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Hypoplasia is the result of disruption in the process of enamel matrix formation, which in turn causes defect in quality and thickness of enamel. Four cases of Turner's hypoplastic teeth with a previous history of trauma/infection in their primary predecessors at the age of 2-3 years have been reported. These hypoplastic teeth had turned non-vital without(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to assess oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) using short form (SF) of child oral health impact profile (COHIP) in children aged 11-15 years who sought orthodontic treatment. A comparison was done between these children and age-matched peers who never had or sought orthodontic treatment. METHODOLOGY This(More)
CONTEXT Prediction of the child's behavior can adequately equip the dentist in rendering effective and efficient dental treatment. AIM This study was planned to evaluate and validate a specially prepared questionnaire as a child behavior prediction scale. DESIGN A two-center cross-sectional study was done to validate the new scale. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The issue of dental fear and anxiety still poses a significant problem in treating children. Various caries management protocols have been tried to make the dental visit more compatible to the child patients. AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare the behavioral and physiological responses to chemo-mechanical caries removal (CMCR)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the association of optimism and psychosocial well being of school going children on their oral health status. STUDY DESIGN The study included 12- to 15-year-old school going children (N = 2014) from Tamilnadu, India. Optimism was measured using the revised version of the Life Orientation Test (LOT-R). A(More)
AIM The present study evaluated and compared the pain perception, behavioral response, physiological parameters, and the role of topical anesthetic administration during local anesthetic administration with cartridge syringe and computer controlled local anesthetic delivery system (CCLAD). DESIGN A randomized controlled crossover study was carried out(More)
BACKGROUND School textbooks have been considered as an effective platform for promoting oral health. The information on oral health in the Indian school textbooks has not been evaluated. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the contents of school textbooks on oral health and to quantitatively analyze the school health camps and guest(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the sealing ability of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and Biodentine™ when used to repair the furcal perforations in primary molars using scanning electron microscope (SEM). STUDY DESIGN The study sample comprised forty recently extracted primary molars. These teeth were placed in a 5.25% sodium(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the local anesthetic activity of root extracts of the Anacyclus pyrethrum, and to check its effect of interaction at the site of injection in guinea pigs. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study sample included thirty guinea pigs each weighing 450-500 g, maintained under standard conditions. The root extracts were prepared(More)
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