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Volume 15, Issue 1
April, 2020
Smile Dental Journal - Volume 15, Issue 1
  • Editorial; Kamis Gaballah

    Can Coronavirus knock down the Dentistry’s Crown?

    The global pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents an unprecedented challenge to the health sector. The epidemics of COVID19 started in Wuhan, China, last December and have become a significant public health burden for not only China but also around the world. At the end of January 2020, the World Health Organization announced that this outbreak had constituted a public health emergency of international concern before being declared as a pandemic in March after the spread of the disease in more than 160 countries.

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  • Smile Message; Elham Hazeim Abdulkareem

    Novel Coronavirus: Preparedness and Actions in Dental Work

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), viruses belonging to the coronavirus family may cause illness in humans and animals such as camels, cats, and bats. Coronaviruses are RNA viruses that cause respiratory, enteric, hepatic, and neurologic diseases. Zhu et al., 2019 identified and characterized the 2019-nCoV. They showed that the viral genome is 75% to 80% identical to the SARS-CoV and even more closely related to several coronaviruses identified in bats. Coronaviruses are zoonotic in origin and have been linked to fatal illness.

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  • Esthetics

    Esthetic Rehabilitation with Lingual and Facial Veneers after Orthodontic Treatment; Clinical and Technical Diagnostic Esthetic Approach

    In the present scenario, the people’s esthetic requirements and expectations have increased substantially.
    Hence, the dentists are faced with ever increasing demands to provide their patients with highly esthetic, durable tooth-colored restorations while maintaining a conservative approach to tooth reduction.

    Over the past 25 years, porcelain veneers can be used for changing the shape or color of the teeth, aligning the teeth, and replacing a pre-existing composite veneer for better esthetics.

    Patients seek such restorations for a variety of reasons ranging from a minor diastema to a complex malocclusion.
    Although many patients choose this treatment purely for cosmetic purposes, the dentist should aim at both functional and esthetic purposes.

    Therefore, dentists should perform a complete examination of the patient before selecting and planning treatment.
    For optimum results, unaesthetic treatment plan must take into account whether orthodontic movements will enhance the success or stability of the definitive restorations.

    The combining procedures such as orthodontics and porcelain veneers provide conservative, predictable, esthetic, and functional results.

    Thus, the aim of this study case was to emphasize the importance of orthodontic treatment in improving esthetic results obtained by porcelain veneers prior to their placement.1

    Orthodontics, Veneer, Esthetics, Individual Shape.

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  • Dental Management

    The Opportunities of Health Information Systems to Develop Jordanian Health Care

    The research aimed to identify the efficiency of Health information Systems in Jordanian hospitals, and identify the opportunities that Health information Systems provided to develop Jordanian health care. This study based on quantitative method depending on questionnaire that were distributed on a sample consists of (278) administrators in the Jordanian hospitals (Specialized Hospital & Al-Bashir Hospital).

    The results show that Health Information system applied efficiently Jordanian Hospital administapitals. The results show that there is significant relationship between Health Information System and develop Jordanian health care. The study recommends the leaders of the hospitals to employ Health Information system in developing the service in hospitals by finding better ways to keep up with the international standards in quality of service in hospitals by directing health information systems to the quality of work and the speed of implementation.

    Health information system, Health Care, Continuous improvement, Hospital administration, Medical error.

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  • Product Review

    Smile rehabilitation with lithium disilicate veneers: a case report

    There is an increasing demand of patients for a beautiful smile, combining perfect teeth alignment to a natural shade. Different materials and techniques are available on the market, but in terms of longevity and patient satisfaction, the results are not similar. When compared to indirect porcelain veneers, direct composite veneers, and prefabricated veneers, showed a lower survival rate, with several shortcomings and high risk failures such as veneers debonding and overcontouring.1

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  • Product Review

    Challenges and treatment of the different levels of MIH


    How do you currently diagnose molar incisional hypomineralization (MIH) in your practice? What are typical features of MIH?
    Dr. Nina Zeitler: It is currently a purely clinical diagnosis. For us, practically, MIH is divided into:
    • a mild form: a sharply defined opaque-whitish to brownish colour change,
    • a medium form: colour change with minor breakdown,
    • the severe forms: with strong and dark colour changes and some accompanied by massive loss of hard substance (post-eruptive breakdown). Sometimes these teeth are no longer present.

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