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The Faculty of Dentistry of the University of the Western Cape is a world-class oral health centre committed to the promotion of oral health through the excellence of its learning, services and research.

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  • Perchyonok, V. Tamara; Grobler, Sias; Zhang, Shengmiao; Olivier, Annette; Oberholzer, Theunis (Scientific Research Publishing, 2013)
    Contemporary dental adhesives show favorable im- mediate results in terms of bonding effectiveness. However, the durability of resin-dentin bonds is their major problem. Materials and Methods: Preparation of 3 chitosan-antioxidant ...
  • Basson, Reneda; Mwaba, Kelvin; Rossouw, Roelof J.; Geerts, Greta; Kotze, Theunis J.v.W.; Stuhlinger, Martin E. (South African Journal of Psychology, 2010)
    Bruxism is an oral parafunctional habit involving clenching and grinding of the teeth. It occurs mainly unconsciously, diurnally and/or nocturnally. It is considered an important contributory factor in the aetiology of ...
  • Geerts, Greta; Patel, Zaheed (Quintessence Publishing, 2011)
    AIMS: The aims of this in vitro study were to analyse temperature changes along the surface of a dental implant and to establish the abutment temperature that could cause the critical 47ºC/1min threshold at implant level. ...
  • Adam, R.Z.; Geerts, Greta; Lalloo, R. (South African Dental Association, 2007)
    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between complete dentures and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQol). METHOD: Seventy-six patients were conveniently selected from the waiting list for complete dentures. ...
  • Geerts, Greta; Overturf, Jan-Hendrik; Oberholzer, Theuns G. (Elsevier, 2008)
    STATEMENT OF PROBLEM. Fracture of an interim fixed partial denture (FPD) may jeopardize the success of the interim prosthodontic treatment phase and cause patient discomfort. PURPOSE. The purpose of this study was to ...