Browsing Research Articles (Periodontics and Oral Medicine) by Type "Article"

Browsing Research Articles (Periodontics and Oral Medicine) by Type "Article"

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  • Van Zyl, Andre W.; Marnewick, J.C. (Johan) (South African Dental Association, 2012-11)
    Oral cancer (OC) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) are used interchangeably, as more than 95% of all OCs are OSCCs. Worldwide up to 275 000 new cases of OC are seen every year. Most of these cases are seen in ...
  • Harryparsad, Ashana; Rahman, L.; Bunn, Belinda K. (South African Dental Association, 2013-10)
    Amelogenesis imperfecta is an inherited disorder of enamel development, which results in morphological defects of both the primary and secondary dentition, usually in the absence of systemic involvement. Mutational defects ...
  • Van Heerden, Willem Francois Petrus; Van Zyl, Andre W. (South African Academy of Family Practice/Primary Care, 2011-01)
    Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition characterised by a burning sensation of the tongue and other sites, usually without associated clinical or laboratory findings. These patients, mainly postmenopausal ...
  • 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.
  • Fourie, Jeanine; Smit, C.F. (South African Dental Association, 2011-08)
    INTRODUCTION: The open-sandwich technique was proposed to solve the problem of cervical micro-leakage of deep Class II composite restorations by making use of the self-adhesive nature of the glass-ionomers. Recent ...
  • Fourie, Jeanine; Van Heerden, Willem Francois Petrus; McEachen, Stuart C.; Van Zyl, Andre W. (South African Dental Association, 2011-04)
    Chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS) is a mucocutaneous disorder which is characterised by persistent oral mucosal ulceration. The clinical appearance is often reminiscent of oral lichen planus (OLP) leading to erroneous ...
  • Jacyk, Witold Kamil; Fourie, Jeanine; Van Heerden, Willem Francois Petrus (Cornetis Publishing House, 2012)
    Chronic ulcerative dermatitis (CUS) is characterized by painful exacerbating and remitting oral erosions and ulcerations. A very characteristic direct immunofluorescence (DIF) pattern differentiates CUS from other ...
  • Van Zyl, Andre W.; Bunn, Belinda K. (South African Dental Association, 2012-11)
    Oral cancer (OC) is a major cause of global morbidity and mortality. Squamous cell carcinoma accounts for more than 90% of oral malignancies and occurs most frequently in middle-aged to elderly patients who smoke and drink ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van Heerden, Willem Francois Petrus; Van Zyl, Andre W. (South African Academy of Family Practice, 2010-03)
    Infants frequently present with oral lesions and conditions that may lead to anxiety among parents. The most common lesions and conditions include natal and neonatal teeth, the different oral mucosal cysts of the newborn, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van Zyl, Andre W.; Hartshorne, Johan; Carrasco-Labra, Alonso (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013)
    This article describes a double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomised clinical trial that involved 30 eligible subjects experiencing generalised aggressive periodontitis. Subjects were randomly assigned to either the ...
  • 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 early ...
  • Mohangi, Govindrau Udaibhan; Rothman, B.; Van Zyl, Andre W.; Duneas, Nicolaas (South African Dental Association, 2012-08)
    INTRODUCTION: Demineralised bone matrix (DBM) is an allograft material widely used as a bone filler and bone graft substitute. DBM contains bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), which induce and regulate bone formation ...
  • Abram, Muhammed Hanif; Van Heerden, Willem Francois Petrus; Rheeder, Paul; Girdler-Brown, B.V. (Brendan); Van Zyl, Andre W. (South African Dental Association, 2012-11)
    The National Cancer Registry (NCR) of South Africa publishes the pathology-based cancer incidence in the country and is the main cancer data source. The data published by the NCR have been used extensively in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van Zyl, Andre W.; Hartshorne, Johan; Carrasco-Labra, Alonso (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013)
    The investigators tested the null hypothesis that there would be no differences between the different bone harvesting techniques with regard to cell viability, cell activity and osteogenic potential of grafted cells. ...