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To determine the prevalence rate of malocclusion among 12 to 14-year-old schoolchildren of urban Indian population (Bagalkot).
AIM To determine the prevalence rates of different occlusal characteristics of permanent dentition in 12 to 14 years old children in Bagalkot city and to determine the differences in occlusalExpand
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Frictional characteristics of the newer orthodontic elastomeric ligatures.
  • A. Arun, A. Vaz
  • Medicine
  • Indian journal of dental research : official…
  • 2011
INTRODUCTION Elastomeric ligatures reduce chairside time but increase friction. Polymeric coatings and 45° angulations have been introduced to the ligature modules to combat its disadvantages andExpand
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Intracoronal Radiolucency in An Unerupted Premolar: A Rare Occurrence.
Pre-eruptive Intracoronal Resorption (PIR) is a lesion that mostly occurs within the dentin in the occlusal part of the crown, next to the dentin-enamel junction. Such lesions are usually detectedExpand
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Comparison of elemental composition and morphological characteristics of orthodontic titanium mini-implants
Objectives: To evaluate and compare the indigenous and imported titanium mini-implants for their elemental composition and morphological characteristics. Materials and Methods: Five indigenousExpand
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Lingual frenulum and malocclusion: An overlooked tissue or a minor issue.
  • A. Vaz, P. Bai
  • Medicine
  • Indian journal of dental research : official…
  • 1 September 2015
CONTEXT Tongue-tie (more formally known as ankyloglossia) is a congenital anomaly characterized by an abnormally short lingual frenulum, which may restrict mobility of the tongue tip impairing itsExpand
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Ankyloglossia among children of regular and special schools in karnataka, India: a prevalence study.
  • P. Bai, A. Vaz
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical and diagnostic research…
  • 1 June 2014
BACKGROUND Tongue-tie (more formally known as ankyloglossia) is a congenital anomaly characterized by an abnormally short lingual frenulum, which may restrict the mobility of the tongue tip impairingExpand
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W-Shaped Lingual Retainer Wire Stabilizer
In orthodontics, the stability of the final occlusion is as important as the correction achieved. Since the beginning of the century, fixed retainers have been recommended after correction of rotatedExpand
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Comparison of shear bond strengths of conventional orthodontic composite and nano-ceramic restorative composite: an in vitro study.
  • Namit Nagar, A. Vaz
  • Medicine
  • Indian journal of dental research : official…
  • 1 November 2013
OBJECTIVES To compare the shear bond strength of a nano-ceramic restorative composite Ceram-X Mono(TM♦), a restorative resin with the traditional orthodontic composite Transbond XT(TM†) and toExpand
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Influence of Smile Arc and Buccal Corridors on Facial Attractiveness: A Cross-sectional Study.
INTRODUCTION Two aspects of the smile: the Smile Arc (SA) and Buccal Corridors (BC) have been the interest of the orthodontist in recent years. AIM The present study was undertaken to evaluate theExpand
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"Comparative evaluation of surface modified elastomeric ligatures for microbial colonization": An in vivo study.
  • M. Bai, A. Vaz
  • Medicine
  • Indian journal of dental research : official…
  • 1 March 2015
INTRODUCTION Elastomeric ligatures are observed to reduce chair side time; however, they are also seen to have greater bacterial adhesion. Polymeric coating utilizing the Metafasix Technology and theExpand
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