COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF SHEAR BOND STRENGTH OF GLASS IONOMER CEMENT AND COMPOSITE RESIN TO MINERAL TRIOXIDE AGGREGATE
Author Name: Dr. M. A. Shreya, Dr. Sunil M. Eraly, Dr. Priya R., Dr. Renjith Raj, Dr. Anju N. V., Dr. Sajana Rajan
evaluate the shear bond strength of glass ionomer cement (GIC) and composite
resin (CR) to Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) Methodology: Twenty
acrylic blocks, having a central cavity with 4 mm diameter and 2 mm depth were
prepared. MTA Angelus was mixed and placed in the prepared cavity after the
setting times of 15 minutes. The specimens were then randomly divided into 2
groups. GROUP A: GIC – Glass ionomer cement and GROUP B: CR-Composite resin.
The specimens were tested for shear bond strength using universal testing
machine and readings were statistically analyzed. Result: The
shear bond strength of CR
(0.5357) with MTA was
significantly better than GIC with MTA
Conclusion: Composite resin is preferred
material over MTA as it has higher bond strength when compared to GIC.
Keywords: Mineral trioxide aggregate, Glass ionomer cement, Composite Resin, Shear bond strength.
RISK FACTORS AND TREATMENT MODALITIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Author Name: Dr. Parvathy Ghosh, Dr. Pillai Devu Radhakrishnan
Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by repeated
airway collapse during sleep. Gold standard for diagnosis of OSA is using
Polysomnography (PSG). Routine clinical examination of anthropometric and
radiographic variables helps to identify the high risk subjects for sleep
apnea. Among the sleep medicine team, the role of dentist has become more
significant especially in managing the patients with mild to moderate OSA.
Treatment method should be based on the severity of the condition, etiology and
patient preferences. This review focuses on the risk factors associated with
OSA and different treatment methods for managing these patients.
Abstract: Till date there is no single material in
dentistry that fulfills all the requirements of an ideal material Hence there
has been continous search for newer materials which has led to the discovery of
smart materials in the field of dentistry. Smart materials are called so as
they can be altered in a controlled fashion by different stimulus like temperature, moisture, pH, stress and
also with the use of smart materials conservative cavity preparation can be
carried out and hence stepping into minimum invasive dentistry. Some of them
are biomimetics and can mimic the natural tooth structures such as enamel and
dentin. These materials hold a promising future in terms of improved efficiency
and reliability and mark the beginning of a new era that is Smart Dentistry.
This paper showcases different smart
materials and its use to achieve minimum invasive dentistry.
DENTAL MIMICRY – AN EMERGING CONCEPT IN DENTAL THERAPY
Author Name: Dr. Vinutha Manjunath, Dr. Natasha Habib
Abstract: The requirements of dental materials have changed over
time with the evolution of bioactivity and biomimicry. The newer materials
possess bioactive and biomimetic properties and
have varied applications in literally every field of dentistry today.
The tooth constitutes of enamel, dentin-pulp complex, cementum and the
surrounding periodontal ligament and bone and these can be mimicked via the
bioactive and biomimetic approaches. Bioactive/ biomimicking materials are an
interactive approach to restoring teeth. This article summarizes these
THE WONDERLIGHT: PHOTOBIOMODULATION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RECURRENT APHTHOUS STOMATITIS
Author Name: Dr. Esha Nausheen, Dr. Madhu Hariharan, Dr. Kaushik Haridas, Dr. Ravikant
of the most vague and confusing mucosal conditions in general practice is
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis otherwise called canker sores, characterized by
painful multiple recurrent ulcers of the oral mucosa. Not only is the
etiopathogenesis of RAS unclear, the management of the same remains to be
confusing for a general practitioner. The usual modalities of treatment are
topical analgesics and anti-inflammatories as well as topical corticosteroids
with varied results. The ulcers invariably return. Systemic correlation of the
condition is a must. In this paper we attempt to show the effectiveness of Low
Lever Laser Therapy/ LLLT as an effective management tool in a female patient.
MANAGEMENT OF BILATERALLY MISSING MAXILLARY LATERAL INCISORS WITH STRATERGIC IMPLANTS - A CASE REPORT
Author Name: Dr. Prasanth Pillai, Dr. Bobby Antony
Abstract: Bilaterally missing
permanent laterals is a phenomenon which causes much distress to the
patient due to aesthetic issues and also discomfort while speaking. Though
several treatment modalities have been developed to treat the edentulous areas,
implants and in particular stratergic implants have been found to be better
option due to its immediate functional loading quality and avoidance of periimplantitis,
because of smooth surface crestal microthreads which doesnot allow bacterial
invasion . This article out line a case report of a young male patient with
bilaterally missing laterals and subsequent treatment with stratergic implants
with three year follow up.
CRUCIAL RADIOGRAPHIC APPRAISAL OF ROOTS - A KEY TO ENDODONTIC SUCCESS
Author Name: Dr. Ravindra Jagannath Jadhav, Dr. Sudha Mattigatti, Dr. Lygi C. John, Dr. Prachi Ingale
Abstract: Missing canal is the most common cause which contribute endodontic failures. Proper radiographic diagnosis should be there to identify extra root or extra canal. Radix Entomolaris is the clinical situation where an extra root is present disto-lingually. Clinicians must identify the presence of extra root which will lead to successful endodontic treatment