Volume 9, Issue 1 - March 2014
Promoting Evidence Based Dental Practice
By: Tareq Abu-Saleh
A recent Medline search using the keywords: evidence based dentistry has yielded more than four thousand results, while the search using the same keywords before the year 1990 showed less than forty results! This reflects a dramatic increase in the awareness and prudent utilization of the evidence based approach in the dental practice, while at the same time presents many challenges related to the feasibility, application and even clear understanding of the approach...
Debate in Focus
Periodontitis and Periimplantitis; Blame the Genes?
By: Tareq Abu-Saleh, Ikramuddin Aukhil
Periodontitis is a bacterially induced chronic inflammatory disease that destroys the supporting tissues of teeth. Clinical observations and experimental evidence indicates that there is a genetic influence of risk factors for periodontitis. A specific pattern of IL-1 polymorphisms (known as the composite IL-1 genotype) has been found to influence the severity of chronic periodontitis. A review of the literature was conducted to evaluate the association between the IL-1 gene polymorphisms and the severity of periodontal disease in different populations...
In Vivo Immunohistochemical investigation of Bone Deposition at Amelogenin Coated Ti Implant Surface
By: Bushra Habeeb Al-Molla, Nada Al-Ghaban, Abbas Taher
Background: Dental implant is an artificial tooth root fixed into the jaws to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.Functional surface modifications by organic material such as amelogenin coating seem to enhance early peri-implant bone formation. The aim of the study was to study the expression of osteocalcin and collagen I as bone formation markers in amelogenin coated and uncoated implant in interval periods (1,2,4 and 6 weeks)...
Orthognatic Surgery of Severe Skeletal Open Bite with a Class III Malloclusion
By: Salma Ghassan El Khairy, Salah Mahaini, Luai Mahaini
Patients requiring correction of large anterior open bites have historically been among the most challenging treatments for orthodontists. Adding to that fundamental challenge for the adult patient in this case was a sever skeletal open bite with a class III malocclusion...
Resin Infiltration Technique: A New Era in Caries Management
Resin infiltration is a novel technology providing an intermediary treatment option between prevention and restorative therapy. The concept was introduced as a micro-invasive approach for the management of smooth surface and proximal non-cavitated caries lesions. It also holds great potential in the management of non-caries demineralization problems...
Anterior Direct Resin Restoration by Using Celluloid Strip Light Cure | Case Report
Direct composite resin bonding procedures are growing in popularity as conservative and predictable restorative treatment alternatives. An understanding of the fundamental layering, contouring, and polishing principles is paramount to the success of any direct composite restoration; The aimof this case report is to use the new technique of celluloid strip (celluloid strip light cure) for easy adaptation of strip to the tooth and more easy application of the composite filling in layering technique to the tooth spatially in class 4 or for buildup of the tooth...
Research Summaries in Focus
Summarized & Presented by: Mohammad Adnan Abu Khalifeh
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