At one of the international conferences on hypodontia an international agreement was announced about who should be on the team. The conclusion was that the members of the team should include the following: General dental practitioners, pediatric dentists, prosthodontists, orthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dental nurses, clinical psychologists, clinical geneticists, dermatologists, specialist laboratory technicians, speech and language therapists.14 Numerous clinical reports have demonstrated the importance of prosthetic dental treatment in patients with hypodontia for physiological and psychological reasons. Treatment of hypodontia varies, and includes removable partial denture and fixed functional space maintainers. In this case fixed functional space maintainer is recommended. The rationale for use of fixed functional space maintainers is its esthetic appearance, easy care, acceptable cost, cooperation of the patient not needed and easy
Other details of formation of dentition, subtypes and the formula for human dentition are outlined in APPENDIX A-1, A-2 and A-3 (4, 5, 6). Since this study focuses on the supportive structures of teeth called periodontium, it is discussed in subsequent paragraphs. 3 1.2. Periodontium The supporting structures of tooth are collectively known as periodontium. A normal healthy periodontium (Figure 3) provides the support necessary to maintain the functioning of the tooth.
It gives wide exposure of coracoid process for the study of anatomical structures of the region, bones density as well as given clue to properly access this bone for researches relates to anthropometric studies. In this short modified method, the skin was reflected laterally and the fat, fascia removed, the pectorals major and deltoid muscles are clearly defined, which correlated with some previous published reports on dissection procedures of pectoral region (Romanes, 1986; Tank 2008), unlike the previously published techniques, where the pectorals major and pectorals minor muscles were dissected to expose the coracoid process (Romanes, 1986; Tank 2008). Our alternative approach seems to be consistent with the deltopectoral approach used in shoulder surgery with which the coracoid process can easily be approach once the deltopectoral groove with cephalic vein was identified, and the pectorals major and the deltoid was retracted upward and as well as laterally to access the coracoid process (Webb and Funk, 2006). In contrast, this new approach method to the coracoid process can easily be undertaken and the clavicular origin of the deltoid muscle could be dissected with minor injuries to enable the identification of the coracoid
This biological material provides a necessary link to prove the identity of an individual. With the introduction of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique, amplification of DNA at pre-selected, specific sites is possible, leading this source of evidence to become increasingly popular with investigators.1 Estimating age from teeth is generally reliable as they reflect the biological or physiological age of the individual. Morphologic age-related changes are investigated by measuring variables on intact and half-sectioned teeth. In fresh extracted teeth, the variables that have been found to make the greatest contributions to predictions of age are dental attrition, dentin color, and width of translucent dentin. Different regression models can be prepared to calculate age using these
It provides the abutment all-important to advance teeth in function. The capital functions of periodontium is it provides attachment of teeth to the bone and to one another, adjustment to the changes due to ageing and wear, defense against noxious substances in oral cavity, resistance towards masticatory forces. It consists of four arch apparatus namely: gingival,
Forensic Odontology, or forensic dentistry forms a combination of art and science of dental medicine and was defined by Keiser-Neilson in 1970 (2) as the proper handling, examination and evaluation of dental evidence which are presented in the interest of justice.In general, forensic dentists are responsible for practices covering broader areas which includes Identification of human fragmentary measures, identification in mass disasters, assessment of bite marks and injuries, age estimation and criminal liability (1) Mass disaster occurs by natural events such as flooding, earthquake or volcanic eruption or caused by human activities such as war, boundary disputes .Following these disasters sex appraisal is the foremost stage in reconstructing
THE BASICS ABOUT DENTAL DEEP CLEANING WHAT IS DEEP DENTAL CLEANING? A deep dental cleaning is the term for the removal of accumulated plaque and tartar that has formed around the base of your teeth and along the gun lines. This dental technique is also known as non-surgical periodontal therapy. Another term for this procedure is Scaling and Root Planing, which actually describes the two separate phases involved in the full cleaning process. According to a July 2015 article about chronic periodontitis published in the Journal of the ADA, American Dental Association, website: jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(15)00346-3/abstract, more than 47 percent of adults in the United States, over the age of 30, have experienced some form of gum or periodontal
At this same moment, I realized I found my calling. I further explored my interest in dentistry through the Dental Career Exploration Pipeline Program. Through this program I learned the impact of one’s oral health on one’s overall health. I learned the types of procedures dentists perform other than the typical filling and extraction. The most memorable and influential part was placing filling and caps, repairing chipped teeth, and many other procedures I was able to perform myself on the mannequin.
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