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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
All-On-4 after 5 Years

A group of dental researcher from Italy conducted a clinical study with 5-year follow up to evaluate the use of prefabricated bar for All-on-4, immediate-loading implants in edentulous patients. Prior to surgery by 1 hour, the patients received 2 g amoxicillin; then they were prescribed 1 g twice daily for 1 week after surgery. In …

Future Dental Education: Technology

Education is one of the fields that greatly profited from technology, in teaching and learning sides, and using technology in dental education allowed for innovative teaching methods and more student engagement. The digital native students have the necessary skills to interact with advanced technologies used in the modern educational process. Using technology in dental schools …

Hossam Hamza Apr 15, 2018 Dental Education
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
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