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 ...
Sykes, Leanne M.; Evans, William G.; Gani, Fatima(South African Dental Association, 2017-07)
Dental practitioners have been accused of over-treating,
failing to treat, or delaying treatment. However, deciding
precisely on what constitutes each is not easy or clear
cut, and it is often hard to draw a distinct ...
Fernandes, N.A. (Nelson Alexander); Van den Heever, Jacobus; Sykes, Leanne M.(Wiley, 2018-06)
Surgical and prosthodontic restoration of the midfacial region following tumor resection has always posed a considerable challenge, as this area serves crucial functional and esthetic roles. Being diagnosed and subsequently ...
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 Alexander); 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 Alexander); 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 ...