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2016 | September-December | Volume 10 | Issue 3

RESEARCH ARTICLE

S Dandekeri, C Hegde, BV Zunjarrao

A Survey To Evaluate Attitude Towards Replacemet Of Missing Teeth In Patient Among South Costal Area Of Karnataka

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:10] [Number:3] [Pages:5] [Pages No:69 - 73]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/johcd-10-3-69  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

As years are passing attitude towards the dental treatment of each individual is changing not only the aesthetic is their prime concern but also, they demand for a prosthesis which is biomechanical in function and long lasting. Therefore, a prime concern should be given to patient's attitude and their expectations towards the treatment which will in all lead to patient's satisfaction. However, there are generally no accepted rules about how to estimate need, demand or utilization of prosthodontic services in most situations, since individual preferences play a very important role. The awareness of patient regarding dental treatment is of prime importance and should be looked upon. This study was done to assess the patients attitude and concern towards missing teeth and rehabilitating it with the artificial teeth.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Gayathri Devi Kumaresan, Saravana Kumar

Awareness Among School Going Children's In Chennai About Dental Health Care

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:10] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:74 - 79]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/johcd-10-3-74  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Background

Oral health is integral part of general health and well-being. Tooth decay and gum disease are most widespread conditions affectingschool children's and documentation of children's dental healthis limited.

Aim

The aim of the following study is to create awareness on dental health care and knowledge among school children's in Chennai using a questionnaire.

Materials and Methods

The subjects for this study were randomly selected in the age group of 8-16 years. A total of 200 children were selected, of which 92 were males and 108 were females.

Results

The results showed that 55.50% of children brush their teeth twice daily, 100% of the participants use tooth brush and paste to clean their teeth, 66.50% of the participants change their tooth brush once in a month, 20.25% of participant change their brush once in 2 month, 9.25% of participant change their brush once in 3 month. 39.50% of participant cleans their tongue regularly by using tooth brush and tongue cleaner. 26.50% of children's wash their mouth after eating sticky foods and chocolate. 10.5% of children visit dentist regularly for dental checkup. 99.5% of participant knew that tobacco cause ill effects on oral and general health.

REVIEW ARTICLE

SK Rath, U Kumar

Dental Management for Patients in ICU

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:10] [Number:3] [Pages:7] [Pages No:80 - 86]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/johcd-10-3-80  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

The essence of multi disciplinarity is that professionals from different areas acting on the same patient in intensive care do not rely on the environment or special equipment but on the decision making process, based on the full understanding of the patient's physiological, psychological conditions and of new therapies. It is mandatory that ICU patients receive sufficient oral hygiene care during their stay, for the purpose of preventing oral pathologies and possible complications of already existing oral diseases. There is real need for the effective participation of dentists and the nursing staff in the instructions, professional qualification, and motivation of health professionals working in the ICU in order to create specific routines to promote oral health in ICU patients. Multifaceted interventions to improve oral care nursing practices are required to reduce the incidence of life threatening conditions in mechanically ventilated patients, thereby improving patient safety

REVIEW ARTICLE

S Gupta, A Agrawal, P Tavane, M Gundappa, M Dibyendu, S Dimri

Selfiedontics: The Art Of Selfies Combining Cosmetic Dentistry

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:10] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:87 - 90]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/johcd-10-3-87  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Cosmetic dentistry has gone through potential transformations over the years. Various techniques have now been established to analyze the smile digitally and, to simulate the “Before and After” in a particular case. Selfiedontics defines the amalgamation of selfie-culture with clinical practice of dentistry. Use of selfie should not only be restricted to social platform, but also to educate the patient about his own dental status, and even in treatment planning. This article focuses on the combination of digital dentistry with that of the cosmetic or esthetic dentistry.

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