Dentinogenesis imperfecta is a hereditary defect of dentin that involves both the primary as well as the permanent dentition. The disease occurs in several forms and the three most common among them are: Type I dentinogenesis imperfecta, Type II dentinogenesis imperfecta, and Type III dentinogenesis imperfecta. The type I Dentinogenesis… Continue Reading Dentinogenesis imperfecta

Amelogenesis imperfecta is a hereditary defect of tooth and is not associated with any other generalized defects. Since it is absolutely an ectodermal disorder, the mesodermal structures of the tooth like; dentin and pulp, etc. are always normal in this disease. Generally amelogenesis imperfecta is of three types: Hypoplastic type… Continue Reading Amelogenesis imperfecta

During the process of enamel formation, the ameloblast cells are susceptible to many external factors, the effects of which are reflected on the erupted tooth surface in the later life. Quantitatively defective enamel having normal thickness is called Enamel hypoplasia, while qualitatively defective enamel having normal thickness is known as… Continue Reading Enamel hypoplasia

Today a patient wanted a complete new denture for herself as her present removable partial denture was causing her pain. She had few teeth approximately six teeth in her right lower arch and few root stumps on the other side of the mandibular arch. She is sixty years old and… Continue Reading Dental Case Study-1: Post extraction bleeding

Dental health care workers (DHCWs) can provide important diagnostic, treatment, and referral services for patients with AIDS and at risk for AIDS. They also have a responsibility to protect all patients in their practices, and themselves, from infectious disease transmission through the use of infection control. However, as health care… Continue Reading How can a Dental health care worker help HIV patients.