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Volume 9, Issue 2 - June 2014







“Lies, Damned lies and Statistics”
By: Tareq Abu-Saleh

In recent years, the dental literature has notably relied on evidence rather than personal experience. Some researchers and many readers have considered statistically significant statements -whether corroborating or refuting an investigation claim- as a synonym to true or evident statement. Unfortunately, adopting this approach -Alone- is a confusing rather than an affirmative way...
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Smile Message

Don’t Call Them Disabled; Call Them Practicing Dentists by Using Finger Control Handpiece
By: Ibrahim L. ELgayar


It is difficult to imagine modern dentistry without the dental hand pieces which are considered integral part of any dental practice due to its wide range of uses....

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Debate in Focus

Overview of Procedures for Implant Placement at Posterior Maxilla
By: Tareq Abu-Saleh, Young-Ku HEO 

Dental implant placement at posterior maxilla is often complicated by bone resorption, poor bone quality and the presence of pneumatized maxillary sinuses. Several techniques have been proposed to facilitate implant placement at posterior maxilla, but the need for a range of surgical interventions, the rate of complications and the extended time-consuming procedures involved, limited patient acceptance of the proposed treatment options...

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Magnification in Endodontics | A Literature Review
By: Ali Abu Nemeh, Jamal Aqrabawi

Thorough mechanical and chemical cleansing of the entire root canal system and its complete obturation with an inert filling material are one of the most important objectives of successful endodontic treatment. Recent developments in dental equipment have improved the clinician’s ability to clean, shape, and obturate almost the entire root canal system, thus increasing the quality and the efficiency of root canal treatment. The introduction of magnification devices has resulted in technical changes in the approach to root canal preparation. Along with the development of such devices, the use of magnification and well-focused illumination devices has been recommended to provide the minimum standard of care. This review of the literature presents the role and merits of magnification in endodontics...

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Immediate Implant Placement and Temporization in the Aesthetic Zone in the Presence of Horizontal and Vertical Bone Defect | A Case Report
By: Meouchy Badry, Choueiry Chady, Mouchref Hamasni Fatme, Rifai Mohammad

BACKGROUND: A 52-year-old male patient presented with an endodontically failed right maxillary central incisor. The patient expressed high esthetic demands: ”I can’t walk away without a tooth, and I can’t support any removable appliance”. The clinical and radiographic examination revealed according to Elian et al. (2007) a type 2 defect site requiring guided bone regeneration procedure prior to implant placement, moreover the presence of diastema contraindicated any bonded provisional prosthetic solution...

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Management of Moderate Fluorosis: a Conservative Approach
By: Rim Mabrouk, Najet Aguir Mabrouk, Hedia Ben Ghénaia, Bhouri Lotfi

The unaesthetic appearance of the anterior teeth affected by dental fluorosis represents the chief complaint of patients and request for aesthetic treatment. This article describes a conservative technique to treat moderate cases of enamel fluorosis with micro-abrasion followed by home whitening treatment with carbamide peroxide gel. A microabrasion technique is shown to be a proven method for removing enamel discoloration defects from teeth, while dental whitening is useful for obtaining a uniform tooth shade. The association of these techniques presented excellent results and patients were satisfied. Both techniques are painless, fast and easy to perform, in addition to preserving the dental structure. Treatment showed immediate and permanent results...

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Dental Materials

Effects of Light Activated Bleaching and Tetra pack Orange Juice on Micro-morphology and Composition of Dental Enamel
By: Nazish Fatima, Wasif Iqbal, Mehwish Hussain

OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of 38% Hydrogen peroxide activated with LED light and tetra pack orange juice on micro morphology and mineral content of enamel surface. 
MATERIALS & METHOD: A total of 45 human enamel discs were incubated in saliva overnight to allow...

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Research Summaries in Focus

Summarized & Presented by: Mohammad Adnan Abu Khalifeh

  • Effect of Toothpastes with Different Abrasives on Eroded Human Enamel: An in situ/ex vivo Study
  • Post-Obturation Pain Following One-visit and Two-visit Root Canal Treatment in Necrotic Anterior Teeth
  • The Role of Mandibular Third Molars on Lower Anterior Teeth Crowding and Relapse after Orthodontic Treatment: A Systematic Review 

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Ask the Experts

June Expert Panel

Azmi Darwazeh, Ala’ Ersheidat, Tariq Alghazzawi

  • Corona virus and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
  • Advantages of CAD/CAM Technology in Dentistry
  • Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, clinical key

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Flash News


  • DENTSPLY is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Ceram.X®
  • ZETA HYGIENE - Zhermack Disinfection and Cold Sterilization Line
  • TheraCal LC® Apatite Stimulating Pulp Capping Material and Liner
  • G-ænial Bond
  • One Shape® Apical Apical finishing files

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Two Minutes with

Dr. Ibrahim Suleiman Ghannam

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BAIRD Communication


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  • STARS MEETING 2014     | Download |
  • 11èmes Journées Odontologiques Campus of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, St. Joseph University    | Download |

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