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Avulsion in Paediatric Dentistry: Management of a Double Dental Emergency in a Child

May 17, 2016

General dental practitioners and paediatric dentists face real dental emergencies that effect children, especially dental trauma. Avulsion is considered, in terms of severity, the worst of all dento-alveolar injuries. This is when the tooth is completely displaced out of its socket and the socket is found empty or filled with a blood coagulum. We report a case that describes the management of an avulsed maxillary central incisor (21) in a fit and healthy 8-year-old boy, accompanied by a lower lip laceration. The management of 21 took place up over a period of 12 months.

Clinical Management Approach of Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation. A case report.

January 7, 2016

Molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) is a relatively common dental defect that appears in first permanent molars and incisors and varies in clinical severity. The specific etiological factors remain unclear. Inappropriate diagnosis can result in mismanagement of the condition and results in early loss of first permanent molars (FPM) in particular. Therefore, the early identification of such condition will allow early intervention including monitoring and preventive interventions that might help in remineralisation of the hypomineralised tooth structure. These preventive measures can be instituted as soon as affected surfaces are accessible.

The “All Hall” case: Maximum capacity use of the Hall technique in a single child patient

December 12, 2015

Managing the carious primary molar in children using the “Hall Technique” is a controversial but acceptable novel method. Restoring all eight carious primary molars in a single child by using this technique, however, has not been reported by those who advocate its use. We report a case in which the Hall technique was employed to maximum capacity, out with normal practice, to restore all Es and Ds in a three year old child (hence the name All Hall).

“One miracle at a time” – an implant case report

October 24, 2015

Implant dentistry has evolved dramatically in the 50 years since Branemark’s first patient was treated. The combination of improved micro-roughened implant surfaces and tapered implants offers both enhanced initial primary stability and more rapid osseointegration. This has led to successful treatment of many patients in an accelerated protocol, often offering early or even immediate restoration of the implants.

An Unerupted Maxillary Permanent Central Incisor and its Multi-Faceted Management

July 25, 2015

Monitoring the developing dentition is part and parcel of a general dental practitioner’s (GDP) routine and this relies on the basic knowledge of tooth exfoliation and eruption times.

Face asymmetries in children and adolescents

April 14, 2015

Perfect bilateral body symmetry is more of a theoretic concept that seldom exists in living organisms. However, pronounced and recognizable face asymmetries do exist and can have serious esthetic, functional and psychological implications.

The Hall Technique: The novel method in restoring the carious primary molar

February 6, 2015

Primary molar dental caries in childhood is a disease of epidemic proportions that affects all modern societies. Despite a World Health Organization (WHO) pledge in 1981 to render 50% of 5-6 year old children caries free by 2000 (1), many developing countries remained off target to date.

Porcelain Laminate Veneers – Avoiding Complications

November 22, 2014

Dental Veneering is the process of covering the facial surfaces of teeth by using various types of dental materials. Most commonly used are porcelain veneers which are thin shells of porcelain that are shaped like the outer layer of the teeth and are used to cover the teeth, aiming to enhance their appearance.


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