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2005 | May | Volume 6 | Issue 2

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Alaa El-Araby, Abed Al-Jabab

The Influence of Some Dentin Primers on Calcium Hydroxide Lining Cement

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:9] [Pages No:1 - 9]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-1  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Objective

The purpose of this study was to determine the wear and compressive strength of a calcium hydroxide liner after exposure to different kinds of dentin primers for different periods of time.

Methods

The calcium hydroxide used in this study was Dycal™. It was mixed according to the manufacturer's instructions and placed in plastic rings of 0.5 mm x 5 mm and allowed to set at 37°C for 15 min under 500 gm load. To determine erosion, the height for each sample before and after application of primers was recorded using a Digital Height Measuring Instrument “Digmar” 817. Compressive strength specimens were also prepared.

Results

Calcium hydroxide treated with Optibond (alcohol based) or Syntac (acetone based) for 1 min or 5 min had the highest erosion values and the lowest compressive strength values. Gluma CPs (water based primer) had the least effect on calcium hydroxide values.

Citation

El-Araby A, Al-Jabab A. The Influence of Some Dentin Primers on Calcium Hydroxide Lining Cement. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:001-009.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Timur Gurgan, Sevil Gurgan, Filiz Yalcin

The Effect of Menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Alendronate (ALN), and Calcium Supplements on Saliva

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:8] [Pages No:10 - 17]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-10  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Purpose

In menopausal women many physiological changes take place, most of which are due to decreased estrogen production. It is known estrogen influences oral health in a number of ways and saliva undergoes variations depending upon the levels of this hormone.

Materials and Methods

The study was designed to evaluate the relationship of menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), alendronate (ALN), and calcium supplements on salivary flow rate, saliva pH, and electrolytes. A group of a group of 14 osteoporotic women in menopause with an age average of 50.7 and 14 non-menopausal women with an age average of 42.4 and were selected as subjects. The oral status of the subjects was determined using the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN), the Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT) and the Decayed, Missing and Filled Surfaces (DMFS) indicies.

The non-stimulated whole saliva samples were subsequently collected from the women in both the control and experimental groups and then analyzed biochemically. The women comprising the experimental group received HRT supplemented with ALN and calcium; saliva collecting and analyzing procedures were repeated at the third and sixth months of the treatment.

Results

The most significant oral discomfort in women in the menopausal period was oral dryness, and this symptom was relieved after HRT with ALN and calcium supplements. The oral status of the nonmenopausal women was better than the women in menopause. The salivary flow rate was decreased in the menopausal period and increased after HRT, ALN, and calcium supplementation. The saliva pH values were not affected by menopause and HRT with ALN and calcium supplementation. The level of Na+ was increased with menopause and did not change with HRT supplemented with ALN and calcium, whereas the K+ level decreased in the menopausal period and remained constant after HRT with ALN and calcium. The Cl- level was not affected by menopause and the HRT supplemented with ALN and calcium. The Ca++ level was not different in the two groups of women and did not change after HRT supplemented with ALN and calcium.

Conclusion

HRT with ALN and calcium supplementation affected some factors in saliva positively.

Citation

Yalcin F, Gurgan S, Gurgan T. The Effect of Menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Alendronate (ALN), and Calcium Supplements on Saliva. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:010-017.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Nadia Malek Taher

The Effect of Bleaching Agents on the Surface Hardness of Tooth Colored Restorative Materials

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:9] [Pages No:18 - 26]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-18  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Aim of the Study

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of at-home (Opalesence/Dr. kit 15%, Ultradent, Products, Inc. South Jordan, UT, USA) and in-office (Superoxol 35%, Sultan Chemists, Inc., Englewood, NJ, USA) bleaching on the surface hardness of the following tooth colored restorative materials: composite resin, Point-4 (P4), Kerr Corporation, Orange, CA, USA; ormocer, Admira (AD),VOCO, Germany; compomer Dyract AP (DY), Dentsply DeTrey GmbH, Germany; and resin modified glass ionomer cement, Fuji II LC (FL), GC Corporation, Japan.

Methodology

Sixty specimens were prepared; 15 specimens of each material (each group n = 5, control after 15 days, at-home and in-office). All specimens were stored in distilled water at room temperature for 24 hrs before testing. A universal testing machine (Micromet 2100 series micro hardness testers) was used for testing Vicker's surface hardness for the three groups for every tested material. All results were statistically analyzed with one way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Post hoc Tukey HSD tests (P<0.05), and percentage changes for Tukey.

Results

All the tested materials showed an increase in Vicker's surface hardness between base line (24 hrs) and the control group after 15 days storage in distilled water except DY which showed a decrease in surface hardness. All tested materials showed a decrease in surface hardness from control group after 15 days and both at-home and in-office bleaching agents except DY which showed increased values.

Significance

At-home as well as in-office bleaching agents have a softening effect on some tooth colored restorative material, and the patient must be aware before using them.

Citation

Taher NM. The Effect of Bleaching Agents on the Surface Hardness of Tooth Colored Restorative Materials. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:018-026.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

F. Isik, K. Sayinsu, T. Arun, Y. Ünlüçerçi

Bone Marker Levels in Gingival Crevicular Fluid During Orthodontic Intrusive Tooth Movement: A Preliminary Study

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:9] [Pages No:27 - 35]

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Abstract

Citation

Isik F, Sayinsu K, Arun T, Ünlüçerçi Y. Bone Marker Levels in Gingival Crevicular Fluid During Orthodontic Intrusive Tooth Movement: A Preliminary Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:027-035.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Hayder Abdullah Hashim, Sarah AL-Ghamdi

Tooth Width and Arch Dimensions in Normal and Malocclusion Samples: An Odontometric Study

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:16] [Pages No:36 - 51]

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Abstract

Citation

Hashim HA, Al-Ghamdi SAF. Tooth Width and Arch Dimensions in Normal and Malocclusion Samples: An Odontometric Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:036-051.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Nasser M. Al-Jasser

Cephalometric Evaluation for Saudi Population Using the Downs and Steiner Analysis

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:12] [Pages No:52 - 63]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-52  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Citation

Al-Jasser NM. Cephalometric Evaluation for Saudi Population Using the Downs and Steiner Analysise. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:052-063.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Morenike O. Folayan, Eyitope O. Ogunbodede, O.A. Fatusi, Gbola Olayiwola

Retrospective Survey of Antibiotic Prescriptions in Dentistry

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:8] [Pages No:64 - 71]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-64  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Objective

To evaluate dentists’ prescription writing patterns and their appreciation of the characteristics of antibiotics.

Design

Evaluation of drug prescriptions written over a six-month period.

Setting

Dental Hospital, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Subjects

Retrospective analysis of 313 prescriptions written by dentists attending to outpatient dental patients.

Results

The total number of drugs on one prescription ranged from one to seven with Penicillins being the most commonly prescribed drug. Some prescriptions were found to be incorrect with regards to dose, frequency, and duration. Instructions as to the best time of administering drugs with regards to meals were not stated in any prescription.

Conclusion

Improvement through continuing education is desired on the part of prescribers to ensure a good standard of care and avoid practices that may increase antimicrobial resistance. Drug information services including side effects and drug interactions for professionals and consumers at the hospital is highly desirable.

Citation

Ogunbodede EO, Fatusi AO, Folayan MO, Olayiwola G. Retrospective Survey of Antibiotic Prescriptions in Dentistry. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:064-071.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Filiz Yalcin

The Weight Change of Various Light-Cured Restorative Materials Stored in Water

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:8] [Pages No:72 - 79]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-72  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Citation

Keyf F, Yalcin F. The Weight Change of Various Light-Cured Restorative Materials Stored in Water. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:072-079.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Morenike O. Folayan, Olayinka D. Otuyemi, Temitope A. Esan, Adeyinka A. Adeleke, Michael A. Adedigba

Pattern of Dental Extraction in Children in a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:11] [Pages No:80 - 90]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-80  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Citation

Foloyan MO, Otuyemi OD, Esan TA, Adeleke AA, Adedigba MA. Pattern of Dental Extraction in Children in a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:080-090.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Christopher I. Udoye, Adeleke O. Oginni, Fadekemi O. Oginni

Dental Anxiety Among Patients Undergoing Various Dental Treatments in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:8] [Pages No:91 - 98]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-91  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Citation

Udoye CI, Oginni AO, Oginni FO. Dental Anxiety Among Patients Undergoing Various Dental Treatments in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:091-098.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Amornpong Vachiramon, M. Anwar Bamber

Surgical Wafers: A Comparative Study

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:8] [Pages No:99 - 106]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-99  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Citation

Bamber MA, Vachiramon A. Surgical Wafers: A Comparative Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:099-106.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Patricia A. Walters

Dentinal Hypersensitivity: A Review

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:11] [Pages No:107 - 117]

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Abstract

Citation

Walters PA. Dentinal Hypersensitivity: A Review. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:107-117.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Pradeep S. Anand, K. Nandakumar

Management of Periodontitis Associated with Endodontically Involved Teeth: A Case Series

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:12] [Pages No:118 - 129]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-118  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Citation

Anand PS, Nandakumar K. Management of Periodontitis Associated with Endodontically Involved Teeth: A Case Series. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:118-129.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Wilson Denis Martins, Daniela Martins Fávaro

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Coronoid Process of the Mandible: A Case Report

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:9] [Pages No:130 - 138]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-130  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Citation

Martins WD, Fávaro DM. Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Coronoid Process of the Mandible: A Case Report. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2: 130-138.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Lawrence G. Breault, Lemuel L. Covington, Barry G. Bishop, Constance L. Sedon

The Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft: Part II. Histologic Healing and Clinical Root Coverage

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:12] [Pages No:139 - 150]

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Abstract

Citation

Sedon CL, Breault LG, Covington LL, Bishop BG. The Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft: Part II. Histologic Healing and Clinical Root Coverage. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:139-150.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Lawrence G. Breault, Lemuel L. Covington, John J. O'Brien, Cathy H. Hattield, Shana M. Vasquez, Robert W. Lutka

An Innovative Tobacco Use Cessation Program for Military Dental Clinics

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:13] [Pages No:151 - 163]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-151  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Citation

Covington M, Breault LG, O'Brien JJ, Hatfield CH, Vasquez SM, Lutka RW. An Innovative Tobacco Use Cessation Program for Military Dental Clinics. J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:151-163.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Carlos A. Muñoz-Viveros, W. Patrick Naylor

The Art of Scientific Writing: How to Get Your Research Published!

[Year:2005] [Month:May] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:17] [Pages No:164 - 180]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-6-2-164  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Citation

Naylor WP, Muñoz-Viveros CA. The Art of Scientific Writing: How to Get Your Research Published! J Contemp Dent Pract 2005 May;(6)2:164-180.

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