Published On: January 26, 2018

Natural Head Position and Its Significance

Sujesh M*
Natural Head Position (NHP) has been defined by Broca as ‘when man is standing and his visual axis ishorizontal, he is in the natural position’ (as cited in Solow and Talgren in 1971) [1]. NHP was subsequently introduced into Orthodontics by Downs [2] in 1956 and Moorrees [3] in 1958. Each individual tends to orient his or her head in space so that it returns to a reproducible position when he or she looks...

Mini Review
Published On: January 26, 2018

Psychotherapies for Dental Issues

Fujisaki C1* and Yamazaki A2
Although limited attention has been given by dentists to the efficacy of psychotherapy for dental treatment, some psychotherapies are known to be supportive for it. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is commonly used to treat depression, but also effective for dental phobia and temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Exposure with relaxation is also useful for dental fear. Mindfulness is new treatment originally...

Published On: January 26, 2018

Treatment of Gingival Recessions

EL Kholti W* and Kissa J
Gingival recession is an oral exposure of the root surface due to an apical displacement of the gingival margin below the cemento-enamel junction [1,2]. It is a process which involves both gingival margin and the underlying bone. Thus bone dehiscence should be present for gingival recession to occur. These deficiencies in alveolar bone may be anatomical, pathological, traumatic or iatrogenic [3]....

Research Article
Published On: January 26, 2018

Pathologic Tooth Migration of Anterior Teeth in Patients with Aggressive Periodontitis

Chemlali S1, EL Kholti W1*, Zahni S2 and Kissa J1
Introduction: Pathologic tooth migration (PTM) is commonly associated with aggressive periodontitis and is often the motivation for patients to seek periodontal therapy. The aim of this cross-sectional epidemiological study was to determine the prevalence of PTM among patients with aggressive periodontitis and to assess the correlation and degree of association between PTM...

Research Article
Published On: February 12, 2018

Endodontic Herpesviruses: Prevalence, Pathogenicity and Systemic Risk

Sabeti M1* and Vahdati SA2
Viruses are the simplest and smallest microorganisms that can infect humans. They consist of either DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein coat termed a capsid. The most commonly known viruses within the oral cavity are Herpesviruses, being the most important DNA viruses that cause oral disease in humans. The hallmark of herpesvirus infections is immune impairment....

Research Article
Published On: February 23, 2018

A Literature Study on a Smoking Cessation Support by Nurse at Medical Institution

Kudo S1*, Yamasaki A and Takai I
This study, it aims to clarify actual conditions and issues of a smoking cessation support by nurse at medical institution on the basis of the preceding thesis discussing a role of nurse involved in a smoking cessation support. The study utilized the Journal of Japan Medical Abstracts Society (Webversion) as database and targeted the papers published in 2006-2016...

Published On: February 27, 2018

Laser Biostimulation: Healing Through Light

Kirti Chawla*
“If all the information required to control the body’s biochemical processes is in the light that the body emits, and if disturbances in that light disrupt biochemical processes and cause disease — as Popp claimed — then it must be possible to ‘examine’ the light and remove the disease. Then you return the ‘repaired’ light to the body. If it works, it will have enormous consequences for everything.”...

Case Report
Published On: March 19, 2018

Drug Induced Gingival Overgrowth – Report of 2 Cases

Sumra N and Kulshrestha R*
Gingival overgrowth is a common side effect observed in patients taking anticonvulsants, calcium channel blockers and immuno-suppressants. The overgrowth associated poses both an aesthetic problem as well as hinders routine oral hygiene procedures increasing plaque retention and subsequent superimposed inflammatory enlargement....

Review Article
Published On: April 17, 2018

Caries Detection with DIAGNOCam: A Review

Eliasz W*, Raczkowski M and Surdacka A
This article describes the diagnostic capabilities of DIAGNOCam, which uses infrared radiation for dental transillumination. The principle of operation and construction of the device has been described, as well as the application of this method in the detection of caries...