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    • Allergic contact dermatitis from resin‑modified glass ionomers 

      Buchanan, Glynn Dale; Tredoux, Sheree; Gamieldien, Mohamed Yasin (Wolters Kluwer, 2019)
      Monomers in a variety of dental materials may cause allergic contact dermatitis. While resin materials have been implicated in the onset of this condition, there is a paucity of evidence linking the condition to the ...
    • 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: ...
    • Biomaterials and designer functional applications in oral cavity 

      Perchyonok, Tamara; Mulder, Riaan (Nova Science Publishers, 2016-05-10)
      Dental biomaterials and natural products represent two growing research fields, revealing that plant¬derived compounds may play a role not only as nutraceuticals in affecting oral health but also in improving physicochemical ...
    • 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 comparison of the dental age estimation methods of Phillips and Proffit in a sample of South African children 

      Elgamri, Alya; Mohamed, Nadia; Hudaon, Athol (The South African Dental Association, 2018)
      Introduction: Dental age is an indicator of the physiological maturity of growing children. Different methods for estimating the dental age in contrast to the chronological age have been proposed. Aims and objectives: The ...
    • 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: ...
    • Continuous workplace-based assessment as an indication of clinical competence in paediatric dentistry 

      Mohamed, Nadia; Smit, Liezl (International Network for Higher Education in Africa, 2021)
      An authentic workplace setting provides the ideal opportunity for assessment of students’ clinical competence at the ‘does’ level of performance. Final-year dental students in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at ...
    • Dental needs of intellectually disabled children attending six special educational facilities in Cape Town 

      Roberts, T.; Chetty, M.; Kimmie-Dhansay, F.; Fieggen, K.; Stephen, Lawrence X.G.S. (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 ...
    • Determination of orthodontic bracket and tooth adaptation using an X-ray micro-computer tomography scanner 

      Fakir, Yaseen; Keanly, Colm; Mulder, Riaan (Elsevier, 2020)
      The determination of the orthodontic brackets’ adaptation to the curvatures of teeth is a difficult topic to study. The complexity arise due to the different designs of their fitting surfaces, margins and curvatures of ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...