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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Managing stress in the dental environment 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    Stress is defined as "an imbalance between a perceived demand (stressor) and a person's perceived ability to cope with, or to meet, that demand". It is well known that dentists are subject to a variety of stress-related ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 107 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association (SADA), 2013)
    Carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the oral cavity. The neoplasm may affect any part of the jaws. Invasion of the jawbones by continuity is a frequent occurrence in carcinomas originating on the alveolar ridge and ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 127 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    Below are clinical and radiographic images of a condition in which the terminal phalanges of the hands and the feet are enlarged. Growth of the mandibular condyle results in marked prognathism, and this together with ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 128 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    The lower clinical picture and radiographs represents a condition where the general growth is retarded, the children are pale due to anaemia and the most noticeable change of the oral structures is enlargement of the ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 129 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    This six-year-old female patient presented with episodes of oral bleeding, fever and ulcerations affecting the submandibular region. Cropped pantomographs of the same patient were taken six weeks earlier with a follow-up ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 130 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    This elderly man presents with a history of a painful slow growing soft tissue swelling in his right jaw. The patient also reported paraesthesia of the right lower lip as well as paroxysms of intense general bone pain. ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 132 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    A sixteen year old female with a six year history of discomfort and pain in the left body and angle of the mandible during which time the first and second molar teeth had been extracted. Prior dental records including ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 134 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    This 20 year-old male patient presented with periorbital and facial soft tissue masses of the left side of the face and a swelling affecting upper left maxilla (Figure.A, B). The patient also presents with mental retardation ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 135 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    This patient presented with a sunken concave midface, anterior open bite, vertically elongated head, wide spread bulging eyes, various impacted teeth and chronic pain on the left side of the face. She also has syndactyly ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 136 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    Clinical picture and skull radiographs of a patient having a developmental field defect, probably occurring between 21 and 70 days of uterine life, rather than an individual syndrome. As such the etiology and pathogenesis ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 137 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    Clinical pictures and radiographs of patients presenting with a well demarcated focal mass occurring on the gingiva. Most reported series of cases show a predilection for occurrence in females with a mean age of 29 years. What ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology case 138 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    Two cases of intentional knife wounds of the maxillofacial region, examples of trauma cases which do present fairly often at the Hospital for treatment. Clinical and radiological examination of Case 1 (Figures 1, 2, 3 and ...
  • Maxillo-facial radiology cased 108 

    Nortje, Christoffel (E DOC CC, 2013)
    This 8-year-old female came to her paediatrician with an 18-day history of facial swelling. A biopsy was performed at that time, and was interpreted as indicating Burkitt's lymphoma. Findings from blood studies and chest ...
  • Maxillofacial radiology case 122 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Below are images of two patients with hemifacial asymmetry causing obvious disfigurement of the face and jaws. What is your diagnosis?
  • Maxillofacial radiology case 133 

    Nortje, Christoffel (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    Clinical and radiographic images of a condition that may occur in about 1 in 1,000 live births. It is reportedly most common in the Japanese and least common in Negroes. What is your diagnosis?
  • 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 ...
  • Minor's request for confidentiality 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    Following uncomplicated root canal treatment on a lower molar tooth, the 14 year old patient presented a few weeks later, together with her mother, complaining about an ulcer on her palate. Her mother assumed the lesion ...