Recent Submissions

  • 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, ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 116 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2013)
    The clinical picture and radiographs below are of two different patients with the same lesion. The upper pictures are of a 30-year old female who presented with a three year history of swelling in the anterior mandible. ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 115 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2013)
    An 18-year-old female referred by her dental practioner, with the main complaint that the lower left second premolar tooth (35), is mobile. She also complains of gastrointestinal problems, nausea, bone pain and muscle ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 114 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2013)
    This twelve year old patient presented at our Department with the main complaint that he had difficulty in opening his mouth. Clinical examination revealed a swelling in the region of the right zygoma. What is the most ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 112 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2013)
    This fourteen year old male patient presented with a fast growing painful mass at the left angle of the mandible, showing mucosal ulceration and a loose 37. He also experienced a “pins and needles” sensation on the same ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 111 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2013)
    This 40-year-old Caucasoid male presented at the Faculty with the main complaint of a dull pain in the right temporomandibular joint during function, and a small lump in front of his ear. The discomfort in the joint had ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 110 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2013)
    This eight-year-old child presented at the faculty with the main complaint of a swelling that has been increasing in size over the last nine months. He also mentioned that his lower right first molar tooth has not erupted. ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 109 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2013)
    This nine-year-old Caucasian boy presented at the Dental Faculty with a history of a slow-growing swelling of the mandible in the 43-45 region. The time of onset was unknown. On examination, the lesion was about 3 cm in ...
  • Use of antibacterial nanoparticles in Endodontics 

    Ibrahim, A. I. O.; Moodley, Desi; Petrik, Leslie; Patel, Naren (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2017)
    Several root canal irrigants and medicaments are available to combat endodontic pathogens. However, evidence of complete elimination of these pathogens by the use of these solutions is not recorded in the literature. ...
  • Sedating children in South Africa 

    Gray, Rebecca; Roelofse, James (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    Regarding 'Sedation for paediatric auditory electrophysiology in South Africa' we thank the authors for publishing their research thereby giving us documentary proof of what we know to be widespread practice. Sedation ...
  • Oral Medicine Case Book 57: Orofacial granulomatosis 

    Mulder-Van Staden, Sune; Holmes, H; Dreyer, W.P.; Afrogheh, A. (SADA, 2014)
    A 17-year old female presented at the Oral Medicine Clinic with the complaint of persistent swelling of the upper lip and anterior attached gingiva, causing her discomfort when eating and talking. The swelling started ...
  • A comparative study to determine the shock absorption ability of two popular mouth guards available on the South African market 

    Mohamed, Nadia; Grobler, Sias Renier; Basson, N. J.; Osman, Yusuf Ismail; Mulder, Riaan (Electronic Doctor (E-Doc) Publishers & SADA, 2017)
    It is expected that most mouth guards will provide some level of protection to teeth. In this study a device was developed to measure the relative impact absorption of two different mouth guards (Proform, Type III ...
  • Lasers in periodontics 

    Melman, Geoffrey; Karic, Vesna; Mulder, Riaan (Electronic Doctor (E-Doc) Publishers & SADA, 2017)
    Ablation has been described as the expansive vaporisation of tissue. In periodontal procedures the ablation capacity of the laser can be used for excision and incision of pathology. The Erbium doped lasers can be used ...
  • Warnings - written is always best 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (SADA, 2013)
    An inferior dental block injection was administered to a 17-year-old who required the emergency extraction of his lower right molar tooth. The patient was advised not to bite his lip as he may not feel it due the numbing ...
  • 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: ...
  • Lasers in paediatric dentistry 

    Mulder, Riaan; Karic, Vesna; Melman, Geoffrey (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    Many clinicians will be faced with the un-cooperative paediatric patient presenting at their practices with a “fear of the unknown”. Establishing trust with these patients is essential in order to achieve a productive ...
  • Letter about dental decay, obesity shows that sugar industry is not to be trusted 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Sheiham, Aubrey (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    The South African Sugar Association (SASA) tries to trash our scientific arguments about the association of sugars with dental decay, obesity and diabetes ( "Sugar leaves a bitter taste" Cape Times August 18th) in their ...
  • Methamphetamine abuse: Oral symptoms and dental treatment needs 

    Smit, Dirk A.; Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine: a highly addictive drug commonly used in South Africa. Users often present with poor oral hygiene, grossly decayed teeth and complain of a dry mouth. The prevalence of dental caries among users ...
  • Establishing a health promotion and development foundation in South Africa 

    Perez, A.M.; Ayo-Yusuf, O.A.; Hofman, K.; Kalideen, S.; Maker, A.; Mokonoto, D.; Morojele, N.; Naidoo, P.; Parry, C.; Rendall-Mkosi, K.; Saloojee, Y. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2013)
    South Africa has a 'quadruple burden of disease'. One way to reduce this burden, and address the social determinants of health and social inequity, could be through health promotion interventions driven by an independent ...
  • Pyle metaphyseal dysplasia in an African child: Case report and review of the literature 

    Wonkam, A.; Makubalo, N.; Roberts, T.; Chetty, M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
    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 ...

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