Community Dentistry Archive

Atraumatic restorative Treatment (ART) Technique, Indications, Advantages and Disadvantages

A General dental treatment for restorative procedures requires a lot of equipment involving Electricity in every Dental clinic, but in developing and backward countries some places do not have access to basic amenities like electricity, etc. So Atraumatic Restorative Treatment or ART is a procedure to restore decayed teeth in such places without the use [&hellip

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Crystal Forms in Calculus – Supragingival and Subgingival Calculus

Calculus is composed of 70-80 % of Inorganic component which is mainly Crystalline in Structure. The four main crystal forms and their percentages are as follows: Hydroxyapatite: 58% Magnesium Whitlockite: 21% Octacalcium Phosphate: 12% Brushite: 9% Generally, 2 or more crystal forms are typically in a sample of calculus. Hydroxyapatite and Octacalcium Phosphate are detected [&hellip

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Chemical Plaque Control Agents

The Plaque control agents which are divided basically into Mechanical and Chemical Agents. The Chemical agents which act on the Plaque ultrastructurally and prevent the formation of Plaque are usefull in Prevention than in a cure. Classification of Chemical Plaque Control Agents: First Generation Anti Plaque Agents: These are capable of reducing plaque upto 20-50 [&hellip

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Plaque Control

Plaque control is the most essential Step towards maintaining a proper and a healthy Oral Environment. What is Dental Plaque: It is a highly specific variable structural entity formed by sequential colonization of microorganisms on the tooth surface, epithelium and Restorations. The natural physiologic forces that clean the oral cavity are in-efficient in removing Dental [&hellip

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Dental Council Of India (DCI)

The Dental Council of India an Indian organization which regulates the Dental Education and the profession of Dentistry throughout India in an organized and a functional way. Dental Council of India is a Statutory Body incorporated under an Act of Parliament viz. The Dentists Act, 1948  to regulate the Dental Education and the profession of Dentistry [&hellip

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Indian Dental Association (IDA)

Indain Dental Association which is, a premier professional association of dentists in India. which looks after upholding the interests of Dental Profession. The Indian Dental Association was founded in the Year 1949. It came into existence after the Dentists Act 1948 was declared in the Indian Parliament. Before this Act was declared it was known [&hellip

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Definitions to be known in Community Dentistry

Community Dentistry which is an important subject to be learnt by a dental student in his 3rd year has been feared by all the students. Community dentistry is all about knowing the Definitions right, and it is very important to know all the definitions in it as the way they were given and no changes [&hellip

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What is Community Dentistry

Community Dentistry is a branch of Dentistry which deals with preventing disease, prolonging life & promoting physical & mental efficiency through organized community efforts for the sanitation of the environment, the control of communicable infections, the education of individual in personal hygiene, the organization of medical & nursing services for the early diagnosis & preventive [&hellip

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Health

As we know that Community Dentistry forms the basis of Dental Health services and it helps in giving awareness to the people about health and how to prevent diseases. So we can see that Health is the main priority in human life, according to a common man Health is ” Being free from disease or [&hellip

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