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Ação Odonto     Open Access  
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Odontologica Turcica     Open Access  
Acta Stomatologica Marisiensis Journal     Open Access  
Actas Odontológicas     Open Access  
Advances in Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery     Open Access  
AJO-DO Clinical Companion : An International Journal Dedicated to Excellence in Clinical Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aktuel Nordisk Odontologi     Full-text available via subscription  
Al-Rafidain Dental Journal     Open Access  
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: 3)
APOS Trends in Orthodontics     Open Access  
Atatürk Üniversitesi Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Orthodontic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Endodontic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Avances en Odontoestomatologia     Open Access  
Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Avicenna Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BDJ Open     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biomaterial Investigations in Dentistry     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Caries Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Caspian Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
CES Odontología     Open Access  
Chiang Mai Dental Journal     Open Access  
Ciencia Odontológica     Open Access  
City Dental College Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Clinical Advances in Periodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Clinical and Experimental Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical and Laboratorial Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Dentistry Reviewed     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Oral Implants Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Clinical Oral Investigations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Reviews in Oral Biology Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cumhuriyet Dental Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Oral Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Dental Abstracts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Dental Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Dental Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dental Hypotheses     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dental Journal of Advance Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dental Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Dental Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Dental Traumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Dental Update     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dentistry 3000     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dentistry and Medical Research     Open Access  
Dentistry Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Dentistry Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Dentomaxillofacial Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Der Freie Zahnarzt     Hybrid Journal  
der junge zahnarzt     Hybrid Journal  
Die Quintessenz     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Disease-a-Month     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
ENDO     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Endodontic Topics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Endodontie     Full-text available via subscription  
Endodontology     Open Access  
European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Dental Research and Biomaterials Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Dental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Dentistry and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 6)
European Journal of Oral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Research in Dentistry     Open Access  
Evidence-Based Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Faculty Dental Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Future Dental Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Giornale Italiano di Endodonzia     Open Access  
Implantologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
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  
Informationen aus Orthodontie & Kieferorthopädie     Hybrid Journal  
Insisiva Dental Journal     Open Access  
International Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Endodontic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Community Dentistry     Open Access  
International Journal of Computerized Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Contemporary Dental and Medical Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dental Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dental Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Forensic Odontology     Open Access  
International Journal of Growth Factors and Stem Cells in Dentistry     Open Access  
International Journal of Implant Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Odontostomatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Oral Care and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Oral Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Oral Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Orofacial Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Orofacial Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Orthodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Pedodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Preventive and Clinical Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Prosthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Stomatological Research     Open Access  
International Orthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Japanese Dental Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JDR Clinical & Translational Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Academy of Dental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Adhesive Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Advanced Oral Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Applied Oral Science     Open Access  
Journal of Baghdad College of Dentistry     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical Periodontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Conservative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Craniomandibular Function     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dental and Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dental Implants     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Dental Lasers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dental Problems and Solutions     Open Access  
Journal of Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Dental Research and Review     Open Access  
Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Dentistry Defense Section     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Dentistry for Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dentistry Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Dentofacial Anomalies and Orthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Education and Ethics in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Endodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology     Open Access  
Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal Of International Dental And Medical Research     Open Access  
Journal of International Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Nepalese Association of Pediatric Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Nepalese Prosthodontic Society (JNPS)     Open Access  
Journal of Nepalese Society of Periodontology and Oral Implantology     Open Access  
Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Oral Biology     Open Access  
Journal of Oral Biosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Oral Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Oral Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Oral Research and Review     Open Access  
Journal of Orthodontic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Periodontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section)     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Primary Care Dentistry and Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public Health Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Restorative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Journal Of Syiah Kuala Dentistry Society     Open Access  
Journal of the American Dental Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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 the World Federation of Orthodontists     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Veterinary Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Kesehatan Gigi     Open Access  
Kieferorthopädie     Full-text available via subscription  
Kiru : Revista de la Facultad de Odontología - Universidad de San Martín de Porres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lasers in Dental Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Médecine Buccale Chirurgie Buccale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Medicina Oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • Association of sella turcica bridging and morphologic characteristics with
           palatally impacted canine in lateral cephalograms

    • Authors: Nikoo Ghasemi, Soraya Akhoondi, Zohre Reyhani, Nima Motamed, Azin Nourian
      Abstract: Introduction: Researchers have been interested in the relationship between sella turcica bridging and various dental anomalies. This study investigates the association of sella turcica bridging and morphologic characteristics with the palatally impacted canine tooth.Materials and Methods:  Orthodontic records with high-quality lateral cephalometric and panoramic images were chosen. The study comprised 30 patients with palatally impacted canines (17 females and 13 males) and 30 controls with erupted canines (15 males and 15 females). The measurements were performed using the SCANORA 5.2.6 software. Further, the relevant data was collected and analyzed using SPSS software version 22. Descriptive statistical analysis was used to investigate data after their validation, with t-tests and chi-square tests to compare the two groups. The regression test was used to lessen the effects of confounding variables.Results: In the study group, 5 patients had type III sella turcica bridging, whereas 2 patients in the control group had type III sella turcica bridging. Results showed a statistically significant difference between the two groups (P-value=0.017). In the study group, the interclinoid distance and canine tooth angle were significantly lower than the control group (P-value=0.001, P-value=0.001). However, there were no significant differences in the depth and anterior-posterior diameter of sella turcica between the two groups (P-value=0.543, P-value=0.766). In terms of age (P-value = 0.400) and gender (P-value = 0.605), there was no significant difference between the two groups.Conclusions: The palatally canine impaction may be associated with the bridging of the sella turcica. Therefore, sella turcica bridging can be used as a diagnostic parameter for palatally canine impaction.
      PubDate: 2022-06-21
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.254
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Hypertrichosis associated with genetic conditions with head and neck
           alterations

    • Authors: Mirelle Estéfane de Oliveira Caixeta, Caroline Rodrigues Dias, Rafael Martins Afonso Pereira, Thiago de Amorim Carvalho, Ivania Aparecida Pimenta Santos Silva, Rodrigo Soares de Andrade
      Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Hypertrichosis is a rare disorder in which there is an exaggerated growth of body hair in places that are not necessarily androgen-dependent, a particular feature of hirsutism. Its etiology is still questionable, with an increased incidence when associated with syndromes. This genetic association leads to numerous significant systemic and craniofacial changes, which should be recognized and considered by the dentist.OBJECTIVE: To assess, in databases, the presence of congenital hypertrichosis associated with genetic syndromes and conditions affecting the head and neck.METHODS: The search was conducted in PubMed-NCBI databases; genetic conditions along with their characteristics were available in Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) and in Protein®.RESULTS: The analysis was performed on 63 articles and all diseases were considered as rare. In the syndromes, prevalence of autosomal dominant inheritance was observed in 48.64%, followed by autosomal recessive in 45.9%, 1 X-linked recessive case, and 1 arising from defective mitochondrial energy generation. Among the 63 genetic conditions, 44 showed neurodevelopmental changes. Besides the craniofacial involvement itself, there is a high prevalence of alterations of the oral structures involving 47 of all conditions, including mainly dental abnormalities, palatal and gingival changes.CONCLUSION: The association of hypertrichosis with genetic components is strongly associated with major craniofacial changes. Therefore, the knowledge of the dental surgeon about the conditions that can affect the oral cavity is impressive because it is related to a correct treatment and better quality of life for the patient.
      PubDate: 2022-06-14
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.237
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • A Study on Patient Behaviors Towards Dental Visits and Oral Health during
           COVID-19 Outbreak

    • Authors: Marriam Mahmood
      Abstract: Background              Investigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on oral health and patient attitudes towards a dental visit is essential to improving access to oral health care during the pandemic. This calls for studying the chief patient fears, preferences and future intentions related to dental visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.MethodsA web-based survey was administered to the public within the US in December 2020. The participants (N=502) answered questions about their oral health, trust level for dental offices, chief concerns and preferences related to dental visits during the COVID-19 outbreak. We used descriptive statistics (e.g., Chi-square, Shapiro-Wilk, Kruskall-Wallis and Wilcoxon Signed Rank tests) to find if demographics, oral health history or social behaviors were associated with the relevant patient attitudes.   ResultsWhen queried about COVID-19’s impact on oral health, 62.5% respondents reported a minimal impact, 7.2% a positive impact, and 30.3% a negative impact. There were statistically significant differences in responses based on respondents’ ethnicity (N=502, P=.033) and dental visit history during the pandemic (N=502, P=.008).The public trust rating for COVID-19-related precautions was more favorable towards the medical offices than the dental offices (N=502, P<.001). The majority considered contracting COVID-19 from the other patients in the dental office waiting area (60.4%), the dentist/hygienist/dental assistants (54.2%), and the aerosols (50.8%) as their chief concerns. 20.1% respondents preferred no other patient, 25.1% only one more patient, and 31.1% up to three more patients in the waiting area during a dental visit.ConclusionsThe reported impact of COVID-19 on self-perceived oral health was modest for most respondents. Patients’ chief concerns for a dental visit include contracting COVID-19 infection from other patients, dentists, and aerosols in the operatory. It may be beneficial if dental practices avoid scheduling multiple patients in the waiting area to improve access to oral health care.
      PubDate: 2022-06-07
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.183
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Effect of aloe vera hydrogel on the scarring and healing of free gingival
           graft: Randomized controlled trial

    • Authors: Walaa Alawad, Majed Othman, Jameela Hsaian, Laith Alsabek
      Abstract: Objective: Several studies have used aloe vera hydrogel to enhance various tissues regeneration to reduce scar formation in wounds. This study aimed to prepare a hydrogel specified for the oral cavity and observe scar formation and healing of free gingival graft after its application compared with the natural healing and scaring of the graft without any material.Design: This study is a randomized controlled clinical trial that included 22 patients with a width of attached gingiva less than 2 mm. after preparing the aloe vera hydrogel and completing the laboratory stage, the hydrogel was randomly applied for 11 patients after the free gingival graft procedure while the other 11 patients did not use any material after the same surgery. Landry’s scale was used to assess the healing index, scarring was evaluated using Mucosal Scarring Index.Results: The healing index was higher in the intervention group with a statistical difference P<0.05 than the control group after three weeks. Moreover, Scar formation in the intervention group was less in the intervention group with a significant difference P<0.05 after 1,2,3,6 months.Conclusion: Within the limitations of our study, the aloe vera hydrogel can be considered as a good topical treatment after oral surgery due to its ability to reduce scar formation and speeding up the healing in the receiving area in free gingival graft procedures.  
      PubDate: 2022-05-13
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.225
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Alveolar ridge augmentation in mandible by use the modified distractor.

    • Authors: Feras Sulaiman, Issam Alkhouri, Maher Al-assaf
      Abstract: Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the horizontal and the vertical alveolar distraction osteogenesis using modified alveolar distractor.Study design: The sample consisted of 7 patients presenting horizontally and vertically deficient edentulous ridges were treated by distraction osteogenesis with a modified Alveolar distractor. The surgical procedure was carried out with the patient under local anesthesia. After the osteotomy was performed with pizosurgery, the distractor was placed on the segmental bone over the gingiva for 3 months. The rate of distraction was 0.5 mm/twice a day.Results: The mean of horizontal alveolar before using the distractor was 4.70 mm (SD 0.31 mm) The mean of horizontal alveolar after using the distractor was 8.30 mm (Sd 0.59 mm). The mean of actual gain in bone horizontal at the end of the distraction period was 3.58 mm (SD 0.15 mm). The mean of height alveolar before using the distractor was 6.67 mm (SD 0.46 mm) The mean of height alveolar after using the distractor was 12.59 mm (SD 0.52 mm). The mean of actual gain in bone height at the end of the distraction period was 5.92 mm (SD 0.25 mm).Conclusion: It was concluded that the modified alveolar distractor seems to be an effective to treat horizontal and vertical alveolar ridge deficiencies, and distraction osteogenesis can be considered a safe and effective procedure for gaining bone in the horizontal and the vertical dimension of the alveolar.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.216
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • The Effect of Using an Educational Poster on Mothers’ Knowledge of
           Emergency Management of Dental Avulsion

    • Authors: Seyedeh Hediyeh Daneshvar, Melika Khaef
      Abstract: Introduction: Mothers are commonly the first ones who encounter the dental avulsion in children. High knowledge of them could greatly affect the success rate of treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of educational poster on the mother’s knowledge about management of dental avulsion.Materials and Methods: This study was conducted at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences from November 2020 to February 2021. After obtaining the informed consent, a questionnaire containing the mothers’ socio-demographic information and 8 questions regarding knowledge about dental avulsion was responded alone by 262 mothers (131 in the study group and 131 in control group) before educational poster presentation in the study group. After three months, the participants of both groups were re-evaluated using the same questionnaire. McNemar’s test and Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) was used to analyze the data. Results with P < 0.05 were considered statistically significant. Results: Use of an educational poster improved the knowledge of participants of study group about dental avulsion, although this improvement was statistically significant in questions regarding immediate emergency action (P=0.003), appropriate time for replantation (P<0.001), cleaning before replantation of a dirty tooth(P=0.022) and suitable storage medium for transferring an avulsed tooth (P<0.001). It was found that variables like age, level of education, employment status and previous training had no significant effect on participants knowledge(P>0.05).Conclusion: Results showed that the use of posters as an educational method can effectively improve mothers’ knowledge about management of children’s dental avulsion.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.189
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the frequency of dental appointments and types of
           dental health care services

    • Authors: Muhanad L. Alshami, Ali A. Abdulkareem, Sarhang S. Gul, Yasir A. Shareef
      Abstract: Objectives: To investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the frequency of provision of dental appointments and types of dental care services.Methods: The dental records of three dental health services, over 3 months, in the year before (2019) and a year during (2020) the pandemic were retrieved. The dental records were categorized according to the referral after diagnosis into prosthodontics, pedodontics, orthodontics, conservative, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. The demographic variables and types of treatment provided were recorded and analyzed. The frequency of appointments was determined from overall dental records and departmental dental records. Chi square test was used to determine the effect of gender and age on dental appointments.Results: According to the dental records for 2019, 7286 appointments were provided, and this number decreased by 2.4-fold to 3090 appointments in 2020. The records indicated that the highest decreases were in non-urgent dental appointments in the periodontics, orthodontics and conservative departments (8, 8, and 4.6-fold, respectively). Statistically significant differences in dental pre-pandemic and pandemic appointments were identified for gender and age group. Female and older (>64 years old) subjects appeared to be less willing to attend dental appointments (OR=1.2 and 1.3, respectively) compared to their male and younger counterparts.Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant influence on decreasing attendance at dental appointments and the records show that the highest decreases were in non-urgent dental departments. 
      PubDate: 2022-05-06
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.194
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Social Isolation in COVID-19: Impact on Mental Health of Young Adults

    • Authors: Aditi Verma, Abhishek Mehta
      Abstract: Background: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is profoundly affecting life around the globe. Social Isolation, contact restrictions and economic shutdown impose a complete change to the psychosocial environment threatening the mental health of young adults significantly.Objectives: The present study aims to assess the impact of Social Isolation on the mental health of young adults during the pandemic.Methods: A web based research was conducted on a sample of 438 college students of age 18-24 years. The participants were asked for responding to a standardized online questionnaire that included questions related to their anxiety levels and the 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7).Results: The results revealed 78.4% of the study populations were suffering with mild (35.2%), moderate (23.7%), and severe anxiety (19.4%) respectively. Univariate and Logistic Regression Analysis revealed gender and course/year of study had a significant effect on the level of anxiety (p<0.05). Also, students living alone and having a relative or an acquaintance infected with COVID-19 were likely to be more anxious (p < 0.05). Spearman correlation analysis depicted Social Isolation as the main Covid-19 related stressor which was positively correlated and highly significant (p=0.0001) to the level of anxiety of young adults.Conclusions: The present study revealed approximately 43% of young adults is suffering from moderate to severe anxiety levels which require urgent attention.
      PubDate: 2022-04-30
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.185
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Tridimensional roughness and morphology of sound dentin surfaces after
           papain-gel treatment

    • Authors: Paula Maciel Pires, Paula Martins Bravo Miranda, Paula Helena de Accioly Costa, Amanda Souza Nunes Monteiro, Adílis Kalina Alexandria, Lucianne Cople Maia, Aline de Almeida Neves
      Abstract: Purpose: To investigate the effect of chemomechanical caries removing agents (CCRAs) based on papain (Papacárie Duo Gel® and Brix3000®) over dentin surfaces compared with 37% phosphoric acid and 11.5% polyacrylic acid.Materials and methods: Sound human molars were sectioned at the crown level, resulting in 48 dentin blocks, which were randomly divided into 4 groups (n=12): 1) Papacárie Duo Gel®; 2) Brix3000®; 3) 11.5% polyacrylic acid solution and 4) 37% phosphoric acid gel. All products were applied for 30s. Ten blocks per group were analyzed by a non-contact 3D profilometer before and after treatments for linear (Ra) and volumetric roughness (Sa). The superficial morphology of the remaining blocks in each group (n=2) was evaluated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Normality was rejected for the data (Shapiro-Wilk test) and therefore, Kruskal-Wallis test, followed by Dunn’s proof or Wilcoxon signed rank test with its respective effect size calculation were used to compare the results with α=5%.Results: Ra and Sa values for specimens submitted to Papacárie Duo Gel® and Brix3000® were statistically similar to baseline values. Application of phosphoric and polyacrylic acid resulted in a statistically increase in roughness compared to the CCRAs. SEM evaluation showed that Papacárie Duo Gel® resulted in surface debris. Polyacrylic acid and Brix3000®resulted in partial opening of the tubules but dentin exposed to polyacrylic was able to remove more smear layer than Brix3000®, while phosphoric acid resulted in total opening of the dentinal tubules.Conclusion: Both Papacárie Duo Gel® and Brix3000® did not result in roughness changes when applied in sound dentin.
      PubDate: 2022-03-25
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.176
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Mode of cell death of co-cultured dental mesenchymal stem cells following
           exposure to endodontic irrigating solutions

    • Authors: Eshagh Ali Saberi, Narges Farhad Mollashahi, Mahboobe Ahmadi, Arezoo Pirhaji
      Abstract: Aims:  This in vitro study aimed to determine the mode of cell death of co-cultured  dental mesenchymal stem cells following exposure to different irrigating solutions.Methods and Material: Mesenchymal stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAPs) and periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) were isolated from the periapical region of a third molar of an 18-year-old patient and cultured.  Adequate number of cells in each well, 6-well plate inserts were placed over the wells. The cells were then randomly exposed to 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), 1.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCL), 2% chlorhexidine (CHX) and saline. After 1, 5, and 10 minutes cells were trypsinized and underwent flow cytometry. Apoptotic and necrotic cells were quantified. Data were analyzed using the One-way ANOVA and Tukey’s post-hoc test. Results: With increasing exposure time, cell viability is decrease and the mode of cells death was necrosis in CHX and NaOCL groups and necrosis plus late apoptosis in 1 and 10 minutes  in EDTA group.Conclusion: Maximum cell death occurred following exposure to EDTA while minimum cell death occurred following exposure to CHX. Necrosis was the dominant mode of cell death in all groups. 
      PubDate: 2022-03-21
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.146
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Comparative evaluation of dimensional stability and flexural strength of
           different light cured tray materials with self-cured tray material: an
           in-vitro study

    • Authors: Dr Taha Attarwala, Dr Ramandeep Dugal, Dr Aamir Godil, Dr Sanaa Wadwan, Dr Pallavi Madanshetty, Dr Arshi Kazi
      Abstract: Objectives: To carry out a comparative evaluation of dimensional stability and flexural strength of different light cured tray materials with self-cured tray material as control.Materials and methods: The study was carried out in four groups based on the different available tray materials. Group A (n=30) – light cured resin (Individo Lux-VOCO™ GmbH Germany); Group B (n=30)- light cured resin (Profibase-VOCO™ GmbH Germany); Group C (n=30)- light cured resin (Plaque Photo-Willmann and Pein™ GmbH Germany); Group D (n=30)- control group-self cured resin (Asian special instant tray material Asian Acrylates™, Mumbai, India). A digital micro-meter was used to measure the length of each specimen first at 1 hour, 24 hour and 48 hour and three readings were taken up to 0.001 decimal. The values for flexural strength of each specimen were measured using the 3-point bending technique with the help of a universal testing machine. The mean values of dimensional stability and flexural strength were calculated by the one-way ANOVA and Tukey’s post-hoc test for multiple group`s comparison.Results The mean change in length (in mm) of light cured resins samples were significantly lower than self-cured resin samples at all three time intervals. The flexural strength values of light cured resin samples-Group A (84.46±13.32 N/mm2), B (83.43±14.52 N/mm2) and C (86.80±14.73 N/mm2) was significantly higher than the self-cured resin samples group D (41.29±7.93 N/mm2)Conclusions: Light cured tray materials are more dimensionally stable and have a higher flexural strength compared to self-cured tray materials. 
      PubDate: 2022-03-07
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.179
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Comparative effects of Salvizan gel (containing Salvia officinalis
           extract) and triamcinolone acetonide gel on the duration and symptoms of
           oral lichenoid reactions

    • Authors: Parichehr Ghalayani, Fahimeh Pakravan, Fatemeh Abbasi
      Abstract: Objectives: Lichenoid reactions are disorders with similar clinical presentations. The current study was conducted to compare the improvement indices in the patients’ symptoms by Salvizan and triamcinolone gels. Therefore, regardless of the cause, eliminating the pain and symptoms is one of the objectives of the treatment.Methods: This study was designed as a randomized double-blind clinical trial. Diagnosis of patients was performed by clinical examinations and confirmed by histological evaluation. One group of patients was administered Salvizan and another group was administered triamcinolone. After washing their mouth, the patients administered the gel (1 cm) on the inflammatory mucosa three times a day for two weeks. The amelioration rate of the lesions in each visit was measured from according to Visual Analog Scale (VAS) on a scale of 0-10.Results: The results of repeated measures ANCOVA showed a significant difference between groups in terms of the pain intensity before treatment (p<0.001). Moreover, there was a significant difference between different times with regard to pain intensity (p=0.004). To evaluate the clinical indices in the study groups, Mann-Whitney test was used and the results showed no significant difference for the extent of lesions before treatment (p=0.874), after one week (p=0.503) and after two weeks (p=0.669).Conclusions: Salvizan could better reduce pain intensity than triamcinolone, but clinically no significant difference was reported between the drugs in terms of the extent of lesion.
      PubDate: 2022-03-02
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.157
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Use of Fonseca’s Questionnaire to assess the prevalence and severity of
           Temporomandibular disorders among university students - a cross sectional
           study

    • Authors: Prashantha G Shivamurthy, Nutan Kumari, Ashfiya Sadaf, Meghana MB, Heba Azhar, Sharanya Sabrish
      Abstract: Aim: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are one of the main causes of non-dental orofacial pain. It has been reported that TMD occurred more frequently among individuals in stressful situations and that university students are more likely to have a high risk of anxiety related disorders. This study aims to assess the prevalence and severity of TMD in undiagnosed population consisting of students of different faculties in a university campus in Bengaluru using the Fonseca’s questionnaire.Material and Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study conducted at a University Campus, Bengaluru. Completed forms of Fonseca’s questionnaire were collected from the sample consisted of 300 students. The questionnaire had two main parts. First part collected demographic information and past relevant histories. Second part had Fonseca’s 10 questions. The TMD severity was categorized as no TMD (0-15), mild TMD (20-40), moderate TMD (45-65) and severe TMD (70-100).Results:  33.3% on the sample showed varying signs of TMD. There was no statistically significant differences found between the TMD and non TMD groups with respect to age and sex. But when comparing varying grades of TMD there was a statistically highly significant difference seen in relation to age of the subjects.Conclusions:A high prevalence of TMD was found in the university students with majority of the cases having milder signs of TMD.
      PubDate: 2022-02-25
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.178
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Immunohistochemical expression of Cyclooxygenase 2 reflects the
           proliferative activity in the epithelium of odontogenic lesions

    • Authors: Vani Verma, Chetana Chandrashekar, Raghu Radhakrishnan, Monica Charlotte Solomon
      Abstract: Purpose:  Odontogenic cysts and tumors comprise a major component of lesions of the oral and maxillofacial region. The pathogenesis of these lesions involves the interaction between the odontogenic epithelium and the ectomesenchyme. However, the clinical behavior of these biological entities is unpredictable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) in the pathogenesis and prognostication of odontogenic lesions.Material and method:  : In this study formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue section of Odontogenic Keratocyst (n=10) Dentigerous cyst (n=10), Radicular cyst (n=10) and unicystic ameloblastoma (n=10) were immunohistochemically stained with COX-2 (NCL2-COX-2- 4H12) and with Ki 67 (Ki-67 GM001) using standard staining protocols. The cytoplasmic expression of COX-2 in all the lesions was semi-quantitatively assessed. The pattern of expression of COX-2 among the different odontogenic lesions was statistical analyzed using the ANOVA test and the chi-square test.Results: All the 40 odontogenic lesions that were evaluated expressed COX-2 immunohistochemically. A high number of odontogenic epithelial cells expressed COX-2 in most of the odontogenic keratocyst, radicular cyst and unicystic ameloblastomas. The expression of COX-2 was significantly (p=0.036) higher in Unicystic Ameloblastomas and Radicular cyst compared to that of Odontogenic Keratocyst and the dentigerous cyst.Conclusion: The recognition that expression of COX-2 by odontogenic epithelial cells may indeed shed a new light on the biological mechanisms involved in the development of these benign yet aggressive lesions of the jaws. An insight into the molecular interactions occurring in the odontogenic epithelium will aid in better management of these lesions. 
      PubDate: 2022-01-10
      DOI: 10.5195/d3000.2022.205
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2022)
       
 
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