Dentistry

The effect of dentists’ body-weight size on student social judgments of dental skill and patients’ behavioural intentions; a vignette study
Where previous work has suggested that over-weight individuals may be subject to negative social judgments, a finding also seen in judgments applied to healthcare professionals (HCPs), this study investigated whether these findings extend to judgments made about dental practitioners. A photo of a normal weight male and one of a normal weight female dentist were digitally modified to reliably sh...


Interdisciplinary Management of an Isolated Intrabony Defect
The treatment of intrabony defects is a real challenge in molar teeth as it is chronic, slowly progressing disease which needs timely intervention. Periodontal inflammation associated with intrabony defect is not a separate entity as it secondarily affects the pulp causing retrograde pulpitis. However, treatment of these lesions will be complicated due to extensive bone loss. The tooth was endo...
Central Odontogenic Fibroma of Simple Type
Central odontogenic fibroma (COF) is an extremely rare benign tumor that accounts for 0.1% of all odontogenic tumors. It is a lesion associated with the crown of an unerupted tooth resembling dentigerous cyst. In this report, a 10-year-old male patient is presented, who was diagnosed with central odontogenic fibroma of simple type from clinical, radiological, and histopathological findings.


Slow cooling protocol improves fatigue life of zirconia crowns
To compare the fatigue life and damage modes of zirconia crowns fabricated with and without framework design modification when porcelain veneered using a fast or slow cooling protocol. Composite resin replicas of a first molar full crown preparation were fabricated. Zirconia copings were milled as conventional (0.5mm even thickness, Zr-C, n =20,) or modified (lingual margin of 1.0mm thickness, ...
Black pigmentation in primary dentition: Case report and literature review
Black tooth staining is an extrinsic discoloration found in both primary and permanent dentition, and seen as dark pigmented lines extending to the gingival margin or an incomplete coalescence of dark dots that rarely extend beyond the cervical third of the crown. An association between black tooth staining and Actinomyces bacterial strains has been reported, while black-pigmented bacteria asso...


Minor salivary gland tumors in the Indian population: A series of cases over a ten year period
Minor salivary glands are found in the sino-nasal cavities, oropharynx, larynx and trachea with the majority being found in the oral cavity. 80% or more of minor salivary gland tumors are malignant and they tend to have a great variation in presentation and histology. We sought out to compare the presentation of various minor salivary gland tumors (MSGT's) in the Indian population as compared t...
Long term dento-facial effects of radiotherapy in a treated patient of retinoblastoma
Newer cancer treatment modalities have increased patient survival rate and longevity. Craniofacial and dental abnormalities occurring after radiation therapy and surgery in cancer patients may lead to severe cosmetic or functional sequelae, which may require surgical or orthodontic intervention later on. We, present a case; who was treated for retinoblastoma with enucleation of left eye and ext...

A comparative experimental investigation of torque capabilities induced by conventional and active, passive self-ligating brackets
A proper selected bracket-archwire combination displays a determining factor in the efficacy of torque applied to a tooth at the final stages of an orthodontic treatment. The objective of the current study was to assess the torque capabilities of various bracket systems combined with diverse archwire materials and cross-sections. The study comprised of four different 0.018-inch slot orthodontic...
Conservative Approach in Patients with Pemphigus Gingival Vulgaris: A Pilot Study of Five Cases
The aim of this pilot study was to describe the clinical efficacy of a conservative oral hygiene protocol in patients affected by gingival pemphigus vulgaris (PV) applied in a case series. Methods. Subjects suffering from PV with gingival localisation and slightly responsive to conventional treatment with systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs were selected among individuals treat...

Establishment of Functional Acinar-like Cultures from Human Salivary Glands
Disorders of human salivary glands resulting from therapeutic radiation treatment for head and neck cancers or from the autoimmune disease Sjögren syndrome (SS) frequently result in the reduction or complete loss of saliva secretion. Such irreversible dysfunction of the salivary glands is due to the impairment of acinar cells, the major glandular cells of protein, salt secretion, and fluid...
Evaluation of Zygomatic implant retained obturator in rehabilitation of partial palato-maxillectomy patients
To evaluate clinically, radio-graphically and electro-myographically the added value after converting conventional obturator to implant retained one using Zygomatic implant for patients with acquired partial palatomaxillary defect, as regards residual tissue preservation, masticatory muscle activity and quality of the life. Eight patients were selected form Prosthodontic Clinic of the Faculty o...

Cytotoxic effect of elements released clinically from gold and CAD-CAM fabricated ceramic crowns
The aim of this study was to investigate the cytotoxic effects of elements released from gold and CAD-CAM fabricated ceramic crowns. According to the determination of elements released from gold alloy1 and CAD-CAM fabricated ceramic2 crowns into saliva of fixed prosthodontic patients by using inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy, similar amounts of elements (Au, Pd, Ag, Zn, Cu, Al, Si) ...
Bone resorption in different parts of the mandible in patients restored with an implant overdenture. A retrospective radiographic analysis
This study investigated the pattern of resorption of the mandibular ridge under implant-supported overdentures. Files of 60 patients were available for analysis (45 women and 15 men, mean age at the time of the follow-up 76.5 ± 8.5 years, 54 patients restored with bars, 6 with ball anchors). A baseline was defined by different stable landmarks and quartered. Linear measurements from this ba...
Immunoexpression of NF-ĸB and their inhibitory subunits IĸBα and IĸBβ in giant cell lesions of the jaws: implications for their clinical behavior
The unpredictable behavior of giant cell lesions (GCLs) of the jaws parallels its controversial histogenesis. This study evaluated a possible association between the immunohistochemical expression of NF-ĸB, the inhibitory subunits IĸBα/IĸBβ, and clinicopathological variables with the behavior of central and peripheral GCLs of the jaws. Paraffin-embedded samples of GCLs of the jaws (n = 6...
Comparative efficacy of active and passive distraction during restorative treatment in children using an iPad versus audiovisual eyeglasses: a randomised controlled trial
This study aimed to compare the effects of two types of distraction techniques: passive, using audiovisual glasses (AV glasses), versus active, using an iPad, as an adjunct to local analgesia during vital pulp therapy in children. Pain behaviour, and heart rates from an exposure group (treatment with the aid of an iPad) and control group (treatment with the aid of AV glasses) were compared in a...