Prevalence and Pattern of Impacted Canines in Najran, South Western Saudi Arabian Population
ConclusionThe prevalence of canine impaction in the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia was 5.35%, with a female preponderance and more palatal positions. The impactions occurred more unilaterally on the left side than on both sides. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The Relation between Teeth Loss and Cognitive Decline among Saudi Population in The City of Riyadh: A Pilot Study
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Sarah Alzahrani, Randa AlFotawi, Reem Alhefdhi, Asma Altamimi, Alia Alfadhel, Ahmad Alshareef, Bader Aldawsari, Saleh Sonbol, Faisal Alsubai, A Alwahibi, Aljoharah AlSinidiAbstractBackgroundTeeth are necessary for sensory input to the brain during the chewing process, but how the decrease in this sensory input, due to loss of teeth, may cause weak memory and lead to cognitive decline is not well understood. This pilot public survey aiming to assess the correlation between the number of missing teeth, periodontal disease, and cognit...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Using Acrylic Customized X-Ray Positioning Stents for Long-Term Follow-Up Studies
ConclusionThe device provided reliable linear measurements and produced reproducible images suitable for studies depending on the follow-up analysis. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effects of Salivary pH on Coating Durability of Two Different Aesthetic Archwire Coatings Under a Simulated Intraoral Environment
This study compared the effects of normal salivary pH, and acidic pH found in patients with poor oral hygiene, on the durability of aesthetic archwire coated with epoxy resin and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).MethodsThe posterior parts of the archwires were sectioned into 20 mm segments (N=102) and divided among six groups. Four groups were treated with different pH levels and two served as controls. The specimens were immersed in individual test tubes containing 10 ml of artificial saliva adjusted to a pH of 6.75 or 3.5. The tubes were sealed and stored in a 37°C water bath for 28 days. After 28 days, the specimens w...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

A Cross-Sectional Study of the Prevalence and Severity of Maxillofacial Fractures Resulting from Motor Vehicle Accidents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
ConclusionsMVAs were the main cause of trauma and affected mainly young males. The most common site of fracture was midface, specifically orbit. Subcondylar was the most prevalent fracture site for mandibular fractures. The severity of MVAs injuries was significantly higher compared to non-MVAs injuries. We suggest enforcing legislation and regulations on road safety such as the use of compulsory seat belts. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Titanium particles: an emerging risk factor for peri-implant bone loss
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Zoë Berryman, Laura Bridger, Haizal Mohd Hussaini, Alison M. Rich, Momen Atieh, Andrew Tawse-SmithAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the presence of titanium particles in peri-implant tissues in cases diagnosed with peri-implantitis, and to identify immunological reactions that these particles may elicit.MethodsTen peri-implant tissue biopsies of patients diagnosed clinically and radiographically with peri-implantitis were obtained from the archives of Oral Pathology Centre, University of Otago. The inclusion criteria involves: bl...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Lorazepam induces acinar cells apoptosis of rat parotid glands
Publication date: Available online 4 October 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Patrícia Vida Cassi Bettega, Aline Cristina Batista Rodrigues Johann, Mariana Rinaldi, Sérgio Aparecido Ignácio, Edvaldo Antônio Ribeiro Rosa, Luciana Reis Azevedo Alanis, Yusuf Althobaiti, Silvana da Silva Sapelli, Ana Maria Trindade Grégio Hardy (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: October 2019Source: The Saudi Dental Journal, Volume 31, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Expression of NaV-1.7, TNF-α and HSP-70 in experimental flare-up post-extirpated dental pulp tissue through a neuroimmunological approach
ConclusionExtirpating the dental pulp tissue will induce a more pronounced flare-up response from the molecules of the pulp tissue in vital teeth than those in inflamed vital pulp tissue. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Root Canal Morphology of Maxillary Second Molars in a Saudi Sub-Population: A Cone Beam Computed Tomography Study
ConclusionConsidering the limitations in this study, it appears that the Saudi population is more likely to have three- and two-rooted maxillary second molars, with males and females showing greater tendencies to having three and two roots, respectively. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - October 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Tooth surface loss: a review of literature
ConclusionTSL is a clinical problem that dentists face on a daily basis. Therefore, a sound clinical approach by which TSL can be prevented and managed is essential. While this approach requires that dentists are knowledgeable about the issue, increasing public awareness of TSL is also vital. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - September 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Retrospective Radiological Evaluation to Study the Prevalence and Pattern of Maxillofacial Fracture among Military Personal at Prince Sultan Military Medical City [PSMMC], Riyadh: An Institutional Study
ConclusionRoad traffic accidents were the most common cause of maxillofacial fractures. Spreading awareness among young drivers regarding road safety regulations is highly recommended. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - September 22, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparative Evaluation of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Versus Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Scaffolds in Regenerative Endodontic Treatment of Immature Necrotic Permanent Maxillary Central Incisors: A Double Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsFor necrotic immature teeth, revascularization using PRP is an appropriate alternative to PRF and showed excellent 12-months prognosis. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - September 22, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Knowledge and Practices of Decontamination during Root Canal Treatment by Dentists in Jeddah
ConclusionsThere is a significant difference in practicing root canal disinfection techniques among dentists in governmental and private sectors but no difference in degree of knowledge. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - September 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Evaluation of Different Root Canal Filling Techniques in Severely Curved Canals by Micro-computed Tomography
Publication date: Available online 4 September 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Betul Aycan Alim, Yıldız Garip BerkerAbstractAimTo fill the severely curved root canals with different filling techniques and to compare these techniques using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT).Materials and methodsSixty extracted mandibular first molars (degree of root canal curvature> 25°) were selected. All samples were divided into four groups and filled with one of the following techniques: lateral condensation, single-cone, continuous-wave obturation, and core carrier. After they were scanned by micro-CT, the tot...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - September 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

In vivo performance of near-infrared light transillumination for dentine proximal caries detection in permanent teeth
ConclusionThe NILTI device exhibited the best performance in terms of detecting proximal dentin caries. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - August 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Analysis of the pattern of maxillofacial injuries in Saudi Arabia: A systematic Review
ConclusionMaxillofacial trauma is a serious health problem in Saudi Arabia. RTAs remain the major cause of maxillofacial injuries especially among males, thus strict implementation of traffic rules is a must to minimize maxillofacial injuries and its physical and psychological impact. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - August 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

An In Vitro Evaluation of the Effect of Polishing on the Stainability of Different CAD/CAM Ceramic Materials
Publication date: Available online 28 August 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Ala'a Abu-Obaid, Amjad AlMawash, Noura Alyabis, Nouf AlzaaqiAbstractPurposeTo determine the effect of coffee on the stainability of CAD/CAM ceramics after different surface treatment protocols.MethodsNinety specimens (2 mm × 10 mm) of CAD/CAM ceramic materials (Vitablocs Mark II, VITA Enamic, and VITA Suprinity) were prepared. The specimens were subdivided (n = 10) into three groups: G1: Glazed (control group), G2: Subjected to finishing and polishing, and G3: Re-glazed after finishing and polishing. The surface treatment was ...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - August 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Periodontal tray application of chlorine dioxide gel as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in the treatment of chronic periodontitis
ConclusionThe application of chlorine dioxide gel using the custom tray after SRP in the treatment of chronic periodontitis showed better clinical improvement in pocket depth reduction and bleeding index compared to SRP alone. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - August 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Pre-prosthetic orthodontics
Publication date: Available online 27 August 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Hayam AlfallajAbstractFor some patients, pre-prosthetic orthodontic intervention is necessary to optimize both esthetic and functional aspects of dental treatment. This review will focus on the following topics: orthodontics treatment with multiple missing teeth, correction of anterior deep vertical overlap, anterior worn dentition, up-righting of tilted teeth, and orthodontic crown lengthening. This review will aid restorative dentists in identifying which patients could benefit from orthodontic intervention, and in understanding h...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Radiographic assessment of the prevalence, pattern and position of maxillary canine impaction in najran (saudi arabia) population using orthopantomograms – a cross-sectional, retrospective study
ConclusionThe prevalence of maxillary canine impaction was found to be 3.46% in Najran. Type I pattern of maxillary canine impaction was commonest followed by Type II, VI, III, V and VII. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Description of Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sanguinis, and Candida albicans Biofilms after Exposure to Propolis Dentifrice Using the OpenCFU Method
ConclusionOpenCFU analysis can be reliably used as a rapid and a more practical method to analyse the growth of oral microorganism biofilms. However, high digital image quality is required to provide an accurate analysis for colony counting. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - August 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effect of Lipopolysaccharide on Cell Proliferation and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Secretion of Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells
ConclusionsLPS reduced cell proliferation and VEGF secretion of PDLSCs, suggesting that periodontal pathogens might reduce the capability of PDLSCs in periodontal regeneration. Yet, LPS treated PDLSCs remained viable and VEGF secretion increased significantly over time. Further research is needed to study the potential use of PDLSCs in periodontal regeneration and the relationship of biofilm LPS accumulations. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - August 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Management of an emergency tooth extraction in diabetic patients on the dental chair
ConclusionFasting blood glucose level of 180 mg/dl is a cut-off point for any selective dental extraction. However, Random blood glucose level of 234 mg/dl (13mmol/l) is a cut-off point for an emergency tooth extraction. Tightly controlled diabetic patients (blood glucose level below 70 mg/dl) are susceptible to hypoglycemia. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - August 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Assessment of nosocomial bacterial contamination in dental unit waterlines: Impact of flushing
ConclusionsDUWL contamination is a serious issue in dentistry, and the microbiological quality of the water must be monitored regularly. Further studies on endotoxin exposure and prevention are therefore necessary. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - July 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Prevalence of Partial Edentulism and RPD Design in Patients Treated at College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of partial edentulism, RPD type, design, and components and their frequency of use by patients at the prosthodontic clinics of the College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The prepared surveys, laboratory authorization forms, and images of the RPD metal frameworks on casts were used for data collection. Two calibrated investigators studied the digital photographs to identify the Kennedy classification, type of RPD, major connector, clasp assembly, and other details. Data was collected and analyzed statistically. The results showed tha...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - July 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: July 2019Source: The Saudi Dental Journal, Volume 31, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - July 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Challenges in Postgraduate Research
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Solaiman M. Al-Hadlaq (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - July 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effect of iatrogenic factors on periodontal health: An epidemiological study
ConclusionThis study clearly identified a higher prevalence, 50.8 % of sub-gingival restorations causing gingivitis and has shown significant influence on periodontal status of the tooth. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - July 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Hyrax versus transverse sagittal maxillary expander: An assessment of arch changes on dental casts. A retrospective study
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): C. Maspero, D. Cavagnetto, A. Fama, L. Giannini, G. Galbiati, M. FarronatoAbstractObjectivethe aim of this study was to compare arch changes before and after maxillary expansion with Transverse Maxillary Sagittal Expander (TSME) and Hyrax Palatal Expander (HPE), in growing patients with diagnosis of maxillary hypoplasia.Materials and methodsthe sample consisted of 40 patients’ records (20 males 20 females mean age 9.2±2.6 years) were selected from the archive of the Orthodontic Department of the University of Milan, Italy...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - June 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The morphology of sella turcica in cleft and non-cleft individuals
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Suraj Prasad Sinha, Akhil Shetty, U.S. Krishna Nayak (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - June 23, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Dental Implant Primary Stability in Different Regions of The Jawbone: CBCT-based 3D Finite Element Analysis
This study aimed to analyze the primary stability of dental implant in maxillary and mandibular anterior and posterior regions using a finite element analysis.Materials and methodsCBCT images of maxillary and mandibular regions were collected from patients’ radiographic data and transformed to 3D models. A Straumann Dental implant was inserted in each bone model and then pulled-out, where amount von-Mises stress was obtained and analyzed for each. A comparison between the insertion and the pull-out was evaluated.ResultsTwenty-four images were randomly selected for analysis from 122 scans. In both the insertion and th...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - June 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Preventive hygiene protocol of university of milan for women during pregnancy: A qualitative and quantitative bacterial plaque analysis prospective original study
ConclusionsThe preventive hygiene protocol used in the Dental Hygiene Department of the University of Milan, during the gestation period, is a suitable method for the control of the bacterial plaque. A considerably decrease of the plaque index and bacterial components between the first visit and the subsequent check-ups was calculated. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - June 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Head and neck cancer management and cancer stem cells implication
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Osama A. Elkashty, Ramy Ashry, Simon D. TranAbstractHead and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) arise in the mucosal linings of the upper aerodigestive tract and are heterogeneous in nature. Risk factors for HNSCCs are smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and the human papilloma virus. Conventional treatments are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or a combined modality; however, no international standard mode of therapy exists. In contrast to the conventional model of clonal evolution in tumor development, there is a newly p...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Public awareness of forensic odontology and willingness to enroll in a prospective dental registry: a survey conducted in Saudi Arabia
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Mahmoud Salam, Nedal Al Rawashdeh, Adel F. AlmutairiAbstractBackgroundThe establishment of a national dental registry provides a great opportunity for the healthcare and criminal investigation systems. Its feasibility would rely mainly upon public knowledge and a willingness to contribute dental profiles. The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of awareness among the Saudi public of forensic odontology and to evaluate their willingness to participate in a prospective national dental registry.MethodsA cross-sectional survey base...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 29, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Micro-osteo perforation effects as an intervention on canine retraction
ConclusionFCPs are an effective method of accelerating the rate of canine retractions by 2-3 fold of tooth movement, however, pain perception was high in day 1 and 2. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 29, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Association of COL1A2 (PvuII) gene polymorphism with risk and severity of dental fluorosis – A case control study
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): C. Rahila, M.B. Aswath Narayanan, S.G. Ramesh Kumar, A. Leena Selvamary, A. Sujatha, J. John KirubaharanAbstractIntroductionDental fluorosis is a foremost public health problem in many countries, including India. Very few studies investigated gene polymorphism and risk of dental fluorosis. Genetic polymorphisms in Collagen Type I, alpha 2 (COL1A2) gene, found to be linked with bone pathogenesis, may affect the tooth formation resulting in the vulnerability to dental fluorosis.AimTo assess the association between COL1A2 (PvuII) gene pol...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Response of Stem Cells from Human Exfoliated Deciduous teeth (SHED) to three bioinductive materials – an in vitro experimental study
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Prasanna T. Dahake, Nikita P. Panpaliya, Yogesh J. Kale, Mahesh V. Dadpe, Shrikant B. Kendre, Chetana Bogar, Prasanna T. Dahake (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Experimental study of brackets adhesion with a novel enamel-protective material compared with conventional etching“
ConclusionsThe experimental material for conditioning human enamel induces calcium phosphates crystals on the enamel surface and improves the bond strength in comparison to the NT group. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Pulpal Repair after Direct Pulp Capping with New Bioceramic Materials: A Comparative Histological Study
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Khaled Wagih Al–Saudi, Sameh Mahmoud Nabih, Ahmed Mustafa Farghaly, Eman Abdul-Aziz AboHager (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 23, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Association of COL1A2 (PvuII) gene polymorphism with risk and severity of dental fluorosis - A case control study
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): C. Rahila, M.B. Aswath Narayanan, S.G. Ramesh Kumar, A. Leena Selvamary, A. Sujatha, J. John KirubaharanAbstractIntroductionDental fluorosis is a foremost public health problem in many countries, including India. Very few studies investigated gene polymorphism and risk of dental fluorosis. Genetic polymorphisms in Collagen Type I, alpha 2 (COL1A2) gene, found to be linked with bone pathogenesis, may affect the tooth formation resulting in the vulnerability to dental fluorosis.AimTo assess the association between COL1A2 (PvuII) gene pol...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 23, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparison of bacterial removal from dentinal tubules with different irrigant agitation techniques: An in vitro study
ConclusionActivation of sodium hypochlorite with sonic and ultrasonic systems dramatically reduced live bacteria contamination in the dentinal tubules of infected root canals. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparison of bacterial removal from dentinal tubules using different irrigant agitation techniques: An in vitro study
ConclusionActivation of sodium hypochlorite with sonic and ultrasonic systems dramatically reduced live bacteria contamination in the dentinal tubules of infected root canals. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Regenerative Dentistry in Periodontics
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Simon D. Tran, Mohammed O. Bakkar, Yoshinori Sumita, Naotaka Kishimoto (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Regional odontodysplasia: an analysis of 161 cases from 1953 to 2017
ConclusionAlthough RO was first described almost 80 years ago and the total subsequent case reports were over 160 cases, there is no consensus on its pathogenesis and how it should be treated. The descriptive nature of the examined case reports reveals the limited information on this condition. Further experimental and genetic studies are needed. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Assessment of extracting molars and premolars after root canal treatment: A retrospective study
ConclusionMolars were extractedafter NSRCT due to SGD followed by premolars,which were extracted due to VRF. Special care should be taken while planning NSRCT treatment for molars, in particular, with emphasis on the importance of oral hygiene and follow-up visits. (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Prevalence of Three-Rooted Mandibular Permanent First And Second Molars in the Saudi Population
This study aims to explore the frequency and factors affecting the prevalence of an extra root in the lower first and second permanent molars in the Saudi population.MethodsImages of 379 Saudi patients who underwent CBCT for routine dental treatment were assessed. The CBCT images were evaluated on a 34-inch LED screen in a dark room and assessed by two examiners to count the prevalence of an additional root in the lower molars. Laterality and the gender factors were used to analyze that prevalence. Percentages represent categorical variables; Fisher’s exact test and Chi square test were also used for the categorical ...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - May 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

DNA finger printing of S. Mutans present in the saliva of caries active children and those associated with intellectual disability- An RAPD analysis
Publication date: Available online 27 April 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): A.R. Prabhakar, Gudla Sreeja, Saraswathi V. NaikAbstractAimThe aim of this study is , to evaluate and compare the diversity of S. Mutans genotypes with respect to caries activity among normal children and intelluctualy disabled children , which would enable the clinician to plan better strategies for early caries detection , management and prevention.Materials and methodsGenotyping of S. Mutans was done by collecting the saliva samples from 40 caries active children (20 normal and 20 children associated with intellectual disability b...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - April 29, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Majors highlights of the new 2017 classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions
Publication date: Available online 23 April 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): N. Babay, F. Alshehri, R. Al Rowis (Source: The Saudi Dental Journal)
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - April 27, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Tolerability of a green tea-based mouth rinse: A pilot study
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Renad Abdulkarim, Aliyah Al-subhi, Renad bukhari, Nehhal Alkhattabi, Rolla Mira, Osama Felemban, Lena Elbadawi, Soulafa Almazrooa, Hani MawardiAbstractIntroductionMouth rinse containing essential oil is one of the most popular, over the counter dental products which has been promoted to have anti-inflammatory, anti-plaque and anti-microbial properties. An essential oil alcohol-free mouth rinse with green tea has been introduced recently and promoted for management of periodontitis and gingivitis. As the role of chlorhexidine gluconat...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - April 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research