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  • 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.
  • 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, ...
  • Whitening efficacy of three over-the-counter oral rinses 

    Potgieter, E.; Grobler, Sias Renier (South African Dental Association, 2011)
    Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the whitening efficacy of three different oral rinses. Materials and methods: Eighty extracted teeth were randomly divided into four groups, cleaned with a slow-speed hand-piece ...
  • Why dentists should take a greater interest in sex and gender 

    Doyal, Lesley; Naidoo, Sudeshni (Nature Publishing Group, 2010)
    This brief review highlights the lack of evidence relating to sex and gender differences in oral health as well as the widespread conceptual confusion and conflation that often underlies them. A broader biomedical understanding ...
  • Xenografts and Religious beliefs 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Du Toit, J. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    A 24-year old Hindu female presented with missing central incisors and grossly decayed lateral incisors. Her options were varied - to have a fixed partial denture, removable partial denture, or an implant supported ...