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Mahoorkar S.,HKES SN Institute of Dental science and Research | Jain A.,Dental XPERTS | Cauvery K.,PDU Dental College | Kumar P.,Al Badar Rural Dental College and Hospital | Havale R.,AMES Dental College
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2014

An implant-level impression is often desired for designing and fabricating an implant-supported fixed restoration. This clinical report describes the use of modified press-fit metal implant fixture mount as an impression coping for making an impression of closely placed implants. The fixture mount is easier to manipulate, time saving and more comfortable for both the clinician and patient because the implant fixture mount is connected to the implant by pressing on instead of screwing. As compared to plastic press fit impression coping, metal fixture mount will not distort when modification of fixture mount are required in convergently or closely placed implants. It has the advantage of both the open-tray and closed-tray implant impression techniques. Source

Chaitra K.,Navodaya Dental College Raichur | Reddy N.,AMES Dental College | Reddy S.,Navodaya Dental College Raichur | Vanishree,Navodaya Dental College
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2014

Objectives: To assess the normative need, demand and knowledge of/for/on orthodontic treatment in Karnataka school children who were aged 12-16 years. Method: A simple random selection of a sample of 1000 students who were aged 12-16 years was made. Informed consents were obtained from each subject. The dental health component (DHC) and aesthetic component (AC) of the index of orthodontic treatment need (IOTN) and the index of complexity, outcome and need (ICON) were assessed by using the index. The knowledge and demand on/for orthodontic treatment were assessed by using a questionnaire. Results: The survey population showed 49.3%, 44.4%, and 7.1% of samples needed definite orthodontic treatment need on basis of DHC, ICON, AC respectively. In terms of treatment need, boys were more likely to seek orthodontic treatment need than girls. There was fair agreement between operator and students. A high percentage of students clearly expressed a 'definite need' of orthodontic treatment. Only 40% of children had some knowledge on orthodontic treatment. Conclusion: The present study showed that the awareness, need and demand for orthodontic treatment were less among school children. So, we need to enlighten the students regarding aesthetics among children. Source

Shekhawat K.S.,Srinivas Institute of Dental science | Chauhan A.,Manipal University India | Sakthi Devi S.,Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental science | Kumar H.,AMES Dental College | Mishra P.,Ambedkar Dental College
Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development | Year: 2016

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of a school based intervention program on gingival health of 10–12 year old government aided school children of Basavangudi in Bangalore city. Methods (Design): A 6 month randomized controlled trial was conducted on 264 subjects, aged 10–12 years to evaluate the effectiveness of school based intervention (oral health education) given in three different forms against a control group which received no intervention. These schools were randomly assigned as group A (control), Group B (class work), Group C (parental) and Group D (both classwork and parental). Intervention was given once every two months and their oral hygiene practices recorded by a questionnaire. The changes were recorded using Silness and Loe Plaque index and Loe and Silness Gingival index at pre and post intervention (2 months after the last intervention). Student's t test and one way ANOVA was used to compare the mean differences between pre and post intervention scores, followed by Post hoc test for within group differences. Results: Reduction observed in plaque and gingival scores following interventions were statistically significant (p<0.001). Within groups comparison revealed significant differences for group C (p=0.002) and group B (p=0.021) for gingival scores, this was not observed in Plaque scores. A Hawthorne effect was also observed in control group. An improvement was also observed in oral hygiene practices. Conclusion: Parental involvement was found to improve gingival health. Oral health education given once every 2 months was found to reduce plaque and gingival scores. © 2016, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved. Source

Kumar V.,AMES Dental College | Krishnan R.,Salem College | Patil K.,Raichur Institute of Medical science | Munoli K.,Raichur Institute of Medical science | Karthik S.,Vibha Dental Care Center
Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences | Year: 2013

Background and Objective: The knowledge of bone age and dental age is of great importance for pediatrician and pediatric dentist. It is essential for a pediatric dentist to formulate treatment plan and it is a source of complementary information for pediatrician. There are few studies, which showed the relationship between dental age, bone age and chronological age in underweight children. Therefore, objective of this study was to determine and compare dental age, bone age and chronological age in underweight children. Materials and Methods: 100 underweight children between the age group of 18-14 years were selected. Chronological age was assessed by recording date of birth. Dental age assessment was done using orthopantamogram following the method described by Demirjian. Bone age assessment was carried out using hand wrist radiograph following Bjork, Grave and Brown′s method. Results: Dental age and Bone age was delayed compared to chronological age in both sexes. The correlation between chronological age, dental age and bone age were all positive in males. Interpretation and Conclusion: The data supports the concept that dental age and bone age delay is a significant feature in underweight children. It is important to consider dental age and bone age as variables for diagnosing underweight children. To support our findings further a well-designed, controlled as well as longitudinal studies with a larger sample size is required. Source

Varalakshmi Reddy S.,MNR Dental College and Hospital | Sushender Reddy M.,SVS Institute of Dental science | Pithani P.,Sri Balaji Dental College | Santosh Kumar R.,AMES Dental College | Kulkarni G.,Malla Reddy Institute of Dental science
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2015

Objectives: To provide relative data on the retentive characters of the commonly used cements on different implant abutment surfaces. Materials and Methods: A total of 20 implant abutments were divided into 2 groups. Ten implants were unaltered and ten were air borne particle abraded with 50μ aluminium oxide. Three luting agents (Tempbond, IRM and ImProv) were used to secure the crowns to abutments. All the crowns were removed from the abutment with an Instron machine at 0.5mm per minute and tensile bond strengths were recorded. Statistical analysis was performed using Anova, Paired t-test and Post-Hoc tests. Results: IRM showed the highest mean tensile strength among the three cements when used with treated and untreated implant abutment surfaces. Change in the abutment surface roughness had no effect on the mean tensile bond strength of TempBond and IRM cements, whereas ImProv cement showed reduced tensile strength with sandblasted surface. Conclusion: When increased retention is required IRM cement with either sandblasted or milled surface could be used and when retrievability is required cements of choice could be either Temp Bond or ImProv. © 2015, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved. Source

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