Najla Dar-Odeh

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Narghile is becoming the favorite form of tobacco use by youth globally. This problem has received more attention in recent years. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and pattern of narghile use among students in three public Jordanian universities; to assess their beliefs about narghile's adverse health(More)
Antibiotics are prescribed by dentists for treatment as well as prevention of infection. Indications for the use of systemic antibiotics in dentistry are limited, since most dental and periodontal diseases are best managed by operative intervention and oral hygiene measures. However, the literature provides evidence of inadequate prescribing practices by(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of offsetting the middle or peripheral implant on the compressive stress values in the crestal bone around the neck of the dental implant. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three finite element models describing three titanium implants installed in quadrilateral pieces of bone was executed. A 2-mm nickel(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between dental impacts on patients' daily living, satisfaction with the dentition and personality profiles. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-two patients (22 males and 30 females; mean age 22.7 +/- 5.5 years) were recruited for this study. A "dental impact on daily living" (DIDL)(More)
Chronic granulomatous disease is an extremely rare primary immunodeficiency syndrome that can be associated with various oral complications. This can affect high number of patients. However, data on oral complications is sparse. Here we will review the literature and describe the orofacial findings in 12 patients. The age range was 5-31 years. Oral findings(More)
The aim of this study was to compare some of the physical properties of a heat-cured, a self-cured and a visible light-cured acrylic resin, and to evaluate the suitability of visible light-cured resin as a repair material for dentures made of heat-cured acrylic resin. Transverse strength, surface hardness and impact strength were determined for the three(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a world health problem with approximately 50% of patients having a 5-year survival rate. A change in the demographics of the disease is now being recognised, particularly in Europe, where it is increasingly being seen in young males. While a variety of risk factors are important in OSCC, it is tobacco that plays a(More)
Narghile smoking by young females is becoming more acceptable than cigarettes in the conservative societies of Arab countries. Lack of social constraints on narghile smoking has resulted in an increased prevalence of narghile smoking among young Arab females and an earlier age of onset of this habit when compared to cigarette smoking.Documented health(More)
BACKGROUND Rigorous efforts to reduce the recurrence of abutment screw loosening in single-tooth implant restorations have recently been made. However, the behavior of the implant/abutment joint components with respect to critical bending force is still unclear. PURPOSE This study investigated the effect of different cyclic loading periods on abutment(More)