Sykes, Leanne M.; Marais, J.T.(South African Dental Association, 2020-02)
Reflecting on the past 80 years in dentistry with 20:20
vision, we observe a number of changes in materials,
techniques, medicaments, facilities, patient desires, and
treatment options. What has not changed is the ...
Natural disasters, fatal accidents, and violent criminal
offences are part of everyday life. All of these may result
in fatalities that shatter the lives of the victim’s families
and friends. Their trauma is compounded ...
The details of this case have been omitted in order to maintain anonymity. forensic odontology unit at the University of Pretoria for examination and comparative analysis. An elderly male was reported missing from his home ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Crafford, Jan Ernst; Bradfield, C.; Johnson, C.(South African Dental Association, 2019-11)
A 55 year old female patient presented for dental
treatment. Her attending clinician immediately noted
that since her first visit some days previously she had
shaved her head, revealing a severe rash on her right
Sykes, Leanne M.; Evans, William G.; Dullabh, Hemant D.(South African Dental Association, 2018-03)
A health-care practitioner is an individual who provides preventive,
curative, promotional or rehabilitative health care services in a
systematic manner to people, families or communities. Sadly,
many clinicians could ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Lowe, L.G.; Shackleton, J.L.; Evans, William G.(South African Dental Association, 2018-04)
“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature, and everyone is a
rose, but even more complex than a mere flower. Everyone is
made up of infinitely layered petals, and everyone has something
indescribably precious at ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Doolabh, Rajesh(South African Dental Association, 2018-09)
Children with inherited dental anomalies have many
complex problems that may interfere with their physical,
mental and psychological well-being.1,2 The anomalies
generally present early in life as isolated conditions, ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Evans, William G.; Buchanan, Glynn Dale; Warren, Nichola; Fernandes, N.A. (Nelson Alexander)(South African Dental Association, 2018-02)
The question of wellness was explored in Part 15 of this series,
based on the definition of health proposed by the World Health
Organization (WHO). However that description is now over 70
years old and does not fully ...
Endodontic treatments are frequently carried out in daily
clinical practice. The presence or absence of a periapical
radiolucency, assessed using intraoral radiographs, is one
of the criteria used to determine endodontic ...
Fernandes, N.A. (Nelson Alexander)(University of Pretoria, 2018)
Introduction: Endodontic therapy is a global routine dental therapeutic procedure. Despite recent and present advances in dentistry and particularly with the popularity of implant dentistry, it remains biologically and ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Evans, William G.; Gani, Fatima; Vally, Z.I. (Zunaid Ismail); Dullabh, Hemant D.(South African Dental Association, 2017-11)
On a regular basis, dental practitioners have to make decisions regarding their care of their patients. Previously, dentists did this almost instinctively, drawing upon personal resources such as clinical experience, ...
Recent findings indicate that there could be continued
root development after the successful surgical removal
of an impacted tooth. The paper provides a brief review
of normal root development, emphasizing the chain ...
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of MB2 canals in permanent maxillary molars utilising CBCT; in patients attending a university hospital. A total of 200 patient scans, (100 female and 100 male patients), ...
Brittleness and low strength render conventional ceramic
systems unsuitable for routine restorative use in molars.
Modern, high-strength ceramic core materials such as
high purity aluminum oxide (Al2O3) ...
The introduction of dental implants spawned an exponential
growth in the number of fixtures being placed to meet the
increasing functional and aesthetic demands of patients.
In response, manufacturers have flooded the ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Evans, William G.; Harryparsad, Ashana; Gani, Fatima; Vally, Z.I. (Zunaid Ismail)(South African Dental Association, 2017-05)
Evidence based practice (EBP) was developed to assess
available scientific evidence and rank it according to the
rigour, strength and precision of the research. It aims
to provide guidance for clinicians on which to ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Harryparsad, Ashana; Evans, William G.(South African Dental Association, 2017-08)
There is an idiom which says "A picture is worth a thousand words". At no time could this be truer than in the very visual digital world of today. The Internet, having the ability to mix text with other media such as ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Evans, William G.; Gani, Fatima; Nethononda, Portia(South African Dental Association, 2017-09)
Absenteeism from work as a result of sickness places
a tremendous financial burden on the economy of any
country. In 2013, the Adcorp index revealed that 3.96
million South Africans were absent from work due to
Sykes, Leanne M.; Vally, Z.I. (Zunaid Ismail); Evans, William G.(South African Dental Association, 2017-06)
A prosthodontist was recently called by a dentist who was asking for advice about a patient who was anaesthetized and lying in the chair at that time. The patient was partially dentate in the mandible, with severe periodontal ...