Mental well-being is a subjective, adaptive state of mind arising from complex dynamic interactions between cognitive, emotional and psychosocial factors. Positive mental well-being may promote good physical health, ...
Robinson, Liam; Kotze, Leande; Van Heerden, Willem Francois Petrus(South African Dental Association, 2020-11)
A 53-year-old female patient presented with a two-week
history of intermittently painful oral mucosal lesions when
eating spicy, salty or sour foods. The patient reported
a long-term history of psoriasis treated by ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Crafford, Elmine; Bradfield, Charles F.(South African Dental Association, 2020-04)
Medical doctors and dentists working in private
practice are generally faced with the situation of “no
work, no pay”. Although most have some form of
indemnity cover to ensure they will receive and income
if they are ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Postma, Thomas Corne; Uys, Andre; Brandt, Paul Dieter; Crafford, Elmine(South African Dental Association, 2020-08)
Many dental lecturers are moving away from providing
hand-out notes to their students and are rather opting
for posting lecture material and tutorials on the internet
using the various university platforms such as ...
Quality dental care begins with determining the patient’s
understanding of the dental treatment, their expectations,
attaining all the diagnostic information and compiling a
treatment plan best suited to each individual.1 ...
Postma, Thomas Corne; Sykes, Leanne M.; Uys, Andre; Brandt, Paul Dieter; Crafford, Elmine(South African Dental Association, 2020-08)
This study sought to investigate the digital divide, from
an access perspective, of dental students at the University
of Pretoria. Second to final year students (n=
218 (87.2% response rate) completed a custom-designed
The development of clinical judgment and decision-making skills is complex, requiring clinicians—
whether students, novices, or experienced practitioners—to correlate information from their
own experience; from discussions ...
AIM: The purpose of this narrative review is to discuss the interrelations between pain, stress and executive functions. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE : Self-regulation, through executive functioning, exerts control over ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Crafford, Elmine(South African Dental Association, 2020-09)
Confidentiality is central to the establishment and preservation of trust between a doctor and their patient, yet is one of the lesser-discussed principles of medical bioethics. A “duty of confidence arises when one person ...
Heyl, E.; Robinson, Liam; Kotze, Leande; Van Heerden, Willem Francois Petrus(South African Dental Association, 2020-09)
A 12-year-old female patient presented with diffusely enlarged fibrous gingivae, enamel hypoplasia, an anterior open bite and impacted permanent maxillary canines. The patient's mother reported that the child had an ...
Pain induced by inflammation and nerve injury arises from abnormal neural activity of primary afferent nociceptors in response to tissue damage, which causes long-term elevation of the sensitivity and responsiveness of ...
Olivier, Johannes Petrus Jacobus(University of Pretoria, 2020)
Aim: With dental implant treatment having evolved into a very regularly applied treatment modality, post-extraction grafting of extraction sockets with DFDBA in an effort to anticipate and pre-empt post-extraction bone ...
Schwimer, Charles W.; Gluckman, Howard; Salama, Maurice; Nagy, Katalin N.; Du Toit, Jonathan(Elsevier, 2019-02)
The socket-shield technique for avoiding postextraction tissue alteration was first described in 2010. The technique was developed for hopeless teeth in anterior esthetic sites but has not yet been described for molar ...
Beetge, Mia-Michaela; Todorovic, V.S.; Van Zyl, Andre W.(South African Dental Association, 2018-07)
Peri-implant diseases result from chronic inflammatory
processes within the tissues surrounding an intra-oral
implant. The incidence of the disease is increasing at an
alarming rate. Bacterial infections are amongst the ...
Beetge, Mia-Michaela; Todorovic, V.S.; Oettle, Anna Catherina; Hoffman, Jakobus; Van Zyl, Andre W.(Nihon University School of Dentistry, 2018-03)
The greater palatine foramen (GPF) is an
important anatomical landmark and has substantial
clinical relevance in dental surgery. Knowledge of
its precise location and dimensions is required for
proper planning of ...
Todorovic, V.S.; Postma, Thomas Corne; Van Zyl, Andre W.(Elsevier, 2018-04)
The anterior loop of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is an important landmark in the anterior mandible that must be considered during the placement of dental implants. We measured the length and prevalence of loops of ...
Nel, W.R.; Dawjee, Salahuddien M.; Van Zyl, Andre W.(South African Dental Association, 2012-06)
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), formerly known as Cleidocranial dysostosis,is a rare congenital disorder of bone that is characterised by aplasia of, or deficient, clavicular formation, delayed and imperfect ossification ...
Van Zyl, Andre W.; Van Heerden, Willem Francois Petrus(South African Dental Association, 2012-05)
Oral squamous carcinoma or oral
cancer (OC), as it is generally known,
has an average five-year survival
rate of less than 50%. This has not
changed much in 50 years. The survival
rate can be more than 90% with
Oettle, Anna Catherina; Fourie, Jeanine; Human-Baron, René; Van Zyl, Andre W.(Wiley, 2015-02)
PURPOSE : To determine the position and occurrence of the midline mandibular canal (MLC) in the
various age, sex, population and dentition groups. The average distances from the MLC to a planned
mandibular midline implant ...