Faizal Vohra

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OBJECTIVE The aim was to compare the periodontal inflammatory conditions among habitual gutka chewers and betel quid (BQ) chewers. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-five gutka chewers, 45 BQ chewers and 50 non-chewers (controls) were included. Demographic data regarding age, gender, duration, and frequency of gutka- and BQ-chewing habits and gingival bleeding(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to assess the knowledge and attitudes of specialists (SP) and general dental practitioners (GDP) toward cement-retained restoration (CRR), screw-retained restoration (SRR) and implant restorations in Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Self-designed-structured questionnaires were distributed between SP and GDP by hand and through(More)
There is controversy regarding whether locally delivered alendronate enhances osseointegration. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the role of local alendronate delivery (topical, or as a coating on implant surfaces) in the osseointegration of implants. The focused question was, "Does the local delivery of alendronate affect osseointegration(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess and compare the knowledge and attitudes of dentists toward shortened dental arch (SDA) therapy in Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study, self-designed-structured questionnaires were distributed among specialists (SP), residents (RES), and general dental practitioners (GDP) in Saudi(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the attitude and knowledge of family medicine practitioners (FMPs) towards the association between periodontal disease and obesity. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed and a 13-item survey questionnaire was given to FMPs practicing in 12 different teaching hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan. The questions were(More)
There are no studies that have systematically reviewed the influence of involuntary cigarette smoke inhalation (ICSI) on the stability of implants. The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of preclinical studies that assessed the influence of involuntary cigarette smoke inhalation ICSI on osseointegration. Indexed(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess self-perceived oral health and whole salivary immunoglobulin G (IgG) levels among habitual gutka-chewers and nonchewers (controls). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty gutka-chewers and fifty controls were included. Demographic data and self-perceived oral health status (pain in teeth, pain on chewing, bleeding gums (BG), bad breath, loose(More)
The aim of the present cross-sectional retrospective 2-year follow-up clinical study was to assess the influence of implant location on clinical and radiographic parameters around dental implants placed in patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Twenty-seven patients with T2DM and 25 non-diabetic controls were included. Implants were(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the oral Candida carriage and species prevalence in denture stomatitis (DS) patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). To address the focused question “In patients receiving dentures, how does having diabetes compared to no diabetes influences the carriage and species prevalence of oral Candida?” Indexed(More)
Aim: Present study was carried out to assess the incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADR) and assessment of causality, severity, preventability and additional financial burden associated with reported suspected ADRs. Methodology: A prospective spontaneous reporting study was conducted over a period of six months in inpatients of medicine wards and medical(More)