Akanksha Manmohan Sharma

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This article reports on the development and evaluation of a mail survey measuring population attitudes toward substance use of potential receptivity of communities to different prevention efforts. The Community Readiness Survey was designed through a series of prevention practitioner and consultant meetings and focus groups. Psychometric evaluation revealed(More)
OBJECTIVES Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a highly lethal, progressively epidemic viral infection characterized by profound impairment of the immune system. Oral manifestations are common in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected AIDS patients, and are usually the first indicator of symptom and disease progression. The main objective of(More)
World Health Organization has evaluated that in every nine people there is one elderly people, i.e. of age 60 years or older. This value is to be expected to increase to one in five people by 2050 accounting for about half of the total growth of the world population. Ageing population is not just a concern for high-income countries. The majority of older(More)
BACKGROUND Presence of plaque may be the culprit for dental caries, gingivitis, periodontal problems, and halitosis. Many mechanical aids are practiced worldwide to remove or control plaque, including tooth brushes, dental floss, mouth rinses, and dentifrices. The objective of this clinical study was to investigate the effectiveness of herbal toothpaste(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease resulting in the destruction of periodontal tissues. Various treatment modalities have been tried in the form of mechanical therapy and surgical therapy. Antimicrobial agents have been used as a monotherapy and as an adjunct with mechanical debridement. Various plant extracts have been used as(More)
Oral squamous papillomas are benign proliferating lesions induced by human papilloma virus. These lesions are painless and slowly growing masses. As an oral lesion, it raises concern because of its clinical appearance. These lesions commonly occur between age 30 and 50 years, and sometimes can occur before the age of 10 years. Oral squamous papilloma(More)
BACKGROUND The most common cause of failure of endodontic therapy is inadequate apical and coronal seal. Proper coronal seal reduces the risk of endodontic failure. Hence, the present study was done to test the role of self-etching primers in reducing microleakage through coronal seal. MATERIALS AND METHODS Following root canal preparation and obturation,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study had twin objectives of assessing the oral health knowledge, attitude and practices and to assess the dental caries status and treatment needs among the orphan children of orphanages of Jodhpur city, Rajasthan, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross- sectional study was carried out on 100 children to assess the oral health knowledge,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to quantitatively analyze the amount of dye leakage with AH26, Sealapex and Tubliseal sealers in endodonticaly treated teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 36 extracted mandibular molar specimens were divided into three groups; Group I: Sealapex, Group II: Tubliseal, Group II: AH26 with 12 samples in each group.(More)
Background: Healthy gingiva plays an important role in the esthetic appearance of the smile. Gingival recession gives unaesthetic look. Dramatic aesthetic results have been obtained with the flexible silicone gingival mask which can be used to correct deformities remaining after control of destructive periodontal disease. Case Report: This case report(More)
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