Clinic Values by: Dr. Ehab Heikal BDS, FICD, MBA, DBA
Values are a difficult quantifiable business topic to write about because they can be hard -as a business technique- to develop; and use to make better decisions and build high-powered teams.
Oral Cancer; The Role of GDPs
By: Marc Bou Haidar BDS, MSc Oral Med, MSc Oral Imp, CHE Oral Surg, CHE Anat Phys, Oral Max Fac Dip
Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is a lesion or tumour that develops on the tongue, floor of the mouth, lip, gums. Less commonly tumours can develop in the salivary glands, throat and pharynx. Presentation of mouth cancer may vary from white, red, dark patches to ulcers, lumps, bleeding mouth, loose teeth, problems or pain with swallowing, a lump in the neck and even earache.
A Comparative Evaluation to Measure the Sagittal Condylar Guidance Values Between the Semiadjustable Articulators and Radiographic Images
By: Fahad H. Banasr - BDS, Ms, DSCD, Lana A. Shinawi - BDS, KSU, MSc, MCD, PhD (UCL), Ingy Said A. Soliman - BDS, MSc, Eman M. Al-Rafah - BDS, MSc, PhD, Zainab Abdelsalam - BDS, MSc, PhD
The purpose of this study was to compare the sagittal condylar guidance values clinically between arcon and non arcon semiadjustable articulators from Hanau type and panoramic readings. The clinical method of measuring the sagittal condylar guidance value was made using the same protrusive record made with edge to edge degree of protrusion through using a custom-made duralay acrylic resin jig for twenty complete dentate healthy subjects. The interocclusal protrusive records were transferred to the Hanau articulators to programming them. Digital Orthopantomographic (OPG) was taken for all the subjects and the condylar guidance values were recorded for right and left sides and tabulated. The results were subjected to statistical analysis with a significance level of p<0.05.The results showed statistically significant difference between the mean sagittal guidance values obtained from arcon and non arcon methods. Also there was no significant difference between the mean sagittal condylar guidance values obtained from arcon and panoramic tracing methods. A significant positive correlation existed in the sagittal congylar guidance mean values between arcon method and panoramic tracing on the right and left sides. The results of this study indicate that the sagittal condylar guidance values obtained from panoramic radiographic tracings may be of value as an aid in programming the condylar guidance in semiadjustable articulators to obtain clinically acceptable restorations.
Rare Report of Primary Talon and its Management
by: Ranvitha Priya Kodali - BDS, Sreekanth Kumar Mallineni - BDS, MDS, Mohammed Azher Mohiuddin - BDS, MDS, Radhika Kunduru - BDS
Talon cusp refers to a rare developmental dental anomaly characterized by a cusp-like structure projecting from the cingulum area or cement–enamel junction. This condition can occur in the maxillary and mandibular arches of the primary and permanent dentitions. Talon cusp commonly seen in lateral incisor affecting permanent dentition, whilst, central incisor in primary dentition. However, the primary talon was a rare finding and its management varies based on its presentation. The purpose of the present report was to describe a case of primary talon and its management.
The Role of Different Techniques to Enhance Periodontal Healing After Third Molar Surgery: A Review Article
Abdurrahman A. Al-Samman - BDS, MSc (OMFS)
Khudhair A. Abd - BDS, HDD (Perio)
Impacted third molar (M3) surgery result in periodontal complications on the distal surface of the adjacent second molar (M2). This study was conducted to review the effect of different techniques in terms of periodontal status of the preceding M2 after lower M3 surgery. The PubMed database was searched for the related studies with a minimum follow-up period of three months. The results revealed that bone substitutes and guided tissue regeneration technique show conflicting results, however, they may be valuable in high-risk group of patients. The effect flap design is uncertain. Platelet-rich plasma gel along with the curettage of the distal radicular surface of the M2 improves periodontal healing. Anchor suture might be a better technique to use to maintain healthy periodontium after M3 surgery.
Summarized & Presented by:
Mohammad Adnan Abu Khalifeh – BDS
Irrigation plays an indispensable role in removal of tissue remnants and debris from the complicated root canal system. This study compared the human pulp tissue dissolution by different concentrations of chlorine dioxide, calcium hypochlorite and sodium hypochlorite.
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Dr. Issa Bader
Dr. Issa S. Bader. Graduated from Terra-Santa College in 1990. He Got his BDS in 1995 from University of Jordan and the DUA from the Lebanese University in 2002. Was enrolled in the 2-years endodontic program/ Lebanese University but couldn’t finish the second year for personal reasons. Since 1996 he is running his private dental practice in Amman-Jordan. In 2005 he founded Smile Dental Journal along with Ms. Solange Sfeir and Dr. Ma’moon Salhab.