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Contemporary Teaching of Direct posterior composite restorations in Saudi dental schools وليد سمير سالم

The teaching of posterior composites has undergone considerable assessment and refinement in well-developed countries in recent years. However, little information exists on this teaching in Arab countries. Aim of this study was to investigate the teaching of direct posterior composite restorations to undergraduate dental students in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). 

Developmental anomalies of the dentition are frequently observed in orthodontic patients. Anomalies might lead to disturbances in maxillary and mandibular arches length and occlusion, which might complicate orthodontic treatment planning .Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and distribution of dental anomalies among orthodontic patients across Saudi Arabia. ...
Accuracy of three methods of working length determination in reference to visual test of anatomical apex. وليد سمير سالم

To compare the accuracy of three methods of working length determination in reference to the visually determined actual canal length. 


This study aimed to investigate the incidence of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) among dental students in Aljouf University, KSA. The present study included 150 dental students divided into two groups: group I (88 participants; comprised of first and second year students), and group II (62 participants; comprised of third and fourth year students).

Precision of Measurements from Computed Tomography (CT), Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and their Reformatted Images in Pre-Operative Implant Assessment وليد سمير سالم
Preclude the accuracy of dimensional, and linear measurements yielded from CBCT images, panoramic images reformatted from spiral CT, and panoramic images reformatted from CBCT in comparison to the measurements obtained from the cross-sectional CT. ...
Role of CBCT in dental caries detection; a systematic review وليد سمير سالم

In 1990s, cone beam computed tomography CBCT - radiographic modality for dental imaging - was introduced to the dental clinics. CBCT offer a 3D reconstructions from a single scan. However, according to available literature, a clear characterization and justification of using CBCT in caries diagnosis may be a matter of controversy. Therefore, the objective of this article is to review literature in regard to role of CBCT in dental caries diagnosis. Methodology: an electronic searches in Medline via PubMed, Clinical Key and EBSCO to identify articles dental literature published in between January 1990 to August 2015 regarding the use of CBCT in caries detection. Conclusion: CBCT may be a valuable tool for detection of recurrent caries in certain clinical situations such as caries under FPD or buccal restorations. 

Contemporary Management of a Clinical Case by Multidisciplinary Approach – A Case Report Zaid A. Al Jeaidi1, Mohammed Mustafa2 1Assistant Professor, Chairman, Department of Conservative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz Un زيد عبدالعزيز الجعيدي


The purpose of this article is to show how to manage and treat a comprehensive case in advanced and modern ways. A 28 years old Saudi female, came to our specialty clinic at College of Dentistry(COD), Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, AlKharj, complaining of ugly appearance of her upper front teeth that reinforced her to avoid smiling and she cannot eat properly with her teeth, she was asking to improve her look and fix her teeth with a reasonable cost. A detailed clinical examination and investigation was done to reach to our final treatment plan, in regard to periodontal data; probing depths were in the range of 1-3mm, with plaque score of 92% and bleeding score of 78%. This case was treated completely in our speciality clinics with results showing great improvement in patients’ esthetic and functional condition. This case report illustrates the multidisciplinary approach of the different aspects of dentistry to achieve an esthetic, biologic and functional results.

Key Words: Esthetics, Smile, Dentition, Comprehensive treatment 

Marsupialization Of Dentigerous Cyst To facilitate permanent Tooth Eruption: a Case Report حسام سليمان الماضي

One of the most common developmental odontogenic cysts is the dentigerous cyst which de- velops due to fluid accumulation between the reduced enamel epithelium and the tooth crown of an unerupted tooth. It was found that dentigerous cysts are often asymptomatic unless there is an associated acute inflammatory condition. The management of those cysts varies from one patient to another depending upon the age of the patient and the bases that the pathological process can be controlled locally without injury to the vital adjacent host structures. The purpose of this study was to report the eruption of an impacted permanent mandibular right second molar tooth after marsupialization of an associated dentigerous cyst. Twelve months after marsupialization, the cyst completely disappeared and the second molar fully erupted uneventfully. In conclusion, in young patients and during mixed dentition period, the aim of the surgical management of isolated or localized dentigerous cysts associated with unerupted permanent teeth should be directed to the preservation of the tooth for successful eruption and in the same time elimination of the pathologi- cal lesion. This could be achieved through marsupialization of the cyst as reported in this study. 

Root resorption of the maxillary lateral incisor caused by impacted canine علي القربان BDS, MDS, Ortho Cert., MDS(ortho), EBO, PhD, CLP f

Resorption of the incisors is very difficult to diagnose. Early diagnosis of impacted canine and root resorption might have further reduced complications during treatment and the presence or absence of root resorption will determine the treatment plan. The risk of root resorption in children with displaced canines must not be neglected. If there is no evidence of primary canine root resorption the displaced or impacted maxillary canine should be suspected.
Every dentist should palpate the maxillary permanent canines by 9 to 10 years of age or earlier and take radiographs as needed. The severity of lateral incisor root resorption cannot be accurately judged from twodimensional radiographs alone. Two-dimensional radiographs are easy to use and provide useful information although these images fail to detect the exact localization of the canines or any potential root resorption, especially with early or mild root resorption. Moreover, CBCT has a smaller radiation dose compared to CT and overcomes the limitations of conventional radiography. Therefore, CBCT is a useful method for diagnosing the position, inclination distance from adjacent structures, complications of impacted canines, and detection of lateral incisors root resorption. Furthermore, this method may have a significant impact on diagnostic and therapeutic interventions

Cross-Sectional Study of Awareness and Knowledge of Causative Factors for Early Childhood Caries among Saudi Parents: A Step towards Prevention عبد الله علي التركي

Rafi A. Togoo***@, Zakirulla M**, Syed Mohammed Yaseen**, Nasim VS**, Ali Robian Al Qahtani*, Abdullah Ali Al-Turki*

***Associate Professor, **Assistant Professor, *Intern
Department of Pedodontics, King Khalid University College of Dentistry, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Objectives: Oral health knowledge and awareness among parents is an integral component of preventing Early Childhood Caries (ECC) among children. The purpose of this paper therefore is to assess the knowledge and awareness among the Saudi Arabian parents about causative factors for ECC. Methods: A questionnaire based survey was conducted among parents in randomly selected residential areas and hospitals in Abha city Saudi Arabia. A total of 125 questionnaires were distributed. Q Results:

The results of the study showed that of the 80 respondents about one-

while 33% disagreed and 28% parents did not have an answer. An n overwhelming majority of the parents (95%) believed that proper breast feeding was majority (63 of the 80 parents questioned answered in the affirmative when asked whether healthy milk teeth are important and 63% agreed that any problems with milk teeth affect the teeth. 80% parents did not favor bottle feeding the child before sleeping and 70% favored the use of comforters/pacifiers while as 70% suggested giving sweetened juices to children frequently. 46% disagreed whether infants and children should be taken to a dentist for regular checkup even if they have no dental problems. 85% of the 80 parents who returned the questionnaire agreed to the benefits of fluoridated tooth pastes and 94% understood...

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