V. Arun Prasad Rao

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PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate salivary flow rate, pH, buffering capacity, calcium, total protein content and total antioxidant capacity in relation to dental caries, age and gender. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population consisted of 120 healthy children aged 7-15 years that was further divided into two groups: 7-10 years and 11-15(More)
AIM To evaluate the prevalence of oral lesions status in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected children of age 1 to 14 years in Anti Retro viral therapy (ART) centres in Tamil Nadu. MATERIALS AND METHODS A of total 326 HIV infected children, age 1 to 14 years of which 174 male children and 152 female children were examined for Oral lesions in the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to find the relationship between salivary IgA (s-IgA) levels and dental caries in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 40 children in the age group of 8 to 12 years were selected and divided into two groups. Group I with DMFT score 0 and Group II with DMFT score ≥3. The whole unstimulated s-IgA levels were estimated(More)
BACKGROUND Nitric oxide (NO), a highly reactive radical, participates in the nonspecific natural defense mechanism of the oral cavity. The present study was attempted to evaluate the salivary NO levels in 4-5 year-old children with early childhood caries (ECC). The objective of the present study was to assess the salivary NO concentration in children with(More)
Background Many patients consider removal of caries to be a very unpleasant experience. Removal of caries with conventional drill is considered traumatic mainly due to fear and anxiety of children and their parents. Minimally invasive dentistry adopts a philosophy that integrates prevention, remineralization, and minimal intervention for the placement and(More)
Objective: The era of endodontics has taken a new dimension with the advent of a synthetic, thermoplastic resin filling material, named Resilon. Our in vitro study tested the efficacy of this new obturating system, versus the ageold material Guttapercha. Materials & Methods: Forty five central incisor teeth, extracted due to periodontal reasons, were(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to estimate and compare the microleakage of a pit and fissure sealant after etching and Er:YAG laser treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty non-carious premolars extracted for orthodontic reasons were equally divided into two groups. Samples in Group- I were treated with 37% phosphoric acid. Samples in Group II were(More)
AIM To evaluate and compare the effect of dental treatment on the salivary immunoglobulin A (IgA) levels of children with and without dental caries. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study involved 30 children, among which 15 had caries and the other 15 were without caries. Salivary sample collection was done for all the children before dental treatment, and for(More)
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