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OBJECTIVES This in vitro study evaluated the quality of marginal seal and fissure penetration of a resin-sealant (Concise) and a compomer restorative material (F2000) with and without enameloplasty. SAMPLE AND DESIGN: Thirty extracted sound human permanent third molar teeth were divided into six groups of five and used in this in vitro study. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the pattern of fluid consumption in a group of Saudi adolescent boys and girls aged 12-13 years. DESIGN Prospective study. METHODS Three hundred forty-four boys and girls attending school in Riyadh recorded their fluid intake for three consecutive days, including one weekend day, in April and May 2002. Types of drink/beverage and(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine knowledge/beliefs of a group of Saudi Arabian dental students regarding overweight/obesity (OW/OB). Dental students (fourth-year, fifth-year, and interns) at King Saud University College of Dentistry completed an anonymous questionnaire regarding OW/OB in children and adults. Frequency distribution and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate caries experience, oral hygiene, plaque deposition, and gingival health status of a group of Saudi children with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring (OSA). METHODS The sample consisted of 30 OSA and snoring patients (three to eight years old) and 30 age- and gender-matched controls. Dental caries, oral(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the retention and caries-preventive effect of glass ionomer (Fuji Triage) and resin-based (Clinpro) sealants among 6-9-year-old children. This split-mouth, randomized clinical trial covered 35 children/140 fully erupted permanent first molars. Evaluation was conducted by two independent examiners after 6, 12, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the dietary practices of Saudi cerebral palsy (CP) children. METHODS A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the following information from parents of CP children: demographics, main source of dietary information, frequency of main meals, foods/drinks used for main meals and in-between-meals. RESULTS Parents of 157(More)
Tooth agenesis in human being is the most common congenital anomaly associated with dental development. Mutations in many genes such as MSH homeobox 1 (MSX1), paired box gene 9 (PAX9), ectodysplasin A (EDA) and EDA receptor (EDAR) have been associated with familial form of this condition. However, in large majority of patients, genetic cause could not be(More)
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