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Ação Odonto     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Odontológica Colombiana     Open Access  
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Odontologica Turcica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualités Odonto-Stomatologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Dental Research     Hybrid Journal  
Angle Orthodontist     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Periodontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
APOS Trends in Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Endodontic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Avances en Odontoestomatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Avicenna Journal of Dental Research     Open Access  
Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Dental Research & Education     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Brazilian Dental Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brazilian Dental Science     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Oral Research     Open Access  
British Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin du Groupement International pour la Recherche Scientifique en Stomatologie et Odontologie     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene     Full-text available via subscription  
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
City Dental College Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clínica e Pesquisa em Odontologia - UNITAU     Open Access  
Clinical Advances in Periodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Clinical and Experimental Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical and Laboratorial Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clinical Oral Implants Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Oral Investigations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Critical Reviews in Oral Biology Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Oral Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Dental Abstracts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Dental Cadmos     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Dental Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Dental Forum     Open Access  
Dental Hypotheses     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)     Open Access  
Dental Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dental Protection Annual Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dental Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Dental Traumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Dentistry     Open Access  
Dentistry 3000     Open Access  
Dentistry and Medical Research     Open Access  
Dentistry Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dentomaxillofacial Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Der Freie Zahnarzt     Hybrid Journal  
der junge zahnarzt     Hybrid Journal  
Die Quintessenz     Full-text available via subscription  
Disease-a-Month     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Droit et Médecine Bucco-Dentaire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ENDO     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Endodontic Topics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Endodontie     Full-text available via subscription  
European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Dentistry and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of General Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Oral Implantology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Oral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Prosthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Evidence-Based Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Faculty Dental Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Forum Ortodontyczne     Open Access  
Future Dental Journal     Open Access  
Giornale Italiano di Endodonzia     Open Access  
Implant Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Implantologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Oral Health and Research     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informationen aus Orthodontie & Kieferorthopädie     Hybrid Journal  
International Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Endodontic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Computerized Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dental Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dental Science and Research     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Implant Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Odontostomatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Oral Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Oral Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Prosthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Stomatological Research     Open Access  
International Orthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Japanese Dental Science Review     Open Access  
Journal of Adhesive Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Applied Oral Science     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical Periodontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Conservative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Craniomandibular Function     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dental and Allied Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Dental Biomaterials     Open Access  
Journal of Dental Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dental Implants     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Dental Lasers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Dental Research and Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dentistry for Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dentistry Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of Dentofacial Anomalies and Orthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Education and Ethics in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Endodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Indian Academy of Dental Specialist Researchers     Open Access  
Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society     Open Access  
Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology     Open Access  
Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Isfahan Dental School     Open Access  
Journal of Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry     Open Access  
Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Oral Biosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Oral Health and Oral Epidemiology     Open Access  
Journal of Oral Implantology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Oral Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Oral Research     Open Access  
Journal of Oral Research and Review     Open Access  
Journal of Orthodontic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Orthodontic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Periodontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section)     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public Health Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Restorative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Stomatology (Czasopismo Stomatologiczne)     Open Access  
Journal of the American Dental Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the International Clinical Dental Research Organization     Open Access  
Journal of Theory and Practice of Dental Public Health     Open Access  
Kieferorthopädie     Full-text available via subscription  
King Saud University Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
L'Orthodontie Française     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Médecine Buccale Chirurgie Buccale     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Medicina Oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal     Open Access  
Nigerian Dental Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nowa Stomatologia     Open Access  
Odontoestomatología     Open Access  
Odontología     Open Access  
Odontology     Hybrid Journal  
Odovtos - International Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine     Open Access  
Open Journal of Implant Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Operative Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Oral Biology and Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Oral Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Orthodontic Journal of Nepal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Orthodontic Waves     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Parodontologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Pediatric Dental Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Pediatric Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Periodontology 2000     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clinica Integrada     Open Access  
Pesquisa Odontológica Brasileira     Open Access  
Prevenzione & Assistenza Dentale     Full-text available via subscription  
Primary Dental Journal     Full-text available via subscription  

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Journal Cover Saudi Dental Journal
  [SJR: 0.138]   [H-I: 4]   [3 followers]  Follow
    
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  • Measuring Dental Students Preference: a Comparison of Light Microscopy
           versus Virtual Microscopy as Teaching Tools in Oral Histology and
           Pathology

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 June 2016
      Source:The Saudi Dental Journal
      Author(s): Ohoud Alotaibi, Dalal ALQahtani
      Objectives Light microscopy used to be the traditional modality of teaching histology and pathology disciplines. Recent advances and innovations in the information technology field have revolutionized the use of hard- and software in medical education. An example of such an innovation is the so-called virtual microscopy. Many schools have started to adopt virtual microscopy as a new method aimed at enhancing student learning. Nonetheless, few reports have described the experiences of introducing virtual microscopy in dental education. We conducted this study to evaluate student perceptions of virtual microscopy use. Materials and Methods A survey of 9 items with a five-point Likert scale was designed to assess student perceptions of different aspects of virtual microscopy use compared with light microscopy. Eighty-seven 2nd year dental students answered the survey for a response rate of 80%. Results The majority of the students (85.1%) reported positive feedback for the use of virtual slides as a method of learning. Students reported significantly higher scores in virtual microscopy compared with light microscopy (t test: t 86=9.832, P<0.0001); however, a few students reported some technical difficulties when using computers to view the virtual slides. Conclusions Although light microscopy is the classical tool of teaching histology and pathology, virtual microscopy is a highly preferred substitute. We believe that virtual microscopy is a valuable teaching tool that enhances student educational experiences.


      PubDate: 2016-06-18T18:30:45Z
       
  • The range of diagnoses for oral soft-tissue biopsies of geriatric patients
           in a Saudi Arabian teaching hospital

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 April 2016
      Source:The Saudi Dental Journal
      Author(s): Ahmed Qannam, Ibrahim O. Bello
      Introduction The increased life expectancy being observed worldwide necessitates careful planning for future geriatric oral health care needs, which should be based on epidemiologic surveys to identify these needs. We aimed to survey the range of lesions diagnosed in soft-tissue biopsies of patients over age 60 over a 30-year period in a Saudi Arabian teaching hospital. Methods The histopathology records of geriatric patients with complete demographic data who were diagnosed between 1984 and 2013 at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University, were reviewed. The lesions were then classified into eight broad categories. Associations between variables were evaluated using Pearson’s Chi square test. Results There were 231 soft-tissue biopsies obtained from geriatric patients whose complete records were available. The male to female ratio was 1.1:1, and the mean age was 66.7years. Most lesions (69%) occurred in patents aged 60–69years. Although reactive lesions were generally the most common, the most common lesions were squamous cell carcinoma and fibroma. Lesions were most commonly located on the buccal mucosa and the alveolar ridge/gingivae. Conclusions The range of lesions seen in Saudi geriatric patients were similar to those reported for other parts of the world, although the lesions were more similar to those reported from developing countries. The very high rate of oral cancer, however, is expected to take the majority of the resources allocated to geriatric oral health care, except if a strong, population-based prevention program is initiated immediately.


      PubDate: 2016-06-16T18:10:19Z
       
  • Micro CT Evaluation of Bone regenerative capacity in rats claverial bone
           defect using platelet rich fibrin with and without beta tri calcium
           phosphate bone graft material

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 May 2016
      Source:The Saudi Dental Journal
      Author(s): Walid Ahmed Abdullah
      Aim To compare bone regeneration in noncritical rat calvarial bone defects filled with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), alone or combined with beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP), by using histological and micro-computed tomographic evaluation. Patients and methods Two calvarial bone defects were created in each of 45 male Sprague–Dawley rats (age: 20–22 weeks, weight: 350–450 g), by using a dental trephine with an external diameter of 3 mm. The 90 defects were randomly allocated among three groups, each containing 30 unilateral defects in a total of 30 rats. Defects in the control group were allowed to heal spontaneously. Defects in the PRF group received PRF alone. Defects in the PRF/β-TCP group received PRF mixed with β-TCP. Nine animals (three per group) were killed after 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 postoperative weeks, and 18 calvarial defects from each period were analyzed. Results were compared by one-way Analysis of Variance with the post hoc Least Significant Difference test. Results The volume and mineral density of bone formed in the control group were significantly different from those of the other two groups. Greater bone regeneration was observed in defects receiving PRF with β-TCP compared to defects receiving PRF alone in the first 2 weeks (P < 0.001). However, differences in the volume and density of newly formed bone between the PRF and PRF/β-TCP groups were not significant at 3, 4, and 6 postoperative weeks (P > 0.005). Conclusion The addition of β-TCP to PRF significantly improved bone regeneration in the first 2 weeks after surgery. Although the differences between results with and without the addition of β-TCP to PRF were statistically insignificant from weeks 3 through 6, it was nevertheless apparent that the group receiving the combination showed better results. We suggest a synergistic mechanism for this effect.


      PubDate: 2016-06-16T18:10:19Z
       
  • A 22year comparison survey of dental knowledge in Al-Jubail antenatal
           clinic population

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 April 2016
      Source:The Saudi Dental Journal
      Author(s): Mansour K. Assery
      Objective To analyze and compare dental knowledge between two generations of pregnant women attending the same antenatal clinic in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Methods A cross sectional self administered questionnaire was conducted among 252 pregnant women in three different antenatal clinics. Data were analyzed using SPSS (v. 21), p value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results Most surveyed women were knowledgeable about dental health issues, although a large percentage did not visit dental clinics regularly during pregnancy. Results showed a decline in dental knowledge, compared with data collected 22years ago. Pregnant women participating in the current survey had more dental problems and underwent more dental procedures than did those participating in the previous survey. Conclusions Results of this study show a decline in dental knowledge and oral health in pregnant women of the current generation, compared with those of the previous generation. Antenatal clinics should educate pregnant women more about the relationship between good oral and fetal health.


      PubDate: 2016-06-16T18:10:19Z
       
  • A randomized control trial comparing the visual and verbal communication
           methods for reducing fear and anxiety during tooth extraction

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 May 2016
      Source:The Saudi Dental Journal
      Author(s): Giath Gazal, Ahmed W. Tola, Wamiq M. Fareed, Ahmad A. Alnazzawi, Muhammad S. Zafar
      Purpose To evaluate the value of using the visual information for reducing the level of dental fear and anxiety in patients undergoing teeth extraction under LA. Methods A total of 64 patients were indiscriminately allotted to solitary of the study groups following reading the information sheet and signing the formal consent. If patient was in the control group, only verbal information and routine warnings were provided. If patient was in the study group, tooth extraction video was showed. The level of dental fear and anxiety was detailed by the patients on customary 100mm visual analog scales (VAS), with “no dental fear and anxiety” (0mm) and “severe dental distress and unease” (100mm). Evaluation of dental apprehension and fretfulness was made pre-operatively, following visual/verbal information and post-extraction. Results There was a substantial variance among the mean dental fear and anxiety scores for both groups post-extraction (p-value<0.05). Patients in tooth extraction video group were more comfortable after dental extraction than verbal information and routine warning group. For tooth extraction video group there were major decreases in dental distress and anxiety scores between the pre-operative and either post video information scores or postoperative scores (p-values<0.05). Younger patients recorded higher dental fear and anxiety scores than older ones (P <0.05). Conclusion Dental fear and anxiety associated with dental extractions under local anesthesia can be reduced by showing a tooth extraction video to the patients preoperatively.


      PubDate: 2016-06-16T18:10:19Z
       
  • Experimentation and correlates of electronic nicotine delivery system
           (electronic cigarettes) among university students – A cross
           sectional study

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 May 2016
      Source:The Saudi Dental Journal
      Author(s): K.H. Awan
      Objective E-cigarettes are becoming popular among youth as safe nicotine delivery systems. Many have expressed concern, however, that e-cigarettes may serve as a gateway to future smoking, given their low perceived risk, or that their use may prevent regular smokers from quitting by maintaining their nicotine addiction. The aim of this study was to assess experimentation with and correlates of e-cigarette use among university students. Material and methods A cross-sectional study was carried out among 480 university students from four faculties at a university in Riyadh in August–October 2014. A modified version of the World Health Organization’s Global Adult Tobacco Survey was used, and multinomial logistic regression was carried out to assess correlations with e-cigarette variables in the whole study sample and among smokers. Results Almost all students, including the majority of ex-smokers (96.3%) and smokers (94.4%), reported having heard about e-cigarettes. In addition, about one-quarter of the sample (54.2% of smokers, 24.7% of ex-smokers, 6% of never smokers) had experimented with e-cigarettes at least once during their lifetime. Curiosity and peer influence were reported as the main reasons for the use of e-cigarettes. Factors found to be correlated significantly with e-cigarette use were male gender, being a traditional cigarette smoker, having friends who have tried e-cigarettes, and having a strong belief that e-cigarettes could aid smoking cessation. Conclusion E-cigarettes are popular among Saudi youth, especially among smokers and ex-smokers. Well-designed health education programs and regulatory interventions are required to address this issue.


      PubDate: 2016-06-16T18:10:19Z
       
  • Children’s Ages and Reasons for Receiving their First Dental Visit
           in a Saudi Community

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 May 2016
      Source:The Saudi Dental Journal
      Author(s): Ebtissam Z. Murshid
      Objective Epidemiological studies conducted in different parts of the world have revealed the postponement of first dental visits and an increased prevalence of early childhood caries in general populations in developed and developing countries. This study aimed to assess the average age of and most common reasons for first dental visits in children attending governmental and private dental clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Subjects and methods Data were collected retrospectively from the dental records of children visiting dental clinics for the first time. Results Initial dental visitation occurred at 1–3 years in 32.2% of children, 3–5 years in 52.9% of children, at >5 years in 14% of children. Pain was the dominant reason (71.5%) for first dental visits. Dental check-up was the main reason for 27.3% of dental visits, and fluoride application was the main reason for 20.5% of visits. Emergency cases accounted for 44.7% of first dental visits during the study period. Most (68%) children were medically fit, and 67.2% behaved positively during their first dental procedures. Conclusions Parental compliance with the standard age for initial dental visitation recommended by the major dental academies is lacking. The most common age of first dental visitation was 3–5 years, and pain was the dominant reason for these visits.


      PubDate: 2016-06-16T18:10:19Z
       
  • Association between Anterior Alveolar Dimensions and Vertical Facial
           Pattern among Saudi Adults

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 February 2016
      Source:The Saudi Dental Journal
      Author(s): Adel M. Al-Hadlaq
      Objective To establish the anterior alveolar dimensions among a sample of Saudi subjects with different vertical facial heights. Materials and methods Lateral cephalometric radiographs of 63 Saudi subjects (30 males and 33 females) were included in this retrospective study. The sample was divided into high angle (SN-MP ⩾ 39°), low angle (SN-MP ⩽ 28°) and average angle (30° < SN-MP < 37°) groups. The anteroposterior and vertical dimensions of the alveolus surrounding the root apex of upper and lower incisors were calculated. Results The anterior alveolar dimensions exhibited significant differences (p<0.05) between the different vertical facial height groups. The males and females demonstrated significant differences (p<0.05) in the anterior alveolar dimensions for the same vertical jaw relationship. Conclusions Both gender and the vertical jaw relationship can be factors for different height and thickness of the anterior alveolus. Clinicians must be aware of differences in the anterior alveolar dimensions for safe and sound orthodontic tooth movement.


      PubDate: 2016-02-11T20:58:26Z
       
  • Neurogenic Tumors and Tumor-like Lesions of the Oral and Maxillofacial
           Region: a Clinicopathological Study

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 February 2016
      Source:The Saudi Dental Journal
      Author(s): Ohoud Alotaibi, Manal Al Sheddi
      Objective Oral and maxillofacial lesions of neural origin are rare soft tissue neoplasms. The aim of the present study is to review the epidemiological data of oral and maxillofacial neurogenic lesions submitted for diagnosis to our laboratory over a 31-year period (August 1984- March 2015). Materials and Methods The available formalin-fixed embedded specimens, Hematoxylin and Eosin slides, demographic and clinical data were retrieved. Results Thirty-one cases were included in this study, representing 0.6% of the 5161 biopsies submitted. Most of the diagnosed cases 11 (35.5%) were traumatic neuromas. The other cases included 2 (6.5%) solitary circumscribed neuromas, 2 (6.5%) melanotic neuroectodermal tumors of infancy, 2 (6.5%) Schwannomas, 5 (16.1%) granular cell tumors, and 9 (29%) neurofibromas. The patients’ ages ranged from 5 months to 78 years. Among these cases, 16 were males (51.61%) and 15 were females (48.38%). Conclusion This analysis showed that neural lesions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region were rare and mostly benign in nature. Such lesions should be carefully diagnosed because of their association with life-threatening syndromes and the possibility of malignant transformation.


      PubDate: 2016-02-11T20:58:26Z
       
 
 
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