White Spot Lesions: A New Topographic Classification

White Spot Lesions (Part I): A New Topographic Classification (WSTC)Dr. Fadwa Chtioui - DDS and Postgraduate Student, Department of restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, University Hospital of Sahloul, Sousse - Tunisia (
Dr. Omar Marouane - Assistant Doctor, Department of restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, University Hospital of Sahloul, Sousse - Tunisia
Dr. Nabiha Douki - Head of the department of Odontology, Professor in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, University Hospital of Sahloul, Sousse - Tunisia

Dental News December Issue 2017

Keywords Cosmetic dentistry, Demineralization, Esthetic dentistry, Minimally invasive dentistry, Restorative dentistry, Enamel
Enamel demineralization is frequently encountered in dental practice. Histologically, hypomineralization is the common feature and several etiologies stand behind their clinical appearance.
Recently, resin infiltration technique was introduced to mask these enamel lesions.
The principle of co…

Recommendations for mechanically reducing plaque

Recommendations for mechanically reducing plaque A panel of MEA academic dentists gathered for a two-day scientific consensus to discuss recommendations for mechanically reducing plaque and maintaining the best possible oral health.
The consensus led by Prof. Crawford Bain (Program Director Periodontology at Hamdan Bin Mohammad College of Dental Medicine) and Dr. Arwa Al-Sayed (Director of the Saudi Board in Periodontics and Chairman of the Saudi fellowship program in Implant Dentistry) was organized as a first of its kind during a two day consensus based on the Delphi methodology. With a focus on tooth brushing habits and oral care.
Over the two days, the initial consensus was as follows:
Evidence suggests that oscillating-rotating powerbrushes are more effective in the short & long term compared to manual brushes. According to present data, over the short & long term, power brushes are better at maintaining oral health. Evidence suggests that oscillating-rotating powerbrushe…

Natural Remedies for Angular Cheilitis

By Lucy Wyndham
Angular Cheilitis causes the corners of the mouth to become cracked and dry. This in turn can cause bleeding and blisters and the skin may feel scaly and itchy. You may also find that you have an unpleasant taste in your mouth. This guide will help you understand the causes of this condition and the best ways to cope with it.
Improving your diet will help Angular Cheilitis can sometimes be caused by a deficiency in minerals, in particular zinc, iron and Vitamin B2. Improve your iron by eating vegetables such as spinach, soy beans, leafy green vegetables and lentils. Lamb and beef are also rich in iron. Green beans, asparagus and Brussel sprouts are rich in zinc. Foods rich in Vitamin B2 include cheese, beef and lamb and oily fish such as tuna or mackerel. If you have difficulty including these foods into your diet, you may wish to take a supplement. Angular Cheilitis caused by infection When saliva builds up in the corners of your mouth it can cause the skin to crack. I…

Major Aspects of Infection Control in Dental Environment

DENTAL NEWS, Volume VII, Number II, 2000 Major Aspects of Infection Control in Dental Environment By Dr. Abdelhamied Yousef Saad, BDS, HDD, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Endodontic Division, College of Dentistry, King Saud University. Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Abstract The purpose of this work was to provide policies and procedures to minimize the potential for infection and cross infection from patient to dental staff and vice versa. Based on a thorough review of dental literature, the guidelines include evaluation of patient medical and dental histories, personal protection, equipment asepsis, instrument sterilization, surface disinfection, and using aseptic technique. This review indicated that strict adherence to the contamination control guidelines could reduce transmission of infectious diseases in dental environment. Introduction Infection, in general, may originate in the oral cavity. It may become localized or extend diffusely to differen…

A Novel Approach for Treating Fissure Caries

DENTAL NEWS, Volume VII, Number 1, 2000 A Novel Approach for Treating Fissure Caries
By Daniel W. Boston, DMD - Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Temple University School of Dentistry, Former Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program.
ABSTRACT The impact of hidden caries and currently-available diagnostic methods on treatment approaches for fissure caries is significant, and provides an opportunity for a novel and conservative approach for treating these lesions. The problems of hidden caries and current diagnostic methods are considered in light of previous and proposed treatment solutions. A new system, the Fissurotomy™ System, is presented and the application of the system to treatment of fissure caries is explained. INTRODUCTION Diagnosis and treatment of fissure caries is one of the most frequently-performed activities for most general dentists. Our objective is not only to prevent and control dental caries as an infectious d…