“Saudi Journal of Oral and Dental Research” ISSN 2518-1297 (Online) & ISSN 2518-1300 (Print) is a Monthly, peer reviewed, open access, Journal published by “Scholars Middle East Publishers”, Dubai, UAE. This Journal publishes Original Research Articles, Review, Case Studies, Short Communications, Editorial comments and within the whole field of oral and dental sciences.
Scope of Journal
The scopes of “Saudi Journal of Oral and Dental Research” includes all the areas of research activities in all fields Endodontics, Orthodontics, Minimal intervention dentistry, Prosthodontics, Pediatric dentistry, Preventive dentistry, Periodontics, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dento-maxillofacial radiology, Oral pathology, Oral medicine, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Anaesthesiology, Dental Bonding, Dental Cavities, Dental Instruments, Dental Restoration, Dental Traumatology, Dental Treatment, Forensic Odontology, Geriartic Dentistry, Minimal Intervention Dentistry, Teeth Cleaning, Tooth Bleaching, Xerostomia and other related and applied fields.
Dr Sandhyarani B
Associate professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental college, Sangli, Maharashtra, India
Prof. Dr. Amer A. Taqa
University of Mosul, College of Dentistry, Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq
Dr. Ozlem Marti Akgun
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Gülhane Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Sajith Abdul Lathif
Consultant Periodontist & Implantologist Ansar Hospital, Perumpilavuthrissur, Kerala, India
Faculty of Dentistry, University Of Sumatera Utara Medan Indonesia
Dr. Zainab Mahmood Aljamali
Assist. Lecturer, Prosthodontics, Dentistry Department , Babylon University, Iraq.
Dr. Arsalan Wahid Malik
Oral Pathology & Orthodontics, University Medical & Dental College, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Dr Behnaz Esmaeili
Assistant professor, Department of Operative dentistry, Babol dental School, Iran
Dr. Hardik Prajapati
Dental Surgeon, Community health centre, Borsad District, AnandGujarat, India
Dr. Kirti Chawla
Senior Research Associate, Department of Periodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
Dr. Deepak Gupta
Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MMCDSR, Mullana, India
Dr Manjunath SH
Senior Lecturer, Department Of Periodontology, SMBT Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India
Dr. Aakash Shah
Orthodontics and Dentofacialorthopedics, A/32, Vinay Society, Near Sardar, Petrol Pump, Ajwa Road, Vadodara, Gujarat-390019, India
College Of Dentistry, University of Ha’il, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Dr Tarek Rabi
Faculty of Dentistry, Al Quds University, Abu Dis, Palestine
Chronic Periodontitis as a Factor of Initial and Secondary Systemic Low Intensity
Nataliya Yu. Emelyanova, Dmitry V. Emelyanov
Page Numbers : 306-309
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i07.001
The article shows the role of chronic periodontitis in maintaining low-intensity systemic inflammation, which underlies the pathogenesis of many somatic diseases. Some etiological factors of chronic periodontitis, namely the growth of specific microflora, can affect the course of pathological processes or conditions in various organs and systems of the body, which indicates the mandatory examination of the oral cavity in the treatment of any somatic diseases.
June 30, 2020
Clinical and Radiological Approaches of Calcifying Odontogenic Cyst of Maxilla – A Case Report
Dr. S. Jayachandran, Dr. A.V. Annapoorni
Page Numbers : 301-305
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i06.009
Calcifying Odontogenic cyst (COC) or Gorlin cyst is an uncommon benign cystic lesion which develops from the odontogenic epithelium. According to WHO it is classified under developmental Odontogenic cysts. They occupy a spectrum ranging from a cyst to an odontogenic tumor. It most commonly involves the anterior region of the jaws. The characteristic feature of COC is the presence of Ghost cells within the epithelium that has a propensity to calcify. In this paper we illustrate a case of COC in a 14-year-old girl, and the investigations done to arrive at the final diagnosis.
Original Research Article
June 30, 2020
Knowledge and Awareness about Periodontitis Associated with the Orthodontic Treatment among the Dental Doctors of Dammam, KSA
Abdulrahman Ahmed Mohammed Abushiqa
Page Numbers : 295-300
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i06.008
The orthodontic treatments are associated with the movement of the tooth achieved by the involvement of the periodontal ligament that unites the roots of the tooth with the alveolar bone. The forces used to achieve best results for the orthodontic treatment creates stress on the periodontal ligament that promotes traction of bone, bone resorption and tooth movement. During the process of the orthodontic treatment it is essential to maintain a healthy periodontium. Mostly the fixed orthodontic treatment could deteriorate periodontal health because of the wear and tear of the biofilm that access the pathogenic micro-flora to grow. In this study the knowledge and awareness of the dental doctors in Dammam is surveyed to determine the association of periodontitis with the orthodontic treatment. About 89 dental doctors participated in this study, 66 (74.2%) were female participants and 23 (25.8%) were male participants. Around 87 (97.7%) of the dental doctors of Dammam feels that periodontal complications are caused in the patients treated with orthodontics. The dental Doctors of Dammam have comparatively good knowledge about the relationship between the orthodontic treatment and the periodontal diseases. The orthodontist and the periodontist need to do research and development to avoid the periodontal disease during and after the orthodontic treatment.
Original Research Article
June 28, 2020
Knowledge and Attitude of Dental Professionals towards Basic Life Support
Muhammad Ilyas, Ain ul Momina, Anum Saleem, Gul Shaikh, Amina Tariq
Page Numbers : 291-294
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i06.007
Basic life support (BLS) is a resuscitative emergency care provided to victims of medical conditions which could be life threatening, until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. BLS ensures maintenance of clear airway, support of breathing and blood circulation in case of cardiac arrest .BLS is an important aspect of daily emergency medical treatment which ,if provided correctly can save a life. Objective: the objective of the study was to evaluate the knowledge and attitude of dental professionals towards basic life support in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Method: The study was cross sectional in nature. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 174 dental students of government and private sector in Lahore, which included questions on various aspects of basic life support including basic knowledge about treatment procedures and general attitude of dental students towards training. Dully filled questionnaires were collected, analyzed and presented as pie chart and graphs. Results: In this study, 51% of participants showed lack of basic knowledge about basic life support and none of the participants were able to answer all of the asked questions .76% of students admitted that they were never educated about basic life support but 96% of participants agreed that they should be trained for providing basic life support. Conclusion: It was concluded that the dental students and practitioners of Lahore have a healthy attitude towards training of basic life support but a considerable number were lacking in general knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other critical procedures of basic life support. Despite encountering medical emergencies in dental clinical set ups, they were never trained in basic life support. Theoretical and practical training of BLS should be made a compulsory part of dental courses in the region to rectify the situation.
Original Research Article
June 26, 2020
Knowledge and Awareness on Medico-Legal Aspects in Dentistry amongst Dental Graduates- An Original Research
Dr. Hasitha Gongura, Dr. Bandaru Sai Krishna, Dr. Abhaya Vadlamudi, Dr. Monika Marripudi, Dr. Sri Pujith Dev, Dr. Anne Vivek
Page Numbers : 287-290
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i06.006
Aim: Purpose of our study was to assess the awareness of dentists regarding medico-legal aspects in dentistry. Methodology: Our study enrolled 100 BDS dentists as participants in the online survey. Questions premeditated to test the awareness of dental practitioners toward IC, types of consent, time for taking consent, consent form for minors, negligence for non-referral, indemnity policy etc. Results: The results show that around 78% of dentists knew about informed consent and its importance in medico-legal aspects. Around 67% of dentists were aware of CPA and 45.7% of them had the knowledge about indemnity insurance policy and how it helps the dentist in case of medico-legal issues. Conclusion: In our study, we came across the fact that dentists participated in the survey had knowledge about informed consent but had less awareness about dental code of ethics. There was a need to increase awareness for medico-legal aspects in dental professionals.
June 21, 2020
Facial Deformity: Cleft Lip and Palate A Recapitulation
Dr. Hadi Yahya Al Bahesh, Dr. Hamad Fares Al Munjjim
Page Numbers : 281-286
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i06.005
Cleft lip and palate are the utmost typical facial deformity. It may occupy lip only, lip and palate and palate only. The primary deduction of clefting in infants may be each environmental or genetic aspects (such as familial factors and chromosomes). The amount of professionals involves in management of clefting and decides the highest treatment plan depending on the site of deficiency and period of the infant. Aim: The principle of the current paper is to present the etiology of cleft lip and cleft palate mutually the genetic and the environmental aspects. It is optional that the genetic basis for dissimilar kinds of familiar or unusual congenital malformations may marvelously be homogeneous, even as, the ecological basis is heterogeneous. Etiology: The etiology of CLP looks multifaceted, with genetics playing a vital function. Numerous genes create syndromic CLP have been exposed. Three of them, T-box transcription factor-22, poliovirus receptor-like-1, and interferon regulatory factor-6 are accountable for generate X-linked cleft palate, cleft lip/palate-ectodermal dysplasia syndrome, and Vander Woude and popliteal pterygium syndromes, correspondingly; they are also occupied in nonsyndromic CLP. Conclusion: To terminate, while the etiology of nonsyndromic CLP is still mostly unidentified, mutations in applicant genes have been known in a tiny amount of cases. Formative the qualified menace of CLP on the basis of hereditary conditions and environmental manipulate (together with smoking, alcohol use, and dietary factors) will be practical for genetic analysis and the expansion of future protective procedures.
Original Research Article
June 21, 2020
Conscious Sedation by the Inhalation of Equimolar Mixture of Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide in a Paediatric Dentistry Department
Aims: To evaluate the management of patients initially refusing care and their treatment under conscious sedation by the inhalation of Equimolar Mixture of Oxygen-Nitrous Oxide in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of dental medicine in Monastir. Settings and Design: A 5 years retrospective study. Methods and Material: Dental session’s treatment under conscious sedation were done once a week. Data for only one operator was collected. Data entry was performed using SPSS statistical software. Quantitative variables were expressed by their mean and standard deviation and categorical variables by their number and frequency. Differences with P-value < 0.05 were recorded as statistically significant. Results: The sample represents 161 patients (226 care sessions), the majority of patients treated under conscious sedation are aged between 3 and 30 years. The mean age is 8.02 years with a standard deviation of 4.591 years. The most represented age group is that of 5-14 years with 74% of the total number. The category of the most treated patients in our study were disabled patients with 49%, then young children with 36% and anxious patients with 13%. The category of occasional indications related to the act represents only 3%. Recruitment was mostly performed within the Department of Paediatric Dentistry. Extractions represent 40%, no serious side-effects were observed. The success rate was 93.2%. Conclusions: Since it is carried out in a Paediatric Dentistry department, this study provides a vision of conscious sedation benefits with young patients requiring this specific treatment.