July 25, 2015
Monitoring the developing dentition is part and parcel of a general dental practitioner’s (GDP) routine and this relies on the basic knowledge of tooth exfoliation and eruption times.
April 14, 2015
Perfect bilateral body symmetry is more of a theoretic concept that seldom exists in living organisms. However, pronounced and recognizable face asymmetries do exist and can have serious esthetic, functional and psychological implications.
February 6, 2015
Primary molar dental caries in childhood is a disease of epidemic proportions that affects all modern societies. Despite a World Health Organization (WHO) pledge in 1981 to render 50% of 5-6 year old children caries free by 2000 (1), many developing countries remained off target to date.
November 22, 2014
Dental Veneering is the process of covering the facial surfaces of teeth by using various types of dental materials. Most commonly used are porcelain veneers which are thin shells of porcelain that are shaped like the outer layer of the teeth and are used to cover the teeth, aiming to enhance their appearance.
October 3, 2014
Occasionally during nonsurgical root canal therapy, an instrument will separate in a canal system, hindering cleaning and shaping procedures and blocking access to the canal terminus.
August 5, 2014
Ectopic eruption of the first permanent molar occurs due to the abnormal mesioangular eruption path of the molar resulting in an impaction at the distal prominence of the primary second molar’s crown. It can be suspected if asymmetric eruption is observed or if the mesial marginal ridge is noted to be under the distal prominence of the second primary molar. Ectopic eruption can be diagnosed from bitewings or panoramic radiographs, Fig 1, 2. The prevalence of this condition is reported to be up to 0.75%1. The ectopic eruption is more common in cleft lip and palate patients1.
March 18, 2014
Periodontal diseases have, for a half of a century, been known to be initiated by the accumulation of bacterial plaque (R). It has however been increasingly apparent in recent years that other intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors influence the progression of periodontitis. Of these the most important are Diabetes and Smoking.