Volume 1 Issue 1 | October 01, 2018
SAODS - A Journal for Dentists to Increase Visibility of their Research
Asaad Javaid Mirza.
Dentistry is a profession established on a strong scientific
foundation. To progress and stay viable, creation of new
knowledge is mandatory which must be made essential constituent
of dental practice and education. The fundamental contrivance
used to create new knowledge is research. Research
is a creative work undertaken on a methodical basis in order
to augment the existing knowledge and the use of this fresh
knowledge to invent new applications. Research prevents the
professionals from sleeping on their past achievements and
glories and protects them from syncing into the depth of mediocrity.
Volume 1 Issue 1 | October 11, 2018
Effect of Surface Treatment and Artificial Aging on Microtensile Bond Strength of Zirconia to Resin Cement
Ahmed M Hamdy and Abou Bakr Hossam Hashem.
Statement of Problem: Reliable bond to zirconia based materials has proven to be difficult, which is the major limitation against
luting zirconia restorations.
Purpose: This in vitro study compared effect of selective infiltration etching (SIE) and tribochemical silica sandblasting (TSS) on
microtensile bond strength to zirconia based material before and after different artificial aging intervals.
Materials and Methods: Twenty Lava plus high translucency zirconia disks (3M, ESPE) were randomly divided into two study
groups, according to their surface treatment: (a) selective infiltration etching (SIE) and (b) tribochemical silica sandblasting (TSS).
Zirconia disks were bonded to composite resin specimens using Panavia F2.0 resin cement. Zirconia resin bond strength was evaluated
using the microtensile bond strength test (MTBS) and the test was repeated before and after the following intervals of accelerated
artificial aging; 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks and 4 weeks of water storage (37°C). A repeated measures ANOVA and Bonferroni
post-hoc tests were used to analyze the data.
Results: The interaction between surface treatments and storage times were statistically significant. Data analysis revealed significant
differences between the two surface treatments (P < 0.05). Selective infiltration etched specimens demonstrated relatively
higher MTBS values than TSS (48.5 and 24.8 MPa). SEM examination of broken microbars revealed more interfacial failure type for
TSS than SIE specimens that showed a predominantly cohesive failure type.
Conclusions: Selective infiltration etching provided superior micro-tensile bond strength results compared to tribo-chemical silica
sandblasting. Established bond strength by selective infiltration etching was not affected by artificial aging as tribo-chemical silica
Volume 1 Issue 1 | October 12, 2018
A Case-Control Study to Investigate an Association between Lung Cancer
Patients and Periodontal Disease
Nikolaos Andreas Chrysanthakopoulos.
Aim: The aim of the current case-control study was to ascertain if individuals suffering from lung cancer show any difference s in
periodontal disease severity compared to non-cancer individuals.
Methods: 172 individuals with lung cancer and 318 matching controls were selected. The measurements used to diagnose periodontal
disease included Probing Pocket Depth (PPD), Clinical Attachment Loss (CAL) and Bleeding on Probing (POB). The control group
was selected from the same city population with patients and their selection was based on patients’ social environment. Chi-square
test and multiple logistic regression analysis model were used to evaluate the data.
Results: Patients with lung cancer showed a significantly high number of periodontal manifestations compared with controls. Lung
cancer patients, had worst periodontal indices among all the indices examined such as PPD (p = 0.000), CAL (p = 0.028) and BOP (p
= 0.010) after adjustment for smoking and socio-economic status.
Conclusions: Smoking and periodontal disease indices examined were found statistically significant with difference between cancer
and non-lung cancer patients.
Volume 1 Issue 1 | October 16, 2018
Tooth Extractions and Removable Denture as Triggering Factors for the Development of Bisphosphonate Induced Jaw Osteonecrosis - Case Report and Literature Review
Ivan Hristov Arabadzhiev, Peter Maurer and Eber Luis de Lima Stevao.
Bisphosphonate - Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw - BRONJ is a severe complication in the treatment with bisphosphonate among
patients with removable dentures. Bisphosphonates are pharmaceutics that are more and more frequently implemented in the treat-
ment of various diseases. One of the severe aggravations with this therapy is mandibular and/or maxillary necrosis. Factors trigger
ing its development could be uncomplicated tooth extraction and/or poorly adjusted removable dentures. This paper presents a case
of bisphosphonate-related mandibular osteonecrosis in a 71-year old patient with cancer after intravenous (IV) administration of
zoledronic acid and tooth extractions. The authors present their treatment plan with the schedule of following postoperative controls
for this particular case. Based on the cited references we propose a preventive protocol primarily to be implemented in extraction
Volume 1 Issue 1 | October 17, 2018
Sanative Dentistry: The Roles and Goals of Dentistry; Bringing Sanity Back to Dentistry
Louis Zalman Glick Touyz.
This appraisal outlines an old concept, but with novel insights
into essential emergency dentistry (EmD), and ‘Sanative Dentistry’
(SanD). Elucidated here are also Capitalist Dentistry (CapD), and
separately ‘Socialist Dentistry’ (SocD), which may include sanative,
preventative, curative and essential dentistry, and also socialist,
capitalist, cosmetic, esthetic and elective dentistry. Because princi
ples dictate policy, hopefully this subjective insight, will help clari-
fy understanding, clear up expectations, explain different types of
dentistry, and simplify approaches to ameliorate the situation.
Volume 1 Issue 1 | October 23, 2018
Public Awareness and Magnitude of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
T Sai Prabhath.
I have conducted a survey about the awareness of people towards their oral health.
The sole purpose of this survey is to analyze the percentage of people who are aware about the various types of treatments and
conditions related to oral health.
The survey is followed by analysis and then articles written briefly about the most prevalent problems seen related to oral cavity
and their reflective treatment plan.
This makes it easy for the general population to have an understanding about the treatment options which in turn makes it easier
for all the dentists, as this would help the patient in self-motivation, especially when it comes to the implant therapy or orthognathic
surgery or Root canal therapy etc.
Along with that it also helps us understand the knowledge of the general public about the treatments that a dentist can offer. As we
know that most of the public are not aware of the latest advancements and procedures, from this survey we can evaluate the extent
of their knowledge.