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Supernumerary teeth are among the most significant dental anomalies affecting the primary and the permanent dentitions. Mesiodens is a supernumerary tooth with a cone shaped crown and a short root. Though it occurs frequently in the permanent dentition, it is extremely rare in the primary dentition. The exact etiology is still obscure and not well(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to ascertain the influence of dental appearance upon subjective ratings of personal characteristics, specifically social competence, intellectual ability, and psychologic adjustment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional analytic interview study was conducted with 201 undergraduates. Each participant was asked to(More)
The case of a patient with an additional distal root in each permanent mandibular first molar is reported. A thorough review of the dental literature failed to reveal any significant data concerning such cases because much of the literature is concerned with variation in root canal morphology rather than variations in root number. Inability to recognize(More)
OBJECTIVES Ascertain level and predictors of betel quid (pan) chewing in Bangladeshi adolescents. DESIGN Cross sectional questionnaire study. SETTING Bangladeshi cultural centres in East London. SAMPLE Consecutive adolescents attending 4 randomly selected centres. METHOD Self-completed questionnaire. RESULTS 204 (70%) of 290 teenagers invited to(More)
KBG syndrome is a rare, multiple congenital anomaly/mental retardation (MCA/MR) syndrome characterized by neurological disturbance, short stature, a distinct craniofacial appearance, and skeletal anomalies. It is likely to be autosomal dominant in nature with a wide range of expressivity in its clinical features. Dentally, macrodontia, particularly of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the pulpal response following application of 1% Feracrylum (Hemolok) to arrest hemorrhage during pulpotomy procedure on 26 sound primary molars. They were filled with ZnOE cement and later restored with silver amalgam. The teeth were followed for clinical, radiographic and later histological success for various(More)
Ultrasonography was found to be a highly reliable and accurate method for imaging and measuring masticatory muscle thickness. No age and sex related variations were observed in this study on comparisons between the two groups. Similarly no changes were seen in the muscle thickness and different facial morphologies. Since no earlier studies on this type of(More)
A study of 1026, 3 to 4 year old children in nursery schools and day-care centers was done to assess the profile, occlusal relationships and the presence of spacing or crowding of teeth in south India. Males had a higher incidence of convex profiles, while females showed a higher incidence of straight profiles, but it was not statistically significant.(More)
A case of a 12-year old-boy having a chief complaint of labially placed maxillary central incisor is presented. Radiographic evaluation revealed the presence of a supernumerary tooth impeding the eruption of the left permanent central incisor. The mesiodens was surgically removed and the permanent central incisor was positioned and splinted into proper(More)
The aim of the present in-vivo study was to determine whether circumoral musculature could be imaged using an ultrasound with a high frequency probe and to record the changes, if any, in the thickness and shape of the images of the lips occurring amongst normal and different malocclusion states during the relaxed and contracted states. Thirty children with(More)