Dental Poster Journal

Dental Poster Journal (2013), Vol 2, No.1, Jan - Feb Issue

1. Poster

Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A Paradigm Shift for Implant Dentistry

Naushad P, Kamalakanth Shenoy, Rajesh Shetty, Vidya Bhat S, Akshatha V, Sayed M Killedar

Year:2013 | Month:Jan - Feb | Volume:2 | Number:1 | Pages No:41 | No. of Hits: 1191

Cone Beam Computed Tomography, a maxillofacial imaging modality, which was introduced in the late 1990s, creates the opportunity to provide the clinician with valuable information that improves the entire process of replacing missing teeth with implants.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography, a maxillofacial imaging modality, which was introduced in the late 1990s, creates the opportunity to provide the clinician with valuable information that improves the entire process of replacing missing teeth with implants.

2. Poster

Chair Side Diagnostics - Bedrock of Prognostics

Abhishek R Mistry, Richard Pereira

Year:2013 | Month:Jan - Feb | Volume:2 | Number:1 | Pages No:42 | No. of Hits: 2027

Periodontitis is a disease with multifactorial etiology causing destruction of supporting structures culminating in untimely loss of tooth. Significant anatomical damage, caused by advanced stage of periodontal disease, is relatively easy to detect with conventional diagnostic aids. On the contrary early or incipient disease detection serves as a challenge even for the most seasoned clinician. Emphasis on early detection serves as an impetus for managing /treating the disease with minimally invasive and economic therapeutic modalities. Hence, there is a need for developing novel diagnostic kits that can detect active disease, predict future disease emergency or progression and evaluate response to periodontal therapy, therapy facilitating management of periodontal patient.
The available chair side diagnostic kits are designed to measure microbiological, immunologic and genetic (profile) constituent in oral diagnostic fluids namely; saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), indicative of health or disease. These tests are technique sensitive making harvesting of a sample and reproducing the results a tedious task. Also, the specificity and sensitivity of these diagnostics is fundamentally limited by their inability to simultaneously measure the local concentration of multiple biomarkers. Hence rapid chair side diagnostic tests should be developed that provide maximum information with minimal technicalities.

3. Poster

Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety in South India: A Survey

Shankargouda Patil, Roopa S Rao, Premalatha B R, Sanketh D S

Year:2013 | Month:Jan - Feb | Volume:2 | Number:1 | Pages No:43 | No. of Hits: 1032

Introduction: Dentistry is a predominantly surgical discipline involving exposure to blood and other infectious materials. High standards of infection control and safety is necessary for improving patient safety and occupational hazards during practice.

4. Poster

CBCT – Seeing Beyond

Abhishek Gupta, Smita Musani, Mohit Kheur, Ramandeep Dugal

Year:2013 | Month:Jan - Feb | Volume:2 | Number:1 | Pages No:44 | No. of Hits: 1282

The value of examining the three-dimensional structures of the human body using the Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) scan has long been used in medicine. CBCT uses a variation of this x-ray imaging technique, but at a much lower radiation dosage than conventional medical CT’s. Cone beam CT is a tomographic scanning technology that can scan and acquire a specified volume of the patient’s head and generate a 3D data set at much lower radiation doses than their medical CT counterparts. Images taken with CBCT technology are easy to understand and accurately represent the patient’s craniofacial structures.
Applications include 3D imaging for implants, location of anatomical structures and pathology, temporomandibular joint imaging, impacted teeth and airway analysis. This poster displays how CBCT works, its advantages, clinical applications, limitations and currently available CBCT systems.

5. Poster

Bioceramics – New Kid on the Block

Neha Sisodia, M K Manjunath

Year:2013 | Month:Jan - Feb | Volume:2 | Number:1 | Pages No:45 | No. of Hits: 991

With rapid advances in technology , newer materials have been developed which allow for a biomimetic action , thereby restoring function in a biologically acceptable manner . These materials have found application in every aspect of dentistry due to their varied properties such as an irrigant due to its antimicrobial nature or for regenerative procedures in periodontology due to osseoconductive and osseoinductive nature.
They have also revolutionised the field of implantology, allowing for improved osseointegration due to high calcium and silicate content.
The favourable biological effects of these materials have given further impetus to their use in different aspects of dentistry – often leading to the use of the maxim – “nurture nature” in relation to these. The following is a brief review of their varied properties and uses in dentistry.

6. Poster

TSCAN – Take the Guesswork Out of Occlusion !!!

Nikhil Jain, Ramandeep Dugal, Mohit Kheur, Smita Musani

Year:2013 | Month:Jan - Feb | Volume:2 | Number:1 | Pages No:46 | No. of Hits: 1056

For years dental occlusion had been largely a matter of guesswork for dentists. Articulating paper, waxes, pressure indicating paste, etc. were the measures dentists had to assess and balance the forces of occlusion. Most of these methods are not sensitive enough to detect simultaneous contact and none measure both biting time and force. Tekscan met the challenge by developing the T-Scan system. T-Scan is a computerised occlusal force analysis device that senses and analyses occlusal forces. The T-Scan visually shows the difference in pressure on each of the cell. One can track the location and relative force from the first contact into maximum intercuspation and in excursive movements. The T-Scan records data in any jaw position. T-Scan applications include Fixed Prosthetics, Removable Prosthetics, Implant Prosthetics, Implant Occlusion, TMD appliances, Occlusal Equlibration, etc. This is the only electronic system available to measure dental occlusal forces and quantify how well balanced a patients occlusion is.

7. Poster

SEM Study of the Marginal Adaptation of BIODENTINETM – A Ca3SiO5-based Dentin Substitute and Mineral Trioxide Aggregate

Gaurav Poplai, Sameer Jadhav, Vivek Hegde

Year:2013 | Month:Jan - Feb | Volume:2 | Number:1 | Pages No:47 | No. of Hits: 1920

Introduction: The use of a biocompatible substance that prevents the egress of potential contaminants into the periapical tissues is critical because of which apical seal is considered to be an important factor for successful periradicular surgery.