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Volume 17, Issue 2
December, 2022
Smile Dental Journal - Volume 17, Issue 2
  • Prosthodontics

    Immediate Complete Bimaxillary Dentures: an Affordable Solution to Preserve your Smile

    ABSTRACT
    Today’s uncertain economic climate coupled with a larger aging population has produced a surge in demand for immediate complete dentures. This treatment is both one of the most challenging and rewarding in removable prosthodontics. It aims on one side to satisfy esthetic and functional requirements and on the other side to ensure the biological and psychological integration of the prosthesis. To be able to fulfill these tasks, the immediate complete prosthesis must be the fruit of a careful and rigorous procedure.

    The aim of this case report was to expose the different clinical steps as well as the difficulties to be observed during the prosthetic rehabilitation.

    KEYWORDS
    Immediate Denture, Esthetics, Edentulous rehabilitation, Anterior teeth extraction, Surgical guide.

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  • Orthodontics

    The Perception of General Dental Practitioners and Pediatric Dentists about Orthodontic Knowledge and Proper Referral Patterns for Orthodontic Patients

    ABSTRACT
    Introduction: Referral to orthodontic clinics mostly comes from general dental practitioners and pediatric dentists. However, inappropriate referrals, in terms of missed early diagnosis of malocclusions or patients not ready for treatment lead to unbalanced orthodontic treatment care, where orthodontists are obliged to give long waiting lists.
    Objective of the study: The objective of this study was to: assess the orthodontic diagnostic skills perceived by general dental practitioners and pediatric dentists when referring patients for orthodontic dental care.
    Design of the study: A cross-sectional study.
    Sample setting & Inclusion Criteria: The study population consisted of all general dental practitioners and pediatric dentists in ministry of Health in Jordan and the study sample consisted of (171) physicians, a questionnaire was distributed to them online.
    Results: The respondents were 81.3% of them for (GDPs) and 18.7% for (PDs). The respondents’ genders was 76% Females and 24% Males. The respondents’ Ages was varied from about 38% for (35 – Less than 45), followed by 32.2% for (Less than 35) and 2.9% for 55 and more. The respondents’ perceptions were very close in terms of improving self-esteem, physical attractiveness and reducing teasing, (the P-values respectively=0.151, 0.286, 0.712). Also in terms of reducing caries and periodontal disease (the P-values respectively=0.991, 0.412). However, there was a difference in reference to TMD, and brushing teeth easier (P-value=0.058, 0.044). As for scoring the treatment needed for several malocclusions, there was generally an agreement between general dental practitioners and pediatric dentists. However, there was a high statistical difference for class I, II division1 & 2 (P-value=0.001, 0.046, 0.041), and in terms of spacing (P-value=0.019), where pediatric dentists showed a higher perceived treatment need than general practitioners in referring these type of malocclusions earlier.

    KEYWORDS
    Referrals, Treatment need, Pediatric dentists, General dental practitioners Referrals, Treatment need, Pediatric dentists, General dental practitioners.

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  • Restorative

    From Full Coverage to Partial Coverage… Tooth INTEGRITY Preserved!

    ABSTRACT
    Preserving tooth structure has been for long the concern of most dentists; a full coverage crown is often needed in severely destructed teeth which in fact lead to further destruction of tooth structure. With the development of minimal invasive dentistry and the urge to preserve rather than to consume, along with the development of new bonding systems, mechanically retained full coverage crowns can be replaced with partial coverage onlays and overlays which depends completely on adhesion. In this article we have a case report about both onlay and overlay.

    KEYWORDS
    Partial coverage restorations, Adhesion, Overlay, Immediate dentin sealing, biomimetic dentistry.

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