Ameet Madan Mani

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BACKGROUND Among the cells involved in immune and inflammatory responses in periodontal disease, mast cells have been shown to be capable of generating a large number of biologically active substances. Mast cells are mobile, bone-marrow-derived, granule-containing immune cells that are found in all connective tissue and mucosal environments and in the(More)
Healthcare-associated infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients worldwide. Transmission of health care associated pathogens generally occurs via the contaminated hands of health care workers. Hand hygiene has long been considered one of the most important infection control measures to prevent health(More)
World Health Organization defines palliative care as the active total care of patients whose disease is not responding to curative treatment. Palliative care for the terminally ill is based on a multidimensional approach to provide whole-person comfort care while maintaining optimal function; dental care plays an important role in this multidisciplinary(More)
AIMS Since the incidence of gingival overgrowth induced by amlodipine remains poorly defined, this study was carried out with an aim to determine the incidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dental patients who received amlodipine (N = 115), for more than 3 months were studied to determine the drug-induced gingival overgrowth. Clinical diagnosis of drug-induced(More)
BACKGROUND Calendula officinalis (C. officinalis), commonly known as pot marigold, is a medicinal herb with excellent antimicrobial, wound healing, and anti-inflammatory activity. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of C. officinalis in reducing dental plaque and gingival inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and forty patients within the age group(More)
The gingival recession was evaluated in 400 subjects aged more than 20 years, looking for dental treatment at Rural Dental College and Hospital, Loni, Maharashtra, India. Clinical examination was conducted by a single examiner and analysis of four surfaces (mesial, buccal, distal and lingual) was done. The gingival recession was measured in millimeters from(More)
Periodontal abscess is the third most frequent dental emergency, representing 7–14% of all the dental emergencies. Numerous etiologies have been implicated: exacerbations of the existing disease, post-therapy abscesses, the impaction of foreign objects, the factors altering root morphology etc. The diagnosis is done after analysis of the signs and symptoms(More)
Stem cells are a unique type of cell that forms the basis of the development, growth and survival of a living organism. Though the term is often used to describe controversial embryonic stem cells, there are many different types of stem cells, classified by their original location and/or method of formation. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that go on(More)
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