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Volume 9, Issue 1 - March 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial


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...
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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...


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Biomaterial


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)...

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Orthodontics


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...


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Pediatric Dentistry


Resin Infiltration Technique: A New Era in Caries Management
By: Feda I Zawaideh

 

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...

 


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Restorative


Anterior Direct Resin Restoration by Using Celluloid Strip Light Cure | Case Report
By: Hasan Khairaldeen Mohialdeen

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...


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Research Summaries in Focus


Summarized & Presented by: Mohammad Adnan Abu Khalifeh

  • A 5-Year Comparison of Marginal Bone Level Following Immediate Loading of Single-Tooth Implants Placed in Healed Alveolar Ridges and Extraction Sockets in the Maxilla
  • Cumulative Effects of Successive Restorative Procedures on Anterior Crown Flexure: Intact Versus Veneered Incisors
  • Perforation Risks Associated With the Use of Masserann Endodontic Kit Drills in Mandibular Molars 

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Ask the Experts


 

March Expert Panel
Mohammad Assaf, Hassan Abu-Maizar, Ziad Noujeim

  • What are the Limitations for Root Coverage Surgery?
  • Fractured instrument, does it happen with every clinician?
  • Prevention and therapy of lingual nerve injury during and after third molar surgery: clinical tips and practical recommendation


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Flash News



  • KaVo Dental GmbH: Success at AEEDC
  • devemed GmbH - Join our global network – be our business partner
  • MM. Control - Endo motor with torque and speed control + integrated apex locator
  • DENTSPLY is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Ceram•X®
  • SDR - is the bulk-fill material of choice in 20 million global restorations1
  • G-aenial Family from GC 
  • GC - adapts organisational structure to expand business
  • FKG Dentaire: High Technologies, Research and Continuous Education
  • New One Shape® More benefits!
  • "MEMA" The Middle East Managers’ Association

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Two Minutes with


Dr. Tony Daher

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BAIRD Communication


By: BAIRD

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Events



  • King Saud University 15th International Dental Conference and the 25th Conference for the Saudi Dental Society     | Download |
  • UAE INTERNATIONAL DENTAL CONFERENCE & ARAB DENTAL EXHIBITION - AEEDC    | Download |
  • Launching of PROTAPER NEXT in Iraq     | Download |
  • Dental Innovation Forum    | Download |

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