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April 2014 | Vol. 1 - Issue 2

P ISSN 2348 1331
E ISSN 2348 134X

Current Issue Highlights
April 2014 - Vol. 1 - Issue 2
Original Article
Association Between The Prevalence Of First Permanent Molar Caries Experience And Oral Health Knowledge Perception And Behavior Among School Children Aged 9-12 Years In Bangalore City, India (Download PDF of This Article)
Kadambari Ambildhok1, H.L Jayakumar2, Rohini Patil3, Mudit Gupta4, Manu Batra5

Abstract : Objectives: To assess the association between first permanent molar caries experience and Oral health knowledge, perception and behavior. Method: The caries status of first permanent molar (FPM) was studied in 200 school children aged (9-12 years) from randomly selected primary schools from south Bangalore area, India. The sample consists of 50 children from each age group of 9, 10,11 and 12 years old. A questionnaire was administered to the children consisting of questions regarding knowledge, behavior and perception pertaining to oral hygiene practices. Results: The prevalence of caries in four first permanent molars varies according to age with highest among the twelve year old and lowest among the 9 year old children. The children who exhibited good oral hygiene behavior with good knowledge and perception had more sound first permanent molars compared to other children. The number of caries FPM increased with age. Conclusion: The level of knowledge had a positive correlation with the caries level amongst this cohort of schoolchildren

Case Reports
Management Of Multiple Recession Sites With Modified Semilunar Coronally Advanced Flap Technique- A Case Report (Download PDF of This Article)
Saumya Khanna1, Bhanu Kotwal2, Nanika Mahajan3, Ritika Sharma4, Anuj Arora5

Abstract : This study was designed to demonstrate the use of the relatively novel modified semilunar coronally advanced flap technique for multiple recession coverage to treat Miller class I and II recession defects. A patient with four adjacent buccal gingival recession defects was treated with this technique. The clinical parameters including recession depth, probing pocket depth, attachment level and width of keratinized tissue were recorded at baseline and two weeks post operatively. Results showed an average of 91.6% root coverage two weeks postoperatively. This suggests that modified semilunar coronally advanced flap technique can be a viable alternative to traditional techniques for multiple recession coverage defects.

A Review
Piezosurgery A True Revolution In Periodontics & Implantology (Download PDF of This Article)
VineshKamath K1, B S JagadishPai2, Padma R3, NamitaJaiswal4

Abstract : The piezosurgery instrument, developed in 1988, uses a modulated ultrasonic frequency that permits highly precise and safe cutting of hard tissue. Nerves, vessels, and soft tissue are not injured by the microvibrations (60 to 200 mm/sec), which are optimally adjusted to target only mineralized tissue. The selective and thermally harmless nature of the piezosurgery instrument results in a low bleeding tendency. The precise nature of the instrument allows exact, clean, and smooth cut geometries during surgery. Postoperatively, excellent wound healing, with no nerve and soft tissue injuries, is observed. Because of its highly selective and accurate nature, with its cutting effect exclusively targeting hard tissue, its use may be extended to more complex oral surgery cases, as well as to other interdisciplinary problems.


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