Dental Problems and Solutions | ISSN: 2394-8418

Volume 3 Issue 1 - 2016

Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Dental Transposition of Mandibular Canine and Lateral Incisor

Dental transposition is a form of ectopic eruption with change in position of normal adjacent teeth. Its prevalence is very low in general population and could be frequently missed on oral examination. This article reports a case of early orthodontic treatment of a rare unilateral mandibular right lateral incisor-canine transposition.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Problems with a Cordless Endodontic Hand Piece when Preparing Severely Curved Root Canals

The aim of this study was to describe the shaping ability of a rotary nickel-titanium instrument in combination with different torque-controlled endodontic devices in severely curved root canals of extracted human teeth.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Problems of Direct Composite Posterior Restorations: A Clinical Study

The aim of this clinical study was to describe the quality of posterior composite restorations (n = 329) performed on a group of patvients (n=219) during an observation period of three years at various intervals (6, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months) after application.

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Open Access Article Type: Mini Review

Diagnostics and Management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder - A Reported Case with a Review of Literature

Musculoskeletal disorders of the stomatognathic system together comprise the term temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The etiopathogenetic correlation between anterior disc displacement and osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), as the main diagnoses of arthrogenic forms of TMDs have not been fully explained.

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Open Access Article Type: Review Article

Proinflammatory Cytokines and Periodontal Disease

Numerous biological procedures are strictly controlled by cell-cell interactions, which are categorized into two forms: cognate (adhesive) interactions, attained by mutual recognition between membrane-bound cell-surface molecules; and cytokine-mediated interactions [1].

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Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Endodontic Management of Aberrant Root Canal Anatomy in Premolars - A Report of Two Cases

Premolars are recognized for their aberrant root canal anatomy. The unique feature of dilacerations and multiple root canals pose utmost challenge in the endodontic management. A clinician is required to have an insight of the morphology of tooth related to its shape, form and structure prior to commencing root canal treatment. This article describes the endodontic management of two cases of aberrant root canal anatomy in premolars.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Effect of Desensitizing Products on the Morphology of Dentin Substrate

The aim of this study was to determine the action of desensitizing materials on bovine dentin. Four extracted healthy bovine molars were selected out of which 5 blocks from cervical region of each tooth were obtained, resulting in a 5x5mm final area. To compose the negative control group (group B), the samples were separated and not submitted to any treatment. For the positive control (Group A) the blocks were treated with 37% phosphoric acid.

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Open Access Article Type: Editorial

Oral Health and Body Connection: Our Responsibilities as Health Care Professionals

Oral health has long been considered to be a separate specialty that is distinct from whole body health. However, poor oral health can promote systemic disease, and is found concomitantly with numerous systemic disease processes. Thus, individuals with poor oral health may have a predisposition to other disease processes.

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Volume 2 Issue 3 - 2015

Open Access Article Type: Editorial

Effective Communication and Empathy Skills in Dentistry for Better Dentist-Patient Relationships

Dentistry being a part of health care profession bears the responsibility of creating and nurturing good dentist-patient relationships. The doctor-patient relationships are essential component of any health care profession especially so with dentistry.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Herpesviral and "Red Complex" Bacterial Analysis of Acute Apical Abscesses

Introduction: To investigate the possible association between presence of Epstein−Barr virus, human cytomegalovirus and three endodontic bacterial pathogens (Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, and Tannerella forsythia) "red complex" in samples from patients with acute apical abscesses using real-time PCR.

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Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Evaluation of Calcified Carotid Artery Atheromas Detected By Panoramic Radiograph among Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus

This study was designed to determine the prevalence of Carotid artery calcifications (CACs) of diabetic patients and compare it with normal non-diabetic individuals. Panoramic radiographs of 200 adult patients with type 2 diabetes (90 male and 110 females) (age range 16-79 years; mean age 40.54 years) and 200 controls (age-match, free of systemic diseases) were examined on panoramic radiographs for any unusual radiopacity adjacent to or just below the intervertebral space between C3 and C4.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Dental Caries Experience among 12 Year Old School Children from Macedonia and India

The aim of the present study was to compare the dental caries status of the 12 year old children of the eastern region of Macedonia and Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir state of India.
Material and Method: In this comparative study (N=396) 12-year old children from Macedonia and 592 from India were included. Dental status of participants was evaluated using the 2013 World Health Organization caries diagnostic criteria for Decayed, Missing or Filled Teeth (DMFT) by 2 calibrated examiners in Macedonia and by the single examiner in India.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2394-8418.000017

Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Direct Composite Laminates - A Case Report

Rehabilitation of lost dental aesthetic is one of the most important concerns for contemporary dentistry. Conservative treatment modality along with aesthetic approaches, such as direct and indirect laminate veneer restorations were the treatment of choice. Laminate veneers are restorations to correct aesthetic deficiencies and discolorations.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2394-8418.000016

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