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Correlation of Radiographic Mental Foramen Position and Occlusion in Three Different Indian Populations

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.143
Pages: 
269–74
Synopsis: 
This study examines the shape, position and symmetry of the mental foramen, its continuity with the inferior dental canal and inter-foramen distance on a digital panoramic view and correlates it with Angle’s molar relations in both genders of three Indian subpopulations.

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Background: The knowledge of the position of the mental foramen (MF) is important for administrating local anaesthesia for diagnostic, surgical or operative procedures.

Accepted: 
26 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 22 Apr, 2015

Oral Hygiene and Handwashing Practices among Middle School Students in 15 Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.128
Pages: 
266–8
Synopsis: 
Nationally-representative data from 33 174 middle school students in 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries show a strong relationship between infrequent toothbrushing and infrequent handwashing.

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Accepted: 
05 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 06 Mar, 2015

Salivary Parameters (Salivary Flow, pH and Buffering Capacity) in Stimulated Saliva of Mexican Elders 60 Years Old and Older

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.036
Pages: 
758–65
Synopsis: 
Chewing-stimulated saliva (paraffin method) was collected and the salivary flow rate, pH and buffer capacity were measured in a group of Mexican elders. We found that salivary parameters varied in relation to selected socio-economic, clinical and behavioural variables.

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Objective: To compare a limited array of chewing-stimulated saliva features (salivary flow, pH and buffer capacity) in a sample of elderly Mexicans with clinical, socio-demographic and socio-economic variables.

Accepted: 
01 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 03 Sep, 2014

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
Synopsis: 
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.

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 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
Synopsis: 
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.

Accepted: 
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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Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 10 Jun, 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.
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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

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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Accepted: 
30 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 15 May, 2014

Nanotechnology in Dentistry Today

Issue: 
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

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.

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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.

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

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