Prathima Shetty

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AIM To investigate the prevalence of the talon cusps in a sample of Indian dental patients and their distribution among different types of teeth. To determine the presence of other dental anomalies associated with the talon cusps. METHOD 2740 out patients (1523 males and 1217 females) attending Oral Medicine department from November 2010 to January 2011(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a chronic condition of the oral cavity which results in permanent disability. A number of studies have proven that the management of premalignant diseases should include antioxidants. Therefore, a study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of spirulina as an antioxidant adjuvant to(More)
Teeth are the most indestructible part of human body, they preserve well in traumatic settings hence developing teeth are used most reliably in age estimation. The present study was conducted to estimate the age in South Indian children using Schour and Massler method and to evaluate the efficacy of this method by comparing with the chronologic age. The(More)
Largely oral cancers are preceded by potentially malignant lesions, which may appear as white or red patches on the oral mucosa. Leukoplakia is one of the most common epithelial precursors of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Speckled leukoplakia is a rare type of leukoplakia with a very high risk of premalignant growth and mortality rate. Though it is the(More)
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