Recent Submissions

  • Social gradient in the cost of oral pain and related dental service utilisation among South African adults 

    Ayo-Yusuf, Imade J.; Naidoo, Sudeshni (BioMed Central, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Oral pain affects people’s daily activities and quality of life. The burden of oral pain may vary across socio-economic positions. Currently, little is known about the social gradient in the cost of oral pain ...
  • In vitro antimicrobial comparison of three commercially available chlorhexidine-based oral rinses 

    Abdalrahman, Basheer Mohamed; Holmes, Haly; Peck, Mogammad T.; Basson, Nicolaas (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    INTRODUCTION: Commercially available chlorhexidine (CHX) formulations differ in their CHX concentrations (0.2% and 0.12%) as well as in various additives including alcohol, antimicrobials such as cetylpyridinium chloride ...
  • Determining an average distance from the external mandibular cortex to the inferior alveolar canal using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging: An aid to harvesting mandibular ramus autogenous grafts. 

    Padayachee, S.; Holmes, Haly; Parker, M.E. (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    OBJECTIVES: To provide average measurements relating the external mandibular cortex (EMC) to the inferior alveolar canal (IAC) using CBCT. METHODS: 100 CBCT images from UWC Dental hospital patient database were analysed ...
  • Dealing with non-compliant, abusive or aggressive patients in dental practice 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    There is increasing concern as to how health professionals respond to patients who are considered non-compliant, abusive or difficult. What are their responsibilities to the patient? What are their responsibilities to ...
  • Vicarious liability – it’s a risky business 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    General dental practitioners often envisage that the risks they have are related to them personally as an individual and to their own practice and rarely consider that their employees also affect their risk profile. ...
  • Referrals – practitioner, patient & specialist obligations 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    The profession of dentistry has both benevolent and protective aspects with regards to duty of care to patients, to always try to do the best for the patients and to fulfill the principle of non-maleficence –to do no ...
  • 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, ...
  • Osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome in South Africa 

    Chetty, M.; Stephen, Lawrence X.G.S.; Roberts, T. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
    The osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome (MIM 259770) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder in which bone fragility and frequent fractures are associated with serious ocular changes. The skeletal manifestations resemble ...
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta type III in South Africa: Psychosocial challenges 

    Stephen, Lawrence X.G.S.; Roberts, Tina; van Hayden, E.; Chetty, M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
    Individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta type III (OI III) are severely physically disabled due to frequent fracturing. Their disability poses numerous barriers that challenge their social development. Despite these ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 146 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    Below are a clinical picture and radiographs of patients who have been treated with radiation therapy for squamous carcinoma of the floor of the mouth.
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 145 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    Below are clinical and radiographic images of patients who presented in the Department with the main complaint that they were not happy with the aesthetic appearance of some of their teeth which developed as they grew ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 144 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    A sixteen year old male patient presents at your office with the main complaint of a painless, slowly enlarging bony swelling in his lower left jaw Fig 1. The radiographs presented are from other patients with the same ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 143 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    This 30 year old female presented with slight pain and discomfort and intermittent attacks of severe, itching pain in the third quadrant. The affected jaw is enlarged (Figures. 1&2). What is your diagnosis?
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 142 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    A 6-year old boy presented to the hospital with a five- month history of a persistent, draining sore (Figs.1 & 2)) in the mandible on the left side. It all started when a carious 36 was extracted. Figs. 3, 4, 5 & 6 are ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 141 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    This thirty five year old male patient presented with a slow growing swelling in the right body of the mandible (Fig.1).The patient also experienced intermittent pain from time to time in the region of the swelling. What ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 140 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    This 22 year old male patient (Figs.1&2) presented with a slow growing swelling in the left mandibular molar region. Figures 3,4,5 & 6 are images of three other patients with the same condition. Discuss the radiological ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 139 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    Below are images of the most common tumour of the paranasal sinuses. Discuss the radiographic features discernible and what is your diagnosis?
  • Pyle metaphyseal dysplasia in an African child: case report and review of the literature 

    Wonkam, A.; Makubalo, N.; Roberts, T.; Chetty, M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016-06)
    Pyle disease (OMIM 265900), also known as metaphyseal dysplasia, is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with no known gene mutation. We report a case of Pyle disease in a 7-year-old African boy of mixed ancestry who ...
  • Potential latitudinal variation in orodigestive tract cancers in Africa 

    Adeola, Henry Ademola; Adefuye, Anthonio Oladele; Jimoh, S.A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018)
    BACKGROUND. Previous studies have alluded to a causal relationship between pathological entities and geographical variations, but there is a paucity of studies from Africa discussing the effect of latitudinal variation ...
  • Taking a look at modern teaching and learning approaches, concepts and perceptions 

    Peck, Craig (E-Cronicon, 2017)
    Learning is a process in which students acquire and use knowledge to better understand themselves and the world around them resulting in conceptual change. Learning is not about the accumulation of loosely related theoretical ...

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