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April 2015 | Vol. 2 - Issue 2

P ISSN 2348 –1331
E ISSN 2348 –134X

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April 2015 - Vol. 2 - Issue 2
Original Article
Comparison Of Amalgam Micro Leakage With Different Bonding Agents An In - Vitro Study. (Download PDF of This Article)
Shalan Kaul1, Ajay Gupta2, Anuradha Pathak3, Haridarshan Singh Sidhu4

Abstract : Aim: The present study was undertaken to compare the effectiveness of different bonding agents in reducing amalgam micro leakage. Material and Methods: Hundred human premolars extracted for orthodontic purpose were collected. Class V cavities were prepared on both the lingual and buccal surfaces of premolars making a total of two hundred cavities. Two hundred cavities were divided randomly into five groups of forty cavities each. Group I with no cavity liner was used as control and in other groups copal varnish, Gluma comfort bond, Xeno III and Clearfil s3 were used as cavity liners respectively. Disperalloy powder was mixed with mercury in 1:1 ratio in an amalgamator for 10 seconds to form dental amalgam. The triturated amalgam was placed into class V cavities in increments. All the specimens were thermo cycled and immersed in 0.5 % Basic fuchsin for sixteen hours. Crowns were sectioned bucco-lingually into two halves through the centre of restoration with a diamond disc and observed under stereomicroscope for dye penetration. Results: There was a considerable reduction in micro leakage of amalgam restorations when bonding agents were used as cavity liners. Gluma comfort bond showed least micro Conclusion: Bonding agents are better alternatives than copal varnish in reducing micro leakage in amalgam restorations as they form an effective micro-mechanical bond with amalgam.

A Review
Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding : The Potential In Cleft Management? - A Review Of Literature (Download PDF of This Article)
Sharath Kumar Shetty1, Mahesh Kumar Y2, Fauzan Zaheer3, Sharad Kharyal4, Revanth S Soonthodu5

Abstract : Management of Cleft lip, alveolus and palate has been recognised as a unique challenge for parents as well as medical team. Various procedures have been attempted to reduce the cleft gap so as to obtain esthetic results post surgically. Presurgical Nasoalveolar molding has been applied increasingly in the past two decades as a new option for improving nasal form and symmetry before primary surgical repair. This article critically reviews the available literature in this context highlighting the basic principles of therapy, appliances, advantages and disadvantages and effectiveness of presurgical nasoalveolar molding.

Case Reports
Early Correction Of Anterior Crossbite - A Report Of Two Cases (Download PDF of This Article)
Neeraj Mahajan1, Siddharth Mahajan2

Abstract : Anterior crossbite is the term used to describe an abnormal labiolingual relationship between one or more maxillary and mandibular incisor teeth. Single tooth anterior dental crossbite is the commonly encountered malocclusion during the development of occlusion in children. Different techniques have been used to correct anterior crossbites. This paper describes the comparison between two methods for correction of single tooth anterior crossbite namely the lower inclined plane and a Hawley’s appliance with double cantilever spring and posterior bite plane. Though correction was achieved with both the methods but it was observed that the results were much faster with the lower inclined plane. This procedure is a simple and effective method for treating anterior dental crossbite.

Case Reports
Rehabilitation Of An Ocular Defect By Using A Custom Ocular Prosthesis Characterised By Resin Veined Fibers And Pigments : A Case Report (Download PDF of This Article)
Rahul Ahirrao1, Renu Gupta2, R. P. Luthra3, Amar Jit Singh Chadda4, Sahil Sarin5, Vikas Sharma6

Abstract : Maxillofacial prosthodontics gains utmost significance as the process not only tries to develop acceptable esthetics but also tries to enhance the psychological comfort of the patient by restoring the defective or missing craniofacial structures. This article presents an outlined procedure for the fabrication of a custom ocular prosthesis by using split mold technique. A light cured resin external tray for impression making and in mould characterization of the custom eye has improved the details and longevity of the prosthesis. The technique has provided good results from patients esthetics, comfort and satisfaction point of view. Although the patient cannot see by using this prosthesis, but it will definitely increase the self- confidence of the patient. Custom ocular prosthesis for constricted eye socket needs some time to adapt although giving much better results than previous. In patients with advanced age and poor economic factors, ocular implant placement seems difficult. Method mentioned here gives good results in less amount of time.


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