Volume 9, Issue 4 - December 2014
Caries Risk Management: Paradigm of the Third Millennium
By: Alexandre Khairallah
Dental caries (tooth decay) is a major oral health problem in most industrialized countries. The global increase in the prevalence of dental caries has affected all age groups in general, but the younger generation in specific...
From GOOD to GREAT!
By: Shadi S Samawi
Well into the second decade of the 21st century, the digital, paperless dental practice - envisioned decades ago - is already a reality, and the pendulum of technological advancement in all fields of clinical dentistry is in full swing...
Debate in Focus
Implants in the Esthetic Zone; Challenges and Solutions | Part 1
By: Tareq Abu-Saleh, Bashaar Aboushaar
In the anterior maxilla, esthetic and functional treatment outcomes highly depend on the level of alveolar ridge reconstruction or preservation.
Insufficiency of alveolar bone may necessitate an augmentation procedure to achieve optimum results. Implant treatment showed high success rates but many challenges are faced. This review presents the challenges associated with implant treatment at anterior maxilla as well as ridge preservation techniques to overcome some of the challenges. It ends with the evidence based knowledge pertinent to this topic...
Forced Eruption of Impacted Canines with Micro-Implant Anchorage
By: Luai Mahaini
The most challenging problem in the orthodontic practice is the palatally impacted canine and the most commonly used treatment modality is canine alignment and withdrawal to the line of occlusion. However, the duration and prognosis of such treatment is not always predictable. The orthodontic traction may take much longer time than expected and patients may encounter pain more frequently than explained. It has become obvious that all efforts should be made to make canine orthodontic movement more predictable without exerting unnecessary forces onto the neighboring teeth to avoid the well-known side effects to the remainder of the dentition...
Oral Pyogenic Granuloma | A Literature Review & Case Report
By: Mohammad Assaf
This paper presents the literature related to etiology, incidence, clinical, and histological appearance of Pyogenic Granuloma. The management of this pathology occurring in the oral cavity is described as well. A case presentation of a thirty-seven years old female who was complaining of the appearance of a tumor on the gingiva related to upper first molar is reported. The benign lesion was excised and pathologically analyzed. All aspects of diagnosis and treatment of the case are presented with a one-year follow up...
Effect of Immediate and Delayed Finishing and Polishing Procedures on Micro Hardness and Gloss of Esthetic Restorative Materials
Objective: To study the immediate and delayed finishing and polishing procedures effects on surface micro hardness and gloss of different composite.
Oral piercing has become common in young adults in recent years. The present review addresses the prevalence, risk factors and complications associated with oral piercing. Complications can be categorized as acute or late, moreover periodontal complications caused by lip and tongue piercings will be also discussed...
Research Summaries in Focus
Summarized & Presented by: Mohammad Adnan Abu Khalifeh
Ask the Experts
December Expert Panel
Zaid Z. Tamimi, Anas Tawfiq, Rajesh K. N.
Two Minutes with
Dr. Ali Matar
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