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Volume 5  Issue 1

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Case Reports

ISW for the Treatment of Adult Skeletal Class II Protruded Extraction Case: A Case Report

Chen-Jun HOU1, Chien-Chih YU3*, Chun-Shuo Huang1, Jian-Hong YU1, 2

 The objective of this case report was to discuss ISW wire (Improved Super-elastic Ti-Ni alloy Wire) for the treatment of adult skeletal class II protruded extraction case. An adult female aged 35 years 9 months who came to our clinic with a chief complaint of protruded teeth and for esthetic consultation. Clinical examination revealed left side Class II molar relationship tendency with Class II canine relationship (right side: molar Class I, canine Class I), and moderate crowding over the anterior region. Active treatment included anterior retraction with gable bend and long hook for space closure after bilateral maxillary and mandibular bicuspids extraction.

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Case Reports

Bilateral Dentigerous Cyst Regression: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature and Report of an Unusual Case

Mohit Chand1*

The dentigerous cyst is the most common cause of a pericoronal radiolucency involving an impacted mandibular third molar. Bilateral or multiple dentigerous cysts have been reported in patients with syndromes such as cleidocranial dysplasia however non-syndromic cases are much rarer. This report reveals a 54-year-old Caucasian lady who presented with asymptomatic bilateral radiolucencies associated with impacted lower third molars, which were incidentally noted upon taking a panoramic radiograph for an unrelated pathology.

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Original Article

A Patient Centred Service for Preventive Care: A Local Audit

Mohit Chand1*, Kiren Patel1, Louise Kneafsey2 and Sarah Meadows2

In order to ensure safe and efficient patient care, it is important that primary and secondary care professionals give consistent, evidence based messages regarding oral disease prevention, particularly in today’s emphasis on prevention of ill-health. Orthodontic patients fall into a high caries risk bracket thus preventive advice should be provided at a greater intensity [1]. Furthermore, poor oral hygiene is a predicting factor for patients failing to complete orthodontic treatment and achieving unsatisfactory results [2].

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Research Article

Does An Oral Irrigator Provide Benefits In Reducing Plaque Index? A Randomized Clinical Trial

Luciana Satie Okajima1, Daiane Cristina Peruzzo1, Ana Elisa Amaro1, Paulo Sergio Gomes Henriques1* and Marco Aurelio Brasil2

Dental biofilm consists of bacterial communities which reside in dental surface and soft tissue, being considered
the main etiological factor for periodontal disease. Its regular removal is, therefore, essential and has been a pillar
for maintenance of oral health and prevention of oral disease. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of an oral irrigator (Waterpik®- USA) in oral hygiene associated with the conventional method (CM) (Bass tooth brushing technique and dental floss) through O’Leary’s Plaque Index (PI).

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Review Article

Indirect Resin Composite Restorations- A Narrative Review

Limly Bal T1*, Dhanavel Chakravarthy2, Padmaraj SN3, Vijayaraja S4, Ambily Jayadevan1 and Nandini Dimple1

Esthetic dentistry is a global phenomenon that continues to grow and expand over the past 30 years many have called it a revolution, but this denotes sudden monumental change. In today’s world looking good is a prime concern. Appearance is closely linked to social acceptance and professional success. Newer technologies are being harnessed for this purpose and advanced research is being undertaken.

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