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  • 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 ...
  • "They have different information about what is going on": Emotion in the transition to university 

    McMillan, Wendy (Routledge, 2014)
    Most new students experience school to university transition as challenging. Students from backgrounds with little or no experience of higher education are most vulnerable in this transition, and most at risk of academic ...
  • 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 ...
  • Transition to university: the role played by emotion 

    McMillan, Wendy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
    Students experience transition to university as challenging. Recent studies implicate emotion in university success. This paper reports on a pilot study to examine the extent to which school to university transition is ...
  • 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 ...
  • Understanding diversity as a framework for improving student throughput 

    McMillan, Wendy (Maastricht University, 2007)
    INTRODUCTION: Literature suggests that a diverse body of healthcare graduates could extend health service delivery. However, the literature also indicates that the throughput of minority, working class, and historically ...
  • Understanding what it means to be a health practitioner: biographies of care and concern 

    McMillan, Wendy (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
    INTRODUCTION: I am not a health practitioner, although I work in a Health Sciences Faculty. As the faculty’s ‘Education Advisor’, I am intimately involved in the education of health practitioners. I mentor students to learn ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • The use of light-cured acrylic resin for custom trays by undergraduate dental students: a survey 

    Khan, Saadika; Geerts, Greta (South African Dental Association, 2008)
    INTRODUCTION: It is unknown how the use of a light-cured acrylic resin is appreciated over the traditional chemically cured one for the construction of special trays in a teaching environment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ...
  • Variation in the dispersions of powder liquid ratios in hand-mix glass ionomers 

    Mulder, Riaan (Bentham Open, 2018)
    BACKGROUND: The Powder/Liquid Ratio (PLR) influence, and the literature regarding the handling and physical properties of Glass Ionomer restorative materials (GIC) were investigated. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • "We are not in the least bit used to these ways of studying": Developing academic competence in all students 

    McMillan, Wendy (American Association of Dental Schools, 2005)
    This article is located in the field of academic development in oral health science education. Specifically, it examines the academic difficulties experienced by oral hygiene students in their transition from high school ...
  • 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, Naren; 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, ...