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  • Radiographic exposure during pregnancy 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2015)
    A 28 year old woman in her first trimester of pregnancy attends the dental surgery as a new patient. She presents with a periapical abscess on her first molar tooth and expresses concern about the numerous unfilled cavities ...
  • Randomised controlled trials in educational research: Ontological and epistemological limitations 

    Rowe, Michael; Oltmann, C. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
    Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are a valued research method in evidence-based practice in medical and clinical settings because they are associated with a particular ontological and epistemological perspective that ...
  • Referrals - practitioner, patient & specialist obligations 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    The profession of dentistry has both benevolent and protective aspects with regards to duty of care to patients, to always try to do the best for the patients and to fulfill the principle of non-maleficence - to do no ...
  • The relation between oral impacts on daily performances and perceived clinical oral conditions in primary school children in the Ugu District, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Sheiham, Aubrey; Tsakos, Georgios (South African Dental Association, 2013)
    Few studies have related the common oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) impacts in children to perceived causes. Objective: To assess the prevalence, extent and intensity of oral impacts in relation to perceived ...
  • The relationships between two different drinking water fluoride levels, dental fluorosis and bone mineral density of children 

    Grobler, Sias Renier; Louw, Adrian; Chikte, Usuf; Rossouw, Roelof; van Wyk Kotze, Theuns (Bentham Science Publishers, 2009)
    This field study included the whole population of children aged 10–15 years (77 from a 0.19 mg/L F area; 89 from a 3.00 mg/L F area), with similar nutritional, dietary habits and similar ethnic and socioeconomic status. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.