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How Often Dentists Refer TMD Patients to Physical Therapists?

According to survey conducted by researchers at the physical therapy department, Florida International University, a large percentage of dentists was unaware of the benefits of physical therapy in treating tempromandibular disorder (TMD) pain. This survey was successful in increasing the awareness level of the surveyed dentists in Florida toward how important physical therapy is for …

Hossam Hamza Apr 29, 2018 Dental Education Orthodontics
Crown-Root Fracture in Children

When treating a tooth with complicated crown-root fracture, it should be noted that each case has unique challenges and accordingly requires different treatment plan. Dentists currently adopt multidisciplinary approaches for treating fractured teeth, including orthodontics, endodontics and restoratives. Orthodontic extrusion can be used as an alternative to other removal appliances, provided that the tooth demonstrates …

Hossam Hamza Mar 29, 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
Adapting Gingival Grafting Surgeries

Osteo-integration of dental implants is not the only factor for successful implant procedure. Maintaining soft-tissue profile and interdental papillae are also responsible for establishing stable, esthetic results of implants; and failure to restore soft tissues around the implant(s) contributes to functional, esthetic and even phonetic complications in addition to hygienic challenges and future recession. Maintaining …

Hossam Hamza Jan 22, 2018 Dental Education Periodontal Surgery
Nanotechnology in Dentistry: Orthodontics

The orthodontic applications of nanotechnology are numerous. Nanotechnology can assist in manufacturing orthodontic wires, brackets, orthodontic aligners and mini-/microimplants. Orthodontic wires coated with nanoparticles exhibited well-controlled tooth movements and better anchorage, with less frictional forces, less root resorption and less bone/periodontal damage. Orthodontic nanorobots and nanoindented orthodontic wires both contributed directly to healthy periodontal tissues, …

Hossam Hamza Jan 15, 2018 Dental Education Orthodontics
3D-Printed Orthodontic Aligners

Getting teeth straight and enhancing smile with minimal intervention and pain is the trend of cosmetic dentistry, namely, orthodontics. Orthodontic aligners’ industry has evolved, thanks to the advances of 3D printing technology and CAD/CAM dentistry. Yet, it is difficult for many dental clinics to establish an office-based aligners’ manufacturing as in the case of dental …

Hossam Hamza Jan 03, 2018 Orthodontics