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Volume 10, Issue 4
December, 2015
Smile Dental Journal - Volume 10, Issue 4
  • Editorial - Issa Bader

    Our Patient’s First Visit… What to Expect and How to Succeed?

    The first appointment is surely the one that will decide and govern the way your patients look at you, and will also help you in deciding your treatment and time plan for each patient... There are no rules that you can always follow for everybody... Think about each patient as a unique case and set the rules accordingly.

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  • Smile Message - Elias Mouannes

    SMILE... you’re a Dentist

    Dentistry ranked No 3 job in 2014 by US news and world report, has recently been ranked No 1 job in 2015 by the same source.

    The improvement of this profession due its development to many factors going from the longer-living population demands for beautiful teeth and healthy oral cavity getting to the updates of the dental care methods enriching dentists’ knowledge and solutions.

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  • Endodontics

    Non-Surgical Repair of a Cervical Resorptive Defect Utilizing a Fast Set Self Curing Bioceramic Root Repair Material

    This paper describes the conservative treatment of a cervical root resorption defect with premixed bioceramic putty. The patient presented with a sinus tract associated with a cervical resorptive defect. Usually these lesions are treated with an external approach that results in destruction of the marginal attachment. After disinfection, a new pre – mixed bioceramic material that does not discolor was used internally to seal the defect. Follow up shows that the sinus tract is not present and that there is bone fill in adjacent to the bioceramic material. Clinically the tooth has maintained its natural color.

    Cervical root resorption, Treatment, Repair, Pre –mixed bioceramic.

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  • Maxillofacial

    Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment of Head and Neck Haemangioma: A Retrospective Study and Literature Review

    Hemangiomas are lesions that are not present at birth. They manifest within the first month of life, exhibit a rapid proliferative phase, and slowly involute to near complete resolution. Hemangiomas exhibit both a proliferating phase and an involution phase, whereas vascular malformations are more stable and fail to regress.

    Patients and methods: The retrospective study was done on ninety patients with hemangiomas, eighty patients treated with intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injection at age 6 years to 45 years and ten patients who were treated surgically considered as a control group at al-sadder teaching hospital –Al Najaf and department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Kufa, college of dentistry 2007 to 2014.

    Results: Examined group eighty patients with hemangiomas were treated with intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injection thirty six cases were male and forty four cases were female. our results revealed that (10-19) years was most common age group with heamangiomas twenty cases and revealed that females were most common than males forty four cases which were complaint heamangiomas.

    Discussion: our results revealed that (10-19) years was most common age group with heamangioma twenty cases (25%) and revealed that females was most common than males forty four cases (55%) which was in agreement with Zheng Jia-wei et al. 2008 reported that females are affected more often than males and in agreement with Steven Brett Sloan et al. 2012, they reported that Heamangioma are approximately 3-5 times more common in females than in males.

    Conclusions: The treatment of heamangioma is dependent on stages of growth, primary site, size and depth of heamangioma. Each treatment option has limited therapeutic benefit with its own side-effect profile and risks. There is no gold-standard treatment applicable to all patients.

    Surgical and Intralesional injection therapy of heamangioma.

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  • Product Review - Easy Stock-in software

    Introduction to an Inventory; Order and Traceability Management Software

    All dental clinics are facing the same issues related to items orders, traceability, inventory, real time evaluation of the inventory, expire dates management, price of same items sold by different distributors, medico-legal constraints, consumption evaluation of all Items or of some dedicated items, export of payment details to accountancy… etc.

    An excel file or an accountancy program are by far not enough to answer all these issues. Easy Stock-in has been designed to simplify this management in real time.

    This paper is a short introduction to Easy Stock-in software.

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  • Product Review - Crosstex

    Jump Into Compliance with Dental Unit Waterlines

    Spanning more than a century, dentistry has been on a quest for best practices of infection control with dental unit waterline (DUWL) cleaning and maintenance. Exposure to poor water quality can pose a health risk for patients during treatment as well as clinicians resulting from aerosol exposures. Noted most recently, in 2011 was the fatal case of an 82-year-old otherwise healthy woman who developed Legionnaire’s disease after a dental visit.1 The goal of effective dental waterline treatment is to reduce the number of microorganisms present in the water, thereby helping to break the chain of infection.

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  • Two Minutes with Ehab Heikal

    Two Minutes with Ehab Heikal

    After school, I interviewed a dentist and a physician, both recommended Dentistry

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