Dental Research and Oral Health

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EISSN : 2641-7413
Current Publisher: Fortune Journals (10.26502)
Total articles ≅ 33

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Dental Research and Oral Health; doi:10.26502/droh

Dental Research and Oral Health aims to get good Impact factor, indexing in SCI, Scopus, PubMed, ESCI, Clarivate Analytics, PMC.
Marina Rodrigues Santi, Beatriz Ometto Sahadi, Rodrigo Barros Esteves Lins, Marcelo Giannini, Luis Roberto Marcondes Martins
Dental Research and Oral Health, Volume 3, pp 141-152; doi:10.26502/droh.0028

The digital smile design (DSD) has been used as a tool for esthetic dentistry that improves predictability of rehabilitation procedures such as direct restorative techniques, which are an effective alternative with low cost to obtain dental esthetics in a short clinical time. This case report aimed to present an integrated planning related to functional, esthetic and emotional requirements from the patient based on digital design parameters. A 23-years-old male patient presented yellowed lateral incisors and canines, with diastema among anterior teeth, and dento-gingival disharmony. The facial harmony, dento-gingival parameters and teeth dimensions were analyzed using DSD. The following clinical procedures were performed: gingivoplasty surgery around the upper right and left lateral incisors (teeth 12 and 22), dental bleaching with 35% hydrogen peroxide combined with 15% carbamide peroxide, and upper anterior direct restorations using resin composite, which resulted in natural aspect and the harmony of the smile.
Kuo Li-Ling, Yu Chien-Chih, Wu Wei-Te, Yu Jian-Hong
Dental Research and Oral Health, Volume 3, pp 35-51; doi:10.26502/droh.0019

Introduction: This article presents a case of Angle Class II division 1 with completed treatment. We used improved super-elastic Ti–Ni alloy wire (ISW) and the modified multiloop edgewise arch wire (MEAW) technique to create space and to relieve anterior and posterior crowding in an adult female patient with poor dental alignment and facial asymmetry. Intermaxillary elastics were also used to improve the mandibular position and intercuspal interdigitation. The patient was treated by crowding relief, facial asymmetry correction, the MEAW technique, and overjet reduction. Findings: The patient was treated successfully using ISW. Conclusion: In this case, we rapidly corrected poor dental alignment by using ISW and the MEAW technique. Compared with conventional stainless steel wire treatment, ISW provides an efficient and easy approach to correct such malocclusion. Successful treatment outcomes were attained, and the patient was pleased with the treatment results.
Anthony Challita, Raymond Challita, Ronald Challita, Sayde Sokhn, Mona Zeitouny
Dental Research and Oral Health, Volume 3, pp 52-61; doi:10.26502/droh.0020

Objective: To reveal the importance of dental care for Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients and the dentist role in treating these patients. Data source and selection: Two online databases (PubMed and Google Scholar) were searched (June 2019). All studies that were analyzed with access to full text in English language were included. Data synthesis: The selected articles shows the importance of the dentist intervention pre, per and post radiation therapy that helps to ease the symptoms which appear due to radiation and may delay their appearance. The dentist’s knowledge in the physiology of cancer and radiation treatment is essential and really important for the success of the whole treatment and amelioration of patient’s quality of life. Conclusion: A good knowledge by the dentist and a caring, cooperant patient improves the patient’s quality of life and reduces the severity of the side effects.
Dental Research and Oral Health, Volume 3, pp 121-128; doi:10.26502/droh.0026

The advent of micro dental treatments has made necessary that dentists improve the visual acuity of the operating field to diagnose early and to treat those areas with greater accuracy. The use of magnification devices in dentistry enhances visualization and improves ergonomics. Various alternatives in the use of magnification exist for all clinicians from introductory magnification systems, like single lens loupes, to high powered dental operating microscopes. A tremendous opportunity exists for all the clinicians to drastically improve their vision by use of magnification and illumination. This changing narrative of practicing dentistry made the authors search for literature on magnification in dentistry. An extensive literature search was performed in the Medline database to understand the nature of magnification devices used in dentistry. This narrative review depicts the present state of magnification devices used in dentistry, their specific applications within different areas of dentistry. The paper also discusses the factors that influence their usage, advantages, and shortcomings, as well as the significances of magnification in various fields of dentistry. This review encourages members of the dental community to implement magnification in their practice for the best outcomes.
Lorna C Carneiro, Alex A Minja
Dental Research and Oral Health, Volume 3; doi:10.26502/droh.0022

Walter Ogutu Amulla, Jackie Kpeinzeh Obey, Dorothy Onjwa Onyango
Dental Research and Oral Health, Volume 3, pp 96-106; doi:10.26502/droh.0024

Background: Dental diseases continue to plague elderly populations worldwide with multiple effects on health, nutrition and wellbeing. Nevertheless, little is known concerning geriatric oral hygiene behavior and its association with dental caries in rural Kenya. This knowledge could be instrumental in shaping geriatric oral health interventions. Aims: To explore relationship between dental self-care habits and self-reported caries amongst the elderly in south-western Kenya. Methods: A cross-sectional analytical study was done among a random sample of 300 elderly persons in southwestern Kenya. Data pertaining to caries prevalence, sociodemographic characteristics as well as dental self-care habits was gathered through structured questionnaires and analyzed on SPSS v.25. Association between variables was explored using Pearson’s chi-square test and multiple logistic regression. Results: Prevalence of self-reported caries was 52.3%. The distribution of caries differed significantly across categories of respondents’ location (X2 = 48.90, P
Csillag Maria, Kakar Ajay
Dental Research and Oral Health, Volume 3, pp 11-23; doi:10.26502/droh.0017

It has been traditionally documented and accepted that even though adult humans may have asymmetrical faces, a vertical straight facial midline line has always been used for aesthetics and functional dental rehabilitation. The standardly used landmarks for ascertaining the midline have been the glabella, the tip of the nose, the philtrum and the pogonion. In this study the pogonion has not been used because it is displaced in over 90% of individuals as per the Smylist® observation due to the mandibular rotation. First the horizontal lines were used to define the midline and then the midline plotted. This study has been conducted to ascertain the Smylist® tenet that all facial midlines are not necessarily straight. The tenet is that the midline can be straight, sloped to either side or curved to either side. A total of 100 subjects from Mumbai, India were photo documented in a straight face view in a standardized format and analysed for the type of midline using the Smylist® Aesthetic software. The results showed that the ratio of the three kinds of midlines were as 3.75 % for the straight midline, 55.55 % for the sloped midline and 40.7 % for the curved midline. It can be concluded that this study has shown that the incidence of the straight midline is only a small fraction in all the individuals in an Indian population which would be different from a European population.
Livia Barenghi, Alberto Barenghi, Aldo Bruno Gianni, Francesco Spadari
Dental Research and Oral Health, Volume 3, pp 162-168; doi:10.26502/droh.0030

Are the Guidelines for Surgical Dental Cares Suitable for COVID-19 Pandemic?. PubMed, SCI, Scopus, ESCI, PMC indexed
Christina Doulkeridou, Ioannis Vouros, Anastasios Petridis, Zarkadi Athanasia-Eirini, Charis Theodoridis
Dental Research and Oral Health, Volume 3, pp 107-120; doi:10.26502/droh.0025

Increasing life expectancy, higher quality of biomaterials used in dentistry and the rapid evolution of clinical procedures, has led to more demanding patient requests and more complicated treatment choices. Such complex cases require holistic management, which frequently mandates clinicians to cooperate in a multidisciplinary approach, in order to fulfil therapeutical objectives and to provide successful treatment concerning functional rehabilitation and aesthetical enhancement. Periodontology cannot be practised in isolation but has to be combined with other fields of dentistry, since periodontal diseases are quite prevalent and affect oral health in various ways. It is evident that these interactions and interrelationships between periodontology practice and other dental fields, such as endodontics, prosthodontics and orthodontics are quite crucial so as the utmost care to be delivered. Combined endodontic-periodontal lesions, adult orthodontics, especially in patients having been treated for periodontitis, prosthetic restoration and dental implant placement in patients with history of periodontitis are some challenging treatment modalities that may require interdisciplinary approach. In the first case reported, non-surgical as well as surgical periodontal treatment and periodontal health stabilization created the proper background for successful orthodontic treatment to be applied in a patient with severe chronic periodontitis. In the second case, periodontal therapy and surgical lengthening of the clinical crowns, with respect to biological width fundamentals, provided more favourable conditions in order a patient with alternative passive eruption and gummy smile to be restored prosthetically.
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