Browsing Research Articles (Prosthodontics) by Type "Article"

Browsing Research Articles (Prosthodontics) by Type "Article"

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  • 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.; 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 forehead ...
  • 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. ...
  • Herbst, Dirk; Dullabh, Hemant D.; Sykes, Leanne M.; Vorster, C. (South African Dental Association, 2013-09)
    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 ...
  • Nel, Sulette; Davidson, Christy Lana; Uys, Andre; Sykes, Leanne M.; Bernitz, Herman (South African Dental Association, 2017-11)
    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 ...
  • Sykes, Leanne M.; Robinson, Liam; Bernitz, Herman (South African Dental Association, 2020-06)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Goossens, I.C.; Kemp, P.L.; Bredell, M.G.; Sykes, Leanne M. (South African Dental Association, 2008-08)
    No abstract available
  • Sykes, Leanne M.; Evans, William G.; Harryparsad, Ashana; Gani, Fatima; Vally, 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.; 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 ...
  • Vally, Zunaid Ismail; 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 ...
  • Fernandes, N.A. (Nelson Alexander); Vally, Zunaid Ismail; Sykes, Leanne M. (South African Dental Association, 2015-10)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 illness ...
  • Sykes, Leanne M.; Evans, William G.; Gani, Fatima; Vally, 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, ...
  • 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.; Vally, 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. 1 ...