Sykes, Leanne M.; Bhayat, Ahmed; Bernitz, Herman(MDPI Publishing, 2017-06-13)
Dental age estimation (AE) tests are routinely done on living and deceased persons.
There is anecdotal evidence suggesting an increase in age estimations due to the refugee crisis.
Our aim is to determine the reasons and ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Dullabh, Hemant D.; Brandt, Paul Dieter; Evans, Paul(South African Dental Association, 2016-11)
For clinicians wishing to embark on research, the obvious
choice may be to use their large patient pool, already
at their disposal. Gathering information from old files
and records is relatively easy and harmless, as ...
Fernandes, N.A. (Nelson); Van den Heever, Jacobus; Sykes, Leanne M.; Kluge, Herman(Elsevier, 2016-12)
Complete congenital arhinia is a rare embryonic disorder of unknown etiology. This is a clinical report of prosthetic nasal rehabilitations done in the early childhood and
adolescent stages of a patient with complete ...
Fernandes, N.A. (Nelson); Van den Heever, Jacobus; Hoogendijk, Christiaan Frederik; Botha, Sarel; Booysen, Gerrie; Els, Johan(Wiley, 2016-10)
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours are extremely rare tumours arising in peripheral
nerves. Only 17 cases involving the trigeminal nerve have ever been reported. These tumours
have a very poor prognosis and very ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Brandt, Paul Dieter; Evans, Bill(South African Dental Association, 2016-10)
Traditionally, medicine has been governed by the principle
of Primum non nocere - “first do no harm”, which implies
both doing good and avoiding doing harm. However, in
medical research, this approach is far too simplistic. ...
If you have read this far – then you are ready to Research! So where, and how do you start? This paper is intended to guide and to stimulate novice researchers to take the plunge and delve into the exciting world of research ...
Consider this proposed study.
AIM: This cohort case study will use a causal, cross sectional design, based on historical records, to explore and describe the long-term, sequential effects of eating.
HO: This study will ...
Patients often ask oral health care practitioners to recommend
the “best” mouthwash for their specific needs and
desires. Considering the vast array of products available,
the number of television, radio and printed ...
Amari, Asma Mohamed Z.(University of Pretoria, 2016)
Background: Aesthetics is an important aspect of modern day dentistry. Shade selection is one of the primary determinations for achieving good aesthetics in restorative dentistry. Shade selection has three parameters, ...
Bookhan, Vinesh; De Wet, Francois A.; Brandt, Paul Dieter(South African Dental Association, 2016-04)
INTRODUCTION : Comparison of a custom designed electronic
record book database with a traditional student
record book in Dentistry has not been documented.
AIM : To develop an electronic record book database
(ERBD) to ...
Dentists need to consider various factors when choosing
restorative materials, with the longevity of restorations being
one of the most important criteria. Replacement of failed
restorations constitutes over 60% of ...
Lekay-Adams, Mary-Rose(University of Pretoria, 2015)
The aim of this study was to investigate the methods used by private practitioners and students to fabricate a posterior palatal seal in dentures and determine how many clinicians carry out this procedure ...
This in vitro investigation compared the effect of using either
gold or titanium retaining screws on preload in the dental implant-
abutment complex. Inadequate preload can result in
screw loosening, whilst fracture may ...
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this in-vitro study was to assess the long-term effects of hydrochloric acid on the surface roughness of three all-ceramic restorative materials CEREC VITABLOC® Mark II CAD, IPS Empress CAD® and IPS ...
Lekay-Adams, Mary-Rose; Sykes, Leanne M.; Du Plessis, F.(South African Dental Association, 2014-02)
The eye is a vital organ from a functional perspective, but loss of an eye also often leads to altered emotional, psychological, behavioural and social responses. This may adversely affect the quality of life of a patient ...
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 ...
Vally, Zunaid; Sykes, Leanne M.; Aspeling, M.E.; Van De Merwe, J.; Ballyram, R.(South African Dental Association, 2013-03)
Provisional crowns may be used for many weeks during healing
of soft tissues, while other dental procedures are being
performed and whilst the permanent restorations are being
fabricated. The provisional occlusion they ...
INTRODUCTION: Micro-organism adhesion and plaque formation
is affected by surface free energy (SFE), surface roughness,
hydrophilicity, surface chemistry, surface charge and
the presence of proteins.
AIMS: The aim of ...
Henning, Martha Carolina(University of Pretoria, 2005-10-03)
Statement of the Problem: Despite its popularity as a denture-base material, poly-methyl methacrylate exhibits inherently low resistance to impact and fatigue failure. This is reflected in the analyses of the prevalence ...