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Dental Robot fits first Dental Implant without any Human involvement

In a first of its kind, a Dental Robot system named Yomi has successfully carried out the procedure of placing two Dental Implants in a patients mouth without much human involvement. The success of this procedure has opened up a whole new field in Dentistry – Dental Robotics which can be the ...Read More

Instruments used for Cavity Preparation and Restoration

Instruments used for Cavity preparation and Restoration – Cavity preparation is one of the most commonly used and performed procedure in every dental clinic. Learning about Cavity preparation is a must for every dental student / dentist / hygienist irrespective of the branch which you might specialize in. Cavity preparation is done ...Read More

Grizzly Bear undergoes Root Canal Treatment in Kamloops Wildlife Park

Grizzly bears are known for their size and their ferocity and bears are known to chew into anything and everything they can find. The same might have been the case with eight year old Knute who had bit into something more than he could chew and broke or fractured one of his ...Read More

What are the Muscles used to Frown

There has been a long standing debate about people saying that it takes a lot more muscles to frown as compared to smile. This is not true that it takes around 48 muscles to frown, it takes a lot less and it is safe to say that the number of muscles taken to ...Read More

How many muscles are involved or used to smile

A Smile is one of the best facial expressions which can make anyone around you happy in any situation. To smile it takes not just your mood but also a lot of muscles of your face to bring a smile. Let us look at all the muscles which are responsible to make ...Read More

Differences between Maxillary and Mandibular First and Second Molars

Maxillary and Mandibular teeth are different in every aspect starting from the size of the teeth to the number of roots (in the molars). This is a very important topic to know the differences between maxillary and mandibular molars to be able to do proper access cavity preparation, removal or caries and ...Read More

What is Little’s area or Kiesselbach’s area and the Arteries in it

Definition: Kiesselbach’s area or plexus is an anastomosis of five blood vessels in the anterior inferior quadrant of the nasal septum over the septal cartilage.  Synonyms: Kiesselbach’s plexus, Kiesselbach’s area, Kiesselbach’s Triangle, Little’s Area The anterior inferior part of nasal septum Contains anastomoses between the superior labial branch of facial artery and sphenopalatine artery, and ...Read More

What is the ideal restorative material after Root canal treatment – Composite or GIC

Root canal treatment is a procedure performed on teeth which have become dead or when the pulp tissue gets infected due to Dental caries or any trauma leading to inflammation of the periapical tissue. Check this to know the in detail procedure of Root Canal Procedure. RCT involves multiple steps starting from ...Read More

What are the Foramina of Middle Cranial Fossa and structures passing through them

Cranium is the part of human body and the Skull which is made up of eight cranial bones. Cranium is in short the portion of the skull which surrounds the brain protecting it from external forces. Cranial Fossa are depressions of fossa on the surface of the cranium through which various soft ...Read More

Three year old girl dies during dental treatment

In a very tragic incident, a 3 year old girl who was taken to the dental clinic for a simple extraction and crowns placement died due to reasons which are not clear yet. Daleyza Avili Hernandez, 3, was taken to the Children’s Dental Surgery Center in San Francisco for extraction of two ...Read More

American Academy of Pediatrics says no Juice for kids below 1 year

There has been a startling statement by American Academy of Pediatrics last month, stating that Fruit juice is not recommended in children below 1 year of age. This comes after stating the relationship with dental decay and other health related concerns such as weight gain and excessive intake of fruit juice.  In ...Read More

Nasopalatine nerve block Technique – Local Anesthesia

Nasopalatine nerve block: Used to block the nasopalatine nerve. It is anesthetized as it emerges from the anterior palatine foramen located on the anterior palate region just behind the central incisors. Let us look in detail at “How to give NasoPalatine Nerve Block” and what are the symptoms and complications seen in ...Read More

Anterior or Greater Palatine Nerve Block – Local Anesthesia Technique

Anterior or Greater Palatine Nerve Block: Used to block the Anterior palatine nerve. As the name suggests it blocks the Anterior Palatine Nerve Block, the nerve is anesthetized as it exists the Greater Palatine Foramen which is located on the hard palate on the posterior portion. Let us look in detail about ...Read More

Frenum and Types or Classification of Frenal Attachments in Oral Cavity

Frenum: It is a thin fold of mucous membrane with enclosed muscle fibres that attach the lips to the alveolar mucosa and underlying periosteum. The Oral cavity has multiple Frenal attachments which are mainly of two types – Frenum and Frenulum (small frenum). In any normal oral cavity there are multiple frena ...Read More