya RU, Prabu D, Manipal S, Ahmed A, Adusumilli P

Parsimonious Prediction Model for the Prevalence of Dental Visits in Chennai, India

[Year:2014] [Month:May] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:2] [Pages:55] [Pages No:86-90][No of Hits : 85]

Aggarwal A, Srivastava B, Bhatia HP, Singh AK, Gupta N

Dental Patient: Human Being or Only A Set of Teeth ??

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:166-168][No of Hits : 62]

Sharma U

An Unusual Presentation Of An Inverted Dilacerated Mesiodens

[Year:2014] [Month:September] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:3] [Pages:63] [Pages No:125-127][No of Hits : 60]

Sekerci AE, Keskinrüzgar A, Sisman Y, Unal E, Karakukcu M, Ozdemir MA

Oral and Dental Findings of the Longest Surviving Patient with Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson Syndrome

[Year:2014] [Month:January] [Volumn:8 ] [Number:1] [Pages:69] [Pages No:65-69][No of Hits : 57]

Batra P

Articulator and Facebow: Review of Literature and History of Articulators

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:57-63][No of Hits : 240]

Kaur M, Saxena S, Samantha YP, Chawla G, Yadav G

Usefulness of Oral Exfoliative Cytology in Dental Practice

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:161-165][No of Hits : 226]

Mehrotra V, Gupta R, Sawhny A, Agarwal S, Gupta I, Garg K

Cultural, Religious, Social and Personal Customs “A Boon or Bane” For Oral and General Health

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:153-160][No of Hits : 174]

Chatterjee A, Baiju CS, Bose S, Shetty SS

Clinical Uses and Benefits of Ultrasonic Scalers as Compared to Curets: A Review

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:108-113][No of Hits : 152]

Manjunath BC, Chandrashekar BR, Vatchala RRM, Babaji P, Singh I, Arora K, Madan C

Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance in Dentistry

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:101-107][No of Hits : 151]

Bala S, Narwal A

Awareness of Bio-medical Waste Management Among Dental College and Hospital Employees-A Panoramic View

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:1-7][No of Hits : 117]

Panwar SK, Bitharia A

Precancerous Oral Lesions: A Review

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:119-126][No of Hits : 109]

Abu-Hussein M, Abdulgani Azz, Bajali M

Autotransplantation of Tooth in Children with Mixed Dentition

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:148-152][No of Hits : 99]

Sudhakar U, Sivaranjani JA, Dayan MC

Interleukin-1 as a Marker of Periodontitis with Oral Carcinoma – A Biochemical Study

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:137-139][No of Hits : 86]

Dhamija M, Singh P, Dhamija P

Recurrent Pyogenic Granuloma – A Clinical Evaluation

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:132-133][No of Hits : 86]

Dhankar K, Ingle NA, Chaudhary A, Kaur N

Geriatric Dentistry: A Review

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:170-173][No of Hits : 80]

Hemapriya S, Ingle NA, Chaly PE, Reddy VC

Prevalence of Malocclusion and Orthodontic Treatment Needs Among 12 and 15 Years Old Rural School Children in Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:84-90][No of Hits : 79]

Madhumathi V, Sowmya S, Swamy R

Xerostomia and its Dental Implications: A Review

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:166-169][No of Hits : 78]

Braimoh OB, Ofili AN

Utilisation of Dental Services Among Patients in a Tertiary Health Institution in Nigeria

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:91-94][No of Hits : 73]

Wali A, Siddiqui TM, Taqi M, Niazi N, Rizwaullah

Prevalence of Caries and Periodontal Disease in Betel Quid Chewers in Relation to Gender

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:80-83][No of Hits : 69]

Prasad KD, Alva H

Use of Frenum in Determining the Original Vertical Position of Teeth

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:44-46][No of Hits : 68]

S Sowmya, RaghavendraSwamy KN, Gujjari AK, Madhumathi V, Ravi MB, Ganesh

Prosthetic Rehabilitation for Patients with Maxillectomy – A Case Report

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:184-186][No of Hits : 68]

Kaur H, Chaudhary S, Tangde P

MTA : Boon to Apexification

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:114-118][No of Hits : 62]

Kadagad P, Pinto P

Trends in Attitudes Towards Orofacial Cleft by Pregnant Women and Future Need for Cleft Care

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:134-136][No of Hits : 62]

Agrawal D

Cephalometric Analysis for Diagnosis and Treatment of Orthodontic Patients

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:75-79][No of Hits : 60]

Manjunath G, Kumar NN

Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Among School Teachers in Kurnool – Andhra Pradesh

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:17-23][No of Hits : 60]

Singh A, Grover H, Bhatia HP

The Study of Cariogenicity of Raw Sugarcane in 12-year-old Children in Punjab, India

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:37-43][No of Hits : 59]

Singhal R, Rozra S, Bhagol A

Idiopathic Gingival Fibromatosis: Review of Literature and A Case Report

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:174-177][No of Hits : 59]

McFarland TBH, Quiñonez RB, Phillips C, Lee J, Chung Y

Provision of Preventive Oral Health Services to Infants and Toddlers: North Carolina General Dentists’ Readiness

[Year:2013] [Month:September] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:3] [Pages:53] [Pages No:140-147][No of Hits : 57]

Dhanker K, Ingle NA, Kaur N, Gupta R

Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of Inmates in District Jail of Mathura City – A Cross Sectional Study

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:24-32][No of Hits : 57]

Saxena V, Yadav NS, Juneja V, Singh A, Tiwari V, Santha B

Saliva: A Miraculous Biofluid for Early Detection of Disease

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:64-68][No of Hits : 50]

Oswal KC

Oral Hygiene Practice Among Patients Visiting Terna Dental College

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:33-36][No of Hits : 49]

Ertas ET, Sekerci AE, Sisman Y, Sahman H, Etoz M

Natal Teeth: A Report of Three Cases

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:127-131][No of Hits : 49]

Bains R, Verma K, Loomba K, Bains VK, Loomba A

Mandibular First Molar with Middle Distal Canal: A Case Report

[Year:2013] [Month:January] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:1] [Pages:71] [Pages No:69-71][No of Hits : 48]

Nath DK, Bagchi G, Arora V, Nath M, Kahar B, Gaunkar RB

Priority of Prosthodontic Need Assessment: Functional vs Other Quality of Life Needs – A Quality of Life Assessment Using APS-ARG QOL(DS) – A Pilot Project

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:95-100][No of Hits : 48]

Gururaju CR, Raghu KM, Thanuja R, Jayaprakash K

Management of Syncope in Dental Camps

[Year:2013] [Month:May] [Volumn:7 ] [Number:2] [Pages:62] [Pages No:72-74][No of Hits : 44]

Tayab T, Kayalvizhi G