“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
Evaluation of Different Non Rigid Fixation Techniques in Dentoalveolar Fracture: A Comparative Study
Dr. Rahul VC Tiwari, Dr. Aliza Rizvi, Dr. Sumaiyya Patel, Dr. Shruthi Sukumar, Dr. Geetanjali Singh, Dr. Heena Tiwari
Page Numbers : 489-491
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i09.014
Introduction: Dentalalveolar fractures are commonly encountered in emergency settings and dental clinics. In adult patients they can occur due to different reasons and may be accompanied by various other facial injuries. Early stabilization and fixation are necessary for treatment if such injuries. Objective: To compare the efficiency of different non rigid fixation techniques in the treatment of dentoalveolar fractures. Materials & Methods: This comparative study was carried out on 87 patients belonging to young, middle, and old age groups. The causes of these fractures were also noted. One of eight different non rigid fixation modalities namely Direct Interdental wiring, Indirect Eyelet Interdental wiring, Indirect IVY Loop Interdental wiring, Continuous Multiple Loop Wiring, Erich’s Arch Bars, Cap Splints, Gunning Splints and Pin Fixation were used for treatment in each case and complications occurring after three weeks in each treatment group were observed and compared among the groups. Results: 87 adults took part in our study. 49% of all the fractures were due to Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) and 25% were due to assault. 37 were treated with Erich’s Arch Bars, 14 with Direct Interdental wiring, 11 with Indirect Eyelet Interdental wiring, 10 with Indirect IVY Loop Interdental wiring, 6 with Continuous Multiple Loop Wiring, 4 with Cap Splints, 3 with Pin Fixation and 2 with Gunning Splints. All treatment methods had high success rates (normal union), which ranged from 70- 100%. Conclusion: Non rigid fixation techniques are viable methods of treatment in dentoalveolar fractures.
Sept. 19, 2020
Role of Placentrex in Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Review
Dr. Mohammed Nishan
Page Numbers : 481-484
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i09.012
In 21st century while we still can’t perform miracles in healing to maintain health, one Elixir is coming into the limelight is Placenta Extract which will aid magic in the era of wound healing. In other words, the Placenta act as various internal organs for the embryo, that’s why it has a various medicinal effects, studies have shown magical effects of wound healing by use placentrex. A troublesome and usually unavoidable consequence of Head and Neck chemo radiation is oral mucositis which decreases patients’ compliance and negatively influences the outcome of therapy by increasing overall treatment time. Currently, no single effective recommended treatment exists for this problem and a variety of supportive care measures have been practiced with limited benefits. While many study evaluated the therapeutic benefit of Placentrex in the management of oral mucositis seen in oral cancer patients undergoing treatment with concurrent chemoradiation. Even local injection of placentrex proved to be safe, cheap and effective in oral submucous fibrosis without any significant side effects and contra indication. The effect is long lasting. So can be given in early stages of OSMF with significant results. This review focuses on the use and benefits of placentrex in dentistry.
Sept. 19, 2020
How to Overcome the Trouble Shooting Problems in Complete Denture: An Overview!
Dr. Yogesh Santoba Nagargoje, Dr. Pratik Jaisinghbahadur Pal, Dr. Rughani Darsh Anil, Dr Baban P. Kudwe, Dr. Shreyan Surendra Kumar Agrawal, Dr. Rahul Pankaj Waghmare
Page Numbers : 472-475
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i09.010
Complete dentures are artificial prosthesis for teeth and tissues. A successful functioning complete denture depends on powers of keen observation with anatomy and physiology of mouth, scientific preparation, and artistic hand skills in clinical and laboratory procedures. Complete denture treatment comprises of a triad that consists of the dentist, the patient and the dental laboratory technician. Various post insertion problems are noted from the patients. The problems may be transient and may be essentially disregarded by the patient or they may be serious enough to result in the patient being unable to bear the denture. These problems may be from the lack of knowledge in clinical steps or incorrect laboratory procedure or systemic diseases of patients involving lack of adaptation of dentures due to poor neuromuscular co-ordination. To overcome these problems greater experience and more training are required to accomplish both proper relief of pain if present and discomfort from denture. This review article emphasizes on the various post insertion complete denture trouble shooting problems and the solution to treat these problems, making the denture successful.
Original Research Article
Sept. 19, 2020
A Survey of Usage Parameters of Nickel-Titanium Rotary Files Among Dentists Working Within Private Clinics in the City of Khartoum, Sudan
Mehad Abdallah Osman Ahmed, Elhadi Mohieldin Awooda
Page Numbers : 485-488
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i09.013
The introduction and development of nickel-titanium rotary instruments are undoubtedly improving the quality of Endodontics treatment. The study aimed to assess, dentist knowledge and practice of using NiTi Rotary instrumentation for the root canal treatment. Also to assess their level of success and failure when using rotary files according to the year of experience and their ability to manage procedural errors in comparison to hand instrumentations. A descriptive cross-sectional study among 167 (Endodontists and general practitioners) working in private clinics within Khartoum City, Sudan. A self-administered questionnaire including questions about the uses of NiTi, failures during treatment, and how they managed to overcome. Comparison between variables by Chi-squire test with the level of significance set at a P-value of ≤0.05. The result showed that NiTi rotary files for root canal preparation were used by 72%, with a failure rate of RCTs among 63%, and the majority 80% managed to overcome procedural errors. Crown down as a preparation technique was used by 99.2%. The most commonly used rotary system files were pro taper (83.3%). The rate of file breakage is directly related to their repeated use, before discarding them and those who managed to treat failure were those with more years of experience and endodontists rather than the general practitioners. In conclusion, the majority of dentists working within private clinics in Khartoum city, use NiTi rotary system for RCT, and years of experience was the major factor in managing the RCT failures.
Sept. 19, 2020
Impressions in Dental Implants: A Review
Dr. Yogesh Santoba Nagargoje, Dr. Garima Sharma, Dr. Siddharth Narula, Dr. Girish Kumar, Dr. Deepak Mahla, Dr. Namrata Mahajan
Page Numbers : 476-480
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i09.011
Replacement of missing tooth with dental implants is the alternative success treatment in present days. There are many options and varieties of materials present for implant treatment .For the success of the dental implants impression making is also an important factor. Errors in impression making impression making mainly leads to improper placement of the prosthesis and leads to implant failure so selection technique of impression for that particular clinical situation is always important for dental implant success. The main aim of this review article is how to select an impression technique for particular clinical situation.
Original Research Article
Sept. 17, 2020
Erudition and Cognizance about Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic among Dental Students of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed S Alsahhar, Amani Salem Alkhybari, Malek Ahmed Mohammedsaleh, Sultan Mohammed Aljumah, Naif Saud Alosaimi, Amjad Talal Aljumaydi, Khalid Meshari Almutairi, Fatima Sultana
Page Numbers : 463-471
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i09.009
As reported by WHO on 18th July, there are a total of 13,876,441 and 593,087 confirmed deaths due to covid-19. About 216 countries or areas are affected with Covid-19 disease. The most probable origin of COVID-19 virus being Chinese horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus Sinicus) and pangolins as the intermediate host. The outbreak of the COVID-19 viral disease is considered to be Health Emergency and has spread to different parts of the world. There is a high risk of cross-infection to occur between the dentist and the patient due to the setting of the dental clinic. During the dental procedures a large number of droplets and aerosols that are released in the environment can contaminate the clinic even during the incubation period or in case with asymptomatic patients and hence the standard cleaning techniques wont work and requires special sanitization. According to the MOH guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia, strict guidelines and protocol need to be followed for the prevention of infection and as control measures for the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As per the report of WHO on 18th July, there are a total of 13,876,441 and 593,087 confirmed deaths due to covid-19. The statistics on 4th August showed a total of 281,000 confirmed covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia, with 244,000 people recovered from the disease and 2984 deaths in total and remaining under treatment. The survey of this study showed results that more than 90% of the dental students have good knowledge about COVID-19 pandemic and dentistry. The dental students are well aware of the protocol to be followed during the dental practices. Very few surveys are done all across the world on the present topic as this is only half a year since emergence of the COVID-19 virus.
Sept. 9, 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic & Oral Health Care – An Overview of Current Updates
Dr. Sudeep C. Bhagvandas, Dr. Jubin Hassan Kalathingal, Dr. Waseem Ansar, Dr. Thariq Vengoor Kalathil, Dr. Nikhil Chandran, Dr. Nithin Pratap
Page Numbers : 456-462
DOI : 10.36348/sjodr.2020.v05i09.008
The latest threat to global health is the ongoing outbreak of the respiratory disease that was recently given the name Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 was recognized in December 2019, caused by a novel coronavirus which is structurally related to the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). As in two preceding instances of emergence of coronavirus disease in the past 18 years - SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the COVID-19 outbreak has posed critical challenges for the public health, research, and medical communities. The goal of an infection control program is to provide a safe working environment for dental health care personnel and their patients. It is crucial for all dental practitioners to be up to date on current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other important guidelines, equipments, and techniques for proper infection control. Continuous evaluation of infection control practices is important, this ensures the patients and enables the dental healthcare providers confidence that oral health care can be delivered and received in a safe and effective manner.