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Dental Erosion and Medical Conditions: An Overview of Aetiology, Diagnosis and Management

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.140
Pages: 
499–502
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.
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30 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 15 May, 2014

Measurement of the Interantral Bone in Implant Dentistry Using Panoramic Radiography and Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A Human Radiographic Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.059
Pages: 
503–9
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Panoramic radiography is a sufficiently accurate method for interantral bone height imaging at the incisor but not in the canine area.

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Objective: To analyse the dimensions of interantral bone available for dental implant placement in the fully edentulous maxilla.

Methods: Interantral bone height (IBH) was measured using panoramic radiography and computed tomography (CT). Interantral bone width (IBW) was measured by means of CT.

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29 May, 2013
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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2014

Comparative Analysis of the Blood Flow Values of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Presenting with Chronic Periodontitis, Patients with Chronic Periodontitis Only and Healthy Individuals

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.174
Pages: 
359–63
Synopsis: 
An increase in gingival blood flow (GBF) value was noted in the chronic periodontitis group with Type 2 diabetes mellitus compared with the group with chronic periodontitis only. Diabetes can also affect GBF due to the nature of the disease, which affects the microcirculatory status.
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29 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2014

Activity of Platelet Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase Following Phase I Periodontal Therapy

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.169
Pages: 
62–7
Synopsis: 
Platelet activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH) is detectable in gingival crevicular fluid by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and showed a continuous decrease following phase I periodontal therapy. Changes in the PAF-AH activity would be a progressive marker of periodontal healing to evaluate the success of periodontal therapies.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

Mathematical Model for Osteobstruction in Bone Regeneration Mechanisms: A Headway in Skeletal Tissue Engineering

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.051
Pages: 
814–20
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In this paper, mathematical models are formulated for the Ogunsalu osteobstruction phenomenon. Mathematical modelling could be used to predict, interpret and generalize the results of osteobstructive mechanism in bone regeneration.

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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2013

Molecular Advancements in Forensic Odontology

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.109
Pages: 
369-74
Synopsis: 
Tooth is considered a storehouse of DNA and serves as an important source in human identification procedures. Adapting the advancements of molecular technology has created a new arena in forensic odontology. This review paper discusses various molecular techniques that are employed in forensic odontology.

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23 Feb, 2015
Accepted: 
16 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 11 May, 2015

Sociodemographic, Socio-economic, Clinical and Behavioural Factors Modifying Experience and Prevalence of Dental Caries in the Permanent Dentition

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.027
Pages: 
752–7
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Dental caries is a public dental health problem worldwide. In this study, factors associated with caries were older age, female gender, those from large families, mothers with positive dental attitude, presence of plaque, and whether or not schoolchildren received dental care.

Objective: To identify the sociodemographic, socio-economic, clinical and behavioural factors that modify the experience of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) and caries prevalence in Nicaraguan children 9−12 years old.

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24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2014

Frequency of Tooth Brushing and Associated Factors in Mexican Schoolchildren Six to Nine Years of Age

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.085
Pages: 
68–72
Synopsis: 
Tooth brushing is an effective tool to mechanically remove plaque. This study determines the tooth brushing frequency (at least once a day) in Mexican schoolchildren. The author observed that maternal characteristics are associated with the oral health behaviour of their children.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of daily tooth brushing and evaluate some variables associated.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

Antibacterial Effects of Several Current Orthodontic Materials against Streptococcus mutans

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.094
Pages: 
821–5
Synopsis: 
The antibacterial activities of several orthodontic materials were tested against Streptococcus mutans, which is heavily implicated in dental caries. Results show that not all orthodontic materials exhibit clinically significant antibacterial effects

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

Prevalence of Oral Lesions in Elderly

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.329
Pages: 
375-8
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The importance of this work is to give special importance to the treatment of various oral diseases in the elderly population as otherwise the quality of life of the elderly would be significantly reduced. The paper highlights the percentage of the most common oral diseases.

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Objective: Geriatric dentistry refers to dealing with oral diseases in old individuals including prevention and treatment. The aim of this investigation was to examine the types and frequency of oral lesions in elderly.

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06 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Feb, 2016

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