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Indications and Contraindication of Fixed Partial Dentures

Fixed partial dentures are prosthesis which are fixed to the existing natural teeth or Dental Implants to replace missing teeth in the Maxillary or Mandibular regions. There are multiple advantages of having a fixed partial denture apart from the obvious appearance and functional aspects. The other advantages of getting a Fixed partial denture is regaining [&hellip

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How Simple Oral Hygiene steps can reduce COVID-19 Severity

With the presence of COVID-19 crossing one and a half years and lots of research being conducted, it has been found that COVID-19 virus can travel to patients Lungs through the Saliva. It has been found that people with Gum Disease who have become COVID positive have more chances of it spreading to the Lungs [&hellip

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Mouth Breathing – Definition, Classification, Diagnosis and Treatment

Mouth Breathing is a Habit which is not normal, as a Habit is defined as a methodical way in which mind and body act as a result of frequent repetition of a certain definite sets of nervous impulses. Mouth Breathing has been defined by Sassouni ad Merle. Chacker FM (1961): It is a prolonged or [&hellip

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Composition of Saliva, Types and their Function

Saliva is what keeps the oral cavity moist protecting the teeth, oral mucosa, etc by maintaining and preserving the oral health. We know how important Composition of Saliva is to Oral health when the quality and quantity of saliva reduces leading to complications such as Dry mouth, increase in caries, gingival inflammation. We all know [&hellip

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Oral Symptoms of Mucormycosis – Diagnosis and Treatment

Mucormycosis or Black Fungus Infection as it is being called is a Fungal infection affecting the Nasal, Oral regions more commonly. The other regions which it affects less commonly are Eyes, Cerebral, Lungs, etc. Mucormycosis is usually seen affecting people with reduced immunity – AIDS/HIV patients, patients on Corticosteroid medication – Organ transplant patients, auto [&hellip

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Triangles of Neck – Anatomy, Borders and Contents

Neck is one of the most vital regions of the Human Body which is divided into Triangles of Neck as it consists of multiple essential structures of the Human Body which are vital for survival. So the Neck has been divided into multiple triangles to help categorize and understand the contents of neck, by dividing [&hellip

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What is Mucormycosis or Black Fungus – Symptoms and Treatment

Mucormycosis or Zygomycosis is a very rare Fungal infection which is seen in patients who are immunocompromised or people who have low immunity. Now seen in COVID-19 or Coronavirus affected or recovering patients due to their reduced Immunity. The Mucor mold as they call it, is found commonly in soil, plants, manure, decaying fruits, vegetables, [&hellip

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Differences between INBDE vs NBDE Part 1 and Part 2 for DDS in USA

Foreign trained Dentists to practice Dentistry in USA need to clear an Examination – INBDE – Integrated National Board Dental Examination which is replacing the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I and Part II Examinations which was being conducted in the past. INBDE is a replacement or a combination of NBDE Part I and [&hellip

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Implant Corrected Kennedys Classification of Partially Edentulous Spaces

Partially Edentulous Maxillary and Mandibular Arches were classified by Dr. Edward Keneddy back in 1925 along with other classifications such as Bailyn and Skinner Classifications, the most popular one is Keneddy’s Classification which helps in not just explaining the situation of the arch but also helps in principles of design for a RPD. There is [&hellip

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How to Manage or Overcome Dental Anxiety – For Patients

Dental Anxiety is one of the most common types of fear regarding Doctors, there is another term which is used to describe this condition – “Dental Phobia“. It is commonly described by patients as – we become anxious before visiting a Dentist or before a Dental appointment, becoming sweaty while waiting for your Appointment. Dental [&hellip

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What is Dental Shadowing and How to apply for it?

Dental Shadowing or Predental Shadowing: A Student or International Dental Student who wishes to join a Dental School visiting a Dentist’s or Dental Clinic or office to observe from the sidelines and learn about the treatment procedures, dental terminology, techniques, how to deal with different scenarios, etc. This is called as Shadowing a dentist which [&hellip

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Coronavirus seen in the cells of the Oral Cavity – COVID-19 in Saliva

Coronavirus progression is being studied and according to an international team of scientists COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 is found to infect the cells of the mouth. It is known that Lungs and Upper Respiratory tract is the common site or Primary site of infection of the virus along with other less commonly affected parts like the [&hellip

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Oral Manifestations of COVID-19 or Coronavirus

COVID-19 or Coronavirus has affected the whole world for more than an year now, from its onset Dentists have been the most affected in terms of exposure to the virus along with the Oral Implications of it. Oral Manifestations of COVID-19 have been found to be one of the parameters which need to be dealt [&hellip

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Hypnodontics – Hypnosis Use in Dental Practice to Reduce Anxiety and Dental Phobia

Hypnosis in Dentistry is a lesser known concept to the General Dentists, but there has been positive feedback from patients and Dentists who have implemented Hypnosis in their Dental practice. Hypnosis in Dentistry is termed as “Hypnodontia” and it is used to relieve the patients of their Fear and Anxiety in general and also make [&hellip

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