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Direct Replacement of Anterior Tooth with Fiber-Reinforced Composite and Natural Tooth Pontic: A Case Report

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Dental News Volume XXII, Number I, March, 2015

by Dr. Mayada Jemâa, Pr. Bassem Khattech (Military Principal Hospital of Instruction, Tunis, Tunisia), Dr. Nouha Mghirbi, Pr. Hayet Hajjami, Pr. Sonia Zouiten, Pr. Abdellatif Boughzala (Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia)




Abstract
The fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) bridges can be an excellent alternative to conventional prosthetic techniques since it is a conservative, fast and cost effective treatment method.
Properties of FRC, such as strength, desirable esthetic characteristics, ease of use, adaptability of various shapes, and potential for direct bonding to tooth structure make it suitable for various applications (Hyeon Kim et al, 2014) The anterior permanent extracted tooth can be directly bonded to the adjacent teeth with the FRC. 8
This non invasive provisional method leads to exact repositioning of the coronal part of the anterior extracted tooth in its original intraoral three-dimensional position. 8 The purpose of this article …

VARIATIONS OF PERIOTEST VALUES AT DIFFERENT PROSTHETIC IMPLANT STAGES: A PILOT STUDY

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Dental News Volume XXII, Number I, March, 2015

by Dr. Elias Smaira, Dr. Mireille Rahi, Dr. Najib Abou Hamra, Dr. Danielle El Hakim




Abstract
Periotest values seem to differ between the gingiva former, abutment placement and after single crown cementation on implants.
Materials and Methods 28 patients were selected and measurements were taken on 42 implants at the gingiva former level, abutment level and after single crown cementation. Mean values of all stages were then calculated and compared.
Results An increased mean value of 2.7 was noted between the gingiva former and single crown final stages.
Conclusion Positif Periotest values on implant single crown might be considered normal when the healing abutment measurements range between -3 and 0.


Introduction
To evaluate  the degree of osseointegration, various methods have been proposed: histology and histophotometry,1 removable torque analysis,2 pull and push through tests3 and x-ray examination.4 However, due to problems of invasiveness and in…

First Experience of MDSc. Dental Students in Aesthetic Dentistry

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Dental News Volume XXI, Number IV, December 2014

By MDSc students A. Abu-Laban, A. Al-Daqaq, L. Alwes, A. Shahin, M. Barakat, R. Al-Khatatbeh, I. Obeidat, and Pr. Ahed Al-Wahadni.



Introduction

Prosthodontic dentistry deals with the science and art of restoring teeth, both functionally and esthetically. Here are some cases carried out by the prosthtodontics postgraduate students at the school of dentistry in the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), under the supervision of professor Ahed Al Wahadni.  The aim of this article was to share the first experience in specialized clinical dentistry. All presented cases were the first ever cases at its kind for the designated students. Students performed the treatment and wrote the case presentation by themselves.


Case 1: Porcelain Laminate Veneers (Ahmad Abu-Laban)
A 24 year old non-smoker male presented to the postgraduate clinics atDepartment of Prosthodontics at  JUST,  complaining of stained long anterior teeth, which he had vene…