Steps to obtain proper Retention form in Cavity Preparation

RETENTION FORM: Retention form is that form of cavity that best permits the restoration to resist displacement through tipping or lifting forces, especially masticatory loading. PRINCIPAL MEANS OF GAINING RETENTION: Inverted truncated cones or undercuts. Dovetail. Elastic deformation of dentin e.g. gold foil. Friction – which depends on surface area, opposing walls ...Read More

Outline Form in cavity preparation

OUTLINE FORM: G .V. Black has described the outline form as being “the form of the area of the tooth surface to be included within the outline or enamel margins of the finished cavity”. It is the placement of cavity margins in the positions they will occupy in the final preparation, except ...Read More

Cavity Preparation in Dentistry

Definition: The orderly operating procedure required to remove diseased tissue and establish in a tooth the biomechanically acceptable form necessary to receive and retain a restoration. (Boucher’s Clinical Dental Terminology): An operation in which carious material is removed from teeth and biomechanically correct forms are established in the teeth to receive and retain ...Read More

FDI & Wrigley Photographic Award 2009

The FDI and Wrigley have come together for a noble cause where Wrigley have come forward to donate $25 to $25,000 for the FDI’s World Dental Development Fund (WDDF), which supports oral health education and projects worldwide. The Wrigleys WHOP – Wrigleys Oral health Program wants your help to do it, in which ...Read More


Leukaemia also known as Blood Cancer is charecterized by abnormal increase in the number of Leucocytes which are also known as the White blood cells, due to the increased proliferaton of these cells. Classification of Leukaemia: Acute Chronic The Acute and Chronic are further Classified as Acute: Lymphoid (Lymphoblastic) Myeloid (Myelogenous) Chronic: ...Read More


Anemia is defined as the condition in which the level of Red Blood Cells (RBC)  or the Haemoglobing levels are below their normal values, sometimes it also includes the decrease in the ability of the RBS to carry Oxygen due to Deformity in shape (Sickle Cell Anemia) or due to decrease in ...Read More

Dental Instruments

Dental Instruments are the Tools used by the Dental Professionals to perform Dental Treatment, these instruments / Tools are used in performing many dental procedures like: Examination Manipulation Restoration Extraction Prevention (Steralization instruments) The 9 Different branches of Dentistry which are being studied have all a different set of instruments which some ...Read More

Is AIDS Finally Conquered | Is AIDS Cure on the Way

AIDS the most dreaded disease in the world without any cure is being studied extensively all around the world as due to AIDS there are many diseases which are surfacing due to the decrease in immunity such as Tuberculosis, which was brought under control and thanks to AIDS it is again becoming ...Read More

H1N1 FLU (Swine Flu) Precautions For Dental professionals

Swine Flu which is invading the world like an epidemic has become a great problem for the medical as well as the dental professionals who are in constant contact with many different kinds of patients with variety of conditions. First lets know what H1N1/ Swine Flu is: What is H1N1 Flu? H1N1 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

Treatment Plan For Complete Denture

After having the complete case history and diagnosis of the patient, dentist should create an idea in his mind how to follow or how to procedure for the further steps and the adjunctive cares to undergo before the commencement of the treatment ADJUNCTIVE CARE : Elimination of infection Elimination of pathology Preprosthetic ...Read More


Keratoacanthoma is a self limiting, epithelial prolieration with a strong clinical and histopathologic similarity to well differentiated squamous carcinoma. Some consider it as a  Cutaneous lesion presumably arise from the infundibulum of hair follicles. Intra Oral lesions are rare but have been seen. It is a common low grade malignancy that origanates ...Read More

Classification of Dental Articulators

An articulator is a mechanical device which represents the temporo mandibular joint and jaw members to which maxillary and mandibular casts may be attached to stimulate jaw movements Classification of Dental Articulators: 1. Based on theories of occlusion Bon-will theory articulator Conical theory articulator Spherical theory articulator 2. Based on type of record used ...Read More