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  • The significance of sub-threshold symptoms of anxiety in the aetiology of bruxism 

    Basson, Reneda; Mwaba, Kelvin; Rossouw, Roelof; Geerts, Greta; van Wyk Kotze, Theuns; 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 ...
  • Spectrophotometric assessment of the effectiveness of Opalescence PF 10%: a 14-month clinical study 

    Grobler, Sias Renier; Hayward, Roche; Wiese, S; Moola, Mohamad H.; van Wyk Kotze, Theuns (Elsevier, 2010)
    Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of Opalescence PF 10% just after treatment, at 6-month follow-up and at a 14-month follow-up period. Methods: Opalescence PF 10% was applied nightly for 14 days. The color of ...
  • Substance abuse and maxillofacial injuries 

    Ranchod, S.; Smit, D.A.; Morkel, J.A. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Some of the major causes of maxillofacial injuries are assault/ inter-personal violence (IPV), motor vehicle accidents (MVAs), work-related injuries, sporting accidents and falls. However, the epidemiological data for ...
  • "Substance and physical abuse: the effects on oral health" 

    Smit, D.A. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Substance abuse is an escalating health problem. Apart from the serious consequences experienced by drug users, such abuse negatively affects the operational activities of law enforcement officers, teachers and health ...
  • Sugar leaves a bitter taste 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Sheiham, A. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    The types of foods we eat have become one of the most important issues of our time. In South Africa, diseases related to diet such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and tooth decay are ...
  • Taking and making decisions for children in dentistry 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    In dentistry one rarely deals with life-or-death decisionmaking, however important human values are at stake during the course of any dental treatment. These include preventing pain, preserving and restoring oral function ...
  • Temperature changes along a dental implant 

    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. ...
  • The way forward with dental student communication at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa 

    Maart, Ronel Deidre; Mostert-Wentzel, K. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
    Dental students are extensively trained to provide dental treatment to their patients during the undergraduate programme. However, no or little time is spent on the training of basic communication skills. Embedding a ...
  • Towards bioactive containing restorative materials: from design to testing in vitro approach 

    Perchyonok, Tamara; Mulder, Riaan; Grobler, Sias Renier; Zhang, Shengmiao (Symbiosis, 2015)
    In any repair of a tooth with permanent restorative materials, the interface is always a sensitive region. The appearance of adhesive materials was a great step forward in dealing with the problems of this region and ...
  • Towards bioactive dental restorative materials with chitosan and nanodiamonds: evaluation and application 

    Mulder, Riaan; Grobler, Sias Renier; Moodley, Desi; Perchyonok, Tamara (SciDoc Publishers, 2015)
    BACKGROUND/PURPOSES: Recently various articles showed beneficial effects of the addition of different the beneficial effect (bond strength and longevity) of the addition of different bioactive compounds towards dental ...
  • Transcultural and language barriers to patient care 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Communities are become increasingly multicultural and ethnically disparate and dentists need to be alert to the diverse challenges this may bring to their practices. This is particularly true for South Africa where ...
  • Unanticipated treatment complication and legal recourse 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    A middle - aged, partially edentulous Caucasian female patient presented to a general dentist for extraction of a mandibular tooth. The tooth was removed by the dentist, but following incomplete resolution of pain the ...
  • The use of laser-based technologies in dentistry: Ethical issues and safety considerations 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Mulder, Riaan (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    The use of laser-based technologies in general dental practice in South Africa is growing each year both in numbers and in scope of use. It has been shown to be beneficial in treating a wide range of oral and ...
  • The use of light-cured acrylic resin for custom trays by undergraduate dental students: A survey 

    Khan, Saadika; Geerts, Greta (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2008)
    This study aims to evaluate the acceptance of light-cured acrylic resin for custom trays by dental students. A questionnaire addressing the use and handling properties of both light-cured (Megatray, Megadent, Germany) and ...
  • Use of the passive lower lingual arch in the management of anterior mandibular crowding in the mixed dentition 

    Hudson, Athol; Harris, Angela; Mohamed, Nadia; Joubert, Jo-Anne (South African Dental Association, 2013)
    Leeway space preservation in the mixed dentition is a well-documented method of space management. In the mandibular arch it may be saved for utilization in the correction of minor anterior crowding by the placement of a ...
  • Vicarious liability in private and public dental clinics 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    A 25 year-old patient attended the clinic to have four teeth extracted under conscious sedation. Following a thorough examination and medical history it was found that she had a heart murmur. The dentist prescribed an ...
  • Volumetric change of flowable composite resins due to polymerization as measured with an electronic mercury dilatometer 

    Mulder, Riaan; Grobler, Sias Renier; Osman, Yusuf Ismail (Herbert Publications Ltd., 2013)
    BACKGROUND: To determine the total volumetric change and the relative speed of shrinkage of bulk fill flowable composites during polymerization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A specially designed electronic mercury dilatometer ...
  • Want to date a patient? Refer first 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    In dentistry, the dentist - patient interaction often represents a long-term, close personal relationship that involves friendship as well as professional responsibility. A professional (the dentist) has two interests ...
  • What should I do when I suspect a child patient is being abused? 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2010)
    The warning signs of abuse should be considered every time an injured patient is seen. Repeated injuries, multiple bruises, or injuries with uncertain explanations may signal instances of abuse.
  • The whitening effect of four different commercial denture cleansers on stained acrylic resin 

    Maart, Ronel Deidre; Kruijsse, H.; Osman, Yusuf Ismail; Moodley, Desi; Patel, N.; Grobler, Sias Renier (South African Dental Journal, 2016)
    Denture hygiene and denture cleansers are very important for their antimicrobial effect and also in removing stain from the dentures. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Steradent, Corega, ...