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  • Abuse and oral health 

    Smit, Dirk A. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    This year the SADA theme was hosted by the University of the Western Cape and we hope that the informative material in the dedicated articles and press releases have created awareness among dental practitioners. It ...
  • Academic-service partnerships, research, and the South African Dental Academic 

    Grossman, Elly S.; Naidoo, Sudeshni (American Dental Education Association, 2012)
    In South Africa, academic dentistry is managed through joint agreements between the South African Department of Health (DoH) and each university, in a type of academic-service partnership. For this study, dental faculty ...
  • Accuracy of acetate overlays in bite mark comparison: How accurate is an ideal bite pattern? 

    Mohamed, Nadia; Phillips, V.M. (South African Dental Association, 2017)
    Forensically, a bite mark on human skin is reliant on the matching of the alignment and position of the dentition of the perpetrator with the bruise pattern inflicted by the bite. If there is more than one suspect, the ...
  • Adapting a community of practice model to design an innovative ethics curriculum in healthcare 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Vernillo, Anthony T. (Karger, 2013)
    The focus of healthcare ethics within the framework of ethical principles and philosophical foundations has always, in recent times, been the community, namely, the healthcare provider, the patient or, in research, the ...
  • Advertising your additional qualifications 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (SADA, 2016)
    Advertising of a health professional’s credentials is strictly regulated with the aim of protecting both the patient’s and the health professional’s rights. The same ethical principles govern all forms of advertising, ...
  • Aesthetic clasp design for removable partial dentures: A literature review 

    Khan, Saadika; Geerts, Greta (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2005)
    Removable partial dentures (RPD) are an effective and affordable treatment option for partial edentulism. If the main reason for seeking treatment is the need for improved aesthetics, treatment should be geared towards ...
  • Aligning clinical assessment with course elements in prosthodontic dentistry: a South African case 

    Maart, Ronel Deidre; Bitzer, Elias M. (American Dental Education Association, 2013)
    Clinical tests were introduced and implemented as an additional clinical assessment tool in the Prosthodontic curriculum of the fourth year undergraduate dentistry program at one South African university. This study ...
  • Analysis of district oral health services in KwaZulu-Natal 

    Dookie, S.; Singh, S.; Myburgh, Neil G. (SUN journals, 2017)
    There is very little published data on public oral health services in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). This paper analyzes oral health service delivery within the Department of Health in KZN. METHODS The study used an in-depth, ...
  • Analysis of district oral health services in KwaZulu-Natal 

    Dookie, S.; Singh, S.; Myburgh, Neil G. (SUN, 2017)
    There is very little published data on public oral health services in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). This paper analyzes oral health service delivery within the Department of Health in KZN. METHODS: The study used an in-depth, ...
  • Antimicrobial activity of two South African honeys produced from indigenous Leucospermum cordifolium and Erica species on selected micro-organisms 

    Basson, Nicolaas; Grobler, Sias Renier (BioMed Central, 2008)
    Background: Honey has been shown to have wound healing properties which can be ascribed to its antimicrobial activity. The antimicrobial activity can be effective against a broad spectrum of bacterial species especially ...
  • Application of lasers in orthodontics 

    Mulder, Riaan; Melman, Geoffrey; Karic, Vesna (South African Dental Association, 2017)
    Laser is the acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a usage that dates back to approximately 50 years ago. In 1960, the first functioning laser was built by the American physicist Maiman ...
  • Are fissure sealants still relevant as a caries preventive measure? 

    Mulder, Riaan (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    The groundwork for fissure sealants was completed in 1955 and lead to the introduction in 1971 of the Nuva-Seal Fissure Sealant by L.D Caulk. Since caries predominantly affects the pits and fissures of the teeth of ...
  • The assessment of osseous changes in the temporomandibular joint using Cone Beam Computed Tomography 

    Shaik, S.; Parker, M.E. (The South African Dental Association, 2018)
    INTRODUCTION: Clicking of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is not a normal occurrence. The clinical finding of chronic clicking of the joint can signify osseous changes and early signs of degenerative joint diseases. AIM: ...
  • The association between area level socio-economic position and oral health-related quality of life in the South African adult population 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Ayo-Yusuf, Imade J.; Ayo-Yusuf, O.A. (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    Objective: To investigate the association between arealevel socio-economic position (SEP) and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Methods: Data collected from a nationally representative sample of the South ...
  • Avoiding perverse incentives 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    A general dental practitioner was approached by a friend and colleague, a maxillo-facial surgeon, who had recently taken up rooms near her practice. He offered incentives to her for any surgical referrals she could provide. ...
  • Being and becoming a university teacher 

    McMillan, Wendy; Gordon, Natalie (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
    This study examined how one academic framed the enablements and constraints to her project of being and becoming an academic. Complexity facilitated reflection in that it provided a visual representation of data, which was ...
  • Bio-active restorative materials as alternative pit and fissure sealants in pediatric and preventative dentistry: In vitro investigation 

    Perchyonok, Tamara; Mulder, Riaan (MedCrave, 2017)
    BACKGROUND: It has been more than 40 years since the pit and fissure sealants were first used clinically. During this time, pit and fissure sealants have been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of occlusal caries. AIM: ...
  • Bonding of acrylic denture teeth to resin denture bases 

    Geerts, Greta; Martin E. (South African Dental Association, 2012)
    Anterior teeth debonding from dentures is a common prob­ lem. This study tested the bond strength of denture teeth to two types of denture res1n, with and without grooving the ridge-lap surface. Bond strength and fracture ...
  • Can a new paediatric sub-specialty improve child health in South Africa? 

    Swingler, George; Hendricks, Michael; Hall, David; Hall, Susan; Sanders, David; McKerrow, Neil; Saloojee, Haroon; Reid, Steve (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2012)
    Compared with other middle-income countries, child health in South Africa is in a poor state, and should be addressed by focusing on the healthcare needs of all children across a system or region. Paediatricians have had ...
  • Cavity preparation using hard tissue lasers in operative dentistry 

    Karic, Vesna; Mulder, Riaan; Melman, Geoffrey (South African Dental Association, 2017)
    A laser is a device that delivers coherent, monochromatic and collimated light as a form of energy. Most dental laser devices emit invisible light in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. On May 7, 1997, ...