Dental Poster Journal


Antibiotics: Compromising Next Generation’s Health

Surbhi Jindal
[Year:2014] [Month:September-October] [Volume:3 ] [Number:5] [Pages No:99] [No. of Hits: 2060]

Antibiotics have been the miracle drugs of modern medicine that are often prescribed to kill or stop the growth of micro-organisms. As antibiotics possess potential killing and inhibitory properties over bacteria and other microorganisms, when these microorganisms grow the ability to survive with the lethal doses of an antibiotic drugs, it is called Antibiotic Resistance. As every living being in this world either plant or animal is going through and will go through continuous changing in genetic coding, the genetic material of microorganisms is also going through spontaneous changing or mutation. As a result, these bacteria are not only upgrading with new genetic material but also improving their resistance to fight against antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is an environmental or biological pressure for bacteria to keep their existence from extinct. So if a microorganism fails to find out the survival techniques today, the next generation will obviously discover the techniques with improved genetic model and the drugs that we are using now may not work in future.

As the potential drugs are losing effectiveness, the misuse or overuse of these drugs may lead us to a day when we will not find any alternative to stop these microorganisms.


Articulator–Historical Window

Karkala Sayed Suhaim, Rahmath Irshana
[Year:2014] [Month:September-October] [Volume:3 ] [Number:5] [Pages No:101] [No. of Hits: 1040]

Fabrication of dental prosthesis is a complex process. To provide a comfortable prosthesis to the patient is a not an easy task. Articulators are an integral instrument which helps prosthodontist to provide prosthesis that is harmonious with the temporomandibular system. Today prosthodontist have a wide range of articulators to select from, with their individual advantages and limitations. This poster helps to understand the origin of this instrument in the light for need for modification.


Save them… Post’em

Ishani Karhade, Menal N Gulve
[Year:2014] [Month:September-October] [Volume:3 ] [Number:5] [Pages No:102] [No. of Hits: 1203]

A post is used to retain the coronal restoration when significant amount of coronal toth structure is mising. Previously rigid metal posts were used which resisted the lateral forces without distortion but resulted in stres transfer to the les rigid dentin causing rot cracking and fracture.


Changing Trend in Pediatric Dental Imaging

Krutika R Jain, Prasad K Musale , Sasmit K Chaudhari
[Year:2014] [Month:September-October] [Volume:3 ] [Number:5] [Pages No:103] [No. of Hits: 1139]

Imaging is an important diagnostic adjunct o the clinical asesment of the dental patient. The introduction of panoramic radiography in the 1960s and its widespread adoption throughout the 1970s and 1980s heralded major progres in dental radiology. However, Intraoral and extraoral procedures, used individualy or in combination, sufer from the same inherent limitations of al planar two-dimensional (2D) projections: magnification, distortion, superimposition, and misrepresentation of structures. Numerous eforts have ben made toward thre-dimensional (3D) radiographic imaging (eg stereoscopy, tuned aperture CT) and although CT has ben available, its application in dentistry has ben limited because of cost, aces, and dose considerations. The introduction of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) specificaly dedicated to imaging the maxilofacial region heralds a true paradigm shift from a 2D to a 3D approach to data acquisition and image reconstruction. CBCT imaging provides comprehensive data and the ability to dynamicaly manipulate that data, viewing anatomy from multiple perspectives. Diagnosis of TMJ condition and disorder or jaw pathology along with the evaluation of orthodontic cases, airways, impacted teth and periodontal defects; use in endodontics & cleft lip cleft palate cases are al faciltated through the use of CBCT imaging. CBCT images can provide cros-sectional (buco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagital, and panoramic views. CBCT can be performed within a 10-40 second range therefore beneficial in extremely uncoperative pediatric patients who are unable to hold stil for a period of time