CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF VARIOUS STEM CELLS IN DENTISTRY: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Author Name: Dr. Sandeep Kour, Dr. Mehak, Dr. Radhika Singhal Dr. Kunal Singla, Dr. Ekta Parmar, Dr. Kriti Sareen
Abstract: Regenerative dentistry plays a major role in treatment planning of various dental diseases. Teeth are the most natural,noninvasive source of stem cells. Dental stem cells, which are easy, convenient and affordable to collect, hold promise for a range of very potential therapeutic applications.Present review article discusses history of stem cells, different stem cells relevant for dentistry, their isolation approaches, collection, and preservation of dental stem cells along with the current status of dental and medical applications.
AI IN RADIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Author Name: Dr. Nithin Thomas
Abstract: Artificial intelligence is perhaps one of the most debated science and technology topics of this generation. In this era of digital revolution, it is no longer a fantasy and we are already using AI systems in our routine life. Its applications in the practice of medicine have shown promising results and it may be not long before we see its use in our day-today clinical practice. This article focuses on a brief introduction to AI and its applications in health and medicine, how it's being used in various specialties medicine. The possible ethical issues and ways to address it have also been discussed at the end.
E- LEARNING DURING COVID-19: AN IRIDESCENT STEP INTO THE FUTURE OF DENTAL EDUCATION?
Author Name: Dr. Gayathri Rajeev, Dr. Mohamed Imranulla Dr. Prashant G.M., Dr. Sushanth V.H. Dr. Allama Prabhu C.R., Dr. Vivek H.P.
Abstract: COVID-19 has brought a great range of changes to the world, dental education proved no different. There has been a boom in e-learning over the past one year or so as measures to ensure social distancing and prevention of the spread of the virus have been put into place. In this narrative review, the authors aimed at reviewing various elearning modalities employed in dental education and how knowledge of the same can help us improve dental learning as practised today. A search of the PubMed database was conducted in November 2020, with no date limits,using the search terms “COVID-19”, ”SARS”, ”medical education” and “dental education”, “Flipped class rooms”, “Learning management systems”, “ Augmented reality” and“Problem based learning” and the results were screened for relevance to the review topic. Additional searches were done in Google Scholar for categories that yielded few results in PubMed. There are an array of tools at our disposal,one amongst the many and certainly the most popular being video conferencing. Home environments might not be the most conducive for education for various reasons.Assessments are to be done at regular intervals. We as educators must actively revise and review our teaching strategy and maintain a continuum in ways that are feasible and appropriate for our institutions respectively as well as effective for students.
Author Name: Dr. Archith Mannan, Dr. Mathew John Dr. Bindu Rachel Thomas, Dr. Sabari Chandramohan Dr. Nitha Syam, Dr. Aswathy S., Dr. Revu Das, Dr. Aijin A. Mohan
Abstract: Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on the molecular and atomic levels. It has the potential to bring enormous changes into the fields of medicine and dentistry.The new era of dentistry will encompass precisely regulated analgesia, tooth renaturalization, complete cure for hypersensitivity and rapid orthodontic treatment.A day may soon come when nanodentistry will succeed in maintaining near-perfect oral health through the aid of Nano robotics, nanomaterials and biotechnology.This review article provides an insight about the importance and possible applications of nanotechnology in the field of dentistry.
LASER EXCISION OF PYOGENIC GRANULOMA: A CASE REPORT
Author Name: Dr. Sruthi V.G., Dr. Harish Kumar V.V.
Abstract: Pyogenic granuloma is a commonly occurring inflammatory hyperplasia of the skin and oral mucosa in females. It is a relatively common benign mucocutaneous lesion. The term is a misnomer as the lesion does not contain pus nor it is granulomatous. This tumor like grow this considered to be non neoplastic in nature and has a varied clinical presentation. Etiology of the lesions is unknown, but predisposing factors that have been reported include pregnancy, trauma , vascular malformation and chronic inflammation. The most common treatment of pyogenic granuloma is surgical excision but alternative approaches such as laser excision have also been proposed. Here present one such case of pyogenic granuloma, which was excised with diode laser.