A study was carried out to assess the dental caries status of children from fisher folk communities in South India. The prevalence of dental caries was found to be high in the study population. Further research is suggested to explore the existing scenario.
Objective: To assess the dental caries status and treatment needs of children belonging to the fisher folk communities.
Method: Two hundred and sixty-seven children up to the age of 14 years were examined using the World Health Organization (WHO) oral health assessment criteria, 1997.
This is a review of odontogenic keratocyst in Jamaica from two hospitals.
Aim: Five new cases of odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) together with five instances of recurrence are reviewed with special emphasis on radiology and surgical management. A comparative analysis of four different treatment modalities used in the treatment of OKC in these patients (new and recurrent cases) is reported.
Orthodontic treatment influences, by varying degrees, the
hyoid position of patients with different vertical skeletal
craniofacial patterns of mandibular deviations.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to observe the influence of orthodontic treatment on the hyoid position of patients with different vertical skeletal craniofacial patterns of mandibular deviations.
A chromatographic method was applied to determine the
amount of human beta-defensin 1 and 2 (hβD-1 and hβD-
2) in human saliva of patients with oral mucosal diseases
before and after treatments and compared with controls.
Objective: This study aimed to determine a possible correlation between oral mucosal disease and salivary concentrations of the antimicrobial peptides human beta-defensin-1 (hβD-1) and human betadefensin-2 (hβD-2).
Single photon emission computed tomography is a unique
imaging modality for the assessment of osteoblastic activity
and osseointegration in any experimental or clinical
situation. As such, new and emerging applications are
being introduced for this novel technique.
Objective: To determine urinary fluoride levels in school children in a non-fluoridated area in Trinidad and Tobago.
Method: Morning urine samples were requested from 750 children aged 5 to 14 years, attending a primary school in the area of St Joseph, north west Trinidad. Urine was collected at home and brought to school in labelled plastic bottles. Urinary fluoride concentration (ppm) was measured using an ionspecific electrode.
An analysis of l9 cases of ameloblastoma is conducted in young Jamaicans. A new classification
for ameloblastoma based on radiology is adopted and linked to the surgical management of
ameloblastoma. No case simulating the classical dentigerous cyst was documented. The paper offers a new radiological classification which can assist in the management of ameloblastoma.
Objective: To describe ameloblastoma of the jawbone in young Jamaicans, with special emphasis on radiological findings, and to introduce a radiological classification which could assist in the categorization of these cases according to their biological behaviour and hence their subsequent surgical and medical management.
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the clinical outcome of hydroxyapatite-coated root-form dental implants during a six-week course.
Background: The effect of hydroxyapatite coating of dental implants is controversial. The long-term fate of hydroxyapatite-coated implants has been the subject of some criticism.
Purpose: The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the clinical outcome of hydroxyapatitecoated cylindrical root-form endosseous Impladent dental implants (LASAK Ltd, Prague, Czech Republic) during a six-year course.