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  • Application of lasers in orthodontics 

    Mulder, Riaan; Melman, Geoffrey; Karic, Vesna (South African Dental Association, 2017)
    Laser is the acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a usage that dates back to approximately 50 years ago. In 1960, the first functioning laser was built by the American physicist Maiman ...
  • Are fissure sealants still relevant as a caries preventive measure? 

    Mulder, Riaan (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    The groundwork for fissure sealants was completed in 1955 and lead to the introduction in 1971 of the Nuva-Seal Fissure Sealant by L.D Caulk. Since caries predominantly affects the pits and fissures of the teeth of ...
  • Bio-active restorative materials as alternative pit and fissure sealants in pediatric and preventative dentistry: In vitro investigation 

    Perchyonok, Tamara; Mulder, Riaan (MedCrave, 2017)
    BACKGROUND: It has been more than 40 years since the pit and fissure sealants were first used clinically. During this time, pit and fissure sealants have been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of occlusal caries. AIM: ...
  • Can a new paediatric sub-specialty improve child health in South Africa? 

    Swingler, George; Hendricks, Michael; Hall, David; Hall, Susan; Sanders, David; McKerrow, Neil; Saloojee, Haroon; Reid, Steve (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2012)
    Compared with other middle-income countries, child health in South Africa is in a poor state, and should be addressed by focusing on the healthcare needs of all children across a system or region. Paediatricians have had ...
  • Cavity preparation using hard tissue lasers in operative dentistry 

    Karic, Vesna; Mulder, Riaan; Melman, Geoffrey (South African Dental Association, 2017)
    A laser is a device that delivers coherent, monochromatic and collimated light as a form of energy. Most dental laser devices emit invisible light in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. On May 7, 1997, ...
  • Characteristics of children under 6 years of age treated for Early Childhood Caries at Tygerberg Oral Health Centre, South Africa 

    Mohamed, Nadia; Barnes, Jo (Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, 2008)
    Objective: This retrospective survey highlighted the characteristics of children less than six years of age presenting with early childhood caries(ECC) who had two or more teeth extracted under intravenous sedation at ...
  • Community paediatrics and child health 

    Goga, Ameena; Feucht, Ute; Hendricks, Michael; Westwood, Anthony; Saloojee, Haroon; Swingler, George; McKerrow, Neil; Sanders, David (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
    TO THE EDITOR: In 2012, the Postgraduate Education Committee of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) supported the accreditation of Community Paediatrics and Child Health (CPCH) as a paediatric ...
  • A comparative study to determine the shock absorption ability of two popular mouth guards available on the South African market 

    Mohamed, Nadia; Grobler, Sias Renier; Basson, N. J.; Osman, Yusuf Ismail; Mulder, Riaan (Electronic Doctor (E-Doc) Publishers & SADA, 2017)
    It is expected that most mouth guards will provide some level of protection to teeth. In this study a device was developed to measure the relative impact absorption of two different mouth guards (Proform, Type III ...
  • A comparison of two liner materials for use in the ferric sulfate pulpotomy 

    Mohamed, Nadia (South African Dental Association, 2008)
    Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare the success rate obtained when applying either a calcium hydroxide (Dycal) base or a zinc oxide-eugenol (Kalzinol) base following the traditional ferric sulfate pulpotomy. Methods: ...
  • Dental needs of intellectually disabled children attending six special educational facilities in Cape Town 

    Roberts, T.; Chetty, M.; Kimmie-Dhansay, F.; Fieggen, K.; Stephen, L.X.G. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
    OBJECTIVE. To assess the dental needs of a group of children with intellectual disability (ID) attending six special educational facilities in Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS. This was a cross-sectional study based on ...
  • Early identification and management of mandibular canine ectopia 

    Hudson, Athol; Harris, Angela; Mohamed, Nadia (South African Dental Association, 2011)
    Mandibular canine impaction and transmigration have serious consequences for the patient, as removal of the tooth or teeth in question is often the only solution. The loss of one or both mandibular canines complicates ...
  • Introducing dental students to e-learning at a South African University 

    Mohamed, Nadia; Peerbhay, Fathima (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2012)
    This article serves to report on the introduction of an innovative ‘blended learning’ approach in the Paediatric Dentistry Department at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa. This intervention ...
  • Introduction to dental lasers 

    Mulder, Riaan; Karic, Vesna; Melman, Geoffrey (South African Dental Association, 2016)
    It was Albert Einstein who in 1917 defined the theory of the Stimulated Emission of Radiation, developing and expanding on the work of Niels Bohr, who in 1913 had formulated the Spontaneous Emission theory. Einstein ...
  • Knowledge, attitudes and practices (Kap) regarding early childhood caries among nurses working in a low socio-economic area 

    Mohamed, Nadia; Barnes, Jo (Peertechz, 2015)
    In the poorer communities, nursing professionals are usually the first health professionals to come into contact with parents and their children. They are therefore the first port of call when patients need information ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maxillary canine management in the pre-adolescent: A guideline for general practitioners. 

    Hudson, Athol; Harris, Angela; Mohamed, Nadia (South African Dental Association, 2010)
    This paper focuses on the identification of ectopic eruption patterns of the maxillary canines from the dental ages of approximately 8 to 12 years. The timing and suitability of interceptive treatment in pre-adolescents ...
  • The mixed dentition pantomogram: A valuable dental development assessment tool for the dentist 

    Hudson, Athol; Harris, Angela; Mohamed, Nadia (South African Dental Association, 2009)
    The mixed dentition pantomogram is routinely used in paediatric patients. This paper discusses the value of the pantomogram for early identification of problems in dental development during the mixed dentition stage. ...
  • Orthodontic molar brackets: the effect of three different base designs on shear bond strength 

    Hudson, Athol; Grobler, Sias Renier; Harris, Angela (Master Publishing Group, 2011)
    The purpose of the study was to assess the relative base designs of three different maxillary molar stainless steel brackets with reference to the shear bond strength of three different adhesive resins. The molar brackets ...
  • Perceptions regarding the shortened dental arch among dental practitioners in the Western Cape Province, South Africa 

    Khan, Saadika; Chikte, Usuf; Omar, Ridwaan (South African Dental Association, 2012)
    AIMS and OBJECTIVES: This survey was conducted to de-termine the knowledge of and opinions related to the short-ened dental arch (SDA), among dentists in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. METHODS: The study ...