Dental Poster Journal

Dental Poster Journal (2013), Vol 2, No.5, Sept-Oct Issue

1. Poster

Untrodden pathways to guide the cornerstones

Vivian Varghese, Vikas Bendgude, Nimitt Baldota, Pooja Bodhale

Year:2013 | Month:Sept-Oct | Volume:2 | Number:5 | Pages No:64 | No. of Hits: 1023

Canines play a vital role in facial appearance, dental esthetics, arch development and functional occlusion. Disturbances in the eruption of permanent maxillary canines are common because they develop deep within the maxilla and have the longest path to travel compared with any other tooth in the oral cavity. The maxillary canine is second only to the mandibular third molar in its frequency of impaction the prevalence is about 1.5% and the canine becomes ectopic more often palatally than buccally with over double the frequency.

2. Poster

Biofilm in Dental Unit Waterlines: Defusing the myths, Defining the solutions

Darshana Bennadi, Garima Sharma, C.V.K. Reddy, Sunitha Siddanna

Year:2013 | Month:Sept-Oct | Volume:2 | Number:5 | Pages No:66 | No. of Hits: 911

Dental chair units (DCUs) use water to cool and irrigate DCU-supplied instruments and tooth surfaces, and provide rinsewater during dental treatment. A complex network of interconnected plastic dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) supplies water to these instruments. DUWLs are universally prone to microbial biofilm contamination seeded predominantly from microorganisms in supply water. The inner surfaces of the tubing are first conditioned by absorbed macromolecules and low molecular weight hydrophilic molecules from the water mains which enhances the efficacy of bacterial adhesion, this part of the tubing where water is virtually stagnant, allows bacteria to colonize the internal surface. As the diameter of the waterline decreases, an increasingly larger surface area relative to volume becomes available for colonization allowing the bacteria to be in contact with the water line surface for a longer period of time. The predominant bacteria isolated from biofilms are Gram negative organisms like Pseudomonas, E. Coli, Legionella and it has been proved that these organisms are harmful. Contamination of dental unit water lines can be minimized by incorporation of anti retraction values, flushing of dental unit water lines at the beginning and end of patient treatment and chemical disinfection such as Sodium hypochlorite, Sterilex Ultra. According to ADA specification DUWLs should contain more than 200CFU/ml. More recently, advances in biofilm science, chemical DUWL biofilm treatment agents, DCU design, supply water treatment and development of automated DUWL biofilm control systems have provided effective long-term solutions to DUWL biofilm control.

3. Poster

Global warming: Lets stop it!!! Before it becomes too hot to handle!!!

Darshana Bennadi, C.V.K. Reddy, Sunitha Siddanna

Year:2013 | Month:Sept-Oct | Volume:2 | Number:5 | Pages No:67 | No. of Hits: 1079

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Climate changes will affect in profoundly adverse ways, some of the most fundamental determinants of health – food, air, water. Global warming is caused by the buildup of gases in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide and methane, which form a sort of blanket over the Earth, trapping in heat that would normally escape the atmosphere – greenhouse effect. Most common gas is carbon dioxide, a pollutant emitted from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas.

4. Poster

Reverse the Adverse – No More Tears

Sneha Muchandi, Smriti Singh, Vikas Bendgude, Hrishikesh Walimbe, Ananth Kamath

Year:2013 | Month:Sept-Oct | Volume:2 | Number:5 | Pages No:68 | No. of Hits: 897

Effective local anesthesia is arguably the single most important pillar upon which modern dentistry stands. However, prolonged soft tissue anesthesia can lead to inadvertent self-inflicting injuries particularly in children.

Recently, several techniques for providing dental anesthesia without the postoperative numbing effects have been proposed. They include intrasulcular injection technique- the periodontal syringe, Intraligamentary anesthesia- C-CLAD devices, Erbium lasers and injectable anesthetic reversal agent. Patient education and counselling also plays a very significant role in preventing these self-inflicting injuries.

Thus in this poster we would like to highlight on the various methods to overcome the self-inflicting post-anesthetic trauma.

5. Poster

Taming the Child

Bhavana Metha, Mayuri Mutha, Rahul Deshpande, Vikas Bendgude

Year:2013 | Month:Sept-Oct | Volume:2 | Number:5 | Pages No:69 | No. of Hits: 1059

Management of children in a dental clinic is an intricate balancing act involving the child, parents and the entire dental health team. A child’s cognitive level, temperaments, fears and attachment to parents all contribute to his ability to tolerate the dental procedures. Toddlers are expected to throw temper tantrums but older children also at times have difficulty in handling fear, anger and rejections. Regulating emotions and managing behavior takes time to develop. Disruptive behavior can interfere significantly with providing quality care thus resulting in increased delivery time and risk of injury to the child. Efficiently managing children presents a great challenge as successful treatment is also a failure on dentist’s part if the child departs in tears. But with effective behavior management techniques every child can co-operate. Hence behavior management approaches must be rooted with empathy and concern for each child which when achieved is the greatest reward for the dentist.