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  • Sedating children in South Africa 

    Gray, Rebecca; Roelofse, James (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    Regarding 'Sedation for paediatric auditory electrophysiology in South Africa' we thank the authors for publishing their research thereby giving us documentary proof of what we know to be widespread practice. Sedation ...
  • 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 ...
  • Social gradient in the cost of oral pain and related dental service utilisation among South African adults 

    Ayo-Yusuf, Imade J.; Naidoo, Sudeshni (BioMed Central, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Oral pain affects people’s daily activities and quality of life. The burden of oral pain may vary across socio-economic positions. Currently, little is known about the social gradient in the cost of oral pain ...
  • 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, Dirk A.; Morkel, Jean 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, Dirk 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 a look at modern teaching and learning approaches, concepts and perceptions 

    Peck, Craig (E-Cronicon, 2017)
    Learning is a process in which students acquire and use knowledge to better understand themselves and the world around them resulting in conceptual change. Learning is not about the accumulation of loosely related theoretical ...
  • 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 ...
  • Teaching for clinical reasoning – helping students make the conceptual links 

    McMillan, Wendy (Informa Healthcare, 2010)
    INTRODUCTION: The paper provides a theoretical framework for understanding how conceptual learning is achieved, and the way in which conceptual understanding influences clinical reasoning and the ability to transfer ...
  • 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 ...