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Landmarking of Cephalograms

Landmarking of Cephalograms     Orthodontists have defined a certain number of characteristic points, or  landmarks, on the x-ray images of the human skull which are used to study  growth or as an diagnostic aid.  This work presents the first step towards the automatic extraction of these points.  They are defined with respect to  particular lines, […]

December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Common Endodontic Mishaps

Common Endodontic Mishaps Endodontic mishaps or procedural accidents are those unfortunate accidents that happen during treatment, some owing to inattention to detail, others being totally unpredictable. A list of the most common mishaps. Access related Treating the wrong tooth Missed canals Damage to existing restoration Access cavity perforations Crown fractures Instrument related Ledge formation Cervical […]

November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Midline Diastema

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November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Chemists Discover Most Naturally Variable Protein in Dental Plaque Bacterium

Chemists Discover Most Naturally Variable Protein in Dental Plaque Bacterium Two UC San Diego chemists have discovered the most naturally variable protein known to date in a bacterium that is a key player in the formation of dental plaque. The chemists, who announced their discovery in this week’s early online edition of the journal Proceedings […]

November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More

First Large-Scale Study of Pain Reveals Risk Factors

First Large-Scale Study of Pain Reveals Risk Factors Millions of Americans are affected by painful jaw problems known as TMD, temporomandibular disorders, but predicting who is at risk has been extremely difficult. Now, for the first time, researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine are publishing a comprehensive set of clinical characteristics […]

November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Healthy Mouth Bacteria Provide Ideal Conditions for Gum Disease

Healthy Mouth Bacteria Provide Ideal Conditions for Gum Disease Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has found. The unexpected finding could pave the way […]

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Teeth Crowded in Seniors, as Jaws Shrink

Teeth Crowded in Seniors, as Jaws Shrink The size of our jaws decreases with age. This is shown in a unique study from the Faculty of Dentistry at Malmö University that followed a cohort of dentists throughout their adult lives. The unique study started in 1949. Plaster molds were made of the jaws of dental […]

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Filling Without Drilling: Pain-Free Way of Tackling Dental Decay

Filling Without Drilling: Pain-Free Way of Tackling Dental Decay Researchers at the University of Leeds have discovered a pain-free way of tackling dental decay that reverses the damage of acid attack and re-builds teeth as new . The pioneering treatment promises to transform the approach to filling teeth forever. Tooth decay begins when acid produced […]

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tooth movement an alternative to bone transplants

Tooth movement an alternative to bone transplants Although replacing lost teeth often involves artificially building up the jaw, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are now showcasing a new method whereby teeth are instead moved into the toothless area using a brace, giving patients the chance of having more teeth. […]

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Premature Children Have Smaller Teeth, Research Suggests

Premature Children Have Smaller Teeth, Research Suggests The size of teeth in premature children is smaller than that of children who were full-term according to a study by the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University in Sweden. Our knowledge about premature children, and their physical and mental development as they grow up, is constantly growing. […]

November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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