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Mental Nerve Block

Mental nerve block anesthesia has proven safe and successful modality to anesthetize the soft tissues of the ipsilateral chin and lower lip. It is given through the mental foramen of the mandible with easily distinguishable landmarks to act on the mental and incisive nerves. Mental nerve block can be accompanied with inferior alveolar nerve block …

Hossam Hamza Mar 04, 2018 Dental Education
Dental Erosion Requires Attention

Erosion is one of non-carious lesions that can be overlooked in clinical practice; however, early detection of erosion can improve the outcome of treating dental erosion and avoid future complex procedures. The most characteristic feature of dental erosion is the glazed enamel surfaces where the underlying yellowish dentin can be visible. The loss of tooth …

Hossam Hamza Mar 04, 2018 Dental Education
Multidisciplinary Management of Bruxism

Bruxism affects the masticatory muscles and occlusion as tremendous forces transmit to teeth and surrounding tissues that may lead to teeth wear, hypersensitivity and even looseness. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as well as the stomatognathic system is also affected by this habit leading to temporal headache and sleep apnea. The soft tissues exhibit indentation of …

Hossam Hamza Mar 04, 2018 Dental Education
Vibrational Method for Detecting TMD

Tempromandibular dysfunction (TMD) syndrome has become more apparent during and after orthodontic treatment, and more patients attend dental practices suffering from this painful condition. Since it is difficult to know whether TMD pain is completely attributed it to orthodontic therapy or to other subclinical disorders, it is essential to do systematic screening of the tempromandibular …

Hossam Hamza Mar 01, 2018 Dental Education
Ouch It is Crown Fracture

Crown fracture is one of the most common traumas in dentistry with higher incidence rate in upper anterior teeth (nearly 95%). It results in a psychogenic trauma and needs timely management to restore the appearance and function. Crown fractures could have severe forms that require complete removal of the subject tooth and replacement with implants …

Hossam Hamza Mar 01, 2018 Dental Education
Celebrating 500 Cases with Rubber Dam

Casemasters has reached 500 restorative cases completed with the aid of rubber dam isolation. Rubber dam has proven useful in a number of dental procedures; however, its worldwide usage is not as common as it worth. Dental schools setup guidelines to uniformly apply rubber dam usage among dental students and as a standard of care …

Hossam Hamza Feb 26, 2018 Dental Education