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Mani S.,Vivekananda Dental College for Women | Vardhan H.,Meghna Institute of Dental science | Ravindranath,Sibar Institute of Dental science | Manohar J.,Meghna Institute of Dental science | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences | Year: 2013

Aim: The present study is undertaken primarily to determine if a correlation in the appearance of nutrient canals with hypertension and diabetes exists and to determine whether the presence of nutrient canals can be used as a clue for the detection of hypertensive and diabetic patients. Patients and Methods: A total of 300 subjects were selected from the out-patient department comprising of 100 diabetic patients, 100 hypertensive patients and 100 patients without any systemic diseases as control group. Intraoral periapical radiograph of all these patients were taken for evaluation. Statistical Analysis Used: Statistical analysis of the data was done using the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS 15.0) using Chi-square analysis. Differences were considered as significant when P ≤ 0.05. Results: Of all these 300 patients, 162 patients exhibited nutrient canals whereas 118 patients didn′t have nutrient canals. Of the 100 patients in Group I, 62 patients exhibited nutrient canals which accounts to 62% prevalence, 64 out of 100 patients in Group II, exhibited nutrient canals which account to 64% prevalence and 72 out of 100 patients in control group exhibited nutrient canals which account to 36% prevalence. Conclusion: As the study showed positive correlation, we conclude same that presence of nutrient canal can be used as an aid to rule out systemic diseases like diebeeis mellitus and hypertension.

AnbuSelvan G.P.J.,KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research | Gokulnathan S.,Vivekananda Dental College for Women | Praburajan V.,KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research | Rajaraman G.,Annamalai University | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences | Year: 2013

Introduction: Career choice is a complex decision for students since it determines the kind of profession that they intend to pursue in life. As students try to make a career choice while in secondary school, they face the problem of matching their career choices with their abilities and school performance. Aims: The purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing career choice among dental college students in private dental collages in Tamil Nadu, India. Settings and Design: The study was conducted using descriptive survey design with a population of 989 students. The data for this study was collected using a questionnaire and interview schedules. Materials and Methods: The data for this study was collected using questionnaire previously used by Swati Shah and Rajaraman and interview schedules. The analysis of the study was based on the factors: Outcome expectations, gender, personal interests, and other factors. Results and Conclusion: The most common reason for among the dental students to choose dental science as their career choice was self-interested followed by didn′t get medicine degree, prestige and gives respect. The least common reasons observed in the study population were inspired by dentists. The findings of this study indicate that availability the most influential factors affecting career choices among students.

Nagalakshmi S.,Vivekananda Dental College for Women | Sathish R.,Adhiparasakthi Dental College | Priya K.,Adhiparasakthi Dental College | Dhayanithi D.,Vivekananda Dental College for Women
Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences | Year: 2014

Aim: The aim of our study is to evaluate the changes in quality of life among patients treated for maxillary midline diastema by fixed orthodontic appliances. Materials and Methods: This prospective longitudinal study consists of 40 patients of age group 20-30 years who underwent orthodontic correction of midline diastema. The patient′s quality of life is evaluated using 22-item orthognathic quality of life questionnaire. They were evaluated prior to appliance therapy, 1 month after appliance fixation, 4 th and 8 th month during treatment and 1 month after treatment. Results: Our results showed moderate improvement in quality of life as early as at the start of orthodontic therapy. The response was equal among both sexes. The quality of life experience improved only mildly during the orthodontic treatment. However, the condition specific quality of life at the end of appliance therapy improved by nearly 50% when compared with prior to treatment. Conclusion: Our study has concluded that the correction of midline diastema has improved the quality of life among young people by nearly 50%. The acceptance to orthodontic therapy and patient perception toward fixed appliance has demonstrated remarkable improvement in quality of life during the treatment. Our study calls for additional patient counseling and motivation during the course of fixed appliance therapy.

Jayaraj D.,Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University | Maheswaran T.,Vivekananda Dental College for Women | Suresh R.,Vivekananda Dental College for Women | Ganapathy N.,Adiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital
Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences | Year: 2012

Ellis-van Creveld (EVC) syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder that is also known as chondro-ectodermal dysplasia. The common manifestations of this syndrome are short ribs, postaxial polydactyly, growth retardation, and ectodermal and cardiac defects. The present case report is about an 8-year-old boy who had the features of bilateral hexadactyly, knocked knees, cardiac problems, congenital absence of incisors, fused upper and lower labial frenulum, and mulberry molars.

Ravi V.,Vivekananda Dental College for Women | Jacob M.,Salem College | Sivakumar A.,Vivekananda Dental College for Women | Saravanan S.,Navodaya Dental College
Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences | Year: 2012

Pyogenic granuloma is tumor-like proliferation to a nonspecific infection. Clinically, pyogenic granuloma presents as sessile or pedunculated exophytic mass with a smooth or lobulated surface which has a tendency to bleed easily. These lesions tend to occur slightly more in females, frequently involving the gingiva of the maxillary region. Histologically, these lesions show an excessive proliferation of vascular type of connective tissue to a nonspecific infection. The most common treatment is surgical excision with eradication of local irritants. This case report describes a pyogenic granuloma on the labial mucosa in a 33-year-old male, discussing the clinical features and histopathologic features that distinguish this lesion from other similar oral mucosa lesions.

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