Fortuin, Alwyn; Van den Heever, J.H.; Postma, Thomas Corne(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2021-09)
Fixed prosthodontics comprises an array of advanced clinical skills that dental
students need to master before qualification. Fixed prosthodontics involves
the rehabilitation of absent and severely damaged teeth by means ...
Advances in technology necessitate constant changes
in all aspects of medical education and patient care.
This requires educators and clinicians to merge traditional
practices with new innovations, materials and
Sykes, Leanne M.; Uys, Andre; Bradfield, Charles F.; Van Reede van Oudtshoorn, Nicolaas W.(South African Dental Association, 2020-11)
Patients’ exposure to medical and dental radiographic
examination has increased over the years,1 with dental
X-ray procedures now accounting for almost one-third
of all radiographic examinations.2 Although they ...
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 ...
Victor, Christiaan; Van der Vyver, Petrus Jacobus; Vorster, Martin; Vally, Zunaid Ismail(South African Dental Association, 2020-10)
It is well described that the presence of microbial
flora in the pulp space of the tooth, and the inability
of the immune system to remove these pathogens, are
the major sources of peri-apical and radicular inflammation.
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
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, Charles F.; Johnson, Chalita(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 ...