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Recurrent Fever of Unknown Origin Associated with Forgotten Dental Root Infection in a Geriatric Patient

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.012
Synopsis: 
Dental infections may lead to severe local or systemic infections such as endocarditis, brain abscesses and mediastinitis. Fever may be the only symptom. Early dental evaluation and referral of patients with persistent and recurrent fever (even without any oral symptoms) to a dentist has a critical role to prevent unnecessary, time-consuming further diagnostic tests and invasive procedures. A simple panoramic radiography may be useful to establish the diagnosis. Herein, we aim to report a rare clinical condition caused by odontogenic infections; unexplained or recurrent fever related to dental abscess.

ABSTRACT

We report a rare clinical condition caused by odontogenic infections; unexplained or recurrent fever related to dental abscess. 

Accepted: 
14 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 22 Mar, 2017

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Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Various Nanofibre Reinforced Bis-GMA/TEGDMA Based Dental Composite Resins

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.243
Pages: 
60-8
Synopsis: 
The mechanical properties of Nylon 6 (N6), polymethyl-metacrylate and polyvinylidene-difluoride (PVDF) nanofibre-reinforced dental composite resins were evaluated in this study. Polymethylmetacrylate nanofibres dissolved in the resin, but N6 and PVDF nanofibres constituted fibre bridging across the matrix. All nanofibres enhanced the mechanical properties of dental composite resins compared to neat resin.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate the mechanical properties of various mass fractions of Nylon 6 (N6), polymethyl-metacrylate (PMMA) and polyvinylidene-difluoride (PVDF) nanofibres reinforced bisphenol A-glycidyl methacrylate (Bis-GMA) and tri-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) based dental composite resins and to evaluate the penetration characteristics of the nanofibres into the resin.

Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2016

Chlorhexidine( 0.12%) Effectively Prevents Plaque Accumulation Rate and Early Signs of Gingivitis: A Split Mouth, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled and Parallel Study

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.421
Synopsis: 
In a four-day, non-brushing model with supragingival irrigation suggests that chlorhexidine at a 0.12% concentration has superior anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis effects compared to 0.1% chlorhexidine and essential oils.

ABSTRACT

Background: The aim of this split-mouth study was to compare the antiplaque and antigingivitis efficacy of different chlorhexidine (Chx) formulations and essential oils (EO) over negative control (steril saline) during the first 4-day of plaque accumulation on cleaned tooth surfaces. 

Accepted: 
04 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Feb, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Treatment Needs for Dental Caries and Restorative Care Index on the Permanent Dentition of Nicaraguan Children

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.330
Synopsis: 
Oral health studies in Nicaragua are sparse. We determined the patterns of treatment needs for dental caries and restorative care index on the permanent dentition of Nicaraguan children. High treatment needs for dental caries and little experience of restorative care was observed. The indices were moderated by socio-economic variables.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the treatment needs for dental caries and the restorative care index on permanent dentition of Nicaraguan children.

Accepted: 
06 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 07 Dec, 2015

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Effect of Antioxidant on Coronal Seal of Dentin Following Sodium Hypochlorite and Hydrogen-Peroxide Irrigation

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.365
Synopsis: 
This study shows the adverse effects of irrigants such as sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on the adhesiveness of resin composite to tooth structures. It can be neutralized and the reduction of microleakage can be done by the addition of antioxidants (Sodium Ascorbate and Quercetine) to the irrigants.

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Aim: Comparative analysis of the coronal microleakage of a self-etching priming dentin adhesive with the use of antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate (SA) and herbal quercetin) after Sodium hypochloride (NaOCl) and hydrogen-peroxide (H2 O2) irrigation.   

Accepted: 
29 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2015

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Anatomical Features of Posterior Maxillary Teeth for the Positioning of Mini-screws in Beagle Dogs

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.020
Synopsis: 
The study aims to obtain accurate anatomical data on the posterior maxillary teeth in beagle dogs, the present study used solid samples for maxillary bone measurements to identify a suitable implantation point(s) for MSIs, as well as provide a simple and feasible method for establishing MSI animal models.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate the anatomical morphology of the posterior maxillary teeth in beagle dogs to provide measurements for the positioning of mini-screw implants in the root furcation area.

Methods: The general conditions of the posterior maxillary teeth from 15 beagle dogs were observed. Afterwards, anatomical measurements of the related root furcation area were conducted using landmarks.

Accepted: 
26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 14 May, 2015

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Nanotechnology in Dentistry Today

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.178
Pages: 
344–8
Synopsis: 
Many innovative materials and treatment modalities are now being used while others are being researched and developed. The field of nanotechnology is improving dental care and holds a bright future for developments in medicine and dentistry.

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Accepted: 
27 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

Complications of Mandibular Fracture: Study of the Treatment Methods in Calabar, Nigeria

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.150
Pages: 
349–53
Synopsis: 
This study of complications of mandibular fractures according to the method of treatment used for the management shows that the older methods of treatment can still be relied upon in modern day practice.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The plethora of techniques available for the treatment of mandibular fractures suggests that there is controversy regarding their definitive outcome. The purpose of this study was to clinically study the complications associated with the different treatment methods of mandibular fractures at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Nigeria.

Accepted: 
27 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

Reasons Why Erupted Third Molars Are Extracted in a Public University in Mexico

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.242
Pages: 
354–8
Synopsis: 
Third molar surgery constitutes a large percentage of daily work for dentists both in public and private practice. In this study, the authors observed that women and patients 18 to 34 years of age had erupted third molars extracted more frequently, primarily for prosthetic reasons.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the reasons for which erupted third molars (3M) are extracted in a sample of Mexican patients.

Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

A Cross-sectional Study of Patients’ Satisfaction with Dental Care Facilities: A Survey of Adult Treatment at the University of the West Indies, School of Dentistry

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.197
Pages: 
490–8
Synopsis: 
The levels of satisfaction with the dental care at The University of the West Indies School of Dentistry were measured using the dental satisfaction questionnaire developed by Davies and Ware (1982). High levels of overall satisfaction with dental care were found at this facility.
ABSTRACT
 
Objectives: To determine the level of satisfaction with adult dental care at The University of the West Indies (UWI), School of Dentistry, using the Dental Satisfaction Questionnaire (DSQ) developed by Davies and Ware (1982) and to inferentially explore the factors associated with various patients’ demographics.
Accepted: 
12 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2014

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