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Digital Fabrication of Complete Dentures

CAD/CAM technology is currently used for fabricating wax-up trial dentures or full digitally manufactured complete dentures. Both digital fabrication methods were reproducible, but the accuracy is still inferior to the manual method. The digital workflow for fabricating complete dentures starts with teeth placement and alignment on the software followed by milling the wax trial bases …

Hossam Hamza Mar 25, 2018 Dental Education
Future Application of PEEK as Dental Implants

PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is a semi-crystalline linear polycyclic thermoplastic material which is considered as a strong biomaterial. It can be applied in dental implants as implant superstructure, abutment or body. There is current research on reinforcing PEEK material by additives and surface modifications. PEEK is a dominant of PAEK (poly-aryl-ether-ketone) polymers that possess high thermal stability …

Hossam Hamza Mar 25, 2018 Dental Education dental implants
Gaseous Ozone for Root Canal Therapy

Gaseous ozone can be used as combined with irrigation solutions (NaOCl or chlorohexidine) to reduce aerobic and anaerobic bacterial colonies in infected root canals. It is suggested as a dental antiseptic agent as it possesses high antimicrobial power with no bacterial resistance against it. There are still limited guidelines about the appropriate application method, time …

Hossam Hamza Mar 21, 2018 Dental Education
Insights on MTA Pulpotomy

Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is a common pulpotomy agent with favorable effect in primary teeth; however, its successfulness in vital pulp therapy depends on case selection and application technique. MTA pulpotomy is believed to preserve the radicular pulp of primary teeth, relieve their pain, avoid welling and retain the tooth till shedding. MTA was discovered …

Hossam Hamza Mar 21, 2018 Dental Education Endodontics
All-Digital Method for Condylar Repositioning

3D-printed models can be used for condyle repositioning to simulate reconstruction and orthognathic surgery in a simple and efficient way. ¬†This is one of several techniques for constructing fully-scaled 3D models of the skull and the jaws from CT scans and MRI. Such 3D-printed models are very helpful for preoperative simulation in case of maxillary/mandibular …

Hossam Hamza Mar 19, 2018 Dental Education
New Paste for Severe Oral Stomatitis

Researchers at Hyogo College of Medicine (Japan) assesses the application of an admixture paste containing dexamethasone, gel for oral care and petrolatum to treat the severe stomatitis that associate head and neck cancer and radiotherapy. The paste works to promote eating, chewing and swallowing which are usually painful and difficult in case of inflamed oral …

Hossam Hamza Mar 05, 2018 Dental Education