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Volume 10, Issue 3
September, 2015
Smile Dental Journal - Volume 10, Issue 3
  • Editorial - Ehab Heikal

    “Clinic Values”

    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.

    Values are what you believe in. Most people have a sense of what they believe. Even if they don’t realize it, they have a set of values that they live by. These can be referred to as personal values. Most chief executive officers (and dentists are CEOs as discussed before) also have a separate set of personal and business values that allows them to make business decisions. This section will focus on business values.

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  • Smile Message - Marc Bou Haidar

    Oral Cancer; The Role of GDPs

    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.

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  • Prosthodontics

    A Comparative Evaluation to Measure the Sagittal Condylar Guidance Values Between the Semiadjustable Articulators and Radiographic Images

    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.

    Protrusive interocclusal recording materials, Semiadjustable articulators, Protrusive condylar guidance, Panoramic radiograph.

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  • Pediatric Dentistry

    Rare Report of Primary Talon and its Management

    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.

    Talon cusp, Primary Dentition, Central Incisor.

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  • Periodontics

    The Role of Different Techniques to Enhance Periodontal Healing After Third Molar Surgery: A Review Article

    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.

    Periodontal healing, Third molar surgery, Bone substitute, Flap design, GTR, PRP.

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  • Two Minutes with Issa Bader

    Two Minutes with Issa Bader

    The idea of becoming a “micro-architecture engineer”

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