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Nanotechnology in dentistry

Nanotechnology in dentistrycan be defined as the science and engineering involved in the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of materials and devices whose smallest functional organization in at least one dimension is on the nanometer scale or one billionth of a meter. For a layman it is a kind of …

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Nanodentistry

Nanodentistry – Dentistry is also facing a major revolution in the wake of this technology having already been targeted with novel nano-materials. New treatment opportunities in nanodentistry may include: (1) Local Anesthesia in Dentistry: One of the most common procedures in dentistry is the injection of local anesthetic, involving long waits …

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Journal of dental research

Journal of dental research – In the late 1980s organ transplant surgeon Joseph P. Vacanti of Harvard medical School and polymer chemist Robert S. Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conceived the idea of placing the cells of an organ or tissue on a prefabricated biodegradable scaffold with the goal …

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Regenerative Dentistry

Regenerative Dentistry – New advances in stem cell biology and tissue engineering are leading to the development of cutting edge approaches to dentistry both in the repair and replacement of teeth. The term ‘Regenerative Dentistry’ has been used by Professor Paul Sharpe of the Dental Institute, King’s College London to describe …

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Causes of tooth discoloration

Discoloration of anterior teeth is a cosmetic problem that often requires corrective measures. Although restorative methods such as crowns and laminates are available, discoloration can often be successfully corrected by bleaching. Bleaching procedures are more conservative than other restorative methods, relatively simple to perform, and less expensive. They can be …

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Walking Bleach

The walking bleach technique should be attempted first in all cases requiring intracoronal bleaching. The walking bleach technique involves the removal of all restorative material from the access cavity, and the pulp horns and other areas potentially containing pulp tissue are properly exposed and clean. The walking bleach paste is …

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Electrosurgery in dentistry

Electrosurgery – Electrosurgery has been used in dentistry for several decades, but the technique is not widely practiced. However in last few years with increased understanding of the technique and principles of electrosurgery, some misunderstandings about the healing of electrosurgical wounds, is able to clear up. CLINICAL RELEVANCE Electrosurgery (ES) -has …

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Nutrition program in India

Although many Nutrition program in India are operational in India for high-risk children, many of them are being integrated with wider-spectrum programs i.e. ICDS. Salient features of some general nutritional programs are discussed here, while those against specific nutritional deficiencies have been discussed in relevant chapters. Applied nutrition program in …

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Complications of PEM

Early (Presenting) Complications of PEM: a) Infections include Common like ARI, Diarrhea, TB, helminthiasis. Severe Gram —ye sepsis, septic shock, DIC and Opportunistic Candidiasis b) Hypothermia c) Metabolic Hypoglycemia Hypocalcaemia Hypomagnesemia d) Fluid & electrolyte imbalance Dehydration Hypokalemia Hypernatremia e) Lactose intolerance f) Severe anemia & other nutrient deficiencies g) …

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What is PEM (Protein energy malnutrition) and its causes

Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) is the commonest health problem in preschool children of developing countries, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Children are more vulnerable to Protein energy malnutrition due to relatively higher caloric and protein requirements for growth and physical activity. Even subclinical under nutrition in this age group …

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