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Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) is a new material with numerous exciting clinical applications. MTA promises to be one of the most versatile materials of this century in the field of dentistry. Some of the appreciable properties of MTA include its good physical properties and its ability to stimulate tissue regeneration as well as good pulp response. In(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the effects of three indigenous food stains (tea, tobacco, turmeric) on a nanocomposite (Ceram-X-Mono, Dentsply DeTery, Konstanz, Germany), a microhybrid posterior (P60, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA), and a universal microhybrid (Z100, 3M ESPE) resin-based composite (RBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-six disk-shaped(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence, pattern, and awareness of self-medication practices among patients presenting at oral health outreach programs in coastal Karnataka, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cross-sectional study, based on an interview conducted in randomly selected 400 study subjects from the patients presenting at these oral health(More)
BACKGROUND Growth can be one of the most uncertain variations, but understanding the same is very important for diagnosis and treatment planning. Skeletal age and dental age have been used to determine a child's developmental age. Several researchers have evaluated the association between dental and skeletal maturity with chronologic age on different(More)
BACKGROUND Community-oriented oral health programs are seldom found in India. When primary health care systems were in the 1980s, dentistry was not adequately included. This has left oral health far behind other health services. OBJECTIVES To find the availability of dental professionals, infrastructure, equipment, and treatments provided in health(More)
Teaching and learning activities in the dental clinic or hospital are a challenging area for students as well as teachers. With various teaching methodologies being used in dental schools around the world, gaining greater understanding of students' attitudes toward these methodologies would be useful for dental educators. The objective of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking tobacco is considered as a leading cause of preventable death, mostly in developing countries like India. One of the primary goals of international tobacco control is to educate smokers about the risks associated with tobacco consumption. Tobacco warning labels (TWLs) on cigarette packages are one of the most common statutory means to(More)
INTRODUCTION Information on the origin of dental fear and uncooperative behavior in a child patient is important for behavior management strategy. The effects of environmental factors have been comparatively less studied, especially in an Indian scenario. OBJECTIVES To find the association of (1) age, gender, family characteristics, previous medical, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate and compare the amount of fluoride release of conventional, resin modified and nanofilled resin modified glass ionomer cements. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tablets of glass-ionomer cements were immersed in deionized water and incubated at 37°C. After 1, 2, 7, 15 and 30 days, fluoride ion was measured under normal atmospheric conditions(More)