Dental Poster Journal


An In-Vitro Assessment of Apical Seal and Voids in Roots Obturated with Resilon® and Gutta-Percha

Carla Zogheib, Alfred Naaman, Etienne Medioni
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:1] [No. of Hits: 1363]

48 extracted maxillary anterior teeth instrumented with ProTaper system to apical preparations 0.25 , 0.40 , and 0.60 mm (n = 16 each) were divided into six groups for filling as followin


Fruits and Veggies Revealing-Grossing Secrets

Roopa Rao, Premalatha B.R, Amrutha N, Vidya G.S
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:2] [No. of Hits: 6362]

Grossing of surgical pathology specimens forms the utmost importantstep in processing the tissue leading to the diagnosis. It forms atriad between the patient, the pathologist and the surgeon. Thepath


Amelogenesis imperfecta

Divyashree R, Abhilash.P.R, Shankar Gouda Patil
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:3] [No. of Hits: 2012]

Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) encompasses a complicated group of hereditary conditions that cause developmental alterations in the structure of the enamel in the absence of a systemic disorder. AI prim


Providing Oral Healthcare With Innovation- Solar Powered Oral Health Community Service

Ramandeep Singh Gambhir, GM Sogi
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:4] [No. of Hits: 2216]

Oral health care delivery still requires a major improvement in majority of the rural areas of India. Community dental services are basically designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income and rural individuals or to solve particular problems related to their needs through practical and flexible approaches. This is done mostly through identifying disparities in health and barriers to achieving optimal oral health. India has around 80,000 villages without electricity and 25,000-odd among them have little chance of being connected to the power grid in the conventional way. Even after earnest efforts to provide quality oral health care to these underprivileged villages, the lack of a suitable source of energy to run a mobile dental van here shines as the biggest pitfall. To overcome this problem a solar energy powered mobile dental van can be fabricated which can work without power supply and is best suited for these remote areas


Photodynamic therapy: role in periodontics

Tarun Nanda, Daljit Kapoor
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:5] [No. of Hits: 2027]

Photodynamic therapy (PDT), also known as photoradiation therapy, phototherapy, or photochemo-therapy, involves the use of a photoactive dye (photosensitizer) that is activated by exposure to light of a specific wavelength in the presence of oxygen. The transfer of energy from the activated photosensitizer to available oxygen results in the formation of toxic oxygen species, such as singlet oxygen and free radicals. These very reactive chemical species can damage proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and other cellular components. Applications of PDT in dentistry are growing rapidly: the treatment of oral cancer, bacterial and fungal infection therapies. It is also used in the field of periodontics for elimination of various microorganisms responsible for causing periodontal disease.


THE NANOREVOLUTION – It’s A Small Small World

Nitika Vij, Sanjay Chachra, Preeti Chaudhary, Taranjot Kaur, Gulsheen Kaur Kochhar, Barwal
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:6] [No. of Hits: 1487]

Nanodentistry is the future of dentistry in which every procedure will be performed using equipment and devices based on nanotechnology. All diagnoses and treatments will be given using nanoparticles which are less than 100nm is size and nanorobots. Using a combination of nanomedicine and biotechnology, it will become possible to revolutionise various application like restorations, dentin hypersensitivity and agents of drug delivery etc. Nanoparticles are known to have properties like enhanced resistance to heat, solvents and abrasion. Prospects are bright for aesthetic dentistry due to their small size and light absorption and transparency. Dental Nanorobots will be used for analgesia, plaque control agent delivery. They may also in future play a role in orthodontic therapy. By this poster, I would like to discuss that, "Future of dentistry is coming, and it will be amazing". It sounds like fiction but perfect teeth would just be a click away.


Probiotics- "100 trillion friends, you never knew you had"

Piyush Verma, Sanjay Chachra, Preeti Chaudhary, Taranjot Kaur, Gulsheen Kaur Kochhar
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:7] [No. of Hits: 1767]

Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria found in food products or supplements which can beneficially affect our health by improving the balance of our gut bacteria. There are many different types of probiotics which are available in fermented milk drinks and some yoghurts, as well as in supplements in the form of tablets, capsules or sachets. In order to protect us from getting food poisoning, our bodies are designed to stop harmful bacteria from the food we eat entering our body. This is one reason why our stomach is very acidic. It is therefore really important that probiotics are robust enough to survive the acid in our stomach and reach our gut where they can then balance our own natural gut bacteria. With this poster I want to depict that Probiotics are generally considered safe for healthy people of all ages. However, people whose immune system does not function properly may be at risk when taking a probiotic and should seek specific advice from a doctor or dietitian.


The Effect of Irrigation by three Antimicrobial Solutions on Periodontal Pockets in Management of Chronic Periodontitis –Clinical Study

Abdullah Awn S AlQarni, Abdulkarim Ali H AlShehri, Waleed Yahya B Al-Joufi, M. Alabdaly
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:8] [No. of Hits: 2756]


Promoting Pedodontics through Pediatrics

Gulsheen Kaur Kochhar, Himanshu Duhan, IK Pandit, Nikhil Srivastava, Neeraj Gugnani, Monika Gupta
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:9] [No. of Hits: 2055]

Oral health is an integral part of the overall health and well being of children and care should be taken about it in routine screening. Pediatrician are considered to be in a unique position to contribute to the oral health of the young patients because of the early age at which children are brought to their offices and their influence on parents. The roots of oral diseases especially dental caries are established during infancy and early prevention and intervention is required. Pediatricians play a crucial role in maintenance of oral health. Health screening, anticipatory guidance and physical examination of all children especially those with special healthcare needs should be regularly carried out by pediatricians and advised to visit to a pedodontist whenever required. The factors which affect the preventive dentistry performance are the knowledge and function of the pediatricians. Pediatricians can increase their knowledge and skills in oral health and incorporate oral health into everyday pediatric primary care. Bridging the gap between pediatricians and pedodontists can lead to healthy future.


Lingual Bonded Spur Used for Treatment of Open-bite

Matheus Melo Pithon
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:10] [No. of Hits: 1794]

The most common treatments for correcting lingual interposition involve removable or fixed palatine plate, palatine plate associated with rapid maxillary expansion or use of fixed lingual spur. Removable appliances such as retainers and habit reminders or fixed appliances such as spur and palatine plate need a laboratorial phase for being made, which increases cost and time. In order to reduce these, the present article describes a new method for correcting these malocclusions by using lingual bonded hooks.


Diagnostic Aids in Evaluation of Oral Cancer

Pramod Kumar, Anjali Naraniya
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:11] [No. of Hits: 1636]

Oral malignancies, often presents a clinical diagnostic challenge to dental practitioner, particularly in early stages of development. Carcinomas of the oral cavity and oropharynx are not difficult to diagnose once they have become symptomatic. By recognising and establishing a diagnosis of oral cancer development in its early phase, the clinician can help the patient greatly increases his or her chances for cure and a normal life. So there is a need for more accurate diagnostic tools that can detect early lesions and determine either the potentially malignant or the benign nature of lesions. Conventional oral examination, biopsy and histopathological examination are routinely employed precedures in the detection of oral malignancies. Apart from these conventional procedures there are several adjunctive techniques such as vital staining, brush/liquid based cytology and light based detection system helps in facilitationg the detection and distinction between benign, premalignant and malignant lesions.


Unravelling The Mysteries of The Pulp Chamber

Shilpa H. Bhandi, Smruthi Balkar, Subhash T.S, Deepak B.S, Girija Sajjan
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:12] [No. of Hits: 1461]

Endodontic therapy is essentially a surgical procedure, a micro-neurologic surgical procedure. Because the fundamental foundation on which all surgical procedures are performed is an intimate knowledge of anatomy, any attempt to perform endodontic therapy must be preceded with a thorough understanding of the anatomy of both the pulp chamber and the root canal system. The cause of most endodontic failures is inadequate biomechanical instrumentation of the root canal system. This can result from inadequate knowledge of root canal anatomy. Because one can never know before treatment begins how many root canals are in a tooth, only a systematic knowledge of pulp-chamber-floor anatomy can provide greater certainty about the total number of root canals in a particular tooth. Knowing the average number of root canals in a tooth has limited clinical relevance to the specific tooth being treated. With the proposal of a systematic anatomic approach to pulp chamber and root-canal-orifice location, the practice of Endodontics can now be based on fundamental surgical anatomic principles. Therefore, definite patterns and relationships of the pulp chamber and on the pulp-chamber floor were observed. From these observations, specific laws have been proposed to help the clinician more systematically locate pulp chambers and the number and position root-canal orifices on the pulp-chamber floor.


Taurodontism - Encounter in Endodontics

Madhu K S, Lata D A
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:13] [No. of Hits: 1330]

Taurodontism is a condition found in molar teeth with widely enlarged body of the tooth. The name "taurodontism" was subsequently (1913) proposed by Sir Arthur Keith. Commonly found in Negroids, Mongoloids and Australoids. This bull teeth results due to failure of Hertwig’s epithelial sheath diaphragm to invaginate at proper horizontal level. Characterized by short root, an enlarged pulp chamber, apical displacement of the pulpal floor, increased proportion of pulp stones (26.7%) and less marked cervical constriction. Although permanent molar teeth especially mandibular second molar are most commonly affected, this change can also be seen in both the permanent and deciduous dentition, unilaterally or bilaterally, and in any combination of teeth or quadrants. Whilst it appears most frequently as an isolated anomaly, its association with several syndromes and abnormalities has also been reported. Special consideration is given for understanding and identifying complexity of the root canal system, canal obliteration and configuration, the potential for additional root canal systems. Microscopes and Ultrasonics can aid in efficiently performing root canal treatment on such teeth. Modified root filling technique is employed. Because of the prevalence of taurodontism in modern dentitions and the critical need for its true diagnosis and management, this poster addresses the etiology, clinical and radiographic features of taurodontism, its association with various syndromes and anomalies, categorization indices as well as important considerations in endodontic diagnosis and treatment of such taurodont teeth.


Role of Ayurveda & Yoga in prevention & management of cancers

Sunita Amruthesh
[Year:2012] [Month:May - June] [Volume:1 ] [Number:1] [Pages No:14] [No. of Hits: 1523]

Role of Ayurveda & Yoga in prevention & management of cancers Swaasthasya Swaasthyarakshanam Aathurasya Rogaprashamanam From Ayurvedic perspective, cancer is the result of the body’s reaction against the natural balance of the body. Ayurveda suggests that individuals should follow “Swasth Vrita” which means “healthy circle” routines that takes into consideration physical, mental and emotional aspects of humans making way to perfect health. The principles adopted by Ayurveda towards health and the preventive measures adopted in dealing with cancer and such innumerable life threatening diseases show that one can play a critical role in enhancing one’s own state of well-being. There are two aspects of usage of ayurvedic therapies one that uses the age old remedies in its original formulations while the other which is trying to decipher the molecular aspects of these drugs. Yoga as a way of life, including diet and lifestyle as well as Yogasanas, pranayama and meditation, seems able to impact cancer in many different ways with patients going into long-term remission from cancer. Detailed insights into effects of holistic Yoga therapies on specific mechanisms of cancer generation should provide understanding of Yoga’s potential contribution to cancer prevention and remission.