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Evaluation of Haemodynamic Changes in Hypertensive Patients During Tooth Extraction Under Local Anaesthesia

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91–5
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The haemodynamic changes induced by injecting 2% lignocaine with adrenaline in patients with controlled hypertension during tooth extraction is within normal range and is not different from that induced by 2% lignocaine without adrenaline.

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Objective: This study was conducted to determine the changes in blood pressure and the pulse rate of patients with controlled hypertension having dental extraction under local anaesthesia utilizing 2% lignocaine with adrenaline, and to evaluate whether these changes in blood pressure were are attributable to addition of adrenaline.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

A Preliminary Investigation of Periodontal Disease and Diabetes in Trinidad

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86–90
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A preliminary report on the dental evaluation of diabetic patients suggests that periodontal disease may be quite prevalent in diabetic patients in Trinidad. Collaborative patient care between medical and dental practitioners should form part of the routine management of diabetic patients.

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Objectives: To describe periodontal disease status in diabetic patients in Trinidad.

Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted. Patients attending a tertiary referral centre for diabetes at an out-patient clinic were invited to undergo oral examinations. The basic periodontal examination (BPE) was used to assess periodontal disease status.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Caries Prevalence and Experience of 12-Year old Children in Montserrat

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573–7
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This study aimed to find out the decayed, missing and filled teeth of 12-year old children in the British overseas Territory of Montserrat. No study had been carried out before. Additionally, the oral-health-related quality of life of the children was measured using a questionnaire.

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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the caries experience and oral health related quality of life of 12-year olds on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. In addition, any difference in the dental caries experience was explored by gender and socio-economic status.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Dental Anxiety in a Sample of West Indian Adults

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567–72
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This paper describes data from the Modified Dental Anxiety Scale used among adults in Trinidad. High anxiety levels were reported for injections and having an extraction.

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Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the level of dental anxiety and its possible causes among people in Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

A Limited and Useful Approach to Determine Proximal Periodontal Health

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215–18
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There exists an important relationship between resin-bonded fixed partial dentures and papillary blood flow. Although there were no correlations between Laser Doppler Flometry (LDF) values and clinical parameters, study, that LDF readings have limited diagnostic value, at least when it comes to clinical performance of fixed prosthesis.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Review of Six Cases of Maxillary Ameloblastoma from the West Indies Re-entry Cryosurgery as Prophylactic Surgical Intervention

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A total of six cases of histologically confirmed maxillary ameloblastoma is reviewed. Additionally, we report a case of re-entry cryosurgery for the prevention of recurrence and recommend that this should be the treatment modality for maxillary ameloblastomas and some mandibular ameloblastomas.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

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Microbiological Status of Periodontal Diseases in Lagos, Nigeria

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392–7
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Age was a risk factor in the development of periodontal infections with gingivitis occurring in early age while periodontitis was prevalent in adults. Polybacterial aetiology was common to both conditions with anaerobic predominance in periodontitis.

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Objectives: The dynamic nature of oro-facial infections made it imperative to study the epidemiology of gingivitis and periodontitis which are significant clinical conditions in the Nigerian environment.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

Tumours of the Submandibular Salivary Gland: a Clinicopathologic Review of Cases over a 17-year period

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388–91
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This study reviews submandibular salivary gland tumours at a Nigerian tertiary health institution. Pleomorphic adenoma was the most common tumours of the submandibular salivary gland in the studied population. Overall, malignant submandibular salivary gland tumours were slightly more than the benign ones.

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Objective: This study presents a clinicopathologic review of cases of submandibular salivary gland tumours at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, over a period of 17 years.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

Periodontal Health Knowledge and Smoking are Associated with Periodontal Treatment Need according to Tooth Brushing Levels

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191–7
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Gender, smoking habits, marital status, place of residence, education and periodontal health knowledge are determining factors related to tooth brushing frequency. Periodontal knowledge and smoking are associated with periodontal treatment needs.


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Objective: The aim of this study is to determine whether periodontal health knowledge is associated with frequency of tooth brushing and periodontal treatment need.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Dental Anxiety among Patients Visiting a Dental Institute in Faridabad, India

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187–90
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Overall, prevalence of dental anxiety among patients in Faridabad, India, was high (50.2%) but severe anxiety (phobia) was low (4.38%). Females and patients in the 20–30 years age group had the highest levels of dental anxiety.


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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

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