Research Articles (Periodontics and Oral Medicine)

Research Articles (Periodontics and Oral Medicine)

 

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  • Todorovic, Vladimir S.; Postma, Thomas Corne; Hoffman, Jakobus; Van Zyl, Andre W. (Wiley, 2023-04)
    OBJECTIVE : Anterior maxillary immediate implant placement has become a popular procedure. It has aesthetic and functional risks. A prerequisite for success is sufficient alveolar bone for primary stability. Many cone-beam ...
  • Khammissa, Razia Abdool Gafaar; Lemmer, Johan; Feller, Liviu (BMC, 2022-06-13)
    Noma is a bacterial, non-communicable, grossly destructive and disfiguring necrotising oro-facial disease. It is rare, but occurs most commonly in chronically malnourished children with other debilitating illnesses, in ...
  • Feller, Liviu; Lemmer, Johan; Khammissa, Razia Abdool Gafaar (Oxford University Press, 2022-10)
    Noma is a debilitating orofacial necrotizing bacterial disease that disproportionately affects impoverished mal- nourished persons, particularly young children, the vast majority of whom live in tropical and subtropical ...
  • Khammissa, Razia Abdool Gafaar; Nemutandani, Simon; Feller, Gal; Lemmer, Johan; Feller, Liviu (Sage, 2022-09)
    Burnout syndrome is a distinct “occupational phenomenon” rather than a medical condition, comprising emotional exhaustion, physical fatigue, and cognitive weariness. Both exogenous work-related and endogenous personal ...
  • Hlongwa, Phumzile; Moshaoa, Mpule Annah Lerato; Musemwa, Charity; Khammissa, Razia Abdool Gafaar (MDPI, 2023-02)
    Panoramic radiography is frequently performed for new patients, follow-ups and treatment in progress. This enables dental clinicians to detect pathology, view important structures, and assess developing teeth. The objective ...
  • Khammissa, Razia Abdool Gafaar; Lemmer, Johan; Feller, Liviu (Elsevier, 2021-10)
    WHO's World Health Assembly 2021 has recognised the impact of certain oral diseases on general health, and consequently the need to incorporate oral health strategies into universal health care, particularly for remote ...
  • Feller, Liviu; Nemutandani, S.M.; Feller, Gal; Jose, R.J.; Lemmer, Johan; Khammissa, Razia Abdool Gafaar (Open Access Text, 2021-08)
    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, 2020-03)
    This paper will use the issue of sterility of medical equipment as an example, but the points discussed may be extrapolated to a number of other areas in the dental setting.
  • 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 ...
  • Sykes, Leanne M.; Crafford, Elmine; Fortuin, Alwyn (South African Dental Association, 2020-05)
    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 survey ...
  • Feller, Liviu; Lemmer, Johan; Nemutandani, Mbulaheni Simon; Ballyram, Raoul; Khammissa, Razia Abdool Gafaar (SAGE Publications, 2020)
    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 ...
  • Feller, Liviu; Feller, Gal; Ballyram, Theona; Chandran, Rakesh; Lemmer, Johan; Khammissa, Razia Abdool Gafaar (Sage, 2020-08)
    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 ...
  • Khammissa, Razia Abdool Gafaar; Ballyram, Raoul; Fourie, Jeanine; Bouckaert, Michael; Lemmer, Johan; Feller, Liviu (Sage, 2020-05)
    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 ...
  • 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, Vladimir 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 ...

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