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Jadhav H.C.,JMFs ACPM Dental College | Dodamani A.S.,JMFs ACPM Dental College | Karibasappa G.N.,JMFs ACPM Dental College | Naik R.G.,Dr Hedgewar Smruti Rugna Seva Mandals Dental College | And 3 more authors.
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications | Year: 2016

Objective. This paper aims to assess the effectiveness of reinforcement of oral health education message through short messaging service (SMS) in mobile phones. Material and Methods. 400 subjects from two colleges (200 from each college) belonging to 18-20 years age group possessing mobile phones were randomly selected and baseline examination of oral hygiene and gingival status was carried out using Oral Hygiene Index (OHI) and Gingival Index (GI). Oral health education was provided to all the subjects. Oral health education message was reinforced through short messaging service (SMS) in mobile phones for the subjects belonging to the intervention group. There was no such reinforcement for the control group. Follow-up examinations were done at the end of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th month. After the 3rd month, subjects of the intervention group did not receive oral health education message through short messaging service (SMS) and were followed up after next three months. Compiled data was analyzed using SPSS version 16 statistical software. Result. Mean OHI and GI scores in intervention group were significantly (p < 0.01) less than those of control group after the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th month. Conclusion. Reinforcement of oral health education message through short messaging service (SMS) is effective media to improve oral health. © 2016 Harish C. Jadhav et al.

PubMed | Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital and JMFs ACPM Dental College
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Restorative dentistry & endodontics | Year: 2016

Glass ionomer cements (GICs), which are biocompatible and adhesive to the tooth surface, are widely used nowadays for tooth restoration. They inhibit the demineralization and promote the remineralization of the tooth structure adjacent to the restoration, as well as interfere with bacterial growth. Hence, the present study was conducted to assess and compare the antimicrobial activity of three commercially available GICs against two cariogenic bacteria.An agar plate diffusion test was used for evaluating the antimicrobial effect of three different GICs (Fuji IX, Ketac Molar, and d-tech) on The zones of inhibition for Fuji IX, Ketac Molar, and d-tech on D-tech cement performed better in terms of the zone of bacterial inhibition against the two test bacteria, than the other two tested glass ionomers.

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