Articles in Press

January 2018

Volume 1 Issue 1


Systematic Review

Antibacterial Action of Silver Nanoparticles against Streptococcus mutans when Incorporated in Dental Restorative Materials and Oral Hygiene Aids

Anusha. R*,.B.D.S , Kiran Iyer. V, Madan kumar Parangimalar Diwakar ,.M.D.S

Silver particles have a long proven history of proven antibacterial activity against a wide variety of organisms. With the introduction of nanotechnology in the dental field silver nanoparticles have been tested for their antibacterial action against the oral microflora. The aim of this systematic review was set to assess all the research papers that evaluated the antibacterial action of silver nanoparticles against the cariogenic Streptococcus mutans in the oral cavity when they are incorporated in the dental restorative materials or oral hygiene aids.

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Original Article

Effectiveness of Dental Health Education Delivered by Dentist and Peer-Led on the Oral Health Status of a Transgender Population in Chennai City, India -
An Interventional Study

Vethakkan Bijivin Raj*, PD Madan Kumar, Kiran Iyer

In general, the attitude towards Transgender people in Indian society is discriminatory and biased. This negative attitude is reflected in their poor awareness and access towards general and oral health facilities. An improved accessibility to dental services is necessary to ensure improvements in their optimum dental health. This study was aimed to assess the effectiveness of a health education delivered by a dentist compared to the peer-led, in the improvement on oral health status among a transgender population in Chennai city.

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Review Article

Oral Health and Dental Evaluation before Cardiac and Major Vascular Surgery: A Review article

George Silvay*, M.D., Ph.D. Maryna Khromava, B.S. Andrew Goldberg, M.D. Menachem Weiner, M.D

The link between poor dental hygiene and the risk of infective endocarditis as well as other systemic infections has been published; however, a dental clearance before major surgery is not a routine practice in present time. The present communication summarizes the current view on the risks and benefits of optimization of dental health before high-risk surgeries. We highlight the significance of dental examination before a major surgery and suppose that an issue of dental clearance before major surgery may benefit patients and decrease serious postoperative complications.

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Research Article

Reconstruction of Mandibular Defects using Vascularized Fibula Grafts and
Dental Implants

Khachatryan Grigor1* , MD,PhD, Hovhannisyan Armen2 MD,PhD, Khachatryan Levon DDS,
Hakobyan Gagik1 DMSc, PhD

The treatment of jaw bone defects that result from traumatic or resective loss, is one of the most actual problems in reconstructive maxillofacialsurgery. The mandibular resection resulting from treatment of malignant tumors, aggressive odontogenic tumors, or traumacan cause extensive composite defects including bone, oral lining mucosa, muscles, and teeth, with a significant decrease in the patientquality of life.These defects often compromise the mastication, deglutition, speech,and facial aesthetics[1].

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